Please meet Catherine and Wes, whose Brooklyn Bridge Park and Red Hook engagement photos I am so pleased to present in this week’s blog post. Their photo shoot was a true love letter to Brooklyn that took us from one end of the waterfront to the other. Enjoy the photos!
We started off on the right foot for Catherine and Wes’s engagement shoot by scheduling our session during the week. As opposed to the crowds and chaos you will find during the weekend, we practically had Brooklyn Bridge Park all to ourselves. There were no tourists to obstruct our view of the bridge, thank you! We concentrated our efforts in the park near Pier 2, and this also assured we would not have to fight the crowds.
We split our time evenly between locations, but when it came time to make the trek to Red Hook, a taxi was the only way to go. We arrived at Red Hook just as the sun was setting. Most of our photos were taken along the waterfront by Van Brunt Street. While time was limited, if you are in the area and looking to take photos here I would also recommend walking over to the Pier 44 waterfront park and along the neighborhood streets. Red Hook is one of the last areas in the city that retains an old school New York feel. With the popularity of Ikea and the huge growth spurt of Brooklyn real estate in general, I expect that old school aura to disappear fast, so soak it up while you can.
Want to see what happened after their Brooklyn engagement session? Check out all the images from Catherine and Wes’s lovely Merchant’s House Museum wedding in this link.
Interested in scheduling your own engagement session down by the shore? Drop me a line and let’s talk about setting up a shoot.
If you would like to see more images from my portfolio, such as these Brooklyn Bridge Park and Red Hook engagement photos, then please visit my website — KellyWilliamsPhotographer.com.