Beth and Louie are a super sweet couple who wanted to celebrate their engagement by doing a couple shoot in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Taking Fall Engagement Photos in Brooklyn
They live in Cobble Hill, so we started the photoshoot there. It is such a cool neighborhood to shoot, especially in the Fall. 19th century brownstones, colorful foliage and Halloween pumpkins gave the perfect background to feature their love.
They had told me that during quarantine, they spent a lot of time on their rooftop in between Zoom calls (who can blame them!). So we thought it would be meaningful to take photos there, too.
Then we headed to the Red Hook waterfront. A totally different feel, more industrial and grungy, with its brick wall warehouses, small delis, and an old abandoned trolley that survived over time. It was different and eccentric.
Red Hook is a neighborhood that has become increasingly popular in recent years. It is a great location for a couple shoot as it offers a mix of old-world charm and urban vibes. With its historic buildings, cobblestone streets, and views of the New York harbor, Red Hook really is a perfect playground for any Brooklyn engagement photographer.
Bringing Props to Your Engagement Session
And when I thought the shoot couldn’t get any cooler, Louie brought his Vespa, and we got some fun shots with it. It was such a badass prop, and unique to Beth and Louie. I love when couples bring personalized items to their shoot to make it even more ‘them’.
We ended our couple shoot by cheering in front of Sunny’s bar, a Brooklyn Red Hook staple, with St. Agrestis Negroni, which is the spirit Louie produces and sells himself. Doesn’t get much better than that 🙂