Love is a beautiful journey that deserves to be celebrated and cherished every step of the way. For Madeline and Wes, their love story is intertwined with the enchanting neighborhood of DUMBO in Brooklyn, NY. Because the neighborhood is so meaningful to them, we chose to take their couple’s photos at Brooklyn Bridge Park. If you’re looking to take your engagement photos in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Bridge Park is one of my favorite locations!
I met Madeline in November 2021 in Italy (random, right?) and we instantly hit it off. She’s an insanely talented and very well-accomplished hair and makeup artist based out of New York City. Her work has been featured in Style Me Pretty, Magnolia Rouge (peep my work there), and in several makeup advertisements! And while it was my first time meeting Wes, I felt like I had known him for years. He’s as charming as he is handsome, as kind as he is dapper, and as smart as he is stylish.
It was a mild December morning when Madeline, Wes, and I met up. While there wasn’t the typical chill in the air, Madeline and Wes needed no invitation to cuddle up and draw each other close. Honestly, they made my job too easy because they instinctually made each pose uniquely “them” with their own flavor of intimacy. With gentle artistic direction from yours truly, I was able to focus on making creative compositional choices so their photographs were as remarkable as them.
Their attire, carefully chosen for the occasion, exuded their vibrant personalities and their fashion-forward sophistication while adding a touch of coziness to the photos.
No couple’s or engagement photography session in Brooklyn Bridge Park would be complete without showcasing the breathtaking beauty of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge and the awe-inspiring Manhattan skyline. So of course, I made sure to frame Madeline and Wes with both landmarks in the background of their photos. I mean, they’re some of New York City’s most celebrated symbols…you can’t NOT get them in the background, right? The result, if I do say so myself, was a collection of photographs that radiated grandeur, sophistication, and a sense of timelessness!
Madeline and Wes’s couple’s photography session in Brooklyn Bridge Park encapsulated the essence of their love and the beauty of their surroundings. It was a joy to witness, capture, and freeze this chapter of their love story in time through the chic, emotional, timeless photographs we took.
How do we even start to say thank you for all the work and effort you put into our wedding day?
- Josie and Scott
Lauren played such a meaningful role in our wedding, capturing the day in photos that we'll look back on for the rest of our lives. She kept Scott and me calm and sane - Lauren is a miracle worker! She put in 100% effort and gave us her very best, and that means so much to me. Seeing our photographs makes me so excited and so happy that Lauren was with us on this journey.
Lauren made the process so easy and made us feel so comfortable!
- Amy and Luke
We just wanted to say thank you again so much for your amazing work. You were seriously incredible to work with and we loved the locations you suggested for both our engagement shoot and the spots in Stillwater. We were very worried about getting professional photos done since we had never done it before, but you made the process so easy and made us feel so comfortable. Thank you!
Working with Lauren was easy breezy and FUN! She gave us our most treasured photos ever!
- GRACE AND NICK
There was a chunk of time in our wedding planning when we thought we'd go without a professional photographer to save on cost (terrible idea!) but once we met with Lauren, we knew we'd be in good hands. She checked in often and asked questions that got us thinking about other parts of the wedding that we probably would've missed. Lauren captured exactly who we are as a couple!
Lauren's enthusiasm and passion make the photo-taking process so fun – she made me feel like a star!
- Alisa AND Adam
Lauren and her team are so much fun to work with! She made us feel so comfortable on the day of our wedding, providing both silly and helpful cues to help us relax and be ourselves in our photos. Lauren’s background in dance is super helpful in recognizing simple posture changes that make a big difference, too. Oh, and the photos we got are just stunning!
Lauren was pivotal in making our wedding day perfect!
- Emma AND Erik
My husband and I looked FOR MONTHS to find the perfect photographer and after meeting Lauren we knew was the best fit for us. She made our day so much fun and easy. She found little opportunities to make the perfect photo all with a calm ease that comes from someone who has an artistic eye along with experience in understanding the flow of a wedding.
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- Haley AND Erick
I've been in several weddings and have worked with a multitude of photographers and I never felt as confident as I did with Lauren. I love how professional she is. She helped with the timeline way in advance and we stuck to that timeline the day of. She was also able to professionally and firmly keep unruly family members settled and focused and navigated family drama beautifully!