Dawnie reached out to me for her Williamsburg Brooklyn engagement photos. Being that she and her fiance, Josh, are both fashion designers, Dawnie went ahead and took my advice to share a mood board and a shot list of what she expects from the session. I screenshot the shot list and mood board prior to the session in order to save it as my cell phone background so I don’t forget and continue to be inspired throughout the session.
Although I love when couples do this in advance as it sets expectations and provides inspiration, I do have to warn couples that I cannot copy social media inspiration. The mood board Dawnie sent was filled with moody photo editing style so it gave me a clear idea on what I needed to do so that I can meet her expectations. Two things, I downloaded my favorite moody Lightroom preset and photographed the session in low-exposure settings.
Why the Brooklyn engaged couple decided to take engagement photos in Williamsburg
“Seeing we are getting married in N. Ireland, I want these images around Williamsburg to capture our current lives in NYC. We will probably leave New York in the next couple of years, and I want these pictures to capture the vibe of Williamsburg and include a few spots that are important to us. ” – Dawnie email
The engagement session shot list
“I would also love your help suggesting cool backdrops/spots in the neighborhood that would make great photos. So far I’ve thought of the:
Williamsburg pier with the skyline backdrop
The front of Spike Hill on Bedford Avenue (might be hard to take a clean pic on a Saturday but this is where we drank before our first kiss)
In our apartment with our kitties (Pocket & Noodle)
If we can get into Cafe Mogador and grab a cocktail I’d love a few shots in there (our fav restaurant & where we ate before Josh proposed).
I’d also love a shot taken from a rooftop with us walking down the street – from our rooftop (if you don’t mind heights).”– Dawnie email