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.
“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
“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: