Although it was an icy, blustery day when I met with Rachel and Joe for their engagement session, it didn’t take long for the sun to shine down on all of us. It was as though they had brought the sunshine with them. No surprise, since Rachel had told me that Joe has a silly side. When he’s not in his distinguished suit, fresh from work, he is the life of the party. And together, they really are like a ray of light.
We started the day at the Brooklyn Bridge Park, with it’s beautiful little pockets of green space, classic park benches and grand, exquisite view of Manhattan: the place where Rachel and Joe fell in love. The view will always remind them of Joe’s romantic proposal, when he asked her to spend forever with him. The twinkling lights of the city and the industrial vibe between the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges reflect the home they created in Williamsburg, where their love continues to grow.
Rachel and Joe truly warmed up Brooklyn Bridge Park that day. They laughed, danced, ran, puddle-jumped, and their joy was contagious. I’m very much looking forward to capturing that joy again this fall when their wedding will undoubtedly sweep up their family and friends as well, making for a perfect day filled with huge grins and so much love.