DUMBO Brooklyn is the perfect backdrop for wedding photos – even in the pouring rain.
Update: After shooting Lotte and Chris’ wedding photos in DUMBO Brooklyn, we’ll be traveling to photograph their celebration with their family in Amsterdam. DUMBO is a fantastic place for wedding photography – there’s no place like it in Brooklyn or New York City or anywhere in the world.
Lotte and Chris’ New York City wedding took place downtown at City Hall. When we arrived in DUMBO for their wedding photos we found an empty promenade where there would normally be tourists and pedestrians. There was rain and all the better. There is beauty in weather. The cobblestone glistens and the streets reflect light back. Everything- even in New York City, becomes calmer… quieter, hushed by the rain drops and the wind. And we had Brooklyn- the whole thing. To ourselves.
We skipped past Jane’s Carousel in DUMBO and opted for the city blocks to shield us from the wind and rain. Along the promenade is Pebble Beach which is deserted in times of weather. An overcast backdrop brings out the colors in Brooklyn’s historic district- the rust and blue of Manhattan Bridge. The classic brownstone tonality of Brooklyn Bridge.
We made our way to Furman Street and the Brooklyn Bridge Lookout to find an empty pier overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Maybe a tourist or two in hooded raingear. Or the lone jogger getting in her midday run. Brooklyn Bridge Park is fantastic in this weather. I am one for places that avoid the wild hustle of the city.
We end here. Happy, our afternoon shoot concluded with hair more than windblown but without a care. Our faces were raw and rosy and yet still full of warmth. But everything still so beautiful.
Weeks later I look back at our rainy afternoon in DUMBO. And I still see carefree and liberating about it all. As we plan for Lotte and Chris’ wedding in Amsterdam I wonder how those streets would treat us. Both Dutch cities of bridges and side streets and gritty corners to duck into and with more stories to tell.
Jose Melgarejo is a wedding photographer in Brooklyn, New York City. He works in the United States and travels worldwide.
If you are looking for wedding photography in DUMBO Brooklyn, contact Jose here.