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Arden & Thomas | The Dumbo Photo Spot

November 13, 2023

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A couple kisses for their NYC Engagement Photos

It was a brisk and beautiful February day in NYC for Arden & Thomas’ engagement session. While we were there to celebrate their love, it was important to all of us that we got a clear view of the Brooklyn bridge, at the world-famous Dumbo Photo spot. Though, the way these two were together, anywhere they stood would have been world famous.

Having been referred to us by Tara Skinner Events, I had a good feeling about Arden and Thomas. This Engagement Session proved my feelings correct. They were wonderful.

Traveling to Brooklyn heights early in the morning is definitely the best decision. The dumbo photo spot is one of the more famous locations in Brooklyn. We were there at 9 AM and that was still too late in the day. With crowds rivaling that of Pebble Beach, the Cherry Blossoms, Central park and the Empire State Building, Washington street gets pretty packed.

Waiting your turn to take photos is never ideal, so I fully recommend arriving at the spot around sunrise for NYC engagement photos. At least for me, this would have helped when having to photoshop out the enormous crowds that were there.

Due to the tremendous cold and temperatures falling to roughly twenty-eight degrees, we only had about thirty minutes to shoot before I became a popsicle. We were fortunate enough to have clear skies because I think I’d have frozen solid if it were a rainy day.

Thankfully this incredible spot gifted us with fantastic views of the Manhattan across the bridge. None so spectacular as the Manhattan skyline from the Top of the Rock, but in truth, Manhattan across the water is merely an addition to the great spot. The star of the show is prevalent with Brooklyn Bridge right there.

While as far as famous bridges in NYC go, I’d still have to say Bow Bridge is my favorite. (I love proposal shoots here) Dumbo spot will always remain one of my favorites due to the sheer enormity of it. It’s just magnificent to see and be in the presence of it.

So, if you’re in NYC and looking for things to do outside of York Street, Water Street, Bethesda Terrace or riding the Jane S Carousel, go to Dumbo. With many great restaurants, you can find yourself sitting rooftop at Cecconi’s taking in the beautiful sights.

Just try not to roll your ankle on the cobblestone streets here. I may be guilty of that.

Dumbo Photo Spot
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