Park Slope

Penny and Family at Brooklyn Botanic Gardens


Saturday morning I had the pleasure of meeting up with one of my favorite families at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens.  Just over a year ago, I photographed newborn Penny with her awesome parents, Colleen and Andy. Capturing the energy of the family was so refreshing; the three of them are incredibly fun loving and spirited together.


Growing up, Colleen's father use to photograph his family at the local Botanic Gardens every Easter. It was an honor to carry on this tradition for Penny, Andy and Colleen.



Ashley and Brett's Engagement Photos

I've been looking forward to Ashley & Brett's engagement session since they became engaged back in June, on a double date with my boyfriend and I. Having such awesome friends (who are also neighbors!) has been so fulfilling and fun. We all met at the dog park (Daisy and Mason are BFF) early this spring and have quickly become amazing friends. To have been there the night they became engaged, and to have shared in their joy and excitement, truly made me look forward to this shoot. I couldn't be happier with how these photos - which started on our block in South Slope, migrating into Park Slope, and finally hitting Brooklyn Heights just before the sun set - came out.  

We also worked on some secret shots that Brett is using to make a Save-the-Date postcard. Once they send that out to their guests, I'll be sure to post about the final product- I can't wait! I should mention, Brett is an amazing illustrator, so you should check out his work here.


Starting out on their stoop.



Next we climbed to the roof of our friends Alexia & Joe's apartment.



Ashley wanted to get a photo outside the apartment they first shared together (which is still Brett's favorite lunch spot!)

I knew I wanted to photograph them at our neighborhood bar, The Double Windsor. I really love this photo of Ashley!

The Dixon bike shop mural on Union Street was our next stop.


Then we thought we'd stop by Park Slope's weirdest house, the pepto pink brownstone on Garfield Place.


Ever since they first met, Ashley has been telling Brett she wanted engagement photos done at Love Lane in Brooklyn Heights.

Right as the sun was setting, we stopped off at the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, just overlooking the spot on Brooklyn Bridge Park where Brett proposed.