Last month, Jess and I had the pleasure of taking portraits of Alynna and Paul. Alynna is a talented film photographer herself, so it was an absolute honor to be asked to capture these two and their love. Since Alynna shoots film, it was a no-brainer that most of their session would also be on film. I shot the majority of these images on 35mm film, and Jess shot Super 8mm. These two live in Brooklyn, so Jess and I took the quick trip down there and met them at the Dumbo waterfront to start.
It was a pretty warm day, but down at the waterfront it was super windy. But these two didn’t let that stop them from being absolute naturals in front of the camera. In fact, it actually kind of worked in our favor because we basically had the whole area to ourselves! Throughout the whole session, we hardly even had to direct Alynna and Paul. It’s clear that they have so much fun being together, and their joy is infectious. From this location, you have the entire Manhattan skyline as a backdrop and it’s incredible.
If you’re tying the knot or want to capture your love on film in Dumbo or any other part of New York – I’m your girl. Contact me here and let’s get planning!
And now without further ado – the photos!
After we were finished at the waterfront, we took a little stroll around Brooklyn. We ended up finding this incredible little alleyway that was really quiet and lined with lovely brownstones. We couldn’t resist stopping there for some photos, as well. It was a little oasis of green in the city because it was next to a park and the lovely plants in people’s backyards were spilling over their fences into the street.
We eventually made our way to one of Alynna and Paul’s favorite local coffee shops where we took a break for some matcha. The seating area outside the cafe was so cute we ended up taking a few photos there too! Paul grew up in Brooklyn and Alynna has lived there since college, and they love going to the different restaurants and coffee shops in their neighborhood.
If you liked these photos, be sure to stay tuned for the second part of their session! And check out the Super 8 film at the bottom of the post!
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