Hooray for Alexis and Adam!
When we first met Alexis, we were introduced by a mutual friend who were both artists in the San Diego contemporary dance scene. We had done a few shoots for their performances, and over time, we realized what a cool chick she is! We have shared many a dinner (and many a bottle of wine) over the years, and we were delighted that she and her fiancé, Adam had chosen us to document their wedding! Poor Adam was subjected to a rousing game of “Quelf” (best board game EVER) the first time we met him down here. Quelf is a game of silly rules and performances, and Adam drew a card that forced him to play the entire game with one elbow on the table. Eventually, Adam forgave us for the hazing ritual… Teehee!
Since they both now live in Brooklyn, New York (Williamsburg, to be precise), we were fortunate enough to shoot their engagement session out there! Although it rained most of the time during the scheduled day of the shoot, we found plenty to do, starting off with some shots at their favorite hangout, Floyd. What makes this bar completely epic is the indoor bocce court!
Just a little friendly competition (oh, and *maybe* a little “IN YOUR FACE!!”). Keeps things fun and interesting, doesn’t it?
Adam is clearly displeased with his fiancé’s form for this throw. Hey, whatever works, right?
Beer and Bocce on a rainy day? Count us in! Reeeeeeally wish we had something like Floyd down here.
Once the rain cleared out, we headed over to DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) for some cruising around, chasing the last bit of light (a favorite hobby of ours). Found this empty courtyard in between the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge with century old brick. Yes, please.
Whispering some sweet nothings.
LOVE this old carousel! Sadly, it was closed by the time we got there, and is completely encased in plexiglass. Boo! Still had a lot of fun watching Adam and Alexis playing around with each other.
Never thought I would fall so in love with these famous bridges! Such a romantic spot!
Daytime going into twilight, twinkling lights from the city, couple in love, black and whites… doesn’t get much better than that!
Of course, a New York engagement session would not be complete without a few shots inside Grand Central Station! Since we stopped for some delicious Chinese food in the middle of the session, we didn’t roll into the station until about 11:45 pm. We were hoping for some delicious sunlight streaming through the huge windows, but alas… the sun was completely hidden all day long, so we opted for a less-crowded time of day (though the station was still brimming with activity!).
Thank you so much for being such troopers during your shoot! We had so much fun getting to know your neighborhood (which we ADORE)… you were great tour guides, and we can’t wait to see you again in New York! Next time we are there, it will be a non-stop week of indoor bocce, Barcade, and Noodle Town.
To Alexis and Adam’s friends and family: Have you signed in to his Pictage Event Page yet? You will be notified as soon as the individual images go live and you will receive a gift certificate toward your first print purchase!