June 18, 2022

Prospect Park Brooklyn Engagement Photo Session

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When we first entered the Park, we saw this great little bridge with a perfect pocket of light.
Prospect Park Brooklyn Engagement Photo Session
This is a pull back of the bridge–I can see this as a large wall portrait.

I can’t claim that phrase as my own–Deb at Toga Heritage came up with that as a tag line for her shop.  But I kept thinking about that as I photographed last weekend’s Prospect Park Brooklyn Engagement Photo Session.  Abbi and Jessie live a couple blocks from the Park, they spend a lot of time there, and they love their Brooklyn neighborhood.

Location Change to Prospect Park

We had originally planned on photographing the Engagement Session at Coney Island.  But as is often the case, sometimes the best laid plans go awry.  When we all got there, there was no parking and it was like Crazy Town there.   So we quickly pivoted and went to Prospect Park.  It was a completely different vibe–but in the best possible way.

Prospect Park Brooklyn Engagement Photo Session
The back side of the Boathouse.  Love the super cute flirty dress!

Prospect Park Is A Great Venue For Engagement Photos

I loved the variety we were able to get in Prospect Park for this Engagement Photo Session.  The Park was designed and constructed between 1865 and 1895 by Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux–the geniuses who created Central Park.  It is a beautiful green space within a busy urban area with many picturesque vistas for photos.

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It doesn’t even feel like you are in the City, does it?

Because it was relatively late in the day, I knew we had to work quickly.  So we went to the furthest part in the Park–the Boathouse–and worked our way out.  We stopped at a few key spots along the way.  We even had an outfit change–yay!

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Isn’t the 1940s vibe of Abbi’s dress great?

The Iconic Boathouse

I feel like no Prospect Park Brooklyn Engagement Photo Session is complete without a few photos of the iconic Boathouse.

Prospect Park Boathouse Engagement Photos
You would never know that there were other people on the bridge doing photo sessions as well. LOL.
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This was a fun and playful series we did as we were walking back.

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So cute.
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Did I mention there were waterfalls?
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As we were ending the session, we went back a slightly different way. I am glad I brought some supplemental lighting.

Every Engagement Photo Session Deserves a Really Dramatic Image

Prospect Park Brooklyn NY Engagement Photo Session
I love this silhouette.  I thought this was the last photo….
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Then as we were walking back, I saw this restaurant with bistro lights–perfect! Just added a kiss of light from behind.

Thanks Abbi and Jessi for being flexible and great sports about changing location on the fly!

Are you looking for more Engagement Photo inspirations?  Check out this Snowy Day Saratoga State Park Engagement Session.

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Susan Blackburn loves to photograph couples in love in Saratoga and the Tri State Area.


Prospect Park looks like the absolute perfect location for engagement photos! This couple looks like they have a blast together!

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I really loved photographing this Engagement Session–can’t wait to go back to Prospect Park!

What a great location for engagement photos! So much variety! I love all of the iconic backgrounds and this park is a special place for them. ❤️

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They are literally known as the Mayors of the park. LOL. It is their place for sure.

I think Prospect Park was the perfect setting for this engagement photo session. Awesome variety in their images and wonderful memories made!

Prospect Park is a beautiful and definitely a great location for engagement pictures! The boathouse, the arches, and all the pretty green landscape make it a perfect spot for a photo shoot. Gorgeous work, Susan!

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Yes, Prospect Park in Brooklyn is one of those iconic locations that are perfect for so many different types of photography, especially weddings and engagements!