So you want to hold a family photo session in Dumbo. You and the thousands of other families, couples, birthday kids, fashionistas, bloggers, and deep-pocketed commercial producers. It’s popular. That goes unsaid. But Dumbo has so much to offer that’s also off the beaten path. If you’re willing to walk down a completely unpopulated street, you might find some surprises. You know this guy? He’s got a mural in Dumbo now, but it’s not at the waterfront (wink).
These little ladies are pretty much the definition of adorable.
We did something similar in this part of the city years ago. Back then he was a wee one and she was a year from a twinkle. The parents….just as fun….
The turning leaves are late to arrive here in Brooklyn. Comparing with sessions I did at this time last year you’d think November would still be several weeks away. But aside from the obvious signals nature provides, there’s a mood that comes with fall that I love. A coziness, a warmth that is reinforced by sweaters and scarves but is rooted in family hugs and laughter.
We held this session In the morning haze of sun, along the beautiful banks of the Gowanus. Some day this whole area will be turned inside out, redeveloped, cleaned up. Not sure if I'll like it better that way.