brooklyn bridge engagements

David + Megan Beth | DUMBO Proposal

Y'all yesterday was sorta the best.  

I photographed David + Megan Beth's sweet proposal in DUMBO at sunset.  Seriously, I.Love.My.Job. 

A few years ago, Megan Beth + David hired me to shoot a lifestyle session in SoHo of them.  Instantly we connected.  Just being around them the life + light of their love is almost visible.

Well a while ago David emailed me to capture their proposal in DUMBO where they had their first date.  I couldn't say yes fast enough!

Yesterday was the big day.  And to see these two...well it was special.  The tears, laughter, joy, excitement.  All of it.  I didn't want it to end!  Congratulations y'all!!!  There are big + beautiful + abundant things ahead for you!  Enjoy your weekend in the city!

XO,
Kat

David + Colby Vow Renewal | DUMBO Brooklyn Bridge

How little we knew of love then.  So much has happened since then.  We were just a couple of kids madly in love, ready for life’s adventures…-Colby to David.

Last week I got to photograph a sweet + intimate vow renewal.  We were on Brooklyn Bridge at sunset + there were bikers flying by + tourists with their selfie sticks.  But as Colby + David celebrated their 10 years of marriage and spoke vows to one another once again; it was sacred.  (My tears began to fog up my view finder on my camera).  I’m inspired by their love, authenticity and commitment to each other + their family.  It gives me so much hope.  Love is always worth the fight.

XO,

Kat

Dumbo + Brooklyn Bridge Engagements | Aaron + Brynn

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These two are cool cats.  Really though.  Brynn is a lifestyle blogger in NYC + Aaron is an amazing videographer that travels all over the world to create.  Together they are this creative ball of energy, and so much fun to be around.  They recently got engaged in Paris (ummm...way to go for that one Aaron!) + so we decided to run around Dumbo + Brooklyn Bridge for a bit last week to snap some photos of their newly engaged selves.   I mean they're like ridiculously cute right?

XO,

Kat

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Tim + Jenn | Dumbo Engagements

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Tim and Jenn are what I call a counter cultural couple.  They are grounded in their vision for themselves + the world.  They are up to big things.  They're the type of couple that I proudly get to call friends + eagerly await to see what God has in store for their lives together.  During a break in the snow this week we ran around Dumbo to shoot their engagements.  We drank coffee, talked, laughed, and shared our dreams with each other.

I walked away from my time with them inspired and challenged.

Tim + Jenn thank you for sharing your souls + your story with me.  For the two of you there are endless possibilities.

Much love,

Kat

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DUMBO Engagements | Brian + Janet

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Brian lived in Pittsburg and Janet was a magazine editor New York City.   Brian's sister decided to play matchmaker, and told him about this amazing gal in the city.  Soon after he bought a flight to NYC to meet this gal (I know it sounds like a movie right...but it gets better).  Their first date went so well, that they decided to have date two the whole next day.  It's safe to say by the end of the weekend their romance was in full swing.  For months they were long distance, flying back and forth to visit each other, and then Brian proposed.

Brian and Janet are two of the sweetest people, and are getting married this fall.  It was such a gift to spend the afternoon in DUBMO with them...I mean honestly...how cute are they?

XO,

Kat

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2013 Engagements

Simply put:  I love love, and am honored that people allow me to capture moments on their journey. There were a few couples that touched my heart in a special way, and I wanted to share some of my favorite moments of them with you.  Happy 2013 friends!

XO,

Kat

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What started off as a beautiful fall day quickly turned into a freezing winter afternoon.  In a matter of an hour; it dropped about 15 degrees, and started sprinkling rain.  Jessie and Gerard cabbed over to Central Park with their dog Sadie, and they got stuck in traffic (typical NYC moment).  By the time we started shooting it was about 32 degrees, and the sun was quickly setting.  We had about 35 minutes, and had to call it a day.  But what happened in those 35 minutes was pretty special.  Not once did these two say it was cold, and going through the pictures all I could see between them was warmth.   Jessie + Gerard made my job incredibly easy!

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Karlin + Matt.  I'm not quite sure what to even say about these two except for that I think Karlin and I may be twins separated at birth.  This girl is my homegirl.  We connected instantly, and Matthew won my heart with his southern charm and hospitality.  We shot all afternoon in this natural light studio in Georgia, and it was fun to stay in the same place and try to make it new with each image.  When I sent Karlin a preview of the images, she messaged me back and said "how did I get such a hot husband".  Even writing those words; it just makes me giggle.  These two are pretty amazing.

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What I loved about Ellen and Jon's sunrise session on Brooklyn Bridge were those moments in-between.  I always saw pictures from Brooklyn Bridge where it was deserted, but now that I live here I realize that is hardly ever the case.  We arrived at the bridge before the sun was even above the horizon to get some shots without all the crowds.  There were still people scattered about, bikers, runners, people going to work.  When people got in the way I'd drop my camera and wait for them to pass, but then I realized those were the most real moments between Ellen and Jon.  The moments when it was just them; it felt real and there was this depth to them.

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Matt and Jenn are some of my best friends from LA.  When Matt called me the week before, and asked me to photograph his proposal I near about fell out of my chair.  I can honestly say I have never been more nervous to shoot anything in my life.  Tears were streaming down my cheeks as I saw Matt get down on one knee.  These pictures are extra special to me.

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Corrie + Jason drove up from San Diego to shoot at sunrise on Balboa Island.  They've been married for several years, and wanted to capture who they are now.  Photographing married couples is one of my favorite things because there is this level of comfortability between the couple that can truly only come with time.  Their love has surpassed that giddy puppy love honeymoon he/she can't do anything wrong phase, and has transitioned into this awareness of I see you, the whole of you, your good, your bad, your potential, your dreams, your failures, and I choose you.  All of you.  To me this is when love becomes more real; it becomes a choice.

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And lastly Kyle and Nicole.  This is one of the last engagement shoots I did in California before moving, and it was everything I hoped it would be.  That perfect golden light lingered for what seemed like hours, and we just slowly took our time.  We would take a few shots, and then just chat about life, take a few more shots, and then explore.  Kyle and Nicole are such calm and peaceful people, and everything about my moments with them exuded those beautiful qualities.

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Brooklyn Bridge Engagements | Jon + Ellen

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