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As a destination family photographer that frequently travels to New York City for photo sessions, DUMBO near the Brooklyn Bridge is a popular and highly requested spot for me to photograph families in. I particularly love photographing along the grassy hills underneath the Manhattan Bridge overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge and carousel in the distance. 

A quick tips for clients and fellow photographers in DUMBO Brooklyn

Make sure to stick out for your clients and wear a bright color so you can easily locate and find one other! I was beyond surprised to find the crowds heavy with so many family photographers looking for their clients on the day of my family photoshoots in DUMBO Brooklyn, that it made it far too easy to not find one another! 

Best Time for a Family Photography Session in DUMBO Brooklyn

Water Street leading to that iconic Instagram-able location spot under the Manhattan Bridge is also a beautiful spot for family photographers, but I find the best time to photograph there is either on a cloudy overcast day or bright and early at sunrise before the harsh sun contrasts with the shady cobblestoned streets. Timing and lighting is everything with this photography location! 

Looking for a Family Photographer in DUMBO Brooklyn?

Are you expecting a baby and looking for a maternity, family or at home lifestyle newborn photographer? I travel all over New York City, Connecticut and France for my clients. I recently returned from Portugal, Germany and San Diego and I am next off to Connecticut and New York in October and November! You can view at more detailed look at my travel schedule HERE. Please inquire for session details and more information on booking.

Here a few of my favorite photos from my Simplicity Session in DUMBO overlooking the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridge.

family smiling on water street overlooking Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn NYC

baby girl and mother playing with nyc photographer in DUMBO brooklyn bridge baby girl and mother playing with nyc photographer in DUMBO brooklyn bridge baby girl smiling for nyc family photographer in DUMBO Brooklyn bridge

DUMBO Brooklyn Family Photographer – Engagement Photos

Brooklyn hipster millennial couple with engagement photographer

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Brooklyn Bridge Session | DUMBO NYC Family Photographer

February 3, 2020

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I'm Helena! As a creative storyteller, I document magical, emotionally honest family and children's portraiture. A lover of childhood, fairytales and natural light, I photograph families across the world. I'm the ultimate Disney nerd, and I'm obsessed with cats and expressing my love for the simple joys of slow, daily life.

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