Brooklyn Bridge Session | DUMBO NYC Family Photographer

February 3, 2020

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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

Ready to Book a Family Photo Session in NYC with Helena?

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Be the first to know about any upcoming session openings! I always give email list subscribers first pick of any session openings, so it’s the place to be if you’re looking to book a session or mini-session!

If you’d like to join the HWP studio newsletter  and be the first to get on our family, baby and lifestyle newborn session calendar, click here.  We only share these coveted travel dates to those on the email list and will share on social media only if there are last-minute available slots. Please inquire for session details and more information on booking.

I’m so excited to meet and work with you!

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