For a long time I wanted to do cherry blossom engagement session. There is no better time to take photos like this in Brooklyn Botanical Garden then at the end of April. Just few days before the cherry blossom festival, trees are at its best and look magical. Taking engagement photos before the wedding in such a perfect time is a must. I truly enjoyed being around this lovely couple and looking at their love through the cherry blossoms soaked in the sun. Opportunity like this happens once a year and when Laura told me she want to go to BBG, I was very happy. I always wanted to do an engagement session there, while the trees are in bloom. It is just magical.
However it is a great time to take pictures of two of you together, you should plan ahead. Brooklyn Botanical garden can be very busy at this time. Also you should obtain a permit before going there. You can look at BBG website for details. It is not that hard and it takes only few emails with the staff. Since you made all this effort to enjoy your cherry blossom engagement session think about the detail. Your outfits makeup and jewelry metter. You can read a short guide where you will find all the necessary details. If you have a chance to just go there, lay down under the tree and look up – you should. I hope I will have a chance to do that before the whole pink magic is gone.
Cherry Esplanade walk
With Laura and Luigi we started right at the Cherry Esplanade. It is the north- east corner of the Garden and also very close to the entrance. I was astund of how colorful it was. the distinct pink color was everywhere. My opportunities of making them as a background or foreground of engagement photos were endless. I asked my couple to mingle between the trees, walk alongside them and cherish the time they spend together. Heading to the rose garden I asked Laura and Luigi to stand in the middle of the aisle and I took the engagement portrait of two of them with cherry blossom. You know, the one that parents would want to have proudly displayed at home.
Other Engagement session locations Brooklyn Botanical Garden
Once your there for cherry blossom engagement pictures you might as well visit other locations. The Garden is quite dense and it takes only short walk to get to other beautiful spot. Firstly I would stop by Magnolia Plaza and take some photos there. From there make a background of the building behind. Depending on your time you can finish there and have a coffee or ice cream in nearby cafe. In the case you had more time there are plenty more places to go to take photos. I will gladly guide you through my favorite locations.
Congratulations Laura and Luigi !!!