Bridget and Stefan held an intimate elopement in Prospect Park with close family members. With such a minimal guest count, these two decided to make the most of their special day and spend lots of time taking elopement photos around Brooklyn. The photos from this fall Prospect Park elopement are some of the most beautiful fall wedding photos we’ve ever taken! We’re so honored to have been the Brooklyn elopement photographers for Bridget and Stefan’s special day.
Bridget got ready at a local Airbnb with gorgeous lighting. This was a fun idea to keep the bride and groom separate on their wedding morning. It allowed for the couple to have a true surprise when they had their first look – even though it was an intimate Brooklyn elopement. The bride had a toast with her crew, and then the dress came on!
Each half of the couple made their way to the park for a first look. Bridget arrived first and got in position for the first look. We had Stefan approach her from behind and tap her shoulder, which turned out to be a super cute moment! Much of the time, the bride will tap the groom’s shoulder, but we loved this reversed moment.
After the first look, we took some wedding photography portraits around Prospect Park. Lots of passers-by clapped for our couple and were so kind to them. As NYC elopement photographers, this is one of the best parts of our job – seeing the kindness of the city. So many people are sweet to marrying couples on their wedding day. Hearing cheers and congratulations as we took photos in different locations was tons of fun.
This small wedding took place in the park, with gorgeous colorful leaves all around. The bride and groom spent weeks beforehand collecting the most colorful leaves they could find and put them in bags. These bags were handed out for guests to throw upon their walk down the “aisle” – aka their descent from their circle of friends and family.
With the elopement ceremony taking place near Prospect Park Lake, this micro-wedding was warm and sunny as the sun began to set. While planning their micro-wedding, these two decided that this spot would be perfect to tie the knot. The beauty of having a Prospect Park wedding is that there are so many beautiful places to say your vows.
As NYC elopement photographers, we’re always happy to scout out locations with our couples to find the best spot. We were so impressed with Bridget and Stefan’s photo location choices. After the ceremony, the family headed back to the reception site while the couple came for an elopement photography session.
Prospect Park has tons of wonderful locations for photos. In contrast to Central Park, it’s typically a little less busy which can make for some intimate images. We walked to Binnen Bridge and the Prospect Park boathouse for some romantic evening snaps.
One of the best parts of doing your Brooklyn wedding photography in Prospect Park? It doesn’t even feel like it’s in New York City sometimes. You can get lost in natural beauty in this park. Autumn wedding photos here are particularly colorful, and this was highlighted by Bridget’s gorgeous bouquet from Stems Brooklyn.
Once we left the park, we headed over to Ample Hills Creamery. This ice cream is special to their relationship, and they were incredibly sweet to our couple. When we told them were there for a New York City elopement, they were so sweet and let us take some photos inside and outside.
Stefan had proposed to Bridget across the street from this ice cream shop, which made it perfect for their wedding photos. As they walked along the street, all the patrons at the outdoor dining spots cheered and clapped. It was one of the loudest cheers we’ve heard happen on a New York wedding day!
Finally, we took some photos by Gowanus Canal. This epic photo spot looks absolutely gorgeous at dusk, and was a perfect way to wrap up their portrait session. The city sparkled in the background of their Brooklyn wedding photos. As many jokes as people have about Gowanus, it sure does look beautiful at night.
Many couples eloping in NYC will have their ceremony and reception in the same place. These two, however, invited their guests back to their home for an intimate candle-lit dinner. In their backyard, their family had set up a flawless mini wedding reception. With a toast and cheers, the couple celebrated privately with family in their yard.
We were so thrilled that Stefan and Bridget chose us as their New York wedding photographers. Elopements like these are just so special – we love autumn, we love elopements, and we love fun couples. These two were such a joy to photograph, and we can’t wait to capture more Brooklyn elopements like this.
If you’re planning a micro-wedding or Prospect Park elopement in Brooklyn, let us know! We would love to help you capture every precious moment of the day. There are so many ways to photograph elopements and bring out those grand beautiful moments, even within an intimate setting.