Best of 2018

I can’t believe I have never even thought about posting my “Best Of” at the end of wedding season. Here is my very first one (and mark my words, in 2038 I will still be going at it).

This year was a changing one. I launched my business in France and started seriously booking weddings in Europe. Soon after, I realized I didn’t want to leave the American wedding market behind and spend my life on planes. Things got confusing from there, and still are a bit today.

Although I am unsure of my future (geographically speaking), looking back at all the weddings I shot this year has been a lot of fun. I can’t even count how many hugs I gave and was given and how many times my eardrums hurt from being too close to a speaker. I went through two pairs of shoes, broke one light stand, lost one charger and went mirrorless. I tripped in a church in front of everyone, and I bought flip-flops for a bride who couldn’t walk anymore. I also made some friends and made one small mistake that will haunt me forever. I met hundreds of people, and shot over 70000 photos. I made 30 couples happy, and I got emotional 30 times.

All in all, this wedding year was just like anybody’s year; it made me grow and feel all sorts of feelings, and went by in a flash. Here is a short recap of 2018’s weddings. There is NO WAY to capture the essence of it all in a few images, but I’ll do my best.

Come at me 2019! I am ready for you.

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A Cloudy Dumbo Engagement Shoot

A Cloudy Dumbo Engagement Shoot

Dumbo has become the most popular area for taking engagement and wedding photos in Brooklyn. Just go there on any given Saturday, and you will run into dozens of couples in wedding attires, surrounded by photographers.

I personally never tire of Dumbo, because it has a myriad of photo opportunities. Shooting there is always different, and the challenge of looking for new backdrops and corners is an exciting one.

Yan and Yuki’s cloudy Dumbo engagement shoot was no exception. We played with the gloomy sky and the metallic colors of the city background. Yuki’s beautiful white dress blended well in the white sky as well. We shot until after the sun went down, when the sky is dark blue and reflects in the water. This “Blue Hour” gave some cooler tones to the images towards the end of the shoot, and it was beautiful to watch.

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Carole Cohen Photography