A day at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden‘s during cherry blossom season can be described as nothing short of magical. Rows and rows of these beautiful pink trees line an open courtyard, sprinkling the people resting under them with tiny soft petals. Melissa and John David entered the park laughing, excited to be spending an afternoon in the sun. They met five years prior at a catering hall where they both were working, and couldn’t help but feel an instant attraction. It’s funny how that charged and easily recognizable feeling stirs when we are least expecting. Their whirlwind romance lead to a proposal by John David on the Highline last September, and this sweet couple is set to be married this fall!
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of photographing Melissa and John David’s Brooklyn Botanic Garden engagement photos! It really was such an incredible day, filled with pretty pink blooms and a private picnic for two. Enjoy a few of my favorite moments from our time together below.
We started the session under the lovely pink blooms of the cherry blossoms!
Melissa and John David couldn’t help but cozy up in the famous rose garden. It is so romantic!
Melissa, you are GORGEOUS!
Loving the bow tie John David.
Such a perfect day called for a picnic! Melissa and John David found a shady spot to enjoy brie and crackers and pink champagne.
As the sun began to set, we made our way over to a grand weeping willow tree for a few more pretty photos.
Melissa and John David, thank you for spending such a beautiful day with me! I had so much fun capturing your Brooklyn Botanic Garden engagement photos, and I am already looking forward to your wedding this September!