August 8th, 2009 was a day of many firsts for me.
It was the first time I:
* was at The Prospect Park Audubon Center at the Boathouse (for a wedding or personal leisure)
* was at The River Café
* saw a handmade silk bouquet by Twigs & Honey
* met stylist Sissi Chan
* assisted on two weddings in one day (yes, TWO (2) weddings!)
* was in Dumbo for a wedding day photography session
* assisted Willi and associate photographer, Ben
* brought a mp3 player with a recorder with me to a wedding
* tasted a Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory ice cream
* ate black cod with miso
* and so much more that I’m not going to bore you with
When I first walked into Prospect Park; it seemed like dejavu. I couldn’t pinpoint it until I’ve reached the Boathouse. I felt as if I was on the movie set of Somewhere in Time; when I saw Cynthia and Matt in their wedding attire. The Boathouse is such a romantic setting for a wedding.
I did not plan on using my mp3 recorder, but when I heard the harpist playing Pachelbel’s Canon I couldn’t resist pressing the record button. A few days after the wedding when I listened to the recording; I was surprised by the content. Unknowingly, I had left the recorder on for the entire wedding ceremony. It recorded Cynthia and Matt’s wedding vows.
Now, I understand why talkies were such a phenomenon in the 1920s. Adding sound and especially dialog to photographs enhances the emotional content. With Willi’s photo storytelling skills and my mp3 recorder we may have just added a new a la carte service. Do let us know what you think.
By the way pescetarians I highly recommend The River Café’s black cod with miso!
The River Café
1 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Prospect Park Audubon Center at the Boathouse
95 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY? 11215
Cynthia & Matt’s slideshow was first published on September 27, 2009.
Dumbo, Brooklyn is a very beautiful setting for not just wedding photography sessions, but also engagement photo sessions.