hip joyful brooklyn engagement session || alisa & ryan

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this hip joyful brooklyn engagement session spoke to the soul. you know when you are walking down the street and you can just tell when a couple is meant to be, the couple wears it on their faces and body language? well thats alisa and ryan. and you can so clearly see that from the emotion in their hip joyful brooklyn engagement session.

alisa and ryan live in brooklyn, and they thought it would be super cool to hop around their neighborhood and photograph them in their natural element for their brooklyn engagement session. well, we found those cool corners of the neighborhood. the unique little gems. the spots you don’t see unless if you open your eyes and alisa and ryan were literally down for it all. i adoreeeee being given the chance to walk around a few blocks and find those “spots no one has shot before” (even though yes i am aware that people have shot at the canal before 😛 ) but mostly all spots no one has photographed before. 😛

we strolled through Carroll Gardens, stopped for a drink at Frankies, and they grabbed some produce from their local market (that they actually do shop at frequently) – so of course the market was my fav because it was literally exactly who they were.

i am seriously so excited for their collective retreats wedding in august. (that’ll be another blog post to come in the fall i’m sure) so keep your eyes wide open for these cuties later on in the year!

if you’ve ever thought about doing a city love session, engagement session, any kind of session – hit me up here!


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  1. Alyssa says:

    I’m obsessed with these! They look like an awesome couple and the photographs are incredible! I love the ones in the little market!

    • Sarah Benner says:

      thank you alyssa!! the market was exactly where they always buy produce so it was kind of a whim thing! haha

  2. Becky says:

    What an adorable session! You can tell these two had a blast.. and can we talk about your posing? Amazing! 🙂

    • Sarah Benner says:

      Oh my goodness, thank you so much for this becky!! <3 xoxox

  3. Catherine says:

    SARAH! These are amazing…the tones, effortlessness, everything….wow! I am blown away! You truly know your craft and it shows from the way that these two radiate in the shots (not to mention how in love they are!)!

    • Sarah Benner says:

      OMG thank you so much for all of this!! Seriously, i am so appreciative!! xoxo #forevergrateful

  4. Barbara says:

    They exude SO MUCH JOY and you captured it beautifully! And I love the movement in the black and white ones!

    • Sarah Benner says:

      THANK YOU so so much!!!! <3

  5. Christina says:

    All the heart eyes! There are some photos I would never have guessed were Brooklyn. I’ll say it even though I don’t think I need to but…GOOD JOB!!!

    • Sarah Benner says:

      THANK YOU!!! 🙂 I truly appreciate all of your sweet words!!

  6. Melissa says:

    They look like they were having so much fun on this shoot! And you captured them in such a variety of unique locations. I love that backdrop with the dark gray wall and bright green ivy. Gorgeous work as always!

    • Sarah Benner says:

      Thank you for your sweet words Melissa!!!! <3

  7. Vicki says:

    OMG I love this session. I can feel their love beaming through all of these photos. I love the laid back city vibes, its all so well done!

    • Sarah Benner says:

      thank you so so much vicki!!

  8. Annie says:

    Absolutely LOVE how fresh and fun all of these are, but I think the ones on the bridge are my absolute FAVORITE!! So good Sarah!!!

  9. Meagan says:

    In-home sessions are the BEST. Love the real-life moments in this one!

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