I became a sponsor on A Practical Wedding at the end of last year, and Saskia and Ben were the very first APW couple to book me for their wedding, shortly thereafter. Since then, I have worked with lots of amazing APW couples, but last weekend when I headed to Brooklyn for Saskia & Ben’s engagement session, I was really excited to meet the first APW couple to book me.
We started the day dangling three stories above the street on their fire escape, and I’m not going to lie: I was a little scared. I don’t like heights (big surprise), and the fire escape didn’t exactly feel very solid. After we climbed inside and my blood pressure returned to normal, Ben suggested we head up to the roof. The roof idea didn’t scare me – the roof would obviously be a lot more solid than the fire escape. Then I saw the ladder I had to climb to get up on the roof, and I couldn’t shake the image of me dropping my D700 as I scaled the ladder. Nevertheless, we persevered, and through a team effort we got my gear up the ladder safe and sound. Clearly Saskia and Ben are adventurous people, and I adored that about them immediately.
We spent the rest of the day wandering Brooklyn Heights, ending the afternoon underneath the Brooklyn Bridge. Saskia and Ben are incredibly animated, and kept me laughing all day. After the engagement session, they took me out to lunch at one of their favorite neighborhood restaurants, where I had the yummiest veggie burger of my life. It’s safe to say I definitely fell in love with Brooklyn Heights while shooting Saskia & Ben’s engagement.
Saskia & Ben, I had such a fantastic time getting to know you both, and I cannot wait for your wedding in September!! I know it is going to be an amazing day!
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