There are some things that happens in our lives that don’t have too much explanation. Some call it luck, but I agree with Gisele and I think that “it’s meant to be”. Let me tell you more of this story for you to understand.
I had a scheduled trip to New York to see the Rush´s concert in Madison Square Garden. Until then, my only purpose in NY was to see the show and walk around the city, since I had already gone to NY in 2013 for my honeymoon with Mara and there wasn’t too much left too see.
Then, a few months before my trip, I got an e-mail from Patricia (Gisele´s sister) asking me for a quote to photograph Gisele and David´s destination wedding here in Fortaleza. Since they live abroad, Patricia was helping her sister with the wedding planning.
Gisele and David decided to hire me a few days later. When I asked for her address to fill in the contract, I realized that they live in New Jersey, a few miles from New York. So, I said to Gisele: I´m going to New York, let´s do the engagement session there!
Gisele said YES and we started to think about the specific location for the session. We didn´t wanted fancy or touristy locations, just a quiete place to take beautiful engagement pictures with joy and lots of fun. That’s when Brooklyn came to our minds. Gisele and David were in charge of scouting out different places in Brooklyn and they picked Dumbo and Greenpoint. Awesome!
It was summer and the sun was setting at 8:30 PM in NY (9:30 PM in Fortaleza). This was very strange for me, since I am used to photographing just until 5:35 PM here in Brazil… It was great to finish the session at dinner time and went out to eat one of the best pizzas of my life at Roberta’s. Thank you Gisele and David for the invitation. You guys were the best hosts that I could ever wish for.
That´s it! Hope you like the pictures! P.S. If you are planning to get married in the New York area, please contact me for a quote. I would love to travel to photograph your destination wedding in New York or whatever you want.
Update: Check out what Gisele said about our work:
We have no words to thank you for the amazing engagement session we had with you! Indeed, it was meant to be! Your professionalism and energy made us feel so confortable that our love and happiness reflected in each picture! It was our pleasure to show you a little bit of what inspired us. We are very honored to be your first international shoot and we are sure with your success there will be more to come! We are looking forward to seeing you in Brazil for our big day!