[Engagement] Michele & Bryan – Brooklyn, NY

Whenever we ask our clients how they envision their engagement session might look like, their answers are almost as unanimous as it is certain: “We want it to be fun.” But the challenge is of course, everyone defines “fun” in their own unique way. After further interrogation and Pinterest-stalking my clients, we usually get our answer – which is really an engagement session that deviates from the traditional route of engagement photography involving prom poses, fake smiles and standing in front of things (namely fountains and trees).  In Michele and Bryan’s case, they were simply looking for something unusual and quirky. Lucky for them, we’ve got plenty inventory of “unusual” and “quirky”. So as we went through our list of unique engagement session ideas, this is what we came up with: Michele and Bryan play shuffleboard during their engagement session in Williamsburg with NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

We’d start at a neighborhood bar in order to…erm…loosen up a bit.

Michele and Bryan play shuffleboard during their engagement session in Williamsburg with NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Michele and Bryan play shuffleboard during their engagement session in Williamsburg with NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Michele and Bryan play shuffleboard during their engagement session in Williamsburg with NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Engagement session in Williamsburg with NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

There’s a good chance that we may have if we stayed longer :).

Engagement session in Red Hook with NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

So after a few drinks, it was time to split. Voila! Instant wardrobe change!

Unique engagement session in Red Hook with NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Someone came up with the ingenius idea of throwing stuff…at each other.

Unique engagement session in Red Hook with NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Some of us were better at it than others.

Unique engagement session in Red Hook with NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

We made a big mess.

Unique engagement session in Red Hook with NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

And then this happened…

Unique engagement session in Red Hook with NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Unique engagement session in Red Hook with NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Unique engagement session in Red Hook with NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Unique engagement session in Red Hook with NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Unique engagement session in Red Hook with NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Unique engagement session in Red Hook with NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Unique engagement session in Red Hook with NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Unique engagement session in Red Hook with NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Michele 1 : Bryan 0.

Unique engagement session in Red Hook with NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

The good news? I had permission to keep the confetti in their hair. Photoshopping all that would’ve taken me FOREVER.

Unique engagement session in Red Hook with NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Unique engagement session in Red Hook with NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Those props just kept on coming…

Unique engagement session in Red Hook with NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

I would have to say, this was the first silly string duel I’ve EVER had the pleasure of documenting…for an engagement session!

Unique engagement session in Red Hook with NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Michele starts of strong, as Bryan has trouble getting his can to work. Michele 2: Bryan 0.

Unique engagement session in Red Hook with NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Bryan finally gets his can to work and hits his opponent without looking. Michele 2: Bryan 1.

Unique engagement session in Red Hook with NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Unique engagement session in Red Hook with NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Bryan laughs menacingly as Michele runs out of silly string.

Unique engagement session in Red Hook with NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Behind the back attack for extra points! Michele 2: Bryan 2. It’s a tie!

Unique engagement session in Red Hook with NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Congrats again you two. We can’t wait to get you guys in front of our cameras again :).

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