One of the best parts of being a wedding photographer is finding new and innovative ways and locations to photograph couples. Sometimes clients come to me with engagement themes plotted out (down to the outfits), and other times I have to work a little harder to find a place that works for the couple. In this case, Sergio called me and told me that he was a big fan of trains and buses and really wanted to be photographed with his bride-to-be at the New York Transit Museum. For those not in the know, the NY Transit Museum is a hidden gem nestled in the bowels of Brooklyn and built in an old New York subway station. You can spend hours learning about the history of one of the world’s oldest subway systems and trolling through the dozens of subway cars from eras long past.
While the place allows photography, I didn’t want to be a jerk and decided not to use flash and shot everything a little more conspicuously with my D700 and a 35mm lens. Hannah and Sergio were adorable, as they playfully meandered between the cars, picking their favorites for impromptu photo shoots. After about an hour, we headed up to the Chip Shop—their favorite spot to watch soccer—and then made our way to the waterfront. Sadly, the skies opened up and engulfed us in rain, but after a few short minutes, we were treated to a spectacular rainbow. You couldn’t ask for a better day in New York.