“Dumbo, an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass.”
When Dan and Chelsea met with me in person for coffee last year, we talked about where they would like their engagement session. They noted that they live in Brooklyn in the Historic Dumbo neighborhood. They mentioned the cobblestone streets, waterfront carousel, amazing architecture, and the Manhattan skyline across the river. Their description was spot on if not better! “Let’s do the engagement session in Dumbo! It documents that time in our lives.”
But I was so curious about the history and the name of this area so I check it out. Primarily a manufacturing district with warehouse and factories as well as train lines and ferry stops. It’s also home of the cardboard box and Brillo pads, both of which were invented in the area. Another cool fact, Etsy is housed in the Robert Gair building on Washington Street where cardboard boxes were born. Now the area is in redevelopment but maintains and preserves it’s history. New shops and local eateries continue to develop in the area and many of the old factories and warehouses are converted into luxury and loft apartments.
Dan and Chelsea are an incredible couple and I cannot wait to photograph their wedding. They share a lovely romance and their attraction to one another is incredibly sweet and genuine. Congratulations to them on their upcoming Fourth of July wedding!