Sunrise Engagement Session on the Brooklyn Bridge

Caila Quinn + Nick Burrello

If you’ve ever seen the Brooklyn Bridge at basically any normal hour of the day, you’ll know it doesn’t usually look like this. On a typical day, you’ll be joined by hundreds of bikers yelling at you to get out of the bike lane, street vendors selling souvenirs, and infinite tourists taking selfies (although not at the moment, thanks Covid!)

But there is one time when the city seems to sleep and that is right before sunrise. Yes, you’ll have to set your alarm for 5 am, but isn’t it worth it to have practically the best view in the city all to yourself? I think so.

I always recommend to my couples who want to do this, that we meet on one of the center platforms on the bridge (there are 2.) From there we can choose whether we want to head over to DUMBO, Brooklyn or go the opposite way into Manhattan where we will end up in the Financial District and the South Street Seaport like we did here!

Some mornings you will get a gorgeous sunrise, other mornings, like this one, it may be a bit gloomier. I personally think it added a feeling of romance and moodiness to the shoot -what do you think?

Click HERE for more photography inspo from another sunrise session on the Brooklyn Bridge.