Do y’all remember how horrible my pictures were when I first started blogging? I used to think that pictures didn’t matter and that my dirty mirror iPhone pics were just fine. I’m seriously too embarrassed to show them now, but you can find them if you do a little digging on my blog. My pictures were horrible … laughable even. I think good photography should tell a story and that people should be able to see details in your pictures. When I booked this trip to New York for Fashion Week (recap to come), I immediately knew that I wanted to take pictures on the Brooklyn Bridge. The Brooklyn Bridge was somewhere that I wanted to shoot in September, but it just didn’t work out with timing.
This past weekend we woke up ready to trek to Brooklyn only to look outside and see that it was pouring rain. I actually didn’t mind the fact that it was raining because I thought maybe the bridge would be less crowded, but boy was I wrong. We pulled up to the entry spot and people were swarming with their umbrellas and ponchos. I was dying laughing because when we were taking these pictures there were actually about 3 other fashion blogger-looking people taking pictures in the most impractical outfits (not like I can talk). You can really only laugh at yourself at this point … although I did bring other shoes and clothes to change into when we were done taking pictures.
I will admit I used to be so embarrassed to take pictures in front of people. I would get so paranoid if we were taking pictures on a side street and a car drove by. However, I am so over it now that I have no issue with standing in front of a crowd of people on a bridge to take pictures with a pink umbrella and pink satin shoes. What a time to be alive.