Jeff Brummett

Greenwich Village Engagement

Greenwich Village Engagement | NYC Wedding Photographer | Jeff Brummett


Summer in the City

I met up with Kelsey and John on a gloomy late Summer day in Manhattan.  Like many New Yorkers, these two are not native to the area. Of course, transplants are what makes the city what it is.  Everyone brings their own culture, ideas, dreams, and style to the melting pot.  Kelsey and John are no different.  They have made New York City their home and love it as much as any longtime residents.  We wanted to celebrate their time here in one of my favorite parts of the city.  Kelsey is a blogger who loves to write about her life here.  She was kind enough to elaborate on their Greenwich Village engagement:

Kelsey and John

John and I have known each other for some time now.  But there’s always something romantic about being in photos together.  Luckily, he makes me laugh and feel comfortable, so the smile in the photos never feels forced or coerced.  But then again – I could say the same thing about Jeff.  He made us laugh, and made us feel comfortable, so our smiles were never forced or coerced. 

Washington Square Park

It was an overcast day in New York City’s Greenwich Village neighborhood.  I’m always in awe of the quaint restaurants, galleries, and architecture here.  We started at the iconic Washington Square Arch.  It makes you feel like you’re in a movie the second you are photographed in front of it.  Jeff was so great about navigating around the crowds, locals and tourists alike.  We had fun taking a stroll through the park as if we were falling in love all over again.

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For the first part of this Greenwich Village engagement, we were sure to dress in chic attire. John was in a blue suit and I wore a rose jumpsuit.  The colors are classic for pretty much any time of the year.  But they felt appropriate as we met for our photoshoot as summer was turning to fall.  A mix of posh and comfortable were what we were going for.  After all, we spend a lot of time in sweats on our couch, so we didn’t want to look too stuffy for our photos.

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Greenwich Village

As we ventured from the arch further into Greenwich, we stumbled upon cafes and bars.  They begged you to enter with their twinkling lights and eclectic decor.  We passed doorstep after doorstep of beautiful brownstones.  Each with brightly-painted doors and inviting lanterns.  The stoops were decorated with pumpkins and greenery.  As the rain started to fall, we dodged the puddles on the cracked sidewalk.

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It was during this walk we shifted into our casual attire.  If I’m being honest, this is more John and I anyway.  We are a couple who loves fries and beer.  Therefor, walking around in a leather jacket and denim shirt felt completely authentic.  Jeff was so great with encouraging us to pick two different outfits.  The contrast in the mood and attire adds a beautiful shift.  We wandered the Manhattan streets looking for a place to pop into post-photoshoot.  Delectable Italian cuisine (and no, that doesn’t rule out a slice of pizza) is always a favorite here. 

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Evening in the West Village

If you’ve never been to the Greenwich Village area, I recommend visiting the hour around dusk.  Jeff knew how to capture us as we explored this charming part of the city.  Half laughing at each other, half wondering how we could move into one of these brownstones.  (I mean, the ‘Friends’ apartment is here, what more could you ask for?!)

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If you do come to this area of town, come without a list.  Come with friends and empty bellies and find your way into a bar, cafe or restaurant that speaks to you.  You may stumble upon a new favorite gem.  All because a talented photographer guided you down the narrow, one way roads of lower Manhattan

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Washington Square Park and Greenwich Village is one of my favorite neighborhoods in all of New York City.  It’s one of many amazing places the City has to explore.
Thinking about engagements or a New York City wedding? I’d love to talk about being capturing your amazing day. Find out more about me or reach out!

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  1. Lucy says:

    These are so elegant and simple and beautiful! I love how you interspersed photos of the couple with photos of the surroundings. That really helps give off the feeling of New York City. 🙂 I was just there last week, and you’ve got me wanting to go back already!

  2. Christine Dopp says:

    New york city is such a rad city to shoot in!!!

  3. How amazing! These make me want to visit New York City. My favorites are the ones where you framed the couple with people walking by, especially in black & white. Gorgeous!

  4. I’m so in love with these!! You photographed life in greenwich village so well. Seriously, these photos are unreal!!

  5. Aimee Flynn says:

    Oh man, these are great. They just *feel* like New York. They are elegant and awesome.

  6. Raini says:

    Oh wow, so much style! Looks like a fab time exploring the city.

  7. Melissa says:

    Jeff! These are gorgeous! I’ll have to get you connected with some of my New York City friends! Also I don’t know what’s happening with the cat, in the window? But I am living for it!!!

  8. Heather Huie says:

    Hey! Fellow NYC photog here 🙂 These Greenwich Village pics are gorgeous

  9. Ahhh NYC is on my list to go back to! Love this!

  10. kate h says:


    The cat! The pigeon! The location! You have clearly thought about the mix of black and white and colour, and it makes me really want to visit NYC too!

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