I live in Brooklyn part-time, my studio is in Brooklyn, and over the past seven years, I have come to love Brooklyn. I have especially enjoyed watching the renovations and changes that have happened in the Gowanus neighborhood. I've photographed weddings at The Green Building in Gowanus, and really loved the space. The Green Building used to be a brass foundry, and has been renovated into a huge indoor/outdoor venue. It's gorgeous for weddings, with the huge brick walls, amazing ceiling, and abundance of natural light. Since Gowanus already has one awesome venue, it was a great surprise to see another venue being constructed just across the street from the Green Building! 501 Union is, simply put, incredible. It was first built in 1916, and was an automotive building in its' first life. In 2013, it was renovated into an event space. The location of the venue is perfect, situated neatly where Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Park Slope and Gowanus intersect. My favorite part of 501 Union is the ceremony space, where you can actually have an opening ceiling if the weather is nice! At this particular wedding, the roof was open, and it really brought the outside indoors. Guests felt like they were at an outdoor wedding, with all of the indoor polish and charm of a city ceremony. This image was taking in the bride's getting-ready room at 501 Union. I'm completely crazy about the bright silvery, mirrored-style wallpaper in that room! I'm also completely crazy about this bride's Pronovias wedding gown. The bodice was made of feathers, and it was really uniquely gorgeous. 1/160; f/2.5; ISO 10000; 85.0 mm.