When an engagement session like this comes along, I can’t help but smile.  The kind of smile that takes over your entire face – a seriously beaming, ear to ear kind of smile.  Because when a couple is this adorable and an e-session is this stunning, it just makes me HAPPY.  It’s inevitable.  Add in a gallery of pretty, pretty images by MLKL Photography and some seriously cute shots of the entire family and I’m calling this the world’s best Wednesday.  See so much more right here.

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From MLKL PhotographySix weeks ago I got a text from my cousin. No words. Just a picture. Of a gorgeous engagement ring! Even though 1,000 miles separated us at that very moment, with both of us traveling for Labor Day weekend, we instantly began a string of texts, calls, and emails oodling over all the excitement of planning a wedding: the dress, the venue, the date, the colors… Of course it was only a matter of time before we landed on the inevitable topic of photography!

With an original desire for an autumn wedding (but the final date being selected as June 1… I mean really, the girl bought her dress within five days of getting engaged! I don’t think she can wait a whole 14 months for the wedding day!), they opted for an early autumn feel for their engagement photos.

Beginning at Prospect Park’s Audubon Center we wound our way over to the super chic waterfront community of DUMBO with Brooklyn Bridge Park and the recently renovated 1920′s Jane’s Carousel as our stage, capturing their home, the best of Brooklyn! And this love joins not two, but four, so what’s better than including the whole clan? But that’s not all! Kids aren’t the only element of their world that made a cameo in their session. With a nod to the ever-delicious bubble tea (their favourite afternoon treat), a charming bouquet of flowers from their local markets, and a spotlight on the sparkly — an Etsy engagement ring! — their session captures the daily details of this couple through and through.

Photography: MLKL Photography / Locations: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Prospect Park Audubon Center + Jane’s Carousel, All in Brooklyn, New York / Engagement Ring: Beautiful Petra