Fast friends. That about sums it up. We love these guys! It seems like we’ve known them forever. Maybe that’s because they are constantly stalking us. Just kidding guys! Anyway, we met R & R over a year ago and they immediately felt as we did, that it was a perfect match for both parties. Over that time, we got to know them better and became better friends. They chose to add a Bridal Model Session to their package since they would be limited on the day of their wedding. They wanted more depth to their photography so we collaborated on a plan. Well, the plan meant a mid-summer hike in a Pennsylvania State Park to photograph them in wedding attire prior to their wedding. We would then have additional material for their album. Sounds great in theory……well, read on…
We met at the park and of course, they have their wedding garb in daypacks. I, on the other hand, had 50 pounds of photo gear in a full sized backpack! Did I mention it was in the middle of the summer? Before heading out, we shot a short series using their bicycles as props since it represents a big part of Ryan’s lifestyle. It was a mix of humor and intimacy in the perfect proportions. After that, we were off on the hike, which was uphill……both ways. Oh, and did I mention that it was IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SUMMER! LOL
Ok, so, the sweaty pack-mule named Ken arrives with them at the most exquisite location to photograph them for their bridal model session! After a bit of rehydration, we are off to work! Voila! Fantastic time. Fantastic images! Loads of fun! Oh, and worth the trip.
After regaining the 10 pounds that I lost on the hike, we reviewed the shots and they were delighted! That made my day. We selected the ones that were the best and finalized the series.
This is a perfect example of the benefit of a Bridal Model Session. It affords access to really cool locations that may not otherwise be available on the day of the wedding. It is also a great practice session. Definitely a win-win scenario.
The wedding day arrives and the weather is spectacular! Somebody must have paid off the big guy! LOL Their wedding was held at the Stroudsmoor in Stroudsburg, PA. We have shot many weddings there.
We had a blast shooting them all day and have some great captures as a result. Rachel is quite the planner as we’ve come to learn and it paid off in spades. Kudos Rachel! Everything went according to plan and we were delighted to be part of their special day. Congratulations guys!
They left for Tahiti on their honeymoon (can you say jealous?!) and we wanted to have a short teaser video slideshow ready for them upon their return. So, here it is…..
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