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Beacon Engagement Shoot

Beacon Engagement Shoot

I booked Barbara and Gerard’s wedding over the phone, so their Beacon engagement shoot was the first time that we met. I could tell over the phone that she had a great energy, and meeting her in person proved that right. They’re an awesome couple, and it’s easy to see how into each other they are. Having an engagement shoot is a great opportunity to get to know my clients before the wedding day.

Their wedding is going to be at Full Moon Resort, one of my favorite Catskills wedding venues. But we decided to meet in Beacon for the engagement shoot since it’s about half way between where I live in High Falls NY and where they live in Westchester and Rockland County. And also Beacon is kinda cool.

Beacon NY engagement shoot

We met at Madame Brett Park on the Fishkill Creek, which is managed by Scenic Hudson. It’s a beautiful spot with waterfalls and a dilapidated old factory, so there’s lots of photo ops in a small space. I broke out my medium format film camera while we were there and shot a roll since I’ve been experimenting with it a lot lately. I can’t wait to get the film back and I’ll post some samples when I have them.Beacon engagement shoot

After Madame Brett Park we decided to go down to the Hudson River for the sunset. Scenic Hudson manages another park down there called Long Dock Park. The sunset was amazing, and we got some gorgeous photos using off camera flash that was balanced with the ambient light.

I had a great time getting to know Barbara and Gerard, and I’m looking forward to their summer wedding in the Catskills at Full Moon Resort. It’s going to be absolutely amazing.

Hudson River sunset portraits

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Mount Gulian Wedding – Melissa & Doni

Mount Gulian Wedding – Melissa & Doni

I’ve known Melissa since college where we graduated from the same photography program. It’s always a great compliment to me when another artist or photographer asks me to shoot their wedding. It’s also a great responsibility and makes me a little nervous, but I like to use it as a challenge to make fantastic images. They live in Brooklyn but I had met Doni a couple of times before and I knew that he was a really easy going and down to earth guy. When I heard about their Mount Gulian wedding plans I couldn’t wait.

Melissa contacted me in the spring about her fall Mount Gulian wedding. No problem, plenty of time to plan a wedding. One caveat; she was planning on hiking the entire Appalachian Trail with her dad and would be off the grid all summer. Despite logging some serious miles in the months prior to her wedding Melissa and Doni managed to throw a terrific party with plenty of hand made touches at Mount Gulian Historic Site in Beacon, NY. Bridge Creek Catering did a fantastic job with the setup, the food and the service. Overall it was a great wedding and I’m happy to have shared this special day with one wonderful couple.

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