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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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