Janeen and Peter couldn’t have been more fun to work with on their engagement photos. I found a few new spots around Saratoga that I hadn’t shot in before, and we made good use of some of our classic locations in the area, as well. Had a great time getting to know these two, always one of the best parts about our shoots. Judging by the great time we had shooting together, I know their wedding is going to be a great time!
Michelle and Paul are planning their wedding for next summer at Erlowest, on Lake George (one of our favorite places, by the way). When I first met with them, a couple of weeks ago, we hit it off right from the beginning. They’re a very easy-going pair, and we had a great conversation. They told me about their property in Dutchess County, and his uncle’s farm right across the road–it sounded like an almost ideal place for a portrait session, and I think you’ll agree. I loved shooting in a place that was completely new to me, always a fun challenge to find the best spots. We’re looking forward to working with this great couple next year.
Another wedding season has come to a close, but we’re still busy doing engagement sessions with some fantastic couples. When Ann told me she’d like to do the shoot at Bob’s parents’ place on Lake George, she definitely low-keyed it to me…never even mentioned their really cool boat, or that we’d have a crew (Bob’s parents) present to take us out. To be honest, I’d have been pretty skeptical of that idea since our shoot was scheduled for early November–counting on weather conducive to being on the lake this time of year can definitely result in a need to change plans! But, we were lucky–the foliage was a little past its peak, but it was so cool having the lake all to ourselves.
One of the things I love most about our E-sessions is just spending a couple hours with new clients, getting to know them. Ann & Bob’s June wedding at Erlowest (just across the lake from where this shoot took place), is going to be another great one–we’re looking forward to it already!
I talked to Melissa a few times about ideas and locations for her E-session with Matt, and it actually took two separate shoots to fit all the ideas in! Our first location was on Trout Lake, just a few miles from Lake George. For a late October shoot, we were lucky to have some pretty nice foliage left, and lots of leaves on the ground. Then, for the farm photos, we found some great spots (and people to help us out) over near Greenwich. When Melissa asked me about the possibility of shooting with cows and horses, I immediately thought of this area–Washington County has the most beautiful farm land I’ve seen anywhere around here–it’s one amazing scene after another, and rounding every curve brings new inspiration.
Melissa & Matt are a super fun couple–her enthusiasm and energy and his cool “get-it-done” manner make a great combination. We can’t wait for their wedding next year at the Sagamore–I’m sure it will be a fun one.