I talk a lot about loving New York City, and I do but it’s a complicated relationship. I’ll take almost any excuse to leave it on the weekends, going to see my parents or in-law on Long Island, shooting a day in the life in Florida, a road trip to Ohio (my fiancé literally just texted that to me today), spending time in the woods at friend’s house in Woodstock, I’m game for it all.
When these lovelies told me they usually go hiking on the weekends, I was ALL IN. I couldn’t think of a better way to capture who they are than to have their engagement session be on the hiking trails. And the fact that they make it priority to go upstate almost every weekend is very admirable. They knew their trails well and not only that, they dressed the part in easy, comfortable and fabulous outfits (red lip is almost a MUST with the fall foliage).
I love photographing couples doing what the love. It makes them at ease in front of my lens especially when they might feel uncomfortable getting their pictures taken. Capturing couples in action, doing their hobbies, memorializes who they are instead of some idea of what they think they should be. While doing their usual and feeling at ease couples are being authentic, comfortable and perfectly them!
By the way, when M contacted me she told me how awkward they are in pictures. Ummm… I totally disagree!