Engagement of Kate + Mike, 5 Jun 09
This engagement shoot took place at Ontario Beach state park in Charlotte. Kate and Mike are a very down to earth and relaxed couple, both of whom were up to my playful suggestions. They were good sports too.. putting up with a very long hike out to the end of the pier (longer than I thought) and patiently waiting for me to fix my equipment gremlins (not everything goes perfectly.. but I had backups which worked like a champ!). This session was also my first of any type with a dedicated assistant (a friend– Thanks Will!!!). He held the reflector and schlepped the lightstands and bag for me. An added bonus was getting a behind-the-scenes shot.
Edited while listening to a 2005 white label remix of Pump up the Volume by M.A.R.R.S. and some loungey house (note, NSFW image)
Enjoy the photos!!
Mmm yummy light
Behind the scenes for the next shot:
Lots of fishermen at the end of the pier
(BTW if we weren’t so tired I would’ve asked everyone to stick around to see if we could catch a green flash.. conditions seemed good for it)
They were goofin around without any direction from me here.. so much fun
And the final shot in downtown Rochester
Thanks for a fun and easy time Kate + Mike, looking forward to your wedding in October!!
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