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!!