Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Engaged: Allison and Jeremy

Allison and Jeremy's story is unique. This is not the first time that they have been a couple. In fact, this is the second time and it's years later that they reconnected. Their union not only brings them together, but also unites this family with five beautiful children. So, getting them alone for the engagement shoot proved to be a bit of a challenge, but we made it work, and they got to show their love of the outdoors in the process. Brody Grant of Polarity Photography was my second shooter on this day, and you can see his photos at polarityphoto.blogspot.com. The weather was a bit cold, but we braved an adventure on Jeremy and Allison's boat, going out from Noank, CT over to the Mystic River. The winds were tough and the waters were rough, but we trooped on and this is what we got...

boat collage

When we hit land again, it was time to warm up with some coffee at Carson's Diner, an old school joint serving the Noank locals for a very long time. This place was beyond cute.

Carson'sCollage

Showing their true blue New England colors and love for where they live, we hiked through the woods in Noank, and got some fall flava in the action.

AllisonLookingUp1

handHold1

treeLean

b-wKiss

leafBlur

hug

blur

Jer-AlisonSit2

almostKiss

HoldThruBranches

handHold2

hug2

Jer-AllisonSit

lovingLook

The rings shots. I like both of these very much.

Ring-leaves

hands-ring

AllisonJumpDiptych

theDate2

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Congratulations, Allison and Jeremy! I am so excited to shoot your special day next May as well as the upcoming family photo shoot, so stay tuned for that...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Dear New England, I am so in love with you...

I can't believe that I missed this for the five years that I was in New York. I love you, New York, too, but New England, you are my one true love. And fall is a huge reason why. Last Saturday, me friend, Erin, and I went romping around the fall loveliness at Devil's Hopyard. I don't think that I had ever been there before (which is ludicrous...if you have not ever been, and you like things, like, ya know, nature, then GOOOOO!). So, the hopyard for devil's was surprisingly not hopping with any devils, but all of the things that make fall Fall. Rainbows of colors in the foliage and the crispness of the air tinges your cheek as the fallen leaves crunch beneath your hiking feet. Streams, waterfalls, reflections, stone cave passthroughs, and a covered bridge are just a few of the fabulous and wonderous sights to witness at this beautiful destination. There were also several farms we passed on the way there, so we had to stop and capture them in all their glory as well. Oh, and I went a little crazy with the sun flare and relections, which are pretty much my two favorite ways of getting creative with my camera. I hope you feel what I did when you experience this through my eyes. Enjoy the journey...

We started out strong by getting to the waterfall first. Just awesome.

waterfall&fence

waterfall2

The rock cave passthrough...

cave2

My tree kaleidescope. One of my favorite images from the day. So hard to edit this shoot, however...I had to do four edits and check out the amount of pics I still have to post! I got sooo much great stuff that narrowing down was a harrowing task (...not a bad problem to have...)

treeKaleidescope

The flare starts here and keeps going and going...

waterSunFlare

fenceFlare2

The forest...

log

How about a little collage action so you can experience the whole thing at the same time...

Collage

The forest...

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The Monets...my ode to the impressionists...except, this is me, with camera, fotographie en plein air...

Monet1

Monet2

The covered bridge...a bit reminiscent of Bridges of Madison County, where they actually featured the Roseman Bridge...

bridge

coveredBridge

What up, E-Rock? This is a collage of my girl, Erin.

ErinCollage

Reflections, reflections...

reflect

reflection2

darkWater

Tree canopy makes me happy...

Canopy

Maybe something like this is what inspired the designs of H.R. Giger for the Alien movies...

AlienRoot

On the way out, the car stopped because the beauty of this farm halted the turning of the wheels...

flareFence

farm1

farm2

farm3

farm4

Then we stopped by this yellow-leaved tree that was set on fire by the sun...

yellowTree2

yellowTree

Flare on...

Flare-Leaves

cornerFlare

Then, we were compelled to stop again just before the sun went down, and this is why...

lake

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redTreeSunset

Oh, my god. That was good. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Simply amazing. I love what I do.