This shoot ROCKED. Amazing location + an amazing couple = pure brilliance. We loved every minute of it. :)
We met up with Kim and Josh for their engagement session in Brockport, NY, which sounds kind of random, but it’s really not. They met while attending SUNY Brockport, so when they suggested the campus as a potential location for their shoot, we were all about it! If the location of the photos is meaningful, it makes them that much more special in the long run. Neither of us had really gotten to explore this campus before, but after having seen it, I can honestly say that it’s one of the nicest SUNY campuses I’ve seen to date. There were just too many different “usable” areas for engagement photos…we had a tough time restraining ourselves from stopping to take a shot every three feet! So, Kim and Josh will end up with about a zillion different backgrounds in their photos…hopefully, they don’t mind too much. ;)
We started out in this absolutely stunning and serene park. There was literally no one else there, which is always helpful, but what the photos do not reveal are the swarms of gross little bugs that were non stop attacking us – they sucked big time. Of course, Kim and Josh are so awesome, that you’d never even know we were being swarmed if I hadn’t told…they were excellent subjects!!
Yes, I took off my shoes to wade out into this creek for the perfect angle, and I am oh so glad I did. The whole time I was out there, I was thinking, “Please no water snakes, please no water snakes…” Ever since Ben saw a rather LARGE snake (I am not exaggerating – it looks like it escaped from the zoo) in the creek across the street from us, I have been totally freaked out about walking barefoot in rivers and streams.
Awesome train tracks that run through the campus…
My FAVORITE of Ben’s from this shoot…LOVE
And then, we happened upon this amazing-ness…an awesome circle of GIANT statues with a cool carved-looking ball thing-y in the center of it all – who could ask for anything more?
Kim gets the Ayres Photography award for “most perfect jump while continuing to look like you’re having your picture taken” – she’s a freakin’ PRO-fessional jumper!!!
We were having so much fun hanging out with these guys, that it managed to get dark without any of us realizing it!
Ben is the master of back lighting. He can back light the crap out of anything, and make it look SWEET. You totally made these next two shots awesome, Ben…(I love you)!
Kim and Josh – we had so much fun hanging out with you guys! Thanks for “workin’ it” hard in front of our cameras – you have awesome photos to show for it! We can’t WAIT for the wedding…Basilica here we come!!