A few weeks ago, we met up with Renee and Dan in Geneva, NY for their engagement session. They chose Geneva for their shoot because it’s Renee’s hometown, and also because, well….it’s ridiculously gorgeous in Geneva. Seriously, the whole town is amazing-looking.
I’m not sure if I’ve ever revealed this piece of information, but I grew up in a rural area, and am a country girl at heart. I love Buffalo and all, but there’s nothing quite like going to visit the family farm. Renee’s family farm reminded me of my family farm, and needless to say, I was smitten with it from the moment we pulled in her driveway.
When I saw this old tractor in the driveway, I knew that we HAD to use it in a few shots! I just LOVE it!This one’s a little quirky, but it makes me smile :)
The vintage milk crate that Renee is standing on is a genuine antique, given to me by a genuine dairy farmer who has been in the biz of milking cows since he was just a boy. I was honored that he entrusted me with such a treasure, and I’ve been so looking forward to the right shoot to bring it to – Renee and Dan’s location was absolutely perfect for it!!
This shot of Ben’s is SO great – “framed in leaf shadows!”
Oh, GOSH, how I love red barns!! My family farm is complete with a red barn, too! The first one was begging for a texture. ;)
I really think these next few images are my absolute favorites from the session…
This next set isn’t too shabby, either…GREAT shots, Ben!! ;)
And, of course, there was no shortage of old farm equipment to hang out around…this next one is another one of my absolute favorites from the session!
The family horses…
So, we had a gorgeous couple, walking around in a beautiful field with grazing horses, at sunset…SCORE!!!
After we “horsed” around for a while (pun intended), we headed on over to Taughannonock Falls (in the Ithaca area) for a few shots – an amazing waterfall that is even more amazing in person.
The sky was KILLER that night…we were loving every minute of working with these two!
FAVORITE SILHOUETTE OF ALL TIME?? Done and done!! I LOVE it!
This last image is what I would consider “extreme engagement photography.” To get this set of shots, I had to basically climb up and plaster myself to a sheer rock face, while Ben ran around clamping lights to branches and twigs…it was a definite challenge!! But, when I look at the end result, it was totally worth it! Of course, we could never have made such awesome portraits if it weren’t for Renee and Dan. They were super-patient with us, fun to work with, easy going, and genuinely in-love: all of the things that remind us of just how much we love our job!
Don’t they look perfect?
Renee and Dan – thanks so much for everything! You guys are SO great, and we honestly had so much fun hanging out with you! You two are perfect together, and we’re totally looking forward to your wedding day! :) See you soon!