As I do more weddings, it becomes evident early on if a bride and groom really want to work with me, or if I am one of the many photographers they are considering. Of course, no one likes to be one of the many, and nothing feels better than being “the one”. I felt this instant connection I’m describing with Jen when I first talked to her on the phone. Then the feeling was amplified when I met with her and Hernando, and confirmed at the engagement shoot. Once again, I am blessed, and thankful for another fabulous couple that I am excited to be working with.
Hernando purposed to Jen in the top of McGraw Tower at Cornell University. It is a special place for them so I didn’t hesitate when the asked if I would be up to climbing the 163 steps to the top of Cornell.
Autumn in New York has always been one of my favorite times of the year. The temperatures are perfect, the colors are luscious, and the sunsets are spectacular! My wedding schedule is also full at this time for the same reasons. I try to take advantage of the perfect conditions and shoot as much as possible. I call it “getting it in the can” while we have the opportunity, because to me the saddest part of the season is knowing the monochromatic, cold days are not far off. The reason I call it this is because I know that it will be some time before I can actually get back to the images and work on them. However, most people (including me) would much rather do them before it gets too cold. I will do them during the winter if we absolutely have to, but usually I will try to wait until spring whenever possible.
It was a pleasure doing the engagement shoot with you Jen & Hernando. I’m looking forward to the wedding and meeting your families.