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Farm + Fall = Fun!

Had a great time this Beautiful September Thursday afternoon on a hill overlooking Elmira, shooting our Engagement Session with Manda & Jason. This old Farm was so cool to shoot at, not to mention the fact that it holds special ties & meaning to the couple’s family which has been farming this very land since the early 1800’s!  I loved all the different settings & unique weathered and textured components that were part of today’s settings, not to mention just getting to know this fun couple a bit more, and getting them all warmed up for next June’s big Wedding Weekend! Great job you two! Just wait till June! :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My February Ending, Future Wedding “Thank-You’s!”

The past couple of weeks have been unbelievably busy with 2012 & 2013 Wedding Bookings, and I just wanted to take a moment to catch my breath & offer a truly genuine “Thank-You” to all of my new, recently contracted & up-coming  “Wedding Couples” who have chosen to give me the honor of being an important part of their very big day!  Thanks for your friendship, and your confidence in my ability & vision, and I already know that we’ll have a fun day, and that together we’ll capture the true essence, fun and laughter of your Special Day!

2012

Gretchen_&_Mike  *  Martha_&_Max  *  Maria_&_Michael  *  Kelly_&_Wade  *  Octavia_&_Joseph  *  Kimberley_&_Patrick  *  Ann_&_David  *  Che_&_Jason  *  Sarah_&_Kevin  *  Janelle_&_Jordan  *  Adam_&_Meghan  *  Jackie_&_Aaron  *  Katie_&_Jeff  *  Jennifer_&_Gregory  *  Katelyn_&_Billy  *  Grace_&_David  *  Ashley_&_Adam  *  Katie_&_Kyle  *   Mary-Jo_&_Brandon  *   Kathryn_&_Gary  *  Jennifer_&_Andy  *  Mikki_&_Mike  *  Laura_&_Gary

2013

Jenn_&_Jen * Manda_&_Jason  *  Jennifer_&_Bryan  *  Rachel_&_Sheldon  *  Lydia_&_Shawn  *  Sarah_&_Ted  *  Michelle_&_Ryan  *  Julie_&_Ian

 

Janelle & Jordan’s Engagement Shoot

Had a really great Fall Afternoon on Wednesday with my July 7, 2012 Wedding Couple Janelle & Jordan! Got to know each other a bit…..and I got to really realize how TINY Janelle is! Not everyone can fit up there on those window sills! Thanks for being great collaborators with me on this shoot! WE really NAILED IT and I can’t wait for the Wedding!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Valerie & Billy, up on Jerusalem “Hilly” 06/09/11

“Talk about ending the hot day on a perfect note! Tonight I had the pleasure to do an Engagement Shoot with my July 16, 2011 couple Valerie & Billy. Seems I know a lot of Val’s neighbors as she grew up on Jerusalem Hill and I’m also shooting her Cousin Katie’s Wedding in September 2012. I am also good friends with Billy’s Dad Bill, and his sister Anne….so we had lots of things to talk about!

Anyway, we wanted to do this special shoot up on Val’s Grandfather’s farm, which has been in her family for…well forever! So off to the farm I went, and the first lesson I learned when I got there, was not to wear Keen Sandals when you are going to be trapping around a Cow/Milk Farm! We walked around the pasture as the kids showed me some of the landscapes we might use in our shots….but I was driven by this vision I had in my head before I even arrived….to go into the barn…up in the Hayloft!

“Do you have a hayloft up in the top of that barn, I asked?”  Of course they did!

I had to climb up through a hole in the first floor ceiling, on something that at one time most likely resembled a ladder of some kind…..but when I got up into that dark loft, and into the stuffy 95 degree heat…..it was just what I had imagined, and what I was hoping for! Lots of hay bales,  piled up against the westward facing side of the barn…. with spider webs, dust, and with the late evening summertime sun just burning through the wide gaps in the 150 year old barnwood plank walls…….Just what the Dr. Ordered! Check’ Em out!  The only things missing for you viewers, are all of the farm SMELLS!!!

I love it when a plan comes together! Thanks Val & Billy for being so much fun to work with, and for your efforts toward the fantastic memories we created together tonight. Now I can’t wait for the Wedding!”    Rick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Getting into the 2011 Wedding Groove!

After a really slow Spring (cuz of the late Easter & Lent, so everyone says), I’m really looking forward to kicking off my 2011 Wedding Campaign with a very special couple Jessica & Mike and their families up in the Ithaca, NY area! I got to know Jess & Mike at our Cornell Engagement shoot last spring, and I’m so excited about what’s to come on the 10th & 11th! Enjoy Everybody!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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