I hope you enjoyed the long weekend for those of you that had the day off yesterday. We had an easy drive to Pittsburgh on Saturday, except for the mosquito that was trapped in the car with us. It got Charlie on the cheek and eyelid, and he woke up Sunday morning with his eye almost swollen shut. Fortunately, it didn’t seem to bother him, and we still made it to the apple orchard and pumpkin patch. He was a bit more interested in riding in the wagon and eating apples than picking them, but its still one of my favorite fall activities. Especially since we made these apple pie cookies, which came out delicious! What are some of your favorite fall activities and foods?
My vision for this shoot was a simple mountain elopement – something to show the couple’s intimate love for each other. I picked a location with fields, woods, mountains, and rivers, to tell a story of adventure. But when all of your vendors back out at the last minute, it’s hard not to panic. Fortunately, I had the most easy going couple to work with, who made every stressful moment worth it. I scrambled to make a bouquet (with no floral arrangement skills or experience) with fake flowers from WalMart, and purchase an elopement-styled dress and fake rings. Everything was worth it though, the moment Condrea and David stepped in front of my camera. The western jacket you see the bride wearing was actually mine. I wore it to the shoot that day. In the moment it just felt right to style it on the bride, and those turned out to be some of my favorite shots of the day.