Ever since I invaded local grocery stores with Jennifer and Tim several months ago I was hoping I would get to have another engagement session this season in an unusual location. When I was talking to Michelle on the phone right before their engagement shoot she mentioned "IKEA". "Yeeeees!" I went in my mind, without trying to sound too excited...because you never know how it is really going to turn out. With a wild shoot like that you might get lucky and get amazing stuff or you might get kicked out after the first photo by on overzealous security guard! As a matter of fact that is what we were expecting...but it didn't happen. We ran through the whole store and Michelle even....oh, I should stop talking and just let you enjoy the images!
At this point I need to thank my fiancee Ella! Without her involvement some of these shots would not be possible. Thanks for helping with light and getting all the superb shots from different angles that put together make for incredible sequences just like the one below:
The second part of Michelle and John's session was shot at an outdoor location in Red Hook, NY. I'm sure to many of you this place will look familiar. We loved the old train, such a perfect opportunity to create RAD, DIRTY AND GRITTY looking images!
Right before losing the last light of the day we have captured the closing image - again, working together on lighting and exposure against the evening sky! Michelle and John - this feels like such an exciting adventure - thanks for being so awesome! Everybody else - stay tuned for more, chapter two is coming soon!