Author and Photographer: John Ryan, J&J Studios.
New Years Day, 2020. Might as well start it off doing what you love. We joined Rachel and Jeffrey at Hunting Hill Mansion for a gorgeous winter engagement shoot. It was a cold, blustery day, but these two lovebirds trudged through the cold to create some beautiful engagement portraits.
Although the sun had mostly set, we used colored gels and off-camera flash to create a warm, sunset feel and golden rim lighting to our clients. One of the things we do is find new angles every time we are here so I make it a point to force myself to capture at least one new angle each time I’m at a given location. Here’s what I came up with today:
We ran a poll on Instagram and some people loved it, others not so much. We still think it’s pretty cool though. Looking through the fence posts gives it a voyeuristic feel, like you are witnessing such a tender moment. Unfortunately, the reality was me yelling, “Ok, ok… hold it, a little to the left. Now right. Ok great, got it.”
The sun was setting as our shoot progressed, so we knew we wanted some cool backlit silhouettes. I think we got exactly what we were looking for:
And this one:
These guys nailed it.
We found a cool gazebo on the front lawn and did an epic dip:
All said and done, we ended up with about 68 beautiful portraits from the session. We can’t wait for Rachel + Jeffrey’s wedding on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at the Lake House Inn in Perkasie, PA. Such a beautiful venue, can’t wait to shoot there again.
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