If being the subjects of an engagement shoot were an olympic sport, Jessica & Eric would medal, I SWEAR! These two were so spot on, it made our experience unusually quiet (because I had like, ZERO need to direct them!) Except for the times when I would say 'PERFECT!!' Or, 'You guys are doing exactly what I would have asked you to do!'
So we started off at Union Station in Hartford, which, oddly enough I had never shot at before. We were lucky enough to have not one but TWO trains roll through and Jessica & Eric were so responsive to my yells of 'Heads UP! Train coming, go sit there and MAKE OUT!' It almost threw me off! They didn't even hesitate! And even though Jessica's feet were what appeared to be mere inches from a giant speeding train, she still smiled and cuddled with Eric like she was just chillin' in a field of wildflowers!
My girl brought some super cool shoes and had plenty of outfits to choose from... I always have fun with changing it up! And she didn't flinch at having to change in the crusty train station bathroom- she is such a trooper!
My boy Mike, getting all familiar with the train platform
On the platform there is this weird little chain link cage- which try as I may cannot for the LIFE of me figure out what it is for.... and so? I Shoot it! Eric & Jess were spot on here, it was all kinds of steamy!
Train number TWO rolls in, and we commence shooting
When the train came to a stop, these two were so bold, they just used it as a prop! The conductor was standing there watching and I can't believe that he didn't tell us to step back or anything....
Eric loves the Red Sox and Jessica loves the Yankees
They had fun in the grass
So on our way out of Bushnell Park Mike sees this bootleg little tunnel and says he wants to get them in there.... I'd say good call Mr. Romano! From this end, I exposed it in a way to make it very dramatic
But then we brought them down to our end where it was very beautifully lit and just had them cuddle and I just LOVE these shots! ONe of the things that I love about them is that we could be ANYWHERE, but these images are just about THEM, and their hands, and their snuggling
This theory of mine applies to wedding venues as well... it doesn't matter if I am in the most high end place or in someone's backyard (which could still be high end but you know what I'm saying) I am going to get the best image I can out of it, especially if the area isn't working for me!
This one is for you, Dorelies! ;) I had this in my original post line-up but was in such a hurry I overlooked it!! Isn't she beautiful??
So originally I had wanted to take these guys to a carnival of some type but I didn't end up finding one that fit the bill (they were mostly 4-H type fairs) not to mention that it was supposed to rain at some point and we didn't want to get caught in the rain... although Jess and I were so game for some shots if we did!! So we went around Hartford and I tried to focus on spots that I have not shot in before to change it up for myself a bit. So we go to the convention center parking garage roof top to see if we can shoot the crazy clouds- I didn't really get what I had in mind but I did like this little surprise of color!
And then in the garage itself, I really liked the dramatic lighting (a Mike Romano favorite) and overall moodiness of this
We wanted to pop into Crush, this cool nightclub that I have shot in before, but with brides... but not an e shoot.... but the hotel guy put the cabash on that! So, we shot in the lounge area by the Starbucks. I really love these next few images ALOT!!
Thank you Jessica and Eric for being open to our safari and just going with the flow! Mike and I had a blast and can't wait for the wedding next May!!
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