Back in January Marianna and her fiance Paul contacted me to schedule an engagement session for the Spring. They knew they wanted photos taken outside, but they hadn’t yet decided on a location. I had recently heard about The Historic Barns at Nipmoose and was dying to shoot there. Lucky for me, that’s the location they chose! I contacted Barb, the event coordinator at Nipmoose, and we settled on a date in May. I was so excited!
On the morning of the shoot, I woke up to the sun shining through the windows and spent the day wishing away the time until my departure for Nipmoose. The barns are about an hour from Albany and once you pass Hoosick, the landscape becomes wide and lush. I passed field upon field of tall grass and beautiful leafy trees and peered out the window at the horizon line, which was dotted with barns and farmhouses. When I arrived at the entrance to Nipmoose, I was greeted by Barb who let me in at the gate and guided me down a long dirt road. Upon ascending the crest of a hill, there against the backdrop of an azure sky stood the barns. While I waited for Marianna and Paul to arrive, Barb gave me a tour and enabled me access to the the three feature structures on the property: the German barn, the Scottish barn, and the Corn Crib.
Marianna and Paul arrived soon after with their small entourage in tow – Marianna’s two close friends, who accompanied them to see the property and to assist Marianna with her three outfit changes. As soon as the couple was ready, we got to business in order not to miss a second of the warm natural light.
As we shot, Marianna and Paul talked about how they met and shared progress on their plans to marry next Spring in Antigua. As you’ll see it didn’t take long for them to relax in front of the camera. I can only imagine how amazing these two will look all decked out as bride and groom!