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Mindy & Tom: A Fall Engagement Shoot

A stunning sun filled early Fall engagement shoot...


Like most clients, I could tell Mindy & Tom were a little uneasy when they got out of the car to start their engagement shoot at the Everhart Museum. They were dressed to kill but like most people, I think they were a little concerned about how the next 2-3 hours of my pointing a camera at them were going to go and rightfully so. At least on a wedding day, you have hours and hours of events and activities to keep you occupied & distracted from the camera on you but an engagement session is different. You are here strictly for photos. There's no reception or ceremony or tons of friends/family around to get your mind off of the camera several feet away. Trying to appear natural and unposed as much as possible is a scary thing if you don't have the right photographer. A few photographers can bring this out in people and know the process. Many simply can't. After I gave them my secret "warm-up" speech about how to kill it in your photos and make things look natural, I like to think it worked. Mindy & Tom agreed and they were amazed how quickly things moved along after we got warmed up. The best part is, their wedding day photos will now be a walk in the park (no pun intended) with the camera on them all day. That and of course their bringing me a 3rd glass for their champagne picnic toast - also a best part. ;-) Cheers! -Steve

Wedding Photography and Photojournalism in downtown Scranton

Probably, one of the more memorable moments of Jeff & Lindsey's amazing day (and there were MANY moments from smiles to tears) was half way through their reception. We decided to shoot Lindsey's fashion shots a little later in the evening at the Scranton Public Library while the reception was going on - quickly though, so they could get back to their guests...but funnily enough, I felt this was one of the most calm and relaxing moments of their day. It was just the two of them (and yours truly), hanging out, enjoying the calmness, enjoying each other, sitting on the steps & bench taking in the sunset & perfect light. No decisions, no emergencies, no schedule, no vendors or guests to answer to - just them. Honestly, I've never seen this level of contentment in a couple during a wedding. I actually wanted to leave them alone for some quiet time but seeing as how they were paying me, I felt it best to stick around. Check out "their" moment and several others below from the Scranton Cultural Center...

Enjoy! Steve (570) 815-6880