I've known Rich for about 8 years from my other life as a photojournalist. He's one of the finest writers I've had the pleasure to work with and also one of the guys who just "gets" what I do, helping me to do my job better in the process. Needless to say when he asked me to shoot his wedding I was completely humbled, and excited. When I met his fiancé Lauren over dinner I knew we'd all have a fun day together... and we ended up having a blast.
They picked out the Emerson Spa and Resort in the Catskill Mountains and the area was stunning. I know the area quite well from years of camping trips in the region and couldn't wait to make pictures in those surroundings. Getting the chance to shoot the two of them on the banks of the Esopus River at sunset was all a photographer could ask for, and frankly, with surroundings like that, a monkey could take a good picture! And another note for the books... not much else looks as romantic as barefoot in a creek in a wedding dress. Winning combination!