Entry #3 for the engagement blog. This time I am going to feature something a little less recent. Lorrina and Jacob had their engagement shoot in October. Their ‘wedding’ is coming up in October. I put that in quotes because – they are actually married already! Ha! Not so funny though. Lorrina and Jacob would have been married years ago but one thing stood in the way. Jacob has been in a long battle with cancer. When they set the date for the wedding, all of his tests were in the clear. We met, we scheduled the shoot, we did the shoot, then a month later I get the email letting me know what’s going on.
Jacob’s cancer had returned and they really wanted to get the ceremony done before Jacob began his treatments. So Lorrina and Jacob actually held their official ceremony on the 21’st of December 2013. They planned it out in under 2 weeks. Where many would have said that’s that, not these two! The show still goes on!
The good news, is that I just got the message that Jacobs treatments are done and he is in the clear (and yes one of the reasons I decided to cover this shoot now)! Here is an article written by Jacob regarding his battle.
This means that October 4th will take on a whole new meaning for them. Not only will it be a celebration of their nuptials, it will be a celebration of Jacob’s success! And that is quite awesome.
The shoot itself was quite magical. We started off in the town of Lewsiton, which has many fun spots to shoot in. I wanted to stay away from the docks and from artpark though as I had recently shot there a few times. The first spot we were going to use had a small wedding ceremony going on, so we elected to use the street! I love the outcome!
The little wedding was taking place in the gazebo Jacob proposed to Lorrina in. And they really wanted shots there! Luckily the ceremony was a short one!
Next spot was supposed to be Ft Niagara, but on the way there the light was amazing. I found myself texting while driving because we just had to pull over. Prior to this the sky was overcast, and quite frankly looked really pukey. But sometimes, the sun just pushes that away, and bam, you go from dull and grey to wonderful warm golden. You never know how long that light will last too. Act quickly you must, yes! I flagged them down and they pulled over right quick and yup, the light was great, but even in the few minutes it took to get us both to pull over, the gold faded a bit. I love the shots from this sequence!
From there it was off to the fort. We shot along the rocky beach as the sun set, then a short walk to a little pier made of concrete. Perfect light for silhouette shots!
Magic! This couple has it! Cheers to the both of you. Can’t wait till the 4th!!!!