Every so often, I have a "pinch me" moment. A few weekends back I found myself in Woodstock, Vermont, to photograph Amy and Ian's destination wedding. While sipping coffee at a quaint cafe prior to shooting Amy and Ian's engagement shoot, I had to pinch myself and ask, 'how the hell did I get here?' How did a kid who grew up surfing and eating carne asada burritos on the beach in Encinitas, California, end up in Vermont to photograph a wedding for a couple who lives in Boston?
We began Amy and Ian's Vermont destination engagement photos on a beautiful morning in the gem that is Woodstock. Woodstock has a lot of sentimental value to Amy and Ian, so I wanted to incorporate as much of the environment as I could. The center of town is filled with antique shops and cafes in buildings that date back to the mid-1800s, which made for some incredible backdrops. Down the road from the center of town lies the Taftsville bridge, a gorgeous covered bridge that, in the morning, captures the light just perfectly. As the morning went on, we ventured farther out of Woodstock toward the small town of Quechee, where we found rustic barns, rows of cornfields and lush pastures--scenes directly out of a Thoreau novel.
The shoot wrapped with a stroll through a street festival in Woodstock which, thankfully, had delectable cuisine and craft beer ;-)