If you’re a fan of our work, there may be something very familiar about this Friedman Farms wedding we shot on Saturday, May 20th. There’s a very good chance that you will recognize the bride and groom from their engagement photos which you can see HERE in case you missed them. It was one of the most adventurous and fun engagement shoots we’ve done. A 5-mile hike through Rickett’s Glen, which also included all of us getting lost after dark trying to make it back to the parking lot.
From the moment we met Allison and Eric at our home almost 2 years ago, we knew they were a couple that we would absolutely love working with. They talked about how much they love the outdoors, adventure, waterfalls, and just simply spending time together. Before they booked us they asked if we would be up for making the drive up to Rickett’s Glen State Park for their engagement shoot. It would be over a 2-hour drive for us, but having been there before, I quickly agreed. Rickett’s Glen is one of the most beautiful hikes you can do in PA that is littered with 22 wild and free-flowing waterfalls.
Their wedding was also a bit of a drive for us, but by the time it rolled around we had gotten to know Ali and Ric pretty good and couldn’t wait to see them again. The wedding was in Northeast PA, and while we have shot at several Pennsylvania Farm venues, this was the first time at Friedman Farms. They have a very rustic and very well maintained large red barn that sits on a one hundred and forty-five-acre property of rolling hills that go seem to go on forever. There’s no hiding the fact that Sandi and I love our farm weddings, especially up in PA since that is where we got married back in 2005. While we do shoot a good amount of city weddings, farm weddings like Ali and Ric’s are what we simply love to shoot.
Just like their engagement shoot, their wedding was one of our favorites that we have shot. From the beginning to the end, the day was filled with laughter, tears of joy, great people, and even the friendly barn cat that wanted to be part of everything going on. The weather was perfect and we were given an absolutely beautiful sunset that was the perfect ending to the day. It was also the start of one of the best wedding celebrations of the year. As you’ll see in the photos, the best part of the entire day was seeing Ali and Ric spending some time alone together duiring the sunset, dancing and running through the fields. The beautiful glow of the golden sun highlighting the tall grass, and creating some of the best light we’ve had to work with all year. Congrats again to the Ali and Ric Veloso, we wish you nothing but the best and hope to see the both of you very soon!
I shot a lot of the images in this blog on the Leica M10 and the 50mm Noctilux f/0.95, shot wide open. I’ve shot the Noctilux a few times now and thanks to Leica for sending one out for me to test on the M10, it created some of my favorite images that day. While I do love shooting it, I still prefer my 50mm Summilux ASPH, especially the way that it handles the harsh sunlight and the way that I shoot. I’ll be putting a small blog post together with more details about the M10 + Noctilux combo over on my REVIEW site.