Jason Asked, She Said Yes! (Twice, but who's counting?)
Jason reached out to me about shooting his wedding proposal in Beacon, NY not too long after I’d broken my left collarbone in a very tragic gardening accident. At the time, I wasn’t certain I’d be holding a camera, but Jason being a Physical Therapist assured me that my doubts were unfounded, and I’d have no problem with our session. He was, thankfully, correct.
We met a few days before his proposal date to scope out the location, and for me to make sure I could recognize him in a crowd. When we arrived, two things hit us FAST: the Hudson River was approaching flood depth, and was overflowing into some of the park area where Jason planned to propose in a few short days, and the mosquitoes there were out for blood. Not just food, but vengeance. We were attacked early and often, and I’m certain had we stayed much longer, there would’ve been a fully coordinated mosquito attack.
Thankfully, on the day of his proposal, the waters had receded and the area where he wanted to propose was dry and ready for Jason’s big moment. I followed Jason a bit, and when he turned to propose, I stepped in and started firing away. I hadn’t noticed that behind them, two friends were relaxing in the sun in beach chairs, right in the middle of our photo. So, a little while later, we recreated the moment without the interlopers, and with better light, for the ‘gram.
Oh, and thanks go 25-35mph winds, the mosquitoes were unable to mount an effective attack.