There is just something about being able to shoot at the Colonnade in downtown Scranton. It’s such an unbelievable place with great character. And when you get to photograph upstairs in the perfectly appointed rooms, it really gets cool.
So I was looking forward to spending time with Jenn on Saturday as she got ready for her wedding to Joe. When I walked into the room, Jenn was hanging out with a couple of friends. Now the first order of business is usually to find a nice place to hang the dress for some photos. When I got there it was already hanging in front of a window. Absolutely perfect. I wasn’t even going to touch it. All I had to do was hang out and shoot.
Now our friends Josh and Paul, owners of the Colonnade, like mirrors – maybe more than I do – but there are always a few mirrors hanging around the building. They are a photographer’s best friend sometimes because if you use the angles right, they can help produce some images that have a lot of depth. The light coming into the rooms is usually great, too. You can see why this kind of stuff gets exciting to us. I just spent a couple hours just hanging out with Jenn, telling stories, listening and taking photos. It was great. I love the stuff that I was able to get. Even better than that, it was relaxed time getting to talk to Jenn and her friends. I really couldn’t ask for anything more.
So what did Bob do with his time? He spent time hanging out with Joe – a good photographer in his own right – getting some really natural and cool portraits with some window light. I absolutely love how they came out. They’re a really good example of the kind of intimate and relaxed portraits we love having the time to do on a wedding day.
So enjoy the photos. And thanks to Jenn and Joe for trusting us to capture their day.