I knew Dwane and Sharla through the dance studio, where I taught them some dance steps. Can you imagine my thrill when they asked me to do their engagement photos? I was excited, flattered and nervous. But they...they were beautiful and gracious and easy going.
They chose Altamont Vineyard & Winery in Altamont, NY and they couldn't have done better. Beautiful vineyard, wonderful people taking care of it and fantastic grounds was what we found waiting for us. Albeit, along with horse flies! Those beasts were circling us non-stop, and I have to praise both, Sharla and Dwane, for braving their presence. I did end up with a couple of funny photos of Dwane swatting a horse flies in the middle of a kiss, and another one of him posing as Captain Morgan in the vineyard.
At the end, I left with a ton of beautiful images, positive experience and 3 bottles of wine (2 Rose and 1 Red), which I highly recommend to all winers out there. Especially the red one - what a rich flavor!
I just want to thank Mike and Katrina, who made us feel welcome during the photoshoot, Dwane and Sharla for trusting me to capture their love and affection for one another, and their bunny, who cooperated and posed perfectly.