There are certain experiences in life that have an impact on shaping the person you will one day become. Experiences that may be unassuming, but when you look back on the pivotal moments, they are what stand out. For Kathy and Tom, there is one pivotal moment that changed everything for them – the moment when each of them independently decided to work at YMCA Camp-HiRock near Great Barrington, Massachusetts. It was pure happenstance that each of them would decide to spend their summer at Hi-Rock, because up until then, Tom lived across the Atlantic Ocean in the UK.
For me personally, meeting and getting to know these two was an incredible thing, because many of you don’t know that I ALSO spent summers growing up at Camp Hi-Rock. When I wasn’t feeling like I fit in at home, the community at Hi-Rock celebrated my individuality and embraced me whole-heartedly. So while my time at camp did not overlap with Kathy and Tom years ago, I felt connected to these two as soon as we met a few months ago. Words cannot express the honor that I feel to be able to photograph their big day.
For their engagement session, we met downtown at the Highline to explore in what was probably some of the worst, windiest weather EVER. Yet, we did it! Once it started to rain, we made due and ventured to Grand Central Terminal and were able to integrate some iconic New York backdrops. My favorites are below.
I love that the wind made Kathy’s hair look SO COOL!
What do you do when it rains in the middle of an engagement session? You make the most of it! We were hysterically laughing because the wind was just comical at this point!
The next one is a top favorite for me.
Kathy, you are STUNNING.
Carolyn of Tesora Photography is a New York and Connecticut wedding, engagement and lifestyle photographer serving NYC, Westchester and Fairfield. Now booking into Fall 2016.