I met Sarah and Ben through Ben’s co-worker – my good friend Paul W. Sarah and Ben live near where my mom’s side of the family lives, and where I lived for the first 8 years of my life. There’s some kind of weird thing that everyone is related to everyone else in the rural counties of Lebanon and Lancaster, but that doesn’t seem to be the case with us – even after spending 20 minutes name-dropping on the side of the road after this very photoshoot. Nonetheless, I’ll get back to details of our time together, lest you think that we were more interested in genealogy rather than photography.
Sarah and Ben got engaged on the tower at Governor Dick Park, located in the middle of the woods in beautiful Mount Gretna, PA. Naturally, it made sense to do some photography near that area.
We took a walk a little ways into the woods to find some of the boulders Governor Dick Park is known for. These guys were brave to climb up on the slippery rocks. I really love how relaxed they look on a 10 foot high boulder. I was seriously nervous for them!
I tried some off-camera flash with them in the midst of the rocks. Thankfully, there was no poison ivy to be found, and Ben made sure to check for snakes and other interesting animals before allowing Sarah into an area. Such a gentleman!
Ben knows how to rock a pose. Those were the words I used with him as well. 😉
I loved this little moment between them at the corner of the nature center in the park. This leads right into my explanation of what was going on in the next picture…
I asked Sarah to give me the look she gives Ben when he starts talking about his tractor… and then there’s the normal romantic pose.
We drove down the road and grabbed some pictures at a unique clearing.
Probably my personal favorite from the session…
Thanks guys! I’m really looking forward to your wedding in August! The rest of the session can be found here.