By virtue of bicycle racing photography I have photographed a handful of cycling weddings. I got to say, those tend to be the most fun-loving, laid-back, friendly, smile-inducing ones. Ones, where by the end of the night the bride and groom rip the camera out of your hands and get you drunk. OK, so maybe it didn’t happen exactly so, but, close. Besides, I am totally expecting it to culminate to that point at the upcoming wedding of Ms.Roz and Mr.Greg. Both exceptionally wonderful, cheerful, and super energetic people.
Yep, just so! See the energy I am talking about? How can anything she does be not fun??
Here are a few sneak peaks into the engagement shoot we did this past fall.
With Roz being an avid mountain biker and national champion (twice!) in downhill racing, and Greg enjoying shredding it in the woods just the same, not to mention their beautiful beautiful dog Boston, the woods were the first answer that came to mind for location. Not just any woods. Lynn is known to mountain bikers for its versatility that offers both cross-country, “hardtail” trails and freestyle, boulder-jumping, bmx-tracking, tree-stomping fun.
Yep, they just happened to have their cyclocross bicycles with them. You know, just in case.
I love moments like this: if this doesn’t scream love and support at you, I dunno…go check with a doctor or something…
Cyclists make real good snugglers! Next time you see one, try it for yourself!
Sometimes accidental appearances in the background play out so nicely into the framing! Notice a couple of people on the next cliff over - makes it a little bit surreal, just a dash of Dali (colors remind me of his palette too).
At a certain point I unhooked my enamored subjects from the leash and let them play around…which yet again they performed brilliantly…
And that’s how energetic people rest:
And no, normally “rest” doesn’t mean that they spoon on the beach gravel wrapped in colorful scarves, but it served well for conveying their bright bursting energy, emotion, and warm undercurrent supporting their relationship. IMHO, of course.
Needless to say, I had as much fun as Roz and greg seem to be having in the pictures, and I can’t wait for the wedding!!
And that - is that.
Till next time,