I have never done so much location scouting in my life! Shana had this awesome idea that she wanted her engagement session to be a little bit retro with a moment in the woods. And it was the most fun challenge for me. Retro is big in the Hudson Valley. (And so are woods, of course!) I thought it would be totally fun to do the shoot at the vintage cocktail bar in uptown Kingston, but they’re closed on Sundays. The hip, new restaurant with a similar vibe down the block didn’t open until dinner. Woodstock has the best woods, but their retro options were of a different era. Finally, we settled on Hurley, where we could explore (I’m not saying we trespassed or anything) the old Catskill Mountain Railway Company’s train car and tracks, then take a quick drive down to one of the HV’s famous rail trails and then hop over to the gorgeous old stone houses for a little Revolutionary retro. It was the perfect mix!
I’m posting more photos from the rail car here because it’s such a unique space, but there were tons of great ones from the trail and houses, too! You can check them out on Facebook and at their web gallery.