Loudonville is a hall. It should have taken about 2 and a half hours to get there, but because I view the sign that says “65mph” as more of a challenge than a limit, I got there in 2 hours.
So what’s so special about Loudonville that made it well worth me getting up at 6:00 am on a Sunday after getting home from a wedding the night before at midnight? First of all, Landoll’s Mohican Castle is there. The castle is actually a resort with incredible landscaping and tons of colors and cool things to use as props. It’s also where Bernadette and Matt got engaged, so aside from being an awesome place to shoot, it has sentimental value for them.
Getting down there was easy until I got about 4 or 5 miles out. I thought my GPS was playing a mean joke on me. It had me going down dirt roads that were hardly roads at all. I remember thinking to myself, there is no way that a resort could be anywhere near where I was. I honestly couldn’t believe my GPS even had these sorry excuses for roads programed in it. But sure enough, my trusty Tom Tom was telling the truth. The funny thing is, on the way home it had me take a totally different way that didn’t involve any dirt roads and took about 15 minutes less than on the way down.
Bernadette and Matt were awesome to work with. They were totally comfortable in front of the camera and acted as though I wasn’t even there. They just interacted wonderfully. Landoll’s has all kinds of rock walls, benches, railings, boulders, greenery and flowers. We made use of everything and got some really great shots. I’m really excited about shooting their wedding in September.
My personal fav out of the bunch.