Last week, I got to go to one of my favorite places in Central MA, Purgatory Chasm, with the talented and beautiful professional flutist Andrea LeBlanc from Boston.
We’d been planning the shoot for a few dry weeks prior, but when the shoot day came, Mother nature decided that she should water the central MA area a bit with a few torrential downpours. Nonplussed, Andrea made the drive out here to the central MA area, and we carpooled down to Purgatory Chasm in Sutton, MA. As we pulled into the park, the rain let up, and we were good to go. We began the session on the chasm side of the road, taking a few shots of Andrea in the main chasm. At the mouth of the chasm was a really awesome rock formation with a tree growing out of it, and Andrea was brave enough to climb up for a shot (no small feat in a ball gown)! Then we headed across the street down the trail to a small stone building, that framed Andrea and her flutes perfectly. From the mouth of the building, we could see a clearing that was awash in light, so we made that our second destination. The surrounding woods provided additional backgrounds, with a lush patch of ferns inspiring us for the last pose. We made the trek back up to the car, just in time - as we rode back to my home, the skies opened up once more.
On a side note, Andrea is the wife of Boston wedding videographer, Timothy Bakland. Tim is one of my absolute favorite wedding videographers. I have had the pleasure of working with him numerous times, and we seem have the uncanny ability to seamlessly work together to give the bride and groom great coverage without getting in anyone’s (or each others) way. So when Tim told me that he wanted to gift Andrea with some creative headshots, I was honored and excited to be the person he asked!