When people ask me why I do what I do the answer is simple. I'm passionate about photography and the people I get to work with doing it. This past Sunday was a testament to that. I had the pleasure of meeting Kristen a few months back. There was an immediate connection and I was so excited when she and her fiancé Andrew chose me to shoot their wedding and engagement photos. She chose Watch Hill Ocean House, but was a little unsure as to their "policy" on non-guests taking photos on their grounds. That being said the adventure began!
A few days before our shoot I called and got the name of one of their front desk staff. He said we were welcome to take photos on the veranda, but the beach and grounds were exclusive to guests. Thankfully (for protective purposes we'll call him Joe) Joe was not there when we showed up camera in hand and informed the front desk that I had spoken with "Joe" a few days before and gotten permission to shoot on the Veranda...and grounds. The front desk was happy to oblige and we crashed this quaint little country hotels walk around veranda for some exquisite shots.
Watch Hill itself is limited on parking and has one private beach after another, followed by one private parking lot after another. That didn't stop us though. We just melded in with the crowds heading onto the private beach and acted like we owned the place. Sometimes when you want to get the perfect shot you've got to be willing to break a few rules. This shoot was truly an adventure worth having and we got shots in places one normally wouldn't be welcome. We even unknowingly passed by Taylor Swifts house until the locals informed us of where we were.