Abby and Misha were one of those couples who I feel like I was just straight-up meant to work with. Our first conversation was amazing; they were so easy-going and free, telling me with excitement about how they got together (see: rugby, foreign country) and what they wanted out of their engagement photos.
We planned their outdoor session in the early months of the pandemic, so we were all in a state of flux at the time—with New York having some of the strictest requirements, for obvious reasons. I drove out there to meet them at Industrial Arts Brewing Company, happy for the excuse to get on the road after two months of strict quarantine.
It was a startling contrast; photographing their love against a backdrop of a brewery that had likely switched from making beer to making rubbing alcohol; capturing heir cute clothes and smiling faces against a backdrop of people walking to and from their cars in masks. This type of scene would, of course, become the new norm throughout the rest of 2020. But in the moment, it was unique, profound, and memorable.
I feel like I met friends when I met Abby and Misha. I’m grateful they planned their wedding far enough into the future that Covid didn’t foil their plans, and I’m beyond excited I get to be with them on their big day.