Adventurous Hiking Couples Session at Little Round Top, Gettysburg | Jackleen Leed Photography
January 17, 2019 , ADVENTURE SESSION
I have so much love for this couple and this adventurous hiking couples session. Not just because this guy is my little brother (not so little anymore! 😉 ). And while we did have the absolute loveliest light, that’s not what makes the session so dear to me either. Rather, it’s because these two have the bravest and most generous spirits, which were perfectly suited to this adventurous hiking session. Brandon is definitely the more timid of the two, but Kayleigh pushes him out of his comfort zone and he’s so much better for it. They are generous and patient with one another. And funny, oh so funny.
We started just before sunset with a hike around Little Round Top in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Despite it being pretty cold and a Sunday evening, there were still quite a few people hanging out. Brandon and Kayleigh just went with it, even when an admirer yelled to them that they were doing great 🙂
Hiking sessions are for couples who love the outdoors and want MOMENTS captured in lieu of the typical poses. In fact, you won’t find me posing couples at all. I’m much more of a wait and see type of photographer. As an introvert, I completely get how weird it can feel to have someone tag along photographing something so intimate and personal, how strange it can be to feel “put on display”. Because I get it, I can promise you that it won’t feel like that at all! (Even if someone does decide to randomly yell that you’re doing great 😉 ).
And don’t worry about not knowing what to do! I won’t leave you hanging, but I promise you, you absolutely WILL know what to do. You don’t need me telling you how to love each other. You’re already experts at it. That said, I will guide you a bit, if needed. This usually consists of using light conversation and phrases that can be really off the wall and unexpected (for example, “smell your partner’s neck, like really get in there and give it a good sniff”).
At the end of the day I don’t want to give you a collection of photos, I want to give you a collection of YOUR MOMENTS that make you FEEL something all over again every time you look at them. This is about the EXPERIENCE. If an adventurous hiking session with the love of your life sounds like your cup of tea, reach out and let’s dream up something beautiful.