Leah & Erik are a really rad couple with a unique sense of style. They were referred to us by some of our past clients, and knowing we had this shared connection immediately made us excited to start planning their engagement session.
Most people who live in North East Pennsylvania are well aware that Jim Thorpe is one of the standout gems of the area. In the fall, the foliage is stunning – we’ve seen it with our own eyes as we visited with family to take the train around the area (yes – nieces & nephews in tow).
In late April, when we did their engagement session, we got a taste of the area at a different time – and it was still so amazing. A place like Jim Thorpe is consistent all year round!
Our favorite thing to do as engagement photographers is aim to capture our couple’s authentically doing things they love to do.
In Leah & Erik’s case, we got in touch with Notch Eight Craft House – a really sweet bar with an upstairs hang out & game room. This was a place they had stumbled into one night of bar hopping with friends – and it was a really incredible little spot that added something unique to their photos. 100% – watching them just relax together with a beer and play a round of Jenga was a perfect start to our time together.
Of course, no one can walk around the little town of Jim Thorpe and not grab a few shots there too. We did this while making our way back to the car for the true second portion of our shoot.
So – if you haven’t heard the news – Glen Onoko has been scheduled to be closed indefinitely. These two had loved hiking here together, and wanted to squeeze it into their engagement shoot on the last weekend it was open to the public.
Leah really took this shoot up a notch by changing into an incredible burgundy dress that contrasted really well with the natural environment and waterfalls here. We love it when our couple’s bring this pop of color – and it works really well as a second outfit if you still want a more casual vibe for some of your other photos.
With hiking boots strapped to our feet, we climbed up to the tallest waterfall at Glen Onoko. It wasn’t an “easy” hike, but definitely well worth scaling up some slippery rock wells. Now, looking back at these pictures, we just wish we could go back and revisit it again! Here’s to hoping they reopen it at some point!!