Moody and Romantic Hudson Valley Couples Shoot

Jess here! I recently had the pleasure of working with two amazing souls on this three part photo shoot that we’d been planning for months. Dov + Nicole have roots in Upstate NY, but currently live in Florida. After seeing some photos I had taken in the Spring of my daughters playing in the mud, Dov immediately reached out to me to set something up with a vision she had for a “trash-the-dress” shoot. I am always down to plan something out of the box and we were able to make this happen while they were up here visiting a couple of weeks ago.

These two are such a power couple with amazing chemistry. They have a unique energy that radiates and have transformed their lives to better use their gifts for helping others. Leaving their respective business and legal careers, they are described as high energy healers and mentors, helping others to overcome patterns of addiction, painful relationships and the lacking of joy, abundance and meaning. As their work continues to grow and help change the lives of others, we decided to take advantage of our time together to also do some head-shots. They were so nervous at first, but within seconds, they were working the camera with ease. We all have ties to Columbia County, so I planned a fun evening around some of my favorite places to explore. Warren Street has so many great options and it’s always nice to see how much Hudson develops over time.



These ladies were married nearly six years ago on New Years Eve. Being it was the dead of winter, they were unable to achieve the super romantic, golden portraits that a summer sunset allows for. I could tell that that was something they were disappointed about and wanted them to have images they deserved! I knew exactly where I wanted to take them for gorgeous photos, so off to Flower Blossom Farm we went. I have been dying to shoot there forever and the weather could not have been more perfect. The light was just unreal. Although we were there mostly for the trash the dress vision that Dov had, I couldn’t go on without grabbing some bridal portraits in our gorgeous surroundings. It wasn’t something planned or expected, but knowing that they didn’t have the wedding photos they dreamed of, I really wanted to make sure they could leave with that. I couldn’t be happier with how these images turned out, but what they are giving these two really touched my heart. There’s no reason why any couple should go without the photographs they want to capture their love, even if it may be years after they say, “I do.”



“Where could we possibly begin… Jessica is pure art, professionalism and excellence. From the moment Jessica arrived we were immediately comfortable. Her trained eye, clear way of direction and incredible artistic inspiration had us moving through a three part shoot with ease and enjoyment. I went from feeling not photogenic to feeling like a model. Jessica’s presence will eliminate the nerves and guess work around your shoot. This shoot went well above and beyond what we had expected. Nicole and I were married nearly six years ago and did not have the summer wedding shots we dreamed of. We contacted Jessica with very little details and simply said, “we need some shots”. We wanted some professional and wedding shots for our collection. We thought it would be cool and maybe we would get a great shot. What we did not expect is a tour through the Hudson Valley to create MAGIC! Jessica took us through the town of Hudson and then to the outstanding Flower Blossom Farm where she brought the magic of our wedding day to life! We floated through rows of magnificent flowers as Jessica fought the perfectly calculated golden lights of sunset. Jessica gave us more than we could have ever asked for and we are so touched to have relived this incurable moment together. The photos are breathtaking, inspired and technically perfect. She listened to my dream and made it better than I could have imagined. We cannot wait to work together again!!! Thank you!”         – Dov

Dov had always wanted photos of herself in this stunning Vera Wang gown, playing in the mud on a farm, which was our inspiration for this whole experience.

We had such a great time! A huge thank you to Kim of Flower Blossom Farm for your hospitality. It was great to see you in your element! Any couple would be so lucky to roam your field of flowers to select their blooms for the big day. And to Dov + Nicole, thank you for sharing your energy with me and being such awesome sports during our little adventure!

Photography: Jessica Fleurent of YTK Photography + Film
Dress: Vera Wang

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