Rupa and Ian picked an absolutely glorious day for their Gantry Plaza State Park engagement shoot. We started off in the north end of the park by the Pepsi sign and worked our way over to the docks. I’ve got all the details plus the stunning sunset photos in today’s blog post!
In addition to great weather for today’s photo shoot, Rupa and Ian also had the advantage of location on their side. Rupa and Ian live nearby to the park, so we were able to include an outfit change in the shoot. If you want to shoot at Gantry Plaza but don’t live nearby, there are public restrooms in which you can change.
One other thing to consider is that we encountered no hassle from the park staff because this was not an obvious photo shoot. You technically need to pay for a photo permit if you are going to take any photos here (aside from the usual tourist snapshots). The park staff is notorious for chasing wedding parties off of the property if you don’t have a permit in hand. However, if you can keep your photo shoot discreet, then you should be in the clear.
My recommendation to all Gantry Plaza State Park photographers out there is to travel light with your equipment — I had one bag and one camera, that’s it. No tripods, assistants, or secondary light set ups. And you can forget about shooting here if you have an actual wedding party in tow. Last I checked, the permit was $130 and you will need it for any photos of a woman in a white dress. We were very lucky at this shoot to not have the staff hunt us down.
Enjoy the photos!
Want to see what happened after their Gantry Plaza State Park engagement session? Check out all the details of Rupa and Ian’s beautiful East Wind Inn wedding in this link.
Interested in scheduling your own Gantry Plaza State Park engagement shoot? Drop me a line and let’s talk about your photography needs.
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