First of all I'd like to say, when I was editing these photos I listened to Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: I. Prelude on repeat for several days. Melissa is one of my best friends from high school, we played in orchestra together. Now she is a professional cellist -- which makes Melissa and Clair's story pretty sweet, because Clair is also a professional musician. They knew each other back in their college days, but didn't really start dating until they went on a Broadway tour of South Pacific. I'm so excited to share these photographs with you because everything in this photo shoot was carefully thought out and I love that they wanted to take photos with their instruments at Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown, PA. We did their outdoor photos at the Allentown Rose Garden where Clair proposed! I am really looking forward to shooting your wedding in June Melissa and Clair!
I am super excited to finally release Elliott Powell's official music video of Thorn and Thicket! Thorn and Thicket was written in response to a car accident Elliott had when he fell asleep at the wheel. You'll notice in the video that he nails pictures of his car wreck along with photographs of his family (what he would have missed if he was killed in the wreck). The scary thing is when Elliott tells you this story in person, you learn that when he woke up from the accident he found his car engine in his lap. So when Elliott told me all of these details it was very important for him to show a crash test dummy that represents him and embracing life.
We shot the majority of this video on a private farm up in Whitehall, PA (thanks Lou & Sue!). And it was just gorgeous up there! Sunrises and sunsets are just perfect. I also had the help of Bruce Kite as my second shooter for two days (he is the DP from The Backyard Philly Project -- a documentary I directed through my organization Ferasha Films). You'll see in the Behind the Scenes photos (below the video post) how Bruce took some risky shots. So now I give you the world premiere of Elliott Powell's Thorn and Thicket.
Also, be sure to check out his new website that was just launched today: epmusicministries.com
Be sure to stay tuned today as I'll be releasing a blog post of his official photos!