A Hunter’s Portrait Session in New Castle, PA

A Hunter’s Portrait Session in New Castle, PA


Wow, I still am in shock that I did this session. I had a blast shooting with Andrew, but my heart was pounding and possibly in my throat. I found a new collage last year that I wanted to try out, but I needed a hunter to ‘model’ for me or as Andrew kept saying, ‘posing.’ We did our shoot on Christmas Eve morning, while Matt and I were out in the Pittsburgh area visiting his family and my soon to be family and some amazing new friends.

I originally thought Andrew only did rifle hunting, with this I knew that the gun would be unloaded. A couple of days before Andrew sent me a text asking what he should bring; I was confused, until Matt told me that Andrew also did archery. I was excited about being able to do both archery and rifle, but I was also becoming really nervous. (My only experience with archery was when I was at girl scout camp and my sister was the only one who could hit the target.) Matt and I arrived at Andrew’s on a misty, cloud filled morning, Andrew grabbed his bow and arrow and we headed out to the woods. We found the perfect spot! Andrew lifted the bow up and pulled the string and arrow back and I grabbed a few shots.

Of course, I wanted a shot of him facing me because it would be an amazing shot!

Above is the scariest shot that I have taken so far in my life.

But look how amazing this compilation looks!

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Tonya Moken created TLM Productions, LLC because of her love of story telling through the mediums of videography and photography. Everyone has a story to tell, and Tonya wants to help you tell yours.

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