I have been wanting to visit Sloss Furnace ever since we moved to Birmingham last year but just haven’t had time. So when one of my friends from Shutterfest invited me to do some creative work on an engagement session there, I was all about it.
Sloss Furnace originally opened in 1882 and was not only one of the largest iron manufacturers in the country, it was also one of the longest running blast furnaces in the world. The production of pig iron in the city helped to shape the industrial revolution and the rapid growth of Birmingham, earning it the nickname, The Magic City.
Katie and Thomas were a joy to work with for their engagement session and definitely were game to let us try some creative work that was rather outside what I normally shoot to include some purple gelled lights. They shared how they met at Chick-fil-a or at least . . that is the official story. As we walked through Sloss, Thomas who has a background in mechanics, was fascinated with the sheer size of the furnaces as well as the various moving parts in the space. Katie, who has a love for trains was thrilled to have some images in front of the engines on site. These two sweet people are getting married later this year in Huntsville and are so excited for all the future holds for them.