Photographer Jay Philbrick and his wife Vicki take their clients for terrifying photo shoots on a cliff 350ft above the ground in Echo Lake State Park, New Hampshire. They lower their subjects down the cliff and photograph them dressed formally with a majestic sunrise in the background.
“What I like to do is get people and get them out and give them an experience, not just some great photos but also a great experience that they will never forget,” says Jay Philbrick. “Some people think it’s not real, so we’ve really started pushing for a lot behind the scenes shots, ” added Vicki.
Back in the days, Jay was a professional mountain guide; during the cliff photo shoots he also works with a third photographer Justin Macomber and another long-time guide Marc Chauvin, so his clients are definitely in good hands. The Philbricks also love to explore other unusual settings, such as deep wells or steep snow slopes.
Wife and husband take their clients for terrifying wedding photo shoots on a cliff 350ft above the ground
Jay and Vicki Philbrick lower their subjects down the cliff before the sunrise to get dramatic shots
“Some people think it’s not real, so we’ve really started pushing for a lot behind the scenes shots,” says Vicki
“This is crazy, like bucket list once in a lifetime kind of thing” Ashley Firth, one of the clients
“What I like to do is get people and get them out and give them an experience… they will never forget”
“My wife Vicki usually takes care of the lighting but if we need it on the side of a cliff, our guide usually handles that,” says Jay
“I control the light from my camera with a Phottix Odin transmitter”
They also do non-wedding photo shoots