What a beautiful day. I couldn't say enough about how important family is to both Tamara and Luisa. Family means everything, and to these two, they both mean everything to each other. Their details were beautiful, their setting was beautiful, their ceremony was beautiful, THEY. WERE. BEAUTIFUL. I'll cut to the chase, Lots of crying, lots of laughing, and lots of loving.
Rachael and Craig are a one of a kind couple and they LOVE to laugh and it definitely shines through. Besides being gorgeous, they are super silly and love to just have fun. We walked around Yaddo on a day where no one else was around, lucky us, because we could make this session MAGICAL. I think their shenanigans and their beauty will just speak for itself.
These two say they HATE photos of them, but as soon as we met I knew that I HAD TO GET PHOTOS OF THEM. Can you blame me? They're SO HAPPY and Incredibly Gorgeous but also, Genuine - Key to everything. I mean they say they were shy but I don't believe them ;-) We had some fun at the Brooklyn Bridge Park and even though there were a ton of people around, they melted into each other and forgot about everyone else. Even when derp moments occur, apparently this WOULD happen to them hahaha. I can't wait to have fun at this wedding!
This couple is kicking off 2018 wedding season with a BANG. Incredibly easy going, fun loving, always silly couples are the best. They just wanted to be with each other, be near each other, see their friends, see their family, share moments together, and most importantly, make each other laugh SO HARD ALL DAY. I can't explains the amount of laughing that occurred all day (also the amount of crying) but there was happiness to be had by all. Can you blame them when the day went beautifully?
Tamara and Luisa are such a fun couple. They love to be silly, they love spending time with each other, and they LOVE to LAUGH. Our engagement session was filled with so much laughing, and loving and cuddling. There was even a bit of adventurousness, and some derpy climbing with attempts to not slip into the thawing river, but maybe I'll let them explain that one ;-). On to the cute photos!
This past year has been the biggest year yet! Every year it gets better and better, and the thing that never changes is that my Clients are awesome and THE BEST. I've had the pleasure of traveling to so many different locations and meeting so many new and wonderful people and families. Here's a brief overview of all the weddings this year, I can't wait for what 2018 Brings
I have to say that I cried a lot for their wedding, mainly because these two sweet, emotionally strong and kind-hearted people who work in bettering others and being considerate to others were having THEIR day taken care of and I felt very honored to have been a part of it. They could only be championed by the love that their family and friends and those who's lives they have affected showed them that day. I cried a little as they both held back tears when they saw each other at their first look, I cried a little as they said their vows and held hands on the alter, I cried a little as they did their first dance, and I cried a little when it was all over. It was a wonderful way to end my Wedding Season.
Alisha and Carl found me and knew that I was going to be the perfect match for their day. Little did I know, that they were the perfect match for me! These two were ready for their day, dressing to the nines and excited to see each other for the first time. There were tears, there were laughs, and there was lots of love.
Kim first found me at a Bridal News Wedding Show, she was diving deep into the wedding planning and like most people planning their wedding, it was the first time and there was a lot of information to take in. When Kim and Rick met me out for a quick chat, I fell in love with the idea of their wedding day. It was going to be super small and intimate, It was going to encompass elements that they adored, and it was going to be a wedding geared towards their personalities. There were so many little things that tells you their story, can you name all the little details that they worked so hard to put together? There is just so many to name!
I havn't seen Shelby and Jen since they first got married and they wanted to do some Photos for their Christmas Cards! It was a bit chilly, but they had no problem snuggling up and show each other and the camera some love and giggles. They are each other's family.
Ryan and Matt found me online, but I knew that talking to them made me realize that they needed to be my clients because they are both silly and ready to party, but indulge in the quiet romantic moments when they get the chance. Of course they were a bit shy at first, and it was a bit chilly out by the water, but as soon as they began being silly and laughing and embracing to stay warm, I couldn't get them to stop smiling, not that I wanted to anyway :-). They just get better and better as the day went on, and my favorite moments from this session are ALL of the in-between moments. I can't WAIT for their day!
Grace and Tim are two of the most amazing people I know. Granted, I didn't REALLY know them before our initial consultation meeting but since that day, I've only been dreaming of their wedding day. I've also been WAITING to capture these two the way I see them - In love, non-judgemental, tenacious loyalty, and willingness to make each other happy. Also, now that my job here is done, I can't wait to visit them in Philly!! <3 See you two soon Loviess!
The theme of this Engagement session? Laughs, giggles, silliness ALL DAY LONG. Exactly what it was supposed to be, and my heart is so full from this session! I can't lie, it wasn't a perfectly cloudy day with no rain, it definitely rained, and they were definitely up for the adventure in this magical nature preserve. Ali and Josh were not nervous at all, if anything, they were excited, and they were willing to do whatever I wanted with a few requests - typically what my creative heart loves to hear!
I can't lie, it was a rainy Sunday in the middle of the city and there was no evidence of it stopping anytime soon! Fortunately, these two were up for the adventure as the rain sometimes took some moments to waiver in its strength and allow us to be less wet. Might I add that the penguin umbrella was not planned? It was essentially the perfect prop for the day, and we played in the rain. regardless of where we decided to take photos, things were quiet, allowing this hard working hyper focused couple to really enjoy their time with each other.
Alexis and Brian are super cool and super chill and completely down to earth people. Brian was just a bit nervous (sorry man! putting you on the spot!) but all in all, he warmed up and started having a bit of fun with the session. These two work hard and passionately in their careers, both helping people in need, whether its the public, or those who are having issues with their beloved fur babies. I am sensing a theme of my clients as a criteria with working with me: MUST BE COMPASSIONATE PEOPLE. Check out their photos :-)
I first met Angela and Dan at the Century House Wedding Show and they won my free Engagement Session! They were nervous, as are most couples when they have to be in fornt of the camera, but once they warmed up a little and were able to be a little bit open with each other. It turned out spectacular.
Compassion for others runs through the blood of these two, and when two kind hearts come together, it becomes so apparent that they carry their compassion through into their relationship. Although they live in NYC now, I can't wait for their Wedding! There were a lot of laughs and a lot of conversations that were had that might very well be embarrassing (but I couldn't hear it, i swear!). I don't know what they are like apart, but together they are calm and collected, hearts of ease and comfort. Let me show you what we made that day!
These two love birds are getting married next year and I couldn't be more excited! They met me at a previous client's wedding and apparently they liked me ;) These two are funny, and they both have their own shy moments. These moments are always so fun to exploit because it brings out the giggles in each other. Tom, with his dad jokes and Briana with her adventurous attitude are just perfect for each other. I can't wait for their big day!
Michelle and Gina Tied the knot! It was a crazy day filled with a lot of love, a lot of family, and a LOT of friends. There was even a special guest appearance! You'll just have to scroll through to see... ;-) This has been a long time coming for them, and with everything being just the right timing and things working out for the better, it was a day to remember, and like every couple tells me, it felt like it didn't even happen because of how fast it all went by. That is what Photographers are here for. Let me just jog your memory.
Meghan and Bill live in their home here in West Sand Lake, and where better place to take some Engagement Photos than on their deck overlooking the Lake. Oh of course since we were so close we had to take advantage of the town beach :-) Lighting was great and perfect, it was an easy going day with a lot of laughs, and lots of smiles. I can't wait for their wedding next year!
I was honored to be a part of a good friend of mine's big day. Two teachers, organized just like teachers because when I got to both their getting ready locations they were both ready and took all my advice. I mean besides the fact that I was loving that they listened to my advice, they both were so excited to see each other down the aisle that everything else melted away as soon as those doors opened. It was quite the day, filled with lots of excitement, lots of silly faces, lots of beautiful people, and TONS of shenanigans. My favorite!
Its a long time coming for Alice and Sal to tie the knot and join these two families together! These two sweet, smart, and super hardworking people who couldn't help but laugh and smile throughout the whole day, especially right during the first look. There was nothing that was going to make their day better other than officially tying the knot. It was a perfect day.
Anusheh and Paul have this energy about them that radiates when they are together. You could tell they enjoy each other's company, but more importantly to them, they enjoy listening to each other and their input. Their energy only amplifies when Paul's daughter Maya comes into the picture, and you know that family is the most important part of their being. Their love for each other can only be championed by the love they both share for Maya, and they care for their family's well being.
This sweet Brooklyn Based couple wanted to have their small intimate wedding up in the capital region, specifically at the Buckley Farms! I love this spot, its filled with so much wholesomeness and ease. Things could not have been more perfect for a low key, light hearted, and exciting day filled with lots of loved ones and lots of heart felt tears. I say this a lot but I felt so honored to have been a part of this intimate day.
These two are fun, light hearted, adventure filled, easy going, and ready to seize and party through their day. Even during formals, they just wanted to get out there and dance and party and just have fun for the day. They look out for each other and they always have each other's backs. BTW did I ever tell you how FANTASTIC they both looked? nailing it at every turn. Chills all day.
I have been waiting to blog this wedding because it was such a good day. I essentially have been blessed with such amazing Couples so I obviously say that a lot, but these two though, have been so awesome all day. Nailed everything, had a ton of fun, someone got "Iced" - some ya'll know what that means, people cried, people laughed, there were fireworks. FIREWORKS. I made gifs, lots of them. Enough from me, check these out!
I feel like I can't say enough about how these two feel about each other, there's this calming effect they must have when they are together because even when things aren't going perfectly, once they are together, none of it seems to matter - and it shows in their faces, and in the way they hold each other, make each other laugh, and even when they poke fun because its no longer too serious, it becomes light hearted. Love means when you look at the other, you are finding peace and balance, you are finding someone who you admire and pushes you to be better, and you find yourself prioritizing them over yourself sometimes. I felt so truly lucky to have shot their wedding.
Kelly and Tony are super fun and totally up for anything I wanted to create for them (which are always my favorite words!) They chose Schenectady because this was a place of childhood memories that is rarely visited now. So I took them around the rose garden just to spring up some memories and to re acquaint them with the friendly atmosphere and the abundance of life. I can't wait for their wedding in 2018!
Mat and Mike have already "officially" gotten married but still wanted to have their celebration with all of their loved ones, friends and family and everyone under the rainbow. Honors Haven was the perfect place for them to do it, as the day was gorgeous and their photos essentially captured the care they have for each other, the sillyness and relaxed nature of their relationship, and the teamwork and communication that was displayed through their efforts in making this day the perfect day. #MatMike17
Michelle and Gina are what most comfortable couples are like, easy going and don't take anything too seriously when it comes to making each other laugh. Ironically, they had just had a small argument prior to them being at the engagement session, which of course I took the oppertunity to start making it awkward. Those who have ever been in relationships know that the last thing you want to do when you're angry at your significant other is be close to them at all. Well, when you're with me, and you just had an argument, I'm dumping you right into the fray, Kisses, snuggles, and awkward stares galore. The thing I admire most about this couple is their honesty to each other, and their unapologetic love for each other.