Ali and Josh are the type of people who love a good adventure, and isn’t afraid of change and going with the flow when they need to. Set up for the best possible outcome but have alternate plans for the worst outcomes. There was a chance that their ceremony was going to have rain as the forecast was predicting, but as we started to check the hour to hour time, we were relieved to have just a small chance where the rain would stop by the time First Look was happening at Thomas Memorial Bull Park, a gorgeous little place out in Montgomery NY.
The day started and it had already rained in the early morning, but it was mostly drizzling by the time I had to be at Ali’s Parent’s home for some details and getting ready photos. Everyone was definitely ready to party and have some fun and in good spirits, especially Ali and her Mom. We put the finishing touches on Ali’s Makeup and Hair, and adjustments to her dress – and when we say we I mean her mom and her bridesmaids – then we were ready to go meet Josh at the park.
We got to the park and I met up with Josh who was extra excited – classic Josh. Bright eyed and bushy tailed and with the biggest smile and ready to do the first look with his love. It had JUST slowed down from drizzle to barley anything – so we set Josh up in place, and gave Ali an Umbrella, and then… well History!
David and Joe have been WAITING for this moment. Two people who are both loving and caring and genuinely nice people have finally met each other and have decided to combine their lives. Even if their lives have been intertwined for quite some time, its through this momentous moment that these two were joined officially. These two who have been put together, let now one asunder.
Darcy and Jonathan are both tabletop RPG nerds and fantasy buffs who were destined to be together. If you don’t even understand any of those things, you better start learning because we’re going to throw some D-20’s up in this blog and slay some dragons. Having met while working at a summer camp while also nerding-out together, they decided to make the theme to their wedding “Hobbits Go to Summer Camp” which based on all their details, made their day identified to them SO Well. It was a hot summery day, the sun was out, the people were smiling and they were both super nervous and excited.
They didn’t want to do a full first look, but they did want to do some sort of first look, soooo we did a super emotionally charged NOT First look, but hand holding and hugging, and crying definitely ensued. Blindfolds and crying, and sniffling, definitely a tear jerking moment.
It was the perfect day.
Catering: Annie Krause of Rouge Cellar and Chiavetta’s Chicken
Venue: Camp Centerland: A program of JCC Buffalo
Sam and Kevin were super nervous at the beginning and as the day went by they were super excited and down for any new ideas I’ve been waiting to try out. We explored Washington Park and ended up at the Plaza of which we made some pretty steller shots that i’ve only been picturing in my head. They were game for something new and fresh. The day was nice and warm and their smiles were out all day. I made kevin do the “High school Jock” pose just for fun but something tells me that he’s done this particular stance before seeing how he looks so natural going into it, Sam’s facial reaction pretty much sums it up ;-)
I can’t wait to share with you their wedding in May which is JUST around the corner, can you believe it? It’ll be here in no time!
Fun loving couple who are beautiful and silly and just love life? These two. They are a super chill couple who love a good adventure, but they also love being low key and easy going. We were being silly and overly dramatic and just having FUN all day on the property of the Sagamore Hotel and the day could not be any more GORGEOUS. They are having their wedding at The Barn at Lord Howe Valley and I could not be any more excited! We wouldn’t be super close to the water of Lake George, so why not an engagement session near the water to compliment this prospect?
Oh yea, We also practiced turns and twirls because her dress was SUPER FAB. It needed to happen. I was obsessed.
Kelly and Tony were fated to be together, when I first met them they seemed like lovers who had finally got together and who already understood how infinite Love is, that it extends not for our partners, but to our families and each other’s families. Family is super important to these two and it was without a doubt a big part of their day. But let me tell you how excited these two were to see each other. A first look that was filled with just EXCITEMENT, no nerves - well maybe a little bit but mostly just excitement. My favorite thing about weddings is the first look, the raw moment that happens and the pure happiness that just fills the entire space.
A day filled with love, excitement, surprises and good friends and family. What else could you ask more? Maybe some more delicious cake :-)
At first this pup stole the show so I just had to get a couple of photos of this little one because WHO KNOWS when i’ll get to see this sweet heart again! I digress… :-)
Kristin and TJ were up for attempting this day’s engagement session because let me tell you, TJ is as tough as they come. He had sustained an injury to his foot and honestly, I convinced them to do the engagement session as long as they were able to move to spots. With our limited ability to be super mobile, TJ Powered through the session with a great spirit. Apparently, he was telling jokes because Kristin could not stop laughing with her beautiful smile. They are both adventurous and super fun people who are considerate of others and they LOVE being on the slope. Honestly, I can’t wait until we’re on the slopes for their wedding! Stay tuned for their 2019 Wedding!
Erika and Alex are SO adventurous. Let me just say this to all my upcoming couples, BE ADVENTUROUS, take the little bit of a risk for your photos. I always try to keep my clients safe, dry and clean but sometimes you just gotta trust me a little to get some amazing shots! These two were up for anything, I am so grateful because Kristen and I scouted the site early on and found some great spots for photos. It was raining that day and you know the old adage about rain… its wet, I mean good luck on your wedding day 😅😅😅.
There’s an old saying that rain is lucky on your wedding day because when you tie the knot on your wedding day and it rains, the knot itself is harder to untie. Think about that for a second ;-)
Ready to see some adventures?
DJ: Evan Moore
Venue + Catering: The Emerson Resort and Spa
Hair + Make-up: Lipstick N Lashes
Flowers: Fleurtacious Designs
Officiant: Rev Kristina Hansen
Dresses: Alex - Blue Rayne Bridal | Erika - DeAnna’s
Rings: Doyle & Doyle
I first got contacted by Mathieu on Wedding Wire looking for a wedding photographer to travel to Spillian, little did he know that I’d be more than willing to travel to Montreal as well! I love this city with its rustic charm and its modern sensibilities. Funny enough, Abi and Mathieu met in Japan, and at this time Mathieu lived in Montreal and Abi lived in New Jersey and their fate was just meant to be! 可愛い (Kawaii) is only breaking the surface of how I should describe him, but most important thing of all, we had so much fun together, and things were so easy for them. I love that they were willing to be silly, to be sultry and especially allowing me to enjoy this Beautiful City of Montreal!
When I think about happiness and love and what couple’s are like when they are at their best together, I think about couple’s like Karissa and John. They laugh together, and I mean they laugh A LOT, they worry about the important things together, having fun, spending time, being happy and loving life. I am so lucky to find people like these two because they make sessions fun, because they keep things REAL with REAL happiness. We had SO much fun that day playing around in the beautiful urban setting and setting sun, and they hardly even noticed all the people just walking right through.
Brooklyn Bridge is ALWAYS packed with people, especially during sunset time and its hardly a wonder why some couples feel unsure about getting photos in these locations because there are so many families there enjoying their day at the park. However, we were in our own little world, and I love that about the city sometimes - we could be entrenched in the middle of a bunch of people, and because everyone is different, nothing is surprising. They felt comfortable just being in love.