Old Daly Inn at Crooked Lake House Wedding | Tamara + Luisa | Jay Zhang Photography

Old Daly Inn at Crooked Lake House Wedding | Tamara + Luisa | Jay Zhang Photography

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.

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Yaddo Engagement | Rachael + Craig | Jay Zhang Photography

Yaddo Engagement | Rachael + Craig | Jay Zhang Photography

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.

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Renaissance Hotel Albany | Kirsten and Asher's Wedding | Jay Zhang Photography

Renaissance Hotel Albany | Kirsten and Asher's Wedding | Jay Zhang Photography

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?

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John Boyd Thatcher Park | Tamara and Luisa's Engagement | Jay Zhang Photography

John Boyd Thatcher Park | Tamara and Luisa's Engagement | Jay Zhang Photography

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!

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2017 Weddings | A Look Back | Jay Zhang Photography

2017 Weddings | A Look Back | Jay Zhang Photography

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

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Revolution Hall Troy NY | Karla + Brian's Wedding

Revolution Hall Troy NY | Karla + Brian's Wedding

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.

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Altamont Manor | Alisha and Carl's Wedding

Altamont Manor | Alisha and Carl's Wedding

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.

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Oakwood Cemetary Chapel | Kim and Rick's Wedding

Oakwood Cemetary Chapel | Kim and Rick's Wedding

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!

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Ampersand Bay Resort | Ryan and Matt's Engagement

Ampersand Bay Resort | Ryan and Matt's Engagement

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!

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The Old Barn - Redrick Farms Wedding | Grace and Tim

The Old Barn - Redrick Farms Wedding | Grace and Tim

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!

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Woods Hollow Nature Preserve | Ali and Josh's Engagement

Woods Hollow Nature Preserve | Ali and Josh's Engagement

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!

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NYC Central Park Engagement | Peter and Jason

NYC Central Park Engagement | Peter and Jason

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.

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Indian Ladder Farms Engagement | Alexis and Brian

Indian Ladder Farms Engagement | Alexis and Brian

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 :-)

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Yaddo Gardens Engagement | Angela + Dan

Yaddo Gardens Engagement | Angela + Dan

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.

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Thatcher Park Engagement | Erika and Alex

Thatcher Park Engagement | Erika and Alex

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!

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Yaddo Gardens | Briana + Tom's Engagement Session

Yaddo Gardens | Briana + Tom's Engagement Session

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!

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Century House Wedding | Michelle + Gina's Wedding

Century House Wedding | Michelle + Gina's Wedding

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.

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Averill Park NY | Meghan and Bill's Engagement Session

Averill Park NY | Meghan and Bill's Engagement Session

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!

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