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.
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
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.
Katie and Pierre love being silly with each other, even if the camera makes them both super nervous. But in the way they snuggle and whisper and hold each other close, there is without a doubt something that just resinates between them. I don't know if I have the right words for this light fluffy heart feeling that comes with love and care for another person but thats how I would describe it. They love TV shows and they love going out on the town for some adventure, they work hard and they play hard, so the time they spend together is easy going, and low key.
David and Joe are two silly people. Everything about them reminds me that life is way to short to be so serious. They just constantly were laughing and having fun and enjoying themselves and thats exactly what I wanted them to do - to just exist with each other in their space. There was just so much laughing there wasn't enough time to think about negativity and insecurities, only time to think about having fun, being in love, and laughing all the way home. It was a perfect day filled with perfectly real people.
Darcy and Jonathan are geeks, and I love everything about it. They love to play table top games together, D&D and Character Creations, fantastical lore, etc. They also have their unique sensibilities - Darcy being assertive, thoughtful, and confident and Jonathan being intelligent, kind and laid back. There is nothing these two couldn't endure and withstand and nothing they couldn't do when they are together. They are unstoppable.
Katie and Ryan are very sweet, they are down to earth and they are so chill. They're both super beauties and I don't think they know it (But sometimes though Katie definitely shows that she KNOWS she's beautiful - aint that right? Cause you are, Flaunt it girl.) They are definitely well prepared and easy going people who just love being together. They love their life, they love their dog, and they love each other. I can't say how much more full they are with love from all over, and its pretty cliche but they got their stuff together, and this wedding is going to be gorgeous! I can't wait for their day (even though I say that for everyone, its true!) They let me be creative and be inspired and I can't wait to give them something inspiring for their day in 2019 :-)
These two have been waiting and waiting and WAITING for this day, with complicated situations barring the logistics of the event actually happening, it was FINALLY the day that these two got to tie the knot with each other. It was a beautifully happy day with these two beautiful women who just so badly wanted to be together and with each other. I don't know these two outside of them being together, but from what I've heard, they are the happiest they have ever been since they have been together, and all I wanted to do was document their happiness together. There was just so much love during this day. They were surrounded by family members who they wanted to share their day with, and the love that exuded the room was overwhelmingly heart warming. I'm pretty sure it was the perfect day for them, and i'm sure they'd want to do it again if they could!
This couple are college sweethearts who have already started their family together with their energetic and super adorable pup named Kona! You could tell they love spending time together, there isn't a doubt in mind when you take a look at these two. Always laughing, always smiling, never taking things too seriously and always trying to solve things together, like how to properly do a spin! They were done for any adventure I asked of them and sure enough, we made some beautiful images for their engagement. Check them out for yourself!
These two have so much fun. The energy these both share and exchange with each other tells me that they are never short of always laughing. Yes they are romantic, yes they are like any normal couple, but man do they make every moment more fun than the next. I would usually say between all the laughter there are a lot of quiet moments, but really though... between all the soft kisses and the warm embraces and the sitting in silence together, are the belly laughs and the silly faces and the constant back and forth of trying to out comedy the other. I couldn't stop laughing, I want you all to not stop laughing either. My heart is so full.
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!