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Sarah and Patrick are the two that got engaged in magic! During a white winter by Skaneateles Lake, Pat proposed by downtown’s famous Christmas tree. I find that these two demonstrate harmony so well. Sarah has a fun and outgoing nature and Pat balances the relationship with his calmness and quiet strength.

Because Sarah and Pat are wine lovers, they of course had their wedding in the best region for wine in New York State. The Finger Lakes is a dream and you would know this already if you’ve been there. I was lucky enough to begin my day with Sarah right by Seneca Lake for preparation photos.

Quickly, it was game time! So we headed to Ventosa Vineyards right across Seneca Lake to get Sarah and Patrick married! I am talking weather that was perfection, glimmering lake in the background, and vineyards hugging the property. It was a dream and Sarah and Patrick’s happiness gleamed and gleamed and gleamed!

After some drinks and some food the sun began to set. Probably one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve witnessed in quite awhile. So we took Sarah and Pat for a ride on a golf cart down to the water to get some last portraits. After that it was party time! And goodness, you won’t want to miss those photos (dinosaur!). Congratulations to Sarah and Patrick!!!

I met Brittany not too long ago at a creative event but before that we were getting to know each other on Instagram. We were fellow photographers admiring each others work and decided, wouldn’t it be cool to trade shoots for each other? So after meeting and enjoying each other’s company, we started with Brittany’s family which consists of Hadley and Ryan. Coincidentally enough, I knew Ryan from the beginning years of my photography career photographing a band that he was in.  I was welcomed into a home of ease and natural living among beautiful land and sunlight. I instantly fell in love with their lifestyle and how they raise Hadley. And Hadley is definitely an adventurer. So here is the beautiful family of creatives and adventurers!

When a doctor meets a rugby player and they raise 3 pups together! This is Sarah and Jordan and they are absolutely stunning together! Their wedding day was as equally as stunning at Hayloft on the Arch in Vernon Center, New York, a beautiful barn tucked by a hill with a heavenly landscape. Among the clouds, the warm breeze, and great people, Sarah and Jordan said their vows and became husband and wife!

There was lawn games, drinks, delicious food, and wild dancing at their reception. Eric from Party Starter DJs was lighting up the house! Just imagine a group of rugby players enticing a barn of people to shake their booties! And it was a beautiful transition from day to night as Sarah and Jordan celebrated their love. At the end of the night, everyone lit a sparkler to send the newlyweds off to bliss! It was magical in every way! Congratulations to Sarah and Jordan!

The Herringshaw family is a beautiful family that consists of Melissa, Sonya, and their son Jaxsen. They welcomed me into their home to hang out and play with Jaxsen and that’s exactly what we did. I learned that he’s a little escape artist that loves adventure. And I think that’s the best way to be as a child. The Herringshaws are so blessed and it was a joy spending the afternoon with them.

I photographed the Palmer family around 3 years ago. At that time Joanne and Aaron were in the beginning stages of bringing Lidia and Ela into the world. Lidia was a little over 3 and Ela was several months. Now, Lidia is in school and Ela is running vivaciously. It was a beautiful sight to see these two grow older and Aaron and Joanne raising such sweet, smart girls.