18 09/14
20:19

Alex & Damian – 1819 House in Cooperstown, New York

A love for the culinary arts brought these two together. A little work place love started to happen and love sparked.  After some time of dating Damian proposed and the wedding planning began.  Alexandra and Damian have an unwavering love with a perfect balance of both tenderness and strength. I admire them for being such positive people and having infectious smiles.

It was truly an honor to be there photographing their first day of marriage.  They worked very hard on creating a very unique and breath taking wedding.  The ceremony took place at Brookwood Gardens in Cooperstown, New York.  Tucked in the beautiful foliage and gardens they even had a falcon carry the wedding bands.  We took portraits at The Otesaga Resort Hotel right by Blackbird Bay.  Then a wild party began at the 1819 House.  And by party I mean, seriously, they know how to have a good time.  They even had every guest light off chinese lanterns which made for gorgeous photographs.  I could not be any happier for these two.  Congratulations to Alex and Damian!!

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18 09/14
14:41

Trisha & Evan – Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York

Trisha and Evan are so awesome together.  They light each other up by a simple look and watching their excitement getting married was an honor witness.  They are that couple that balance each other out perfectly.  Trisha is vivacious and fun loving and Evan is strong and calming.

The two of them came all the way from North Carolina to have a beautiful wedding close to their family and friends at The Turning Stone Casino and Resort.  Their ceremony took place right on the great lawn on a spectacular day.  After the wine was blended a huge party began in the ballroom with tons of laughs and great dancing.  It was definitely a night to remember!  Congratulations to two beautiful people.  I wish you the best on your new journey as husband and wife!!

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09 09/14
18:08

Jen & Adam – The View in Old Forge, New York

There was this specific moment during Jen and Adam’s wedding day that I felt so honored to accidentally over hear.  After the anticipation of getting ready and having a beautiful ceremony, we decided to do portraits by the water behind the church.  After we finished with family and the wedding party, it was just Jen and Adam.  As I posed them on a bench I heard Adam with all of his heart say, “I love you so much” to Jen.  And my heart melted a little.  These two have this love that is so humble, strong, and kind.  And I was so glad to be able to be there to document it all.

Jen and Adam got married at Big Moose Community Chapel which is this beautiful historical church tucked in the Adirondacks.  And I love buildings with history so it was very cool to explore.  We took portraits behind the church which revealed Big Moose Lake and its grand water view.  Then we all headed to The View arts center where they had their cocktail hour and wild reception.  It was such a fun day with all of their friends and family.  Congratulations to Jen and Adam on their new journey together as husband and wife!!!

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05 09/14
19:35

Courtney & Ryan’s Engagement – Hayloft on the Arch in Vernon Center, New York

Courtney and Ryan have the most tender way about them.  Together they are all smiles and finding humor in the little things.  And I love that about them, they are just so happy to be together that they cannot help but laugh and enjoy life.  At their engagement session at Hayloft on the Arch in Vernon Center, New York we talked about the journey of dating and the holidays spent blending their families together.  And of course their upcoming wedding which will also be at Hayloft on the Arch!  I’m quite excited to meet everyone and once again work with such a beautiful couple that has ability to make me laugh too while I’m photographing them.  Congratulations to Courtney and Ryan on their engagement and looking forward to their wedding next year!

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02 09/14
19:11

Sheena & Luis – Family Home in Frankfort, New York

Sheena and Luis had a workplace romance when they met working at a restaurant in New York City.  They actually got married about a year ago and decided to have a celebration with their close friends and family recently right here in upstate New York.  So as I was speaking to Sheena on the phone about they’re laid back reception with a fabulous Utica inspired menu, I couldn’t be more excited to meet her and Luis.

The afternoon of their reception I walked into a backyard filled with DIY perfection.  They had built practically everything from a dance floor, chandelier, to a bar.  Every plate was carefully found at antique stores, garage sale, and estate sales.  I just fell in love with how much effort and cohesive planning was put into everything.

Meeting Sheena and Luis, I felt like I knew them forever.  Like “Oh hey, it’s been awhile!  How are things?”  They are incredibly kind and sweet together.  And it was such a pleasure to watch them enjoy their time with their friends and family.  It was a beautiful night for two very beautiful people.  Congratulations once again to Sheena and Luis!

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