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I talk about balance quite often in relationships.  And I know from experience that balance make my relationship with my fiance successful.  I love that we have each other’s back and we play off of each others strengths and weaknesses.  I clearly see that balance with Michelena and Matt.  They have this peaceful harmony that makes them balance.  Matt has a way of bringing humor to the relationship that puts Michelena at calm.  And it’s so sweet and magical to observe.  Michelena is strong and vivacious that gives Matt the sense of completeness.  And I’ve witnessed all this from the very first time that I met them. They shine together which is something beautiful and wondrous to watch as they spent their first day as husband and wife celebrating.

Michelena and Matt planned a fabulous wedding day at MKJ Farm in Deansboro, New York. If you want the essence of natural beauty in upstate New York, this is the place to be.  MKJ Farm is full of land, barns, a pond complimented with mysterious trees, and horses basking in the sun. The decor of the barn is story book perfection. Stunning greens and clean white made the barn warm and inviting.  They had the sweetest ceremony and a wild party into the night.  It was a romantic day that was a pleasure to witness.  I am so happy for Michelena and Matt, congratulations to you both!

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In the wedding industry it’s so important to find couples that you get along with.  A strong relationship builds a comfortable wedding day and better photography. I was lucky enough that Kat and Jon found me. Two people that from the very beginning were entirely down to Earth, thoughtful, and kind. From a fun engagement session adventure in Rochester to an incredible wedding in Lake George, the entire time felt like hanging out with friends and taking their photographs. That’s the best feeling in the world for a photographer. And getting to know Kat and Jon has been an honor. They’re amazing people. So I may have technically been a wedding vendor doing my job to cover a wedding but I also gained friends and I was so happy to see these two new friends declare their love to each other. Their happiness makes me happy.

Kat and Jon spent a day full of sun and warm weather at The Inn at Erlowest, a castle tucked in the Adirondacks.  The Inn is spectacular! The property is right on Lake George where Kat and Jon had their wedding ceremony with gentle water rocking in the background. And being the rambunctious wedding party they were, the reception had an explosive beginning.  The dancing, laughs, and smiles were non-stop the entire night. It’s also great to have the musical stylings and personality of Mr. Christopher Johnston of http://loveofmusicdj.com/. He’s one of my favorites to work with in the area, so be sure to check him out.

Overall, a perfect day.  A well deserved, incredible wedding day for Kat and Jon who put in so much effort from every detail to treating their vendors like friends. You two are amazing and cheers to a beautiful marriage. Congratulations to you both!

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  • May 15, 2015 - 5:58 pm

    Catherine Beers - Omg I have chills from looking through these!! Janelle YOU are wonderful and so down to earth Thank you : )ReplyCancel

When I got engaged, one of the first planning things I did was sign up on The Knot to get the ball rolling.  So it feels like such an incredible honor for The Knot to publish 3 of my weddings this month!  Click on the wedding that you’d love to see more photos of and hear from the bride and groom themselves about their wedding!

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I still remember like it was yesterday when André contacted me to slyly organize a “photoshoot” which really ended up being a marriage proposal.  Jordan was completely surprised, in shock, and ever so happy!  If you missed this moment, please do check it out HERE.

I’ve known these two for quite awhile now and they’re both power houses in the community.  They’re people who genuinely care about others and use their strengths to make the world a better place.  Put two together and you get quite the power couple.  Watching them together will indeed give you a tooth ache.  They’re so sweet, clearly in love, and are excited to spend the rest of their lives together.  If you meet them, you’ll see.  They make each other glow!

Jordan and André got married and had a beautiful art deco dessert wedding at The Utica Train Station.  They magically caught a gorgeous warm day in what has seemed like an endless winter these days.  So everything was working for them!  It was a beautiful ceremony with heartfelt vows and a huge celebration with the best of friends and family.  And what’s the perfect exit to a wedding?  Sparklers and an exit vehicle that André is so proud of.  It was decal-ed with their family crest and of course, “just married!” I am ecstatic for Jordan and André and their new marriage together.  Cheers to years of happiness for you both!!!

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I’m so proud to say that I’ve known Jeff for years now.  He’s the type of person that is always optimistic and upbeat.  He’s passionate about his career as a yoga instructor so much as to the first time I met him he started showing me how to properly execute poses!  He loves it, lives it, and breathes it.  He came into my studio to take some headshots and a few posed shots.  Always a pleasure to work with him.  We had some laughs and got some great photos.  Be sure to contact him if you’re ever interested in classes!

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