19 10/14
21:52

Alma & Sean – Valentino’s in New Hartford, New York

I have known Alma and Sean for a awhile now and they are the most positive and down to Earth people you will know. They are the couple that you want to hang out with because they’re fun and have a witty sense of humor. And they’re people you can always call a friend. Sean is the type of person that does big things. So when he told me that he took Alma in a helicopter down the Grand Canyon to propose, I wasn’t surprised at all. And that’s just the way that he loves Alma, big time. So shooting their wedding was an honor and an experience alone to be a part of.

Alma and Sean got married at the The Dorothy Smith Center for Advocacy at RCIL in Utica, New York. Afterwards we headed to the Turquoise Tiger for some fun portraits. Then everyone was stunned by how amazing the reception looked at Valentino’s in New Hartford, NY. It was draped everywhere with strategically placed vibrant lights. It was exactly who they are, laid back and unique. An amazing time was had by all and I am so glad I had the opportunity to document it. Congratulations to Alma and Sean!! You both are amazing!!

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17 10/14
16:27

Megan & Steve – The Farmer’s Museum in Cooperstown, NY

Where do I even begin with Megan and Steve?  Both so energetic, sweet, and optimistic.  At our consultations I just enjoyed the energy between them.  The simple way they looked at each other, it was clear that their love is tenacious and unique. And I just knew their wedding day was going to be like a fairy tale. And that it was.

Megan and Steve had a beautiful wedding ceremony at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in West Winfield, New York.  Immediately after we headed to Megan’s family home on top of a grand hill with a stunning landscape view to take family portraits.  Then the fun began as we made our last stop to The Farmer’s Museum in Cooperstown, New York.  One of my favorite places as I’ve been there for field trips as a kid.  So with nostalgia in mind, we took photos around the museum and let loose at the reception hall.  It was nothing but perfection and it was such an honor to be documenting their first day as husband and wife.  Congratulations to Megan and Steve!!

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16 10/14
21:40

Cassandra + Jeremy = Carter

I’ve known Cassandra and Jeremy for years now.  Back in 2009 I shot their engagement session at Hamilton College when I was first starting out in photography.  5 years later they are happily married with a beautiful new son, Carter!  So we decided to return to Root Glen at Hamilton College to shoot their family session.  I adore this family and it is always such a pleasure working with them.  Carter is full of smiles and I’m so glad that he thinks I’m funny.  At least one person does! ;)  Congratulations to Cass and Jeremy on their beautiful family!  Can’t wait to see Carter grow up!

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16 10/14
21:29

Kate + Nate = Bennett

It’s been two years since I shot Kate and Nate’s incredible wedding.  Their wedding went viral immediately being published on wedding inspiration blogs and even in print for Well Wed Magazine.  And now they have a beautiful son named Bennett!  It’s such a wonderful moment watching families grow.  It’s kind of surreal sometimes to witness but the most beautiful thing ever to see love turn into a family.  So it was a true honor getting to meet Bennett and photograph him in my studio here in Utica, New York.  Bennett is adorable and definitely loves being held by his mom and dad.  Here’s Bennett and one more time, happy anniversary to Kate and Nate!! :)

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16 10/14
21:10

Amber & Brad – MacKenzie-Childs in Aurora, NY Engagement

Amber and Brad introduced me to MacKenzie-Childs which is a company that specializes in hand painted patterns galore!  I drove up to their home base in Aurora, New York and was stunned by how beautiful the property is.  That’s were I met Amber and Brad for the first time for their engagement session.

It was amazing scouting the location and working with Amber and Brad as they are incredibly charming and fun.  They were a great creative collaboration because they came prepared with a picnic and life sized Jenga! Yes, life sized Jenga! I must also mention that Brad built it.  It was a pleasure to spend a beautiful afternoon with them and to end the session with their family and friends joining them.  Such a perfect Fall day! Congratulations to Amber and Brad on their engagement!

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