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Amy & Jon’s Backyard Wedding

Bride and son

Backyard Wedding
Canastota, NY
10.07.17

Amy and Jon’s romantic backyard wedding took place at their gorgeous home in Canastota, New York. Their rustic wedding was held surrounded by rolling hills and pretty woods. Amy worked hard to make all your lovely weddings decorations, adhering ladybugs onto bouquets of lilies. The wedding preparation time was a swirl of activity with laughing children running through the house, family and friends helping put finishing touches on the ceremony and reception location and running to pickup cakes and supplies.

As the ceremony music began to play, the daughter wheeled her brother down the isle in a wagon and Army was escorted down the isle by her other son. The outdoor ceremony was held under the branches of cotton wood trees as family and friends surrounding them.

After the ceremony and couples dances, I stole the bride a groom away for exquisite couples portraits to celebrate their happy day. The fall foliage framed the two as they danced for the first time as husband and wife and as they shared couple kisses.

It was such a pleasure to be apart of their special day!
These are some of our favorites from the day! x

Bride preparation

Son of the bride gets his tie adjusted by his mother.

Groom and groomsment preparation for the wedding.

The bride and her children on her wedding day.

The family of the bride pose for a portrait together on the wedding day.

Groom and groomsmen portrait.

The bride and groom meet before the ceremony for the first look. The groom is blindfolded.

The wedding party walks down the isle.

The groomsmen stand at attention.

The bride and groom stare into each others eyes during the wedding ceremony.

Bride and groom first kiss as husband and wife.

Bride and groom portraits.

Father and daughter dance.

First dance.

Mother and son dance.

Bride and groom couples portraits.

Cake cutting.

Father and daughter dance.

Bride and groom couples portraits.

Bride and groom couples portraits.

Bride and groom couples portraits.

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Upstate New York Wedding

Wolf Oak Acres
Oneida, New York
9.30.17

I had the exciting opportunity to photograph Erika and Jeff’s gorgeous wedding. It was located at the lovely Wold Oak Acres, a historic estate boasting ponds, gorges, woods, streams, meadows, waterfalls, and gardens. The ceremony took place on the banks of a lovely wooded pond and the fall tinted leaves framed the couple as they “I do.”  After the ceremony we wandered the grounds and found lovely locations for romantic couple portraits. The reception was held in the lovely old barn and the staff were incredible to work with. This is one of my favorite Upstate New York locations for weddings!

Here are some of my favorites photos! Enjoy!

  

 

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Alex & Jacob

Gratitude & Grace Barn
Ithaca, New York
9.16.17

Alexndra and Jacobs’s romantic barn wedding took place at the gorgeous Gratitude and Grace Barn in Ithaca, New York. This rustic wedding venue had become a favorites for me surrounded by lovely fields and hosting a beautiful two-story barn. Alex and Jacob met in the military and their love persisted through deployment and long stints apart.  They held their outdoor ceremony in front of the lovely old barn with family and friends surrounding them. It was such a pleasure to be apart of their special day!

These are some of our favorites from the day! x

 

 

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Michaela & Jon’s Wedding Day

White Eagle Conference Center
Hamilton, New York 
8.5.17

I had the lovely opportunity to photograph Michaela and Jon’s gorgeous wedding day by the lake in Hamilton, NY. The gorgeous property,  ceremony by the lake and the happy bride and groom made the wedding so lovely. I loved the White Eagle grounds, lovely old buildings randomly located around the property. Here are some of my favorites photos!













II wish them the best of luck in their future and hope they enjoy the photos for decades to come! 🙂

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Laura & Mike

Cook Mansion
Montour Falls, New York 
7.21.17

I was invited to photograph Laura and Mike’s gorgeous little wedding at the foot of Montour Falls. The evening light, spiraled seating for the ceremony and the sweet bride and groom made the wedding just perfect. I loved the Cook Mansion interior and grounds, one of my favorite places in Central New York! The natural themed wedding with pretty wildflowers and birch wood slabs was a dream. Here are some of my favorites photos!

Wedding preparation

Montour Falls New York Wedding

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Montour Falls New York Wedding

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Montour Falls New York Wedding

Montour Falls New York Wedding

Montour Falls New York Wedding

Montour Falls New York Wedding

Montour Falls New York Wedding

Lovely Summer Wedding

After photographing weddings in Central New York, I have learned that the weather can be a bit unpredictable. After a cloudy and slightly wet afternoon, the sun came out during Laura and Mikes’s outdoor meadow ceremony. It was obvious that luck was on their side!

Laura and Mike said their “I do’s” surrounded in a spiral by their closes family and friends at the foot of Montour Falls. The falls made such a beautiful backdrop for this wedding. Wildflowers decorated with baby’s breath surrounded the area. When it was Mike’s turn to say his vows, he burst into song singing is written vows. Laura beamed lovingly at him. For months the couple had been taking dance classes for their first dance to surprise their guests. As Mike swooped Laura low into a kiss, the onlookers oohed and clapped their delight. I won’t lie, I teared up just a little bit behind the camera lens as Laura’s fathered held her close for the father daughter dance and sang sweetly to her, expressing his love and joy at her being his daughter.

I had such a blast spending the day with this lovely couple and their families. I wish them the best of luck in their future adventures and hope they enjoy the photos for decades to come! 🙂

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Lovely Details

wedding photography

Some of the best parts of a wedding day is in the thoughtful details and beautiful wedding rings! I love the chance to capture their design and vision in stunning photography. This close up of the wedding rings was a fun challenge in the desert of Lancaster, CA. The ceremony took place in a green hamlet surrounded by the shrubs and dust of the high desert. I used the lovely fresh flower decorations to stage the rings and photographed it with my macro lens.