Laura and Ben chose to have a winter engagement session at Minnewaska State Park. Laura had let me know that she had wanted to have an engagement session in the snow. When I saw the snow storm was coming I immediately emailed Laura and luckily she was available. If you know anything about the winter the Hudson Valley has been having…there’s not very much snow this year. And if we do get it…there’s random 60 degree days in the middle of winter. I only slipped and almost broke a bone once. However if you count the times I almost fell..it was about 100 times.
These two babes had their engagement session at Kaaterskill Falls. They are a perfect example of what you do when the forecast is rain on your big day! You rock with it anyway! We ended up still doing the session and it was barely misting and then by the end of the session it was clear skies! And the beautiful fall colors pop with all the moisture from the rain!
These two sweetie pies got married in October at The Briarcliff Manor. They were one of the 45 couples I photographed in October! October is always my busiest month and it’s INSANE how many love birds I meet in a mere 31 days. If you’re looking to get married in October or do photos in October…make sure you book your photographer WAY IN ADVANCE.
I’m throwing it back to this beautiful fall engagement session at Warwick Winery. It was super windy during their engagement shoot but we powered through! During their session a random horse emerged from the background and it was fully lit by the sun. I’ll never forget it because I straight up thought I was hallucinating or something. Until I looked at Chloe and Daniel and they looked just as confused 😂
This Colorado Styled Elopement at Lookout Mountain was dope as all hell. Can we talk about how PERFECT these two are? I’m completely obsessed with them. These were taken during a styled shoot out with Wedding Travelers Co. which you may have heard me talk about before. The beautiful vendor team that put together this shoot is at the bottom as usual.
Host: Wedding Travelers Co
Rentals: Wallflower Rentals Decor
Florist: Wandering Poppy Co
Gown Rental: Wedding Travelers Co
Gown Designer: Rue De Seine
These two cutie pies are past wedding clients of mine! I reached out to them with an idea I had and I’m so happy they were game! It’s so important to make sure that you also create for yourself when you are an artist of any kind and I’m so glad I did! They look absolutely fiiiiiiiiiine. Am I right? The water was only slightly freezing but I was only in up to my knees so who am I to judge?
This epic styled shoot was the start to the styled shoots with Wedding Travelers Co. in Colorado. These two beautiful babes were our models and such good troopers. Let me just tell you is was hot as BALLS that day. All of us were sweating, the cake was melting, no amount of water was enough to cool me down but it was all worth it. I hope you enjoy scrolling through as much as I enjoyed photographing it!!
Host: Wedding Travelers Co. HMUA: Claudia Scharnikow Florist: Wandering Poppy Co. Ring Box: Mrs. Box Cake: Darb Cakes Models: Madeline + John Thomas Rentals: Wallflower Rentals Venue: Garden of the Gods Gown Rental: Emma + Grace Bridal Studio Gown Designer: Yolan Cris Invitation Suite: Dashwood Shop Ring + Earrings: Champagne + Glitter Geometric Arch: Wedding Travelers Co. Partner in Crime Jean Jackets: GypStitch Embroidery
Sarah & Steve have the most wild story. Imagine buying a ticket to NYC from Australia after having too much to drink. Not even knowing you purchased the ticket until the next day and then meeting the love of your life on said trip. Talk about DESTINY. It’s like straight out of a rom-com. If you know anything about me or any woman age 23-29…we eat shit like this UP. Sarah and Steve wanted a more industrial feel for their engagement session so we started off in Greenpoint, just outside of the green point loft and then we headed over to the waterfront park next door and jumped in an uber to Domino Square Park. If you haven’t been there before…it’s pretty much the definition of industrial chic. There’s an adorable little taco place, cute stairs to sit on, and a cute little water view. I loved photographing these two. They were so full of energy and truly a great time was had. I can’t wait for their wedding this July!!
Kim and Edwin are the two most adorable people. They have been together since they were practically children and fit each other so well. It was so much fun watching them go through all the stages of the wedding day. Being anxious to see each other, beautifully emotional during the first look, super excited during the ceremony and full of laughs, and then being freaking pumped to be married and living it up during the reception. Kim and Edwin are also perfect examples of what you do if it’s going to rain on your wedding day. If it’s going to rain you first buy umbrellas and then you DO NOT CHECK THE WEATHER. DON’T TALK ABOUT IT. Don’t think about it. Nothing. And you just need to think of it as “Okay, no big deal. It may rain. We have umbrellas. We CAN take photos with umbrellas.” What did it do for them? It stopped for the perfect amount of time for them to take photos. It then started up again so we ran inside for a bit and as soon as it stopped we ran out and banged all the photos out as fast as we could. Look at how beautiful their photos are!
Venue: Patriot Hills Golf Club
Hair: Katie Kelly Hair + Makeup
Kelly and Dom are not only super babes, but friends of mine! I first met Kelly in KINDERGARTEN! She’s one of my first friends I made on my own and I’m so glad we still keep in touch! When she said she wanted to do her session in their new house they bought with their adorable pups I OBVIOUSLY was all in! Not only did Kelly and I go to the same elementary school but we both ended up moving to Washingtonville around the same time as each other as well and graduated high school together. It’s not too often that I get to photograph someone that I actually knew and grew up with! Happy scrolling!
These two love birds had their engagement session at the Emmerich Tree Farm in Warwick, NY. Their entire session was filled with laughter, jokes, dancing, and joy. As cheesy as that sounds - it’s true. Jeff assisted this shoot and the four of us were laughing the whole time. Afterwards we all grabbed a bite to eat and had quite easily one of the best pasta dishes offffff my life. These two are super compassionate and down to earth and I loved photographing them! If you like those beanies…go ahead and get yourself one here. Jenn runs her own Etsy shop and her accessories are adorable! I wear my scarf every day! I love being able to connect with my couples and Jenn and Dean made it so easy! I can’t wait for their wedding in July! Happy Scrolling!
Lilly and Mike got married at a very special location to Lilly. Lilly grew up riding horses and they decided to get married at the barn where she rides. The beautiful horse in all the photos is Lilly’s horse Kramer! We made sure that sweet love bug was in as many photos as possible. Not only was he in the photos but Lilly brought him ice cream during the reception from her ice cream truck. What more could a horse want in life? Happy Scrolling!
Katelyn & Randall got married at Senate Garage in Kingston, NY. They had a beautiful fall wedding at the end of September with the perfect weather and of course…the coolest people. These two babes had their first look outside in the gardens and then we jumped into formal portraits so they had plenty of time to party after the ceremony! I hope you enjoy flipping through their beautiful photos as much as I enjoyed taking them! As usual, the vendors are at the bottom!
Venue: Senate Garage
Coordinator: Lauren Pasternak Events
Band : Silver Arrow Band
Videographer: Gilifilms LLC
Sam and Sean had the most beautiful wedding at Handsome Hollow in Long Eddy, NY. The forecast for their wedding was rain, but all it did was sprinkle! The details were to die for and the venue was spectacular.
Sam had gotten ready in the house on the property and Sean got ready in the barn with his guys. The bathroom in the house is to DIE for. And so is the living room area! Check it out!
Sam and Sean had their first look on the wrap around porch at the house so we didn't have to drag her dress through the wet grass.
These two had the most beautiful photos during their ceremony with the low hanging clouds from the rain. They also still got married outdoors even though it was sprinkling. They're proof that you can't let a little rain ruin your day!
After the ceremony we took bridal party photos in front of the barn and then went around the property a little bit. Check out those clouds in the woods!
After all the photos were done it was time to PARTYYYYY. During the reception we headed outdoors to get some photos under the lights and in the photo booth...of course! As usual the vendors are at the bottom of the page!
Kelly and Nick had their beautiful wedding at Crabtree Kittle House. These two lovebirds have been together since college and have never left each other's side. Their details were to die for, the florals were extravagant, and the ceremony was beautiful. It's not often that I cry during ceremonies...but I BALLED during these love bird's wedding. As Kelly walked down the aisle I looked over at Nick who was so happy he was crying and I just lost it. So so so sweet.
Kelly got ready in one of the rooms of the Kittle House. Since their dog couldn't attend...Nick made a cardboard cutout of the dog HAHAHAHA. Weak over here, you guys. I was hysterical laughing at it all day.
Kelly and Nick had an absolutely beautiful ceremony under this beautiful floral arch. All the colors accented the girl's dresses so well.
Following the ceremony we ran off to do some bridal portraits around the venue.
After bridal portraits, we took both family and bridal party shots under their beautiful arch.
After all the formal portraits....it was time to PARTY!! As usual all the vendors are at the bottom!
Hair/Makeup: Beauty Icon NYC
Shoes: Kate Spade
Florist: Flora and Fauna, Events & Decor
Venue: Crabtree Kittle House
These two sweethearts are getting married this weekend! We did their engagement session in Purchase, NY at the Pepsi-Cola Gardens. We were so lucky and got to frolic around the cherry blossom trees and were hardly interrupted by anyone! I hope you enjoy scrolling through the photos!
Kim and Edwin chose to do their engagement session at Stonecrop Gardens. We had so much fun running around and taking pictures in the gardens and greenhouses. From detail shots on succulents to dance sessions in gardens we did it all. I hope you enjoy looking at these photos as much as I loved taking them!
Kelly and John got married at The Garrison just the day after Jessica & Ronnie (See Previous Post). The snow had all melted for Kelly and John so we were able to explore everything the venue has to offer including their epic sunsets.
The day started with John getting ready at their apartment and then we went to the suite at The Garrison to get Kelly getting ready.
The couple got married at a beautiful church with beautiful natural lighting.
Following the ceremony we headed to The Garrison to take family and bridal party photos along with the bridal portraits. If you know me, I love a goofy bridal party and these guys were hilarious and a bunch of fun.
After the bridal party we headed out and took pictures of Kelly and John.
Then it was....time to PARTY!
Venue: The Garrison
Hair: Kyra Hair
Jessica and Ronnie got married in March at the Garrison! Typically in the last week of march it's starting to get a little warmer but of course not this march. We had snow into April this year! Luckily they still has a small dusting of snow for their photos to make it more romantic.
We started the day with getting ready shots of both Ronnie and Jessica.
Afterwards Jessica had a first look with her dad and there was not one dry eye in the house. Even I was tearing up behind the camera.
Following that was Jessica and Ronnie's first look! They did so good at braving the cold and headed outside for their first look and bridal portraits.
We took their bridal portraits with the snowy Hudson Valley and Hudson River in the background.
We then dragged the bridal party outside for some bridal party photos! The ladies went inside for a shot to warm up and calm their nerves before the ceremony.
Then it was time for the ceremony! Because of the weather their ceremony was indoors in the beautiful glass room of The Garrison.
After the ceremony it was time to PARTTTTYYYY! As usual Vendors are at the bottom!
New Mexico seems to be the home of hotties nationwide. I'm completely obsessed with all of the models that we had throughout our stay in New Mexico. These two cuties are actually boyfriend and girlfriend....how cute is that??
Meet Randy and Brittany! I'm completely obsessed with how beautiful they are as a couple.
Host: Andrea Godfrey Photography | Andrea Godfrey | @andreagodfreyphotography
Host: Stephanie Wood Photography | Stephanie Wood | @stephaniewoodphotography
Venue: Cynthia de Lorenzi | @cdelorenzi
Macrame: Ox & Nag | @ox.and.nag
Calligrapher: Etui & Co. | @etuiandco_
Furniture Rentals/Styling: 3 Sisters El Paso | @threesistersep
Gown Designer: Dreamers and Lovers | @dreamersandlovers_
Model: Brittany Peralta + Randy (boyfriend) | @brittperalta, @b_strongbaca (boyfriend)
Cake: Chantilly | @chantillyep
Makeup: Elyse Simons Beauty | Elyse Simons | @elysesimonsbeauty
Hair Styling: Deshea Exclusive | Heather Deshea Harrison | @desheaexclusive
VW Photo Bus: The Photo Bus El Paso | @thephotobusep
Field Hat: Brixton | Urban Outfitters | @urbanoutfitters
Gold Ear Cuff + Gold Earrings + Gold Floral Hairpieces: Lietofiore | @lietofiore
Geode Ring Box: Naked Gem Studios | @nakedgemstudios
Cake: Chantilly | @chantillyep