Emily & John - Sherwood Inn Wedding

Emily and John's wedding was a wonderful way to close out my wedding season especially since I got to shoot at the beautifully renovated Hannum House at the Sherwood Inn. My favorite moment from their wedding was her dress (yes, the dress is officially a MOMENT) I loved the gauzy pale pink skirt that twirled oh-so-perfectly! Another high point was the Russian wedding dance which gave her so many opportunities to spin in her awesome dress. It was a nice touch that her guests were rewarded with vodka shots and traditional cookies after dancing with the bride but the absolute highlight of the wedding were Emily's vows, I don't often tear-up at weddings but her vows did me in...well done!

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Tom & Brian - Anyela's Vineyard Wedding

Brian and Tom did not have the perfect weather day but they did have the perfect wedding so who cares if the sun never made an appearance! Their sweet ceremony and killer reception were at Anyela's Vineyard in Skaneateles. The best part of the wedding was the tremendous display of love and support this couple was surrounded with, it was a fantastic celebration of love (and the food by Rosalie's was awesome, too)! I am so happy we live in a country that celebrates all types of love and I look forward to documenting so many more same-sex weddings over the years...love ALWAYS wins!

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Ben - Skaneateles Senior Portrait Photography - 2016

I recently had the opportunity to do a senior portrait session for Ben, a Skaneateles High School student. He was really reluctant to do the session but the hour we spent walking around town flew by and I even managed to get him to laugh for a few moments (I see that as a complete success when working with 18 year old boys). I never force my clients to do things that feel fake or artificial so Ben spent most of the time being serious and I have a feeling that really reflects his personality, here are two of my favorites...

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Vidda & Kyle - Skaneateles Maternity Photos

Vidda and Kyle are two of my favorite people ever! I shot their engagement session and wedding in 2013 and now they are getting ready to welcome their first child!!! I am so excited that I have been a part of so many milestones in their lives, I am really looking forward to meeting their little sweet baby! Thanks to Vidda and Kyle for making my first maternity photography session a huge success...I am now officially booking maternity sessions, book yours today!!

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Ellie & Donny - Lodge at Welch Allyn Wedding

Ellie and Donny celebrated their marriage at the Lodge at Welch Allyn but not before kicking off the day at Mirbeau Inn and Spa. Ellie spent well over a year designing and even growing many of the flowers for her wedding, she loved the wedding planning process and it certainly showed. A few of my favorite touches were the groom's cow spotted socks (he's a dairy farmer) and the dozens of tiny ladybugs tucked here and there in remembrance of Ellie's mother, I think Ellie should consider wedding planning if she ever gets sick of nursing!

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Emily & Lenny - Skaneateles Engagement Session

Emily and Lenny are engaged! This NYC couple spend a gorgeous evening cuddling and laughing in the village of Skaneateles. Lenny proposed to Emily at the end of the pier in the village...there are so many good memories for these two in town, that's one reason why the energy between these two was so bubbly! I am looking forward to their wedding next year at the Skaneateles Country Club...they are going to KILL it!

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Nicole & Kevin - Lodge at Welch Allyn Wedding

I have been to a lot of weddings and I typically see the same lovely traditions but Nicole and Kevin did something I had never seen before and it was awesome. Nicole's delightful grandmother was a bridesmaid and I hope this becomes a trend! It was a touching gesture and it was made even more special because we were able to witness the love her grandparents still have decades after their gold anniversary. I wish you lots of love and luck in your new lives together, you should be fine with your role models!!!

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Mashia Family - Skaneateles Family Photos

The Mashia's met me at the Skaneateles Country Club on a bright summer's evening for a mini-lifestyle family portrait session. My sessions are very low pressure and unstructured, there is lots of playing, dancing, & even time for snacking (if the session feels like work for your kids the images will show it)! I love photography because it forces me to be present and to really observe situations, their 9-year-old showed me how quickly kids grow up...at times she was startlingly mature and then a few moments later she was enjoying a juice box while sneaking a cuddle from her mom! I feel grateful that I had this evening with the girls to capture them while they were still little girls (for the most part). My favorite part of the session came at dusk...the girl's reward for being awesome was getting to jump in the lake in their clothes!!!

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Stephanie & Jason - Skaneateles Country Club Wedding

Stephanie and Jason had a classic Skaneateles wedding, they were married at St Mary's and then celebrated lakeside at the Skaneateles Country Club. Stephanie and her crew got ready at 34 State Street and it is my new favorite wedding prep location...I highly recommend it for your wedding day or even a little luxurious getaway! I had a chance to get to know Stephanie and her family when I documented her sister's wedding, I am so happy they chose me again since it's always delightful to work with their family! Jason and Stephanie were blissed out enough to remain completely fabulous even though we were battling extreme heat and humidity (thank God Jason had the foresight to pack a fresh shirt to change into before the cocktail hour)! They kept the great energy going all evening with The Mere Mortals, it's such a treat when great vendors and people come together to create a wonderful celebration. Many many thanks to Megan and her crew at MLH Events in creating a seamless experience and to Rachel at In Bloom for proving stunning florals!

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Molly & Eric - Sherwood Inn Wedding

Molly and Eric were married in Skaneateles at the Sherwood Inn. My favorite aspect of their wedding day was how they incorporated Molly's daughter, Claire, into every tradition. Two of my favorite moments were when Claire escorted her mother down the aisle and overhearing her declare that Eric was officially her step-dad. It was a real treat to photograph a wedding and the creation of a new family all in one event! I wish this lovely family a beautiful future!!

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Delmonico Family - Skaneateles Family Photos

The Delmonicos' welcomed me into their home early one morning, the two oldest were still rubbing the sleep out of their eyes while the two youngest were still in bed when I started documenting their daily routine. I am so grateful they allowed me to start early because I love capturing the seemingly forgettable moments of life. It's rewarding when I transform something ordinary into a cherished family photograph. Thanks to the Delmonicos' for trusting me and allowing me to immerse myself into a typical day. Here are a few from our family lifestyle session...

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Sara & Anthony - Lodge at Welch Allyn Wedding

Sara and Anthony were married in Skaneateles and then celebrated at Lodge at Welch Allyn. My favorite moment of the day was when Anthony teared up when he saw his bride walk down the aisle. You may think that first looks spoil the drama of the "aisle" moment but Anthony's tears are clear evidence to the opposite. Another thing I loved was the generous amount of time we got to work with Sara prior to the ceremony...I am such a sucker for a veil!! You two make a beautiful couple (inside and out) thank you for including me in your happy day!

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Thomas & Brian - Skaneateles Engagement Session

Thomas and Brian are tying the knot at Anyela's Vineyards this October and I can't wait to see what they have in store, I am so looking forward to capturing their candlelit sunset vows. In the meantime here is a few from their early morning engagement session in Skaneateles. Thanks for putting up with me at sunrise and for introducing me to your adorable furbaby, I hope she makes an appearance on your wedding day!

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Kim & Jason - Skaneateles Engagement Session

Kim and Jason are getting married next summer in his native New Jersey so they opted for a Skaneateles engagement session to bring a little upstate to their nuptials. We shot lakeside and then moved into the village to finish up at Mirbeau, the Monet Gardens are exceptional this time of year. I wish these two much love and luck on their wedding day and in their marriage!!

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Shannon & David - Skaneateles Engagement Session

I was so honored that Shannon called me just days after her Easter engagement and asked me to document her wedding (even before they had a date or location selected)!  Shannon and her kids have known some difficult times and that is why I am so thrilled that their beautiful family has found David. During the engagement session it was wonderful to see how seamlessly they all fit with eachother. It warms my heart to watch the kids roughhouse and cuddle with David and to see the peace and joy he brings to Shannon. I am so looking forward to their intimate 2017 wedding at Elderberry Pond.

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Sarah & Charlie - Skaneateles Country Club Wedding

Sarah and Charlie are married! I met these two the day of their wedding, by the time I photograph a wedding I have usually met with the couple several times including an engagement session. It's really important to me that my clients are completely comfortable with me and my unconventional techniques before the craziness of their wedding day arrives (plus the couples who book me are awesome and I love getting to know them). The WEEK before their wedding Sarah graduated from medical school AND they closed on a house, phew. Needless to say they just couldn't find the time to fit me in. No worries, these two were easy to photograph...they were so blissed out that they just ignored the camera and enjoyed their celebration at the Skaneateles Country Club. Thank you for completely trusting me to document your wedding day, it was so great to work with your lovely families and CRAZY friends!

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Sarah & Michael - Hobbit Hollow Engagement Session

Sarah and Michael are getting married in September. All my wedding clients are offered an engagement session to get everyone comfortable with the camera before the wedding day, one of my goals it to minimize the time away from your guests on your wedding. Sarah and Michael killed it at their engagement session, they were so perfectly at home with me hovering about and it was just a joy to work with them in Skaneateles at Hobbit Hollow. I am so looking forward to creating your Aurora Inn wedding day story, if it is anything like your engagement session it's going to be stunning!!!!

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Nita & Kai - Skaneateles Engagement Session

I adore Nita and Kai, I instantly clicked with them and I am sure their Aurora Inn wedding this summer is going to be one of my favorites of the year! They were able to squeeze this Skaneateles lakeside engagement session in on a busy weekend getaway from their home in NYC. I am thrilled they chose me to document their wedding day and I can't wait to make more blissful images of them, thanks for being fabulous and making my job so easy (and fun)!

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Welcome Finley - Skaneateles Newborn Photography - 2016

Brooke officially became a mommy a few weeks ago but she has been a second mother to my children for years. She has been a tremendous blessing to our family, it is because of Brooke that I have been able to build my photography business while keeping my children close. I loved being able to take a break from editing to grab snuggles with my babies! I never had to worry about my kids when Brooke was with them, I knew they were in such loving and capable hands. Little Finley is so lucky to have such wonderful parents. All my love to your beautiful new family!!

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