Elizabeth & Marc - Highland Forest Engagement Session

Elizabeth and Marc had a winter wonderland to play in for their engagement session at Highland Forest, a lovely location nearly in Elizabeth's childhood backyard. Elizabeth and Marc are about as far as you can get from Central New York as they make their home in the very sophisticated and metropolitan London, England. They met through work, Marc was setting up a New York City office for their company when he met Elizabeth. They survived a long-distance relationship before Elizabeth decided to make the move to England for work...and Marc. I just love a happy ending! They are planning to marry in Syracuse at Hendricks Chapel and then celebrate at the spectacularly renovated Hotel Syracuse in May, I am thrilled to be photographing this classy couple at two lovely locations...see you in May!

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Arielle & Andrew - Cornell University Engagement Session

Arielle and Andrew are getting married next July and I couldn't be more excited to work with this pair at the stunning Fontainebleau Inn! We met at their alma mater, far above Cayuga's waters, at the beautiful Cornell University for their engagement session. I was thrilled to spend the evening with this pair in a place that has so many wonderful memories, bright beautiful emotions were bubbling under the surface throughout the session and I am thrilled to see what their wedding day brings (you can bet on tons of joyous laughter)!

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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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Molly & Rich - SKY Armory Wedding

Molly and Rich celebrated their wedding day at SKY Armory in downtown Syracuse surrounded by dear friends and family on a beautiful fall day. My favorite moments from their day were both provided by Rich's best man, he gave one of the most moving toasts I have ever had the pleasure to witness and then preformed a highly choreographed dance to Lady Gaga's Applause to celebrate the newlyweds...all best men should strive to be this fabulous!!!! Please enjoy these images, which speak to the couple's loving relationship to each other and their friends and family.

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Elsa & Patrick - Emerson Park Pavilion Wedding

Elsa and Patrick were married at Emerson Park Pavilion in Auburn, NY. My favorite aspect of this wedding was the joining of two cultures, Elsa's family is from Albania and many of their wedding traditions were incorporated into their celebration. The best part was seeing the couple dance in the traditional wedding costumes and get showered with cash. I also loved seeing how much family came from Albania to help celebrate the newlyweds. I wish you both a lifetime of health and happiness!

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Sarah & Michael - Aurora Inn Wedding

Sarah and Michael had a spectacular day at the always spectacular Aurora Inn. I absolutely love shooting weddings here, it's a shame I won't be back until June of next year! Some of my favorite moments from Sarah and Michael's wedding were Michael's reaction during the first look, the lavender toss as they walked down the aisle as a married couple and when Sarah and her father both burst into tears before a word had been spoken when I asked him if he had any advice for his daughter on her wedding day. I wish these two a lifetime of laughter and love...if their marriage is to be anything like their wedding day that shouldn't be a problem!

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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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Cari & Geoffrey - John Joseph Inn and Elizabeth Restaurant Wedding

Cari & Geoffrey's wedding at the John Joseph Inn and Elizabeth Restaurant was everything I hoped it would be...I have been dying to shoot at this venue for years and this lovely young couple was a wonderful introduction to the property. My favorite aspect of the wedding was the love and affection that was on full display, Geoffrey was brought to tears during the first look and during the vows, I just love it when people let their emotions come to the surface. It was so nice to see the love these two have for each other and their friends and families, I've never seen so many hugs at a wedding before...love, love, love was in the air.

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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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Beth - Bridal Portraits - Syracuse, New York

Beth wasn't done wearing her dress after her wedding day so we met to do a bridal session and she invited her niece and nephew along for some happy distractions. Down South, where I grew up, bridals are still a common practice so I was thrilled to bring this tradition north of the Mason Dixon Line. I am officially starting my campaign to make bridal portraits a nationwide tradition...who doesn't want a legitimate reason to wear their wedding dress again!! Bridal sessions are typically done well before the wedding day so it’s a great trial run for your wedding day look. Maybe you will discover the dress needs adjustments, or the lipstick was not your shade, or the loose curls you imagined went flat in in 20 minutes. With a bridal portrait session you will be able to make adjustments BEFORE your wedding day, most brides do a trial run of hair and makeup...put that beauty to good use!

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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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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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Beth & Tyler - The Genesee Grande Hotel Wedding

Beth and Tyler were married on a steamy and stormy August day which certainly kept us on our toes. Although it may sound odd, I am really pleased that the rain forced us to abandon our initial plan because we found a lovely location near their reception at The Genesee Grande Hotel, sometimes problems become blessings! Life and weddings don't always go as planned but things usually work out in the end...it's important remember to focus on the positives and to savor the wonderful moments which are so plentiful (and fleeting)! I wish Beth and Tyler a marriage filled with more sunny days than stormy but at least they know they can weather the stormy days with beauty and grace!

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Nita & Kai - Inns of Aurora Wedding

I love the way Nita and Kai look at each other, it's the kind of love and affection that really warms your heart to witness. We started at the Rowland House, it doesn't get much better than a first look next to the Greek-folly overlooking the lake. For their ceremony and reception we made our way to the Inns of Aurora. The sunset was spectacular, the ENTIRE wedding made their way to the shore to watch the brilliant colors transform the lake. It was a pleasure to document their intimate Inns of Aurora wedding day, working with a couple that is so clearly in love with each other is a dream! I wish you a marriage as brilliant as your wedding day, thank you for allowing me to document your beautiful day!

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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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