Chris & Shannon - Beak and Skiff Orchard Engagement Session

Shannon and Chris are getting hitched next August, it was always Shannon's dream to have a fall wedding in an apple orchard at the peak of the gorgeous fall color. Since that couldn't be a reality we decided to shoot their engagement pictures at the iconic CNY orchards of Beak and Skiff. A huge thanks to the folks at Beak and Skiff for giving us permission to use their beautiful orchard to help make Shannon's dreams a reality, I can't wait till your wedding!!

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Megan & Bill - Watkins Glen Engagement Session

Megan is a about as obsessed with Pinterest as I am, she came armed with many wonderful handmade props and tons of ideas for images she wanted to create at the picturesque Watkins Glen Falls. Bill is one of the most patient grooms I have ever encountered since he happily agreed to try all of our unconventional ideas (you really earned a post session drink...or four). In addition to trying out all sorts of new ideas we went to the park on a very busy Saturday afternoon so we spent a good amount of time waiting for the sightseers/gawkers/well-wishers to move out of the frame! When the opportunity arose to jump a wall and get into the stream I was all over it (despite being 7 months pregnant), if you ever go on a shoot with me you'll quickly discover that I am a bit of a rule breaker and I love it when my clients are up to my adventures! Thanks for a fun shoot Bill and Megan!

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Amelia & Patrick - Syracuse University Engagement Session

Amelia and Patrick met and fell in love at Syracuse University (I am sure they bleed orange), naturally we went to campus to tell that aspect of their love story (it's where I got my Masters so I was right in my element too). The other half of the images were made in Skaneateles with their energetic fur baby, Colbie (it happens to be where Patrick proposed). Amelia and Patrick really brought the ideas which made for lovely moments in meaningful places for this couple. I am looking forward to their SU infused wedding next October!!

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Katherine & Daniel - Aurora Engagement Session

Katherine and Daniel met when she was photographing a wedding in which Daniel was one of the groomsmen, when she asked him a simple question he became so flustered that he couldn't manage to answer her normally...he was so struck by her beauty that he was at a loss for words. That's a pretty awesome story and very believable considering Katherine is a real beauty inside and out (Daniel is no slacker in that category either). I think it's safe to say that she is just as struck by Daniel as he was the first time he laid eyes on her!! I can't wait to spend the day documenting their Aurora Inn wedding in 2014!!

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Alexandra & Nick - Beaver Lake Nature Center Engagement Session

Alexandra and Nick met at the best thing ever to come out of CNY, Wegmans (the greatest grocery store ever--sorry Trader Joe's). He's a chef and she was working there through college when they fell in love. It's no wonder they decided to have their ceremony and reception at Mirbeau Inn and Spa, the ideal foodie wedding spot in the Syracuse area! I can't wait to see what they have planned for their intimate June nuptials.

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Alix & Brian - SUNY Geneseo Engagement Session

Alix and Brian are college sweethearts, they met at SUNY Geneseo so it was a no brainer to do their engagement session on the campus where they met and fell in love. My favorite engagement sessions are those that tell aspects of a couple's story that isn't possible on their wedding day and it's just a fantastic way for the three of us to get to know each other before the big day arrives. I am looking forward to their Emerson Park Pavilion wedding in May!

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Tania & Alex - Skaneateles Engagement Session

Tania and Alex are a very cool couple, we had fun traipsing all around downtown Skaneateles and then I took them on an adventure where we were forced to scare off some aggressive-ish cows. I couldn't have asked for a better pair to put up with all my engagement session misadventures...in the end it was completely worth it, we got some lovely images! I can't wait to show these two off on their wedding day!

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Kate & Val - Emerson Park Engagement Session

Kate and Val have been together for nearly a decade! They have planned a wedding in just a few months...that's right, a few months! They had considered waiting a few more years to tie the knot, after Kate was done with med school, but they decided they just wanted to be married, so romantic! Here are a few lovely images that we made on a spectacular summer evening at Emerson park in Auburn, NY!

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Sara & Bryan - Skaneateles Engagement Session

Sara and Bryan have known each other for almost their entire lives, they grew up in the same neighborhood hanging with each other from time to time when they were growing up. Fast forward many years and these two are preparing for their Skaneateles Lodge at Welch Allyn wedding in a few short weeks! It was a pleasure getting to know these two and their little dog, too!

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Sandra & Jordan - Lockwood Lavender Farm Engagement Session

Sandra and Jordan have been together since Sandra was a teenager! It was a pleasure getting to know this lovely pair and their four legged babies...they have two labs that stole the show and got Jordan filthy in the process. Thanks for being such good sports in the soggy lavender fields, I am still expecting the cleaning bill! Keep an eye out for their late September Mirbeau nuptials.

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Sarah & Andrew - Skaneateles Engagement Session

Sarah and Andrew are in love and it shows! They are a photographer's dream, they were pumped to try all my wacky ideas and they kept focusing on each other and forgetting about the crazy girl with the camera hovering around them!  We bounced around locations in Skaneateles for the great early summer shoot, starting at the High School since these two met there...they are actually high school sweethearts! I can't wait to spend the day with this awesome pair on their wedding day!

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Kalah & Brent - Green Lakes State Park Engagement Session

Kalah and Brent were born and raised in the northeast but followed their careers to San Francisco. They are coming home for their mid-October fall and harvest moon inspired wedding. They made it back for a spring engagement session at Green Lakes State Park, these two were just delightful to work with even when we had man-eating mosquitos attacking us (a big thanks to Kalah's mom for rescuing us with the bug spray)!

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Vidda & Kyle - Franklin Park Engagement Session

The U.S. Air Force brought Vidda and Kyle together years ago and now they are planning a rustic fall wedding at the Mandana Barn. They live in Franklin Square in Syracuse and I was psyched when they told me they wanted to shoot their engagement pictures in their own backyard at the peak of the bloom, just an awesome backdrop for a romantic evening shoot!

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Abigail & Matthew - Skaneateles Engagement Session

Abigail and Matthew met years ago when they were teenagers bussing tables at Rosalie's Cucina in Skaneateles, the perfect place to start and finish our engagement session. They have been together through college, a move to Louisiana, the home buying experience and now they are preparing for their Skaneateles 2014 wedding. Can't wait to spend more time with this adorable couple!

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Samantha & Mike -Skaneateles Engagement Session

Samantha and Mike met as undergrads at their beloved Colgate University and then attended law school together in Lexington--they have already shared so many experiences and they haven't even been engaged a year! When I asked them where they wanted to do their portrait session Sam told me they LOVE living in Skaneateles (Mike proposed across from Clift Park and in June they will be married here) and they couldn't think of a more perfect place to tell their story. I loved the idea of shooting in a winter-wonderland and I couldn't have asked for a better couple, they were delightful throughout the chilly marathon shoot. Take a look...they make a STUNNING pair and I can't wait to document their Skaneateles wedding!

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