Amelia & Patrick - Skaneateles Country Club Wedding

Amelia and Patrick's Syracuse University infused wedding day in Skaneateles was a perfect day in late September. These two connected as undergrads and they celebrated their SU roots in many ways on their wedding day (I bet you can spot an SU reference in nearly every picture)! You can tell Patrick and Amelia are in it for the long run, they have an easiness with each other that has been perfected over the years. I wish you lots of love and luck in your marriage...thanks for making me and Lauren a part of your lovely day.

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Lauren & Cary - Anyela's Vineyard Wedding

I have never seen such a happy bride on her wedding day, every time Lauren looked at Cary she just beamed the most radiant smile! It probably had something to do with the fact that Cary and Lauren were apart for the month before their wedding, he made it back from their home in Uganda just days before their ceremony. It was a privilege to photograph their wedding day at Anyela's Vineyard and spend the day getting to know their lovely friends and family. There were so many kind words and tender moments shared making for a very memorable night, I wish you both a lifetime of joy where ever your adventures take you!

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Jessica & David - Sherwood Inn Wedding

Jessica and David's wedding day started out bleak with heavy downpours all morning but as Jessica stepped into the church to exchange her vows with David the sun came out and shined brightly for the remainder of the day, providing another glittering day for wedding photography in Skaneateles! David and Jessica had a lovely reception at the Sherwood Inn but before we got there I flagged down their limo en route to the reception when I spotted a roadside patch of vibrant wildflowers...I was worried they would be annoyed but Jessica and David were so excited because they had been eyeing the flowers as well!  It is so rewarding when couples allow you the time and flexibility to be spontaneous on their wedding day, I believe the greatest moments are unexpected and unscripted...the small "in-between" moments prove over and over again to be the stand-out images of wedding. When you allow your photographer time to observe and flex their artistic muscles you get a much richer set of images than if you have busied them with extensive "must have" shot lists. I owe a huge thanks to Jessica and David for being up for anything and just delightful to work with, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post to see their lantern launch (I hope to see more of these at weddings in the future)!

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Kara & Daniel - Aurora Inn Wedding

Kara and Daniel's wedding day started out on the dreary side but the rain broke and brought the most spectacular sunset I have seen in ages, the Aurora Inn is a fabulous place to take in the daily event with their impressive lake views! Couples take note...there are some distinct advantages to having some rain on your wedding day! I wish Kara and Daniel loads of luck as they continue their lives in my old stomping grounds, Wahington, D.C. A huge thanks to my partner in crime, Lauren Youngs, for her hard work, talent, and always bringing her best!

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Shannon & Chris - Arrowhead Lodge Wedding

Shannon and Chris had a beautiful day to tie the knot at the rustic Arrowhead Lodge. It's obvious that they adore eachother since every picture created of them had them laughing or kissing! It was also touching how they incorporated the little love of their lives, a sweet little dog named Deeogie. Thanks for trusting me to document your sweet wedding day, it was a fun one!

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Katherine & Daniel - Long Point Winery and Aurora Inn Wedding

Katherine and Daniel are just fabulous and so was their wedding!! The day started at the newest Inns of Aurora property, Rowland House which provided a stunning backdrop for some sweet bridal portraits and getting ready pics. The ceremony was held at Long Point Winery which overlooks Cayuga lake and the spot where Daniel proposed to Katherine near the lakeshore...it was so perfectly romantic! The festivities moved to the Aurora Inn where the reception was dripping in flowers from the talented folks at Plenty of Posies and amazing food from the incredible chefs at the Inn. I am so grateful that Katherine and Daniel chose me to document their wedding, it was a complete pleasure getting to know you both, I wish you a lifetime of happiness together!

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Sarah & Kevin - Lakeside at the Hamilton Inn Wedding

Sarah and Kevin were married at her parent's lakeside camp, it's a location that is close to her heart..she has been coming to the camp her entire life (a summer tradition started by her grandmother many decades earlier). Sarah has so many fond memories from her childhood on the lake that she couldn't think of a more perfect location to tie the knot with her sweetheart. After the lakeside ceremony the party moved across the street to the quaint Hamilton Inn for a lovely reception under a grand tent. Even though it rained just a tad on their day it didn't damper their spirits, it just added an element of cozy romance! Congrats to you both, may you have a long and happy marriage!

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Erin & Dave - Aurora Inn Wedding

Erin and Dave are two of the nicest and most genuinely in love people I have ever met. It became very clear to me how much they complement each other when Dave was able to erase Erin's pre-wedding jitters with just one sweet embrace during the first look, he truly put her at ease and brought out Erin's radiant smile in seconds (yet another reason to do a first look)! I wish you both a lifetime of joy, you already had a very joyous wedding day! Special thanks to my wing-gal extraordinaire, Lauren Youngs...I couldn't do this without you!

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Abigail & Matthew - Lockwood Lavender Farm & The Sherwood Inn Wedding

Abigail was determined to get married amongst blooming lavender and she got her wish after moving her original wedding date to help convince the owners of Lockwood Lavender Farm to host their ceremony, this was a first for the folks at Lockwood and hopefully not the last! After the beautiful ceremony the party moved to the Sherwood Inn for great food, drinks, and dancing well in to the evening!

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Lauren & Chris - Emerson Park Pavilion Wedding

Lauren and Chris got married lakeside at Emerson Park Pavilion on a spectacular June day. Lauren did an amazing job designing every element at her wedding, she created everything from the stationary to hand crafting the wooden table numbers! Not an detail was overlooked...it was a beautiful reception for a lovely couple!! I couldn't have done it with out my sidekick, Lauren Youngs...thanks for contributing some lovely images!

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Alix & Brian - Emerson Park Pavilion Wedding

Alix and Brian tied the knot at the Willard Chapel in Auburn, NY and then partied the night away at Emerson Park Pavilion. These college sweethearts couldn't have asked for a more spectacular day, not only did they have perfect weather but they were surrounded by a fantastic group of family and friends that kept the couple laughing the entire day. Thanks again for choosing me to document your day, it was fantastic!

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Anne & Phil - Taughannock Falls One Day Anniversary

Anne and Phil wanted to do a day after shoot that reflected their love of the outdoors so they chose Taughannock falls for a playful photo session in the woods and water. These two were absolutely the best ever to work with, they had so much fun the entire time even when I asked them to lie-down in some questionable woodsy places and to dance in a river...they were just basking in their newlywed afterglow! On another note, check out how good her bouquet looks more than 24 hours later, Plenty of Posies did an amazing job!

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Christie & Rich - Skaneateles Country Club Wedding

Christie and Rich met at the University of Virginia as first years, they fell hard and and fast but as we all know not all college sweethearts make it past graduation. Fast forward 20 years to a beautiful spring day bursting with blossoms at the Skaneateles Country Club to their wedding day. It was a pleasure documenting this wonderful celebration of second chances, first loves are such powerful forces in our lives and you can certainly see that reflected in the images made on their day. Thank you for including me in your celebration even if you and your guests harassed me for being a Virginia Tech alumni (Go Hokies)!

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Rob & Nick - Arrowhead Lodge Wedding

Rob and Nick's wedding at the Arrowhead Lodge was a wonderful way to kick-off a busy wedding season! These two have been together for over ten years and have been planning their wedding for over two years. It was a wonderful celebration of two people who clearly adore each other and I am so grateful they trusted me to capture the day, yeah for marriage equality in New York!!! If you would like to learn more about how to build a more perfect union head to the Human Rights Campaign.

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Amy & Joe - Mandana Barn Wedding

Amy and Joe were married on a sparkling fall day in Skaneateles at St. Mary's Catholic Church followed by a charming and rustic reception at the Mandana Barn. It was a real pleasure documenting their wedding because there were so many personal touches incorporated into their day. I loved the square dance that followed dinner, where Amy danced and Joe played the fiddle along with his fellow bluegrass musicians. Once the bluegrass band wrapped it was fun seeing Amy and her friends let loose when the DJ played a little Bon Jovi! I wish you both a lifetime of happiness, that shouldn't be a problem since you are both delightful (I am so lucky to get such great couples).

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Sara & Bryan - The Lodge at Welch Allyn Wedding

Sara and Bryan have known each other their entire lives and for most of that time their mothers have been figuring out how to get these two together! It finally happened on a beautiful October afternoon at the Point at Sand Beach followed by a reception at the Lodge at Welch Allyn. Sara and Bryan had a large wedding party and then they added a few adorable nieces and nephews and their sweet little fur baby to the mix. Congratulations to Sara and Bryan. You are meant for each other...your wedding day will set the tone for the joy you two will experience for the rest of your lives!

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