Jessica & Ryan - Aurora Inn Wedding

Jessica and Ryan are almost too good to be true but I promise you they are not models I hired to document the perfect wedding at the Aurora Inn! Eventhough it poured all day (except for a 20 minute interval during cocktail hour) these two were delightful and the proof is in the genuine smiles they sported all day. It just goes to show you that rain on your wedding day will not ruin your day...unless you let it! With a great attitude and a positive outlook beautiful images can be made in all sorts of conditions and circumstances. I wish Jessica and Ryan the most fabulous lifetime together and I hope they decide to relocate to CNY since I desperately want to hang out again...love you guys!!

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Lauren & James - Brewster Inn Wedding

Lake in central New York. Although this power couple live and work in NYC they chose James' hometown of Cazenovia for their wedding day because of its refreshing small town charm. The wedding was quite elegant and traditional except when James grabbed the mic and surprised everyone with his freestyle rapping skills, the guy is legit...he just might be able to quit his day job! It was delightful to photograph a Cazenovia wedding and I hope to get back soon, thanks again for having me Lauren and James!

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Katie & Brad - Skaneateles Country Club Wedding

Katie and Brad, WOW--just, WOW! They had such a beautiful ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church and a stellar reception at the Skaneateles Country Club, everything fell so perfectly into place and it really shows. Thank you so much for choosing me to document your wedding day, it was a pleasure!! I am going to leave it there and let the pictures tell your story...

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Leah & Pat – Turning Stone Casino Wedding

Leah and Pat were married in her beautiful childhood parish, Blessed Sacrament, in downtown Syracuse and then celebrated their wedding at Turning Stone in Verona, NY. I loved all the sentimental details that Leah included in tribute to her late father, he was definitely present and it shows in the images. These two meticulously planned their wedding so when a few hiccups in the timing arose it didn’t matter in the slightest because we accounted for the inevitable wedding day delays. I have yet to photograph a wedding that ran exactly on schedule, no matter how perfectly you plan and prepare for your wedding day there are ALWAYS delays. That’s why when I create timelines for my couples I budget a lot more time for portraits than is necessary, that way when we get a late start we have enough time to get the images you want without missing out on the festivities. Much love to you both!!!

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Rosie & J.B. - Skaneateles Country Club Wedding

Rosie and J.B. were married at St. Mary's of the Lake in Skaneateles and celebrated at the Skaneateles Country Club on a perfect Saturday in August. One thing I loved about their wedding day was Rosie's choice to do portraits on the grounds of Hobbit Hollow, a gorgeous inn and horse farm near the country club. I strongly recommend setting aside plenty of time for pictures of just the newlyweds on your wedding day and the best way to accomplish that without missing out on your reception is to do a first look, make the most of that time by selecting a backdrop worthy of your wedding day...you won't regret setting aside the time when you have tons of great images to pore over after your wedding day!

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Kelly & Tyler - Skaneateles Country Club Wedding

Kelly and Tyler are an incredibly energetic couple who surrounded themselves with an equally animated and huge wedding party making for a wild and fun wedding. It was a lot of work keeping this group wrangled but I was able to collect a range of images that documented their fun-loving ways while still managing to collect a few quiet moments in between the partying. Kelly and Tyler slipped away at the end of dinner to get some beautiful photographs on the docks of the Skaneateles Country Club. I love it when clients trust me, happily take my recommendations, and give me the space to step back and document a wedding rather than keeping me busy with extensive shot lists. Thanks Kelly and Tyler!!

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Suzan & Jared - Emerson Park Pavilion Wedding

Suzan and Jared were married on a gorgeous Saturday in July. They started their wedding day in style at Mirbeau Inn and Spa one of my absolute favorite spots, it doesn't get any better than the gardens for a first look! It is so important to allow enough time for portraits on your wedding day, I think most couples underestimate how much time it actually takes to get comfortable in front of the lens (even when you have already done an engagement session). Suzan and Jared planned well by taking advantage of the gorgeous gardens at Mirbeau before heading out to their ceremony and reception at the Emerson Park Pavilion. It's great that they allowed for the extra time together before the ceremony since a tremendous thunderstorm hit right when we had planned for some sweet light portraits at Emerson. Enjoy the lavash wedding that Suzan and Jared created, much love to you both!!

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Erin & Michael - Emerson Park Pavilion Wedding

Erin and Michael had a beautiful wedding day at Emerson Park Pavilion. All day they were surrounded with lovely people! Everyone from their officiant, wedding party and guests were all delightful and with such positive energy in the air you can't take a bad picture. I was so pleased with the images from this wedding I posted not one but two blog entries (see the veil post here) and just incase you are on the fence about whether or not to wear a veil my answer is YES, YES, YES...the longer the better!! Erin and Michael thank you for sharing your joy with me, may that happiness be with you throughout your marriage!

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Laura & Nikolas - A Skaneateles Engagement Session

Laura and Nikolas are getting married in November at the Lodge at Welch Allyn but before they tie the knot they spent a gorgeous evening with me in Skaneateles. The were such good sports, they were all in when I suggested we take a walk through a wheat field (frankly, if I had suggested we take a walk through hot lava they would have agreed just to get away from the lookie-loos and well wishers in town)! Thanks for taking my suggestions and making them look so great, see you in November!!!

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Lindsey & William - The Aurora Inn Wedding

Lindsey and William were married at the Aurora Inn over the 4th of July weekend and they had the most amazing weather...a real gift after the 6+ weeks of rain that proceeded their nuptials. Lindsey spent her summers on Cayuga lake, just a short distance away from the Inns of Aurora so these current Virginians decided to make it a fingerlakes destination wedding. Eventhough the wedding was in New York William made sure to represent his UVA pride by incorporating navy and orange into the wedding. Personally, I would have thought burgundy and orange would have been a better choice...go Hokies(I couldn't resist)! I wish you all the best!

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Ruth Ann & Stacy - The Pines & Mandana Barn Wedding

Ruth Ann and Stacy's wedding weekend began on June 26, 2015 the same day the Supreme Court declared that same sex marriage is legal in all 50 states (amazing timing, right!!!). They started the festivities at The Pines, a sprawling camp on Skaneateles Lake that has been in Ruth Ann's family for over 100 years. It's a delightful place where childhood summers were spent and Ruth Ann made wonderful memories so it was a natural choice to gather their loved ones here to celebrate their union on the eve of their wedding day! The casual gathering felt much like a loving family reunion and it was filled with kids swimming and fishing, mayflies hatching, lakeside campfires, craft brews, laughter, ice-cream, Dinosaur BBQ, and potato guns! Check out the later part of this post to see some of the rehearsal dinner festivities. Their wedding day started out uneventful but as the day went on heavy rains arrived and they departed only for a few brief moments during the rest of the day. As hard as the rain fell it did not dampen Stacy or Ruth Ann's spirits, they were nothing but joy through it all (even when fierce winds knocked down their beautiful arbor during their ceremony). It was a complete pleasure documenting Stacy and Ruth Ann's Mandana Barn wedding celebration because they were so darn happy and because they put some much thought into everything. I especially love that they dined on their grandmother's and mother's china and the lip whistles they surprised their guests with at the ceremony so they could blow kisses at them during their first kiss as a married couple!

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Sara & Anthony - Skaneateles Engagement Session

Sara and Anthony are a sweet couple that planned their engagement session exactly one year to their wedding date (I told you they were sweet). They are getting married next June in Skaneateles and then celebrating at the Lodge at Welch Allyn. We decided to spend a rainy evening lakeside and then we went frolicking through the gardens at Mirbeau...who says you can't make pretty pictures in drizzle!

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Sheena & Reid - Aurora Inn Engagement Session

Sheena and Reid are a quiet and unassuming couple that are getting hitched next year at the Inns of Aurora and I couldn't be more pleased that they chose me to document their wedding day (I can't ask for more than a nice couple and the Aurora Inn as a backdrop). We spent a sparkling evening on the grounds of the Aurora Inn and we made some lovely images that I feel reflects their sweet dispositions! See you in a year!!

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Lauren & James - Cazenovia Engagement Session

Lauren and James are getting married in at the Brewster Inn in Cazenovia in a few short weeks!! Although they are quite the power couple that live and work in NYC they chose to get married in James' hometown of Cazenovia where he grew up on Critz farms, a place where magical family memories are made. I imagine James had a charmed childhood growing up among the orchards, pumpkin fields and the sugar house...a place that is very special and a natural choice for their engagement session. I love it when we can use the engagement session to incorporate elements of a couple's story that can't be told on their wedding day. I am really looking forward to documenting their Cazenovia wedding day!

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Natalie & Michael - Lodge at Welch Allyn Wedding

Natalie and Michael had a wonderful wedding surrounded by tons of friends family, The Lodge at Welch Allyn was the perfect place to host their huge celebration! They were both so calm, collected, stunning, and happy the entire day...there were no signs of nerves in either of them, not once!! I wish them a life of love and laughter...a marriage just as fabulous as their wedding day.

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Leah & Matt - Skaneateles Lake Engagement Session

Leah and Matt could quit their day jobs and work as body doubles for Prince William and Kate Middleton (except that I think they are both more attractive than the royals)! They were up for anything and they were even excited when I suggested starting our session at a fish hatchery (whahhh). I thought it would be nice to incorporate a little nature in the engagement session since they will be celebrating their marriage at the Frog Pond Bed and Breakfast in October. Have I mentioned how much I love these two and how great the Frog Pond is...I will be in photographer's paradise with such great subjects it won't even feel like work to document their wedding day!!

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Lindsay & Michael - Skaneateles Lake Engagement Session

Lindsay and Michael wandered around the village of Skaneateles with me for their late spring engagement session. When I asked them to dance on the pier and snuggle in a storefront they were such good sports...it can be a bit of an adventure to go shooting with me and these two were up for anything!! They will be tying the knot in early October at the Lodge at Welch Allyn...I can't wait for your fall wedding day!!

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