Dana & Alex Become One at O'Brien's Sleepy Hollow

I have been in contact with Dana for more than a year before her wedding, talking details, timelines, color themes, everything. This woman was so excited to be marrying Alex that any mention of something wedding related sprung tears to her eyes. As I handed Dana her flowers the morning of, she had to look away as to not have her mascara bleed. Our day was filled with laughter, mostly Dana’s which is infectious! Everything went smoothly as these two exchanged vows by a beautiful babbling creek to follow many toasts, laughter, many, and I mean MANY “Icings” and of course, dancing. The genuine smiles plastered on Alex & Dana’s faces all day were proof enough that this was one of the happiest days of their lives. Thank you so much for entrusting me on your wedding day!

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Solara + Zach's Wedding at The Fountainebleau Inn

Both Brooklyn residents, these two wanted to get outside the city life for their nuptials. When they contacted me about covering their big day, I was in! Especially after looking up what their venue looked like. Rolling hills at a stately manor right beside a lake was sounding more appealing by the minute. It blew me away seeing it in person! I will say that working weddings I have become a bit accustom to hearing the vows, the speeches, first dances, etc. Not on this day! The outpouring of genuine love at this wedding was almost too much for me to handle, especially Solara's mother's speech during dinner which had everyone reaching for their tissues. Their day was filled with tears, most of them happy, laughter and lots of dancing. Thank you again to these two for letting me be a part of the most important day of their lives. Congrats Zach + Solara! 

 

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Kaylee & Ryan's Lakeside Wedding at the Otesaga, Cooperstown NY

I grew up in the Mohawk Valley but have relocated to Buffalo for the past six years. I'm always ecstatic when I have an excuse to come home. And especially when its for a storybook wedding like Kaylee & Ryan's. I have fond memories of Cooperstown from my childhood, so when Kaylee told me the location; I was ready! The entire day was humble, the love they shared was nurtured and real. We couldn't have asked for a better day or location. But what I can say caught me off guard was how good a dancer Kaylee is! Her and Ryan choreographed their first dance and went from the jive all the way to the dirty dancing move. Did I mention I have a terrible sweet tooth? This was my downfall in the night because they had an ENTIRE ROOM dedicated to all different types of pastries beyond your imagination. I might have gained five pounds but gained yet another heartfelt memory that love exists in all pockets of the world. You just have to be looking for it.  

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Rick & Veronica Get Hitched!

I did Rick & Veronica's engagement session last year at Chestnut Ridge and immediately could tell how close they were. They so graciously had me back for not only their first wedding; thats right, they had two! The amount of details and DIY put into this rustic yet elegant wedding at Knox Farms was truly fantastic. Throughout the day, neither of them could keep the smile from beaming off their faces; even if it was 90 degrees. But don't worry, they supplied us all with Freeze Pops to cool down. From the horse drive carriage rides to the surprise fireworks off in the distance, this was truly a night to remember. Thanks for having me be a part of it! Congrats to you two! 

Heather & Carl's Wedding at The Sonnenberg Gardens

I met Carl & Heather last year for their engagement session here in Buffalo. These two are quick witted and most definitely perfect for each other. During our shoot, Carl was cracking jokes to ease their way into having their photos done. I could expect no less on their wedding day. I had such a blast watching them interact and really appreciate one another. Not to mention, everyone really broke it down when some N*Sync came on (I, included). The entire day felt so surreal with the majestic setting of the gardens which to my surprise and glee, were jam packed of picture-esque locations that we couldn't possibly hit them all. But I think we did a pretty ok job. Congratulations Heather & Carl! I'm looking forward to seeing what the future holds for you two.