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!
Jessie & Brian are one of the cutest couples I have met. Also quite possibly the funnest too. They had so many people there who love and support them, it was magical to witness. They broke it down on the dance floor and literally cleared out the bar at Saranac Brewery. Congrats to these two and I wish them many happy years together.
I have never seen more people dance in all the weddings I have shot. Nick & Lisa decided going against getting the traditional DJ and hired a live band to play for most of the night. I don't even know how to describe what genre they were, but they had the entire crowd on their feet! These two were such a fun bunch and we had the best time shooting their wedding. It was a little untraditional but thats what we loved about it! No seating charts, open dinner, art deco decor and the live band, I could keep going. At some points, I honestly felt like I could have been in The Great Gatsby (I think thats what they were going for, so job well done!) But enough gabbing, here's the pictures!
Britt contacted me this month because a friend of hers recommended me for a session. (Thanks Heather & Carl!) Now, we might have done this a little backwards. Britt & Seaver had a small ceremony this winter but opted out of having a photographer. They regretted this decision and came to me hoping we could recreate their magical day. Spoiler alert, we did! Britt was such a firecracker and I can tell Seaver keeps her grounded. They work so well together and I'm so happy to share these wonderful images with the rest of you.
In addition to my own business, I shoot for a company called Lasting Impressions based in Clarence, NY. I started with them just shy of four years ago and have been growing ever since. I learned many techniques, the lay of the land per say and the overall ins and outs of photographing a wedding during my time working with them. Kathy & Tony are the owners of this business and in the short four years that I've worked for them, they have become people I admire and consider friends. Our time together will be cut short with my move this October but I can't thank them enough for the opportunities they gave me with my time here. Anthony is their son and Lexi, their new daughter. The joining of their two families was one to remember and one I won't soon forget. The love that circulated throughout the room was immense and overall, everyone had a wonderful time. So without further a due, Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Gagliardi!
Heather and Carl came to me for an engagement session a few months referred from an old classmate of mine from college. We had a wonderful time wandering through Tift Nature Preserve, over to Gallagher Pier and then down to the new park along the harbor. And thankfully the rains held off just for us!
Brian & Jackie are one of the sweetest couples I have met in quite some time. From the moment they did their first look, I could tell how in love they were and especially how easily they could make each other laugh. These two did away with most of the traditional parts of a wedding and stuck to the basics to ensure that the most fun was had. The reception got wild and I had an absolute blast being a part of their day. Best of luck to you both!