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.
My oh my, I can't even to begin to describe how beautiful Erich & Elise's wedding was last month. Thankfully I don't have to because my writing skills is not how I pay the bills! The entire day was really relaxed with an airiness of simplistic, yet beautiful aesthetics that Elise, I'm sure painstakingly picked out. Most of all, these two are high school sweethearts! Can you believe it? In attendance of all their friends and family, these two made a commitment to each other legally although it was obvious they had long before this day. You want to know my favorite part though? Their family has a little tradition that began 16 couples ago. Pictured below is a velvet Elvis painting that was originally given to a couple as a wedding gift. Now it get's passed on to whoever marries next! Each person signs the back and would you believe..... Everyone who has had this painting, is still married! Good luck charm? I think so. I hope Elvis brings you both a little luck and happiness, although I'm sure you won't need it!
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!
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.
Last winter, I photographed Heidi & Brad's small ceremony down at the Pearl Lofts. It was intimate and small but full of love. This time around, it was a beautiful warm day; friends and family flew from all over the world to celebrate their special day. It was classic, timeless and an absolute pleasure to be a part of. Did I mention there was a doggie too? Big thanks to Wilbur for his cooperation and cuteness. And also a special appearance from the biggest rainbow I've ever seen. Congrats to the happily married couple Heidi & Brad!
It's always so wonderful when I get to photograph friend's weddings. Not only am I helping capture the beauty of this day but I get to have a little fun with them too. Surrounded by the love of friends and family, we watched Emily & Tyler renew their vows to each other. The day from start to finish was fun, easy going and mostly; heart warming. Thank you again to the newly (sorta) married for giving me the privilege of being there for your day! See you later tonight for Game of Thrones! ;)
Every couple I work with is different and wonderful. Some are detail oriented and precise while others are laid back. I love the diversity of people I work with and couldn't be happier with how Will & Jean's day played out. It was sweet, humble and filled to the brim with joy. Congratulations to these two sweethearts, may the years bring nothing but happiness.
You know when you just click with people? Thats how it was when I first met Rick & Veronica just four days ago. We had a quick consultation over coffee and I think we both knew we were a great fit to work together. These two wanted to get some wonderful fall foliage engagement photos in, so we dived right in the following Sunday. The weather was a bit windy but all in all, it ended up being a gorgeous day. Take a peek to see more from our day down below!
It was such a beautiful day for these two to exchange vows. The perfect temperature and just the right amount of sun. The room was decorated with photos of the two of them from over the years they have been together (which I learned was quite many!) Micheal being the goofy guy he is managed to make everyone laugh through out the entire day. Congratulations to these two! I wish you many more happy years together.
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.