Giving Your Heart: Free Wedding Photography Coverage (and a little something extra!)

Giving Your Heart: Free Wedding Photography Coverage (and a little something extra!)

We learn so much from the people that raise us.

I learned the most from my Mum - my best friend, confidante, rescuer, best hugger, mommy. One of the biggest lessons she taught me was that when you have nothing material to give, you can still give your heart, and that is one of the biggest and best gifts you could give to anyone…

Mr + Mrs Flegar // A Sunset Winter Wedding at Whitby Castle in Rye, NY

Mr + Mrs Flegar // A Sunset Winter Wedding at Whitby Castle in Rye, NY

One day, when Claudia + Dylan are old and gray, they'll look back at their wedding day and remember how absolutely adorable and sweet and perfect it was. Heck, they do that now, and it hasn't even been a full year since they got married…

Mr + Mrs Cummings // A Warm Winery Wedding at Magnanini Winery's Two Hearts Vineyard in Wallkill, NY

Mr + Mrs Cummings // A Warm Winery Wedding at Magnanini Winery's Two Hearts Vineyard in Wallkill, NY

I sing Abbi's praises everywhere I go - really, I do. I can't help it. Abbi is one of the kindest, dearest, sweetest, most genuine, gorgeous-inside-and-out people I know. When my business was first expanding, she acted as my assistant on wedding days…

Mr + Mrs Lyons // An Outdoor October Wedding in New Windsor, NY

Mr + Mrs Lyons // An Outdoor October Wedding in New Windsor, NY

My girl Jillian is the sweetest ever. From our first diner coffee date to our time together at her wedding, I couldn't help but to be obsessed with her. Her sweetness, kindness, compassion, and concern for others is so evident in everything she does. She is so adored by everyone around her, and it is the most beautiful thing to see…

Mr + Mrs Rinck // A Traditional City Wedding at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, MA

Mr + Mrs Rinck // A Traditional City Wedding at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, MA

I, myself, my bloodline, am not Irish. You would think I would be with a maiden name of McGrath. But, if I could choose to be, I would be Irish. I was raised by a stepdad who was Irish, and was surrounded by the folklore, hearty food, and beautiful string music that is so prevalent in Irish culture. The heart of Ireland has my own heart.

Being a part of Chris + Kait's wedding was like a homecoming...

Mr + Mrs Davis // A Golden Hour Wedding at The Country Club at Otterkill in Campbell Hall, NY

Mr + Mrs Davis // A Golden Hour Wedding at The Country Club at Otterkill in Campbell Hall, NY

Oh, it is so hard to put wedding days into words, isn't it? Maybe descriptive cut scenes are better - a mash up of adjectives and nouns to best explain the nuances.

The small, fragile hands buttoning Gabby's gown. The smile you couldn't wipe off her face if you tried. The way Mike read his card from Gabby with such care. The helping hands he was to his groomsmen even thought it was his wedding day. The taste of the end of summer on the breeze at the ceremony, and in the sun as it began to go down after the recessional...

Mr + Mrs Abadie // A Warm Fall Farm Wedding at Owls Hoot Barn in Coxsackie, NY

Mr + Mrs Abadie // A Warm Fall Farm Wedding at Owls Hoot Barn in Coxsackie, NY

It didn't take much for me to realize that Lauren and I would be fast friends from the day that we met. I remember vividly our first conversation over coffee (and omelettes? I think), and having a sense that this girl was one of the good ones...

Mr + Mrs Wilcox // A Blush and Navy September Wedding at Highlands Country Club in Garrison, NY

Mr + Mrs Wilcox // A Blush and Navy September Wedding at Highlands Country Club in Garrison, NY

I think this might make me some type of grade-A weirdo, but I tear up every time I look through Dan + Nora's wedding gallery. Every. Single. Time. Even though I am self conscious of this fact (haha), I think there is something to be said about their wonderfulness, considering that...

Client Gifts

Client Gifts

One of my very favorite things is spoiling my couples. I love to give tangible gifts (and I'm pretty sure my sweet couples love to receive them), so it really is a win-win. :)

Wedding Day Timeline Guidelines

Wedding Day Timeline Guidelines

The day-of timeline can sometimes be one of the more daunting aspects of planning a wedding day. Most standard wedding photography contracts cover 8 hours, and it can sometimes seem disingenuous to seemingly try to cram months and months of planning into 8 hours of photos. Trust me: it can be done - and is done well, and regularly. :)

Mr + Mrs Moss // A Dusky September Wedding at Candlewood Inn in Brookfield, CT

Mr + Mrs Moss // A Dusky September Wedding at Candlewood Inn in Brookfield, CT

I love coffee dates. I love them in all forms with all people - but some of my very favorite coffee dates are with my beloved clients. I find coffee/tea to be a universal unifier; there's something about holding a warm drink and dreaming about the future that is heartswelling...

Mr + Mrs Ericson // A Rustic Wedding at Alyson's Orchard in Walpole, NH

Mr + Mrs Ericson // A Rustic Wedding at Alyson's Orchard in Walpole, NH

When I lived in Massachusetts, Erin was one of my very favorite coworkers. Her love of The Office, cats, and sweet things solidified our friendship early. She was someone I could always take a trip upstairs to visit, and count on her kind, funny, and welcoming demeanor...

Mr + Mrs Dekker // A Classic Summer Wedding at the Chocksett Colonial Inn in Sterling, MA

Mr + Mrs Dekker // A Classic Summer Wedding at the Chocksett Colonial Inn in Sterling, MA

Wedding days are always so obviously filled with tangible beauty. Gorgeous gowns, perfect hair, tailored suits, luxurious gifts. But what makes them special, unique, and worth every ounce of effort put into planning them...is the intangible beauty; the beauty you can't see, but can feel. The laughter. The tears. The sweet phrases. The hugs, kisses, and awestruck wonder of new beginnings...

Mr + Mrs Gidaly // A Bright Backyard Wedding in New Paltz, NY

Mr + Mrs Gidaly // A Bright Backyard Wedding in New Paltz, NY

I drove into Brooklyn recently, and all I could think about was these two sweet souls' August wedding day. Driving in a snowstorm, and all I could focus on was that I was going to visit Allie + Miles' neighborhood(ish), and how beautiful their wedding day was...

Mr + Mrs Sheedy // An Historic Estate Wedding at Locust Grove in Poughkeepsie, NY

Mr + Mrs Sheedy // An Historic Estate Wedding at Locust Grove in Poughkeepsie, NY

So, let me just tell you something: Brooke is one of the funniest, most charismatic, and all sorts of hilarious people you could ever hope to meet. There's something about her funny way that is so direct and endearing, you can't help but fall in love with her. I know that's how she first charmed Paul... ;)

Mr + Mrs Taglieri // A Disney Inspired Wedding in Moonachie, NJ

Mr + Mrs Taglieri // A Disney Inspired Wedding in Moonachie, NJ

Last year, I made a commitment to give away one free wedding package each year to a couple who had lost a parent. My mom passed away before I was married, and not having her on my wedding day with me was heartbreaking. There is so much community in loss. It's an odd community. A bittersweet one. But a community, nonetheless...

Mr + Mrs Wurman // An Elegant Backyard Wedding in Mount Kisco, NY

Mr + Mrs Wurman // An Elegant Backyard Wedding in Mount Kisco, NY

How to adequately write about Katie + Eytan's gorgeous backyard wedding? I have no good words to describe the colorful hydrangeas, the precious sunshine mixed with rain, the whimsical gown, the elegant guests, the incredible band. I have no words to explain Eytan's bow when he saw Katie walk down the aisle, no words to express Katie's dad's sweet expressions, no words to capture Katie's calm and sweet and dear demeanor, no words to hold on to the heart flutters of everyone who was captivated by Katie + Eytan's duet at the end of their reception...

Rebecca + Matt // A Beachfront Engagement in Quincy, MA

Rebecca + Matt // A Beachfront Engagement in Quincy, MA

I know I've been sharing a ton of photos from this engagement session, but I'm at the beach this week, and this beachy engagement session gave me all sorts of feels...

Mr + Mrs Hart // A Lush Summer Wedding in New Paltz, NY

Mr + Mrs Hart // A Lush Summer Wedding in New Paltz, NY

If you know me, you know I pretty much live and breathe by Instagram. I think social media is absolutely incredible, and the connections that it brings into my life are not only invaluable for my business, but also totally for my heart.

Sweet, sweet Danielle was my very first inquiry on Instagram ever. I about died when I read in her contact form that she found me there. Our first meeting was adorable, and her sparkly eyes and calm spirit were so much goodness - those eyes sparkle even more when Justin is around. :)