Mr + Mrs Lizzo // A Gatsby Inspired Fall Wedding at West Hills Country Club in Middletown, NY

Mr + Mrs Lizzo // A Gatsby Inspired Fall Wedding at West Hills Country Club in Middletown, NY

It’s hard for me to write these blogs. Not because I have no words. But because I have too many. And how does one adequately use words to describe beautiful souls? Sometimes spirits transcend words. That’s how I feel about Lauren + Nick…

Mr + Mrs Grant // An Overcast September Wedding at the Links at Union Vale in LaGrangeville, NY

Mr + Mrs Grant // An Overcast September Wedding at the Links at Union Vale in LaGrangeville, NY

If there is anything I absolutely adore about a wedding (besides, you know, the obvious), it is getting to interact with and become an honorary family member on these beautiful days. I love to watch how excited the parents are, and see how they caress their child’s face right before they walk down the aisle. I love to watch the grandparents, and see how they fret over straightening the groom’s tie or tucking one hardly-seen hair behind the bride’s ear. I love to watch the sisters help the bride into her gown. I love to watch the brothers get slightly inebriated, and toast to the groom in their hotel room suite.

Weddings are about so much. A lot of this “so much” is family.

Mr + Mrs Peterson // A Small Town Fall Wedding at Diamond Mills in Saugerties, NY

Mr + Mrs Peterson // A Small Town Fall Wedding at Diamond Mills in Saugerties, NY

My wish for every single one of my couples is that they have as lush of a wedding day as Alyssa + Kyle had last September.

Lush in so many ways…

Mr + Mrs McCoy // A Rustic August Wedding at the Preston Barn in Dover Plains, NY

Mr + Mrs McCoy // A Rustic August Wedding at the Preston Barn in Dover Plains, NY

It’s funny how paths cross, isn’t it? It’s funny how I would have met these kind souls at no other event but their own precious friends’ wedding the year before, and it’s funny how our souls just got each other - as soon as we said hi…

Mr + Mrs Young // A Green Garden Inspired Wedding at FEAST at Round Hill in Washingtonville, NY

Mr + Mrs Young // A Green Garden Inspired Wedding at FEAST at Round Hill in Washingtonville, NY

Whenever I have seen Sabrina + Mike, I have gotten giddy. There is just SOMETHING so unbelievably beautiful and precious about their souls that I am never able to shake. Maybe it’s their cute dimples, and the way they look at each other. Maybe it’s how they take the time to make keen observations before making any decisions…and when they do make their decisions, they are incredibly wise and kind. Maybe their eyes portray more than their words ever could. Maybe they’re just cool. MAYBE our souls just know how to high five each other…

Mr + Mrs Soto // A Lush Blush July Wedding at West Hills Country Club in Middletown, NY

Mr + Mrs Soto // A Lush Blush July Wedding at West Hills Country Club in Middletown, NY

It’s funny what you can forget about a wedding day…but what pictures can bring rushing back to the forefront of your mind like a special gift.

Mr + Mrs Brechtel // A Meaningful Mountain-View Wedding at Hudson Valley Weddings at the Hill in Hudson, NY

Mr + Mrs Brechtel // A Meaningful Mountain-View Wedding at Hudson Valley Weddings at the Hill in Hudson, NY

When I walked down the aisle at my own wedding, I carried two bouquets - one for myself, and one for my mom. At the head of the aisle, before I joined hands with my husband, I laid my mom’s bouquet on her chair. The chair was empty, but it was reserved for her. I have so many memories of my wedding day, but that still, small moment of resting that bouquet there felt incredibly, peacefully solitary. I was surrounded by so many people, being watched by so many hearts, but that moment felt like an embrace - a private moment between me and my mom. She wasn’t there…but she was. I know she was…

Mr + Mrs Kremer // A Rustic Mountainside Wedding at the Preserve at Chocorua in Tamworth, NH

Mr + Mrs Kremer // A Rustic Mountainside Wedding at the Preserve at Chocorua in Tamworth, NH

When I first culled this wedding to create this blog post, I selected 400 photos. FOUR HUNDRED PHOTOS. I guess that’s what happens when one of your college besties gets married in the mountains on the most beautiful overcast May day…

Mr + Mrs Geoffrion // A Vintage Geometric Wedding at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, CT

Mr + Mrs Geoffrion // A Vintage Geometric Wedding at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, CT

Naturally, wedding days are beautiful days. They can’t help it. Just like how babies are cute, weddings are beautiful, and that’s that.

My Top 12 Tips for a Wedding Day

My Top 12 Tips for a Wedding Day

After photographing nearly 100 weddings, I feel like I can finally get all up in this space, and share my top twelve tips to remember when planning (and during!) your wedding day…

Mr + Mrs Levy // A Destination Wedding at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Orlando, FL

Mr + Mrs Levy // A Destination Wedding at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Orlando, FL

Many of my fondest college memories begin with the statement, “RA!” (Read that in all of the exuberance that those two letters could ever possibly hold in a greeting.) As a college student, I was a Resident Assistant for a few years, and my perfect little Mary was one of my very favorite residents. I would often come back to my room with notes from her left on the whiteboard on my door - often they would just say, “RA!” Sometimes, they had a little more substance. She echoed this greeting every time I saw her - in the cafeteria, in the hallway, in class… Mary exemplified joy and excitement in every way possible.

Mr + Mrs Russo // A Snowy Wedding at Highlands Country Club in Garrison, NY

Mr + Mrs Russo // A Snowy Wedding at Highlands Country Club in Garrison, NY

I received an Instagram message from darling Krista a few weeks ago, telling me that, even now, months and months after her wedding day, she and Brett are still so in love with their wedding photos. Basically, my heart burst. What a beautiful, thoughtful, kind, amazing thing to share….

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...