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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…

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 Zazzarino // A Rustic Barn Wedding at the Preston Barn in Dover Plains, NY

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

Panera Bread cafes are where a lot of my wedding consultations happen. The smell of yummy soup and bread, tasty tea and coffee, and cute cookies contributes to the overall sweetness of these meetings. The first consultation with a clientfriend is one of my favorite things. I imagine it to be kind of like a first date, where you are mutually excited/nervous/curious in the beginning, but then you hit it off, and just talk and talk and talk for time on end. That's how it was when I met Nicole. I could tell she was my kind of people as soon as I handed her a coffee...

Mr + Mrs Salyer // An Intimate Park Wedding at Clermont State Historic Site in Germantown, NY

Mr + Mrs Salyer // An Intimate Park Wedding at Clermont State Historic Site in Germantown, NY

Shana + Rob are what I refer to as the realest of the real. I remember meeting them at our initial consultation, and thinking, Wow - these people feel like old friends; I could talk to them for days. Seriously. They are confident, but kind. They were excited, but down-to-earth. Their wedding day was gorgeous, and oh so them...

Mr + Mrs Bower // A Rustic Ridge View Farm Wedding in Kerhonksen, NY

Mr + Mrs Bower // A Rustic Ridge View Farm Wedding in Kerhonksen, NY

It's funny how certain memories stick. I remember very vividly meeting Jamie + Nick for the first time. They dreamt of their gorgeous farm wedding with me. They told me about the incredible venue, their thoughts for their colors and bridesmaid dresses, their desire to have a day that just encompassed all that they are together, and celebrated it in the best of ways...