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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 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 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 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...

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...

I'm Giving Away a Wedding - Again!

I'm Giving Away a Wedding - Again!

My mom died before I was even engaged, which was truly heartbreaking to me. Her biggest dream was to see her daughters get married. Growing up, we talked a lot about weddings. We talked about gowns and rings and how she prayed for us to marry the perfect person.

We talked. I miss that.

The anniversary of Mum's death is July 16. 6 years. So, sometimes, July sucks. But this year, July is going to be awesome. Why?

Because I'm giving away a wedding.

Yes. For real. This is not a joke.

I'm giving away a wedding package for the upcoming 2018 season. 

Mr + Mrs Berthiaume // An Elopement in Grafton, Vermont

Mr + Mrs Berthiaume // An Elopement in Grafton, Vermont

What do you get when you mix Qalo wedding bands, a previously-loved gown, blooming cherry trees, a quiet town with no cell phone service, and heart-bursting love? Christina + TJ, of course. ;)

If I could bottle up the feeling of calm excitement and sweet confidence that was in the air on May 21, 2017, I would spray it every day, like the best smelling perfume.

Mr + Mrs Fessenden // A Mohonk Mountain House Wedding in New Paltz, NY

Mr + Mrs Fessenden // A Mohonk Mountain House Wedding in New Paltz, NY

I am forever inspired by the visions and dreams that my couples have for their weddings. Even the simplest of weddings have the most significant of details and meaning...

Mr + Mrs Longhi // A DIY-Infused Wedding in New Windsor, NY

Mr + Mrs Longhi // A DIY-Infused Wedding in New Windsor, NY

Chelsea and Ernie are an important part of my little tribe. Their relationship has been one of my favorites to come alongside. Chelsea is the soft to Ernie's loud, the sweetness to his boisterousness. They are genuine through and through, and are some of the most kind-hearted people I have ever met...

Mr + Mrs Fortini // A Rustic Chic Country Club Wedding in Garrison, NY

Mr + Mrs Fortini // A Rustic Chic Country Club Wedding in Garrison, NY

All I do is gush about my clients. I know this. I'm ok with this. I'm pretty sure my clients are ok with it, too. :)

I first met Dan and Sevim in a little coffee shop that had the most delicious iced coffee...

I'm Giving Away a Wedding!

I'm Giving Away a Wedding!

My mom died before I was even engaged, which was truly heartbreaking to me. Her biggest dream was to see her daughters get married. Growing up, we talked a lot about weddings. We talked about gowns and rings and how she prayed for us to marry the perfect person.

We talked. I miss that.

The anniversary of Mum's death is July 16. 5 years. So, sometimes, July sucks. But this year, July is going to be awesome. Why?

Because I'm giving away a wedding.

Yes. For real. This is not a joke.

I'm giving away a wedding package for the upcoming 2017 season. 

Mr + Mrs Lizewski // A Memorial Day Weekend Wedding in Hyde Park, NY

Mr + Mrs Lizewski // A Memorial Day Weekend Wedding in Hyde Park, NY

I love weddings. 

Maybe that's cliche for a wedding photographer to say, but it's the honest-to-goodness truth. I honestly, really, truly do. 

When I tell people I photograph weddings, they usually say, "Oh, but that's so stressful!" Maybe it is. But I never see it that way. I see the little things. The small details. The love. The laughter. The tears. The excitement. The "oh my goodness, I love my gown moments." The "oh my goodness, I love this woman" moments. The "I can't hold back these tears" moments. The "we finally made it" moments.

Mr + Mrs Belluzzi // A Rustic Country Club Wedding in Westchester, NY

Mr + Mrs Belluzzi // A Rustic Country Club Wedding in Westchester, NY

I think I must call everyone "dear" and "sweet." But seriously - Michael and Emily truly are some of the most dear people I have ever met. They are genuine in everything they do and take care of - their work, their families, their friends, their love. Even on her own wedding day, Emily scooped me up and made me feel welcomed and appreciated, all while scurrying around, gathering last-minute items, and hold a glass of champagne.

Wedding Wednesday :: The Tarantinos ::

Today, I choose to remember this day.

September. Sunny, sunny, sunny. Bright. Warm. A glistening lake. A faint breeze. Nautical themes. Streamers. Quiet excitement. Contented joy. Tea. Close dancing. Underlying blessings. Promises exchanged. Promises received. 

Sarah + Bobby, your day will always be a treasure.


:: Wedding Wednesday :: The Burkes

When I think of a perfect summer day, I think of Josh and Beckah's wedding. Everything about it was beautiful from start to finish. I could relive their day over and over - full of Jon Foreman soundtracks, lace gowns, dried flowers, mason jars, sparklers, twinkle lights, soft breezes, and open fields.

Ahhhh. <3