Have  you ever meet a couple thats so genuine you just want to bottle up their energy and take them everywhere with you? Thats how i feel about Alex & Bethany and to think it almost didnt even happen! They had been on the hunt for a wedding photographer and were actually about to book someone when Bethany felt the urge to check the Knot one more time and stumled upon my profile, I truly believe that a great friendship was formed from the moment she sent me that first email. This session was SO great, It had been one of those weeks where everything that could go crazy did and that is not the mindset i want to have wheni walk into an engagement session but we just jived so well that it became the most refreshing thing that happened to methe whole week. Im truly thankful for the time i got to spend with them both, talking about our mutual faith in Jesus, the fun of wedding planning, and hearing all about their lives felt like i was walking with old friends.

 

Days like this remind me how precious my job is, I say it so much but its still so true when a couple chooses to have me document the most special day in their lives they give me an intimiate and exclusive glimpse into what makes them them. The fact that my job is capturing that magic is pretty amazing, with Alex and Bethany i didnt have to try hard, they have a natural chemistry that just flows together i just had to point my camera at them. To Alex and Bethany i am SO excited that i get to go along your wedding journey with you two, thanks SO much for choosing me!

 For Brides Poets Walk Park at Golden Hour, look out for my post about why i insist on golden hour  

For Photographers Lenses used: Canon 85 1.2, Canon 24-70. OCF Canon 600exrtiis with Magmod Diffusers

 

 

 

 

 

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Stephen and Melissa…where do i begin? Their story is truly a beautiful one that goes wayyy back, im talking like grew up on the same block rode the same bus to elementary school way back. They were brought back together after Stephen was in the military and well…the rest is history! There is something SO wonderful about the “tough” guy with the man bun who just loves his woman, and Stephen is absolutely that guy.  Sweet Melissa is just a beam of sunshine honestly, she has not only a beautiful face but a sweet as honey soul, and the two of them together…they just sing.  As a wedding photographer i witness coming together of peoples and families all of the time, I get the privelage of tearing up behind my camera as “I dos” get said and Melissa and Stephen kicked that uo a notch for me. I could go on and on but you know how they say a picture is worth a thousands  words? Well heres the rest of what i have to say…

Wedding Venue:

 The Highlands Country Club, Garrison NY

DJ: DJ Domenic

http://www.djdomentertainment.com/

 

Will+Mary-Cate

Will+Mary-Cate

When i first met Mary-Cate and Will i was instantly intimidated…they are the type of people who just go after what the want. Mary-Cate is a lawyer + and Will just started grad school for speech therapy, needless to say they are both VERY driven, which to a little local business owner like me can be…terrifying BUT they are the most laid back couple i have ever had.ever.

Their story is precious, they both wound up working at the same retail store while in CT i believe (could have that mumble up) Mary-Cate was promised a supervisor position there only to find that that position was given away…to Will. During their first meeting Mary-Cate was annoyed…and Will was stunned by how pretty this angry girl was. Over the next little while they got to know each other and eventually began dating and after only about a month of dating Will needed to go to Minnesota, and sweet Mary-Cate took a leap of faith and moved with him! The rest is obviously history.Their beautiful backyard wedding at Wills childhood home was PERFECT for these two, it mirrored their personalities and had all the pieces of a magazine worthy wedding. I am sad to leave them to their lives now but i truly wish them all the best not that i need to…these guys get what they want!

The new Mr. and Mrs. Fink!

The new Mr. and Mrs. Fink!

Colleen and Peter are the epitome of the phrase “love is friendship set on fire”. I see SO many couples get hitched and they all have their own unique “type” of love, Colleen and Peters is one that you can tell is rooted in a deeply connected friendship…those are the best kinds. Peter is a Cadet at West Point Military academy currently in Ranger school…hes the elite of the elite and he oozes loyalty to not only his country but his newly found sweet as a butter cup wife Colleen. Sweet Colleen is a giggle personified, her loving nature is proven by the way people love her and goodness she is lovable. (just ask Peter)

     Their wedding was a beautiful affair, the perfect combination of sentiment and fun (I cried just as much as i laughed) as im sure their entire married lives will be. There two will be doing ther secret handshake well into their golden years together i just know it! So to the brand spankin new Mr. and Mrs, Fink….may God bless the happy years you two have ahead of you!!!

     Take a scroll through some moments from their wedding day…

Ileah and Jon…Married!

Ileah and Jon…Married!

Ileah and Jon…what do you say? They are one of those couples that makes you believe in commitment again. If i could thing of one word to describe them it would be loyalty, for a NUMBER of reasons. Jon is in the military and Ileah goes months without seeing him as he is out fighting for our freedom. During their wedding ceremony the priest said the most beautiful and appropriate thing:

    ” I usually talk about the importance of sacrifice at this point in the ceremony, but i dont have to do that at this wedding because a military marriage knows all too well what sacrifice is, a matter of fact we can look to your marriage if we ever forget the meaning of the word”

   I cried my eyes out as they honored some of Jons fallen friends and tears of joy replaced tears of sadness as they grabbed hands and marched down that isle, because i could SEE how amazingly happy they were! The rest of the wedding was FILLED with beautiful moments, first dances, flirty glances, and hilarious bridal party dance moves and im SO sad that this part of my journey with these two is over 🙁 I spend so much time with my couples and they all take up a corner of my heart and Ileah + Jon are no exception, I wish you both all of the happiness, joy, love, and adventure that marriage will bring you!

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