Caitlin and Alex

   They met on Bumble, which is apparently a social app and the rest is sweet history. I got to spend a sunny evening strolling through the beautiful Saugerties Lighthouse with Caitlin and Alex laughing our heads off about how they both weren’t quite sure about each other at first, Caitlin thought Alex was postponing meeting up saying he was in “Germany” visiting family…turns out that was true. These days these 2 sweet redheads are planning for their wedding at Diamond Mills in October (one of my favorite venues AND in my favorite season Eeek!!). I cant wait to capture Caitlin in her wedding gown, the girl already has the BEST smile and I am guessing that her in a wedding gown is nothing less than radiant!

    This is a sidetone but SO many of my couples are meeting online, and I feel like this is true the new blind date. Some of my favorite couples have had their first conversations on a keyboard and I think that is the sweetest thing, what a beautiful chance to forge a relationship based off of good conversation over good contouring or filtering skills. SO if you are one of the lucky ones who met online drop a comment below! Did it work for you? Are you still on the hunt? 

 

 

 

It’s Going to be Perfect!

Let’s Plan Your Big Day!

Teresa & Jason

Teresa & Jason

Teresa & Jason 

Blithewood Gardens are perfection, Spring engagement sessions are perfection, Teresa and Jason are perfection. We had to reschedule a million times because weather here in upstate New York seriously needs to chill out, the whole session was under the threat of a crazy thunderstorm (that rolled in just as we were leaving). Teresa and Jason are a dream couple, they are both so comfortable with each other so relaxed when they are together that photographing them is just too easy. I have to put virtually no effort into making them laugh and smile because when they are together that’s just what they do…In Teresas’ words Jason is her lobster.Enjoy a virtual stroll through Blithewood Gardens with me and have fun oogling over all the love.

It’s Going to be Perfect!

Let’s Plan Your Big Day!

A summer engagement session at Poets Walk Park // Rhinebeck NY

A summer engagement session at Poets Walk Park // Rhinebeck NY

   Frank and Gina are SUCH a sweet couple, I know like you have never heard that term before right? Its just SO true, as I strolled through Poets Walk with them on a cloudy day a few weeks ago I was touched by the way they interact. They both have a quiet nature, they speak softly and giggle with each other A LOT! Gina looks at Frank with such respect and admiration and Frank cant help but smile when he looks at his almost wife.

 

When clouds roll in my NLP couples are usually scrambling and checking the weather to see if they should reschedule, sometimes thats the right move but not on this day. The dramatic sweeping skies made the perfect, delicate, fairy tale backdrop to match Gina and Franks relaxed nature as a couple. They are getting married in just 3 short months (which is madness because I feel like we JUST met )in what is sure to be a stellar wedding in Westchester NY and I seriously cannot wait! For now I leave you with this engagement session which is sure to give you all the feels…

 

Nidya! These photos are gorgeous! Absolutely in love, Gina L

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The one with the bride with the AMAZING dress

The one with the bride with the AMAZING dress

It was last spring when I met up with Lori & Rob for their engagement session, after I left that session I ALREADY couldnt wait for their wedding day and it proved well worth the wait. Lori is of the sweetest kind (her insta handle has cupcake in it which rings too true) with a smile that is simply brilliant. She is a nurterer by nature (say that 10x fast) and Robert is the recipiant of all of her affection. Robert has a true protector spirit I mean hes a cop so thats expected but let me tell you…he sees his lady and he melts. This is the type of couple that I could photograph all day…which is exactly what I did.

Now lets talk about this wedding, in Loris words shes “extra” which worked out BEAUTIFULLY in my favor. For a bride who was self proclaimed as extra she was SO laid back the morning of her wedding, I arrived at Le Chateu in South Salem NY (which as far as venues go is a dream) on a perfectly crisp March day and began with all of the glittery details.

                                                      * Fun Fact*

Loris dress was SO HUGE that it actually broke the hook that the venue had INSTALLED IN THE WALL. Thats a dress and a half!

The ceremony site at Le Chateu is brilliant, all of the light you could imagine and Lori’s florist did a stellar job on ceremony decor. Everything was so grand yet elegant and feminine (much like my bride) that the romantic vibe just hung in the air. The harpist played beauty and the beast as Lori strolled down the aisle to Rob, it was an angelic ceremony to say the least. The fun did not stop there as we continued outside where Robs one big wish (a ferrari) was parked (big pimpin spendin’ G’s) thats pretty much where the party vibe took over, Lori is Montenegrian (which explains her obvious physical beauty I mean who looks like that) but these people know how to party! The whole day was a dream for me so I know that these two newleyweds must have been on that famous cloud nine we hear so much about! Lori & Rob you are favorites of mine forever and always, thanks for inviting me on this trip with you!
My heart physcially hurts now that this drreamy wedding is over but as they say…all good things must come to an end.

                                              Vendors

Venue.     Le Chateau  

Wedding Dress:  bridal reflections nyc                        

          Designed by YSA Makino

Jewlery  La Gravinese Jewlers 

 

Crown   Eden Luxe Bridal Shop 

Florist      Enchanted Flower Boutique 

 

Invitation Suite  Laura Damiano Designs

 DJ.   Stolen Moments 

Makeup. Beauty Entourage 

Hair Hair by Val

 

 

   A Special thank you to ALL of these Vendors who were lovely to work with and provided me STELLAR things to take images of! Getting married soon and want to chat? Click below!

 

 

 

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The one that was freezing at High Point….

The one that was freezing at High Point….

This absolutely has to be the coldest session I have ever shot, It was a whopping 28 degrees at High Point NJ when Jon and Julia joined me at 8am for their engagement session, it was my first session of the 2018 year and even though it was freezing I was SO amped! Jon & Julia are a truly special type of sweet, Julia has this giggly personality that lights up a room while Jon is definitely more of the “of few words type”, however the guys like 7 feet tall so he doesn’t exactly fade into the background. I am convinced that the only thing that kept these two warm during this painfully cold session ( I mentioned it was cold right?) is how MUCH they simply adore one another! I cannot wait until their wedding which is actually only a few months away…Congratulations you two! Thrilled to be going on this journey with you!

I have NO clue how they stayed in the cold for so long! High point is a truly amazing location but these two were WAY more impressive! If you are in the market for a photographer and would like to chat than click here —–>

 

Until next time,

             Nidya