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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    On a perfectly sunny and clear day Alexandra and Mitchell and all the glitter in the world took that big leap! The week before their wedding day was SO wild, a blizzard in the middle of march delayed friends and family from Texas where these two lovebirds hail from BUT that certainly did not put a damper on the party! All of that southern charm packed into the Poughkeepsie Grand felt like i was inhaling sweet tea, but the most prevelant thing in the air was the obvious love and affection between the new Mr.&Mrs. Graves. I instantly loved them, Alex has this sweet giggly personality that Mitchell clearly adores and dont even get me started on how gorgeous these two are! (your about to see for yourself) I couldnt put into words how they achieved that perfectly glamorous “big wedding” feel yet maintained a sweet intimate vibe for the whole wedding…luckily im a photographer not an author!

Congratulations to the brand spankin new Mr. and Mrs. Graves! To say the pleasure was all mine is SUCH an understatement! If you like what you see make sure to follow me on Instagram and Like me on Facebook!