Erika and Nick were the second wedding couple I've photographed this year
that live out of state and chose central NY
as their destination wedding location.
Both couples hired me without a face-to-face meeting,
based solely on my online work and iPhone conversations.
I can't tell you what a compliment that is!
Not only did I look forward to this wedding because of the amazing location,
(I mean Old Forge, NY when the leaves are already turning...GAH!)
but once I met this wonderful couple I got even more excited.
First off, they look like supermodels, which never hurts.
Superficiality aside though, they really are such genuine and kind people
with an incredibly supportive and loving group of friends and family!
I feel absolutely honored that they chose me to capture their beautiful day.
Thank you bunches Mr. and Mrs. Ballard
I wish you and those sweet babies a lifetime of love and happiness!!
Big thanks to my second shooter Nicole from Nicole James Photography.
And as always, shout out to my assistant Jamie Wheatley
who does all the behind-the-scenes grunt work
and who bought my 30 weeks pregnant body
a belly band, which literally saved me through the reception.
Bride & Groom Portraits.
Hotel :: Great Pines Resort
Venue :: View Arts Center
Wedding Dress :: Silk Bridal Boutique
Wedding Dress Designer :: Enzoani
Tuxedo :: Indochino
Bridal Party Attire :: Katherine Patricia
Wedding Rings :: Emil's Jewelry Design
Bridal Jewelry :: Donna Beth Creations
Florist :: Mountain Greenery
Caterer :: A Moveable Feast by O'Connors
Cake :: Wegmans
Hair and Make-Up :: Elite Beauty Studios
DJ Services :: Cory Cobane | Big Beat DJ Services
Anisa asked me if I could only shoot artistic shots.
Ummm, let me think...YES!!
Thank you dream client.
Here is just a small look at her images from the day.
Stay tuned for more mini session sneak peeks coming soon....
and be sure to "like" my Facebook page HERE for announcements on future minis.
Where do I begin?
To witness you grow from a beautiful little baby
into such a sweet young man has been a privilege.
I love you and your family so much!
I hope your kind heart will lead you to do great things
in your future.
Congratulations on becoming a senior!
(Now stop making us all feel old.)
Click HERE to see my senior session pricing guide.
To book your own senior session, contact me HERE.
I have had the opportunity to work with this wonderful family
many times over the years,
but I hadn't seen Nick in quite a while.
It's crazy how fast time flies.
I had a ton of fun shooting this session
and given the fact that this kid basically looks like a young Superman
the pics are pretty much straight up amazing.
Here is his senior sneak peek...
I met Maggie and Adam via FaceTime, as I live in CNY
and they live in Chicago.
I got so excited when they told me their vision of their special day.
The plan was a destination wedding right here in Syracuse.
Their close friends own an incredible property south of the city
and they would be hosting the celebration.
I have to tell you how amazing it was to see it all come together.
It was evident, in all the preparations, just how kind, gracious and loving this couple is.
How they truly value their friendships and family members.
They stated more than once, how they wanted all of them to be at the forefront of their day.
And each person there had a share in helping to make it even more magical.
From the ceremony procession through the woods
with all the guests in tow,
lead by a banjo playing friend.
To the heartfelt words of affection spoken at the reception dinner,
while guest lounged on colorful serapes and dined on wildflower adorned pallet tables.
Each detail made this day extra special.
And to top it off...there were pyrotechnics people!!
I mean, does it get any better?!
Huge thank you to Maggie and Adam for treating me more like a guest than a hired professional!
Thank you, thank you for being so sweet and considerate.
Thanks too to my second shooter Michelle Frederick Photography
and my assistant Jamie Wheatley, who is always a lifesaver and has the best ring shot ideas, lol.
And now for a sneak peek into the awesomeness...
Bride and Groom Portraits.
I was only at Maggie and Adam's rehearsal dinner for a little over an hour, but I took a gazillion pictures. It was a stunning evening filled with love and beautiful people! Here's just a small preview...
Congratulations you two!!
Hope you're having an amazing honeymoon.
Working on your wedding day sneak peek next...
Michelle and Nick planned for a gorgeous outdoor ceremony followed by photos on Cross Lake.
In the week leading up to the big day, I was watching the forecast like a hawk.
It's not that pictures can't be taken in the rain, in fact they can be quite stunning.
I don't, however, know of any couple who actually wants it to rain on their wedding day.
The closer it got, it was looking better and better,
but as I drove to the venue late that afternoon,
it was coming down so hard I couldn't even see the road in front of me.
I was nervous and when I got there I could tell that Michelle was too.
Then, with 20 minutes before showtime, like some unexpected miracle, the skies parted.
The sun came out in full force and everything was just glistening and breathtaking.
The rest of the day went off without a hitch.
(except the obvious one)<--See what I did there? Lol
I want to say thank you so much to this beautiful couple
for asking me to be the one to record your day.
I hope you enjoy this sneak peek and that you cherish these images forever!
Bride and Groom Portraits.
Venue :: Cross Lake Inn and Marina | Cato, NY
Wedding Dress :: NY Bride
Wedding Dress Designer :: Justin Alexander
Tuxedo :: Tuxedo Junction
Bridal Party Attire :: NY Bride
Wedding Rings :: Littman Jewelers
Bridal Jewelry :: Swarovski
Florist :: Whistle Stop
Caterer :: Barney's BBQ
Cake :: Cakes By Michelle
Hair & Make-up :: Syracuse Make-up Artistry
DJ :: Pro Wedding Services