It is the day before you say I-do… guests are arriving, your wedding dress is hanging in the closet freshly steamed and your vows are almost perfected. The day before your wedding can be a blur of last minute preparations, more hugs than you can count from friends and family, and your wedding rehearsal and dinner!
A stunning heartfelt engagement session at Reber Rock farm nestled in the Champlain Valley of upstate NY. This session is full of beauty, flowers, horses and smiles – everything I love! I am so thrilled to be photographing Chad and Gwen’s wedding in August at their new home!
We were standing under the shade of weeping willow tree waiting for his bride to make her way down the path. I could feel the anticipation in the warm summer air, hands fidgeting with his jacket as we waited, and then we heard the sound of tires approaching; it was almost time to see his bride, love, and best friend.
I saw on the calendar today that February is considered the last month of Winter. With Valentine’s day, Groundhog day and only 28 days long, I feel like spring is just around the corner. This may be wishful thinking on my part… but I love dreaming about the soft pops of spring colors with the deep greens of the mountain forests that turn purple and blue in the late evening light of spring on a frosty winter night.
The Adirondacks sparkle in the winter with a covering of white crisp snow and there is a quiet that envelopes the woods. Kristina and Kevin’s winter wedding at the Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid sparkled like the snow in the early evening sun. Their winter wedding was beautiful and make sure you check out the pictures from their first dance!
I first met Allison and her mom at a sweet little ice-cream shop on a warm summer day in the Adirondacks. If I could meet all of my brides at an ice cream shop that would be heaven. She was so excited to talk about the wedding they were planning in her hometown and the reception that would take place at the Adirondack Woodcraft Camps.
When I met Lauren in her hotel room on the morning of her wedding, she seemed to have tucked away any stress and nerves she may have had into a little box and put it away for the day. Lauren was all smiles as the back of her sweet dress was laced and her white veil put in place. To say she looked angelic is an understatement : )
“I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.” […]
The leaves have all but fallen from the trees, and with Thanksgiving right around the corner, I can’t help but be thankful for all of the wonderful couples that I have worked with this year and the ones I have the privilege of photographing in the year to come. Cara and Andy are one of my wonderful couples that will be photographing next spring at their Whiteface Lodge wedding!
Walking into the Ausable Club, on the morning of Molly and Ryan’s wedding day, you could almost reach out and touch the history of the beautiful lodge that was heavy in the air. The history of lodge holds a special place in Molly’s heart and made the day even more meaningful. Molly’s Great Grandmother celebrated her marriage by spending her Honeymoon at the Ausable Club and her Grandmother was married in this special place nestled within the Adirondack Mountains…