He stood beside her, as they waited behind the thick wood door of The Whiteface Lodge. Inside the excited cheers of friends and family echoed through the room as their grandparents entered the reception. The band announced their families, and then the last of their wedding party danced into the Whispering Pines to wild applause. They were next, his beautiful bride, his wife and best friend, by his side. “And now for their first appearance as Mr. and Mrs. Laverty…” echoed through the grand lodge, and they stepped through the doorway, hand-in-hand and side-by-side, as they would be for years to come…
We were gripping our seats in the truck, balancing camera gear and trying to keep their change of clothes from sliding off our laps, while laughing the whole way up Gore Mountain. After climbing out the truck and taking in the stunning views of the Adirondacks, Tim pointed to the peak to our left where in -10° weather with winds swirling, Tim proposed to Maggie during one of their ski trips. I loved looking over to that peak during their engagement session at Gore Mountain, and thinking of the joy and excitement that they both must have been feeling at that moment.
We waited together in the hallway, Lauren doing one last look into the mirror, as we held our breaths. The excitement and hurriedness of the day slowed and softened into steadied breaths. Slowly we heard the door open at the end of the hallway, and her father, her cheerleader, her constant rock stepped out to see his daughter dressed in white. With tears in both there eyes she walked towards him, today was the day he was giving his daughter away…
Summer seemed to come late this year to the mountains and we are all a little wistful as we say goodbye to the warm evenings by the lake. I love everything about summer in the Adirondacks; maybe when it cold and snowy for so many months in the North, we cherish our summers a little bit more. Sabrina and Shai’s portrait session captured the essence of summer from the smell of damp earth after a thunderstorm to dipping your toes into the lake on a hot day.
Gabriele and Mike’s summer wedding at the Whiteface Club and Resort in Lake Placid was full of huge smiles and adventure! I love that we trekked up Whiteface Mountain for some super cute group photographs and stunning husband and wife portraits!
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor even touched, but just felt in the heart. – Anne Sullivan When Tori reached out to me two years ago, I knew immediately that I would love to capture her and Kyle’s wedding day. I had not seen Tori in years, but have […]
Summer sun and a sweet breeze are what Adirondack bride’s dream of for their wedding day, especially when you have a lake wedding! Meghan and Jack hit the jackpot when it came to their wedding day : ) If you need inspiration for an intimate wedding this is it! Rainbow Lake was the perfect backdrop for their adirondack wedding ceremony, and their wedding reception was held at the stunning Lake Placid Lodge in Lake Placid.
Lauren loved the photographs from one of my previous session in the Catskill Mountains but we decided that was a little too far to travel! We decided on a location in Essex that I have been wanting to photograph at for a year now. I was so glad they were up for trying something new with me! I think their adventurous spirit paid off big time, because I just LOVE their photographs : )
A summer adirondack wedding at the Lake Placid Lodge overlooking the beautiful Lake Placid will make you dream of warm summer weddings!
“You can either approach your adventure from a place of groundedness and calm or stress and overwhelm.” – Allegra Stein
This statement I think captures the whole backbone of the Campfire Coaching weekends that Allegra hosts at Camp Orenda in the Adirondacks.