When 2012 came along, I went full speed ahead with it. I’ve been a freelance photographer for over 5 years, but it has never been my sole source of income until this past year. Beginning on that path was like a beautiful nightmare, exciting and terrifying, with so much uncertainty that at first my little heart could hardly take it. Yet, with the support of friends and family, as well as my incredible 2012 brides and grooms, I survived. I can’t believe how fast the year flew by, how much I’ve learned, and how much all of the people I’ve met have taught me. To say that I’m grateful would be an understatement, to say I’m happy is not enough either. So I’m doing what I know best… posting images that will show how much fun I had doing what I love most – capturing your most special day with the ones you love most. <3
Brian and Sarah’s wedding, at Franklin Plaza, started off the busy season. The day flew by so quickly! Here’s Sarah glancing over Brian’s shoulder at the end of cocktail hour. I love this photo. Unforgettable!
Sarah’s dress was stunning. Every detail was perfect and simply sophisticated.
Sarah’s dad sees her for the first time.
Katie O was there for Brian and Sarah every step of the way, leading up to and day of the event! She even called me to see how I was feeling when I came down with a horrendous sinus infection a week before the wedding! Katie and team glowed with pride as Sarah walked down the aisle to greet Brian during the ceremony at Franklin Plaza! This lady truly loves her job and that makes us love her even more.
The veil is lifted. Brian is in awe. Love!
Most excited and adorable parents ever!
A lucky six pence in Dody’s shoe – what a great tradition! We all know that I love cake, especially carrot cake! Dody and Dan had the tastiest ocean theme carrot cake, from Zachary’s Pastry Shoppe, ever! They even got me a mini one with my name on it! Now that’s a sure way to a photog’s heart!
Dan + Dody at The Inn at Erlowest. Dody looks so happy and radiant!
Jill and the boys, Callen and Hudson – most adorable!
Jill’s angelic flower girls! The only thing they’re missing is little wings!
Brian is beaming with anticipation as he waits to see Jill at the altar. The ring bearers hurry down the aisle.
Jill + Brian all smiles and happiness in downtown Albany.
McKenzie + Doug – love in Albany’s Washington Park.
Love the thank you note! Grace is a part of the ceremony on top deck of the Dutch Apple Cruise – so cute!
Lindsay + Justin on the Hudson River dock at Yanni’s Cucina. Lindsay hugs her mom after their special mother, daughter dance. You can feel the love in that hug!
Heather + Pat are high school sweethearts. Adrianna is Heather’s little angel. So cute!
Carson prepares for his mommies wedding – this little man is ready to go! Val + Kara, in love in the garden. The shot reminds me of a Victorian postcard.
Emily hugs, her sister, Margaret in Saratoga’s Congress Park on the way to church. Emily + Wes, a very Saratoga city wedding!
Emily + Wes – the evening’s last dance at Canfield Casino.
Nicole’s wedding jewels.
Nicole’s Maid of Honor, Kat, and her mom help with the dress. Nicole + Derek – kisses at Saratoga National.
Kathë glancing at Vlad during our portrait session by The Gideon Putnam.
Kathë + Vlad, happily ever after with the sun at their back!
Angela, one of my bestest friends in the whole world got married this summer. Due to a previous commitment, I was not able to make the wedding, but I did come down for a visit to Nyack the day after. We had a fun impromptu shoot before she and Sam took off for Japan.
Ducks on the Hudson and a perfect sunset! Who doesn’t love both?!
Love and safe travels to you both!*
*All of the couples included in this post will also get their own blog in the coming months with more photos and the story of their beautiful day. Stay tuned!