Love Story: Nicole & Mike

Lovable and playful, Nicole and Mike photograph effortlessly. The funny thing is…they let me in on a little secret before their beautiful engagement shoot in Oneonta, NY. They said they were a touch nervous to be in front of the camera. I laughed. I wasn’t worried. First of all, LOOK at them. The cutest! Secondly, I’m a total goof and most people realize this within 13 seconds of meeting me and loosen up. And finally, for some reason (there has yet to be an exception to this rule): the ones who say they’re nervous are always my favorite sessions. I don’t know why this is, but they always end up terrific! Nicole and Mike, you’re liars and you totally brought it!

We had a great time wandering around Hartwick College. I haven’t been there in at least a decade and forgot how lovely it is…

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Hot red dress? Oh go ON with your gorgeous self, Nicole!

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I love that these two are cuddly and a bit reserved but also just have fun with it!

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Nicole and Mike, your beauty is spectacular, thank you so much!

xoxo

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John Bale Book Company

I recently had the opportunity and honor to photograph an event at one of my favorite coffee shops in Connecticut (it’s really more a restaurant and rare/used book store, but if you know my serious addiction to caffeine then you know why I’m there!). I  love the vibe, food and the owners! Check it out here.

The store is always trying new things, one particular recent offering is unique and fun.  They have been offering “high tea” on Saturdays. You’re going to love this! I swung by the store in the morning to capture some preparation shots with owner Ede…

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The menu is colorful, thoughtful and gorgeous: a rotating assortment of scones, madeleines, macaroons and delicate sandwiches.

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I’ve been getting familiar with the tea selection, but I keep coming back to passion plum.

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They do such a great job with presentation!

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The entire space is filled with natural light with windows overlooking downtown. It’s relaxing and interesting, whether you are alone or with company!

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See you Saturdays at high tea! Follow them here.

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Shawna & Matt: Ilion, NY Wedding

Shawna and Matt are the kind of people who make you feel like one of their best friends as soon as you meet them. Their warmth immediately fills up the room. Throughout their wedding the excitement was palpable. The only thing as remarkable as these two… was how friendly and gracious all of their friends and family are. The day, despite some rain, was exquisite. Shawna’s beauty extends from the inside out, and Matt has the kind of humor that makes your sides hurt. Together, they are unstoppable. It was an absolute pleasure photographing their love for each other. A random aside, these two are also at the center of one of my favorite engagement sessions!

A few favorites from their big day…

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Shawna does not stop smiling, she is magnificent!

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This could be one of my favorite wedding images of the year. I love the raw emotion. Rain will not keep them down!

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There is something so timeless about the Hotel Utica, I love doing portraits here!

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Don’t they just look regal? We had a brief rain break and wandered around outside for portraits…

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Party time!

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Oh MAN was this a fun bunch!

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I tried multiple times to execute a photo that had Shawna and Matt at the forefront and their guests surrounding them in the background…

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Of course, within seconds they busted me dangling on a chair over them and — without skipping a beat — flashed me some big smiles!

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Shawna and Matt, thank you for an unforgettable day! You both are beautiful inside and out! I can only hope we will work together again, because you’re both so amazing!

Hair & makeup: Wendy’s Beauty Connection

Ceremony: St. Augustine’s

Reception: Franceca’s Banquet Hall

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Love Story: Meg and Joe

Megan and Joe have a way about them. Even if you’ve just met them, as I did one colorful fall day, it’s as if you’ve known them your whole life. They are relaxed and fun, cracking jokes with the ease of long lost friends. Proctor Park is one of my favorite places to shoot, it just looks gorgeous from all sides. Add two beautiful people who shine from the inside out? Heaven…

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Customized Diet Coke bottles? Phenomenal!

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Perfect light, perfect couple…

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The thing is, they’re this cute together normally, these random acts of love were endless…

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Meg & Joe, you know I just adore you both. In just one session photographing your love and affection, I can tell this event will be a highlight of my year. Bring on the big day!

xoxo

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Love Story: Diane & Charlie

I love them for their raw sweetness.

Their authentic kindness.

For how they love so purely and thoughtfully.

Diane and Charlie were so much fun to photograph. We wandered around The Esplanade in Boston on a crisp fall day, everywhere I looked there was a great nook to photograph these two beauties. The Charles River is one of my favorite places to shoot (and run!) A few favorites from one of my amazing couples of 2015!

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We had a picture perfect fall sunrise, oozing with rich autumn colors…

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Diane and Charlie, you make me so happy! Thank you for a beautiful day! Looking forward to the real thing!
xoxo

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