Love Story: Sarah & Ryan

Sarah and Ryan met as members of a drinking kickball team awhile back. Obviously Sarah has some serious skills and Ryan was impressed with what he saw! As time went on, these two fell for each other. The rest? Well, it’s going to culminate this fall in an epic wedding in the Capital region!

These two beauties look like they’re straight out of a magazine, but, more importantly, I think the photos reflect their kind of love: Sweet. Tender. Gracious. Timeless. My kind of people.

A few favorites from our relaxed engagement session as we wandered around downtown Troy, NY…

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Spring is in full effect so we had lovely colors dotting the background…

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Can’t wait until October!

xo

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Family Documentary: The Witts

I am drawn to the beauty of real life. The goofy smiles. The tantrums. The quiet moments. The playfulness. Most of all, the interactions between siblings and families that make them unique. My favorite kind of family photography is not about perfect light, smiles, outfits or poses. It’s about documenting people in an authentic way, mirroring what life was like on a regular day in what will shape this family’s legacy.

When Kristy asked me to take some updated shots of her family, I pitched this documentary idea. These kinds of shots make me love what I do. I knew that she loves photography and values art, so of course she was all in. I couldn’t be happier with how they came out, or how gracious this family was for letting me hang out with them. These kiddos are perfect for this type of photography, they are so outgoing and relaxed in front of the camera.

I love how the photos reflect their individual personalities. We got such a rich variety of emotion and tenderness, along with some great smiles and moments!

A few favorites…

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These kids! Look at these faces! They are perfection!

Erin Covey family documentary photography

Kristy and Marcus, I can not thank you enough for the opportunity.

Your kindness to me is never forgotten and always humbling.

xo

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Friday Randoms, Vol. 61

Hey party people! Brace Yourself. It’s Friday and I have some highly specific and non-important stuff to throw at you.

I was at Banana Republic a few states away last week and saw letterpress featured…FROM SYRACUSE! I didn’t even know this company (Smock) existed but I’m pumped that we are representing in high-end clothing shops! (Legal disclaimer: I buy nothing at full price from Banana Republic, I beeline to the back of the store for deep discounts because that is my life.)

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I don’t want to brag (that’s what people say before they’re ’bout to brag) but I’ve been off caffeine for 153 days. Ever the addict, naturally I just substitute one thing for another. In my case, I’ve traded in caffeinated lattes for non-caffeinated iced tea. Barnes and Noble Cafe features a Harney & Sons Raspberry tea that is AWESOME.

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Doesn’t even need sugar! (Put some in anyway)

For the runner in your life…this website is great…

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I cleaned out my closet this week to try to minimize my stuff and there are two undeniable truths of this annual experience:

1.) I discover things that are exactly alike and wonder why I keep buying the same thing. How many black v-neck sweaters or gray skirts does one need, anyway?

2.) I see an entire wardrobe of someone who is two or three sizes smaller than me. (Here’s the backstory: I see a deal on an outfit that wouldn’t fit me even after three weeks on a cabbage soup diet, let alone on a normal day, but I have to buy it because it’s a screamin’ deal. I keep it in the closet as “motivation.” However, motivation – in my case – means said outfit will hang in my closet for approximately 8 years. At which point it will emerge with some sort of stain, tags still on, and it’s not even good enough to donate.)

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I bought these boots and after this winter, I can safely say they are the best I’ve ever owned. Durable. Waterproof. So comfortable. The best.

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I saved the best Random for last. This recommendation comes with a warning, though. If you need to leave your computer in the next few hours, do NOT click this link. If you need to waste some time, then trudge on Internet fiend, we’re with you! I stumbled upon NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series and immediately fell in love. Glued for hours to watch all of my favorite bands: Edward Sharpe, The XX, The Civil Wars, and The Cranberries.

If I discover that any of you knew this existed and didn’t tell me, we’re done.

Happy Friday!

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