Laraine: Headshots

Laraine and I have been discussing a headshot session for quite some time. Photographers are terrible at updating our own websites and blogs, all the while, simultaneously telling others what a great idea it is to keep the online brand fresh. Guilty as charged!

Laraine was looking for something that reflects her website and her own personality. As you can see through her photography website, she’s approachable, whimsical and romantic. Her thoughtful demeanor and beautiful wedding poses reflect that. A field overflowing with golden soft morning light was a natural choice…

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Topsmead State Forest in Litchfield never disappoints, it is gorgeous in every nook. It was naturally our first choice…

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Laraine is gorgeous and such a natural in front of the camera…

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One of the things that distinguishes Laraine is her unique taste. She always has great hair embellishments and a romantic style…

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Thanks for a great morning, Laraine! Much success to you!

xo

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Emily & Robert: Utica, NY Wedding

I’m stating publicly what I kept thinking the entire wedding day: Emily should quit her day job! In all seriousness, this bride’s exquisite taste in putting a wedding together absolutely delighted and impressed me. The soft color palette, the fun vibe, and all of the great personal touches blew me away. I should confess: I have visited the Utica Public Library a hundred times during my lifetime and I never saw what it could be. The space has always been unique but Emily brought it to the next level with her attention to detail. It transformed into a timeless, romantic spot to take wedding photos. These two looked like royalty.

Emily and Robert’s charming day started with a First Look, steps from her childhood church…

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We captured a few portraits in the morning sunshine before heading in for the ceremony!

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 A closer look at how the colors came together flawlessly!

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Nothing better than a beaming bride and groom in a beautiful church…

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We headed over to the Utica Public Library for the reception and formal photos, where I saw the space transform…

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Ohh this bridal party…too fabulous! They were so much fun!

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The walls of the Utica Public Library? Majestic…

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Emily and Robert’s dessert tables were perfection…

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The cake shot and smiling paparazzi behind me!

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Emily and Robert, your day was extraordinary and I am so appreciative I was able to document it!

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Your day was as unique and fabulous as you two!

xo

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Love Story: Olivia & Stephen

One of the most joyful things for me as a photographer is to witness the chemistry between couples. Documenting love is an invitation to be a silent witness in something monumental: the beginning of a lifetime bond that will be talked about for generations. Knowing that pictures will be passed through the hands of children and grandchildren is profound and I take it very seriously. As the unseen curator, it’s always my intent to go beyond pretty pictures and capture the realness that exists between two people making a lifetime commitment. I can say without hesitation that Olivia and Stephen are one of the great love stories. They are unpretentious, hilarious, and of course, beautiful.

When you have a professional photographer in your midst, people have a tendency to want everything impeccably displayed. What I admire about these two is that I had total freedom to document. The windswept hair, the playful looks, the real moments that unfolded during a gorgeous sunset along the shore. This is my kind of perfect.

This is the stuff that photographers’ dreams are made of…

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Olivia has a timeless, breathtaking beauty. Stephen, one of the most personable people I’ve ever met, can instantly put her at ease. They effortlessly fall into beautiful movement.

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Introducing Olivia’s daughter Elena. There are no words for this kind of amazing…

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I love this. I love them.

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Here’s to great love, perfect moments and an unforgettable wedding coming in 2016.

xo

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Allison & Brandon: Deansboro, NY Wedding

It’s in the little things. I refer to it as the in-between. Sandwiched amid the grand, public moments of a wedding, you can see intimate and revealing love. Allison and Brandon aren’t an attention-seeking couple. Instead, they are demure, quietly making sure their guests are having a good time. But in those still moments, their love shines through brightly. Allison is sweet and kind. In every shot her loveliness beams. Brandon is warm and friendly and makes Allison glow. I loved everything about this couple. The relaxed and fun atmosphere of MKJ Farm in Deansboro combined with cowboy boots and lace made for a memorable day.

A few favorites…

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Allison’s dress…it was beyond. I photographed it at every angle because the lace demanded it. Exquisite.

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Their first look was on the MKJ Farm dock overlooking the pond, and they were so thoughtful as it unfolded…

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We captured some timeless portraits around the picture perfect property before the wedding began…

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When Allison and Brandon are together they are locked in their own world, it’s quite a beautiful sight…

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Allison and Brandon are a natural and relaxed couple, so their bridal party portraits reflected that!

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Great details that added chic elegance to their country wedding…

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I have documented weddings numerous times at MKJ Farm and it always impresses me. I love every nook!

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Allison and Brandon made sure all of the decor tied in together, making for a truly unique experience!

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There is no better post wedding celebration than a pig roast, some laughs, and lots of dancing!

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Allison and Brandon, you have an ease and love about you that is a delight to photograph! Thank you for a wonderful day!

xo

Ceremony and reception: MKJ Farm

Caterer: Tuller’s Catering and Party Service

Dress: Maggie Sotero

 

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Kelly: Headshots

My favorite photo shoots involve working with small business professionals to create lifestyle portraits that reflect their personality and brand. Kelly is a dynamic and kind professional who wanted to update her shots over at Inner Light Transformational Coaching. We wandered around Little Falls where the area is in the midst of a downtown transformation. Fitting for someone who works closely with people to bring out their best selves.

My hope is that I captured Kelly’s incredible spirit, enthusiasm and warmth!

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We did a mix of inside and outside and some various outfit changes and I love Kelly’s smile. It draws you in immediately…

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Hair and makeup by the fantastic Faces By Astarte.

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You can learn more about what Kelly does, here. Thanks for a great day, Kelly!

xo

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