They were my final wedding of 2015. Talk about ending on a high note. Where do I even begin? The entire afternoon felt like a dream. Lora’s style is elegant and timeless, but as a person, she is one of the most amazing humans I’ve ever met. Then there’s Tom, the perfect counterpart. He is funny and warm, always beaming, equally impressive. I knew every time I swung around to capture his reaction during key moments of the day, he’d have that megawatt smile. Together, they are incredible. These two? They are IT for me. As in, the show’s over folks, don’t let the the mic hit ya on the way down.
On a serious note, these two make me fall in love weddings all over again. They make me love photojournalism because everything was gorgeous and nothing was staged. The entire day was relaxed, thoughtful and filled with love and laughter. Yes, the details and color palette were stunning, but everyone involved in their day was truly a joy to work with. It just does not get better than this.
I’m going to showcase a ton of images in this post, so forgive me. However, if there were ever a couple be indulgent about, it would be Lora and Tom.
This dress is from Angelique Bridal, check out their blog here!
I love wedding formals at the Utica Train Station. It’s history, texture and character come alive in the images…
Inside the train station, Lora and Tom looked like royalty…
Then we went to the Turning Stone Resort and I spent one of the most enjoyable bride and groom sessions I’ve ever been involved in. They built in a ton of time and truly enjoyed the process. I am so incredibly fortunate to have been able to document these two…
Tom gets his own spotlight, because I just adore him!
The formal speech and then traditional dances were emotional and tender…
Even their dessert bar was beyond! I had to throw down with the guests to get these shots because everything looked so delicious…
Fun dancing shots!
Lora and Tom: you are exquisite, gracious and made us feel like family. I am indebted to you for the wonderful memories of your wedding day and it will go down as not just one of the best weddings I’ve ever documented, but one of the highlights in my photographic life.
Thank you for your kindness and beautiful hearts.
A thank you to these fine people who made the day flawless:
Ceremony: Saint Anthony Saint Agnes Church
Reception: Turning Stone Resort Casino
Dress: Angelique Bridal
Veil: Love Veils
Shoes: Badgley Mishka
Florals: Coriale Flowers