Allie & Mike: Utica, NY Wedding

As I thought about how I would do justice to this genuine and lovely couple, certain phrases kept repeating through my head. What you may not realize, is that during a typical wedding day, I overhear conversations. It could be while I’m setting up my lights or rearranging accessories to be photographed, but guests talk freely among each other and I pick up snippets along the way. The most fascinating thing? I kept hearing the same thing. Loved ones repeating how they are perfect for each other, friends expressing how kind these two are, how wonderful they are separately…and now together. Now, this was pretty evident to me from day one, but to see them together on their wedding day, they just have this impenetrable force between them. Their own language. Their own world.

It made me realize how incredibly lucky I was to be there. To know them. To have a small part in their love story.

 I’ll start my highlight reel (and there are a lot, so sit back and relax) with my favorite dress shot, probably ever…

Utica, NY wedding

Utica, NY wedding

The guys and girls compete for coolest walk…

Utica, NY wedding

This bridal party was BEYOND!! So much fun to work with and willing to do anything! They look like celebrities…

Utica, NY wedding

I love shooting around the Hotel Utica, so many great spots!

Utica, NY wedding

Ohh Allie…you are so beautiful inside and out. Doesn’t she look like royalty?

Utica, NY wedding

Utica, NY wedding

I love these next ones because they convey how much fun Allie is and showcase her stunning smile!

Utica, NY wedding

I couldn’t have set up this shot if I tried…all of the girls were done with their photos and I noticed the great Hotel Utica signage, called for them to look back…perfect…just love the shot!

Utica, NY wedding

The first look, where Mike checks out Allie before the ceremony…

Utica, NY wedding

Utica, NY wedding

Utica, NY wedding

The entire bridal party was a complete joy to work with. We found some yellow stools – completely serendipitous – and worked them in. Purple and yellow were the couple’s colors and it all tied in!

Utica, NY wedding

Utica, NY wedding

Utica, NY wedding

I can say without a doubt…the Utica train station has never looked better. Ever. Allie has an eye as good as any designer, and nothing was overlooked…

Utica, NY wedding

Utica, NY wedding

Can I repeat how AMAZING these two are? They set up a lemonade stand to benefit childhood cancer research…

Utica, NY wedding

Utica, NY wedding

Unapologetic shoe shot!

Utica, NY wedding

Utica, NY wedding

Allie and Mike, your beauty is overwhelming to me. I am so honored I was able to document your love, your wedding, and your big moments. Thank you for your complete trust. You two are a dream come true.

xoxo

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