Family: Saratoga Springs

It feels like I was documenting Erika and Justin’s wedding just yesterday! It amazes even me how fast time passes and how quickly big moments fly by us. One of the many, MANY reasons I love photography? It allows us to slow down and savor moments whenever we want. It allows us to remember little details we might otherwise forget. I love that Erika and Justin want to continue document these milestones, because casual sessions can be so relaxed and fun!

It’s hard to believe these two gorgeous souls have a 6-month-old, but she is a dream! I’m beyond honored they asked me to return to Saratoga (where it began!) and get some chill family shots.

A few favorites… (when you have a perfectly happy baby, it’s hard to choose!)

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Thank you Erika and Justin for a great afternoon!

xo

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Family: Brooklyn

I almost don’t even have the words for how much this family has a hold on my heart. It’s hard to convey those enduring friendships you have, when someone has earned a lifetime of respect and love. I see them and it instantly brings comfort. That feeling like…your heart is home. Well, this mom, and this family, is it. I spent my last weekend before wedding season fueling up with the energy of these beautiful people. There is nothing I would rather do than catch up with old friends and get re-acquainted with new babies. I love documentary because it is relaxed. It is real. It is spectacularly beautiful — and — it is humbling. The exuberant smiles are just as beautiful as the quiet moments. When a family allows me to follow them around for hours and document everything…it’s an honor. It’s getting a key to every room, to every moment, and to every feeling in the family dynamic. I love everything about it.

I must confess, my absolute favorite from this family documentary session isn’t even my own picture. Second shooter for the win… (Where was I? Likely goofing off)

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They are just perfect…

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A few hanging out shots at home…

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Effortlessly cool…

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xo

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San Francisco Love Story: Lecia & Nick

It’s not often I can get a couple in front of my lens on BOTH coasts, but these two superstars have done it! I was thrilled to photograph Lecia and Nick in their home of NYC awhile back, but then we got the chance to have them represent San Francisco, where Lecia is born and raised. Sometimes it takes both coasts to tell the love story of two lives intertwined, destined to meet. So, here we are. Lecia and Nick are as relaxed as can be, I love having them in front of my lens and am usually cackling behind the camera with their banter. And, the California light? It is real, folks, and… it is magical. It really is. Every time I do a shoot here, it is perfection. This time was no different. We started at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre and I couldn’t believe how empty it was for us to take photos! Such a beautiful spot…

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Ok, so it may have been too foggy for the Golden Gate Bridge but we DID get the trolley shot!

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Seriously? I don’t know what I love more: this California light or this unabashedly fun couple…

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Love this tenderness by the SF Bay…

San Francisco CA engagement photographyI could not have asked for a better trip to California, these two are magnificent! More from their wedding day, soon!

xo

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Krista & BJ: The Grand Oak Villa Wedding

A really special wedding day is hitting the blog! Krista and BJ are two of the sweetest people, whom I fell for within seconds of meeting. They were united in a timeless and classy event in Connecticut as their gorgeous young daughter looked on. The day went smoothly thanks to an awesome bride and groom, warm family, and a wedding party that was amazing and fun! I’m not gonna lie, the gorgeous weather helped! The day was relaxed and casual, with beautiful moments unfolding constantly. It was an honor and pleasure to witness these two lovely humans commit the rest of their lives as one. Days don’t get much better than this.

A few favorites…

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Over on the guys’ side…

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Krista’s bridal portraits are some of my all-time favorite…

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She is beautiful from the inside out…

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The balcony shot is always a must-have!

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Some tender moments during the formal dances…

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At some point every single guest was on the dance floor, it was awesome!

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Krista and BJ, you two are dynamic, loving and thoughtful. Thank you for a wonderful day!

xo

And thanks to these fine people who made the day so smooth and joyful!

Ceremony: The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

Reception: The Grand Oak Villa

DJ: JFC Productions

Cake: Modern Pastry Shop

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Love Story: Shelly & Chris

It often happens that I don’t meet my couples until the engagement session, so there is often the worry that they won’t be able to relax in front of me and just show their authentic selves. All was laid to rest in about 13 seconds of meeting these two beauties! With a perfect day, a lovely backdrop and the entirety of Letchworth State Park to ourselves, these two went for it. I can be goofy and ridiculous until the sun goes down to draw it out of them, but if two people in love aren’t willing to be loosen up and be vulnerable in front of my lens, the photos reflect pretty poses but not necessarily real life connection. But Shelly and Chris? Woah. They blew me away with their sincerity and love.

I am totally enamored with these two. I love how they love freely and the photos totally reflect that…

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So many great nooks throughout Letchworth!

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The ring got plenty of attention…

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Every. Single. Picture. Shelly and Chris…you are so beautiful…

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I love everything about these shots! Shelly & Chris, thank you for choosing me to capture your powerful connection and true love.

xo

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