Niki Marie’s Salon

A quick blog post to showcase some beauties whom I have the pleasure of working with on the regular during wedding season! Was really excited to get some updated head shots of the phenomenal team over at Niki Marie’s Salon in Ilion. If you are in central New York, look no further! Particularly, the three talented ladies below are incredible! (See their magic on the blog) These women are top notch.

Check out this wedding, oh and this one tooand don’t forget this one!

I love these beauties!

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Fierce group shot…

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And a fun one because they are a blast and I wanted their warm personalities to show through as well…

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For any brides reading this, I can’t say enough how much I love this team. Hair and makeup set the tone of the wedding day and I always have AMAZING days with these folks! They are incredibly talented, fun, kind and have NEVER been late on any wedding I’ve ever worked with! (This is saying something, hair and makeup run late 80 percent of the time!)

Looking forward to another wedding season ladies! Love ya!

xo

Ari - Yes!! Love them!!

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Karolina & Dennis: Pavilion on Crystal Lake Wedding

This is a wedding that has so much back-story I don’t even know where to begin. When a family emergency pushed the wedding to a date that wasn’t originally planned, Karolina and Dennis handled everything with the most incredible grace and selflessness. In the end, they had an amazing day: Terrific weather. Beautiful sunset. Amazing wedding party. Fantastic guests. A sensational party. Some of the moments that unfolded on this day will live on in my heart and mind for the rest of my life. The day was perfect, elegant, fun…and this amazing couple is one-of-a-kind.

I am grateful to have been in the presence of Dennis and Karolina for one of the most important days of their lives. The way they treat others sets the standard in kindness and sincerity and I’m delighted to share their photos with you!

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Oh Karolina, how I love you so! So many of these authentic moments were unfolding throughout the morning and no one even noticed I was documenting them, they were so in tune with the emotions of the day…

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That smile! Karolina is gorgeous, thoughtful and sassy! I could follow her around with a camera every day of my life and be happy…

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When the First Look happens in beautiful sunset light…life made…

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Dennis smiled the entire time…dream groom!

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These natural moments were stunning…every single guest was enjoying the day…

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It ended with the party of a lifetime!

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BPM Entertainment kept everyone on their feet for hours!

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Karolina and Dennis, it was unforgettable. Thank you doesn’t begin to explain how I feel. I am so incredibly honored to be a small part in your epic love story.

xo

Thank you to these wonderful people…

Ceremony & Reception: The Pavilion on Crystal Lake

Videography: (The great) Josh Baron with Bear in Motion

Entertainment/DJ: BPM Entertainment with Steven Ratner

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Love Story: Jen & Trish

I meet a lot of people through e-mail. It’s fun because the anticipation of meeting them “in real life” only builds through random texts and e-mail messages back and forth. I knew instantly Jen and Trish were my kind of people. Hilarious texts, relaxed conversation and genuine kindness jumped off my screen and into my heart. It would be an understatement to say meeting them was one of the highlights of 2017. Photographing them? Well, that was a true delight. They are so in tune with each other. I’m not even going to lie to you and say that I posed any of these photos, because this is as authentic as they come. They are naturally so tender and beautiful with each movement that all I did I was stand around and document it…

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The only thing as amazing as Jen and Trish? That SUNSET LIGHT!! Yowza!

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My inspiration from this shot was R.E.M’s album cover for “Around the Sun.” I pick up sparks of ideas in a myriad of ways…

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Jen and Trish, you radiate beauty inside and out! I can not WAIT until fall for the big day!

xo

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Love Story: Nikki & Jon

I met Nikki at a wedding (naturally) and immediately fell for her unabashed enthusiasm for life. She does not stop smiling, brightening everything in her tracks. There are certain guests you remember at weddings because of what they bring to the day and Nikki’s energy made everything more enjoyable. She and Jon have a relaxed and fun-loving way about them, so I was delighted they didn’t mind wandering around in the snow with me! Saratoga Springs was the perfect backdrop…winter shoots can be so beautiful!

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That smile! Loooove it!

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A little bit of fierce thrown in…

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When couples just laugh and play around during their session, it gives me great joy! Engagement sessions are what you put in to them. The way I see it, you can allow me in to capture your unique and beautiful connection (in their case, fun loving, playful, easy going) or stand around and tell me how awkward you feel, ha ha. I choose the former!

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Mikki and Jon, you two are a delight, see you soon for some more pictures…sans snow!

xo

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