Sarah & Ryan: Crooked Lake Wedding

One phenomenal wedding leads to another. That’s been my experience, anyway. I met Sarah and Ryan through another all-star couple and was immediately smitten. Great people just flock together. Sarah and Ryan’s approach to their wedding was a dream come true for me. They wanted to relax and enjoy every minute as it unfolded, so they allowed me free range to gather up moments. It takes a special couple to sit back and enjoy, to avoid getting pulled into the tiny minutiae of last second planning. Their joyful attitudes were contagious and everyone I met that day was spectacular. The wedding party was a delight. The family (many of whom I already knew) treated me like their own. Most of all, not one second was posed or inauthentic. The love, sincerity and beauty of the entire day shown bright. I couldn’t be happier for this kind, thoughtful and gorgeous couple.

As always, a few favorites from my vantage point…

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Old Daley on Crooked Lake wedding photography

Old Daley on Crooked Lake wedding photography

There is inevitably a moment — usually right after the dress is put on — when the magnitude of the day strikes the important people on scene. It is so breathtaking to see it all unfold, like the mother of the bride seeing her stunning girl ready for the altar…

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Of course, I wasn’t going to let Sarah leave without some timeless bridal portraits…

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The First Look was spectacular, love that second shooter angle from up high!

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Sarah and Ryan built in lots of time for natural shots around the Crooked Lake property…

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Old Daley on Crooked Lake wedding photography

The happiness just beams from them…

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The day was made even better with a fantastic wedding party! Shout out to this amazing crew!

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I’ve shot at Crooked Lake many times before and I love how intimate the setting is, people don’t notice when I get up close and personal…

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Old Daley on Crooked Lake wedding photography

To me, the reactions of the guests are as amazing as this pro dance move!

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An unforgettable party followed!

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Some cool shots to end the evening…

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Sarah and Ryan, every minute of your day was sensational! I didn’t think it was possible to love you two even more! Thank you for the honor and gift of documenting your first day of forever.

xo

Ceremony and Reception: Old Daley on Crooked Lake

Beauty: Hot Spot Salon & Spa

Bridesmaids Dresses: Weddington Way (Alfred and Angelo)

Cortney - These pictures are beautiful! The color of the bridesmaid’s dresses is exactly what I am looking for for my wedding. Do you have any idea where those dresses are from?!

Erin Covey Creative - Hey there!
Thank you for the comment on my blog!
The bridesmaids dresses for the recent wedding I posted can be found from the Weddington Way website, they are from Alfred and Angelo, the color is cabernet:

https://www.weddingtonway.com/all/bridesmaid-dresses/colors/red/burgundy-purple/with/length/full-length

Hope that helps!

Good luck!

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Friday Randoms, Vol. 66

Hey party people! It’s been nearly four months since I’ve blogged one of these Friday Randoms. I have no legitimate excuse for this so I might as well begin with my head held low…

The arrival of spring means the absolute worst treats are on display (Easter candy) but this recently discovered item is truly disgusting (I like peanut butter everything and this has gone too far). It’s basically like eating Teddy Grahams in milk…

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Speaking of treats though, I nearly lost my mind in excitement when I saw these Hermit cookie look-a-likes at Hannaford recently.

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There are just two things I ate as a kid: Cottage cheese. Freihofer’s Hermit cookies. (Not together) I lived on these as a kid and even though Freihofer’s brand is long gone, these grocery store ones are still every bit as wonderful as I remembered!

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Speaking of imposters…how is this legal? A total rip on Thin Mints! (I tried them at Starbucks and they were great)

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Hey any of you guys on Ello? Seems pretty cool.

Equally as great, Schitt’s Creek: the only television show I will ever watch

Let’s switch radio for a bit. Many of you may know I used to be a news reporter and was really into the storytelling aspect of it all. Radio really went downhill in the 10 years I was in the industry. Staff was gutted everywhere. There was no value anymore put on captivating long form stories, but, slowly that’s making a change. I was absolutely riveted to this S-town Podcast. I think you’ll love it. It’s wonderful there is renewed demand for this type of programming!

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That little creep stares at me while I edit/blog.

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Hey, do you guys ever check out the wifi hotspots just to see if anyone has clever names? Me too.

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That’s just a crappy cell phone pic of sunrise fog on the street. I thought it was cool that everything was all blurry.

Finally, this is what heaven looks like after a long week…

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TGIF!

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Love Stories: Winter Edition

A quick hello to showcase some amazing couples I’ve had in front of my snowy lens recently! Winter is not a busy time for me (unless you count carb loading and surfing until I’ve reached the end of the Internet, then hell yeah it’s busy!) so I was delighted to offer a free snow shoot to my fabulous brides and grooms (past and present)! The only trick was, we had to time it so we maximized the beautiful snow white background!

A few favorites from our time together…

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This shoot was snowy AND rainy, but I am still obsessed with these shots because the connection shines through…

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Proof that weather has no effect on gorgeous photographs…

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Joyful…this is so uniquely them!

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Thank you everyone for braving the freezing temperatures and having some fun in the snow!

xo

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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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