There are truly no words for these two amazing humans. They are the most loving and thoughtful people I know, plus they’ve been my closest friends for many years. Documenting their wedding was a nerve-racking honor — and — a highlight of my life. Besides my teary breakdown during the First Look, I held up pretty well! The day kicked off with a sunrise jog through the trails, continued with a blur of laughter and fun, great food, love, friendship, and, ended with a campfire. Naturally, since it’s Vermont, we had a mountain hike too!
I could write you a novel about this wedding day. There is nothing Nicole and David can’t do, as evidenced by how much preparation and attention to detail went into their perfect wedding. Nearly every single element (arch, tables, chairs, decor) was hand built or personally sourced in the year leading up to the event. They were surrounded by cool, unique items that all have a story. The couple’s friends even built their archway, which included the bride’s great-grandmother’s lace wedding bed cover on top of it.
But, a wedding isn’t about items, it’s about people, and, Nicole and David’s tribe features some of the best people we’ve ever met. It was the guests who enthusiastically played instruments after the First Kiss and the recessional. It was the wedding party who danced joyously as they entered the space. It was the couple’s handwritten vows that brought tears to everyone’s eyes. And, the farm itself has been in the family for decades, providing a personalized touch as a backdrop in all of the photos.
I love these two. I love their fierce love. I love their loyalty and enthusiasm and unique, easy going style. I want to re-live their day over and over again. Hard to pick out a few favorites, since every moment we were there was so incredibly joyful…
There is something special about smaller, intimate wedding venues. They always make for the most emotional and compelling photographs. It’s as if being close to one another amplifies the specialness of the event. 171 Genesee provides a beautiful backdrop, with exposed vintage brick and pretty hanging lights.
Lizzy and Dan love their tribe fiercely. It was apparent in the tears, the belly laughs and the dancing throughout the day, way before the music ever started for the reception. They are two of the most lovable people themselves, I was delighted to capture their relaxed yet timeless elegance in a rich setting. A few favorites…
Lizzy and Web, you are sensational. Beautiful doesn’t even begin to describe your day. It was one of the most emotionally moving and fun events we’ve ever covered. Thank you will never be enough.
Some of my favorite people made this wedding possible:
I got to hang out with a family celebrating the first year with their smart and adventurous baby girl! Family documentary is a 100% unposed, authentic view of what life is like during this fleeting time. This happy 1-year-old is just starting to walk and get into things! Sidenote: how can babies sense danger so well and aim right toward it? (I’m talking about you, stairs!)
In-home documentary sessions feature exactly what life is like at this moment in time. I love how the home is a main character in the storyline, which children will think back to decades from now. Their decorated bedroom and the quirks in each corner of a space full of memories.
I’m filled with gratitude and appreciation that this family let me see them unmasked and totally genuine. A few favorites during our time together…
A perfectly warm and sunny day. Relaxed and fun loving couple. Great guests. A country club venue that’s full of charm and open spaces for wandering. Does it get any better? Why yes, it does.
Amanda & Chris are a dream to work with and work for. Weddings are the highlights of my life, but the connections I form with great humans are even more special. They were up for anything, laughed effortlessly throughout the day and made us feel as if we were cherished guests. Days like this are what I like to call “unicorn days,” because it all feels too good to be true. Fortunate and humble don’t even scratch the surface for how grateful I feel to be part of this day! A few faves from their Saratoga wedding…
It takes a lot of talented people to make a day go as flawless as this! Thanks to: