Family Documentary: West Winfield, NY

When I think about family legacy, I think about what makes a family unique, what secures their bond, what traditions they have. (I also think about how I can capture them in the most natural setting possible!) When children grow up and look at family photographs from 20+ years ago, I want them to remember the moments that were created each and every day, how it cemented their bond. I want them to smile recalling what a great baker their mom was or what a goofball their dad was. I want them to remember how the house/Christmas tree/furniture looked back then, to be transported to those warm interactions that unfolded within those four walls.

The thing with legacy, is that you need moments to remember. Whether it’s baking or decorating or getting wild off sugar, memories aren’t made with posed family photos.

There is no better time to capture tradition then during the holidays, so I’m beyond thrilled to share these intimate and beautiful pictures of a local family who trusted me to capture them just being themselves inside their home, in the days leading up to Christmas…

I am so thankful for these wonderful people who allowed me to capture their beauty, authenticity and legacy.

xo

 

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Sky: Senior Pics

My last senior photo session of the year and boy was it memorable! It was one of the coldest days of the year but this gorgeous teen, Sky, just smiled through the whole thing! Her eyes are as beautiful as her personality, and despite the freezing temperatures we sure had some good sunset light!

A few favorites during our time together!

Sky, I hope you have an AMAZING year and thank you times a thousand for allowing me to document the start of big things to come!

xo

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Nikki & Jon: Cedar Lake Club Wedding

I met Nikki when she was a bridesmaid at another amazing wedding, and you could see within seconds there was something special about her. I spend a LOT of time with the bridesmaids during a wedding, usually four to five hours during the getting ready portion of the day. When you have a great group, it just kicks off the day and gets me amped up about everything that follows! Her spirit and enthusiasm are rare and inspiring, she lit up the day and those bridesmaids were a blast. I knew her wedding would be epic! (That sounds so cliched, but it’s true.)

Nikki and Jon are sensational together, they joke and laugh and make you feel like your family. They’re also incredibly fun to photograph because they don’t mind dancing, twirling, laughing and just being authentic with their love. Their wedding was beautiful and fun, exactly what they are! I’m also very appreciative that they left time to do intimate couples portraits around the property. We hopped on golf carts and were off. Pictures were a priority and I am in love with the couples shots we got!

Surrounded by ivory and blush florals, right in front of the lake, they created an intimate space for family and friends. A few favorites from their timeless outdoor fall wedding…

When kids are in the getting ready room, I just love it!

Two princesses unite!

Over at the guys’ space, Jon was looking handsome! Side note: he made these boutonnieres out of bullet shells!

Walking down the aisle pictures don’t get better than this…

I’m up front with the groom so I can never angle for a good daughter/dad kiss. Peter was down the aisle and got this perfect moment…

Married!

One of my favorite FAVORITE pictures of 2017…the belt, the move in the dress, their gorgeous faces: I was dying…

All alone on the golf course, there is such peace and authenticity to this photo, plus Nikki had a totally different look when she took off the lace overlay…

Cedar Lake Club looked awesome!

First dance shots were both sweet and fun with a spin at the end!

These are shots totally encapsulate Nikki and Jon – spontaneous, joyful, up for anything…

Nikki and Jon, I’m so glad we got to hang out a bunch of times together before the wedding, it made me appreciate your unique love and fall for you even more! There is no greater honor than photographing your amazing day!

A huge thank you to this A+ team!

Beauty: Flawless Salon and Beauty Bar

Dress: Kleinfeld Bridal

Bride’s headpiece: Thomas Knoell Designs

Reverend: Paul Messner

Ceremony & Reception: Cedar Lake Club

Florals: Flowers by Suzanne

Cake and cupcakes: Bite Bakery and Cafe

DJ: SEH Entertainment

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Love Story: Amanda & Chris

My last engagement shoot before the snow hit and it was gorgeous in every way! There were tiny strings of leaves holding on for dear life, then, about an hour after we left Amanda and Chris, on came the white stuff! These two are as lovely as can be. Amanda has a warm spirit about her that is contagious and Chris has eyes you get lost in…it was a pleasure documenting their sweet love!

We wandered around Glens Falls for a relaxed engagement session, a few faves from this beautiful couple…

Amanda & Chris, thank you for your trust, your kindness and grace, next fall will be here before you know it!

xo

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