Stephany & Mike: Valley View Wedding

Over the course of a year leading up to photographing a couple’s wedding, there are in-person meet ups, plus tons of texts and e-mails. With each communication, you really get a sense about what defines a couple. We all love a little differently and it gives me tremendous joy to witness those distinctive nuances, to represent them authentically in photographs for generations to come. Stephany and Mike are sweet, demure and kind. They treat each other with such tenderness. They surround themselves with people who are unafraid to laugh (and cry) and live in the moment. There was an unmistakeable feeling of guests warmth, embracing these two lives’ joining. Stephany and Mike were also were my last wedding of 2017. The end of wedding season is bittersweet, so we shot until our fingers hurt to make up for it!

Some favorites from their Valley View wedding…

The second shooter’s angle…

My angle…

Exact same moment, different perspectives…I can’t help but find them both important to the storytelling of the day…

I lead a number of posed and unposed pictures while I have some time with the bride and groom (and wedding party), but, my favorites are always when they have no idea I’m taking their photo! These two were walking back to the limo and we were done with photos. But I never put my camera down until they are in the car, and I saw Mike helping Stephany with the veil, just beaming. It’s my dream that decades from now, someone sees these photos and thinks to themselves, they still giggle just like that!

When you bust your couple practicing their first dance outside in the parking lot moments before they’re introduced…

They NAILED their dance, by the way! The crowd was in awe!

I love smaller dance floors because I can really get in the mix!

Night shots for the win…

Stephany and Mike, you are a dream. Thank you will never seem like enough. I know a lifetime of happiness is ahead.

xo

I bow to these terrific team members who made it a pleasure to document the day…

Beauty: Bella Vita Salon

Bride’s Dress: NY Bride

Mens’s suits: Ralph Lauren

Florals: Price Chopper: North Utica

Ceremony: Holy Trinity Church

Reception: Daniele’s at Valley View

Decor/Wedding Planning: Bella’s Event Planning

Cake: Cafe Canole

DJ: Scott Schuster

Transportation: Impressions Limo

 

 

 

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Published: Boston Anniversary Session

So excited to share that one of my all-star couples has been published in Sweetened & Romantic’s inspiration blog! Check out their full feature here.

These two are as beautiful as they come, from the inside out! We had an absolutely PERFECT weather day, it warmed up while we were shooting, and we got some gently falling snowflakes too!

A few favorites of my own:

Thanks Ari & Alex for a wonderful afternoon!

xo

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Headshot Month!

We live in a visual world. Nearly everything is picture-based. (When I was in news, consultants told us no one would even click on a link without a good photo next to it!) Even if we set aside the demands of all of the social media channels for a moment, it’s still expected that you will have a solid headshot for your resume, LinkedIn, dating profile, website, college application, or virtually any marketing material. It legitimizes business, brands, and YOU!

Oh, and by the way, they don’t have to be boring or stuffy!

Ok, so we agree you need an updated headshot, ha ha! During the month of February, I’m offering over half off on my headshot services! For $100, you’ll get 2 in-studio headshots. I have a variety of backgrounds you can choose from and a ton of ideas if you’re just not sure what you need. All of the photo shoots will be right at my studio in downtown Clinton during the month of February. Reach out via email: erin@erincoveycreative.com or just call or text: 315 725 9172.

Here’s how it’s going down: We will shoot for a bit, then you’ll pick your favorite two photos while I show you all of them on the big screen. Then I will fully retouch the picture to perfection! You’ll get the highest resolution (huge file) and it will NOT be watermarked! You’ll also get full usage rights!

I’m only offering this during February, then I’ll be switching gears back into wedding season. Think about how you can put your best face forward, and I will see you soon!

…Come on don’t you want to hang out with me here? 😉

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Published: Glen Echo Park Wedding

I often get a behind-the-scenes look at how hard my couple’s toil before their wedding day. They always make sure their guests are comfortable, the food is fantastic and the music keeps everyone happy. Wedding planning is a part-time job and I’m often impressed how thorough people plan out every last detail, making sure their loved ones are taken care of. You can’t imagine how much it excites me when they are acknowledged and published! Arlington Magazine featured Caroline and Matt’s unique amusement park wedding in this month’s issue (both web and in print), check it out here! For more images, head on over to their full blog post!

Caroline and Matt are sweet, humble and lovely humans, so I’m so glad others will find inspiration from their unique vision! Special thanks to Blue Canary Events who were fantastic to work alongside! A few favorite images I never blogged…

It takes a team of hard working people to help with these dream weddings! Thanks to these fine folks!

xo

Beauty: Barbara Hill, Bridal Artistry

Wedding Planner: Rebecca, Blue Canary Events

Ceremony and Reception: Glen Echo Park

Officiant: Rabbi Bruce Aft

Entertainment: The Dapper DJ’s

Florals: Jennifer Henel, Atelier Floral Design

Transportation: Lauren Nock, RMA Limo

Caterer, cake: Rouge Fine Catering

Dress: Christina Wu

 

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