We were so excited to hear that Alexa and Blair wanted to shoot their fall engagement photos in Boston, that when they asked if we would travel there, we jumped at the opportunity! We always love it when our couples select places that mean something to them and for Alexa and Blair, it’s where they currently live and are making memories while engaged. Alexa and Blair, we can’t wait for your wedding day next year!
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The day started with Kathryn and her bridesmaids getting their hair and makeup done in one of the suites within the Marriott Syracuse Downtown and Justin and his groomsmen in another. If you’ve ever been part of a wedding bridal party, you know how quickly a large space can feel crowded when there are a bunch of people getting dressed – so once Justin was on his way to the church, we had Kathryn move to his suite to finish. Her sisters and mother helped her into her gorgeous Monique Lhuiller dress and Jimmy Choo shoes. She finished her look with some stunning diamond earrings and bracelet.
It was then time to see her girls and her Dad, both an emotional moment that ended in lots of happy tears! Quick shout out to Kathryn’s makeup and hair team, Francesca Roman and Stacey Guerra, they did a phenomenal job! She looked radiant and we were able to really capture her beauty with the help of her hair and makeup team!
The church where Kathryn and Justin made their promises to one another was held at Our Lady of Pompei Church, the church Kathryn has been going to since she was a child. After a beautiful homily by their priest, Kathryn and Justin recited their vows and were pronounced husband and wife. Kathryn and Justin opted for a receiving line to thank all their guests for coming and followed it up with a special bubble exit – one of our favorite things to photograph! It’s such a great photo op!
We then headed to Upper Onondaga Park for formal photographs. Quick note about the park – this was the location Kathryn’s parents took their wedding photos when they got married! It was really special to her to take her photos here and as you’ll see, we were happy to do so because it was beautiful! After photographing there for an hour, we headed back to the Marriott Syracuse Downtown for their wedding reception and cocktail hour.
The details of their wedding were fabulous! Upon entering the main reception room floor, you were greeted with a huge floral wall and your place cards. The reception room was nothing short of spectacular – this grand room with high ceilings, chandeliers, and a balcony that made a great place to capture many of the events happening that night. The floral arrangements done by Backyard Garden Florist added the perfect touch to complete Kathryn’s dream wedding. 45Riots lived up to their reputation and kept the dance floor packed all night! Another special shout out to Pam and MaryRose of Pamela Beth Weddings who helped keep everything running smoothly – without them we wouldn’t have had such a successful weekend!
Kathryn and Justin, you were a pleasure to work with since the moment you reached out to us over a year ago! We enjoyed every minute of your wedding weekend and we’re so thankful you chose us to be part of it!
We were so excited to shoot the engagement photos of Christina and Joel last week in and around the Highline. Back in June we shot a wedding at the Standard Hotel and one of the photo locations we scouted was a quaint cobblestone street nearby. We decided to head there to start our session but quickly realized that construction was all around us! Luckily we found a little patch that had really beautiful light and grabbed some great formal portraits.
We then headed to the Highline where we captured a bunch of different looks – some silhouettes, some shots through trees, and probably our favorite in that set – a few dancing shots!
We hopped in a cab and headed to the West Side Highway to hopefully grab a few sunset photos. The sunset gods were looking out for us b/c we had a breathtakingly beautiful sunset that night!
Christina and Joel, we had an absolute blast with you two photographing your engagement and we can’t wait for your wedding next July!!
We headed to Syracuse, NY for Kathryn and Justin’s wedding weekend and the first event we photographed and filmed was her rehearsal dinner and welcome party at Skaneateles Country Club. The day started with gorgeous weather but shortly after the event started, a rogue storm rolled in. It wasn’t long though that the storm passed us and left us with the most beautiful, dramatic sky! We quickly took Justin and Kathryn out to the docks to shoot some portraits. After some dancing and entertainment, we capped the night off with a fireworks display over the Skaneateles Country Club. What a way to start the weekend!! Wedding photos and film coming soon!
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. That was us and blogging. For some reason it just doesn’t come easy for us! There’s just so many other things to do that it’s easy to neglect this part of the business. BUT, starting today, we’ve subscribed to Narrative, a blogging tool that will hopefully get us to do more of these posts! So here’s our first one in a loooooong time and it brings us back to the gorgeous wedding of Becca & Paul’s from the Lakehouse Inn.
“My Dad always said ‘ttatteushan ma-eum-eulo nugungaleul chajneunda,’ – find someone with a warm heart. I know I’ve found that person in you.”
Allison & Adam’s wedding at the CV Rich Mansion was straight out of a fairytale and their first look was one of the cutest we’ve ever seen. Watch the film and take a look for yourself!