Lauren + Sam / The Hill Hudson Wedding

Posted on Aug 29, 2017 in Hudson Valley Wedding Photographer, Wedding

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Ack – this wedding. THIS WEDDING.  You know – sometimes, late at night, when I’m aimlessly scrolling through generic wedding hashtags on instagram instead of sleeping, I start to feel my blank, unblinking stare at all the square images that start to look eerily similar and this thought thumps through me in a low, deep whisper: I hate weddings.  

Insert nervous laughter here.  You know, cause I’m a wedding photographer. But I can explain. Weddings can just be the worst. Wait. I can explain better. Weddings can also just be the best.

Take Lauren + Sam. These two got married last month up here in Hudson, NY at a venue called The Hill and the entire day just blew me away. They brought their (amazing) families together with a bunch of great dancers friends and threw the best, happiest party right in the middle of thunderstorms + rainbows.  They hired quality people (i.e. Hoopla Events FTW!) + everything felt intentional, beautiful and for me, inspiring.

And so yes, I freely admit that there are things about the wedding industry that make my skin crawl that I don’t prefer BUT there are also people that are creating the type of days that speak to who they truly are + how they love and I am lucky — LUCKY — to be able to witness those days, let alone document them.  They find their dream dresses on ebay (POCKETS!) and their Dad wakes up early that morning to handpick all the flowers and create the bride’s bouquet and they have a wedding cake pinata over a plain ol’ wedding cake and they choose to include traditions that are important to them and they write their own vows that make the photographer cry like, super hard.

These two – and their amazing wedding – all the reasons I love what I do.  Lauren + Sam – you are magic!

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team:
Planner / Adina of Hoopla Events
Venue / The Hill (Hudson NY)
Florist / DIY 
Hair / Alyse Camara
Makeup / Jillan Burraby 

PREVIEW / HANNAH + LINDSAY / THREE CHIMNEYS WEDDING NEW HAMPSHIRE

Posted on Jun 9, 2017 in Destination Wedding, Wedding

Happy.  Last Saturday – up in New Hampshire – I felt sun for like, the first time in a month (not an exaggeration!) and besides enjoying the beautiful weather – soaked up all the happiness in Hannah + Lindsay’s wedding day.  Everything about this day felt happy + I’m so lucky to have been a part of it.

Here’s a sneak peek — my top ten (so far) + more happy from these babes soon.

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Sarah + Kevin / Brooklyn Wedding / Industry City Distillery

Posted on Dec 5, 2016 in Wedding

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These two threw the best wedding last month at Industry City Distillery in Brooklyn. Seriously – just. the. best. I don’t want to exaggerate, but I tell strangers how much I adore this wedding.  Besides Sarah + Kevin themselves being so wonderful, they put together a wedding consisting of such talented, local vendors that really made this day special.

I’ve definitely noticed that good people tend to surround themselves with good people — and I’m usually just lucky to be caught up in the midst of it all.

Second Shooter: Mihae Hinayon
Coordinator: Just About Married
Dress: BHLDN
Hair + Makeup: The Owl and The Pussycat Salon

Venue: Industry City Distillery
Music: Diverse Concert Artists
DJ: dj babyblu
Food Trucks: Pizza Luca NYC / Korilla BBQ 
Donuts: Dough Doughnuts 
Drinks: Hosmer Winery / The Bronx Brewery / Lamoreaux Wine / Swedish Hill Wine / Atwater Wine 

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Second Shooter: Mihae Hinayon
Coordinator: Just About Married
Dress: bhldn
Hair + Makeup: The Owl and The Pussycat Salon

Venue: Industry City Distillery
Music: Diverse Concert Artists
DJ: dj babyblu
Food Trucks: Pizza Luca NYC / Korilla BBQ 
Donuts: Dough Doughnuts 
Drinks: Hosmer Winery / The Bronx Brewery / Lamoreaux Wine / Swedish Hill Wine / Atwater Wine 

Hasbrouck House Wedding Open House / Stone Ridge / Hudson Valley Wedding Photographer

Posted on Nov 13, 2016 in Hudson Valley Wedding Photographer, Wedding

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Last weekend I had the opportunity to spend the afternoon with a few other (fantastic!) Hudson Valley wedding vendors at Hasbrouck House – a lovely new inn + wedding venue in Stone Ridge.  It’s such a special place – you can feel the love + integrity that has been put into each thoughtful component of the inn + the land around it.   Between the beautiful stone inn + the big, wonderful white tent surrounded by woods  – there’s some magic happening here.

And a thanks to my fellow vendors —
The Green Cottage / Stortz Lighting / North Country Vintage / Starling on Bond / Butterfield / Maha Rose

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