December 28, 2018

Intimate Cragsmoor Stone Church Wedding / Hudson Valley Wedding // Alayna + Brian

This day was one of the most impacting reminders I’ve had that weddings have the potential to be such strong reflections of two people – their love, their individuality, their community. Alayna + Brian created a day that was resoundingly them – and I loved, loved, loved being a part of it. I loved our Hudson Valley early morning portrait session (autumn never smelled so good!), their intimate ceremony in the incredibly charming Cragsmoor Stone Church and the backyard reception with miles of bbq.

I was also super, super touched when they left me the review below — it really means everything to me and I am so lucky to work with people with such endless kindness + heart.

From Alayna + Brian / 

“For a day with so many wonderful memories, it speaks volumes that Jen was one of the absolute highlights of our wedding. We were excited to work with her because her pictures seem like fine art photography first, and event photography second. Jen’s photos are a brilliant memory of not just the events of that day, but also capture the feelings and moments behind them. Additionally, Jen’s temperament and personality were an unexpected blessing. Look, weddings are wonderful, but they’re also stressful and awkward. But Jen knows how to work with those emotions, and she was a calming influence on us the whole time. She is unobtrusive, but helpfully instructive. She can laugh, and she can cry. At no point did Jen feel like an accessory to our wedding — she was part of the team, involved and invested in making the wonder of that day happen. Jen is simply the helpful, pleasant, and reassuring sort of person that you want to surround yourself with during the craziness of your wedding. We can’t recommend her highly enough.”

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dress / thrifted (bc Alayna is the best)
catering / Hickory BBQ + Smokehouse
band / Bottoms Up Dixieland Jazz Band
florals / Adams Farm