Jessa & Daniel - Barnes Barn Wedding - Upstate, NY

Often I don't get a chance to meet my couples before their wedding day and so there's always a little bit of trepidation on my end when I arrive on site. What will they be like, how will the day unfold etc. What I found when I arrived to the salon to begin photographing Jessa was a happy, peaceful soul, and what I found when I met Daniel was her perfect match. Kind, warm-hearted, loving, and very clearly loved are all ways you could describe Jessa and Daniel. 

Their wedding day at Barnes Barn in Upstate, NY was an epic display of that love. Surrounded by their nearest and dearest on a beautiful hilltop, these two said "I Do". After a portrait session on the picturesque property, they treated their guests to a delicious BBQ dinner and a live band.

I feel honored and humbled that I am tasked with photographing these moments for my sweet clients and I am grateful I was there to document Jessa and Daniel's wedding day. Enjoy the photos :).

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Photography - Calypso Rae Photography

Venue - Barnes Barn

Hair & Make-up - Timeless Salon

Gown - BHLDN

Rings - Fitzgerald

Caterer - Cowboy BBQ

Sarah & Dan - A Frog Pond Wedding

On a Saturday morning in June, I hit the road with my gear and headed out for Skaneateles. Skaneateles is a favorite place of mine to shoot: there are loads of picturesque venues and it’s a pleasant and quick drive from home base here in Syracuse. On this day I was headed to the Frog Pond Bed & Breakfast. A small B&B nestled away amongst greenery, the Frog Pond is a tranquil location that can also host a rollicking wedding.

First, though, I met up with the boys at their hotel in the heart of Skaneateles. After the ties were tied, and jackets buttoned, Dan and his groomsmen enjoyed some beers as they toasted to the big day.

After a few photos with them I headed over to Frog Pond. I arrived to find Sarah calm and relaxed amidst the wedding morning frenzy. As the girls donned their dresses, Aubrey applied the finishing touches to Sarah’s flawless makeup. Then it was time for Sarah to hop into her dress and off we went to the Church.

Sarah and Dan had a beautiful ceremony at St. Mary’s of the Lake. It was touching and personal and quite funny! I loved watching the two of them interact with each other during the ceremony, sharing those small glances and looks that couples are known to do.

After a portrait session on the grounds of the Frog Pond, it was time to party. A tasty feast was followed by beautiful toasts and then hours of crazy dancing. It was a perfect summer day and I was thankful to be able to be a part of Sarah and Dan’s wedding. I wish you newlyweds the best in all the years to come!  Enjoy the photos :).

White wedding gown hangs on the Frog Pond bed and breakfast in Skaneateles, NY.
wedding shoes sit on a wooden chest
Bride gets her makeup done at the Frog Pond bed and breakfast
A groomsman helps the groom with his tie.
Groom poses for a photo before the ceremony.
A bride looks out the window before her wedding.
The flower girl walks down the aisle.
The bride walks down the aisle with her father on her wedding day.
The bride and groom hold hands during their church ceremony.
The bride and groom laugh during their Skaneateles church ceremony.
Bride and groom and others during their wedding ceremony.
The bride laughs during the wedding ceremony
The bride and groom share their first kiss.
Bridesmaids laughing.
Groomsmen wearing sunglasses.
Bride and groom get photobombed by bridal party.
A bride gazes down at her flowers.
the bride smiles wide in a black and white photograph.
The bride and groom walk down a country road.
Bride and groom pause in country road.
Bride and groom share a kiss in the road.
A bride sits on the grooms lap and shares a moment.
A bride with a blowing veil.
The bride and groom by the ruins at the Frog Pond Bed and Breakfast in Skaneateles, NY.
Bride and groom hug in the sunlight.
Bride and groom share a first dance at the Frog Pond Bed and Breakfast in Skaneateles, NY.
Bride and groom during their first dance.
First dance at a barn wedding.
Father and bride share a dance at a barn wedding.
Mother and groom share a dance in a barn.
bride dances at the reception.
Guests dance at the wedding reception.
Bride get's lifted up on the dance floor.