It may have been one of the hottest days on record in Syracuse, but you wouldn’t know it when looking at Amanda and Eric and on their wedding day! They started the day out with a sweet first look and some family portraits. Then a quick walk across the street, and we arrived at the ceremony site, Upper Onondaga Park. Underneath the willows (and in the shade) Amanda and Eric said their vows while surrounded by their family and friends. We snuck in a few portraits at the park and then everyone headed over to Dinosaur Bar-B-Que to eat finger licking food and dance the night away. It was a perfect summer wedding and I’m so grateful Amanda and Eric chose me to document it for them. Enjoy the photos :).
Ithaca, NY is one of my favorite places. It’s the city that lured me out of Maine when I went to College and it’s where I met and fell in love with my husband. It’s unique, beautiful, and full of campgrounds and delicious restaurants. So anytime I get a chance to shoot a wedding in Ithaca I am a happy gal. Maria and Jesse choose one of my favorite Ithaca Venues for their wedding day, The New Park Retreat and Event Center. A sprawling property, it boasts a streamside ceremony spot, a tented diner area, and enough character to make it impossible to ever get bored taking photos there.
The day started with Maria and her girls getting ready in one of the several cabins at New Park.
After hair and make-up was complete, Maria and I headed off to meet Jesse for their first look. Capturing the first look between a couple, whether during the ceremony or beforehand, is always a favorite part of my day.
After an afternoon of some portraits featuring the dock and lake, the beautiful house Jesse got ready in, and one of Ithaca’s vineyards, we headed back to New Park to meet up with the bridal party. I loved the color scheme that Maria and Jesse chose for their bridal party. The wine colored dresses work perfectly with the blue suits the guys wore.
Maria and Jesse had a touching ceremony under a beautifully adorned arbor, with flowers courtesy of Plenty of Posies.
After the ceremony, it was time to party, and this crowd did not disappoint!
Jesse and Maria wanted to incorporate something special into their day to honor the memory of Jesse’s father, so at the end of the night they surprised their guests with a firework show!
Maria and Jesse's wedding was spectacular and as always I'm so honored they chose me to document it for them. Enjoy the photos :)
A few weeks ago I headed over to Cornell University to meet up with Hai-Ching and Tao. They were celebrating their 10 year reunion during alumni weekend and decided it was also the perfect time to get some engagement photos taken! I had a blast as we wandered around campus and created these gorgeous images. Enjoy the photos :).
I'm so happy to see Fergus and Rebecca's beautiful Skaneateles wedding featured over at Artfully Wed! Click on the photo to check it out :).