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 :).
As I made my way up the winding roads through the Adirondack State Park, the sun shifted in and out of the clouds. But as I got closer to my destination, the clouds seemed to dissipate and the sun shone brightly in the sky. I arrived at the beautiful Burlap and Beams in Athol, NY, a venue comprised of barns and tents surrounded by the rolling mountains of the Adirondacks. I wandered the grounds taking in the scenes in front of me, excited for what the day had in store.
When Elizabeth and Simon first contacted me, I knew their day would be a beautiful and special celebration of their love. Influenced by Tolkien, bits of Middle Earth made their way into the wedding décor. The fellowship of the rings surrounded the cake, Tolkien books adorned the tables, and Liz and Simon walked down the aisle to the theme from the Lord of the Rings. It was a fantastical wedding with a gorgeous bride and a handsome groom.
As the day progressed it became clear how much Liz and Simon belonged together. They hardly left each other’s side, sharing kisses, smiles, and laughs with one another throughout the night. And based on the toasts given by their closest family and friends, it’s clear that they too could see the strength of the love between them.
I always feel so grateful that my clients allow and trust me to be in charge of capturing their moments and it was no different with these two. I had such a wonderful time photographing them and documenting their wedding and I am so glad that I was able to be a part of such a fantastic love story.
Liz and Simon, I wish you both many years of love, happiness, and re-watchings of the Lord of the Rings. I hope you all enjoy the photos :).
Photography - Calypso Rae Photography
Venue - Burlap and Beams
Caterer - Hattie's Restaurant
Florist - Rebecca's Florist and Country Store
Place Settings - Pieceful Settings
Wedding Bands - Praxis Jewelers
Makeup & Hair - Imagine Salon - Lisa Bernunzio
Band - Tuelo and Her Cousins
Tailor - Chasing Tailor
Cake Toppers - Wooly Llama
Cake - Homemade