Whitney & Brad | An Otesaga Resort Hotel Wedding | Cooperstown, NY

Whitney & Brad | An Otesaga Resort Hotel Wedding | Cooperstown, NY

When you have a winter wedding in upstate, NY there is a certain risk you are taking. It could be frigid and cold with negative temperatures. There could be 3 feet of snow on the ground with more falling. But, there is also the chance you could end up like Whitney and Brad with the perfect day of sunshine and snowflakes.

I couldn’t believe it as we stepped outside for the first look. Perfect fluffy flakes were falling around us. As if that wasn’t enough, the sun peeked through the clouds illuminating the two as we took photos on the grounds of the Otesaga.

Besides our magical portrait session, there were so many beautiful pieces to this wedding day. Getting ready surrounded by her family and friends, the wedding ceremony officiated by Whitney’s brother, beautiful and heartfelt toasts celebrating both Brad, Whitney and Whitney’s late father. I feel so honored that I was there to document it and I hope you’ll enjoy these photos of your day just as much as I did.


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As someone who only had 20 people at their wedding, there will always be a special place in my heart for intimate small weddings. Mark and Jo had just that. A small intimate wedding in the woods of Hillsdale, NY. Surrounded by their very closest family and friends, they said their vows in front of a backdrop of trees. After, we spent some time taking advantage of the natural beauty of the area - the fields, the farms, and of course the cows. I had so much fun because Mark and Jo were up for anything! After portraits, they met back up with the rest of the guests at a unique air bnb for a lovely dusk dinner.

It was such a beautiful and touching day and I am so happy I got to be a part of it. Enjoy the photos :)

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On warm September day, in a secluded church, surrounded by friends and family, Jessy and Nick said their vows.  Though the morning had started off with intermittent rain showers, by the time the ceremony was over, the skies had cleared so we could take some beautiful portraits.  After photos, we headed to Jessy's family home on Lake Keuka where a beautiful reception was held.  The evening included a breathtaking sunset, s'mores, fireworks, and even some jet skiing.  It was a wonderful day and I'm so glad I was there to capture all of these moments.  Enjoy the photos :).