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WEDDING AND ENGAGEMENT STORIES IN THE HUDSON VALLEY

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Blue Hill at Stone Barns Wedding | Kate and Andrew

Blue Hill at Stone Barns Wedding | Kate and Andrew

I had a little wedding photographer's dream and it went like this… A bride would contact me about an intimate Blue Hill at Stone Barns wedding.  The bride would be sweet and unfussy and want a simple wedding that emphasized celebrating love with family and friends....

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Wedding First Look: Pros and Cons

Wedding First Look: Pros and Cons

A first look is when a wedding couple puts aside time before the ceremony to see each other and do some or all of their formal photos.  Prior to the First Look trend, couples only saw each other for the first time during their wedding ceremony.   There are pros and...

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BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE GARRISON | HUDSON VALLEY, NY A majority of your wedding photography should be you and your guests celebrating. Most of my couples emphasize this when they hire me.  I adore that my couples value being in the moment on their wedding day and...

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CITY HALL ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER

CITY HALL ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER

My first dip into photography began as a city hall elopement and wedding photographer.  However, becoming an elopement and wedding photographer was not my intent. Instead, my focus was on completing a street photography class assignment. In early 2009, I had just...

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Photojournalistic Wedding Photographer

Photojournalistic Wedding Photographer

I would not consider myself a purely photojournalistic wedding photographer. If I was, I would only be capturing things as they unfolded without any intervention.  However, I do love me some well thought out portraits. I will place my couples in some gorgeous light...

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Catskills Barn Wedding | Lauren + Stu

Catskills Barn Wedding | Lauren + Stu

Lauren and Stu Catskills’ Barn Wedding was both fun and charming. Their wedding day started at the Peekamoose Restaurant in Big Indian.  Here they had a sweet and simple wedding ceremony on the porch followed by a sit-down luncheon reception in the main dining room....

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Boscobel Wedding Photographer | Caroline + Louis

Boscobel Wedding Photographer | Caroline + Louis

I can finally say that I am a Boscobel wedding photographer. I have lived down the road from Boscobel House and Garden for twenty-two years, but up until Caroline and Louis’s wedding, I had never photographed a wedding there.  Caroline grew up in the US and Louis in...

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Engagement Photography, Garrison, NY | Brittany and Peter

Engagement Photography, Garrison, NY | Brittany and Peter

Brittany and Peter’s Garrison, NY engagement photography session was special to me. I have known Peter since he was in high school.  Peter is my boyfriend’s eldest son. It was Peter’s mom who first introduced Brittany and Peter.  The sparks between these two were...

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Cold Spring Engagement Photography | Heather and Cherie

Cold Spring Engagement Photography | Heather and Cherie

Cold Spring Engagement Photography |  Heather + Cherie I had an easy and instantaneous connection with Heather the first time we spoke about her and Cherie’s Cold Spring engagement photography session. It was immediately clear to me that Heather was both genuine and...

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Cold Spring Marriage Proposal | Colleen and Chris

Cold Spring Marriage Proposal | Colleen and Chris

Cold Spring Marriage Proposal |  Colleen and Chris   It was exciting to be contacted by Chris to photograph his surprise Cold Spring marriage proposal to Colleen, a couple of weeks ago. Suprise proposals generally require a lot of pre-planning but this was...

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Wedding Tablescape

Wedding Tablescape

A Wonderful Wedding Tablescape Idea   As a Hudson Valley wedding photographer, I obviously encounter a lot of wedding tablescapes and/or centerpieces.  However, this elegant tablescape I came across when photographing a Hubbard Lodge wedding really stood out.  I...

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University Settlement Wedding | Brooke + Thomas

University Settlement Wedding | Brooke + Thomas

Brooke and Thomas’ Hudson Valley University Settlement Wedding began at The Chapel Restoration in Cold Spring, NY.  Their Chapel Restoration ceremony wedding was warm, funny and emotional. After their first kiss, they had the exact reaction. They leaned into each...

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Bad Seed Cider Wedding | Emily + Wesley

Bad Seed Cider Wedding | Emily + Wesley

If you’ve read my blogs on the regular (no shame if you haven’t), you might notice they share an overlying theme to them - getting to the essence. These ideas have been floating in my mind since I can remember contemplating anything and most certainly influence my...

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The Poughkeepsie Grandview Wedding | Chelsea + Casey

The Poughkeepsie Grandview Wedding | Chelsea + Casey

This Poughkeepsie Grandview wedding was the perfect backdrop and space to hold all the love and fun at Chelsea and Casey’s celebration. I was also particularly happy when I realized that Chelsea and Casey had chosen Bill Skillz Rosborough to get people grooving on...

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Hudson Valley Elopement Photographer | Kathleen + Nick

Hudson Valley Elopement Photographer | Kathleen + Nick

As a Hudson Valley elopement photographer, I really enjoy it when a couple makes their wedding their own. Kathleen and Nick did this in many ways.  However, what I especially liked was how they extended their spring wedding over two days. On the Friday before their...

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Seamless and Comfortable

Christine and her assistant Rubi are the best. My family and friends cannot stop raving about how great they both were. Christine took the most amazing pictures, we cannot stop looking and sharing them. She is so creative and really understands how to get the best shots. The entire process was seamless and so comfortable. We received a sneak peak of our pictures 1 day after the wedding. Everything has been so quick and easy. Highly, highly, highly recommended

MARRISA + ADAM

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