Josh & Shelbey’s Initmate Lake Placid Wedding // Whiteface Lodge // Lake Placid, NY

Some weddings are big and ornate, some are smaller and more intimate, but the end game is always the same. To ceremoniously pledge their love for each other in a way that best fits the personality of the couple, exchange rings and take the first step into their future as husband and wife.

On a cold rainy day in November, I traveled north to Lake Placid to document Josh & Shelbey’s big day at The Whiteface Lodge. While the cold and the rain certainly made for challenges for me as a photographer, Josh & Shelby barely noticed the weather because they were that happy and excited to walk down the aisle. Their focus was each other, and the small group of family and friends that are most important to them, being there to witness this important step in their lives. Just before the ceremony, Josh surprised his Grandpa (whose wedding band Josh now wears) by asking him to be his best man – making the the ceremony that much more meaningful.

This intimate wedding was the perfect fit for this couple. Congratulations Josh & Shelbey, the new Mr. & Mrs!

 

 

AJ & Stacey’s Autumn Sunset Session (with dogs!) // Home Sweet Home // Saratoga Springs, NY

Sometimes you have a session that just keeps getting better and better as the light changes. This was one of those.

Stacey had one goal in mind, a sunset shoot with her husband and beloved pups, Bruce & Paisley. After having to reschedule their first date because of rain, I showed up to their amazing property on a cloudy afternoon. I was willing the weather to change on my drive over but decided I would make it work no matter what. During the beginning of the session we were all crossing our fingers that what seemed to be like a break in the clouds would open up to one of those surprise sunsets that come about on cloudy days. And open up it did! I love these images so much that I can barely contain myself. Enjoy!

P.S.- When you have the option to include your dogs in sessions, DEFINITELY INCLUDE YOUR DOGS! It’s the best 🙂

Luke & Jamie’s Beachy Adirondack E-Session // Moreau State Park // Moreau, NY

Luke & Jamie took a little trip from NYC, where Luke is an up and coming music producer and Jamie works in the fashion industry, to hang with me for an afternoon. Let me just say, it is impossible not to laugh around these two. It is truly infectious. So most of this session was spent doubled over cracking up, or someone (me) yelling that they were going to to pee their pants. So suffice it to say, we had a blast and a half. The weather was beautiful and seemed to be granting wishes as I made them. A breeze here, a little sun there. Perfection!

During the session in between belly laughs, Luke said , ” I love when she laughs. That’s what I love so much about her, she has the best laugh. I can’t not laugh when she laughs.”

If that is not the perfect quote to sum up this session, and this couple, then I don’t know what is. Congrats to one of my favorite couples, in the history of life. I cannot wait for this wedding!

 

Autumn Portrait Yearbook // Fall Mini Sessions // Saratoga Springs, NY

A colorful Fall is one of the perks of living in the Northeast. It’s such a great time to get outside, enjoy the crisp air, foliage, and maybe a little time in front of a camera with you loved ones! Fall is always the most popular season for Portraits in my experience. So, this year I’m offering one more day of Fall Mini Sessions on Sunday, October 22nd, from 2- 5:30pm at Lakota’s Farm in Cambridge, NY.  Multiple red barns, perfectly weathered wood barn, hay bales, gorgeous rolling hills, and beautiful Draught Horses! A few sessions are still available so snag one and lets enjoy the Fall together!

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In the spirit of nostalgia and all things Autumn, heres a collection of some of my favorite images from this magical season over the past couple years.

 

Photo REWIND // Baby Cruz’s At-Home Newborn Session // Saratoga Springs, NY

It’s been a while since I shot this cozy at-home newborn session of Baby Cruz, but I just have to give it’s time to shine. There is something so peaceful about a baby at home, without the frills and swaddles and props. Having siblings around who are active and full of life, popping in and out of the frames, makes the house feel so full of love. Big Brother Clark did not disappoint with his candid appearances. He loves being a big brother and it certainly shows! This natural light filled, laid back lazy day, was perfect for this family. It won’t be long before it’s two boys causing a ruckus in this house. But for now at least, it’s the cutest calm before the storm, ever.

Kayte & Corey’s Vineyard Wedding // Altamont Winery – Altamont, NY

Kayte & Corey’s wedding at the Altamont Winery was a gorgeous summer-like September day, with gorgeous golden late day light and no shortage of emotion.  These two really pull at your heart strings. In fact, I’m not sure I’ve ever teared up more while photographing a wedding! Check out their beautiful day complete with nervous energy, teary moments, laughs and pure joy.

Thanks so much for allowing us to be a part of your day, Kayte & Corey!

-Ashley

 

Morgan’s Senior Portrait Session // Saratoga Spa State Park – Saratoga Springs, NY

It was 90 degrees and humid in late September for this session. But, you wouldn’t know it judging by Morgan’s easy-going attitude and abundance of smiles. We had beautiful light, a very occasional breeze and good attitudes all around. Sounds like the recipe for a successful portrait session to me. We triumphed through the unseasonably warm temperatures and the final images were our reward. In the end, I absolutely loved capturing Morgan sunny personality on camera.