Sometimes I don’t meet a couple until the moment I walk into wherever they’re getting ready. It’s a little funny being like “hey, one of you is getting married today!”, sometimes that moment happens, we laugh, and say hello, and it feels like I’ve known them forever.
That’s what happened when I met these two. I sincerely was sad when I left for the evening. They were so warm and inviting and it felt like I was photographing old friends the second I started taking photos. It makes my job feel so easy, when there is a level of comfort that makes my clients feel comfortable and at ease, and able to be themselves and kind of ignore the shutter clicking. I usually tell potential clients that at the end of the day I want you to feel like you invited a friend to your wedding that takes really kick ass images – and I sincerely mean it. The more comfortable you are with me, the more natural you’ll look in photos and you’ll be able to sink right back in to the moments without evening thinking about the images being created.
I grew up spending my summers at a family camp in the Adirondacks so there is a certain level of shared sentiment and wistfulness shooting weddings at a couple’s family home in the Adirondacks. I love the wood stoves and old faded family portraits, and the obligatory height chart notched into a door frame. They’re always littered with nostalgia of summers well spent. The Adirondacks smell like sunscreen and waterskiing and bonfires and whiskey.
As always I loved working with Sophia of Wink & Willow. She does such an amazing job of taking the essence of a couple and injecting into every aspect of their day. She chooses vendors that compliment the vision and the entire day feels so collaborative. Linda at Little Farmhouse Flowers is an artist, and I love working with her, it looks effortless and organic. I feel like whenever I work with them I just am walking around the venue after everything is set up whispering and exclaiming “oh my gosh its gorgeous, this is beautiful, oh my god it’s amazing, damn, I love these.”
This Saturday was the hottest day we had all summer. It was sweaty…like really sweaty. Thankfully, we were lakeside and the breeze kept everything manageable. With the ceremony on the deck overlooking the lake, and a tented ceremony we boogied the night away, soaking in the perfect Adirondack evening. Truly an honor to be a part of this celebration. Hoping to go hang out with these cool cats out in LA sometime this year.
Venue: Private Estate | Design + Planning: Wink + Willow | Bride’s Dress: Made with Love Bridal | Floral Design: Little Farm House Flowers | Groom’s Tux: Fred Segal | Caterer: Let’s Pretend | Bar: Farmers & Foragers
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