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kristen and steven, the sagamore resort

Kristen and Steven at the Sagamore Resort, Bolton Landing, NY

I think it’s fair to say that Kristen and Steven put more time into planning their wedding weekend than any couple I can remember. We joked that I couldn’t quite understand how they were also managing to hold down high pressure jobs in the city while doing it. No detail was left unaccounted for, including things I’d literally never heard a client bring up. But that’s a reflection of who these two are–everything matters to them, so they wanted to be sure their dream of the perfect wedding was achieved. I think they nailed it–every moment of their day was truly amazing. They even got lucky with the perfect September day.

We started our day, as usually happens, with the bride and her attendants as they prepared for the day. Kristen’s taste in everything–literally–is perfect. Dress, shoes, hairpiece, flowers…all really beautiful. Her style is sophisticated, but she was also super fun about it all, right down to the sneakers she changed into for dancing. Steven wasn’t going to be outdone, by the way–his custom made tuxedo was killer. This was one of very few weddings we did this year without a First Look. We shot Kristen and Steven separately with their attendants and families before the ceremony, and finished up the photos afterward. Joe and Patti picked us up at the dock in the Miss Boathouse, their gorgeous Hacker Craft boat. It’s always amazing to be out on the lake with the bride and groom, and we were back in time to join in the cocktail hour. Shelving Rock has rarely looked prettier, right down to the spectacular flowers and the white vinyl-wrapped dance floor. I could go on and on about this day, but I’ll finish up by wishing Kristen and Steven a lifetime of happiness–we were proud to be a part of this amazing day.

The vendor team was spot on, as well. The Sagamore Resort is spectacular in every way, and the staff (lead by Ashley and Sue) is fantastic–five stars! Kristen’s awesome hair and makeup were by our great friends at Blush 518. The gorgeous flowers were by Samantha Nass Floral Design. The killer music, sound, and lighting were down to DJ Andy Pratt…wow.

Enjoy the photos!

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emily & harris, the sagamore resort

Emily and Harris. Where do I even begin? I had some really interesting talks with these two during our planning calls, and I have to say–I like them a lot. I’ve been told I can be a little sarcastic, so Harris and I got on right away due to some distinct similarities there. 😉 And Emily is just plain sweet and nice and smart…and beautiful beyond words.

Their mid-summer wedding at the Sagamore Resort on Lake George was nothing short of spectacular–that’s a word that’s easy to overuse, but not so in this case. First, of course, was our amazing location for the getting ready photos you’ll see below. The Château on the Lake, down a little alley off Bolton Landing’s main street, is so freakin’ cool. Charming, in every way, and pretty much a photographer’s dream. The light, the rooms, the details, the view of the lake…all so beautiful. Then, there was Emily, in her perfect, and perfectly gorgeous, wedding dress. Gosh…I’m out of words for this. Harris and the guys came over to the Château for the First Look and Wedding Party photos–I think you’ll love Harris’s reaction when he saw Emily as much as I do. And there was the weather–while it wouldn’t be anybody’s dream to bring the ceremony inside due to a poorly timed passing thunderstorm, the resulting light was so amazing that it may well have been worth it. I have to mention the flowers here, too–cascades of white everywhere…rarely has Shelving Rock Terrace looked more amazing. And last, the band–this was a band that rocked the party, literally, and every way you could imagine.

And of course, the vendor team! Hair & Makeup were by the amazing Gwen Carter and her Blush 518 crew. Those incredible flowers were from Faye + Renee, NYC. Video services provided by Lauren of LaRose Media. Wendy and the team at Wendy Lawrence Weddings & Events were there for all the planning steps and a million details on the wedding day. And that band? Nocturne, NYC. And of course, we can never forget the staff at The Sagamore!

Enjoy the photos of Emily & Harris’s wedding day…



ashley & mike, lucas confectionery, troy, ny

Ashley & Mike, Lucas Confectionery, Troy, NY

There is simply no place like Lucas Confectionery for a wedding. There are barns and ballrooms, hotels large and small, lakeside inns, and even castles, but this place is unique. Everywhere you look there is something to grab your attention–overall, the vibe is old school Troy industrial era, but with a twist that makes it supremely cool. Love the place.

Likewise, Ashley & Mike are a cool, laid back couple who wanted something a little different from all the weddings they’d attended–and downtown Troy had just the answer. Their wedding was spectacular–we absolutely loved all of their planning choices, and more importantly, working with them to tell their story on this perfect day. I loved getting to know Ashley & Mike  during their engagement session this past spring (click here for those pics)–we started at The Berlin in Troy, then traveled out to June Farms in West Sand Lake…killer spots both. If you’re looking for out of the box locations, you might consult with these two.

Hope you enjoy this little peak into a fun, fabulous, and very special day. And of course, our very best wishes to Ashley & Mike!

Our fabulous vendor colleagues…

  • Venue–Lucas Confectionery, Troy (
  • The gorgeous flowers–Olive & June Floral Co. (
  • Ashley’s Hair–Studio 16 Sixty (
  • And her Makeup–Erin Marie Artistry (
  • That amazing dress–Something Bleu Bridal (
  • Mike’s very sharp suit–Mark Thomas Men’s Apparel (
  • Music and MC–DJ Trumastr (

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sam & tom, franklin plaza, troy, ny

Sam & Tom, St. Joseph’s Church and Franklin Plaza, Troy, NY

Ah…these two. I’ve been psyched about getting this blog posted ever since the amazing day we spent with Sam & Tom a few weeks ago. It was a perfect summer day, the new bridal suite at the Best Western Franklin Square Inn is beautiful, as is St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, and Franklin Plaza is always one of the most elegant reception venues anywhere. But beyond our dreamy locations, all the good stuff really came down to our super fun, easy going, and just plain incredibly nice bride and groom.

I’ve loved them since our first conversation last year, and knew even then that this would be a truly great day!

I hope you enjoy this little selection of the memories we created for Sam & Tom. Cheers to this awesome couple!

Our awesome vendor team deserves a shout out, too!

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