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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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rikki & john, the inn at erlowest, lake george, ny

Erlowest Extravaganza — Rikki & John’s off the charts Lake George wedding

I’ve been thinking about what I could say about this wedding–luckily, we have photos to show you what it was like, because I don’t think I quite have words to convey the feeling of this event. 😉  Amazing, beautiful, spectacular, gorgeous? Yes, it was all of those things…but so much more. One of my memories of this day will always be the heat index of 105 degrees. Combined with our 12 hour shoot…sure, it was a lot. But when all the people you’re working with–our clients and their families and friends, as well as everyone behind the scenes–are completely awesome from beginning to end…well, it made the heat a lot easier to take. So infinite thanks to Rikki & John, Karen, and everyone involved in making this day truly one for the record books, in all the very best ways.

Also, the creative team of The Inn at Erlowest, Fine Affairs, and Surroundings Floral did a superhuman job of creating a truly unique feel. I’ve shot many Erlowest weddings, but I’ve never seen it look anything like it did on Rikki & John’s day. Our Wedding Planner/Mother of the Bride addressed every detail you can imagine, and then some!

And the awesome vendor team on this event–Venue: Alexis Coleman/The Inn at Erlowest (, Planning and Decor: Geriann Eddy/Fine Affairs (, Beauty: Gwen Carter/Blush 518 (, Floral Design: On Thai/Surroundings Floral Design (, Video: Meg Simone/Meg Simone Wedding Films (, Entertainment: Jon Behar/Them Apples band (, Photobooth: Janelle Collins/Smile Lounge (

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evelyn & natasha, the inn at erlowest, lake george, ny

evelyn & natasha, the inn at erlowest, lake george, ny

I remember how pumped I was when I got the email last year from Natasha and Evelyn saying they decided to book me, even though our prices were a little over their budget. “We think you’re worth it,” the note said. Of course, that was really nice, but the business part of all this aside, I just really liked these two. They’re really smart and fun and the feelings they have for each other are so readily apparent. Next, fast forward to their wedding day, and we had the very real pleasure of photographing all of the fun and all of those feelings…and yes, our brides were just as much fun to work with as I knew they would be! Every wedding we document has its own unique character, and is different in many ways from every other–I think this is one of the things I enjoy the most about being a wedding photographer. But as I always say, if we’ve done our job well, all that is very clear from the photos we shoot, so this is definitely enough words from me. Enjoy!

The other amazing pros on this wedding–Lauren Rose from LaRose Media (, Jennifer McCarthy Norton from True Grace Makeup (, Kris Ann Elario from Fleurtacious Designs florist (, Fernando Bustamante from Conway Entertainment DJ service (, and of course, Liz and Alexis from this incredible venue, the Inn at Erlowest on Lake George ( Thanks to all!