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a winter wedding at glen sanders mansion–erica & alex

One of the more frustrating aspects of my business is coming up with new ways to describe our clients’ wedding days and how much we sincerely love working with them. I feel like all the superlatives have been used a hundred times, and there’s nothing new to be said. But that’s so unfair, because each and every one of our couples truly is unique and special…so I always do my best to tell a little of the story of their big day. So here goes, with Erica & Alex!

We first met at the Glen Sanders Mansion bridal show last winter, and immediately hit it off…sometimes, you just know. Our conversations over the next few months were always fun and funny, and as December approached, I was definitely pumped for this one. We met one last time a couple of weeks before the wedding, to go over our downtown Albany locations, and we agreed that a few inches of new snow would be key to making those photos rock. Of course, that means it’s cold–and you never know how people will be on the day when they’re freezing. So the day arrived, and it was perfect from beginning to end–we got the snow we wanted, the Wedding Party and both families were awesome to work with (of course, that goes double for Erica & Alex), our photo excursion to downtown Albany was fantastic, and Rabbi Anna Sugarman performed one of the most memorable ceremonies of the year for us. And then, there was a spectacular party where, as always happens, the Glen Sanders Mansion staff killed it!

All in all, it was a fabulous day for everyone involved, and that always comes down to an amazing couple. All our best wishes go out to Erica & Alex for a lifetime of happiness! Enjoy our photos from their day…

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a lake placid wedding at the whiteface lodge–marissa & cory

A Lake Placid wedding is bound to be beautiful any time of year, but in this quintessential winter sports area, a December wedding with a couple inches of fresh snow is going to be off the charts. And on this perfect winter day, we were also fortunate to work with a truly amazing couple–Marissa & Cory, along with friends and families, were super chill and fun to work with, all day long. The Whiteface Lodge is a dream-come-true venue from a photographer’s perspective–beautiful locations for photos everywhere you turn, and an authentic Adirondack vibe that’s hard to beat.

Every one of our weddings has moments that stand out in my mind–in this case a lot of them. Marissa getting into her gorgeous wedding dress, with help from her bridesmaids, including her twin sister Michelle; Marissa & Cory’s beautiful outdoor First Look, in the snow; their ceremony at St. Agnes Church; and the absolute insanity going on in the TWP PhotoBooth…wow! Not sure how I got pulled into a couple of those photos. 😉

All our best wishes to Marissa and Cory for a lifetime of happiness–can’t wait to work on the album from this one!


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sacred heart church and the sagamore wedding–martha & michael

This wedding came to TWP as a referral from Wendy Lawrence Weddings & Events–thanks, Wendy, it’s always great having the confidence of other pros in the business! And especially when the clients are as awesome as Martha and Michael turned out to be!

Getting to know clients in person is always such an important part of the equation, so it all felt even better when we met in the spring to go over the timeline for the wedding day–this is when I knew for sure this was going to be a spectacular one for us. Martha and Michael are not only a gorgeous couple, but they have style, humor, and personality all day long. The wedding day in October was chilly (or freezing, depending on your perspective) and rainy. It was pretty much a downpour for a good part of the day, so we had our challenges. Luckily for all, the rain let up quite a bit just about when we were set to start the wedding party groups and Martha and Michael’s portraits. No matter the season or the weather, the Sagamore offers photo opportunities that are hard to beat, so we were still able to do some pretty cool outdoor photos. This wasn’t the weather that most people would wish for on their wedding day, but from our perspective, it was sort of nice to do photos that look so different.

Btw, the flowers are by the always amazing On Thai of Surroundings Floral Design; Gwen and Amy from Blush 518 worked their hair and makeup magic; the Accents provided the evening’s entertainment, and the decor was by the fabulous crew at Fine Affairs. Awesome work by all!

All our best to Martha and Michael–TWP was happy to be a pert of your day and wish you a lifetime of happiness! Hope we see you guys again soon!

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family session at m&d farm, westerlo, ny

What an incredibly cool family… We did a super fun family session a couple of years ago with Lori, Nate and their adorable baby girl Madi in downtown Albany–here’s the blog post for that one. We had a great shoot, and I’ve thought of these guys often. Fast forward two years–Madi is now three, and she has a new little brother named Jacob. I was pumped when I got the call from Nate saying it was time for an update, and immediately started thinking of location ideas. It can be tricky to schedule shoots during foliage season, so I was honestly kind of nervous when I called Nate one morning to suggest that we meet at M&D Farm in Westerlo…later that same day. Oops! Who would even ask parents of two small children to pull everything together in like six hours. Well, somehow they managed it! (Thanks, guys!)

This was my first visit to M&D Farm–I’d seen a few photos and had heard it’s awesome from some photographer friends, so I was jazzed to try it out for myself. I’ll say this–the stories were true! First of all–the owners, Mario and Daniel, are fantastic. Showed me all around, and couldn’t have been more hospitable. The property has a ton of unique and very cool nooks and crannies and and beautiful wide open spaces, as well. When Lori & Nate and the kids showed up a few minutes later, I had a plan in mind–we took good advantage of this amazing location. Definitely can’t wait to shoot there again.

Hope you love these photos–let me know if you’d like to book a shoot for your family, too. And all the best to Lori & Nate and the kids! Hope to see you again soon.

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