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kara & clint, the inn at erlowest, lake george, ny

Erlowest. Wedding. Fall. Lake George. These words go together so beautifully…just like Kara and Clint on this amazing November day. This was such a fun shoot for us–cool touches everywhere, a fantastic couple, great families and friends, and that incredible Erlowest vibe. The photo locations there are so fabulous–the bride’s suite, the upstairs living room, the bar, the terrace, the main stairway, the lake shore…the list goes on. That’s a lot of why we love shooting there, but what completes the picture is the staff–Juliana and her crew are always spot on with every detail, large and small, so you always know events there will run perfectly, just as it did on this day.

One thing you can’t see so much in these photos is just how cold it was, so I want to start right off with props to Kara and her girls for braving the frigid temps while we did these photos! They more than survived it–they killed it! Clint and Kara, too–fantastic to be with all day long, and so fun in these photos.

In addition to the Erlowest squad, we worked with some other great vendors. Heidi’s Clip Joint (hair and makeup), and Rebecca’s Florist both did Warrensburg proud. The Refrigerators are just about as fun as any band around. And LaRose Media doing video means two things to me–one is that we’ll have a great time working with them, and the other is that we’ll see some awesome video of this day pretty soon.

Hope you enjoy the photos! And of course, our best wishes to Kara & Clint!!

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julie & bill, the inn at erlowest, lake george, ny

All year long, we’ve had the pleasure of working with one really great couple after another, and Julie  and Bill are yet another example. From our first emails and phone conversations, Julie and I clicked–she’s funny and smart, and has a little sarcastic edge which I love. We always love shooting at the Inn at Erlowest in Lake George–it’s a spectacular venue, and Alexis and Juliana always make sure every detail is taken care of–so we were excited for this one from the get-go.

We had a super fun engagement session at The Sagamore last fall, and I got to meet Julie and Bill’s daughter Aubrey there–she’s as cute as they come. Bill is quieter, but always has a funny line at just the right time.

As the plans came together for the wedding, we had many more great talks. Julie booked Surroundings Floral Design and Make Me Fabulous (hair and makeup), so I had perfect confidence that things would go smoothly and everyone would look amazing.

I hope you enjoy our photos of this amazing day. Much love to Julie and Bill, and our best wishes for a lifetime of happiness.

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kristy & chris, the otesaga resort, cooperstown, ny

Combine a spectacular location, a gorgeous upstate NY fall day, and a truly awesome couple, and you have the basic ingredients for an awesome wedding! Then you add cool friends and loving families…and you have it all. Oh, did I forget to mention that we had a way beautiful bride? Yeah…there was that, too. Kristy & Chris’s big day at the Otesaga in Cooperstown was all that and more–we loved being a part of this day in their lives.

I think you’ll see in the photos below what I’m talking about. From beginning to end, it was fun, beautiful, emotional, unique…all the tings we love.

Big shout out here to Christine Wheat Special Events Firm…they kept everything on track, just like they always do!

And a shout out, too, to Kristy & Chris–thanks for including us in your plans and all the best to you both! Enjoy the photos!

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wallis & joel, sacred heart church, lake george, and the sagamore resort, bolton landing, ny

Now this right here is one interesting couple. Want to do things like everybody else? These are definitely NOT your people!

So first, we had a cool downtown Albany engagement session, including Wallis & Joel’s very chill boxer Apollo. Check it out here. Wallis told me in advance that Joel had a surprise for me…this can be an area of concern, but even though I only knew Joel a little bit at that point, I wasn’t worried. (See outfit #2 in this shoot.)

All through the year, Wallis shared a lot of details about the plans for the wedding day, and every single time I was thinking well, I’ve never seen that before…sounds cool, and definitely unique. To say she had a vision would be an understatement. One example–Joel is a plumber, so who better to make the napkin rings by cutting up copper pipe, right? Wallis worked closely with Deryck DeMatas on the style and design of the florals and decorations–I’ve never seen a Shelving Rock reception look anything like this…really amazing work.

And then, of course, there’s Wallis herself. Beautiful, a mind of her own, and a fabulous sense of taste and style. You’ll see what I mean. She and Joel make an amazing couple, and we wish them a lifetime of happiness. Enjoy the photos of this wild day!

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