We had such a lovely morning in Central Park with Cliona and Andy a couple weeks back.  It’s no secret that Central Park has it’s share of obstacles when it comes to shooting there.  Large crowds, horse manure, live performance artists doing their thing in the exact spot you want to take an epic photograph, the list goes on.  This particular morning our only obstacle was the fact that on Sunday mornings CP lets dog owners walk their dogs off the leash, so we had a few “close encounters.”  But no matter, the light was gorgeous, the couple was sooo fantastic in front of the camera, and who doesn’t like cute puppies running around?

Cliona and Andy are getting married at one of our all time favorite venues this fall, Suzanne Fine Regional Cuisine in Lodi, NY on Seneca Lake.  If you check this post out you’ll see why.  We are so lucky to have such sweet, down to earth, and genuine clients.  2014 is really turning out to be a stellar year thus far!!

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Allison and Trevor’s day was pretty much as close to perfect as you can get.  Michael and I have never shot a Frog Pong Bed & Breakfast wedding before, and after one go it’s definitely at the top of our list for all time favorite wedding venues.  It’s the kind of venue that feels intimate and almost “backyard wedding,” but can still accommodate a large group of friends and family.  Love it!!  Speaking of friends and family, Allison and Trevor’s were just so incredible.  We immediately felt like part of the “gang.” Everyone was so much fun and down to earth.  The dance party that ensued later into the evening was pretty much, totally off the hook, you’ll see in the pictures below.

Skaneateles in general has become one of our favorite places in Western NY and in the Finger Lakes Region.  We’ve done a few engagement shoots there, including Allison and Trevor’s, and now a wedding, and we cannot wait to go back.  Of course I’m sure Allison and Trevor had something to do with it.  They are incredible in front of the camera.  It truly is like we’re not even there. It’s like they’re in their own loving and passionate little world and it’s phenomenal.  We seriously had so much fun at this wedding, and getting to know this couple.  Yet ANOTHER day that barely felt like work.

Lastly, we of course have to give Megan L. Hiltbrand of MLH Events a big shout out for totally rocking it on this event.  She was SUCH a pleasure to work with.  Not only hard working, but so funny, and friendly, and kind.  Allison and Trevor also thought she was a total rock star and LOVED working with her.  Be sure to check her site out if you’re planning a wedding yourself.

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I started my time with the ladies at Mirbeau Inn and Spa in Skaneateles.  It was such a lovely spot to do a few shots of them before we headed to Skaneateles Lake for the first look.

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The following quote from the review that Bits(short for Elizabeth) gave us shortly after we shot her wedding, pretty much sums up what it was like for us to be there, “more than once I forgot she was my photographer and thought she was a bridesmaid that forgot to get dressed.”  We. Just. Clicked. It’s very important to us to work with couples that we have a connection with, and it was certainly there with Bits and Ian.  It was such a joy to watch their friends and family love on them so much.  Seriously these two have some of the best friends in the world.  No doubt about it.  Plus you really can’t go wrong with a wedding at the oh so beautiful and magical Genesee Country Village and Museum.  Bits arrived at her ceremony site in a horse drawn carriage, and the two of them said their I Do’s in an apple orchard.  Perfect!!

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If you’re looking to have a relaxed intimate wedding on a vineyard, overlooking a lake, with a waterfall down the road, the Glenora Wine Cellars is definitely the place to book.  Yes, anyone who knows even the littlest bit about the Finger Lakes Region knows that gorgeous vineyards with views of a lake are pretty much a dime a dozen, but not all of them come with a Kathy.  She is the event coordinator at Glenora, and she is an absolute gem.  Not only is she fantastic at her job, she is kind and sweet and accommodating to her clients, as well as her staff and other wedding vendors.  A perfect positivity that any couple would want around them on their big day.  She really played a pivotal role in MC and Coire’s day going off without a hitch.

But I digress!  MC & Coire were any wedding professionals dream.  They could not have been more easy going and carefree if they tried.  With an intimate group of only 50 guests in attendance, this day was all about how the love of the friends and family that surround them only makes their love better.  Michael and I kept looking at MC and Coire’s parents and saying to each other, “this is what we want 25 years now, to be at our child’s wedding having this much fun, and being this proud.”  It was really really REALLY inspiring.

And lastly . . . I mean COME ON!! How GOOD do these two look!!! Holy moly, they really brought it!!

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 Where to even begin with Ashley and Ed . . . I guess I’ll start with what an honor it was to be approached by a fellow wedding photographer to shoot her own wedding.  See Ashley’s amazing work here.  Ashley and Ed live in South Carolina, and when they booked us last  year we were still living in NYC, so it was quite the puzzle figuring out where and when we were gonna do their engagement shoot.  When we finally figured it out, and we finally made it to Fairfield, CT  to do the shoot, we met for the first time and it felt like getting together with old friends.  Seeing them again almost 9 months later on their wedding day felt the exact same way.  Their full of life, super sweet, easy going, no drama personalities made the day feel so right.  And the way these two love each other made the day feel perfect.  The newly remodeled Strathallan A Double Tree by Hilton Hotel and the West Garden at the Eastman House made for some beautiful backdrops for these two, but honestly they could have gotten married  in a landfill and it would have been just as beautiful because of how much emotion they brought to the day.  Be sure to check out their hot wheels escort cards, they were way too cute!!  And note to all future couples, we HIGHLY recommend doing a choreographed first dance, they are the BEST!!

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