Otesaga Wedding Photos / Michelle+Kevin


We’re here to start your weekend off right here on the blog, with an absolutely beautiful set of Otesaga wedding photos! I know Michelle+Kevin are excited to see their Otesaga wedding featured, and I had to get this wedding up before taking off for another weekend of weddings. All week leading up to the wedding the weather was supposed to be less than ideal (to put it mildly), but rather than be doom and gloom Michelle and I went back and forth on email with a “we’ll take what we get and make it look great no matter what” attitude. Huge props to her and Kevin for having that attitude. Fortunately, it wasn’t anything like we had prepared for so it made the day, and picture taking, even easier than we expected. Still, you’ll see some cute details mixed in throughout the day to prep for her Otesaga wedding… like these umbrellas below that match the bridesmaid dresses!

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We had to pull an audible and have the getting ready in this room – it was too beautiful to pass up. Big thank you to Michelle once again for being so flexible!
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These looks, the excitement and “realness” of having the dress on… plus the reactions from friends+family are what we love so much during the getting ready
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Shots like this with Mom as well :)
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Another gorgeous C+W bride!
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The bridesmaids, and their awesome polka dot dresses, rocked the camera all day with Michelle
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One of the great things about Otesaga weddings is all the rooms we can utilize, and we took advantage with the guys
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You know we love our group shots!
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We did have to head to the church though finally to get married!
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One of the things we normally have to battle during the wedding ceremony is the “deer in the headlights” look throughout – but Kevin was so animated through the day he kept giving us the goods
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Love the variety of real moments in these wedding photos
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Afterward the send off was great
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Time to capture some classic Otesaga wedding photos
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The property has all sorts of hidden nooks and crannies for great Otesaga wedding photos
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The room for Otesaga weddings always looks good
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Their first dance was excellent and animated
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I’m always a sucker for good toasts, they can be such a great part of a wedding
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Then the party went well into the night
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Thank you both so much for having us at your Otesaga wedding, and for letting us feature your Otesaga wedding photos!

Dress: Camilla’s
Hair/makeup: Changes Salon
Bridesmaid dresses: Adrianna Papell
Flowers: A Rose is a Rose
Cake: The Malt Shoppe
Catering: The Otesaga Weddings
Entertainment: Mark LaValley Entertainment
Coordinator/Planner/Designer: Gordon Clarkson from Otesaga Weddings
Otesaga Wedding Photos: Clark+Walker Studio
Reception: Otesaga
Invitations: Studio 87

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Guastavinos NYC Wedding Video / Rebekah+Alex


Guastavinos in NYC is one of the most exquisite wedding venues available. Stepping into the ceremony room, lit in majestic purples, the air was filled with such anticipation. From the first look, to the tenderness in their ceremony, Rebekah+Alex made it so clear why they belong together. The lighting for this Guastavinos wedding underscored the emotion of the day, filling the rooms with magenta, indigo,and teal. The couple endeared themselves to people passing by during their portrait session in Grand Central Station, while Alex’s brother delivered the most moving and personal toast during the reception soon after. It gave us such pleasure to capture this elegant event. Guastavinos Weddings was the perfect backdrop for this special event and this beautiful couple.

Thank you Rebekah+Alex for letting us be a part of your Guastavinos NYC wedding.

Venue: Guastavino’s
Photo: Brett Matthews Photography (Sheri)
Music: Hank Lane Music

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The Cranwell Wedding Photos l Stefanie+Patrick


I’m delighted to post a gorgeous set of Cranwell wedding photos this afternoon, set in one of our favorites locations (Lenox of course!). Stefanie+Patrick celebrated the Berkshires (where Patrick grew up in Pittsfield and where¬†Stefanie went to college at Williams College)… Patrick jokes that Stefanie was following him around since she was 18 since they lived, worked in or visited many of the same places before meeting in LA (the Berkshires where they both worked at the Berkshire Farm School for Boys, West LA, Long Beach, CA). We started the day off with the guys and beautiful light:

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One of the best parts of The Cranwell weddings is the awesome backdrops everywhere!
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Patrick and Stefanie had looked at rings together. He picked up Sefanie’s ring up on a Wednesday and proposed that very day at her old apartment because he didn’t want to wait to propose! The ‘I love Ralph’ button was tribute to Stefanie’s late father.

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Another beautiful C+W bride!
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I love this set of getting ready wedding photos
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We always love seeing flowers from Crocus Hale at our Lenox weddings.

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First look time!

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More great backdrops for Cranwell wedding photos
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Between the beautiful weather, and the beautiful property, the backdrops for these Cranwell wedding photos were perfect

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Once we finished with the wedding photos it was time for the ceremony (also at The Cranwell)
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These are always the type of looks we’re aiming to capture during the ceremony
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Not a bad view :)
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The ” Entering Lenox” sign was a theme they used for welcome bags, Save the Dates and our table signs. They wanted to celebrate the Berkshires since it was one of the first things they connected over and a place they both love!

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Sunset Portrait time in the Berkshires! We love that Lenox MA wedding light

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After portraits it’s time for us to look for, and capture, those real moments
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Thank you both so much for allowing us to capture and share your Cranwell wedding photos from Lenox!

Wedding & Reception Venue(s): Cranwell Resort
Dress: Lazaro (JLM Couture)
Accessories: headpiece by Maria Elena
Shoes: Toms
Hair/makeup: Maximus Salon, Carl Place, NY, Stylists: Glendie
Bridesmaid dresses: David’s Bridal
Flowers: Crocus Hale Flowers
Cake:¬† Cerrato’s Pastry Shop
Catering: Cranwell resort
Entertainment: BodyRock Entertainment, Carle Place, NY
MC Sergio and DJ John Pellitier
Coordinator/Planner/Designer: Tanya Costigan, Bow ties & Butterflies
Linens: Classical Tents and Party Goods
STATIONARY (save the dates, wedding invites and table signs and place cards): Life is Funny Press, Adam Smith
Candy Table: Sultana Distribution Services, Jaclyn Gold- Director of Marketing & Customer Development
Cranwell Wedding Photos: Clark+Walker Studio

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Onteora Mountain House Wedding Photos l Chuck+Nick


Up on the blog today we’re featuring a beautiful set of Onteora Mountain House wedding photos! When Nick+Chuck first contacted me about their wedding I was immediately excited with their vision for the event. Upstate NY, views, summer, friends+family, intimate… basically everything I love about Upstate NY all rolled into a beautiful wedding. Plus it had been a little while since I had been to the Onteora Mountain House for a wedding so it was extra exciting for us to be back.

One of the things I love about doing Onteora Mountain House weddings is the awesome pieces they have for detail shots around the property
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The character also lends itself well for fun group shots!
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Love these getting ready images…
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It was a beautiful day, perfect for a wedding ceremony
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Did I mention the views at Onteora Mountain House weddings?
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We’re always looking for candid moments like this after the wedding ceremony
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PERFECT summer day
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The reception details for this Onteora Mountain House wedding were spot on
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The first dance was a major hit
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This is one of my favorite photos…. just simply because it makes me smile everytime I see it
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I had to make sure I got these 2 some of our signature relaxed, casual wedding photos
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This view though, I mean, cmon we had to take advantage!
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I also have to give a big shout to the people giving toasts, they were some of the best of the summer
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Nothing like the parent dances at the end of the night
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Oh wait… a s’mores bar? YES now you know why I was such a massive fan of this wedding – these 2 nailed everything
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A sincere thank you to both Nick+Chuck, and both families, for having us at your wedding, and allowing us to share your Onteora Mountain House wedding photos

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Laura+Kylan’s Lake Placid Wedding Video


This Lake Placid wedding video opens in a rustic cabin just outside the village, where our bride+groom are getting ready for the big day. There’s light spilling into the cabin via a huge window and all I can think is, what a perfect start to what is going to be a great day!

Those beginning shots carry through-out the day keeping to that rustic feel and gorgeous light in this Lake Placid wedding video. As for the story, it’s absolutely wonderful, and we really connected with Laura+Kylan which made the storytelling so effortless. The first look, the written vows, the fun chemistry when they’re together, and the party that closed around them in a circle of family and friends while the band killed, made this story FABULOUS!

We really felt so welcome and can’t thank you two enough for letting us capture your Lake Placid wedding video.

Venue: Whiteface Club & Resort
Planning: Kristin Parker and Callie Chapman from the Whiteface Club
Flowers/decor: Renaissance Floral Design
Hair/Makeup: Mirror Lake Inn Salon
Band: “Something Else”, from Rochester NY *Must See
Dress: Maggie Sottero Bridesmaids: Bill Levkoff
Suits: all the guys’ suits were custom from Indochino
Transportation: Ground Force One in Lake Placid
Invitations/stationary/favors: Made by Bride and Groom :)
Whiteface Club, Lake Placid Wedding Video: Clark+Walker Studio

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