Kailey+Nick’s Boston Public Library Wedding Video

I’m very excited to have this Boston Public Library wedding video up on the blog today. It was a total blast shooting this one and I have to hand it to the bride and groom for being so gracious and fun to work with. So many of our couples go above and beyond for us and that was no different with Kailey+Nick and now that’s all going to pay off in this incredible Boston Public Library wedding video. I already know they’re going to LOVE it!

We can’t thank you enough for having us and being so amazing.

Venue: Boston Public Library
Photo: Person & Killian Photography
Planner: Alyssa Nichols & Erin Dress


John Joseph Inn Wedding l Julia+Mark

I’m very excited to unveil Julia+Mark’s gorgeous John Joseph Inn wedding this morning on the blog! This wedding was during peak foliage and had all the elements to make this feature gorgeous. I’ll start with Julia’s narration (thank you Julia!!)
What are your wedding colors and/or themes?
Our main color was a bright, golden yellow! The bridesmaids wore sunshine-hued dresses from BHLDN. Yellow roses stood out in the bouquets and centerpieces among the blush, purple, coral, raspberry, and green florals.

How did you meet? Do you have a special proposal story?
The first time we met was a memorable occasion! It was our very first year at Cornell, and we had both recently been accepted into a cappella groups on campus: Mark joined the all-men’s group, Cayuga’s Waiters, and Julia was welcomed into the all-ladies group, Nothing But Treble. As is tradition, every October the two groups get together to put on a Halloween performance in costume under Balch Arch. The first time they spotted each other was when Julia was dressed up as a flower and Mark was wearing a tiny tutu and t-shirt with the words “Wine Diva” on it! It wasn’t exactly love at first sight- we didn’t start dating until senior year!

After nearly four years of dating, Mark proposed to Julia on a serene and snowy December day. Julia had recently accepted a job in the deep south, and Mark had suggested that we take a trip to our old Cornell stomping grounds before making the big move to Mississippi. One of our favorite places on campus is the foot-bridge on Beebe Lake, where we would often meet for lunch during senior year. After grabbing a cup of hot apple cider, we took the stroll down to the bridge hand-in-hand as large snowflakes started to fall. It wasn’t until we approached the bridge that Julia had any inkling of what was going on! Future groomsmen Dave and R.J. were standing at the bridge’s center, each strumming a guitar. They accompanied Mark as he took Julia’s hands in his and sang “Swept Away,” by the Avett Brothers (which we used as our “first dance” song!). At the song’s finish, Mark dropped to one knee and asked Julia to marry him- of course, Julia said, “Yes!” In fact, Julia was so overwhelmed with happiness that she fell back onto the ground and made snow angels.

What was your inspiration when planning your wedding?
The main inspiration for the wedding was our love of the Finger Lakes region. Central New York is where we fell in love and began to grow as a couple, and we wanted to include elements that were representative of that special time in our relationship. We met at Cornell University and eventually got engaged there, so it seemed only natural to have our wedding ceremony on campus. One of our favorite weekend activities was go to the Ithaca Farmer’s Market with friends, which is where we first bought flowers from our wedding florist years ago. Pumpkin picking dates at Tim’s Pumpkin Patch were among our most beloved memories from our time in CNY, so we just had to include their heirloom pumpkins as part of our wedding decor!

Did you incorporate any fun themes/motifs or design elements?
Our goal was to have each small detail personalized to the things that make us unique!

Mark is an avid craft beer enthusiast, and has turned that hobby into a professional career. Several years ago he decided to grow his own hops, which have flourished since! Our florist included the hops in the centerpieces, bridal bouquet, and boutonnieres. It was very special for Mark to wear something he grew himself! Keeping with the beer trend, we also had personalized wedding beer koozies for our guests to use and take home. This is very popular to do in southern weddings! We have quite the koozie collection going at our home in Mississippi, and wanted to add our own to the stock.

We also had a bit of a tree theme going as well, as a nod to our love for the outdoors. Wedding guests signed a wish tree with tags that were designed to represent the yellow leaves of one of our favorite trees in the fall- the gingko! As favors, we gave out small tree saplings for our guests to plant. The saplings were accompanied by the lyrics to one of our favorite songs: “Tree to Grow,” by The Lone Bellow.

Flannel shirts are a staple in Mark’s wardrobe, and when we started dating he was appalled that Julia didn’t own any of her own- so he gave her one as a gift! Julia wore this special flannel shirt while getting her hair and makeup ready for the wedding. The bridesmaids and our mothers got in on the fun and wore flannels too!

Did you include any special traditions, old or new?
One tradition we just had to include was a throwback to our college days! We first met at our a cappella groups’ annual October joint performance under Balch Arch. The night before our wedding, alumni and current members of our groups, Cayuga’s Waiters and Nothing But Treble, reunited once more to serenade our guests!

Although we are Yankees at heart (both born and raised in the great state of New York!) we have grown to love some of the wedding traditions of the deep south. We live just a few hours away from New Orleans, where the second line parade is a common occurrence during celebratory occasions. The second line parade typically involves a big brass band playing in the street while everyone else joins in dancing and marching. We wanted to include something similar, but with a Cornell twist- we had the Big Red Pep Band play celebratory music on Ho Plaza immediately after our ceremony in Sage Chapel!

Another southern tradition is for the bride to have a wedding handkerchief, which is passed down through the generations. We put another spin on this tradition, and instead the bride and groom had hankies available for guests to take as they entered the ceremony.

Is there anything else you’d like to share?
I think we covered our wedding details! We are so thankful to Clark+Walker for photographing the day so beautifully, and are so happy to be married!

Another beautiful C+W bride!
Julia was easy to photograph, and combine that was great light and beautiful Upstate NY country backdrops (gotta love John Joseph Inn weddings!) and you’ll see why this feature has so many spreads
A little moment with Dad
Everything about the day was gorgeous
Especially our bride!
Cornell is our old stomping ground so we had Kevin over there with Mark and the guys

I just teased this on our facebook page last night, but one of my favorite ceremony spreads this year. Both images totally candid



Sage Chapel is one of my favorite places in all of the Northeast to shoot weddings, it’s just beautiful
Images we shared on our instagram already
As Julia mentioned above the Big Red Pep Band was there to greet them as they walked out of the wedding ceremony


We took advantage of some amazing Fall light, and our favorite spots around campus for Cornell wedding photos

We did eventually have to sneak back to the John Joseph Inn for the wedding reception


The details, the grounds, and the tent were all easy to photograph at this John Joseph Inn wedding

Perfect ending to a perfect night
THANK YOU to the bride+groom, and their family, for giving us the privilege of capturing your John Joseph Inn wedding photos!

Dress Designer: Eve of Milady
Dress Shop: Wedding Salon of Manhasset
Hair/makeup: Satori Day Spa & Salon
Bridesmaid dresses: BHLDN
Flowers: Plenty of Posies
Cake: John Joseph Inn Wedding
Catering: John Joseph Inn
Entertainment: Oasis Music
John Joseph Inn Wedding Photos: Clark+Walker Studio
Reception: John Joseph Inn Wedding Reception
Ceremony: Sage Chapel


Annie+Paul’s Onteora Mountain House Wedding Video

Back to one of the most scenic venues we get the pleasure of shooting, the Onteora Mountain House. We LOVE it here! The house sits on the side of a Catskill mountain and is perched in such a way that allows for some incredible views for the ceremony and reception. Of course we had to fly the drone to capture a unique perspective of this fabulous venue.

Annie+Paul are adventurers, and in their travels have picked up a fun collective group of friends. This Onteora Mountain House wedding was a chance for most of them to be together in the same room and we were there to capture that connection and story.

Thank you Annie+Paul for letting us be a part of your Onteora Mountain house wedding.

Venue: The Mountain House at Onteora
Photography: Golden Hour Studios


Justine+Anthony l Stonover Farm Wedding Photos

I urge you to get comfortable, because we have lots of gorgeous eye candy below with Justine+Anthony’s Stonover Farm wedding photos! Justine was nice enough to give us some background info for the feature:

What are your wedding colors and/or themes?
Our colors were shades of pink and purple, with lots of green and gold in our decor. It kept feeling like we were adding more colors to the mix, but with the leaves changing and great weather/backdrop I figured we could get away with it. We both love being outdoors and wanted to bring the outside into the barn. Crocus was so lovely to work with and really delivered on this vision with the great green chandelier, vines wrapping up the poles of the barn, sweeping across the long tables and even in our photo booth. The goal was to create a cozy setting for everyone to enjoy the fall weekend in the Berkshires.

What is your inspiration when planning your wedding?
We are both very close with our families and love to travel. We’ve been together over 10 years but it was the first time we were bringing our extended families together. We couldn’t think of anything more special than bringing those two passions together for a weekend away.

Did you incorporate any fun themes/motifs or design elements?
There were so many special and unique touches! My grandfather carved our deer cake toppers, which we love and will keep forever. Anthony created the structure that held our table numbers, as well as handmade the jenga, and corn hole. There was also a replica of the barn Anthony made in the weeks leading up to the wedding to serve as our card holder, and two birdhouses just for fun. He also carved our initials out of wood, so lots of natural hand made pieces that really played well off the gorgeous barn.

Did you include any special traditions, old or new?
My godmother brought soft pretzels up from Philadelphia. Even with the best catering around, it wouldn’t be a Ryan party without these. We also made sure to carve out time for family photos. As hard as it was to organize that many people, Katie and Lindsay captured every image on our shot list flawlessly and we’ll cherish those photos and memories always.
My mom was so involved in the planning and really made everything happen, so while it is not a tradition just being able to dance with my parents and brothers and Anthony’s family to celebrate all the work went into this day was awesome.

Is there anything else you’d like to share?
Katie and Lindsey found the perfect spot down the road for our solo shots. A highlight of our day was jumping in the back of Katie’s car and running around fields and farms. We both love horses and I grew up riding, so the fact that a kind stranger stopped and let us pose with his horse was just magical. We felt so lucky to have everyone we love in one place, and to work with vendors that made it all so easy.

Anthony was so laid back and easy to photograph!

Justine’s Monique Lhuiller dress was stunning!


Another amazingly beautiful C+W bride – the dress, the light, everything was working that weekend

Crocus Hale was on hand which meant killer floral+decor as always
We were spoiled with all the gorgeous fall colors making our Stonover Farm wedding photos even better
Real moments like this are what we live for


Even though it was hard to peel ourselves from Stonover Farm, we did have to go do other things… like get married



We’re always striving to do things different, to go the extra mile, and it paid off in this instance. We arrived early and scouted this location for totally unique sunset portraits





The barn at Stonover Farm is always a highlight to photograph




Now you can see why this was one of my favorite weddings of the year! Thank you to Justine, Anthony, their friends+family, and all the other professionals involved who made these Stonover wedding photos a major highlight this Fall for us!

Dress Designer: Monique Lhuiller
Dress Shop: Monique Lhuiller NYC Flagship
Hair/makeup: Jeanie Reily-Ortega from Canyon Ranch
Bridesmaid dresses: Jenny Yoo
Flowers: Crocus Hale
Cake: Haven Bakery
Catering: Mezze
Entertainment:The Hometown Sweethearts
Coordinator/Planner/Designer: Dawn and Nancy from Mezze
Lighting and Photo Booth: Rob Alberti
Stonover Farm Wedding Photos: Clark+Walker Studio


Caroline+Matt’s Inns of Aurora wedding!

What an amazing wedding from the Inns of Aurora! As we’ve shared on here many times, the Inns of Aurora are incredibly special to us. It’s where my husband and I were married, and our youngest daughter is named Aurora after the town. Our house may someday charge admission as a Mackenzie-Childs museum. So it’s always a pleasure to go back to shoot, but especially so with Caroline+Matt’s over-the-top epic wedding. You’ll see why below.

Matt and Caroline met one of the first days of Cornell orientation, in the fall of 2007. They sat a few seats away in their freshman discussion group of their college, the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Caroline sporting J-Crew and listening intently; Matthew wearing Birkenstocks and already talking too much. Across the room of eager freshmen faces they exchanged glances that day, not realizing it would lead us to this incredible weekend in Central NY with all their friends+family. And what a day it was!  

Caroline’s grandmothers ring was “something old”
Her dress choice was spot on



Off to the ceremony site at Sage Chapel on Cornell campus





We went around Cornell campus to some favorite spots for portraits


Our social media teaser on the right that appeared on our facebook page and instagram page!

Romantic moments from them throughout the day
The tent, the details, and rentals made an already gorgeous wedding venue just POP
Rustic Chic with burgundy, mustard and gold.
We just love all this furniture they brought in!


Caroline+Matt enjoyed a Honeymoon in South Africa and currently enjoying married life in their West Village New York apartment.
What an amazing day at this Aurora Inn wedding, and we were honored to have been a part of it. Thank you for allowing us to capture+share your images!

Dress: Augusta Jones
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Hair/makeup: Sara Scollan
Bridesmaid dresses: Jenny Yoo
Flowers: Stacy K Floral
Cake: Dorie’s Aurora NY
Catering: Inns of Aurora
Entertainment: Body & Soul
Videography: Cullen Wedding Studio