We have a beautiful, elegant Otesaga winter wedding to start your day off right! Lillien first connected with me when I was capturing a wedding down in St Barths, a warm and sunny French island where we were contracted to shoot at that time. It probably seems funny to say now (with the weather we’ve had this winter) but even answering her emails from the beach I was very excited to capture this wedding right from the start. Lillien shared with me her vision for an elegant winter affair, we connected instantly, and I love capturing Otesaga weddings any chance I can get. I could tell her and Andrew were close to friends+family, and you could easily see it on the wedding day with hand-written notes to guests, lots of thank yous, gift baskets, etc. It was special for us to be a part of such a gorgeous winter wedding!
We started with Andrew, who was awesome in front of the camera all day!
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It was obviously cold, very cold, but I’ll take cold with gorgeous light all day
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Lilly had great details all ready for us
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I loved that she had a corner room all set up to get her dress on
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It was great to watch Lilly and her mother together all day
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Lilly+Andrew both wrote each other beautiful letters which is something we always encourage. In addition she had this awesome set of books made of special trips they’d done together.
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The girls looked gorgeous, the light was smokin, and The Otesaga was the perfect backdrop for wedding photos (like always)
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We set up our first look in the lobby for these Otesaga wedding photos
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These 2 were such troopers – we have awesome outdoor portraits in this butta light. But behind the scenes it was cooooooold I won’t lie.
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We had some great wedding photo spots picked out around the Otesaga and Cooperstown in general
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We had to bring everyone out to that big, iconic Otesaga porch in the back for group shots!
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We finally had to go in and warm up…. to get married! The room was set up perfectly at the Otesaga for the indoor wedding ceremony
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The way Andrew looks at Lily? It makes our job easy….
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The blue ballroom at Otesaga (for winter weddings) is absolutely gorgeous. Lily described her colors as “mainly White, Dark Greens, and Silvers with hints of blush and dusty blue.”
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They had these great little flags put out on all the tables for people to wave during intros
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We don’t normally end with the Matron of Honor blowing kisses into the crowd – but when you bust out the best white person rap since Vanilla Ice you get some love from us! Great speeches! The music theme continued throughout the day from mixed CD’s for the guest baskets to tables named after famous love songs.
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Thank you for allowing us to be your Otesaga and Cooperstown wedding photographers!
Dress: Allure Bridals
Hair/makeup: Timeless Spa+Salon
Bridesmaid dresses: BHLDN7
Flowers: A Rose is a Rose
Cake: Marge Landers
Catering: Otesaga Hotel
Entertainment: Suny Oneonta String Quintet (ceremony), The Old Master Jazz Trio (cocktail hour), Mark LaValley (DJ-Reception)
Otesaga Wedding Photos: Clark+Walker Studio

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