Friday, July 28, 2017

Rarig Family : New York Portrait Photographer

first, a little reminder:

these beautiful people are basically family & you've met them before:
doug & molly's wedding,
our session from 2013,
our session from 2014,
our session/ baptism 2015

& this year... we added the family's first senior portrait session!
Ally is going to be a senior & her future looks so bright, it's a lil ridiculous, honestly. 
she's already been retweeted by Stephen Colbert for goodness sake! 

Here are a couple from that session:

a beautiful young woman in a beautiful place. 

& then after I'd tortured her enough we brought out the whole crew... 

i LOVE this one! 

the littlest proved to be unwilling to smile... but we got her! 

didn't we sweet sydney?!!

nora was shouting something & max was giving her his awesome side eye. 

too cute. 

one of my favorites of them all together! 

just the grandbabes with mommom & daddad! 

my other favorite! 

& then a few bloopers, just for fun: 

no more!!


poor sydney already didn't want to be in a picture & then she gets pounced on! 

nora innocently creeping up on brother...

oh, max ya gotta watch out for that beautiful lil wild thing! 

& who doesn't adore silly uncle dave?!  

love our sessions together! 
& our time at silver bay together :) 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Katie & Dave : New York Portrait Photographer

Katie & I go back to my Silver Bay days! 
And I was thrilled when they asked me to shoot their wedding later this summer. 
The wedding will be in the chapel at Silver Bay & the reception
is on the Mohican, a gorgeous steamboat on Lake George.

We were able to do their engagement session a couple weeks ago 
on a perfect summer night.

Dave restored this boat beautifully & so we knew we had to start with it. 

they brought their pup along for his first boat ride! 

one of my favorites. 
& then we headed to Roger's Rock to hike to the top.  

this hike is a bit strenuous & dave set the goal for katie
that when she could get to the top easily, he'd propose.

he had technically proposed prior to this but he hadn't given her a ring 
while doing it, so he emailed me & we set this whole sweet scene up!
she had NO IDEA. 

& then it's practically a crime to not get in the lake...  

so they did! 

in a few short weeks y'all will be dancing on a boat as a married couple!!!!!!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Kacie & Tyler : Elegant Wedding at Huber's Winery

This sweet couple started with friendship over text messaging
& now it's a sweet, sweet love that was really fun to document.

They lucked out with one of the best days of the summer so far.

All the details came together beautifully!
Thanks to all the amazing vendors:

Videography: Kay & Mark of Round Tree videography
Ceremony : Cornerstone Church
Reception & Food: Huber's Winery
Flowers & Decor: Ronda Stumler 
Hair: Natalie Stumler
Makeup: Alex Kennedy

Please enjoy a few photos from their wedding day!

"He's my teddy bear."

I love this image. 

They did a blindfolded first look, which was hilarious. 

Cutest ring bearer & flower girl, ever. 

One of my favorites from the wedding. 

it was an incredibly boring ride to the reception. 

Ronda Stumler did a phenomenal job with the decor. 

What a beautiful celebration! Thank you for letting me be a part of it! 

What Greater Thing
(George Eliot)

What greater thing is there for two human souls,
than to feel that they are joined for life-
to strengthen each other in all labor,
to rest on each other in all sorrow,
to minister to each other in all pain,
to be one with each other
in silent unspeakable memories ...