Photography has always been a passion of mine. As a teen I loved thumbing through Vogue, Elle, and Bazaar looking at poses, lighting, wardrobe. My goal is to give my clients quality images along with capturing real emotions in every frame.
When Sean contacted me and asked if I’d come and be a fly on the wall at his surprise proposal to Stacy - I was all in! I mean, what an opportunity! He had it all planned out. I met up with his soon to be father in law to show me where to hang out and get get the best vantage point, without looking too paparazzi-ish. After a short ATV ride in the snow down to the frozen bank of the lake and a couple reassuring stomps on the lake to make sure it was actually frozen - I was ready.
I could hear the crunching of the snow and knew the soon to be engaged couple were on their way. Standing smack dab alone on the ice, with not another human around, I was totally aware I stuck out like a sore thumb. So I did my best of kicking snow and doing my best rendition of a nature lover, taking in the gorgeous day, so Stacy wouldn’t suspect anything. Once I saw him pop down on his knee it was lights, camera, action and I shot away. It was so sweet.
She said yes! They had bubbly, laughs and kisses. He had their parents waiting for them back at the lake house as a surprise so they could all celebrate. I’d say Sean did an amazing job!
One of my favorite winter shoots are in home lifestyle sessions. They are always full of snuggles, laughs and family love. The Grande’s didn’t disappoint. A gorgeous family with an amazing home. I couldn’t go wrong!
When Sue and Chris reached out to me about photographing their NYE wedding I was ecstatic! They are the nicest couple ever and Sue and I have the same love of black and white.
It was a NYE wedding with all the touches! Gold, sequins, NYE hats, noice makers, great food, love and even a visit from Dacks - the couples adorable doggie. Sue and Chris live right on Saratoga Lake so it was the perfect place to have their ceremony, at St. Isaac Jogues Chapel, and then portraits by the almost frozen lake. It was chilly but soooo worth it….it was a winter wonderland.
The second part of the day took part at one of my favorite venues - Saratoga Lake Golf Club. It is a new clubhouse…literally new….like this is the first celebration there ever! They did an amazing job with the decor of this venue - think high ceiling, open floor plan with a modern Adirondack feel. Sue and Chris did an amazing job decorating the venue. I actually stopped in the day before to get the lay of the land and Sue was there with her girl gang decking it out. Such care and thought went into the day… and with a group of friends and family like that, there was no way it wasn’t going to be amazing. The colors were all in gold, black and white with touches of greenery and white faux antlers. It was breathtaking.
The night was full of multiple food spreads, Sue changing from one chic gown to the other, different hair do’s by the one and only Cheri at Sanctuary Salon. So many friends and families celebrating Sue and Chris and the new year! I wouldn’t want to spend my NYE another way!
Here’s a sneak peak of what I captured from this amazing celebration.
A love story taken to new heights! When Gina and I chatted about doing an engagement shoot, one place came to mind - Whiteface Mountain. Turns out Mike proposed to Gina up on a peak of a mountain with sweeping views. So this was only fitting. We planned it for a beautiful Fall day…but Mother Nature had other plans for us. At the peak of Whiteface, it was enveloped in a massive cloud. Luckily we were able to go down a bit and the views were breathtaking. I love the finished product and can’t wait to shoot their wedding next year in Portland!
I was over the moon when the owner and creative mind behind Oar + Arrow called me for a branding photoshoot! I have been shooting her lovely family for a few years now, so I already had a soft spot for them. Plus…if any of you know me you know I love my mompreneur’s! It was a warm day by a gorgeous creek and we just set a stage for her cute clothes, happy kiddies, and gorgeous smiles.
When you get a call to shoot on gorgeous Lake George, you don’t say no! Even better, the call was from one of my favorite photographers, Allie from Alexandria Eigo Photography. We meet on a styled shoots back in the Spring and have kept in touch. It was a gorgeous day - full of gorgeous sisters, their lovely Nanny and a couple of cute pups…one on good behavior…one just wanted to have fun…..