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This post is a little extra special because this sweet and beautiful bride, Erica, is returning from a US Navy tour in the Indian Ocean! Erica left for her tour shortly after the wedding, so this will be the first she lays eyes on her full collection of photos! Thank you Erica and James for your service to our country!!! I hope you enjoy reliving all these memories!
So about this wedding… generally when someone tells me they’re getting married in their parents backyard, this isn’t exactly what I imagine. Erica’s parents run a wind farm/farm-farm located in upstate NY in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. Their property affords gorgeous views of the surrounding hills and made the most lovely scene for a wedding. With Erica and James’ ties to the service, there were a few military traditions in the celebration as well including the marine sword arch to conclude the ceremony and the cutting of cake with the sword.
Special thanks to my friend Aaron Ingrao for making the trek from Buffalo to assist on this shoot! Aaron now lives in an RV and is traveling across the United States documenting the, “Keepers of the Craft,” a photography series on craft cocktails and those who uphold the traditions surrounding them. Check out his site! www.aaroningrao.com
Thanks to the other vendors whose fine work is represented here as well!
Hair: Flawless Beauty Bar
Makeup: Doll Face Artistry
Florist: Designs By Shelly
Groom Prep Location: Overlook Mansion
Bride Prep/Ceremony/Reception Location: Romer Farm (private)
I’m feeling extra grateful to have had the opportunity to photograph Kendra and Colin in the place that means the very most to them, home! I’ve always believed the more personal the photos are, the better, so photographing this in-home engagement session was a great opportunity to not only document this time in their lives, but also encapsulate this place they’ve put so much labor and love in to for the generations to come. Thanks for having me over you two!
I’m typically the one encouraging couples to get a little adventurous with their photo shoot locations, but this place was all Emily and Chris. They had visions of a snowy pine forest and hiked themselves all over western New York looking for the spot that spoke to them. They eventually landed at Erie County Forest and knew it was the place, so they got their most glamorous outfits ready for the hike (because when else?!) and then it was just a matter of waiting for the snow.
This shoot was also a special opportunity for me to test out some new equipment! Special thanks to my friend and fellow photographer, Aleksey Sergeevich, for letting me test out this beautiful lens, the Canon 135mm F2! It’s a gem for sure!