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I can’t wait to show more from this bridal shoot with the beautiful Carolina wearing the always gorgeous @misshayleypaige @jlm_couture!



Ainslee + EricWhimsical September Wedding at Redbarn20 in Cazenovia, NY

Ainslee + Eric’s incredible wedding may have been one of the hottest days of the summer, but you would have never known it!  Their day was magical from beginning to end at one of my favorite Venues in upstate NY, RedBarn20.  I love all of my couples but these two hold a special place in my heart.  We bonded during their engagement session, which ironically was on one of the coldest days of the year and I knew from that moment we would create something special on their wedding day!  It is the best feeling when your couples completely trust you, allow you to play and are also up for anything.  Ainslie + Eric were that and more!  Congrats guys!

Haley + ChristopherA Summer Barn Wedding

Haley + Christopher’s summer boho country wedding was truly a special day.  You could feel the love between these two high school sweet hearts every time they looked at each other.   Haley is a self proclaimed child of the woods and incorporated her style & atheistic fully for both the ceremony & reception.  They chose the date to make sure the wedding took place during a Full Moon.

Initially the ceremony was planned for Highland Forest but due to the high chance of rain, they decided to move it to the reception venue at Spring side Farms.  And wow, did they make the last minute adjustment just stunning with a spectacular decorated chandler, gorgeous florals and bringing elements of the forest inside, using tree stumps to display the candles & florals.

Immediately following the ceremony we were able to shoot the full bridal party, family photos & then focused on the couple.  Suddenly the sky grew dark and we new it was time to make our way inside.  Within seconds of taking cover the sky opened up and it was an incredible rainstorm with last for about 20mins.  Shortly after ending, the sun came out and they had a gorgeous sunset.  Working with Haley was a dream.  She was open to anything and even volunteered to run through the row of pine tress for what is one of my favorite images ever.  She even drove myself & Christopher in a ATV in full off roading style, up to the top of the mountain to get Epic sunset shots overlooking her venue & surrounding area.  The view was just break taking!

Cristen + MickA Summer Wedding at RedBarn20 Cazenovia, NY

Cristen + Mick’s Summer wedding at RedBarn20 in Cazenovia, NY was just amazing!  The setting at RedBarn20 is gorgeous, with stunning views in all directions.  We started the day in the quaint farmers cottage, where the bride and bridal party got ready.   Cristen and her father had the sweetest first look on the porch of the cottage, which allowed for a perfect setting for them to have that special moment.  Cristen’s smile and positive energy lights up any room and her warm energy makes you feel that you are instant friends.

Cristen & Mick did their first look on the grounds under a beautiful oak tree….I LOVE & always recommend a first look!  It allows the couple to share an intimate moment together while giving me, the photographer, more time to capture amazing portraits. Mick looked so handsome waiting for his Bride to be.  You could feel the excitement building before they saw each other.  Always one of my favorite moments of the day and these two didn’t disappoint.

The Outdoor Ceremony took place at RedBarn20 in front of the Main House which has been restored showcasing it’s beautiful Colonial Style built in the 1800’s.  Everything about the setting, the ceremony & the couple were just stunning.

The reception took place inside the Red Barn.  Every detail was perfectly suited for this elegant couple.

One of my favorite things to do is to steal the couple away for a few minutes during sunset or pre-sunset to get a few more shots, when everything is a bit more relaxed and the lighting is perfect.  I just love these two!  They were up for anything and trusted me fully throughout the day!

The evening hours are always magical and cozy at RedBarn20, with a fire burning in the fire pit, a blanket available to anyone that might be a bit chilly & lighting that provides the perfect ambience.

And could this sparkler exit be any more perfect?!?!  So romantic!!  Congrats to this amazing couple!!