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ElmRock Inn Spring Wedding

Megan & Bryan’s ElmRock Inn Spring Wedding

Megan & Bryan work in theater so they decided to have their ElmRock Inn spring wedding on a Monday so that their friends could come! I have to admit, it was the first Monday wedding that I’ve ever photographed. And is was great. I’ve found that awesome couples have awesome friends and that leads to awesome weddings!

In addition to having ElmRock Inn’s very own Harvest Real Food Catering and Chef Brian taking care of the food they also had Danielle from Every Little Detail Event Planning on board. Having such a solid team means that they had nothing at all to worry about other than having a great time with their families and friends! Here’s a link to the planners post about the wedding.

DJ Bri Swatek took care of music for the ceremony and of course the reception and everyone had a great time dancing the night away. At the end of the reception there was a bonfire complete with marshmallows for everyone to enjoy on a brisk spring night.

Venue: ElmRock Inn

Photographer: Keith Ferris Photo

Florist: Floral Fantasies

Caterer: Harvest Real Food Catering

Music: DJ Bri Swatek

Cupcakes: Hudson Valley Dessert Company

Rentals: Rhinebeck Rentals

Event Planning: Every Little Detail

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Locust Grove Poughkeepsie Wedding

Locust Grove Poughkeepsie Wedding

Justin And Jessica’s Locust Grove Poughkeepsie Wedding was an amazing day. Locust Grove is the historic Hudson River estate of Samuel F. B. Morse and a National Historic Landmark. They picked Locust Grove as their wedding venue since it’s somewhere they go often with their dogs. It’s also an amazingly beautiful place with magnificent gardens and landscaping. We did an engagement shoot at Locust Grove so I got to see how connected they are to the site.

Their ceremony was in the lawn and officiated by Rev. Stu from Hudson Valley Ceremonies. It’s a beautiful spot and the light was coming through the trees in just the right way.

After the ceremony we did group photos and portraits in the lawn and garden. One thing about the landscape of Locust Grove is that there are endless possibilities for backgrounds and lighting.

The catering was by Tomas Tapas Bar in Wappingers Falls NY and was fantastic. There were small bites and tapas throughout the evening so nobody was left hungry.

DJ Jimmy Lutz of Lutz Entertainment did a great job keeping the party moving and everyone had a great time dancing all night long.

Jessica & Justin had a perfect wedding at Locust Grove.

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ElmRock Inn Wedding

atie & Tom’s ElmRock Inn Wedding

Katie & Tom’s ElmRock Inn Wedding was awesome. They live in Long Island but have a love for the mountains and climbing so ElmRock Inn in Stone Ridge NY was a perfect location for their upstate wedding. I got to know them before the wedding and discovered that they’re a pretty awesome couple. We even did an engagement shoot at Mohonk Preserve with some climbing themed photos.

The day of the wedding was a little rough because of the threat of storms but that didn’t stop them from having an awesome time. First I did some photos of them getting ready and Katie getting her hair done by Brigette from Signature Braids. Then we did a first look and group photos before the ceremony in the yard. The ceremony was on the porch since it was covered and that’s where they tied the knot. Literally. They tied a knot in a climbing rope. I thought that was an awesome touch.

The cocktail hour and reception were perfect. The food by Harvest Real Food Catering was fantastic as always. It was a little cold out but DJ Bri Swatek got things moving on the dancefloor.

To end the evening there was a bonfire complete with marshmallows and buckets of beer. All told, Katie and Tom had an awesome ElmRock Inn wedding weekend.

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Long Island City Wedding

Stefan & Annie’s Long Island City Wedding

Stefan & Annie’s Long Island City Wedding was awesome. The ceremony and reception were at the Metropolitan Building in LIC. I have been both the photographer and a guest at numerous weddings in Long Island City but I had never been to the Metropolitan Building before. LIC, which is in Queens NY is right across the water from Manhattan and there’s lots of really cool old industrial spaces for weddings . And it’s still in NYC. It’s also a popular neighborhood for photo shoots and the Metropolitan Building is set up for this and often used for high fashion photography. But back to the wedding. I’ve known the groom since college and I got to know the bride during an engagement shoot a few months before the wedding. I feel that it’s important to get to know the bride and groom before the wedding since it makes everyone more comfortable on the wedding day. I met up with the bride for getting ready shots while my assistant met up with the groom in another part of town. We had acquired permits to take photos at park across from Manhattan but due to the threat of thunderstorms we decided to scrap that plan and do photos at the Metropolitan Building instead. And it’s a good idea that we did. Just before the ceremony the sky got dark and there was torrential rain. It made the ceremony feel very cozy and intimate. The venue was perfect for portraits of large and small groups. There’s tons of textures for the background and lots of natural light coming through the windows. I had my lighting set up but I used just a reflector for most of the photos. The officiant was a friend of the bride and groom so the ceremony was very personal. There was great food and lots of dancing. Overall it was amazing Long Island City Wedding.

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Backyard Wedding in the Catskills

A Backyard Wedding in the Catskills

 
John and Alison’s backyard wedding in the Catskills in Margaretville NY was perfect. John grew up in the Hudson Valley and now lives in Michigan. Since his parents have a beautiful home in Margaretville, the couple decided it would be the perfect spot for an intimate backyard wedding on the 4th of July!
 Catskills wedding
I didn’t have a chance to meet them in person before the wedding, but we were able to set up a video chat and I got to know them better. To say that I was psyched to shoot their wedding is an understatement.
 candid Catskills wedding photography
The week leading up to the wedding was just a little frightening. And that’s only because it rained. Thankfully, on their wedding day it was mostly cloudy with the sun peeking through a little bit.
 Backyard Wedding in the Catskills
The ceremony was originally supposed to be on the top of a giant hill overlooking John’s parents’ property, but because of the mud (leftover from the rain),  they opted to have the ceremony behind the house and next to a little brook. We still managed to make it to the top of the hill for some portraits though. With panoramic views, it was breathtaking.
 beautiful cala lily bridal bouquet
Despite the change of plan, the ceremony was lovely. In fact, when I asked them about music Alison said the brook would be the soundtrack for the party. It made for great ambiance during the ceremony.
 Catskills wedding photography
Margaretville wedding photographerThe party was low key with a pig roast by Hickory BBQ Smokehouse and vintage rentals by Hudson Valley Vintage Rentals (things like mismatched china, Hobnail goblets and vases). Everyone enjoyed dinner and conversation by the brook. It was a perfect backyard summer wedding.Hickory BBQ Smokehouse wedding catering
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Barbara & Gerard’s Wedding in the Catskills

Barbara & Gerard’s Wedding in the Catskills

Wedding in the CatskillsBarbara and Gerard’s Wedding in the Catskills at Full Moon Resort was a blast. Full Moon is one of my favorite places to shoot. An amazing place for a wedding, it’s in the heart of the beautiful Catskills and there’s no cell service so guests like the ability to disconnect and be completely present.
Full Moon Resort Wedding Ceremony
I first met Barbara and Gerard during their engagement shoot in Beacon, NY. I had a great time getting to know them, and I could tell then by their energy and interactions that their wedding day was going to be amazing.
 Lower Grove at Full Moon Resort
Before the ceremony, the couple decided to do a first look and group photos, which was a great choice since it freed up all of the time after the ceremony to celebrate. After the ceremony we did a quick portrait session and then they got to enjoy the rest of their day with their many guests and bridal party members.
 first kiss and boy holding a sign in front of the newlyweds
Their ceremony was in the lower grove at Full Moon, which is an amazing site for a wedding. The lower grove is a  tranquil clearing in the woods that has a magical feel to it. The ceremony was officiated by Gerard’s father with readings and songs by family and friends.
 wedding portraits along the Esopus Creek in Big Indian NY
After the ceremony we walked down to the Esopus Creek, which meanders through the Full Moon property. I’m always super conscious of the time I take with the bride and groom, and it’s my goal to get them back to the party as soon as possible after capturing some beautiful portraits.
 wedding party at Full Moon
The party was fantastic. There was dinner; there was dancing. And Double Image Event Productions made sure that everyone had a great time.
 the toast and father-daughter dance at Full Moon
 
Barbara and Gerard’s wedding was an amazing day for an amazing couple. I wish them all the best in their life together. Their Wedding in the Catskills is not one that will be forgotten any time soon.
Catskills wedding party photos
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