I first met Jack and Casey via an email from Jack’s mother that read : “We heard about your and your marvelous photography from our friends.” It’s always excellent to begin that way, when a past client hands my name over, knowing that I’m going to take care of their loved ones and that we’ll be a great fit together. And we were, right from the start. Jack and Casey are from amazing families, with warm, incredible mothers, fantastic fathers, and a sprawl of siblings, cousins, and friends that surround them with so much love that you can’t remember where friend stops and family begins.
Their wedding was on a fall day so clear and bright, and so full of light that it was only inevitable that it slide towards the most flawless of orange sunsets and end in a blaze of sparklers on the steps of the club. Jack and Casey, thank you for being bright, amazing human beings and bringing me into your day. Documenting it for you was as much of a treat as the gorgeous cool weather!
Here are a few of my favorite images from their wedding:
Nestled sweetly by the Wallkill River, this summer wedding at the West Hills Country Club was everything a country club wedding should be. A bride getting ready in her childhood home? Check. A first look in the brilliant late summer sunshine? Check. Time spend leisurely walking the green grounds for wedding day portraits? Check. An outdoor ceremony surrounded by flowers? Check. All the awesomeness of a tented reception and the open air of the outdoors at the same reception? Check and double check.
Here are just a few of my favorite images of the day:
This incredible day was flawless from start to finish. From their engagement session to the wedding day itself, Eroulia and Michael were a delight to work with. We began the day at Eroulia’s parents’ house, moved to the church for their gorgeous Greek wedding ceremony, and then went to the extraordinary Old Westbury Gardens for their wedding day portraits. After that it was time to go to Pine Hollow Country Club for a few more family portraits and then their cocktail hour and reception. It was a joyous day full of dancing, love, and phenomenal nods to their Greek heritage.
I saw something at the Rockleigh wedding that I had never seen before. While this was not the first wedding I have shot where the bride had a twin sister, it’s the first time that both the bride and her sister were both engaged! Not only that, they were both going to wear the same wedding dress. Both girls loved the same dress, so they decided to share. My client was the first to wear the beloved Judd Waddell gown, so we had to take great care of it all day! Not only is the dress still in brilliant condition, it’s well-loved and well-worn, ready for it’s next wedding next year!