Wedding photographers in upstate New York have most of their bookings from May through October. We find that October is always one of our busiest months. It is a great time here. Erica and Dave’s wedding was on the 7th. The leaves had just started to change but the grounds in front of the Castle were still beautiful and green.
Beardslee’s Castle in Little Falls NY is a perfect place for a fall wedding. The reception room shown here in midday is completely white with a lot of windows looking out on to the grounds.
The bride and groom’s champagne glasses with bittersweet wrapped around a grapevine pumpkin.
At each table setting was a chocolate pumpkin with a note indicating the bride and groom had made a donation to the humane society in lieu of favors. I love the shadow from the star decor on the note.
This image reminds me of an old time photo illustration or a Norman Rockwell print. The room is full of activity as the bridesmaids are all busy getting the bride ready. I love how their little boy is standing on his tip toes in his diaper and socks with his hands clasped behind his back looking at his mother and himself in the mirror. It is such a wonderfully precious moment in time.
This next image has the same “moment in time” feel about it. They both illustrate a mood that can only be captured by allowing people to go about their day without orchestrating the event. When people ask for photojournalism style photography this is what we envision.
This next photo, while not strictly posed is certainly not photojournalism. In this instance, we suggested to the bride that she look out on to the garden where she would be getting married. Isn’t this a perfect window for this classic style image? Shown in black and white we see the leading lines of the shadow from the window bringing us to the bride and then the design in the rug as it repeats and echos the design of the folds in her dress.
This photo of the groom is a must for every wedding:
After the couple walked back down the aisle , Dave hugged his son in this very loving embrace. We asked Erica and Dave to let us know some of the photos that they liked the most and this was one that Erica really loved. This wedding was about celebrating their love for each other but was also obviously a celebration of love for that little guy too.