This is the front of the invitation; we used the back of the card to illustrate his love of baseball. We will feature that in a later post – it’s a surprise for him and I don’t want to spoil it!
I love this shot of shot of Jason’s arms around Jessica. This is one of my favorite ways to capture the details of a wedding because of how much it captures in one image: the bridal bouquet, the engagement ring, the intricate details of the wedding dress and the finishing touches on both bride and groom. I love it for the way it encompasses all those things and includes the couple — rather than a series of product shots.
Our pre-ceremony photographs included a “first look” – when the bride and groom spend a private moment together before the ceremony. While not for everyone, pre-ceremony photos allow for an intimate moment together before the action starts – a chance to take a moment out of the day and enjoy the thought that you will soon belong to each other. It makes for great memories — and of course, gorgeous photographs.
Jessica and Jason’s chuppah was built by On Thai of Surroundings that morning. Isn’t it amazing? His floral work always blows me away.
The ring exchange.
Jessica is just so gorgeous. She and Jason were both delightful to work with. With that great smile, you wouldn’t even know how chilly it was!
The little kitty cake topper was so adorable. The cake was made and decorated by the Sagamore in-house!
Is that really the groom with those amazing dance moves?
So who knew? Turns out Jason and his friends belonged to a break dancing group in college so when they told the DJ they were going to be doing some break dancing, he wasn’t sure if they were pulling his leg. We had discussed it with them earlier so we assured the DJ that there would be some pretty awesome moves on the floor that night.
The horah is always a lot of fun to watch and it looks like our couple is enjoying it too!
Thank you Jessica and Jason for being such a wonderful couple! It was truly a pleasure photographing your wedding.
We wish you much happiness and love,
Tim and Dana
After a walk in the Village of Cooperstown, we stopped at one of our favorite lunch places, Doubleday Cafe. These baseball fans from the college in Oneonta were a reminder that there are even more fun things to do in Cooperstown.
And don’t forget to check out the side streets in Cooperstown. After our lunch we walked by StageCoach Lane and noticed that the Cooperstown Back Alley Grille has added an “Upper Deck” since our last visit. We can’t wait to go back!
The photo above is a favorite image of mine. With two photographers, we can get this shot and still be ready for the “other kiss” – the spontaneous kiss the couple share after they have again walked down the aisle, this time together:
A close up shot of Valleri’s hands shows off her ring and the intricacies of her dress, as well as her gorgeous pink rose bouquet. The pink on white and pink on black color theme was carried throughout the details of their wedding.
This cake was made by Villa Italia in Schenectady. Regular readers of our blog know my obsession with wedding cakes. And eight months after the wedding, the photos remind me not only how beautiful the cake was… but also how delicious it tasted.
Riverstone Manor in Glenville NY is really great for photographs, with its stone walls, brick patios, stately centuries old shade trees and meticulously manicured grounds that gently roll down to the banks of the Mohawk River.
Valleri and Travis head in to their reception and make a striking black and white contrast to that green summer lawn.
More of that great black, white and pink! July in New York is known for its changeable weather, and it did start to sprinkle while we were photographing some of the groups. The ladies in the bridal party were good sports and used their bouquets to protect their hair until it stopped.
The overcast skies did make for good shooting, though! We took advantage of the nice even light to get some of these wonderful couples portraits. The pergola on the river is used for the outdoor ceremonies held here but also provides a background along with the river.
Here the bride peers through the intricately detailed train of her dress as her bridesmaids and mom help to bustle it (one of my favorite photographs of the night).
The rest of the evening was full of fun and laughter.