This Hudson, NY wedding at the Barn at Liberty Farms is another beautiful Hudson Valley wedding that I got to capture this past September. Liz & James are one of those couples you hug goodbye and don’t really want it to be goodbye. They approached every part of their wedding day with intentionality and prioritized making sure they could enjoy time with their guests over most things. Both Liz & James are easy people to be around, and they have such an incredible natural chemistry together that made my job so easy. The laughter, the go-with-the flow attitude, and the immense love they have for one another is one of the strongest I’ve seen between two people. And I think one of my favorite parts about their wedding was how free James was with his emotions. He cried writing his vows, he cried when he saw Liz for the first time in her dress, he cried when he saw her coming down the aisle, and I felt so happy that he was so full of emotion for Liz. When James’ father made a speech, he mentioned how he always encouraged his kids growing up to express themselves and be generous with feelings, and all I could think about was how incredible a gift his parents gave him by raising him this way. It was such a pleasure being able to capture all of their emotional moments of their beautiful day.
The in-between, storytelling images that give the big picture of your wedding day are so important to me in my mission to create images that appreciate with time. I love getting to know my couples and their intricate relationships as well as writing my highlights from their unique day to supplement their photos. Here are some of the weddings I've been lucky enough to document as well as some words about what made their day so memorable for me.