This beautiful wedding weekend was nothing short of excellent and emotional.
My first time in New York, Allister and Tara asked me to shoot their wedding upstate, in a small area called North Branch. This area is lush green and just has the most calm and peaceful vibe, which was a huge contrast to the sleepless city of NYC just a few hours away.
I loved the drive up there, it was peaceful and I’m glad I got to experience both aspects of what the state of NY had to offer.
Al & Tara are one of those people who are seriously loved by everyone they meet. Al especially is one of the most socially networked people that I know.
Tara’s attention to detail and her love for styling, fashion, aesthetics and even emotional triggers really showed in this wedding. Everything that they had or did felt incredibly intentional and purposeful. For me, that’s one of the hardest things to pull off when organizing a wedding – you’re always bound to not care and much or compromise on things here and there as you get planning, but these guys knew what they wanted and they worked hard to bring together even the smallest of details to make this day reflect them, and you can tell!
I’ve photographed in the States before, but this was the first time I got to attend a rehearsal dinner (it’s a thing), and observe how their close friends and family gathered to spend the late afternoon together, getting to know each other and enjoy the simplicity of community and union that happens on such special occasions. It was really special to watch, and I even got to snatch them for a bit during sunset to take some photos of them.
I love it when the emotion of the day is really tangible, almost weighty, as you get to feel all of the mixed feeling that everyone is feeling all around you. I had such an insanely fun day celebrating alongside these guys and also getting to take photographs of their special day and I hope you enjoy these photos and feel the same emotions, too.
If you’re getting married Upstate New York, particularly at North Branch Inn, I’d love to hear from you! So, get in touch and say hey.