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Hudson Valley Wedding Photographer

Bespoke weddings captured 
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Luxury Weddings documented
with style  & authenticity

Hudson Valley Wedding Photographer

'Wicked Petunia is one of the best
Hudson Valley Wedding Photographers...'

'If you are looking for a photographer who not only will go above and beyond but make you feel like family, look no further! Wicked Petunia Photography is the easiest and best choice you can make when planning your big day, hands down.'

'Wicked Petunia is one of the best
Hudson Valley Wedding Photographers...'

'During the first ten minutes of our initial telephone conversation I knew I wanted her to be a part of our big day! It honestly felt like I was speaking to a lifelong friend. She is so easy to speak with and thinks of everything when it comes to planning ahead and ideas for photos.'

 Your love story is unique. You both have set ideas about how you want your wedding day to look & want a wedding photographer who provides you with more than just
basic imagery.



You want a wedding experience that includes a hands on approach & a wedding collection that 'speaks' to you. You want imagery that captures your soul and shows you at your best.

You've waited your whole life
for this moment...
You want pictures that reflect who you both are at your best!
 And you want it done in a way
that is flattering & looks 'ahhhhmmmmazing.' 

That's where I come in.
I'm interested in you both.
Who you guys are.
What's important to you.
Who's important to you. 

My job is to make sure you look
as amazing as you will feel on
your wedding day.
I want to work alongside you to deliver
the kind of wedding collection that
you will always obsess over!
So that when you & your spouse
look back on it,
you're going to smile over the memories,
laugh over the moments, and
know you did it right. 

the Experience

I'm Summer

I 'm a wife and mother. I like lazy Saturday mornings over a cup of coffee. I prefer nights on the couch with my family, but also enjoy craft beers and apps in a swanky bar. I love being outdoors and I'm eternally grateful I get to experience all four seasons!

I dig personal touches & homemade items over commercial goods. Admittedly, I also love shopping on Amazon Prime.

 I'm not just for couples 'madly in love,' (yeah, we've heard that a million times!) but for all types of couples, and ALL sorts of love. Your love story. Your connection.

I believe in telling stories. Unique love stories in a way that are emotionally driven and authentic to who you are. I believe in people and developing relationships with each couple. These relationships give me the insight needed to tell your story. And helping to preserve your first heirloom.   

Married 
Mommy 
light chasing storyteller

Learn more about me

I'm Summer,
your Hudson Valley
Wedding Photographer...

I also love weddings.
Which is cliché sounding,
but true.

'Wicked Petunia is the best
Hudson Valley Wedding Photographer...'

'Summer Barnhart, aka Wicked Petunia Photography, is absolutely amazing. As a photographer, and now a friend, she has gone above and beyond to give us the best experience we could have ever imagined. From spending time collaborating with us on the phone about different ideas to being extremely attentive to all details on our wedding day, she did it all.
Summer walked us through everything step by step and made things as simple as they can be. Getting married during COVID has been a tough thing to navigate to say the least. Summer has accommodated us, provided us with great ideas and has been an absolute pleasure to work with the whole way. If you need a photographer for any type of event, Summer will help you to make that day as special as it can be and provide you with memories that will last a lifetime.'

'Absolutely     Amazing...'

'Wicked Petunia is the best
Hudson Valley Wedding Photographer...'

Summer is seriously so much more than just a wedding photographer! From our first conversation over the phone I knew we would be in good hands with Summer. I absolutely love her style. It’s very romantic, personal, and her photos are so bright and pretty which is exactly what I was looking for. She goes above and beyond to ensure she gets to know the bride and groom as well as your different styles so she can incorporate that into your photos on your big day.
She made us feel so comfortable at our engagement shoot and we seriously had a blast shooting with her! She is so attentive, professional, and creative. We were blown away by our engagement photos, it made us even more excited for our wedding day! Our wedding was only a few weeks ago but from the photos we’ve gotten back so far we are truly amazed. Summer and her second shooter, Janine, did an AMAZING job! They made me look like a real life princess in these pictures! I’m so excited to receive the whole collection, I know it will be amazing based on all of her previous work. I highly recommend going with Wicked Petunia Photography for your wedding day or with any other special events in your life, she really goes unmatched and will ensure to capture all of your beautiful moments excellently! Thank you so much Summer! 

'So much more
than just a wedding photograher'...

'Wicked Petunia is the best
Hudson Valley Wedding Photographer...'

'Summer is AMAZING! She is so easy going and captured our wedding perfectly. From the beginning, the process was so easy and she was so approachable and helpful with my million questions. Before our wedding day she made a whole outline to keep the day organized. It was so stress free and I never once was worried about our photos. She captured every little moment. When people see pictures from our wedding they are non stop talking about how amazing they are. Attention to detail, different settings, lighting, poses, in the moment shots...everything was perfect!!

'Attention to detail, different settings, lighting...'

It is my desire to capture moments with meaning. A brief glimpse of your 'happily ever after.'

Your images are one of the few tangibles will that gain value over time. 

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Natural & Romantic

City & Chic

Intimate & Boho

Modern & Classic

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an Engagement Session!

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Rustic

Whimsical

Modern

Romantic

Choose Your Vision for Your
Wedding Ceremony!

Discover What Type of Bride You Are!

Organic & Natural

Classic & Formal

 Chic & Free Flowing

Clean & Romantic

Choose a Bouquet that Catches Your Eye!

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Boho & Ornate

Geometric & Colorful

 Elegant & Lush

Clean & Modern

Choose a Tablescape that Fits What You may Want!

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Traditional

Playful

 Adventurous

Romantic


Tell Me a Little About You & Your Partner! Which One Best Describes You Two?!

Discover What Type of Bride You Are!

You're a modern gal who likes to scroll through Pinterest in between work breaks!

You value traditional elements of a wedding day but want to personalize it and make it YOURS!

You don't want cheesy and fake posing, but you do want to keep it looking chic and higher end. Kinda like you! 

You also value photography and know that it's one of the few things that will gain value over time...which makes me a good fit! Head on over and fill out that inquiry form so we can chat!

A Modern & Classic Bride!

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You're an everyday bride who wants to simply enjoy herself and be present during her wedding day!

You want your wedding to be beautiful, but you also want to make sure that you, your boo, and your guests have fun!

You love modern decor but not looking to go crazy on things! You're more focused on elements like photography and making sure that your wedding is captured beautifully! 

You want to make sure you pick the right wedding photographer and have a good level of communication with that person...so head on over and fill out that inquiry form so we can chat!

A Playful & Easy Going Bride!

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You're interested in having a wedding that reflects who you BOTH are instead of a traditional type of wedding!

You're planning something a little different and you're embracing new ideas! 

You still want gorgeous images, but you also want to make sure your day is properly documented to reflect all the raw emotions and candid moments that's going to transpire!

You may also dig sustainable decor and ideas that are eco-friendly! That doesn't make your wedding any less perfect, you just want it to be perfect for YOU TWO!

Head on over to the inquiry form so we can start to chat about your perfect wedding day!

A Natural & Boho Bride!

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You're particular about what you want for your wedding and very organized with your lists!

You're planning something extravagant and want to make sure that your wedding photographs in a way that is modern and classic! 

You definitely want gorgeous images and you value a wedding photographer who will be as invested in your wedding day as you are!

There are a lot of details and ideas you need to plan out, but you want a wedding day to remember and the right photographer who understands that!

Yup, were a good fit! You definitely should head on over to the inquiry form so we can start to chat about your perfect wedding day!

A Chic & Trendy Bride!

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- Katie & Scott M.

If I could give Summer more stars I would! Summer was an absolute dream to work with and her photography skills are amazing. The photographs she took of our wedding came out better than we ever could have imagined and we are so thankful we had her there to capture our day. Summer is professional, reliable, super responsive, and overall just a great human being.
 I can't recommend her enough!!

Summer is amazing! She did such a fantastic job on our wedding photos last October. She and her assistant, Barbara, were the perfect mix of flexible and directive. The process leading up to the wedding was smooth and easy - Summer let us know exactly what she needed. As for the photos, THEY ARE AMAZING! Summer has a keen eye for beautiful details and stunning lighting. She made us both feel like total rockstars, and captured the FUN and liveliness of our wedding. I love my photos!

- Marina & Sean R.

Mary & Brendan G.

Summer is seriously so much more than just a wedding photographer! From our first conversation over the phone I knew we would be in good hands with Summer. I absolutely love her style. It’s very romantic, personal, and her photos are so bright and pretty which is exactly what I was looking for. She goes above and beyond to ensure she gets to know the bride and groom as well as your different styles so she can incorporate that into your photos on your big day.
She made us feel so comfortable at our engagement shoot and we seriously had a blast shooting with her! She is so attentive, professional, and creative. We were blown away by our engagement photos, it made us even more excited for our wedding day! Our wedding was only a few weeks ago but from the photos we’ve gotten back so far we are truly amazed. Summer and her second shooter, Janine, did an AMAZING job! They made me look like a real life princess in these pictures! I’m so excited to receive the whole collection, I know it will be amazing based on all of her previous work. I highly recommend going with Wicked Petunia Photography for your wedding day or with any other special events in your life, she really goes unmatched and will ensure to capture all of your beautiful moments excellently! Thank you so much Summer! 

- Lauren & Jesse F.

Summer made our day so special. She is very professional, timely, organized, energetic, and paid so much attention to detail. Summer helped capture the shots we wanted, and so much more! I highly recommend Summer for your wedding day! We love every single beautiful photo she provided us with! It was such a pleasure working with her!

Let's Connect!

(Answer ALL SO You Can Send!) 

Tell me something about you two?? Where did you meet?                          How did you get engaged??!

 What Are You Looking For with Your Wedding Photography?

In terms of priorities, where does your wedding photography fall?

How Did You Find Me?

Your Instagram Handle:

Your budget? 

If you could describe your perfect wedding in 3 words...

Your Wedding Date:

Venue:

Cell Phone:

Email Address:

Your Partner's Full Name

Your Full Name

Send Away!

Thank YOU!

In most cases, you can expect to hear back from me within an hour or two!
If it's a wedding, please be patient! I promise to connect as soon as I can! 

let's get to know each other!

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