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I'm the gal behind the camera. I'm a mommy. Wifey. People watcher. Pinterest lover. And obsessed with all things wedding related and modern!

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A Day on the Farm | Beardslee Buffalo Farm | Little Falls | NY Colleen And Andy met back in college. During their time there, they traveled abroad. One particular trip to Italy left an impression on them. Working together, they took a multigenerational farm and turned it into a water buffalo farm! Located in […]

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January 4, 2021

Hudson Valley Engagement Photographer

hudson valley engagement photographer

Eloping in the Hudson Valley A Rebirth on Weddings During this Pandemic, the shift in the wedding industry has been real! And not necessarily in a bad way either! For those embracing something smaller in the Hudson Valley, the shift for smaller weddings has developed into something beautiful too! Yes, you need to restrict the […]

elopement and intimate weddings, Uncategorized

November 18, 2020

Hudson Valley Wedding & Elopement Photographer

Spring Brook Farm | Warwick | NY When Alyssa & I first spoke about hers and Kieran’s engagement session, she communicated wanting something ‘rustic.’ She wasn’t sure where she wanted to shoot, but Alyssa knew she wanted open fields and simple backdrops! Basically, this modern couple wanted a chance to embrace something completely different than […]

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October 28, 2020

Hudson Valley Engagement Photographer

The Grandview | Poughkeepsie| NY When I first met Elizabeth & Sean, it was during the summer of 2019. Pre-covid. They had lots of ideas and plans for a big wedding at the Grandview for August 2020. And then Covid happened. And affected their ability to have the original wedding Elizabeth & Sean wanted! Over […]

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October 23, 2020

Hudson Valley Intimate Wedding Photographer

couples first look at intimate wedding

The Greens in Copake | New York Lauren & Rick had postponed their wedding from earlier in the year to late August. And while New York State was still enacting various restrictions (including a gathering limit of no more than 50 people), they were able to have their dream wedding! Along with the amazing staff […]

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September 17, 2020

Hudson Valley Intimate Wedding Photographer

bride and groom having fun with portraits on their wedding day

Styled Elopement Turned Vow Renewal | Lambs Hill | Beacon, NY There appears to be a misconception that rethinking a wedding for something smaller and more intimate is a ‘cop out.’ But if the coronavirus has taught us anything, it’s that we need to embrace new ideas and concepts for weddings moving forward! That’s NOT […]

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July 17, 2020

Hudson Valley Wedding & Elopement Photographer

sunset stroll during lambs hill elopement

5 Things Your Wedding Photographer Wishes They Could Tell You Wedding Photographers are storytellers. We’re artists and it’s our goal (and desire) to tell a beautiful story about your wedding day! We work hard at our craft; from learning technical skills and making sure we’re fluid with all lighting scenarios, to investing in our continued […]

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June 11, 2020

Hudson Valley Wedding Photographer

The Arnold House Wedding, Livingston, NY.

Engagement Location in the Hudson Valley Unless you’ve been living under a rock, The Hudson Valley is a hotspot! From quiet towns, to bustling spots with craft bars and wineries, to wildlife and mountains, the Hudson Valley is quick getaway for any couples who want to escape NYC or visit! Andddddddd, it might just be […]

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May 17, 2020

Hudson Valley Engagement Photographer

engagement session in cold spring

The Village/ Washington Square Engagement I may be a Hudson Valley Wedding Photographer, but when a couple asks me to join them in the city, I go! Jaclyn & Mike love (and live) in NYC! And despite choosing the Hudson Valley for their wedding, they wanted an engagement session that represented who they are. So […]

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April 27, 2020

Hudson Valley Engagement Photographer

The Dilemma… Over a month ago, the average person had heard passing news stories about the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. You knew it was there- it kinda annoyed you, but it wasn’t affecting you in a way that made you feel differently or rethink how to live your life. And then, (to put it mildly) shit […]

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April 22, 2020

Hudson Valley: Postponing a Wedding During the Coronavirus

postponing a hudson valley wedding during coronavirus

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