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Jessica & Eric – August 5, 2011

My Second Wedding Doubleheader of the 2011 campaign finds me starting out the weekend in the Beautiful Village of Hammondsport, NY this very Hot Friday, to capture the day for a great couple, Jessica & Eric. The couple share military backgrounds…Jess is in the U.S. Coast Guard, while Eric is a retired U.S. Marine, & now a U.S. Army Pilot. Thanks you two for your service to our country!
A lot of fun was had by all, and I was thrilled with our efforts together as we really nailed it early in the day with the girls, especially in front of a beautiful old Victorian home next to where the gang got dressed. After the Ceremony, the in-full-bloom Vineyards of Heron Hill Winery served as our perfect backdrop for tons of really Fine Imagery! My thanks go out to EVERYONE in the Bridal Party for the great effort in helping creating these beautiful memories for Jess & Eric! I couldn’t have done it without you! 🙂 Great Job Everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Trisha & Jim – August 3, 2011

I began August 2011 with this very Intimate & Special Wednesday Wedding of Trisha & Jim, overlooking Beautiful Seneca Lake at the quaint The Fox & The Grapes Bed & Breakfast in Lodi, NY. I’ve known Jim’s Dad for 30 years, so it was great catching up with Don and his family throughout the day. Though it rained a bit during the Ceremony itself, even that couldn’t put a damper on the Happiness that everyone shared. Then to top things off, a Tremendous Dinner followed at Suzanne Fine Regional Cuisine located just down the road as you head into the Village of Lodi. A Beautiful Setting & a Delicious Meal topped off the event. Trish & Jim….Thanks for letting me be a part of your Wedding Day Memories!
And Don, Behave Yourself Will ya?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Emily & Matt – July 30, 2011

Had a great weekend with Emily & Matt and all the Family & Friends. We captured some pretty shots at the Wagner Vineyards Rehearsal Dinner, then at the Barrett’s beautiful home in the Valley on Saturday Morning.  Follow all that by our walk to the First Presbyterian Church, where Emily joined previous generations of her family, by reciting her vows with Matt inside those historic walls. Then we went and played on the ancient iron Athens Railroad Bridge, and we even had a Train come by just as we finished! The day drew to a close with the great reception at The Elmira Country Club! Thanks Everyone for a very fun weekend, and for all of your help in creating these beautiful, special memories for Emily & Matt.

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Mardi & Mike – July 23, 2011

This Wedding will be memorable for two reasons! The first I will jokingly say is because Mike actually does exist! In many Pre-Wedding meetings Mike was not able to join Mardi, Mimi, Bob and I….so it became a running joke that Mike was just a phantom,  & luckily that was proven false this weekend!

The next thing I’ll always remember when thinking about this fun Wedding, was that it was held at the very peak of the great Heat Wave of 2011! Temperatures inside the classic 1800’s clapboard church during the Rehearsal & Wedding Ceremony were topping out over 105°….so we were very thankful for the simple, understated beauty that is the outside of this old Church, where we did our Formal Shots in the cooling breeze, enhanced with the beautiful, classic white, removable hard top 1955 Thunderbird owned by family friends Rick & Deanna Curren. Thanks so much for the Great Prop! Also thanks to Bob for polishing up and bringing out his personal beauty, a bright red, 1963 Studebaker Grand Turismo GT Hawk! I know it added so much to Mardi & Mike’s day. Thanks Bob!

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Valerie & Billy – July 16, 2011

Well, what can I say about THIS Wedding? I’ve known Billy’s Dad Bill from October 2000 & my first day as First Arena / Elmira Jackals Team Photographer. I’ve known his Sister Annie for at least 10 years, at numerous places of employment! I also shot his Cousin Maria’s Wedding a few years ago.  So we all felt kinda like family! Then, in planning the Wedding….Billy & Val & I worked together over a couple of weeks to find a date and locations that would work with my already busy & booked summer schedule. They changed their plans 3 or 4 times until everything finally clicked for us all!  And I’m SO GLAD THAT THEY DID!

Then, in June we had a tremendous Engagement shoot session up at Val’s Family’s Elmira,  East Hill Family Farm & Barn. You can check my blog posting in early June for some of those images.

Finally, CHEERS to the warm hospitality provided by Innkeeper, Minister and Friend, Jim Pelligrini of The Fox & The Grapes Bed & Breakfast, in Lodi, NY, then off to the always Classy, Fun and Elegant Wedding Ceremony & Reception Venue location of The Wagner’s Vineyards Ginny Lee Cafe…under the watchful eye of Ginny Lee herself, and my good buddy…the Master of The Kitchen…Chef Mitch! Thanks for all that you both, as well as your great staffs, did to make this Storybook Wedding so much fun for all of these very, very special people!

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Christina & Adam – July 15, 2011

My first 2011 visit to the wonderful Cobblestone Restaurant & Beautiful Belhurst Castle Resort & Spa, located in Geneva, NY on the shores of majestic Seneca Lake. Christina & Adam and their families and friends were so warm & fun to work with, and I think that shows in these images. Love and genuine affection were the order of the day….not to mention a lot of just plain craziness which always is a plus to the festivities , and to my images.  I always tell my couples that I can’t do this alone…creating great pictures that is. I need YOUR enthusiasm, and YOUR GROUPS willingness & cooperation throughout the day to be able to capture the images that you are dreaming of & hoping for. That was NO problem with this fun bunch! Thanks for letting me be a part of your special day!

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Jessica & Daryn – July 9, 2011

A very fun, relaxed and casual Wedding at the beautiful Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyards located on the west side of majestic Seneca Lake in Dundee, NY. Everyone was so happy to be there, and so great to work with and for me to be a part of their gang!

This was very special, as they do not do many Weddings at the Vineyard, but Jess & Daryn were good friends with the Wine Master who they knew from their shared time together as students at Cornell University.

And one special moment for me to file away in my memory…. Absolutely the walk away winner in, THE single most hysterical thing that “I Ever Heard a Bride Say While She Was Getting Dressed Award”, goes to Jessica this morning after a rough phone call, she bluntly stated…”Listen to me……I sound like a Sailor in a Wedding Dress!”

“Thanks for letting me play a part in your Special Day!” 🙂

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Ashley & Patrick – July 02, 2011

Next Up it’s Ashley & Patrick this Hot-Hot-Hot July Afternoon! We had a Great Gang of Family and Friends to work with today, & got a lot of our Wedding Party shots done before the Ceremony. We really nailed it with Guys and Girls pix by the Old Watkins Glen Foundry Warehouse and the Seneca Harbor Pier! Great Food & a Fun Evening awaited us at the Wagner Vineyard’s Ginny Lee Cafe in Lodi, NY. Great Job everyone, and Congratulations Ashley & Pat! Enjoy!

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Christina & Adam – Friday July 15, 2011 “Sneek Peek”

Here’s a little ‘Sneek Peek” of my beautiful, Friday Afternoon Belhurst Castle Wedding for Christina…I wanted to get these posted, especially after getting here cute note earlier this morning… 

“Thanks again so much for everything on Friday! I can’t WAIT to see the photos you got! I’m waiting like a little kid on Christmas!”

And Christina, I think you set a record today…because it wasn’t more than 1 minute after I posted these on Facebook that you made the “MoonBeam” one your profile picture! So on that note I guess I’ll end by saying…Ho Ho Ho!!! Enjoy! You all were so much fun to work with!

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Valerie & Billy – Saturday July 16, 2011 “Sneek Peek”

Because Val was so anxious, and I knew so may people in & attending the Wedding, this early sneek peek was my little surprise gift to the couple, and hopefully it will keep Val satisfied for a month or so till I get ALL their pix ready for viewing!

Absolutely Fantastic Stuff Val! You all looked so Happy in that group dressing shot, and that Giant Mirror @ The Fox & the Grapes Bed & Breakfast is Absolutely Killer! That’s it for now Kids!

Also once again on this busy weekend, wanted to give a big “Thank You!” from myself & EVERYONE in the Wedding Party, to my Associate Photographer, the Great Mike Kohberger for helping me out and covering this Rehearsal & Dinner as I was shooting my Friday Evening Wedding at the North End of Beautiful Seneca Lake at Belhurst Castle in Geneva, NY .  Great Job Mike…They Loved You! 🙂

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