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My blog is meant to guide you in choosing the right photographer for your special occasion, provide you with additional insight into what it is like to work with me and get a peek into my recent sessions and weddings. 

Traditional vs Photojournalism? Every wedding album has the highly staged group photos. You know the ones where everyone is lined up in a perfect row based on their height; or the photos where the wedding party is positioned in a variety of semi-awkward poses? Well, thankfully, there is another option that requires many less staged […]

Photojournalism or Journalistic?

Tara and Ralph met online. Which many of my couples may not know, is exactly how my husband and I met in 2009. These two are at their happiest having movie night with their kids or going away for the weekend, just the two of them. Tara knew she loved Ralph on their second date […]

These two traveled from their home in Texas to visit his family for a week. Richard called me to discuss plans for a surprise proposal on Heart Island in Alexandria Bay. Such a wonderful idea and it went off without a hitch! These two were so sweet! Once Richard got down on one knee, Nicole […]

These two met when two of their friends were dating way back when and they met through them. They spend most of their time at home that they bought together 2 years ago with their 2 dogs 😁🐶 They fell in love almost right after they met! Amazingly, their wedding fell on their 10 year anniversary! Their […]

These two contacted me about their Lake George wedding and I was immediately intrigued. Their wedding was on a boat on the lake, so a nautical theme with white and dark blue colors was very appropriate. These two met in 2013 at Hannaford. Scott works in the deli and Shannon was a customer looking for a […]

These two were married at a families house in Old Forge. My associate Olivia photographed this wedding in its entirety as I was photographing another wedding here in Syracuse. These two met in 2014 (unexpectedly on Tinder). They enjoy being outdoors! Hiking, camping, skiing, and going to the beach nowadays! Any adventure mundane or exciting. […]

These two are family <3 My brother in law and soon to be sister in law! Their wedding is next June and they have a black white and gold theme planned. They met online on facebook where John noticed Dannielle as a mutual friend and reach out to say how beautiful she was. It was […]

These two met in middle school and started to date their senior year of high school (about 10.5 years ago). They are pretty busy most of the time with family and friends and would say that’s what they enjoy spending most of their time doing. They also like to just be home together (with their […]

These two have known each other since 9th grade and they love to be surrounded by nature. When they have days off, they take their dog Loki to Green Lakes State Park. They told each other they loved each other about a year after they started dating, even though they both wanted to say it […]

These two had a beautiful wedding at Bethany Baptist Church and at the New Embassy Suites by Destiny in Syracuse NY. They had a gorgeous theme, with seafoam green and yellow colors and the weather was beautiful too! These two enjoy action movies, pizza and wings, donuts and sweet treats in general. They met at […]

Samantha and Tasha were married at the beautiful Wysockis Manor. They had a unique gothic/vintage themed wedding with dark red, dark purple, and black colors. These two met on the ‘HER” app. They both like going to coffee shops to do their writing, and going to local bookstores. They fell in love when they first […]

These two were so sweet. I met Jakia at a Fundraiser and we became quick friends! I have always wanted to photograph a milk bath session and when she suggested it, I was thrilled! I helped reserve a suite at the Genesee Grande Hotel and we utilized their room, along with some hotel features and […]

I had the pleasure of meeting Eboni for her senior portraits at Syracuse University and it was so much fun! We had beautiful weather and missed the rain by seconds! Please enjoy some of my favorites from her session.

These two were so much fun to work with! The weather was beautiful, although it was mostly cloudy, it didn’t rain and the sun peaked out a few times. These two are getting married this November with a ceremony at St. Rose of Lima Church in North Syracuse and their reception will be at the […]

The Cannery at Dibbles Inn was the most romantic wedding setting Olivia and I have ever had the honor of photographing. These two had an absolutely gorgeous day, some rain clouds threatened their ceremony, but it didn’t rain at all! Their theme was rustic/romantic/spring; bluish-gray with natural hues. Charlie and Nicole met through mutual friends. […]

These two had a beautiful wedding at the Oncenter in Syracuse, NY. These two met on a dating site. They spend most of their time taking care of their two foster children they are adopting 🙂 Ray proposed on December 27 2017 when they were at dinner with Kristin’s parents. He likes horror movies, she […]

Besides some fun and creative ideas for pictures and my relaxed and calming personality, I have with me my 2 Canon 5d Mark III’s, a few lenses, typically my Canon 35, 50, 85 and 100mm, along with a lens critter to help grab kids and doggies attention. See some examples below of photos I used […]

For Brides: If you request pre-ceremony pictures, I will bring my HUGE emergency kit and leave in the back of my vehicle. Here’s just a few things I keep in it: Tylenol, allergy pills, tissues, pens, paper, bobby pins, nail clippers, tweezers, deodorant, vaseline, wet wipes, baby powder, sunscreen, disposable razors, lip gloss, hairspray, chapstick, […]

Mary and Jesse had a beautiful church ceremony with lights that lit the wall behind them with colors to match the flowers and bridesmaid’s dresses. Once the ceremony had ended, the wedding party gathered outside the church doors, preparing for the newlyweds to make their grand exit. As they stepped outside, Mary and Jesse were […]

Wedding Day Timelines Below are 2 sample timelines regarding Wedding Day Photography. The first timeline is a traditional wedding timeline where the bride and groom do not see one another until the ceremony.  Click here to view Traditional Wedding Timeline    The other timeline includes a first look, where the bride and groom share some […]

I’d LOVE to share one of my FAVORITE places to take pictures in our area!! Thornden Park is a beautiful park in the Syracuse area just past the hospitals off Ostrom Ave. It features a gazebo and arches filled with vines and flowers in the right part of the season, a waterfall, brick paths and […]

Why Digital Images are Not Enough I got to thinking earlier this year about all the lovely weddings I have shot since 2011 and how few people have ordered an album at the time of booking or come back after their wedding to order an album. One of the first questions people ask when looking […]

There are many things to think about on your wedding day. Below are my recommendations for planning your wedding day photography and two sample timelines. Below is a traditional wedding timeline, at the end of this blog is a sample timeline with first looks prior to the ceremony. SAMPLE OF TRADITIONAL WEDDING TIMELINE Coverage Options […]

So much goes on in the course of a year that it can be difficult keeping up with all those special occasions. And just as quickly as they came, they’re over. Events like baptisms, birthdays, graduations, or other parties can happen so fast that you might not remember most of the day and all those […]

There’s a great deal of planning that goes into portrait photography. Once you’ve found the perfect photographer, it’s time to think about things like outfits and props and locations! Here are a few tips to help you decide on the perfect spot for your on-location photo session. Choose a Meaningful Place You want your portrait […]

I thought I’d discuss this a little bit for those of you who may be wondering what a first look is or for someone who just wants some more information regarding them:) A first look is completed prior to the wedding ceremony. This gives the bride and groom a chance to see each other before […]

There are a couple of things I always like to mention before the session so you can come prepared. The first is wardrobe, which always generates questions. Let’s consider staying away from the cliché white shirt and blue jeans. Though it is a popular choice because it is easy, it does not tend to be […]

You have taken the necessary steps to book me to capture your wedding. Now What??? Well, I have open email access daily, you may also schedule a phone consultation here or I can be reached by text. After we have booked your date, I will email you letting you know what to expect from me […]

This usually starts with a questionnaire to see what services and options you are interested in for your big day. Once we discuss all your options and you make your selections, I will send you a proposal, payment schedule and agreement. You may sign your agreement and pay your retainer easily online or you can […]

Almost every wedding has one – a guest who loves taking pictures.  They can be a nightmare for both the couple getting married and the professional photographer hired to capture the day.     One wedding I was shooting recently had one of these well-meaning guests who definitely did not understand the concept of wedding […]

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