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Behind The Scenes 2017

Some of you may follow me on Instagram and see my year round behind the scene pictures and Instagram stories. I love showing what photographing a wedding is like from a photographer’s perspective! And for those of you who don’t follow me on Instagram- you get to see the behind the scenes here! This is always my favorite time of the year. My assistant, Amanda and I love working together and we’re always reminded of how much fun we have when we look back on the behind the scenes. My steady second shooter, Erin is always a huge help and makes the day run smoothly and I am forever grateful for her (she appears in a lot of BTS photos as well)!

This year was a lot of fun! I was fortunate enough to travel to Paris to photograph an amazing wedding, I photographed an old friend’s wedding in Lake George, and traveled into a different part of New York City that I have never ventured into before (The Cloisters). What a year! Thank you to all of my amazing 2017 clients!

Here are some behind the scenes photos; compilation of iPhone images and photographs by Erin Peters Photography  and Amanda Lane Photography.

We started off the year at Highlands Country Club at a snowy wedding. The venue was so cozy and warm and the party was NONSTOP! 

{Anayara & Socrate’s Wedding Day}

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Just checking my lighting…

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In February, I traveled to Rockland State Park to photograph Barb and Brian’s engagement session. The weather was unseasonably warm and sunny!

2018-01-04_00032018-01-04_00022018-01-04_0009My favorite part of their engagement session was photographing the two of them at Broken Bow Brewery where Brian worked for years. Barb and Brian enjoyed a lot of time together at the brewery so it was important to them that part of their session was done there. It was awesome!2018-01-04_00062018-01-04_00112018-01-04_0010

Cheers!

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In March, I made my second appearance at The Garrison Bridal Expo where I was able to meet some great 2018 clients!

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Also in March, my assistant caught Erin and I, photographing Mike and Christine’s wedding at Crystal Springs Resort. Look at her bridesmaid dresses!!!

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And here you have my handsome husband tagging along assisting me!

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Finally warm weather started to arrive! Look at this gorgeous view of Melissa and Joe’s wedding day at Crab Tree Kittle House!

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I’ll stand wherever necessary to get the right angle. 

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Another wedding where the dancing was nonstop was Cara and Michael’s at Bear Mountain Inn. So much fun!

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In May, my assistant spied on Maria and I from the top of The Thayer Hotel while we spied on her from down below!

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The views at Paul and Darrin’s wedding at The Garrison were gorgeous as well. This venue will never fail to give an extraordinary view. 

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These types of BTS photos always make me laugh! Here is Amanda and I hanging a wedding gown, making sure it is perfectly positioned for the photo. 

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This gown was worn by Kate who married Paul at the Falkirk Estate in Monroe, New York. 

{Kate & Paul’s Wedding}

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In July, I ventured to Paris, France. A city I never dreamed I would ever go to. The bride and groom (Lisa and Nick) are good friends with my bestie Nikki. Lisa and I have become friends too as a result! When she asked me to photograph her in Paris, I JUMPED at the chance.  The below shots are taken by my bestie Nikki at the couples rehearsal dinner and wedding!

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And here was our “wine” night in Paris. I photographed her friends in front of the Eiffel tower at sunset! A mini-engagement session if you will! All BTS by Nikki again!

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Just checking the lighting…

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The couple from the brewery engagement session also got married in 2017! Barb and Brian were married at Hollow brook Golf Club on a gorgeous, warm August day. 

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All three of us were caught hard at work at this wedding!

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And of course, some fun is always had when no one is around.

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Jean and Don‘s wedding day started out at their home and then all the fun and love were exchanged at Emmerich Tree Farm.

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Woo-hoo to the most delicious food and yummiest treats made by You’re The Boss Events!!!

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And somewhere in between all of the weddings, Amanda ventured out on her own to start her own business and we celebrated her birthday. 

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My mini sessions are always a blast and I always love meeting new clients and seeing old ones. Here, Amanda caught Q (one of my youngest clients) only interested in how the camera works and did not want to pose for it! However, I have a future assistant!

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In September I got to see what it is like to work with You’re The Boss Events and photographed some of their BTS work!

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Traveling into the city is always a fun adventure especially when it is to someone where I’ve never been AND has unforgettable views of the Hudson River.

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Oh you know… just being fancy at the Cloisters.

{Emily and Joe’s Engagement Session}

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In October I traveled to Lake George to photograph a wedding of a very old friend of mine. Along the way we stopped to enjoy the fog coming off the mountains full of foliage. Here I caught Amanda snapping a photo of the view.

{Ryan & Kristen’s Wedding}

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In November, I worked at a hurricane relief benefit put on by Revive Your Hair Salon. Family photos were done and all proceeds went to all areas affected by the recent hurricanes.

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Always having fun in front of the camera…

+ the introduction of my new addition. The glittery fanny pack. For the win. Of course.

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I ended the year with an engagement session with big snowflakes and a Christmas tree farm! Amanda was wrapped in decorations but seemed to love every minute.

{Meaghan & Ryan’s Engagement Session}

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