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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}


Just checking my lighting…


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



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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. 


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. 


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

{Kate & Paul’s Wedding}


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!


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!




Just checking the lighting…


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. 


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


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


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


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


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


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!


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!


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.


Oh you know… just being fancy at the Cloisters.

{Emily and Joe’s Engagement Session}


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}


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.


Always having fun in front of the camera…

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


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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