binghamton wedding photographer

Lucas + Kayla | Pennsylvania Barn Wedding

The end of summer months are always strange. You never know if it’s going to turn into a beautiful fall or head straight into winter. When Kayla and Luke’s big day came around, it was PERFECT. It was warm with a breeze and a nice overcast so you were getting your eyeballs blasted by the sun. They were surrounded by lots of hugs, love and laughter at the most beautiful venue. Kayla + Lucas are so sweet and laid back, we had the best time celebrating their love. Kayla walked down the aisle barefoot and they immediately toasted to their new journey together after their first kiss. The night rolled on with with best dance moves and a little rain shower.

Congratulations Kayla + Lucas!

Venue: Long Acre Farm
Catering: Gance’s
DJ: DJ Migs

 

Andrew + Samantha | Mountain Top Wedding

Story time!

I met Samantha a few years ago through her first session with me. WELL - let’s fast forward a couple of years. Samantha tells me she expecting her first little one with Andrew and would like to book a maternity session. I was thrilled. I was so excited for her and Andrew. They are so sweet and fun to work with. One day Andrew messaged me and asked if he could ask Sam a very important question during their session. Oh yes.. a proposal!! Y’all I thought I was going to die trying to contain a secret and my excitement. It was the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.

I have the best job. Being able to capture the biggest/best milestones in life and making the best of friends while doing so? YES PLEASE. From couples sessions, to maternity turned engagement, newborn, first birthday, family portraits to a wedding— cheers to a life time of happiness, friendship, and a lot of picturessss! Congratulations Andrew + Samantha, I luhh ya lots!

 

Dave + Christine | Endwell Greens Wedding

Ya'll it is freaking cold out. There's really nothing good about winter. Everything it wet, salty and cold. Okay maybe I could name a few outdoor activities that are fun but that's about it. While we are all grumbling about on these blustery winter days I thought it would be the perfect time to share some bits from Dave + Christine's wedding. They are super laid back! They have the cutest little kiddos and we all had such a great time throughout their day. 

I lovedddd working with them and can't wait to again in the future. Congratulations guys!

Enjoy

My Kid Sister | Gender Reveal | Binghamton Personal Blog

 

Okay-- so to be technical she's not really a kid. We're actually 11 months apart. That's right.. you did the math correctly with that one. I was approximately 1 month old when she was conceived. Now if you're into astrology, we're both Gemini's as well so there's that.. 

Having sibling so close in age, or in general is the best [and worst] thing. I've always had someone to go on adventures with but then there's the part where we were always around each other. That would get real annoying very quickly. But let another turd pick on her and I would be right by her side to defend her... and possibly punch a few kids who just didn't know how to play nice (I'm still not sorry about that). We were poor. We didn't have cable. We would stay out until the street lights came on and lived off of Ramen, Goulash and  Mac + cheese. We used to get lost in the woods behind our house, ride our bikes in the road and roller blade until we had blisters. 

Don't let those nostalgic memories fool you though. I was a special kind of asshole as a young child. I apparently covered her in an entire tub of Vaseline. Like CAKED it on her. I was like 1.5 years old so that's acceptable right? I would instigate fights over barbies and baby dolls. She could walk in the room and look at me and I'd start an arguement. I'd always steal the top bunk of our bunk beds. I tried to cut down the family tree once and pretended like it was her idea (sorry Gram).  I made messes and sometimes broke things. I just really enjoyed doing stupid stuff. I was sassy and did what I wanted. My Grandmother had a wooden spoon called the peacemaker and I was it's number one customer. 

The best part though? I GOT TO BLAME IT ALL ON HER! Except this one time my mom took the trash out and she locked her out. I, the kind, loving child that I was unlocked the door to let her in and then immediately got my ass spanked for it because she thought it was me. mmm Karma? Don't worry, between sobs I yelled "it was LIZ!" and she got her tush spanked too. To be fair, I was accustomed to ass beatings as a child so it really was just another afternoon of being Kaitlyn. She was also as equally evil but I'll be nice and not share that with the general public. Just all of my friends and the whole bar on a Friday night. HOLLLER.

Now that I have made it public I was a huge brat as a child... As we got older, we definitely became closer, especially when our mom passed. Our personalities and interests are not even close to being the same. I'll forever be the wild child and she's always going to be the quiet one in the back people watching weirdos like me. But ya know what? I wouldn't be able to imagine my life without her in it. 

She's spent the last 8 years being a great mom to two absolutely incredible boys [who happen to have my sass- you're welcome. You can't escape me.] She's not like a regular mom, she's a cool mom, for real. I don't plan to have children any time soon (or ever, honestly) as I have this imperative need to travel the world first but if I do-- I really hope I nail the parenting thing as well as she is. She's been patient with my shenanigans our whole life and now she's teaching her boys how to be patient and kind to others.  Hopefully they've been taking notes because come July they're going to have another sibling to pass it along to! Helping her raise these boys the last 8 years has been such an incredible experience. They're loud and destructive, always sticky and farting and talking about boy stuff and doing things little boys do. I love them to do death and I would do anything for them but COME ONNNNN! Alas, my prayers have been answered..

IT'S A GIRL!

 

Being an aunt has seriously filled my heart with SO MUCH love. Both of these boys and my sister have taught me so much in life and how to be a better person. I can't wait to add to this group of weirdos. Get ready y'all, shit's about to get wildddd!