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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!


Amanda + Tim | Binghamton Engagement Session

When I was 15 years old, I met miss Amanda and it was like we had known each other our whole lives. The last 11 years of it went something like this: 

Talking on AIM, Myspace + the phone at the same time
We wouldn't knock upon entering each others houses
Our parents were friends but it's okay cause they're cool
Prank calling people until her dad came in to break up the fun- since it was usually 3 am...
Making other peoples remotes ours- probably the best collection I've ever seen
Creating an alter ego named Steve Berman
Writing me a letter when I was grounded from all forms of electronic communication from said alter ego and watching the look on my mothers face when it came in the mail- priceless
Hanging out with her parents in between my classes in college while you were in class because as stated above, they're pretty cool. 
Parties. All of the Parties.
Road trips
Sleep overs

She taught me to tone down my obnoxious behavior while I brought her out of her shell. I reassured her she wasn't dying on a regular basis when a new bump, bruise or scratch would come about and I still do to this day...this evening actually. Moral of the story is, we did a lot of things and went a lot of places. 

The time has now come when I have to share my friendship with her soon to be husband, and I'm totally okay with that. I know she will be in great hands and I am so honored to stand by her side on their big day. 

Congratulations Amanda + Tim



Jamie + Alexis | Silo Wedding

I met this fun and loving couple a few years back now and it was like I have known them my whole life. They have a large family with a lot of love to give, much like mine. 

Jamie + Alexis have that kind of love that you see in the movies. You know, the one with happily ever after that's too good to be true? The kind that you just can't help but to smile over and hope to have the same some day. I'd constantly ask Jamie why they weren't married yet and then the day came when he asked me to be their photographer because they were finally tying the knot and I nearly lost my shit. Actually I'm pretty sure I did lose my shit. 

Regardless, their big day finally arrived in May this year and it was PERFECT. The rain held off until their portraits were complete and for the most beautiful ceremony with a lot of happy tears.

I had the best time and am so honored to be apart of their day--- Thank you Jamie + Alexis, I wish you a lifetime of happiness (& maybe another baby...)

**On a side note-- This was my second shooter Connor's first wedding and he did great! He got to experience the craziness of what a wedding is actually like behind the scenes and he totally rocked it! Thanks for all the help, Connor!