Rachael & Colby’s Wedding {Highlands Country Club Hudson Valley Wedding Photography}

What a PERFECT start to wedding season it was!!

Rachael and Colby have been such a joy to know.  They have such a love for each other, they are so much fun, and they are grounded in their faith and love for family.  And Rachael is so creative and has SUCH an eye for detail.  You could tell that everything in this day was so beautifully planned and cared for!

Rachael was a dancer, and as soon as I saw her stunning dress I knew it was PERFECT for her!  The fabric and the flow was so beautiful.  Her flowers picked up a beautiful spring fuchsia color, and her invitations had a beautiful rustic feel, just like her venue, Highlands Country Club.

The girls arrived in matching pajamas and necklaces that Rachael bought for them, all in smiles and ready for her wedding day!  They went outside to give Rachael a toast.  Then Rachael and her sister HAD to take an awesome jumping photo that is now a tradition for them:-) When it was time to get ready, Rachael’s mom and sister helped her — and her girls were beaming looking at what a beautiful bride she was!  We took some beautiful bridal photos of Rachael downstairs and on the patio, some excited photos with the girls, and then the Peekskill Trolley arrived to take everyone to the church!

Colby was all set waiting at the altar for his bride – and it was priceless to see the look on his face when he saw her!  They had a beautiful mass ceremony, and then when they were pronounced husband and wife, Rachael and Colby waited on the altar to watch their entire bridal party exit before them.  I just loved that detail – it really reflects their character and the type of people they are!  So sweet!  Then, after family photos, their guests waited for them outside and they exited the church with bubbles (from a really amazing bubble machine)!

The entire bridal party boarded the Peekskill Trolley and we headed to the waterfront at Cold Spring.  It was pretty crowded, being memorial day weekend, but we caught the most perfect light on the waterfront!  And Colby whipped out his American flag and we took such fun bridal party shots!!  Colby is really inspired by Americana, so all the guys wore flag socks and they even had small flags in their boutonnieres.  PERFECT for Memorial day weekend, but Colby would have flags anytime!  So before we left Cold Spring, we stopped by the General Store to take a photo of Rachael and Colby with the flags hanging on the street.

We then went to the barn at Highlands Country Club to take bridal party photos, and we caught even more beautiful light!!  Then I took portraits of Rachael and Colby, including her jumping into his arms, which she could not wait to do.  She was planning this “lift” for a long time – and it came out perfectly!

When the reception began, Rachael and Colby entered and started this beautifully choreographed dance.  Rachael wore a shorter dress and fuchsia shoes, so she could do all the turns and twists and flow into all the poses!  It really was masterful!  They then had speeches done by their family, and I know everyone teared up when Colby’s brother spoke about him.  You can tell they are both so close to their family.  Everyone danced the night away, and then I took Rachael and Colby outside to enjoy some night photos!  They had s’mores at the bonfire stations, and then we took a beautiful shot on the patio.  Such a perfect way to end their night!

Rachael and Colby were the BEST start to the season!  I truly wish them every continued happiness together!

Enjoy their story, and all the little details!:)

highlands_country_club_garrison_hudson_valley_spring_gold_fuscia_wedding_photography_01highlands_country_club_garrison_hudson_valley_spring_gold_fuscia_wedding_photography_02That DRESS!highlands_country_club_garrison_hudson_valley_spring_gold_fuscia_wedding_photography_03LOVE this invitation suite on the rose gold runner!

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highlands_country_club_garrison_hudson_valley_spring_gold_fuscia_wedding_photography_08LOVE everything about these details!  And aren’t the peonies gorgeous?!

highlands_country_club_garrison_hudson_valley_spring_gold_fuscia_wedding_photography_09highlands_country_club_garrison_hudson_valley_spring_gold_fuscia_wedding_photography_10Such a sweet bridal party!

highlands_country_club_garrison_hudson_valley_spring_gold_fuscia_wedding_photography_11There it is- their classic shot!  Nailed it, girls!

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highlands_country_club_garrison_hudson_valley_spring_gold_fuscia_wedding_photography_20Loved their reactions when they saw her…

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All ready to go get married!

church_of_the_assumption_peekskill_new_york_wedding_photography_01What’s the start to a wedding without a little game of cornhole?

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church_of_the_assumption_peekskill_new_york_wedding_photography_21church_of_the_assumption_peekskill_new_york_wedding_photography_22So cute!!

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cold_spring_hudson_valley_waterfront_memorial_day_flag_themed_wedding_photography_04cold_spring_hudson_valley_waterfront_memorial_day_flag_themed_wedding_photography_05PERFECTION!  Complete with sunglasses!

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highlands_country_club_garrison_hudson_valley_spring_gold_fuscia_wedding_photography_33highlands_country_club_garrison_hudson_valley_spring_gold_fuscia_wedding_photography_34How beautiful is this barn for them?!

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highlands_country_club_garrison_hudson_valley_spring_gold_fuscia_wedding_photography_39LOVE!!  Definitely my favorite!

highlands_country_club_garrison_hudson_valley_spring_gold_fuscia_wedding_photography_40highlands_country_club_garrison_hudson_valley_spring_gold_fuscia_wedding_photography_41highlands_country_club_garrison_hudson_valley_spring_gold_fuscia_wedding_photography_42highlands_country_club_garrison_hudson_valley_spring_gold_fuscia_wedding_photography_43Get ready for all the beautiful details!!

highlands_country_club_garrison_hudson_valley_spring_gold_fuscia_wedding_photography_44highlands_country_club_garrison_hudson_valley_spring_gold_fuscia_wedding_photography_45highlands_country_club_garrison_hudson_valley_spring_gold_fuscia_wedding_photography_46highlands_country_club_garrison_hudson_valley_spring_gold_fuscia_wedding_photography_47Love the rustic sweetheart table at Highlands – such a cool texture.

highlands_country_club_garrison_hudson_valley_spring_gold_fuscia_wedding_photography_48highlands_country_club_garrison_hudson_valley_spring_gold_fuscia_wedding_photography_49How awesome is that guest book?!

highlands_country_club_garrison_hudson_valley_spring_gold_fuscia_wedding_photography_50highlands_country_club_garrison_hudson_valley_spring_gold_fuscia_wedding_photography_51highlands_country_club_garrison_hudson_valley_spring_gold_fuscia_wedding_photography_52highlands_country_club_garrison_hudson_valley_spring_gold_fuscia_wedding_photography_53highlands_country_club_garrison_hudson_valley_spring_gold_fuscia_wedding_photography_54Such an amazing first dance!  These two were professional level!

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highlands_country_club_garrison_hudson_valley_spring_gold_fuscia_wedding_photography_58highlands_country_club_garrison_hudson_valley_spring_gold_fuscia_wedding_photography_59highlands_country_club_garrison_hudson_valley_spring_gold_fuscia_wedding_photography_60highlands_country_club_garrison_hudson_valley_spring_gold_fuscia_wedding_photography_61highlands_country_club_garrison_hudson_valley_spring_gold_fuscia_wedding_photography_62highlands_country_club_garrison_hudson_valley_spring_gold_fuscia_wedding_photography_63LOVE these night shots!!  And those s’mores looked delicious!

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A special thank you to all of the vendors who made Rachael and Colby’s beautiful day possible!!

 

Ceremony: Church of the Assumption, Peekskill, New York

Reception Venue: Highlands Country Club, Garrison, New York

Day of Coordinator: Jeanne Stark, Hudson Valley Ceremonies

Photography: Kerri Lynne Photography

Cinematography: Kerri Lynne Photography, by Ivan Palaez and Benny Migs

DJ: A Perfect Blend Entertainment

Florist: Annalisa Style Flowers

Hair: Knight Beauty

Makeup: Color Makeup Studio

Ceremony Vocalist: Maura Music

Cake: Pastry Garden

Trolley: Peekskill Trolley

Wedding Dress: RK Bridal, by La Sposa

Invitation Design: Carlson Craft

Favors: Kindly made by the bride’s Aunt Rebecca and Richard Long at their wonderful restaurant, Caffe Rel

 

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Stefanie & Brian’s Engagement {Glen Island Park Engagement Photography}

It was such a joy spending the afternoon with these two!!  When I met Stefanie and Brian, I could tell what a great friendship they have, and how much love they share.  They met and fell in love in college at UMASS.  They also have another love, their puppy Baxter – who, let me tell you, is one cute ball of energy!  When Brian proposed, he gave Stef an envelope with a photo of Baxter and the caption “Will you marry me?” which totally surprised her while she was folding the laundry!

So of course, we had to begin their photo shoot at Glen Island Park with their sweet pup!  Glen Island was the perfect spot for these two, because they love going on long walks with Baxter, going to the beach, and boating.  If you’ve never been to this park, it has all that scenery rolled up into one!

When I first met their puppy, I was so surprised how much ENERGY he has.  It’s clear when they walk him that Baxter is walking them, and not the other way around – haha!!  I just loved how much joy and laughter Stefanie and Brian had in these photos with him!

And then, Stefanie’s mom came for Baxter so we could relax and do the rest of the session with a tad less energy!:) The light was shining beautifully on the water, and I asked Stef and Brian if they wouldn’t mind going on a little adventure and climbing on the rocks barefoot.  Of course they said yes – which I loved!!  We captured such magical shots of them along the water’s edge.  Then we went to another beach and captured some more barefoot shots!

Then, Stefanie and Brian changed into a fancier outfit (loved their nautical themed colors!!) and we took more photographs near the harbour.  We even climbed out onto this dock because the view of all the boats was so pretty.  I loved how adventurous and up-for-anything these two were!

Afterwards, we were rewarded with the most PERFECT ending to our day!  The sunset just lit up the sky over the harbour and we took some sweet sunset shots of these two.

I had the best time getting to know these two.  And am so excited for their wedding in July- coming so soon!!  Enjoy Stefanie and Brian’s story!

 

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glen_island_park_harbour_spring_boat_ocean_beach_engagement_photography_004That shot reminds me of 101 Dalmations – we tried our best!

glen_island_park_harbour_spring_boat_ocean_beach_engagement_photography_005glen_island_park_harbour_spring_boat_ocean_beach_engagement_photography_006How ADORABLE are these 3?!

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glen_island_park_harbour_spring_boat_ocean_beach_engagement_photography_030Ahh- the joy!glen_island_park_harbour_spring_boat_ocean_beach_engagement_photography_031A favorite!glen_island_park_harbour_spring_boat_ocean_beach_engagement_photography_032glen_island_park_harbour_spring_boat_ocean_beach_engagement_photography_033glen_island_park_harbour_spring_boat_ocean_beach_engagement_photography_034glen_island_park_harbour_spring_boat_ocean_beach_engagement_photography_035Another fave!!!  Stunning!

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Stefanie

Thanks so much Kerri! These are great! And you thought I was exaggerating about how crazy our little Baxter is :) You’re the best!!!

Kerri Lynne

Aww, I’m so glad you love them! Can’t wait for the wedding Stefanie! :)

Holly & Tommy Wedding Portraits: Part 2! {Sarasota Bayfront Wedding Portrait Photography}

Phew!!  It’s been quite the start to wedding season, friends!  I know this post was supposed to come yesterday, so THANK you for baring with me!  I think it will be worth it!

Many of you saw the first part of the stunning wedding portraits I took for my cousin Tommy and his new wife Holly in Florida, on the blog this past Friday.  Well, they’re not done yet!  I just LOVE these two and their adventurous spirits.  After we took photographs at the stunning Sarasota Ritz Carlton, we had to go to the Sarasota Bayfront across the street.  This was so fun for me because I have photographed so many portraits there over the years  – and now to be with my cousin and his wife on their wedding day – pure joy!:)

We thought about hopping over to the Bayfront in a car, but nope!  We walked in almost 90 degree weather across the street, crossing traffic and everything!  Imagine driving and seeing this stunning bride and groom crossing US-41 with their prop suitcase!   You would never know these two were residents of Sarasota – it looked like such destination wanderlust!

We had such a great time at the park.  We photographed near the beautiful bougainvillea entrance to the Bayfront, and then of course walked to my favorite Banyan trees.  These trees are so iconic in Florida – the tree limbs re-root into the ground – pretty phenomenal!  And finally, we photographed near a beautiful white tree overlooking the water.

You couldn’t ask for a more beautiful day, or a more beautiful couple so in love!!  It was such joy to be able to spend cousin time with them and to give them these photos as a gift!

I hope you love the ending to their story!:)

sarasota_bayfront_central_florida_tampa_bay_wedding_portrait_photography_0001LOVE this one!!

sarasota_bayfront_central_florida_tampa_bay_wedding_portrait_photography_0002I have imagined a photo of a couple next to that statue for years!

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sarasota_bayfront_central_florida_tampa_bay_wedding_portrait_photography_0006sarasota_bayfront_central_florida_tampa_bay_wedding_portrait_photography_0007LOVE…

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sarasota_bayfront_central_florida_tampa_bay_wedding_portrait_photography_0012They are such models!  So gorgeous Tommy & Holly!!

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sarasota_bayfront_central_florida_tampa_bay_wedding_portrait_photography_0021sarasota_bayfront_central_florida_tampa_bay_wedding_portrait_photography_0022Love that one on the left!!

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sarasota_bayfront_central_florida_tampa_bay_wedding_portrait_photography_0027sarasota_bayfront_central_florida_tampa_bay_wedding_portrait_photography_0028sarasota_bayfront_central_florida_tampa_bay_wedding_portrait_photography_0029Holly you are gorgeous!!

sarasota_bayfront_central_florida_tampa_bay_wedding_portrait_photography_0030LOVE!

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What a beautiful ending to our session!  Love these two so much!!

 

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Holly & Tommy Wedding Portraits: Part 1! {The Ritz Carlton Sarasota Wedding Portrait Photography}

I have been waiting to share this one, friends!!!!!!!  Just so excited to share this today – what a better way to kick off the weekend!

As many of you know, I went to Florida last month for my cousin Tommy’s wedding.  (It’s been quite the year of weddings in my family!  So fun!)  I couldn’t be more overjoyed for these two.

I have known Tommy my whole life – he’s become like another brother to me.  I spent so many childhood summers stopping going to their house in Virginia on vacation and playing as the only girl with 3 boys!  Tommy has truly a heart of gold, and a way of making everyone feel like the most important person in the room when he speaks to you.  It is making him such a great pastor – but he’s really a phenomenal human being.

And Holly!  This girl!  I am just thrilled that she has entered our family.  She and I have the same wanderlust, love for God and creative spirit.  I have found not just a cousin in her but a friend.  She is not only a pastor, but a world changer.  She has a fire in her spirit that I know will take her so far in life!   It’s been amazing to see how Holly and Tommy have together touched so many people’s lives.

You can imagine how thrilled I was when Holly asked me to photograph wedding portraits for them!!!  Tommy and Holly had a very special, 2 day wedding, photographed by the lovely Rina Kay Photography.  On Sunday night, they had a gorgeous ceremony at Church of Hope with 700 people that are in their lives and just love them!  And on Monday, they had a private reception, and were able to get ready together as husband and wife.

So that sets the scene for the portraits you’ll see.  It is their first morning as husband and wife, getting ready for a second beautiful wedding day.  It was such a joy for me to be able to give my cousins this gift!  And they gave me a gift too – having this private time with them was just so meaningful.

Their portraits are beyond stunning, and their love is so precious!  Besides…they are just NATURALS with the camera!!   We took so many, that I’m posting a part 2 on Monday!

Enjoy their beautiful story!!

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the_ritz_carlton_sarasota_bay_central_florida_wedding_photography_04the_ritz_carlton_sarasota_bay_central_florida_wedding_photography_05the_ritz_carlton_sarasota_bay_central_florida_wedding_photography_06the_ritz_carlton_sarasota_bay_central_florida_wedding_photography_08the_ritz_carlton_sarasota_bay_central_florida_wedding_photography_09the_ritz_carlton_sarasota_bay_central_florida_wedding_photography_10I couldn’t believe I was looking at a married couple right here!  Ahh!

the_ritz_carlton_sarasota_bay_central_florida_wedding_photography_11the_ritz_carlton_sarasota_bay_central_florida_wedding_photography_12LOVE…

the_ritz_carlton_sarasota_bay_central_florida_wedding_photography_13the_ritz_carlton_sarasota_bay_central_florida_wedding_photography_14Holly, you are stunning girl!  Stunning!

the_ritz_carlton_sarasota_bay_central_florida_wedding_photography_15the_ritz_carlton_sarasota_bay_central_florida_wedding_photography_16THIS!  Beyond gorgeous…

the_ritz_carlton_sarasota_bay_central_florida_wedding_photography_17the_ritz_carlton_sarasota_bay_central_florida_wedding_photography_18the_ritz_carlton_sarasota_bay_central_florida_wedding_photography_19the_ritz_carlton_sarasota_bay_central_florida_wedding_photography_20They practiced their swing dancing in the beautiful lobby, looking as happy as ever!

the_ritz_carlton_sarasota_bay_central_florida_wedding_photography_21the_ritz_carlton_sarasota_bay_central_florida_wedding_photography_22They’re just adorable.

the_ritz_carlton_sarasota_bay_central_florida_wedding_photography_23the_ritz_carlton_sarasota_bay_central_florida_wedding_photography_24WOW!

the_ritz_carlton_sarasota_bay_central_florida_wedding_photography_25the_ritz_carlton_sarasota_bay_central_florida_wedding_photography_26PURE sweetness!  Love these.

the_ritz_carlton_sarasota_bay_central_florida_wedding_photography_27the_ritz_carlton_sarasota_bay_central_florida_wedding_photography_28the_ritz_carlton_sarasota_bay_central_florida_wedding_photography_29the_ritz_carlton_sarasota_bay_central_florida_wedding_photography_30Holly you are lovely!  And Tommy, lookin’ handsome there brother!

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the_ritz_carlton_sarasota_bay_central_florida_wedding_photography_36the_ritz_carlton_sarasota_bay_central_florida_wedding_photography_37the_ritz_carlton_sarasota_bay_central_florida_wedding_photography_38LOVE this…

the_ritz_carlton_sarasota_bay_central_florida_wedding_photography_39This is so them!  Giving high fives isn’t just one high five, no – it’s a who can give one harder and then hurt their hand – game.  Haha!

the_ritz_carlton_sarasota_bay_central_florida_wedding_photography_40the_ritz_carlton_sarasota_bay_central_florida_wedding_photography_41YES!!!!!!

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