Happy Friday, friends! Can you believe it’s less than 2 weeks until Christmas?! Derek and I are so excited, we are headed to Florida next week to see my family! So I am blogging and editing as fast as I can before then!! Along with all the other Christmas things and savoring the moments!
I am so thrilled to share this winter session today, it’s SO Christmas-ey and magical and wonderful! I met Katie and Kevin through one of my past brides, Kelli (my first Central New York bride from a few years ago!) and as soon as I spoke with them, I LOVED their relationship, their attention to detail and their vision for their summer wedding in Canandaigua!
When we envisioned their engagement session, Katie and Kevin were going to be visiting the area to see family prior to Thanksgiving, and Katie started LOVING the idea of a holiday engagement session at a tree farm! You know I love tree farm photos! AND, of course, had the best winter park up my sleeve as well!
We started their session at Highland Forest, and captured the most gorgeous moments amidst the huge pine trees! However, it was SO unique because it was November and it had just snowed, but golden leaves were still on some of the trees! So we had this gorgeous mix throughout their whole shoot of golden, evergreen, and white. Just a stunning scene! And you could tell how much love and joy they both had together! Especially while dancing or Kevin lifting up Katie!
They also had a fun idea to pop a champagne bottle, so we did that with a gorgeous white Central New York hills scene behind them! I don’t think I’ve ever done champagne bottle pops, I love it and will definitely be doing more of them! I loved capturing faces when it popped! We finished our session at Highland with Kate’s beautiful Kate Spade heels in the SNOW. That’s right, she is a trooper and has a vision, I love it!
We headed over to Derek and I’s favorite tree farm, Critz Farms in Cazenovia, for the holiday themed part of their shoot! I loved their red and green colors and all the props Katie brought! She made a banner with ornaments that said “MERRY ME!” It was so special!! And a cute save-the-date banner, and of course I’m saving those for beautiful wedding guests to see in the mail! I loved all their DIY attention to detail and both of their adventurous spirits, even in the cold!
Their wedding on Canandaigua Lake is certainly going to have a different vibe, but capturing these two was so romantic! I already cannot wait for their wedding! Enjoy Katie and Kevin’s beautiful love, and I hope it inspires your weekend!!
AHH! Get ready for all this magic!!
LOVE this one so much!!
They are just so cute together!
GORGEOUS of you Katie!!
How amazing is this forest scene with the golden colors amidst the winter?!
Okay, this is just STUNNING too! So Central New York right here!
AHH! This is the BEST!!!
So gorgeous! How amazing are the golden trees behind them too amidst the white?!
LOVE this one!!
Had to capture the gorgeous golden!!
Beautiful ring on this pinecone!
Yes, she wore Kate Spade heels in the snow! We found a flat, groomed trail for them!
AHH LOVE these!!
SO cute of them!
Onto the tree farm!! Okay, that’s one of my FAVORITE ones right there on the left!I LOVE Katie’s eye for detail!
Love all the JOY. You know I do.
This DIY “Merry Me” sign is the cutest!
You two look like models on the right!!
Such a perfect ending to their time at the farm!!