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Koteckis Grandview Grove | West Seneca, New York


Ashley and Jake met at his family’s annual “Bull Motorcycle Run,” which happens to be August 18th every year. Ashley was a bit nervous to ride on a motorcycle, but with a little encouragement from Jake’s sister Michelle, she ended up taking a ride of a lifetime. In between all the fast turns and beautiful scenery something special happened. Two weeks later was their first date, and the rest is blissful history.  Two years later, Ashley and Jake have a tradition in fall of having a “pumpkin carve-off.” Once they completed their carvings, a close inspection of was done to determine the winner when Ashley pulled the top of the pumpkin and hanging from the top was a thin piece of thread. Attached was a gorgeous and sparkly diamond ring! Jake got on one knee and proposed. Ashley’s response was an instant, YES!

Ashley and Jake were married at the Hamburg Wesleyan Church with their closest friends and family. On route to the reception, we made a few photo stops: the Buffalo Bills Stadium and Chestnut Ridge – fun side note, our dad took Sam and I there to sled when we were little. Koteckis Grandview Grove was a beautiful venue and my favorite part was the yard in the back with the broken fence. It made a great location to squeeze in a few last portraits of the couple before the party. You can tell that Ashley really thought of everything. All the decoration had personal touches and the cake was even made by a close friend. It was a wonderful day and so happy we could be there to celebrate with this amazing couple.

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St. Augustine, Florida


This St. Augustine engagement session was so much fun for several reasons. First, Ashley and John were so cute together, they were not scared of a little rain and getting kicked out of places. Now I’m sure you’re wondering where and how, but I blame the lack of a gate or sign for our wondering into this particular courtyard. Good thing we were able to capture some shots before we got the boot. I love shooting in St. Augustine because of all the different locations and when it started to rain, Flagler college was our safe haven. Ashley and John, thank you for making a rainy afternoon so memorable and can’t wait till your wedding.

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The White Room | St. Augustine, FL


Kate and Brad were married in St. Augustine this past August. Ever since their engagement session, I have been looking forward to their wedding – they are the sweetest couple who also know how to have a good time. When I arrived,  the salon was full of excitement, wine and lots of hairspray! There was a moment when Kate was getting in her wedding dress that she looked at her mom and started to cry. It was beautiful and made for one of my new favorite photos. Their ceremony was at the Trinity Episcopal Church in St. Augustine. This is my first wedding there, and I fell in love with the stain glass and thankful for the natural lighting they provided.  We shot Kate and Brad’s portraits throughout the backstreets and arrived for their White Room reception ready to dance. Instead of your typical slow song, this couple broke it down to “Up Town Funk”! It surprised the guest and set the tempo for an upbeat party. Kate and Brad, you guys are amazing! Thank you for letting me be part of your perfect day. View full post »

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St. Johns, FL


I have had the privilege of shooting the Faulkner family for a few years now and excited to welcome their newborn baby girl, Brooke Annette. The anticipation was well worth the wait and she couldn’t be cuter. Brooke is such a cuddle bug and was especially happy when swaddled. For this shoot, I got to use the most adorable bows that were made at Lindsay’s baby shower and try out some some new cheesecloths that my sister Sam dyed. I wish the very best for this family and can’t wait to capture the adventure.

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 Washington Oak Gardens State Park | Palm Coast, Florida


Washington Oak Gardens State Park is gorgeous and I absolutely love shooting there. This summer I meet a wonderful couple there, Karen and Gary, who wanted to capture this time in their lives. They have been married for 2 years and met through a mutual friend that was stationed in Hawaii with Gary. Karen worked for Disney where they had their first date there and honeymoon. They are very excited for Gary to finish his commitment with the Navy and for Karen to enroll in law school.  Because of all these changes the photoshoot was so important to them. It is the time of their lives where “we are happy, young and ready to face all the upcoming adventures.”

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