Annapolis Waterfront Engagement Session | Sarah & James | Maryland Wedding Photographer | NYC Wedding Photographer

Sarah & James have such an amazing and difficult journey they are on. James lives in England and they only get to see each other a couple times a year, so spending an evening with them on one of their rare visits was a TREAT let me tell you. They are so much fun to be around, laughing always, sharing the most genuine sweet moments, and making each other smile.

We were supposed to do their session at Patapsco Valley State Park where they got engaged, but unfortunately it was closed because of the flooding in EC! So we had to go with a plan B, but I'd say it turned out pretty darn good!

Belmont Manor Wedding | NYC Wedding Photographer | Maryland Wedding Photographer

Jess and Adam got married on a cool spring day (remember those?!) at the Belmont Manor in Elkridge, MD. Jess had put so much love and care into the planning and everything was beautiful! 

Belmont Manor is a GORGEOUS place to get married in any season. As you can see in the photos there are gorgeous trees with pink blooms, green lawns, and so many gorgeous little corners! 

Enjoy this little peek into their day!

Second Photographer: Hailey Rae
Florist: Perry Hall Florist
Hair: Pins & Curls Hair Artistry
Makeup: Courtney McKim
Catering: Rouge
Gown: Willow by Watters from Betsy Robinson Bridal

Bridesmaid Gifts Boutique | NYC Wedding Photographer | Maryland Wedding Photographer

Alright friends, I've got something really fun to share! This can be a LIFESAVER for all my wedding planning brides out there! 

There's a really fun company called Bridesmaid Gifts Boutique (<- Click!) that specializes in- you guessed it, Bridesmaid gifts! I know every bride always wants to do something really cute and thoughtful for her squad, but sometimes it's really hard to find just the right thing that is personal, fun, and doesn't break the bank! 

Bridesmaid Gift Boutique has so many different gifts to choose from, and they can all be personalized! They kindly sent me this adorable little clutch to give you guys a glimpse at what they can do. I love that this wallet is cute, neutral, and SO functional. It has plenty of room for all credit cards, license, health insurance, etc, PLUS the 8 million loyalty cards I carry around. It also has room for cash (for those who remember what that is) and I can even fit my phone into it!
(And monogram is aBc. #initialproblems) 

And one more thing about this awesome company, they have a brother site for Groomsmen Gifts! (<- Click!) You can check out a feature I did on their personalized flash by clicking that link.

Go forth and spoil your tribes!

The Cracker Factory Wedding | Geneva, NY Wedding | NYC Wedding Photographer

This wedding was such a special one because I have known Mike and Justine, and Mike's family for a few years and they are such wonderful people! I love photographing weddings for friends, because it is such and honor, and it is always so much fun.

Mike and Justine got married at The Cracker Factory in Geneva, New York on a cold cold early April day. The cold never bothered us anyway, though, because of the sheer joy that these two shared. 

I could probably go on and on forever about their amazing wedding day, but here's some highlights:
Mike's mom gave Justine a necklace that her husband and Mike's dad gave to her on her first wedding day. She decided then that if she really love Mike's future wife, she would give it to her. And she did! How beautiful is that?! 
I never had to say a single word to these two while doing their bride and groom portraits because they were secret pros.
They had everyone get in a selfie at the beginning of their ceremony and then had everyone put their phones away, which I thought was an amazing idea!
They had a 6 minute long choreographed fist dance which was definitely the best one I've ever seen.

Enjoy this look back at their day and make sure you get all the way to the bottom so you can also see their vendors!

Photographer: Captured by Alyssa
Venue: The Cracker Factory
Florist: In Bloom 
Desserts: Cake Baby LLC
Cake: Groom's Sister Kaeli!
Band: Silver Arrow Band
Hair: Caitlin Maxwell
Makeup: Beth Miller
Catering: Chef's Catering
Gown: Ivy & Aster
Bridesmaids Gowns: BHLDN
Headpiece & Earrings: Ellen Hunter
Engagement Ring: Selah Vie Jewelry
Transportation: Elite Limousine and Corporate Transportation, Inc