Monday, October 3, 2016

Beki + Andy | Upstate New York Destination Wedding Photographer

Beki and Andy's wedding day was simple, elegant, and love-filled.

As a wedding photographer, I get a backstage, VIP look at the most important day in my clients' lives. It's a day that (understandably) demands more effort, planning, mental energy, and money than most other days combined.

This rings true for Beki and Andy's Lake George wedding, but the couple's commitment to a (mostly) stress-free day focused on family and each other stood out to me – and made it a wedding I won't soon forget.

Beki got ready with her mom and three sisters at her mother's house, which sits on an an apple orchard in upstate New York. Naturally, we needed to step outside and snap a few bridal portraits as the bridal party got ready inside.

It was as humid a day as New York had ever seen. Torrential downpours put a nip in the bud of our original plans to take bride-and-groom photos, but Beki and Andy are the kind of couple that doesn't let something as silly as rain cramp their style. Without missing a beat, Beki directed us to Saratoga State Park, where we could take first-look photos under gorgeous brick archways while the rain poured and poured. I say it was meant to be. 

In keeping with their happy, stress-free personalities, Beki and Andi opted for a simple and classic ceremony and reception on the Lac du Saint Sacrament with the Lake George Steamboat Company. They were married by the captain of the ship (ring pops and all) and their intimate group joined them on board for a meal and to take in the views as the boat crossed the lake.

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