Wishing for Rainbows Wedding on Lake George

About a week before Mike and Kate’s wedding, Mike Sent me this email:




Wishing for rainbows on your wedding day seems like a 1 in 1,000,000,000,000 chance. And of course, with rainbows also comes rain – which no one wants at their wedding. My Team and I had been watching the weather all day – it looked promising as we pulled into the Inn at Erlowest, with a 26% chance of rain later in the evening. So, the call was made to keep the ceremony outside and we all went about our work. Kate looked stunning and was so at ease and excited about the day. One of the reasons that they loved this venue was because lake life is so important to them both – especially Mike.  Since he was 2 weeks old he was out on the water and has always felt at home there. It was also a special place for Mike and his Grandfather, who gave him his boat that he had refinished by hand. As we started to approach the ceremony time, the forecast changed quite fast and we were scheduled to get HIT with a huge storm within 25 minutes – Everyone hustled into place and just as Kate and Mike started to say their vows, the drops started to fall… The amazing part was, the sun cut right through the clouds and kept them in the light throughout their entire ceremony! Only a slight drizzle fell on Kate and Mike, which Mike said was their grandparents’ tears. Everyone was quite touched, and just as the ceremony was finished, the rain started to fall in earnest. As we looked out over the water – a perfect rainbow appeared that spanned the entire sky. It was nothing short of amazing and such a memorable wedding gift for this couple.









A little blessing right before the ceremony…




























































































































































































































































































 

Thank you so much for having YTK capture your special day – we wish you both a lifetime of happiness!





Venue: Inn at Erlowest
DJ: Pure Sound Entertainment
Makeup + Hair: Ariel Tucci
Dress: Something Bleu Bridal
Flowers: Samantha Nass Floral Design
Photography: YTK Photography + Films, Katherine Wright + Kimberly Britten
Videography: YTK Photography + Films, Alex Fagan, Jessica Fleurent, Katherine Wright and Kimberly Britten

Lake George Vacation Photos

 Jen is originally from the Midwest, and has always wanted to visit the Adirondack Mountains. This year she and her husband decided that Lake George would be the destination for their annual family vacation! They came all the way up from the Philly area and Jen decided that she really wanted to savor the beautiful landscape of Lake George with a family portrait session! I had a blast with this family getting to explore around the YMCA at Silver Bay. There are so many perfect little pockets for photography! I just love that Jen now has these beautiful photos to remember this family vacation!





























































Thank you so much for having YTK Capture you Lake George Vacation! We hope that you visit again!

 





Dreamy Southern Vermont College Wedding

After a morning of rain, which is what we like to call “Good Luck,” on your wedding day, Whitney + John had the most beautiful weather to celebrate exchanging their vows. Jess and Jackie had a great time capturing their big day at Everett Mansion of Southern Vermont College. This magical place quickly became one of our favorite new venues to shoot at. Every inch feels as if you are wandering through a castle in a far off land. During the summer, the mansion transforms the library into the perfect spot to have an intimate wedding. It was a day filled with lots of love and laughter with their close family and friends. The lovely Bride looked just like a princess in her stunning Hayley Paige gown, so the castle-like atmosphere was very fitting. The day ran as smooth as could be with Whitney’s incredible planning and organization. The hospitality from the Southern Vermont College staff was unreal, creating a warm and welcoming vibe. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day!
 
 
 








































































































































































































































Whitney + John, thank you for having us capture these special moments and for being totally up for traipsing all over the gorgeous grounds to take full advantage of the beauty that surrounded us. The way you two look at and laugh with each other is a beautiful thing that we were honored to capture. We wish you a lifetime filled with happiness!

 





Venue: Everett Mansion at Southern Vermont College
Catering: Sodexo
Wedding Coordinator: Jennifer Macksey
Photography: YTK Photography | Jessica Fleurent + Jaclyn Kohler
Dress: Hayley Paige/ Angela’s Bridal
Shoes: Blue by Betsey Johnson
DJ: Absolute Sound
Flowers: Flora Berkshires
Hair: Melanie @ Spa Wellington
Makeup: Violet @ Spa Wellington

Franklin Plaza Wedding with Matthew and Áine

I am so excited to share Áine + Matthews beautiful Franklin Plaza Wedding! I can not tell you how much I adore this couple and how much fun it was to capture them. This wedding has been 5+ years in the making – from dating to their engagement and everything was just perfect! These two like a good time and wanted their guests to enjoy a fantastic evening of food and dancing trickled in with some more traditional aspects. For example: Matthew said “I don’t want to do a first look” – he was so passionate about having that tradition and I love that this was so important to him. When you see his reaction you will understand why. We all lost it during the ceremony when the officiant quoted this bit from Matthew…In essence he said “The world was hard and complicated and then I met Áine”. That sums this couple up – they are each other’s best friends, and together the world doesn’t seem as difficult or scary. Becoming a married couple was so emotional for them, their friends and family (and us t00) – there was not one dry eye in the venue during the ceremony and so many tearful moments in between. We just loved being able to capture this magical day and of course it is always a pleasure hanging out with our neighbors at Franklin Plaza!





































The First of many tears that day… 









Loved Áine‘s veil!













Matthew has such a great smile!













Matthew did not want to do a first look because this moment meant so much to him….





to see his bride walking down the aisle! 













Not a dry eye in the venue

















That perfect Kiss!





Obsessed with this bridal party look!

























Could her smile be any more contagious? 





















Loved the projected monogram – it looked great for this Franklin Plaza Wedding!













They made a great entrance to their reception









Followed up by a beautiful first dance!





Matthew sang to Áine the during the dance





It was so sweet.





Daddy’s little girl





I can’t tell you how much I love these images of Matthew and his Mom. So many precious moments.









and the tears are back…





Due to some amazing toasts!

















As a surprise, Áine’s Mother arranged for some traditional Irish Dancers













This meant a lot to Áine because she used to dance (and according to her bridesmaids – was really really good)





Time for the cake!





This was one of the funniest “attempts” at getting her in the face with cake…





But Áine got away! Go girl! 
























Áine and Matthew, it was such a pleasure to capture these memories for you and your family. We loved being apart of your day and wish you both a lifetime of laughter and happiness.





 

 
Venue: Franklin Plaza
DJ: Conway Entertainment
Photography: YTK Photography by Katherine Wright and Jessica Fleurent
Flowers: Price Chopper Central Markets
Hair + Makeup: Strut Saplontique
Dress: Futia’s

 

Brown’s Brewing Engagement with Jackie + Nick

For the past 3+ years I have been waiting for this blog. My dear friend Jackie is one of my favorite people – she lights up the room, brings so much laughter to every conversation and is a blast. Nick is so super sweet (a bit on the quiet side) but that is what makes this pair so perfect for each other. They each complement the other and are the best of friends. We were all wondering FOR YEARS when Nick was going to pop the question – and he finally did this past winter on a trip to Florida to visit with Jackie’s family. Everyone is so excited for this couple and for their epic wedding in May! It was an honor for me to get to capture them as they really are – the mushy moments and all the goofing off in-between!

























so this is them folks – lots of playful smiles, laughter and lighthearted fun….













It is so great when best friends fall in love!

































Yep – this is SO them!

















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Emily + Kelly’s Siena College Wedding

This wedding was filled with so many connections which is why it was so intimate and special. Emily and Kelly were first introduced by their mutual best friend Matt, while attending Siena College. What first started as a friendship later blossomed into the deep love that they now share. Because of their start at the school, Emily and Kelly wanted to make their marriage official at Siena. Emily had her heart set on getting married at the beautiful grotto, but it didn’t look like the weather wanted to cooperate – we had torrential downpours all morning and just before the ceremony time – the sky opened up with full sun for the entire ceremony. Emily’s only focus was to get down that aisle to her best friend where he would take on a whole new title of Husband. Kelly’s reaction when Emily walked down the aisle was amazing – full tears and so much emotion. We love when couples stay true to their heart and put in the traditions that matter so much to them. We were crying all evening too – with the thoughtful toast from Kelly’s father. There was SO much love at this wedding and we are honored to have been able to capture it!

 














Loved all the reactions when we popped this bit of bubbly!









Stunning ladies! Loved their sweet robes!

































That look on Kelly’s face when he saw Emily for the first time…





and the tears he couldn’t hold back….













































































We grabbed this quick shot before it started to downpour 

























ahhh and off for some stunning couple’s portraits!





















Our favorite photo of the day right here… 













































We just loved all of these sweet moments…













LOTS of tears throughout the night!













and laughter!
















































Venue: Century House
Ceremony: Siena College
Photography: YTK Photography by Katherine Wright, Assisted by Kim Britten
DJ: PJ the DJ
MUH: Rumors

Gorgeous Garden Wedding at Pruyn House

Claire + Brian had the most beautiful summer wedding at one of our favorite venues, the Pruyn House. We love the grounds, celebration barn and the stunning mansion that are all so easily connected on the property. This is also a special place for Clair’s mother as she helps tend the gorgeous garden with her fellow members of the Fort Orange Garden club. They wanted to have a celebration that was focused on friends, family and utilizing the space for areas for people to relax and enjoy. We just loved the outdoor lounge, the tent and dancing barn! Because Claire + Brian love the outdoors so much, this venue was the perfect fit to create that laid back but elegant environment that they were going for. They themed the tables after various herbs and we LOVED the color pallet that Deryck chose with soft greens, creams and pops of blush. It was the perfect day with tearful moments, lots of laughter and excitement.









Loved the outdoor lounge for cocktail hour





















I am always a sucker for an Emerald cut Diamond…









Our stunning bride! 

















Loved the floral robes to match up with the venue theme 









Perfect getting ready spot with Mom! 





Just. Love. This. Moment! 













We decided it would be really fun to do a reveal with the ladies and their reactions were perfect! 









Those studs looking so handsome!





and a little kiss from Dad before she sees her groom! 













Loved this first look!





















Boys will be boys! 









Such a fab bridal party! 

















Dum dum de dum…





















Official Mr. + Mrs. 





How stunning are they? 





















We were obsessed for days over Deryck’s amazing Floral Designs 

























The toasts were tearful and full of laughter – the perfect mix for the perfect wedding 





























Loved getting to hang with the Accents! 









And then we got this little slice of heaven when the rain stopped for just a second and this color came through













Thank you for having YTK capture your stunning Garden Party Wedding! We adore you both and wish you a lifetime of Happiness!

 





Venue: Pruyn House
Catering: Nicole’s
Rentals: Total Events
Coordinator: Intuition Event Coordination & Design
Photography: YTK Photography, Katherine Wright + Jessica Fleurent
Videography: YTK Photography + Film, Alex Fagan, Jaclyn Kohler + Katherine Wright
Photo Booth, YTK Photography
Flowers: Designs by Deryck De Matas
DJ: The Accents
MUH: Makeup by Molly – Molly Fleming
Dress: Paloma Blanca
Dress Store: The Bride & Gown

Sweet Summer Wedding at the Apple Inn

We have the sweetest little summer wedding with some of our favorite Wedding Friends! Let me tell you about Jenn and Matt… Have you ever met a couple who are just so adorable that they make your cheeks hurt from smiling so much? Yep – this is them. Two of the nicest and most genuine people on the planet and it was such an honor to capture their love story. On one of their first dates they were chaperoning Matt’s daughter on a “date” at Mabee Farms. The whole experience was so funny and they all had such a great time. The connection was so natural it is easy to see how their Love just blossomed. From there they were swept up in a whirlwind of receiving all the things that they both wanted – A family, – A House – A wedding and… A Baby! When I found out that Jenn and Matt were expecting I immediate teared up. They deserve every ounce of happiness that has come their way and I can not wait to meet their baby boy when he makes his debut in September! This Appel Inn wedding was simply stunning and we could not be happier for Jenn and Matt!






The new She Shed is such a great little getting ready spot! 









Flower Scout Slays Me…. 

























A private moment with Mom to get the dress all set









And we LOVE this reveal to the Jenn’s Bridesmaids – The reactions were awesome!





















First look with Dad…





And admiring Jenn’s something old – her grandmother’s pearl ring 













That first time he sees the bride





























Loving the new ceremony space at the Appel Inn! 





At the ceremony Jenn + Matt read a letter Bella + Anthony about the joining of their family. It was so sweet!









Official!









How Stunning is she? 









Love this bridal party shot! 





Those Flowers…. 

















One of my favorite shots ALL day! 









































Baby Bump!!













                                              

















Love these sweet little bud vases by Flower Scout !





Pretty obsessed with this naked cake – and notice the baby bump? Such a fun and sweet touch! 





Time to reception it up with a romantic first dance!

















Love this dancing shot with Dad




















Jenn + Matt we just adore you and wish you both a lifetime of happiness! Thank you to all the amazing vendors who made this day perfect! 





Venue: Appel Inn
Catering: Nicole’s
Dress Store: Lily Saratoga
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Flowers: Flower Scout
Makeup and Hair: Kyle Anne Garcia
Photography: | YTK Photography by Katherine Wright
DJ: Red Hot Entertainment

Troy Country Club Wedding

When Jackie and I arrived at the Troy Country Club we knew it was going to be a perfect day. The light was great – the temperature was comfortable and we had little bit of wind keeping things on the cooler side. We loved getting to capture Sarah + Liam’s big day. First Sarah is an absolute sweet heart – the kind of person who is always looking to help and take care of others (including Jackie and I). She looked absolutely stunning in her gown from our friends at Ferri Formals and we were obsessed at her detachable train! Liam admitted to us early in the day that he hates being photographed. We told him that we totally get it and we would make the process as painless as possible. After the getting ready – we set out to this sweet spot on the course for their first look! It was so picture perfect among the trees in the background. Their ceremony was so warm and not a dry eye was in the house after Sarah’s brother gave his reading! It truly was an amazing day with all of their closest friends and family gathered! As we were wrapping up photos Liam said to us that he was so happy we captured his wedding. We did make him feel relaxed and even a little excited about the pictures! This made Sarah so beyond happy considering they have a handful of images together in all of their years of dating. BUT now they have an entire gorgeous gallery showing their love and celebrating their wedding.





















Sarah has a thing for Tiffany… 





and Liam surprised her with a little gift before the first look.





Mom was all smiles!





























































Loved the blue – so classy and beautiful! 













































































































We had the perfect sunset and dreamy sunlight….

















Ahhh we just love romantic moments like this! 








































Thank you for having YTK Capture your special day! We wish you both a lifetime of happiness!





 

Venue: Country Club of Troy
Photography: YTK Photography | Katherine Wright + Jaclyn Kohler
MU: Beauty by Julie / By Brittany
Hair Bourbon + Lace / By  Troy
Dress: Allure Couture
Dress Store: Ferri Formals
Shoe: J Crew
Flowers: Central Market

Kelly + Joe’s Albany Wedding

We have the sweetest wedding on the blog today and I am so excited to introduce Kelly + Joe to you! This event was 11 years in the making from the couple’s first date to their walk down the aisle! In fact, Kelly and Joe’s first date was right here in Washington Park where he carried her over a mud puddle. From there Kelly and Joe always felt some kind of way about each other although they had a bit of a hiatus for a few years. Then the world pulled them back together and now she is in that beautiful dress! They wanted something intimate and beautiful so they chose their venue at the Women’s Club of Albany and it was just perfect! We could not be any more happy for these sweet and amazing people!





























Such a stunning ring! Simple yet elegant! 





We love Kelly’s dress details! 













The Women’s Club of Albany was such a great venue – intimate and beautiful! 





























Officially official!













On their first date, right at this park, Joe carried Kelly over a mud puddle! It was very serendipitous that we had a little on on their wedding day!













The toasts were so tearful and full of laughter













Such a sweet moment during the first dance!









We wish you a lifetime of happiness!

Venue:   Women’s Club of Albany
Catering: Healthy Cafe
Bouquets:  Bride’s Sister
Boutonnieres: Enchanted Garden
Hair: Betsy Cotrona
Makeup: Danielle Valachovic of Chanel
Dress: Deanna’s Bridal
Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero
Shoes: Blue by Betsy Johnson
Officiant: Brigid Beckman – Bountiful Blessing Events
DJ: Dj Truemaster