Jess here! Last weekend found me capturing this gorgeous day for Stephanie and Jason. I didn’t have the chance to get to know them very well beforehand, as the Hudson Valley was a bit of a destination wedding weekend for them and their loved ones. They had guests traveling from all over the country to celebrate. As soon as I met them both, I could tell they were such sweet people. We had so much fun hanging out with Steph and her girls while getting ready. What I did know for sure about these two, is that they were not feeling very comfortable being in front of the camera or wanting many posed photos or staged moments. No problem at all! We had a very informal first look, which I happily spent creeping in the bushes to capture. This left us just enough time to fit in portraits with their family and bridal party right before their sunset ceremony, which was under the gorgeous Birdcage at Birch Hill. After portraits, we literally only had about ten minutes to grab photos of just the two of them before the sun sank behind the mountains. I knew they were somewhat dreading the camera, but we had to move fast and every single shot I snapped in those ten minutes was absolute perfection. They were just themselves, happy and excited to exchange their vows in a matter of moments while I did my thing. I could not be happier with what we were able to get!
Their ceremony was beautiful and full of emotions, they had me crying like a baby. Jason’s children stood by their sides, shedding happy tears, while listening to the heartfelt vows they shared with us all. It’s always very moving watching a family come together closer than they already were. The rest of the evening was just stunning and the dance floor was packed the entire time. We had an amazing time with everyone. Steph + Jason, thank you for having us! We are wishing you safe travels on your honeymoon adventures and a lifetime of happiness with your little family. <3
Jason’s adorable son was the cutest Best Man/Ring Bearer ever!
Photography: Jess Fleurent of YTK Photography + Film, assisted by Diana Vaitkeviciute – Newton
Venue + Catering: Birch Hill Catering
Coordinator: Sarah Connor
Florals: Flower Blossom Farm
DJ: SEH Entertainment
Hair + Make-up: Alexandria’s Beauty Salon
Dress: Pronovias from Designer Loft