It was super-thrilling this weekend to open the mailbox and find the annual issue of Westchester/Hudson Valley Weddings magazine in there. It’s another gorgeous issue, of course. We knew it would be. And we were especially excited because we knew our contribution to the article on engagement photography would be in there. How totally awesome to see that it was the lead-in for the piece! And to see some of our friends were featured, too! Special thanks to Gabby and Jesse for being so lovely and lovey!
Adel’s marketing assistant told me that they use the photo everywhere now when talking up his jewelry. It seems the magnetism of his gaze in the photo perfectly fits with the magnetism of his gorgeous pieces, which surely draws in buyers! (In fact, I just wore my favorite earrings to a swanky party in the city last week.) Congrats to Adel on this well-deserved feature!
I’m working on my holiday cards, too! SmugMug has so many really beautiful designs.
By the end of the season, I start to wonder if I might have seen it all. All those original takes on things. All those stylish couples and their warm, loving peeps. But then I get to photograph another wedding, and I get to see it all… again. This was especially true of Shana and Cameron‘s super-fun day with all the little quirks and creative touches. The DIY flair was inspired by vintage 1980s. Seriously! And the last dance was a crowd-surfing group hug! Only the sweet and talented Shanna and Cameron could have pulled off a wedding this hip and full of surprises.
Venue: The Kaaterskill
Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Joanne Provenzano
Videographer: Matt Duckor
Florist: Cherry Brandy Designs
Caterer: Steve Slutzky, Hickory BBQ
Dresses: Mori Lee
Other Vendors: Columbia Tent Rentals
Photography: Guess who?; Second Shooter: Kathryn Lucia
There were a few failed attempts before Dave was able to ask Colette to marry him. (She guessed that it was coming… twice!) He finally surprised her on a hike at the Ashokan Reservoir. So we went out there recently to re-visit the moment, with colors blazing.
P.S. See more images from their shoot on Facebook!
You are not going to believe this – we almost didn’t! Hillary Harvey Photography has been inducted into The Knot’s Best of Weddings Hall of Fame. It’s a brand new award from the Knot, with only 253 honorees across the country, not all of them photographers (they’re also venues and DJs and everything else). Hillary Harvey Photography is one of only 3 photographers inducted from the state of New York, and the only photographer from the Hudson Valley! OMG! The Knot is calling us the “best of the best in the wedding industry.” We’re a bit speechless.
There is no way that we could have achieved anything like this without all the amazing couples who invited us to document their beautiful wedding celebrations over these past 9 years, many of whom generously took the time afterwards to write really incredible reviews and provide such treasured feedback. Personally, I could not have done it without the tireless help of the whole team over the years – Ellie, Judi, Arielle, Emma, Lynda, Alex, Mike and especially Kathryn Lucia, who has been with me for 4 years both shooting and editing.
This honor means so much to me. Thank you, thank you, thank you all so much!