Casey and Dan’s wedding had a fantastic location: Lake George, NY. Their destination allowed us to come up the day before to shoot at the rehearsal dinner, which let us get to know the couple better. They all got their beauty sleep so that the next day the girls could get ready in a smaller house next to The Sagamore resort, called The Castle. It was very vintage and Downton Abbey-esque.
This couple was so sweet and genuine that their first look suited them. Casey didn’t want a staged first look, but instead went out on the balcony overlooking the water and mountains to wait for Dan. It was understated but beautiful as I could see they just wanted to be together with nothing else in the way.
We took photos out on the dock and the blue in the sky was dark from rain but gave me one of my favorite shots of Casey and Dan. While we were out there a boat went past and people cheered and hollered their congratulations, which was fun. I still somehow managed to get a whole group shot of the guests and couple before the rain started. The reception was classic, under a huge white tent with lots of lights and cream colored peonies.
Congratulations, you guys. It was wonderful being at Lake George with you, and it was a privilege to document your special day.