Janell & James – Ventosa Vineyards
Jen & Matt – Engagement Session
Last October I sat with Jen & Matt for the first time and heard some of the details of their upcoming wedding on 10/1/2016, I was immediately excited for this Adirondack fall wedding. Their wedding weekend is a what I imagine for my own and I wish I only knew then of this amazing place called Forest Lake Camp. This amazing place has 823 acre property, 25 acre lake, 20 miles of private hiking and biking trails. How exciting does that sound for a wedding weekend get away with your closest family and friends.
Jen & Matt, I am so excited and honored to be part of your wedding day and I can’t wait for October 1st to be here!
August and September has gone by so fast, and as usual, I feel like my blogging has also dropped because of a very busy few months. This engagement session fell on the first weekend in August and it was an amazing weekend of many firsts for me. It was my first time having a wedding out in the Finger Lakes Region at Ventosa Vineyard (blog soon to come also) and it was also my first time in Utica for a fun engagement photo session.
I had a few hours to myself beforemeeting with Nicole & Dan, so I had to find a fun way to burn a few hours. I googled “What to do in Utica” and got a lot of great hits but the number one activity was all about beer so I had to jump on that. I decided to take a tour of the second oldest brewery in the country. I highly recommend that if you stop in Utica, spend the $5 for the tour of the old Utica Club Brewery (now Saranac Brewery).
After a few beers, I then spent the next few hours with Nicole and Dan walking around downtown Utica and we found some pretty amazing spots for exciting engagement photos. Our first stop was at Union Station which is now 100 years old, and as you can see in the photos, it’s also an amazing work of art. After that we found this amazing mural that had some unique textures at colors.