Michele and Sean / Settle Hill Tree Farm Wedding / Albany Wedding Photographer
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Friday, September 07, 2012
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Here's another long time coming blog!

Michele and I originally connected last August when she was first considering hiring us for her wedding day. Even before she booked us, she had referred us to another couple who also ended up booking us. I took that as a good sign. We always appreciate word of mouth referrals, but having her refer us before she had even met us - wow, what a compliment!!

Once we met Michele I knew the day was going to be great. She's an awesome gal and so sweet. She was planning a beach themed wedding, she told us, and I was super excited to see what she brought to the table on the day of the wedding. And wow, did she knock it out of the park. Everything looked amazing. 
We didn't meet Sean until the day of the wedding, but the first thing he did was give me a big old hug - it was great!  

We met up with these two at Settle Hill Tree Farm where they had both their ceremony and reception. It was a humid day, but beautiful! The sun was definitely giving us a hard time, but we made it work and came out with lots of great photos. So many great ones, in fact, that it was hard to choose favorites for this blog.

So let's get to it! When we caught up with Michele at Settle Hill, she'd already had her hair and makeup done by the very talented girls over at Lipstick N Lashes. And can I just say - she was glowing! Absolutely beautiful! Before she got dressed, we had a few minutes to catch some of the details. If you know us, you know we love shooting the details! Here's a few of our favorites.

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Settle Hill Tree Farm Wedding ,Albany Wedding Photographer, Michele and Sean, dress detail photos, wedding detail photos

Settle Hill Tree Farm Wedding ,Albany Wedding Photographer, Michele and Sean, wedding detail photos, wedding dress photos

LOVED the shoes. The photo in the center was all Ed's idea. I love how the dress is in the mirror. Awesome shot!
Settle Hill Tree Farm Wedding ,Albany Wedding Photographer, Michele and Sean, wedding shoe photos, wedding detail photos

Settle Hill Tree Farm Wedding ,Albany Wedding Photographer, Michele and Sean, wedding detail photos, wedding ring photos, wedding flower photos

What did I tell you, glowing, right? Michele looked gorgeous!
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Props to the beautiful ladies...
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And of course, the fells were looking pretty good too. :)
Settle Hill Tree Farm Wedding ,Albany Wedding Photographer, Michele and Sean, bridal party photo, groomsman photo


So on to the ceremony we go. Settle Hill Tree Farm has a beautiful spot for their ceremonies, and Michele had it decorated beautifully. 
Settle Hill Tree Farm Wedding ,Albany Wedding Photographer, Michele and Sean

Settle Hill Tree Farm Wedding ,Albany Wedding Photographer, Michele and Sean, union candles, mixing sand photos

Settle Hill Tree Farm Wedding ,Albany Wedding Photographer, Michele and Sean, wedding detail photos

Settle Hill Tree Farm Wedding ,Albany Wedding Photographer, Michele and Sean, wedding detail shots

Settle Hill Tree Farm Wedding ,Albany Wedding Photographer, Michele and Sean, wedding details, beach themem wedding, beach themed photos

These guys coming down the aisle were so cute!!
Settle Hill Tree Farm Wedding ,Albany Wedding Photographer, Michele and Sean, wedding procession

Settle Hill Tree Farm Wedding ,Albany Wedding Photographer, Michele and Sean, bride and father, father and bride photo

Michele and Sean have two kids (and a little bundle of joy on the way), so this was an extra special moment. Loved it.
Settle Hill Tree Farm Wedding ,Albany Wedding Photographer, Michele and Sean, mixing sands photo, ceremony photo, wedding ceremony photos

Settle Hill Tree Farm Wedding ,Albany Wedding Photographer, Michele and Sean, wedding ceremony photo, wedding photo, wedding ring photos

Married! LOVE the shot on the right when he touches her belly - seriously, so sweet!
Settle Hill Tree Farm Wedding ,Albany Wedding Photographer, Michele and Sean, first kiss photo, ceremony photos



Right after they walked down the aisle I got these guys into the field behind the ceremony site for a few shots. Love these two.
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A beautiful family photo...
Settle Hill Tree Farm Wedding ,Albany Wedding Photographer, Michele and Sean, Bride and groom family photo, family photo

And Michele still looking amazing...
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Love these next two. Especially the hand on the belly. I think it's great this little guy got to be a part of the day too!
Settle Hill Tree Farm Wedding ,Albany Wedding Photographer, Michele and Sean, bride and groom photo, bride and groom portrait

Once the sun started setting, we got these two out for some more photos, and easily some of my favorites. Especially this one...
Settle Hill Tree Farm Wedding ,Albany Wedding Photographer, Michele and Sean, bride and groom in field photo

Settle Hill Tree Farm Wedding ,Albany Wedding Photographer, Michele and Sean, bride and groom sunlit photo

And then one more visit down by the pond...
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I love the way Sean is looking at Michele here. So romantic. 
Settle Hill Tree Farm Wedding ,Albany Wedding Photographer, Michele and Sean, sunset photo, sunset portrait, bride and groom sunset

Settle Hill Tree Farm Wedding ,Albany Wedding Photographer, Michele and Sean, sunset photo, sunset portrait, bride and groom sunset

Love these next two... same shot, taken at slightly different angles. One by Ed and one by me. Both are beautiful photos in their own way!
Settle Hill Tree Farm Wedding ,Albany Wedding Photographer, Michele and Sean, sunset photo, sunset portrait, bride and groom sunset

Time to check out some of the amazing details of this reception!
Settle Hill Tree Farm Wedding ,Albany Wedding Photographer, Michele and Sean, reception detail photo, beach themed reception

Settle Hill Tree Farm Wedding ,Albany Wedding Photographer, Michele and Sean, reception detail photo, beach themed reception

Settle Hill Tree Farm Wedding ,Albany Wedding Photographer, Michele and Sean, reception detail photo, beach themed reception

LOVED their intro! DJ Claude Sawyer of LaBOOM Entertainment was on hand getting the party started! 
Settle Hill Tree Farm Wedding ,Albany Wedding Photographer, Michele and Sean, reception detail photo, beach themed reception, first dance photos

This guy was busy all night - he was having a blast. And made for some really great photos! 
Settle Hill Tree Farm Wedding ,Albany Wedding Photographer, Michele and Sean, kids at reception

Posting this next one just for fun. I ran into Michele's brother (the guy in the blue) the other weekend at another wedding and he told me he had a photo of me taking a photo of him. I wonder how many of these are out there. Haha!
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As the night was winding down, Michele and Sean were still out on the dance for having a great time. I love seeing stuff like this! 
bride groom dancing photo, Settle Hill Tree Farm Wedding ,Albany Wedding Photographer, Michele and Sean, reception detail photo, beach themed reception

I could really keep going on with this blog, but I think I'll save a few surprises for Michele and Sean to share on their own. I'll end with this beautiful shot of the sun setting that Ed caught. Love this.
Congrats again Michele and Sean!! We really enjoyed being part of your day!! Can't wait to meet the newest addition! :) xxoo
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