Cassandra and George's Wedding / Saratoga Wedding Photographer
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Wednesday, November 07, 2012
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I've been really excited about sharing this blog for a while - actually well before the wedding day even arrived!

When Cassandra first reached out to me last year about her wedding, I was thrilled to hear from her. Her mother was my high school field hockey and track coach and not only is she an amazing woman, but she had a pretty big impact on my life throughout my high school years. I am sure that there are a lot of other people who would say the same thing about Mrs. A. I had a lot of great experiences playing field hockey, made some amazing friends and learned so much!! 
So needless to say, being a part of this amazing day was extra special for me.

When I first met Cassie, I thought, wow, what a sweetheart!! Just so genuine and real. I love people like that. She was so easy to talk to and even easier to get along with. I knew it was going to be an amazing day. Cassandra had her wedding and reception on her family's farm in Shushan, NY, just a hop, skip and a jump from Salem, where I grew up and where my parents still live. Cassandra and I chatted about wedding details throughout her planning process and as the plans began to come together I was even more excited to get there and start shooting!! Heading back to my home turf was really cool too!

Cassandra told me that one thing that was really important to her was doing some photos on top of this hill that had an amazing view of the area. So this past spring, once the snow melted, Ed and I headed back to my hometown to visit Cassandra, George and this beautiful hill. Wow, breathtaking! Wait until you see the photos from this spot - they are off the hook!! While we were up on the hill Cassie and George pointed out the spot where their house was being built - it was almost exactly the same view - beautiful sunsets every night, wow!!

When the wedding day finally arrived, Cassandra and George had decorated their home so beautifully. The grounds of the farm were gorgeous, the flowers were amazing and the bride and groom - well, what can I say, nothing less than stunning!! The flowers came from the amazingly talented Meg Southerland of Gardenworks. Her work is just beautiful. Ed and I also had the pleasure of working with our good friend Chris Wright of Discovery DJs of New York. We always love working with Chris. And hey, Chris, you wouldn't believe the compliments I was receiving about you throughout the night. Amazing job my friend (and thanks for playing my favorite song!)!!

OK, so let's get to the photos. I know you've been waiting for them. :) When you're done, make sure you comment and leave some love for this wonderful couple.

Check out these flowers - beautiful!
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Gorgeous flowers!
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Cassie has such a beautiful smile (and laugh!!).
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Time to get married!!
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Even a frog showed up. I am guessing there were others too. Love this. :)
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Lots of laughing during the ceremony. I loved it!
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Officially h&w!! Congrats you two!!
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Portrait time! What did I tell you, amazing smile, right?
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Love this next series. I think it should be in the next issue of GQ.
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These next three are lots of fun.
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Time to head to the top of the mountain. You are going to love these. I know I do!! If you didn't notice it earlier, check out George's eyes. Stunner!!!!!
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These next two are easily some of my favorites from this season. What an amazing sky!!
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Time for a few receptiond details. Loved how Cassandra and George had things set up! Beautiful stuff!
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I could keep going with this blog, but I'll save the rest for Cassandra and George to share. I'll leave you with these few from their first dance. Don't forget to post a comment and leave some love for the happy couple. I'm sure they'd love to read your well wishes.

Cassandra and George - Congrats again - on your amazing wedding day and on your new home! I hope you're enjoying it!! Thank you so much for trusting us to capture your beautiful day. We had a blast!!! xxxooo
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6 Comments
Meg Adams - These photos are gorgeous and do the beautiful, fun loving couple justice. Great work Ed and Jess (Jess you definitely have found your calling). Cassie and George-so beautiful!
Ruth McLenithan McCuin - Cassie, These pictures are amazing! Your Grandma Joyce would have loved all of those flowers. Your were a beautiful bride. Best to you and George!!

Ruth and Ashley
Amanda Henson - Amazing amazing pictures y'all! Really left me speechless :-) miss you too and couldn't be happier! You really had an unbelievable photographer! Congrats again and sending my blessings!

Love always,
Amanda
ME Oloughlin - Jessica Painter - AHmazing!
Crystal McMorris - Jess & Ed once again you're work is stunning!

Cassie & George your wedding day looked absolutely stunning. I'm sorry that Alec & I couldn't be there. Your house is beautiful! I hope you have many many years of blessed happiness :-)

Crystal & Alec McMorrris
sandy - What an amazing group of pictures. I had tears in my eyes remembering the entire month of July all over again!!!!