Josh and Amanda's Wedding / The Lodge at Echo Lake / Lake George Wedding Photographer
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Monday, June 16, 2014
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I am really excited to be sharing with you Josh and Amanda's wedding blog! Their day was amazing and so are they!

I knew Amanda back in my Jr. High and High school years and her dad was coaching wrestling! She is about 10 years younger than me, but we were buddies at wrestling matches and she was such a sweetheart! When she contacted me about her wedding I could see nothing had changed - still as sweet as ever! And once we met Josh, it was easy to see they were a perfect pair. I was so honored that they asked us to photograph their special day!

It was our first time up at the Lodge on Echo Lake, and I was excited to get up there and shoot. What a beautiful place for photos! Make sure you stick around until the end of this blog, we've got some special shots down there (and don't scroll down now!). :)

Here's a few of the pro's that helped to make this day special:
Hair and Makeup: Beauty to Go By Nicole
Bridal Gown: David's Bridal
Men's Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Floral Arrangements: Binley's Florist
Officiant: Alice Khars
Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Lodge on Echo Lake
Reception Music: Capital Disc Jockeys

So let's get to this blog! We met up with Amanda and her ladies while they were getting their finishing touches by the women of Beauty To Go.
Here are some of our favorite details from the day:
photo of a beautiful vintage wedding veil, wedding dress photo

unique wedding shoes, wedding rings

wedding rings, wedding jewelry

unique purple wedding shoes

spring lilies for a bridal boquet

crazy unique purple wedding shoes

Already looking gorgeous!
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lake george weddings, jessica painter photography

black and white photo of bride looking at her dress

Time to get dressed!
unique angle of bride getting dressed

The ladies were having a little fun in the background... :)
bride getting dressed with bridesmaids being silly

lake george weddings, jessica painter photography

Some help from mom...
black and white photo of mom helping bride with veil

black and white photo of mom adoring the bride

And then Dad stopped by to see how beautiful Amanda was looking!
photo of bride and father first look

Then we were off to Echo Lake for some photos before the ceremony. Amanda looked so gorgeous!
photo of a bride in the adirondacks

photo of a bride in the adirondacks

Of course, so did the ladies! 
cute summer photo of bride and her bridesmaids

Then this handsome group of guys showed up!
fun photos of groom and his groomsmen

And we were off to get married!
unique black and white photo of groomsmen heading to ceremony

lake george weddings, jessica painter photography

lake george weddings, jessica painter photography

lake george weddings, jessica painter photography

cute photo of flower girl coming down the aisle

photo of bride coming down the aisle with her father

groom seeing bride for the first time

photo of bride and groom during ceremony

A carrot from Josh during their vows. :)
funny ceremony photo

:)groom being silly during ceremony photo

It's official; congrats you two! 
photo of the first kiss as husband and wife

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lake george weddings, jessica painter photography

bridal party photo with lake view

Some bridal portraits... Loved this spot!
These two were so easy to photograph; thanks for making our job so easy! :)
cute bride and groom photo

photo of groom kissing bride on shoulder

candid laughing bride and groom photo

candid laughing bride and groom photo

romantic bride and groom kissing photo

romantic bride and groom kissing photo

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romantic adirondack bride and groom photo

romantic bride and groom photo

romantic bride and groom photo with lake view

We hit the beach for a few more before heading to the celebration...
bride and groom walking to beach

lake george weddings, jessica painter photography

lake george weddings, jessica painter photography

photo of bride and groom twirling on beach

candid photo of bride and groom on beach

photo of groom dipping bride on the beach

lake george weddings, jessica painter photography

photo of unique reception details

photo of unique reception details

lake george weddings, jessica painter photography

lake george weddings, jessica painter photography

lake george weddings, jessica painter photography

wedding cake

photo of bride and groom kissing at reception

black and white photo of bride and groom's first dance

Love this one...
photo of bride and groom's first dance

Some great parent dance moments...
photo of bride dancing with her father

photo of groom dancing with his mother

Then I caught this moment outside... This is Amanda's uncle Mark and his daughter. It happened to be his birthday so his daughter presented him with some pie and a candle on top!
Fun fact about Mark - I graduated with him AND he married his high school sweetheart! Great to see you both at the wedding!
lake george weddings, jessica painter photography

These two were tearing up the dance floor throughout the night! So adorable!
cute photo of kids dancing at wedding reception

cute wedding reception photo

I think it's safe to say Josh was having a good time. :) 
funny garter reception photo

fun reception photo

So did I mention yet that Josh surprised Amanda with fireworks? So awesome!! LOVE these shots!
Thank you two for indulging us and allowing us to capture these images!
fireworks at a wedding, unique wedding fireworks shot

Oh yeah, and then they left through an arch of sparklers! LOVED it!
Congrats again Amanda and Josh! Thank you both so much for trusting us to capture all your special moments!
photo of sparklers exit at a wedding

Josh and Amanda will have a full gallery of their images available through the VIP section of our website soon. 

 

Please feel free to post a comment and leave some love for this couple!

Thanks for visiting our blog! 

Tags: Weddings
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6 Comments
Alice Kahrs - These are beautiful! You captured the spirit of the day beautifully! Cheers to the LaDukes!
Emily Stein , Owner The Lodge on Echo Lake - Stunning photos! Thanks for sharing Jessica! We hope you come back soon!
Pam - These are absolutely beautiful!
amanda - Amazing!!! Can't wait for the rest!
Judy Sheldon - Oops sorry Jessica did a fabulous job not Jennifer.
Judy Sheldon - Jennifer, These are some amazing and awesome photos. Great job can't wait to see them all....