Kelly and Mark's Wedding at August Lodge / Cooperstown Wedding Photographer
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Friday, January 17, 2014
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2013 was a great wedding year for us. We had the good fortune of working with so many awesome couples, and Kelly and Mark were one of them! To say these two are so much fun would be an understatement.

Planning their wedding from a distance, I got to know Kelly pretty well via email. We finally had the chance to meet up over coffee on a snowy day in Cooperstown, and while we knew already these two were going to be a blast to work with, once we met them in person, we knew it was going to be an even more amazing day then we had originally thought! We couldn't wait to get this day started.

When Kelly and Mark's wedding arrived, there was the threat for some pretty heavy rain storms. While we dealt with a fairly windy day, Mother Nature was kind enough to hold off on the rain until we were already safe inside the reception. I will say it made for some pretty great night shots though! 

This past year we've also been shooting at a lot of new venues (or new to us, I should say), which I love! The August Lodge in Cooperstown is absolutely gorgeous, and I am looking forward to heading back there soon! 

Here's a few of the pro's that helped to make this day special:
Hair & Makeup: Jillian Salamone
Bridal Gown: Jeanette's Brides N' Botique
Men's Attire: 
Land's End
Bow Ties: Bows 'N Ties
Floral Arrangements: Maiurano & Son Greenhouse
Officiant: United Church of Christ, Paster Joseph Connolly
Ceremony & Reception Venue: August Lodge
Catering: Tuller's Catering and Party Service
Cake: Kelly Banks Cakes
Party Rentals: Morris Tent Rentals
Reception Music: DJ Cesar Rosado
Day of Wedding Coordinator: Jill Eddy
Videography: Mark DeCastrique

We'll start this blog like we always do, with some of our favorites from getting ready... And some details of the lodge. What a beautiful area!

A gift from Mark...

Meanwhile, with the boys...

Ceremony time!

This was a surprise to everyone. I loved it! :)

Photo time!

This area was my favorite spot ... we spent a bit of time here.

One last shot of the wedding party before heading into the reception!

Now there were a LOT of great moments during the reception... I'm going to share a few of my favorites, and leave the rest for Kelly and Mark to share with you all! 

I'm sure I could go on forever with this blog, but I'll end with these next two... You probably wouldn't believe me if I told it was a downpour while we shot these, would you? :)

Kelly and Mark: Congrats again! Thank you both so much for letting us share in your day, we had a blast! Let's do it again! :)
Kelly and Mark will have a full online gallery of their images available soon through the VIP section of our website.
And hey, while you're here, why not comment and leave some love for this amazing couple?!   


Tags: Weddings
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Jackie S - I am so jealous... Yes, of the Bride & Groom who rocked in every shot. And of your work. You have to take pictures of my wedding... You are so good (you must be a genius). You've captured the entire atmosphere in these photos (and I felt as if I was a part of the wedding).
Diane Natale - Absolutely beautiful!. I knew Kelly when she and my oldest daughter, Melinda were friends in elementary school and she lived down the street from us. Her wedding pictures are just lovely and from the look of them, everyone had a wonderful, fun time, even if it was raining. You did a wonderful job of capturing the couple and their families and friends. Best of luck Kelly and Mark...I sure hope Syracuse keeps, diane