Monthly Archives: February 2012

Amanda + Jason | Apalachin Engagement Session in the Woods

This is the winter that barely happened.  I love love love photographing snowy engagement sessions.  But this year, the Binghamton area has barely had any snow.  So when Amanda & Jason let us know they were ready to plan their Engagement Session, it had just snowed so we thought we might have a little bit of snow…but mother nature had a different plan and our snow melted the next day.

So Amanda & Jason’s Engagement Session was on the most beautiful, warm February day we’ve had this year.  They were so much fun to photograph and I know their wedding is going to be a blast! 🙂


Fun Idea Friday: Indoor Engagement Session…

Congratulations!  Your Engaged and you want to have your Engagement Pictures taken, but you aren’t a fan of the weather outside.  While we are HUGE fans of Winter Engagement Sessions, we understand they aren’t for everyone.  There are lots of great ideas you can use for Indoor Engagement Sessions.

Location is very important when planning your Engagement Pictures.  One thing we always tell our couples, is to think about locations that are important to you.  It could be where you went on your first date, where he proposed, or just one of your favorite places.

Whitney & Kale are a perfect example of choosing a location that is special to you as a couple.  Kale proposed at a local movie theater, and got permission from the theater to let us come back and take their Engagement Pictures at the theater.


One of Rachel & Mike’s favorite places is Sheldrake Point Vineyards, so we went there for their Engagement Session.  One of the great perks of living in Upstate New York is all the amazing wineries that are nearby!

Amanda & DJ went with a 50’s theme Engagement Session at their house which was super fun.  They had great props that belonged to their Grandparents and we had a great time.

At the end of the session, Amanda & DJ changed into regular clothes to snap a few pictures of them relaxing around the house and hanging out with their dogs.

While it’s fun to have a themed Engagement Session, remember that the best part of the Engagement Session is to give you the chance to get used to being in front of our camera as a couple so that you will be very comfortable on your wedding day!  So whether or not you decide to go with a theme, or just hang out at home, there are lots of fun options for Indoor Engagement Sessions.

Wedding Decorations for Binghamton, NY Weddings

During your wedding planning, there are so many decisions to make about flowers, colors, dresses, tuxes etc.  One of the things that is sometimes overlooked is decorations for your reception.  There are so many options you can choose from as far as decorating your ballroom, but there are some simple things you can do to make your reception both beautiful for your wedding guests and look amazing in your photographs.

One of our favorite event decorators in the Binghamton Area is Stacey Webb with Webb Events & Decor.  She always does an amazing job and is wonderful to work with.  Ceiling Decorations and uplighting can add so much to the look of your ballroom, and look SOOOO fantastic in our pictures.

Take a look at some of our favorite decorations that Stacey has done at the Owego Treadway Inn.

This ceiling that Stacey decorated was for Rachel & Mike’s wedding at Traditions at the Glen.

Fun Idea Friday: Winter Engagement Pictures

I love, love, love snowy Winter Engagement Sessions.  There is something about the snow on the ground as a backdrop that is so beautiful and makes for some amazing Engagement Pictures.  One of our favorite things is when couples decide they want to have a theme for their Engagement Sessions.  There are so many fun things to choose from…

Alicia & Richard brought an antique toboggan and we had a lot of fun with them racing down the hill at Wolfe Park.

Hannah & Jon decided to make a fire and roast marshmallows.

Sometimes, even in Upstate New York, we don’t get any snow.  This winter has been one of the warmest winters we’ve had in a long time and for Ashley & Josh’s January Engagement Session you would think we would have tons of snow.  But not this year.  The grass was green and there was no snow in sight.  But even without snow, you can still have beautiful Winter Engagement Pictures.  The woods are always a beautiful spot to have your Engagement Pictures taken.  We got some amazing pictures of Ashley & Josh just walking around in the woods, and Josh knew the perfect spot with the most amazing tree.

So whether you want to go sledding, roast some marshmallows or just take a walk through the woods, remember that you can personalize your Engagement Session any way that you would like!