Cara and Jeremy were High School Sweethearts and tied the knot this past weekend at the historic and quaint Fontainebleau Inn in the Finger Lakes region of NY. It was a beautiful and crisp Fall day, with the threat of rain right at their ceremony time. The wedding was moved under the tent to be safe, however we still had a beautiful view.
There are a lot of neat parts to being a wedding photographer… one is being the fly on the wall for very intimate moments like handing the Groom a card from his Bride and documenting his reaction. Then being handed his card for her and then delivering and documenting.
My favorite part of the day is when I can get the couple alone for a few minutes before they hit the reception. The goal is to get them relaxed, even for just a few minutes, so they can bask in the just-married-glow. Luckily, we were able to do this twice! Once on the wedding day and then also the very next morning, at the very crack of dawn.
We woke up Sunday to a light rain, and as my head on the pillow was secretly hoping our little photo shoot was rained out, Cara said she was game either way! Luckily, coffee was waiting for us downstairs and the rain started to part. We headed down to the dock and captured the best images of the weekend as well as exactly what I had in mind all along. When we returned up to the Inn, breakfast was our reward.
Cara found me last year when I participated in the Heron Hill Bridal Show. She saw me in the list of vendors and called to book her date before the show so that no one else could have me! Immediately upon Skyping with her I knew we were the perfect fit for each other. I was moved to hear that so many people in their family have been High School Sweethearts, including her parents.
The wedding day went really smoothly, as everyone was staying at the Inn. Though I had to get them moving a little since it was such a relaxing environment.
There are a lot of little stories I could tell about the people I met and the details (like the pies!), however I’ll just share them visually. When I left, I felt like family and yet again am sad that my Bride and Groom live far away. Cara & Jeremy, thank you for inviting me into your love and your life! It was a true joy being your documentarian for the weekend.
Fall Fontainebleau Inn wedding photos