“You had me at Hurd!” This is what I said in my first email to Ellen when she contacted me about being her documentary wedding photographer…. Ellen had been searching the internet for barn wedding locations and stumbled upon my many blog posts about my absolute favorite place to work… Hurd Orchards in Holley, NY.
I had to wait patiently for her and Pete to visit this fruit farm for a tasting, but I knew once they tried the food that they would be done looking for their rustic wedding venue. Lucky for me, Ellen and Pete were sold and then sold on me.
As for the wedding day, what can I say? POURING down rain all day Friday (and all Spring), but we wake up to sun shining! Then, as I’m doing yoga, Ellen calls from Gallery Salon & Spa to say that she and the girls would be finished EARLY. Um, what? That has never happened in the 10 years that I’ve been a wedding photographer. The girls are never even finished on time, much less early! This is all due to my own hair stylist, Andrea DiProjetto!
The girls all looked beautiful, with simple and classic makeup/hair and so we were off… to where? We actually weren’t due to Hurd Orchards for a few more hours! I went back home to meet up with my additional photographer for the day, Mr. Patrick Luke, and we took the little drive out to Holley.
Well, the wedding day went swimmingly and everyone was on time all day. Really, it was shocking. And refreshing!
Sue, Amy and staff from Hurd Orchards put on another amazing rustic barn wedding, with gorgeous vintage decor, freshly cut flowers and an interesting and new ceremony setup. The food was to die for, as usual and the sunset was a blessing, especially after the rainy week.
Pete and Ellen, thank you SO much for inviting me into your lives and hiring me as your wedding photographer. Pat and I thoroughly enjoyed your wedding and your families and we felt completely comfortable to reach for the stars, visually. You two are the nicest, calmest and most elegant couple I’ve worked with in a while. It has been an honor.
Congratulations on your wedding at Hurd Orchards!