My 2012 New Year’s Eve wedding featured one of the best First Looks I’ve ever photographed. It may or may not have included a snowball … OK, it did.
And Amanda has one of the best arms I’ve seen. Watch out, Eric!
Amanda and Eric got married at Pat’s Barn in Troy, N.Y. I started the day with Eric, as he got ready, at the Holiday Inn Express in Rensselaer:
And then I headed to Pat’s Barn to hang with the ladies as they got ready for the ceremony. I love love love when I’m able to document goofiness!:
Here’s Amanda (the bride-to-be) getting the final touches done on her makeup:
I love this photo of Amanda’s mom Sylvia slipping a necklace onto Amanda:
Amanda and Eric opted to a First Look, seeing each other before the ceremony (this allowed them to make most of their portraits while there was still a touch of daylight, and it also allowed them to enjoy their cocktail hour with their guests). As Amanda prepared to greet Eric, she also packed a snowball:
(Photo above and below by my assistant, Alan. I love that you can see bridesmaids watching in the second floor window.)
It was then portrait time! (Flowers by Ambiance Florals & Events):
It was chilly out, but the couple didn’t let that stop them. They simply huddled for warmth when they needed to:
Here’s a look at the entire bridal party:
And here are ring bearer Brogan and junior bridesmaid Sailor trying to keep the couple from kissing:
Finally, it was time for Amanda and Eric to get married (thank you to wedding planner Krystal of Kris Royal Weddings for her help throughout the day):
(Photo above by my assistant, Alan.)
We made the family photos right after the ceremony:
And then everyone prepared to party. Doesn’t Pat’s Barn look awesome? (catering by Nicole’s Catering):
And I am completely digging this first dance photo:
The following picture makes me laugh. Doesn’t it look like this little lady is ordering an adult beverage?
Amanda and Eric did a joint parent dance (Conway Entertainment provided the music all evening:
We also made a photo of the newlyweds with everyone who was at the wedding:
I often steal my couples for a few minutes late in the evening, to make a few low-light portraits. I’m so glad I did this with Amanda and Eric:
And, before we knew it, it was midnight! Congratulations, Amanda and Eric! I wish you a lifetime of happiness together!