Glen Falls House Wedding | Catskill Trash The Dress Wedding Portraits
I always work with my couple's on their Wedding-Day-Of-Timeline. Let's face it, they've never done this before and how should they know how much time I need for certain parts of the day, right? I talk with every couple about the Pro's and Con's of doing a First Look but I NEVER push them into it. So Laurena and Mark decided to see each other for the first time as she came down the aisle. And it was beautiful and emotional.
Fast forward to Cocktail Hour where we quickly photographed their large wedding party (like 20 people large!) and then their amazing Family and when all was said and done I had 6 minutes to photograph them as a married couple. And then that 6 minutes turned into 3 minutes when the wedding planner came and grabbed them to line up for Introductions. And my heart was broken. All this time and work for them to have 3 minutes of Bride and Groom Portraits. And the reality of it, is that this is common.
THIS is why the First Look exists. So we can knock out Wedding Party and Family pictures before the ceremony and in return, the Bride and Groom have as much time as they want for portraits.
A couple weeks after the wedding I got an email from Laurena. She said, "Sam, you were right. We had NO time. So what do we do now?"
Well I'll tell you what we did. They put on their dress and suit again and we went to my favorite new Catskill Wedding Venue in Rountop called The Glen Falls House. We went to waterfalls, we danced in the magical forest, we drank beers and told jokes and laughed. We laughed a lot. And we made some gorgeous portraits. As a married couple. Just on a different day. And we all loved it. I hope you love it too.
Here is Laurena + Mark's Trash The Dress Session/Makeup Wedding Portrait Session. Enjoy!
HUGE thank you to the kind folks at Glen Falls House for showing me so much love. Get ready for BIG things happening there over the next year. And a warm hug to one of past Bride's, Doria, who is a talented makeup artist for glamming up Laurena for our shoot!
xo sam june*