JULIANNE & SHAWN | WEDDING AT CHENANGO VALLEY STATE PARK | UPSTATE NEW YORK WEDDING | NJ BASED WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
Let me begin by saying, I LOVE MY JOB.
I get to meet AMAZING COUPLES with amazing SOULS IN LOVE like Julianne and Shawn.
These two love birds got married in the beautiful forest at Chenango Valley State Park up by Binghamton, New York! Before you ask, you may be thinking but aren’t you a NEW JERSEY BASED WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?
The answer is yes, I may be based in Southern New Jersey, but I travel ALL over for weddings!
Now back to this dreamy love story of Julianne and Shawn.
The morning of their wedding was down pouring. They say its good luck to be married when it rains. I arrived at their beautiful log cabin nestled in the deep forest and greeted Julianne’s beautiful and sweet bridal party. After bridal prep, they had planned to do a first look in the forest. Just after bridal prep, the dark clouds passed, and then it completely stopped, RIGHT IN TIME FOR THIER FIRST LOOK. It was magical and so perfect.
I love first looks. I always recommend it to each couple, and these two were down for the idea. Its really magical because you can select any beautiful spot, and capture their first look of them fully dressed and ready for the day. It also allowed us to get some AMAZING portraits during this time.
After the first look, their ceremony was beautiful. Surrounded by their closest family and friends, they said I DO with a beautiful hand sewn dream catcher wall behind them. Julianne’s in laws were up to midnight the night before doing their table set up and florist arrangements. Their decor reminded me something out of a FAIRY TALE of a wedding. Each long table was covered in the most beautiful greenery and had candles and vintage medicinal bottles carefully placed. It was BEAUTIFUL. They spent the night dancing and enjoying celebrations with their loved ones.
Thank you SO much for letting me capture your beautiful wedding day and love story, Julianne and Shawn! It was a beautiful and magical day for sure!