I photographed this gay wedding in the Hudson Valley last year, and I wanted to share it with you all as wedding season is coming upon us. No, this certainly doesn’t look like your usual wedding! Like many of the gay weddings that I’ll be photographing this year, the couple has been together for a long time, and getting married was not an option in NYS until last year. Lauree and Sarah’s wedding was as natural and beautiful as could possibly be. Lauree is a photographer herself, and knew that my photojournalistic style of shooting would make for at-ease, natural pictures that show their love in a totally authentic, real way. I love to capture what’s really going on in the moment, and to show the spirit and emotion of the day. It was very moving to be in that beautiful place above Lake Minnewaska, which is such a meaningful place to this couple, to see mother nature do her thing, and to witness the deep love between Sarah and Lauree. What an honor, to be able to document all that!
We knew that rain was a possibility, but our check of the weather made it sound like we’d be fine til after the ceremony. Sure enough, soon as we got out there to the cliff above Lake Minnewaska, it poured like crazy. Luckily, Lauree’s mom had a big umbrella. It made for a most memorable time, and a few fabulous images!