In the heat of summer, we sat on the back porch sipping iced tea, going over the details of their wedding – it was the first and only time we met Jesseca and Justin face to face before the big day. They laid out the timeline for the day, made their expectations clear, and told us when and where to be. Their quiet, calm demeanor in this first meeting did not prepare us for what was in store – Jesseca, Justin, their families, and their friends are the kind of people that know how to have a good time. From the moment we showed up at the hotel to shoot the girls getting ready, ’til the moment the last song ended, it was pure fun.
Both the ceremony and reception were at Dutchess Manor in Beacon, NY. It was an outdoor ceremony overlooking the Hudson River and the weather was beautiful. We all headed inside after the formals and bridal portraits, and watched the sunset over the river as Jesseca, Justin, and their guests partied the night away. The two DJs from Dance Time DJ really got into the party and kept the music pumping until the very end. The number of awesome dance shots we captured is a testament to how much fun they all had.
The dress and floral arrangements were beautiful…
… and so was the bride.
There’s no substitute for capturing true happiness in a photograph.
Bride and bridesmaids.
Jesseca with Mom and Dad – they all have wonderful eyes.
I love this shot of Jesseca’s mom getting her camera ready in anticipation of Jesseca and her dad walking down the aisle.
The flower petals in the aisle were a nice touch – much more practical for an outdoor wedding than a standard runner.
Eddy came up with the idea to do a 1900’s style wedding pose, so we edited it in a style that was consistent.
Justin looking good.
Jesseca and Justin’s first dance.
I captured this shot of the father/daughter dance as the warm sun was setting over the west bank of the river.
I wasn’t kidding when I said they partied the night away. When people are having fun, it makes our job so much easier.
Jesseca and Justin, it was a pleasure to photograph your wedding. We hope you enjoy the photos, and thank you for letting us be such a big part of your day and making us feel like part of the family.
— Nick & Eddy