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Wedding at Springside Inn, Auburn, NY ♥ Stefanie + Andrew

Stefanie and Andrew’s wedding day and reception at the Springside Inn in Auburn, was magical, to say the least! So much planning and attention to details went into making their day unique and unforgettable, and we definitely think they pulled it off! You might remember their engagement session back in frigid winter months, where they brought along their fur-babies, Severus and Molly. Colleen started off with all the ladies at Miracles Hair Studio, where they were primped and polished. The bride’s brother, John, made a quick appearance to pilfer some of the wedding day breakfast. We can’t blame him, Panera is always a good start to any day! Greg met up with Andrew and his gentlemen, where a little dressing, and a little gaming got them ready for the day. Stefanie and her girls returned to the Craftsman Inn to get gussied up, and while the bride shared some kisses with her dad, Andrew shared some kisses with Severus. Andrew needed a little help from his groomsmen to keep from running off on cold feet, but with a little persuasion he was ready for his bride. A beautiful Catholic mass was performed by Reverend Peter Reddick, followed by family portraits at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Syracuse. We then took a drive to Skaneateles for some photographs on the lake pier at Clift Park, and some heartfelt portraits with the Fall Festival Scarecrow. A quick stop at the nearby Emerson Park followed, for some “seriously” fun bridal party photographs. Then it was time to get celebrating at the newly renovated…

Engagement Session in Skaneateles, NY ♥ Nikki + Kevin

Our epic weekend concluded with an engagement session for Nikki & Kevin, at Nine Mile Creek, and Skaneateles Lake, with their sassy Golden Retriever, Arya! Nikki and Kevin are the proud parents of such a beautiful fur-kid, so when they asked to include her in their engagement session, there was absolutely no doubt that she SHOULD be there! As proud pet-owners ourselves, we know how much pets seem more like family than they do just an animal to take care of. When we saw Nikki and Kevin interacting with Arya, we knew she was more like their baby, then she was “just a dog”. Ironically, Kevin casually mentioned that he would like a portrait of just Arya, “since the family loved her more than they did him”! We don’t know about that, but we do know that Arya was very photogenic, and had zero qualms about being in a portrait all by herself. We started their session at the peaceful Nine Mile Creek, where the natural, woodsy backdrop provided a great spot for some portraits, and later a fantastic opportunity for Arya to get her paws wet! After a dip in the creek, we said “goodbye” to our new four-legged friend, and headed off to Skaneateles Lake for some pictures of “Mom and Dad” alone. When we arrived, we started out at Shotwell Memorial Park, and got some photographs with the resident ducks, and by the water fountain. As the sun began to set, we took a short walk over to the pier that overlooks the crystal clear Skaneateles Lake.…

Engagement Session in Skaneateles, NY ♥ Erin + Vinny

We’re very happy to introduce Erin and Vinny, and their fantastic engagement session in the Village of Skaneateles, to you! It’s one of Central New York’s most beautiful villages to see, and to spend an evening! We can’t say enough about what a gorgeous autumn day it was, with the golden sunshine, pretty blue skies riddled with fluffy clouds, followed by a perfect sunset! We started the session right in the village, in front of St. James Episcopal Church, and then lazily wandered across town, stopping at several spots along the way, capturing some sweet images of an even sweeter couple! As we approached the pier at Clift Park, we were joyfully joined by “Wylie”, Erin and Vinny’s Boston Terrier – ready for his close-ups, wearing his bow tie! After a couple of head shots, and a handful of treats, Wylie let the couple wander off to the Skaneateles Lake Pier for some romantic photos by the water. Mother Nature kindly lent us a breathtaking backdrop for the their photos, as we wrapped up their session! Thank you so much Erin, Vinny, and Wylie, for coming out to play with us on such a great day! We really enjoyed spending the evening with you guys, and anxiously look forward to your wedding next year, at one of our favorite places – The LakeWatch Inn! Le gach dea-ghuí, (With all good wishes) Colleen & Greg…
JoAnn McKinneyOctober 20, 2014 - 9:53 pm

So Beautiful !

Norm WilberOctober 20, 2014 - 10:48 pm

The pictures are all beautiful, but the one with Wylie with his eyes looking to the side reminded us of years ago, ARE YOU TAKING ME A PICTURE!!

Ellen Bivona NiemczykOctober 21, 2014 - 1:33 am

Beautiful pictures.

Nancie Niemczyk MoranOctober 21, 2014 - 1:40 am

stunning photos!!! Love them all!!!! <3 <3 All our best wishes! XOXO

Vincent VitkovichOctober 21, 2014 - 2:13 am

My Name is Vinny and my beautiful daughters name is Erin, so I Like it.

Mary Grace Panzarella LopezOctober 21, 2014 - 3:40 am

Beautiful. The babies are getting older! Remember!

Thomas FerraroOctober 21, 2014 - 9:16 pm

Absolutely beautiful pictures. So looking forward to your wedding and sharing your very special day with you. Enjoy every moment.

Karen Occhipinti FerraroOctober 21, 2014 - 9:24 pm

Ditto with Thomas Ferraro’s comment.

Wedding at The LakeWatch Inn, Ithaca, NY ♥ Erin + Vinny » Solas Studios PhotographyJune 10, 2015 - 4:15 pm

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Engagement Session at Anyela’s Vineyard in Skaneateles ♥ Emily + Jason

Meeting up for an E-session in winter… what would you expect here in Central New York? Snow? Yeah, forget it! Now once Spring officially hits however…. that’s another blog post! When we booked our session with Emily and Jason, we were prepared for snow. Gently put, Mother Nature has been very kind to us over the years, but when we would like a little snow to make pretty photos, we tend to fall a little bit on the short end of the stick. However, even the lack of snow didn’t get these two love birds down. We started off our afternoon together at Anyela’s Vineyards in Skaneateles. When we arrived, Emily and Jason had the place to themselves, and were warming up by the beautiful fireplace with some wine. Nothing like a little something to relax yourself for a photo session! After a few photos inside, we ventured outside the building to the patio down by the wine cellar. A sweet place for photos, for sure! After grabbing a bottle of wine for us to take home (which was mighty tasty Riesling we might add), we headed back into the village to meet up with their four-legged pal, Grady! I don’t know if he was happier to be reunited with his parents, or to have his picture taken. Either way, he was a fantastic subject while we took some photos in Clift Park and around the village of Skaneateles. We wrapped up our afternoon with a few shots at Thayer Park, near the garden donated in honor of Emily’s grandmother,…
Wedding at Chanetelle Marie Lakehouse and Skaneateles Country Club ♥ Emily + Jason » Solas StudiosJuly 21, 2013 - 5:28 pm

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Katie + Chris = Married | Sneak Peak | Wedding Photography in Skaneateles, NY

Just a few Sneak Peeks for the friends and family of Chris and Katie Cormier to see, as we begin the editing process! We hope you enjoy seeing some highlights of their beautiful day, and can’t wait to show you more soon! Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Cormier!…