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Wintery Surprise Proposal | Albany, NY Photographer

When Sean contacted me and asked if I’d come and be a fly on the wall at his surprise proposal to Stacy - I was all in! I mean, what an opportunity! He had it all planned out. I met up with his soon to be father in law to show me where to hang out and get get the best vantage point, without looking too paparazzi-ish. After a short ATV ride in the snow down to the frozen bank of the lake and a couple reassuring stomps on the lake to make sure it was actually frozen - I was ready.

I could hear the crunching of the snow and knew the soon to be engaged couple were on their way. Standing smack dab alone on the ice, with not another human around, I was totally aware I stuck out like a sore thumb. So I did my best of kicking snow and doing my best rendition of a nature lover, taking in the gorgeous day, so Stacy wouldn’t suspect anything. Once I saw him pop down on his knee it was lights, camera, action and I shot away. It was so sweet.

She said yes! They had bubbly, laughs and kisses. He had their parents waiting for them back at the lake house as a surprise so they could all celebrate. I’d say Sean did an amazing job!

Congrats :)

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Chris + Sue NYE Wedding | Saratoga Springs, NY Photographer

When Sue and Chris reached out to me about photographing their NYE wedding I was ecstatic! They are the nicest couple ever and Sue and I have the same love of black and white.

It was a NYE wedding with all the touches! Gold, sequins, NYE hats, noice makers, great food, love and even a visit from Dacks - the couples adorable doggie. Sue and Chris live right on Saratoga Lake so it was the perfect place to have their ceremony, at St. Isaac Jogues Chapel, and then portraits by the almost frozen lake. It was chilly but soooo worth it….it was a winter wonderland.

The second part of the day took part at one of my favorite venues - Saratoga Lake Golf Club. It is a new clubhouse…literally new….like this is the first celebration there ever! They did an amazing job with the decor of this venue - think high ceiling, open floor plan with a modern Adirondack feel. Sue and Chris did an amazing job decorating the venue. I actually stopped in the day before to get the lay of the land and Sue was there with her girl gang decking it out. Such care and thought went into the day… and with a group of friends and family like that, there was no way it wasn’t going to be amazing. The colors were all in gold, black and white with touches of greenery and white faux antlers. It was breathtaking.

The night was full of multiple food spreads, Sue changing from one chic gown to the other, different hair do’s by the one and only Cheri at Sanctuary Salon. So many friends and families celebrating Sue and Chris and the new year! I wouldn’t want to spend my NYE another way!

Here’s a sneak peak of what I captured from this amazing celebration.

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Vendors

main photographer - Dori Fitzpatrick Photography

second photogarpher - Amber Johns

hair - Sanctuary Salon

makeup - Dona Camaj @organicallydona

venue - Saratoga Lake and Golf Club

wedding dress - Davids Bridal

bridal shoes - gold Pippa platforms Michael Kors

flowers - Price Chopper Florals

band - Accents Band