A Wedding

Remember how I shot that wedding and then all hell broke loose in my life? Well let’s change the subject for a moment to photos of that pretty wedding. I shot ten bajillion photos and had to narrow it down to roughly 200 and then SOMEHOW only share less than 30 with you here, the hardest thing ever. I also shot with a digital camera and three film cameras, so lots of shots had different looks, making narrowing down even tougher.

Anyway! This is the beautiful wedding of Lesley and Galen, held in upstate New York at Liberty View Farm. Despite the hurricane trying to ruin their fun with some bad ass flooding and mud, fun was had and sunshine shone. Lesley’s amazing dress was designed by Leanne Marshall of Project Runway fame from parts of Lesley’s mother’s wedding dress (!) and her shoes were Kate Spade, since those are Important Details inquiring minds will beg to know. Photographing a big wedding is crazy hard work and I commend those of you who do it full time.

Onward. Photo dump, I apologize.

getting ready
getting ready
first look

goat, chillin'
father daughter dance
first dance
reception table
party down


  1. says

    Gorgeous photos, Kate! Lesley’s dress is amazing, so sweet that she incorporated her mother’s dress into her own.
    Best photo dump.

  2. Monica says

    Beautiful pictures!! I loved them. I live in Spain. Do you want to come to photograph my wedding? I would be great!

    The best for you, Kate

  3. Bernadette says

    The photos are beautiful! My photographer got drunk at my wedding 25 years ago so I do not have any! I truly hope my daughters will be able to have treasures this wonderful to look at when they celebrate their own 25 years of marriage! Hang in there, so many people are sending good vibes your way!

  4. says

    Kate, this are stunning..you have such a great eye and are a talented talented lady. I can’t tell you how sorry I was when I read your post before, my thoughts are with you guys!!!!

  5. says

    These are beautiful! I have shot weddings before and it was hard freakin’ work! Way to go making it look effortless and charming. And i have to ask… what’s up with the goat???!!! too cute.

  6. says

    So much filmy wedding goodness going on here! And I absolutely love the night-time reception shot. It reminds me of the Shire, for some reason!

  7. says

    Wow you have such a talent! I can’t believe you have so many photos! I very very rarely like wedding dresses, but this is so lovely, makes me more OK with the idea

  8. says

    so beautifully shot, I wished I could browse through all 200 photos cos these aren’t enough! the ones shot on film with the slightly red tones are ACE!!

  9. says

    I think you did an amazing job photographing this wedding and props to you for shooting with 4 cameras. That must have been a crazy juggle but it turned out beautifully.

    Also, enter to win a $25 vintage clothes giveaway on my blog! :)

  10. says

    Hi Kate,
    I’ve never commented before. Although I’ve been a reader for a while now. But I just had to say what wonderful photographs you made for your friends. They are just lovely. I am a wedding photographer and I just couldn’t help from saying “wow” when I saw them. Congrats and I’m sorry about what you and your boyfriend are going through.

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