A Wedding

October 5th, 2011

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

41 Responses to “A Wedding”

  1. Claire Maxwell Says:

    October 5th, 2011 at 8:37 am

    I’ve never wanted to live in the US more! You must photograph my wedding!

    Beautiful pictures lady.


  2. Erica Says:

    October 5th, 2011 at 8:54 am

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


  3. alyson Says:

    October 5th, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Kate!!! these are STUNNING. that last photo is so beautiful.


  4. nova Says:

    October 5th, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Very nice! It looks like it was a fun wedding too!


  5. caroline Says:

    October 5th, 2011 at 8:56 am

    amazing, kate! gorgeous photos.


  6. taylor Says:

    October 5th, 2011 at 8:57 am

    What gorgeous photos you shot! Her dress is so dreamy, and so is the location.


  7. Johanna Inman Says:

    October 5th, 2011 at 8:57 am

    There was a goat at our wedding too! I love that photo of the goat chilling on the rock.


  8. nicole b. Says:

    October 5th, 2011 at 8:59 am

    These are splendid! I especially love the B&W shot of the bride and groom dancing. What a beautiful wedding. xo.


  9. andrea Says:

    October 5th, 2011 at 9:08 am

    omg. these are gorgeous, kate! i’d hire you again :)


  10. Ciara Says:

    October 5th, 2011 at 9:19 am

    These are exquisite, Kate! You did a wonderful job. What a beautiful wedding!


  11. jennifer young Says:

    October 5th, 2011 at 9:33 am

    wow! you need to get into this wedding biz thing kate. major talent..you’re amazing!


  12. erica Says:

    October 5th, 2011 at 9:59 am

    whoa, i wasn’t expecting a short dress from the first few shots–i love it! i also love the last blurry photo.


  13. ND Says:

    October 5th, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Love it. Thanks for sharing these!


  14. Bree Says:

    October 5th, 2011 at 11:02 am

    These are beautiful. The bride has great taste, what a fun wedding. Love the bridesmaids’ dresses.


  15. Nome Alone Says:

    October 5th, 2011 at 11:36 am

    I think these turned out beautifully, so neat you used different cameras. Such a great setting!


  16. Alicia Says:

    October 5th, 2011 at 11:49 am

    I absolutely love the bride’s dress -so fun and beautiful.


  17. Jennifer Says:

    October 5th, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Don’t be sorry– dump all of the photos you want! They are all beautiful.
    You did an amazing job.


  18. Monica Says:

    October 5th, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    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


  19. Lexie Says:

    October 5th, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    beautiful shots, kate!


  20. kat Says:

    October 5th, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    these are amazing kate! love the look of the groomsmen shot- gorgeous!


  21. Bernadette Says:

    October 5th, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    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!


  22. maria Says:

    October 5th, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    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!!!!


  23. vanessa Says:

    October 5th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    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.


  24. Kim Says:

    October 5th, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    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!


  25. Ian L. Says:

    October 5th, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Great shots!


  26. Meta Musings Says:

    October 5th, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    truly stunning photos!!


  27. Sara/Matchbox Kitchen Says:

    October 5th, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    These photos are absolutely gorgeous!


  28. Anna Says:

    October 5th, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    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


  29. laura Says:

    October 6th, 2011 at 12:17 am

    Ah i love them Kate. I am “unofficial” wedding photographer for a friend this Sunday, i hope my photos come out as nicely as yours.


  30. rebecca Says:

    October 6th, 2011 at 12:43 am

    Kate, these are beautiful !
    Love the b&w shot of the bride and groom dancing. It’s gorgeous.


  31. melly Says:

    October 6th, 2011 at 1:05 am

    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!!


  32. callie Says:

    October 6th, 2011 at 9:14 am

    beautiful shots! great job :)


  33. lauren Says:

    October 6th, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    I was at this beautiful wedding and these shots represent it perfectly!



  34. sarah Says:

    October 6th, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    all so beautiful. how awesome is that luxuriating goat on a rock?!


  35. Anna Says:

    October 6th, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    beautiful texture in your photos. Love the mix of film and digital! Best wishes to you right now, I am a huge fan of your blog.


  36. Elissa Says:

    October 6th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    You did such a beautiful job, Kate! Maybe more weddings are in your future? :)


  37. Kayla @ Exquisite Banana Says:

    October 9th, 2011 at 8:24 am

    This is stunning, Kate: Her dress, the goat(!), the flowers. Beautiful, beautiful job.


  38. Coconut comfort Says:

    October 9th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Very lovely wedding, her short veil reminds me of mine :)


  39. Christine Says:

    October 10th, 2011 at 7:53 am

    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! :)


  40. Michele A. Says:

    October 15th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    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.



    October 18th, 2011 at 12:12 am

    Such a pretty color palette! Lovely set here.


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