Lida & Brandon's Upstate New York Farmhouse Wedding

What do you call an event that’s part dance party, part feast, and part high school reunion? Lida and Brandon’s wedding!

Lida and James grew up in the same small town in New Jersey so her wedding was filled with old friends. As much as those friends have grown up and moved around the country, the wild times that happen when they get together have stayed the same.

A few years ago, Lida’s parents moved to a beautiful old farmhouse in upstate New York – right on Lake Champlain, which was the perfect spot for her autumn wedding. In addition to the gorgeous, scenic setting, Lida and Brandon brought so many unique elements to this day. Little details like custom beer labels with Lida and Brandon’s photos on them, a three cannon artillery salute, and a tree Lida’s dad planted to celebrate the occasion, made this union extra fun to photograph. Add a rocking band and delicious food cooked on an open fire and you get one hell of a wedding.

It was too hard to pick just a few highlights…so we picked a whole bunch! Here are some of our favorite photos from the weekend:

Kimberly & Sam – Pre-wedding shoot

We cannot wait to photograph Kim and Sam’s wedding this August! They’re both balancing wedding planning with finishing med school so you can imagine how busy their schedules are. We were still able to squeeze in a really fun pre-wedding shoot though at New Haven harbor.

If you’re like us, and grew up in the North East, beaches and lighthouses probably don’t come to mind when you think of New Haven. Much to our pleasant surprise, New Haven harbor has both! Here are a few favorites from the shoot.