Alyssa + Justin ~ Married
Hudson River Valley Poughkeepsie Wedding | Photographed by Roy
As a Miami wedding photographer of over 25 years I get many requests for timeless photography. So when Alyssa called to let me know how much she loved the wedding photos of her best friend Ferris and Michael’s wedding and if I could help her find someone in New York that would be as wonderful, I responded with “why not have me?” Well, Alyssa shared that she thought I would be out of her budget as I have a reputation for uncompromising quality. I explained that I love photographing these life events, and that I’ve priced my services so that I can have that experience every weekend! I believe Alyssa was thrilled to hear that.
It was a wonderful fall afternoon along the Hudson River at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie, that along with family and friends, they committed to a life of love. Alyssa got ready at the Beekman Inn in Rhinebeck. I noted that the hotel registry dated back to the 1800′s and when I read “Great show to-night ~ Positively One Night Only” I knew I had found the perfect detail for an image with Alyssa’s Valentino shoes!
Details are so telling in my images and I just loved the way these flower girls dresses, there texture in shadow and light play off the red bridal bouquet! Followed by an amazing image of the wedding bands crowned by Alyssa’s engagement ring.
I often describe my style of photography as being in the “moment” that express the essence of a wedding. Can you feel the excitement , the anticipation and joy in Alyssa’s expression?
Justin is seeing Alyssa as his Bride for the first time…
And Alyssa as she gazes into her beloved’s eyes and promises are spoken…
Rings are exchanged – Justin’s is from South Africa. Check out the cool cuff links that he is sporting!
While out scouting the neighborhood in Poughkeepsie for some possible locations near the Grandview, I struck gold with this architectural gem and made sure we would have at least a few minutes to escape and create art!
The Hudson River and beautiful back-lighting ignites this image of Justin and Alyssa.
The subtle touch of the American flag and a stunning bridge frame them perfectly!
I truly understand the beauty of light, how it affects a mood, a moment and the textures that can be enhanced by that light. I created each photo above with nothing but natural light.
Let’s start the party off with a rousing first dance and a lovely dip!
I love the celebration inherent in a wedding watching family and friends let go and express themselves wholeheartedly. I don’t want it to end and stay until the last song and dance.
A moment that every Dad looks forward to is the Father ~ Daughter dance and the joy as he holds his little girl in his arms. I have a feeling that she stood on his toes when she was 2 as they danced so many years ago.
This image sums it up. They are locked into each others eyes while reveling in the moment thinking, “WE DID IT!”
Alyssa and Justin, thank you for bringing us up to New York to share in your wedding day and to capture so many amazing moments. Moments that will last a lifetime!
If you’re getting married and reading this, I know that you’ll want awesome photos too. So, how about inviting me to your wedding?!
Roy ~ Contact Me