Emily & Eric's Lake George Wedding

Eric & Emily tied the knot at their family camp last weekend, surrounded by the crimson and gold hues of autumn. Their cowboy-formal details included a custom leather-wrap for Emily's bouquet {featuring their logo!}, kick-ass belt buckles for the guys, and monogramed denim shirts for the ladies. Did I mention they have THE most adorable dog named Vegas? She made a few cameos too :) Here's a peek at their day.

Congratulations guys!

XO TM

Sarah & Brian's Wedding Cruise

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of setting sail with this couple. After 4 years together, Sarah & Brian tied the knot aboard the Captain JP Cruise Line, surrounded by their beautiful daughters, their family, and friends. The boat cruised around Albany while guests danced and the sun set. And the evening was perfectly capped with fireworks display. Here's a look at their Big Day. 

Thanks for having me be a part of it! Congratulations!

XO TM

 

Ana & Ryan: Expecting: Saratoga Springs Family Photographer

It was so much fun to see these two again! I photographed Ana & Ryan's Saratoga wedding a couple of years back and I was super excited for them when I heard they were expecting a little baby girl this autumn. We got together at Yaddo Gardens for a maternity mini-session. Ana is rockin' this mama thing already! Here's a tiny peek at our shoot. 

XO TM

Kelly & Andrew: A Lakeside Lovestory

What a magical day! Really! Where do I start?

Kelly's family home on the lake was the intimate setting for her & Andrew's Big Day. The garden was meticulously landscaped and dotted with a treasure trove of ornaments and signs. The ceremony took place underneath the trellis that resembled a hidden door to an etherial world. A wooden farm table with lace runner flanked the edge of the lake. Did I mention there were shooting stars? A bald eagle even circled twice during the ceremony and the night was capped by a saucer-like crimson moon hanging in the sky. SO amazing! The perfect day for this beautiful couple.

Thanks for having me be a part of it!!

XO TM

Hassa & Usha's 40th at Pasta Pane: Saratoga Springs Family Photographer

I love photographing weddings! I devote a lot of time witnessing and documenting couples take their vows and embark on a new journey together. It is such an honor to be chosen to photograph one of life's greatest moments.

Even more amazing is the privilege of capturing a couple's milestone anniversary. Last week, I got to do just that! Hassa & Usha celebrated their 40th Anniversary surrounded by their friends and loved ones. The room was filled with hugs, smiles, love & laughter. I wish this sweet, happy couple many more wonderful years together. Here's a peek at their anniversary gathering.

Congratulations!

XO TM

 

Patty & Rob at Normanside Country Club

I want to start off by saying these guys ROCK! It was such a pleasure to meet up with them last weekend for their Big Day. And OMG their bridal party... a more fun group has never been seen! 

 From the minute Katie and I arrived at Normanside Country Club {Sidebar: Book this venue- awesome staff to work with!}, we were surrounded by luxe bridal party details, smiling faces, loving family, and the antics of a close knit group of friends. The energy carried into every part of the day from Getting Ready with the gals through the last dance of the night. And I don't need to tell you what a beautiful couple these two make. Take a peek for yourself!

Patty & Rob, thank you so much for a fun engagement session in Maine and allowing me to capture your beautiful wedding day! Hugs!!

XO TM

 

Jessica & Joel in Saratoga State Park

I got to hang out with this cool California couple again, this time for their post- wedding engagement session. And, in case you were wondering, there are no timing rules for having your engagement shoot! It was kind of awesome to photograph them as Mr. & Mrs. in a casual setting. As always, it was a lot of fun and we had a few laughs in the process. Here's a tiny peek at our session. 

Good to see you guys again! 

XO TM

Kelly & Andrew

I was so excited to meet up with Kelly & Andrew for their engagement shoot in Congress Park. The air was cool and the park was bathed in light, plus, we had the place almost entirely to ourselves. What more could you ask for?! Of course these two gave me the standard issue disclaimer about being in front of the camera (pssst: I hate having my picture taken too!), but clearly they are liars! Aren't they adorable!? Here's a sneak peek at their shoot. 

Can't wait to see you guys in August!

XO TM

 

 

Sarah & George's Big Day

Last weekend was HOT and this awesome couple managed to look absolutely fabulous despite the heat. Georges and Sarah tied the knot surrounded by friends and family at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga State Park.

There were so many wonderful details from the featured drink, Caipirinhas, and brilliant colored floral arrangements celebrating George's Brazilian background, to the inclusion of their pooch Duncan (complete with bowtie), and flower girl dresses chosen to match the hand painted watercolor wedding stationery (designed by Sarah's bff). Here's a sneak peek at their day. 

So beautiful! I had so much fun working with you guys! Congratulations!

XO TM

Flowers Samantha Nass Floral Design                           DJ Cool Cat Entertainment

Venue The Gideon Putnam

Little Teagan

I frequently photograph families and little ones at key moments in their lives. I don't often get to blog sneak peeks when sessions take place during 'wedding season', but I thought I'd share a recent shoot. Meet Teagan: adorable, rosy-cheeked redhead who just celebrated her 1st birthday. I've never met a wee one so observant and calm; she watched my every move. I had fun capturing her interactions with her family members at a local park. She might have had fun too ;) Check out some snapshots from our session. Happy Birthday, Teagan!

XO TM

Thinking About A Boudoir Session?

I'm often asked asked to photograph boudoir sessions immediately followed by, "...what is a boudoir session, anyway." The answer is, these sexy shoots come in all different shapes and sizes. So, I thought it best to discuss my approach and style here. 

My version of boudoir involves capturing a woman (or man!) as she rarely gets to see herself. We are mother's, and care takers; wives and business women; healers and friends. And we are beautiful. There is real empowerment and strength in seeing yourself that way! 

I photograph largely from a voyeur's perspective. And I'm not a fan of Pinterest poses or "glam" sessions. Yeah, I said it! 

**I'll be offering a limited number of marathon boudoir sessions per year. Please call or email for more information.** Meanwhile, here's a peek at what a session with me looks like.

XO TM

Megan & TJ, Expecting: Saratoga Springs Family Photographer

I was so honored to capture a few moments in the last month of pregnancy for this expecting couple. Megan and TJ showed me all the spaces that they have lovingly curated for their bundle on the way. They are brimming with excitement and I'm so excited to share a sneak peek of their session. Check out this radiant mama below.

XO TM

Jessica & Joel Say I Do in Saratoga

This awesome California couple gathered their close family and friends to witness them tie the knot last weekend. The weather was perfect, there were smiles all around, everyone had fun with confetti & streamers, and delicious food (catered by Karavalli- YUM!) and a crescent moon capped off their evening. Did I mention Jessica has the most adorable niece?! Really, look at that face! 

Here's a tiny peek at their Big Day. I absolutely loved Jessica's feminine bow dress-detail and Joel's Navy dress blues. 

Enjoy!

XO TM

Ed & Chelsea In Saratoga: Saratoga Springs Elopement Photographer

I'm catching up on some posts from 2015 (oops!) and I wanted to share a few images I captured from Ed & Chelsea's Fall wedding in Saratoga. I got to work alongside my good friend and colleague, Cornelia Traynor, to help her photograph their intimate day. It is always a blast to work with friends; thanks for letting me assist! Enjoy and hope everyone is loving this crazy gorgeous February weather!

XO TM

Anna & Tim Eloped!

Last Friday, I had the honor and privilege of capturing Anna & Tim's intimate wedding at The Wishing Well in Saratoga Springs.

It's always amazing to share in the excitement and anticipation of a couple's Big Day, and this was no exception. I loved hearing their love story, meeting their family, and witnessing their daughter perform the ceremony. I can't imagine a more perfect way to kick-off Valentine's Day weekend. Here's a sneak peek at their day :)

Tim & Anna: Thanks so much for letting me capture your elopement, and a Big congratulations to you both!

XO TM

Feeling Grateful...

I am generally a private person when it comes to family since there’s always a great deal of sentimentality and intimacy involved. But with Thanksgiving a few days away, I’m feeling the need to share, or over-share a personal story. Be warned: it is not the cheeriest.

My father’s health has been in steady decline for some time now, and it recently took a turn for the worse. He had to undergo an emergency heart procedure, the kind where the odds aren’t great. And I only got to hear the news minutes after he entered surgery, and over the phone. 

He pulled through okay, but it seems this is a temporary fix. It’s only a matter of time before... well, before another procedure saves his life again or doesn’t. 

And all the while- both after hearing the news and now- all I can think about are the photos I have, or better yet the photos I don’t have of him. A 20 year gap in images, at least. There’s a knot in my chest as I type this because I know that even remedying this now, means capturing a man who is ill, who is dying. 

I don’t have a second chance to photograph my father fixing the car or doing other mundane things. I can’t make a picture of how he looked when he’d drive his insomniac daughter to and from Jersey every night to put me to sleep. I can’t capture the half smirk he’d make when he was trying to be angry with me over teenage shenanigans that reminded him of his own mischievous boyhood. 

I won’t have an opportunity to take photos that don’t involve pill bottles, machines, or doctors. 

My oldest daughter last saw her Grandpa when she was 1. My youngest, just 5 months old, has never met him. He lives in Florida, I live in New York. I run a business where I am the only full-time employee (and I love being hands-on) and I run a household where my husband and girls rely on me for all things A to Z. So more and more, it looks as though I may not get the opportunity to even capture those. Thanksgiving didn’t pan out, but maybe Christmas? New Year? I just don’t know...

As profoundly as all that sits with me, I’ve discovered that I’m repeating the same mistake. 

I photograph people for a living. I capture first loves to first steps. I photograph my husband and girls every second I get, even if it means an iPhone is the only tool at hand. There are no shortage of travel pictures and friends on my hard drive. But somehow, I’m almost nowhere to be found. 

The point is this: Make Pictures (and print them!). Take good ones. Take bad ones. The bad ones are sometimes the best. Take selfies. Take phone pictures. Take professional pictures. Take pictures on a Monday while eating dinner, because that dinner will be a precious memory down the road. Take pictures when you feel pretty, or ugly, or sick, or healthy, or funny, or sad,,, take them. Because those pictures are a record of your life and those moments won’t happen again. 

This Thanksgiving, I am grateful for time with my family near and far. And I am grateful for pictures. I leave you with a perfectly imperfect gem of my mom & dad circa long-before-I-was-born. 

XO TM