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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS OPEN DURING COVID-19 - Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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St. Mary of the Angels Chapel, Siena College, Loudonville, New York Elopement Photo Story Award

Beautiful and historic Pruyn House elopement wedding day portrait in New York

Pruyn House Wedding Day Portrait, NY | The bride and groom pose for a portrait with flowers by the side and a wedding bouquet on the ground in front of them

The wedding couple embraces and kisses in front of a barn door as they pose for a portrait with flowers by the side and a wedding bouquet on the ground in front of them.

Kara, a grade school teacher, and Kieran, an accountant, who live in Long Island City, Queens, rescheduled the large wedding of their dreams until next year. Happily, they were able to have the original ceremony date that they wanted on Saturday at Siena College’s St. Mary of the Angels Chapel with immediate family present to share in their joy. After the ceremony, Kara and Kieran were surprised by a celebratory car parade outside the chapel with family and friends who, for safety, could not be present. After the car parade, we went to the beautiful and historic Pruyn House for family and couple’s portraits.

As a documentary wedding photographer, the images flowed easily. It’s my goal at every wedding to show humans being humans. Kara’s effortless grace and style, reminiscent of a young Grace Kelly, is perfectly matched by Kieran’s intelligence and gallantry. Between the two of them and their families, the love and joy were evident with every click of the shutter. I love these words from Kara about some of the best things she and Kieran have learned from each other: “To stay flexible during this pandemic. Some of our best memories and funniest moments have been while in our NYC apartment. We got really creative in how to have fun and balanced working from home. Kieran basically became my co-teacher in online teaching! This reminded us of what is really important in life.” Congratulations Kara and Kieran!!! Wishing you many many years of happiness and I’m forever grateful that you trusted me to document your incredible wedding! I’m beyond excited to document the party next year!

St Mary Chapel, Siena College Wedding picture of bride w/ her father's arm as they walk down the aisle

St. Mary of the Angels Chapel, Siena College Wedding Image | A bride takes her father's arm as they prepare to walk down the aisle

A bride takes her father's arm as they prepare to walk down the aisle to her wedding ceremony inside a Catholic chapel.

St Mary of Angels Chapel, Loudonville, NY Wedding ceremony image of the couple looking at each other joyfully

St. Mary of the Angels Chapel, Loudonville, NY Wedding Pic | Two marriers look at each other joyfully

Two marriers look at each other joyfully during their wedding ceremony in a Catholic chapel.

COVID wedding ceremony Chapel, NY Wedding pic of an overhead view from the church balcony

St. Mary of the Angels Chapel, NY Wedding Photography | an overhead view from the balcony inside a the chapel

The photo is an overhead view from the balcony inside a the chapel as a member of the wedding party bows to the altar before performing a reading during a wedding ceremony.

St Mary Angels Chapel, New York Wedding image of The newlyweds kissing at the end of their ceremony

St. Mary Angels Chapel, New York Wedding Photos | The newlyweds kiss at the end of their wedding ceremony

The newlyweds kiss at the end of their wedding ceremony while their wedding party claps.

COVID Chapel, NY Wedding image of the couple smiling joyfully from inside their car

Saint Mary Angels Chapel, NY Wedding Pix | The couple smiles joyfully from inside their car

The couple smiles joyfully from inside their car holding wedding teddy bears and with their car decorated for a wedding celebration parade.

Siena College Chapel Wedding pic outdoors in New York of The bride covering her face as she is overcome with emotion

Siena College Chapel Wedding Image - New York | The bride covers her face with her hand as she is overcome with emotion

The bride covers her face with her hand as she is overcome with emotion while her new spouse and her wedding party stand beside her outside on a bright summer day.

Siena College Chapel of NY COVID Mask Wedding image of the couple and their family w/ wedding party

Siena College Chapel of NY Wedding Pic | The wedding couple and their family and wedding party wear COVID masks

The wedding couple and their family and wedding party wear COVID masks as they pose for a group portrait and cheer for the couple in front of the chapel.