Courtney & Anthony's families are from south of the Capital Region and the newlyweds now reside in Connecticut, but traveling through the area they fell in love with the Stable Gate Barn and Winery associated with Birch Hill Catering. It's an amazing place for an outdoor wedding that's relaxed and fun! We didn't meet Courtney & Anthony in person to talk about their wedding photography until their rehearsal the night before, which is somewhat rare with us but they lived out of town and it was never convenient. No problem! After the first meeting, we knew they were gonna be a fun bunch to work with! And, it's always great to work with Sarah and the hardworking team at Stable Gate and Bill Teller from Conway Entertainment!
The ladies helped Courtney with the finishing touches!
One proud Mama!
Best Man Devin made sure Anthony was looking good and paused for a pic!
Stable Gate Barn has some cool opportunities for photos, including this huge pasture behind the barn with a few horses, which with our experience we thought if we bring a few carrots we might get them to join in the wedding photos. So, yep! We brought carrots as you'll see. This was a perfect spot for Anthony's first look at his bride. To save time and shuttle trips, they both rode over to the Barn in the same shuttle, but Anthony was blindfolded so he couldn't see her until it was time.
And, Courtney walks up behind Anthony...he turns, and Wow! Look at his beautiful bride!
And the beauty of having two photographers, Jon and I can capture the faces of both the bride and groom simultaneously.
And, see, here's evidence that we brought carrots, one of the horses couldn't wait to photobomb the wedding pictures.
You know what it's like trying to pose horses? Actually, not that hard...with carrots.
The bridal crew with attitude! Fun bunch!
And, on to the wedding ceremony!
Courtney's brother Sean walked her down the aisle.
For the first time......Mr. & Mrs!
We snuck out for a few minutes before dinner and some photos near the wedding arch and among the grapevines, since Stable Gate is also a Winery!
Time to cut the cake!
Having fun was not a problem with these two!
Thank you Courtney & Anthony! It was an honor to be your wedding photographers!
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