What an absolutely beautiful day for a spring wedding! I loved photographing Dina and Michael’s wedding at the Bear Mountain Inn in Harriman State Park. Everything was amazing. I met Dina and some of her bridesmaids at The Hair Bar in Monroe, NY to capture some shots of them getting ready and then we all made our way up into Bear Mountain State Park for the day’s festivities. After their first look and family photos (but before their ceremony), Dina and Michael really wanted to head up to the top of the mountain to get some shots with the magnificent view in the background. I loaded the bride and groom into my car and took off up the mountain. It was really beautiful up there and we made some really great photographs with plenty of time for them to get back and relax before their ceremony. The ceremony and reception were simply lovely.
Even though I have been photographing weddings in the Hudson Valley for almost a decade now (where does time go???) this was my first wedding at Bear Mountain Inn. I have always loved the aesthetic there. When I was little, that was kind of the ‘go to’ place that my family would go for a day out. It was great to be back!