If you have spent any time looking at my work, you know that I have a special place in my heart for Mohonk Mountain House. It remains one of the most beautiful and magical places in the Hudson Valley. There are few places one can simultaneously take a step back to a simpler time, yet enjoy all of the amenities of modern times. Given my affection for this location, I was thrilled when Katelyn and Tyler selected me to document their Lake Mohonk wedding. Prior to their wedding, we met up at the hotel for an engagement session where we walked the grounds together, took some photos and got to know each other a bit.
A few short weeks later, I first met up with Katelyn and her bridesmaids, where fun and laid back preparations were already under way. Among all the primping, I met the cutest and most chill baby. The couple opted to have a first look, which we orchestrated against the backdrop of the beautiful stone of the hotel. Wedding party and family photos took place before the outdoor ceremony, which enabled Katelyn and Tyler to enjoy the company of their guests at cocktail hour. The weather was gorgeous for their garden-side ceremony. Speaking of the gardens at Mohonk; they are always so impressive, but I’ve seriously never seen them look as exquisite as they did on this day. After the ceremony Katelyn, Tyler and I meandered in the gardens for photos and even had a surprise visit from a snake! Following cocktails on the parlor porch, the wedding continued at the Sky Lake Conference House, a newer and bit more private event space. Dancing, dinner, toasts, cake (and more dancing!) ensued.