I still can’t get over how perfectly the weather worked in everyone’s favor on Alex and James’ Wynantskill, NY wedding day. When I arrived, the skies were blue, but the wind was definitely starting to pick up. I made a loop around Alex’s family property to grab a bunch of outdoor shots and then headed inside just as it started to drizzle. As the energy in the house buzzed with folks getting ready for the occassion, and stylists Erin and Melanie busied themselves with hair and makeup by the gorgeous even light pouring in through the windows, folks furtively checked the forecasts on their phones and peered from the closests windows at the storm clouds gathering overhead. But nothing seemed to shake Alex. She was as collected as could be and didn’t bat an eye at the very high chance her ceremony would have to be moved inside a tent adjacent to the ceremony site.
It rained as Alex and her girls were putting on the finishing touches, but as soon as guests began to pull up the long, windy driveway, the rain tapered off and then stopped altogether. From there, the ceremony went off without a hitch – Alex and James were accompanied by their sweet dog, Riley, as they tied the knot before a pallet wood backdrop built by Alex’s dad and then, alongside their family and wedding party, they snuck off with me to do photos. From time to time, I looked up to check the sky only to see impenetrable black clouds blowing in our direction and as soon as I took my last photo and Alex and James and Riley snuck off to be introduced into the tent for the reception, the deluge began. With everyone safe under the cover of the tent, it was time to party, and party they did!
MAKEUP – ERIN MULLER | HAIR – MELANIE STAUCET, BLUSH | FLORIST – BOUNTIFUL BLOOMS | CATERING – MAZZONE HOSPITALITY | DJ – GREG FRASIER | DRONE OPERATOR – DYLON LONGTON, PRETTY ALRIGHT PRODUCTIONS | TENT – TREMONT TENT RENTAL