Tara and Harrison were such a fun couple to work with. I first met them both about a year before their wedding when we took engagement photos in Central Park. They were sweet as could be at our first meeting and again just as lovely on their wedding day. Tara was full of giddy smiles while Harrison was enthusiastic about every part of their wedding day. They both had the time of their lives on the dance floor, breaking it down with family and friends.
Both Tara and Harrison were getting ready at the same house but on different floors. It was really nice because I was there for full wedding day coverage and had the chance to spend a good amount of time with Harrison and his groomsmen getting ready, instead of rushing through the groom getting ready which tends to happen sometimes. I am glad I had the extra time because they had some beautiful wedding details that were handmade by the lovely bride herself.
There was a beautiful field of wildflowers just behind the house where Tara was getting ready. I gave her an option of wading into them for photos, thinking that she would politely decline, but she was all game! Her bridesmaids thought she was crazy but she turned to them and said, "I got this dress to get dirty and get beautiful photos, not to stay clean." I loved her laid back disposition to it all and she even convinced all her girls to join her for a photo in the field.
The wedding ceremony and reception was held at The Hill, a beautiful barn venue in Hudson, NY. The ceremony was set out on the lawn within a huddle of pine trees. A small window opened out to gorgeous views on the Catskill Mountains. The Hill is a working horse farm which really makes it fun for photos.
Guests witnessed a beautiful and emotional ceremony as Tara and Harrison married one another. Their personal vows for each other were so touching, and had the perfect balance of seriousness and humor to them.
Tara and Harrison were warmly welcomed into the cozy barn at The Hill. They immediately took to the dance floor for their first dance as husband and wife. The festivities continued with parent dances, speeches and dinner. After dinner the couple, along with their guests, took to the dance floor for non-stop, high energy dancing! They only paused for a moment for a very impromptu ice cream sandwich feeding.
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