Back in August I had the opportunity to photograph a Summer Wedding at Ft William Henry for Justin and Liz.  I have known Liz and her mom for many years (more than I really care to admit–LOL).  It is always so much fun for me to photograph a wedding where I not only have photographed the bride over the years, but also have photographed many of the guests!  Lake George is special to this couple because that is where they got engaged.  Below is Liz and Justin’s story:

How did you meet?  Justin and I met in a bar in Glens Falls coincidentally through a mutual friend.   We did not hit it off at first, but as we spent time together, we became best friends and eventually fell in love.  We were together for one and a half years before he proposed to me.  He proposed in Lake George on the pier with all of our families waiting for us there, which was a complete surprise!  We planned our wedding for two years and chose Ft. William Henry as our venue due to it being a place Justin loves–he loves history and is in the National Guard.

Upstate NY Wedding Photo of Groom

Justin looking debonair in his tuxedo from Jonathan Reid Menswear.

Lake George Wedding Photo

I began the day photographing the guys at their hotel in Lake George.

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Handsome guys!  And Justin’s mom is great too!

Ft William Henry Resort Wedding Photos

Getting ready photos are always fun. I feel like it sets the tone for the entire day.

Lake George bridal portraits

This kind of just evolved. I loved the silhouette of Liz, then zoomed in on the detail of the veil.

Wedding Photos Lake George NY

Details–it is all about the details.

Summer wedding Ft William Henry photos

Photographing families over the years is a great privilege and joy for me.

Bridal Party Photo Ft. William Henry

Don’t you love the red chiffon dresses the girls are wearing!

Lake George Wedding Photos

Lake George wedding photos

I looked out the door of the hotel room and found a perfect spot for a full length portrait that would showcase the back of the dress.

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Ft William Henry Lake George NY

Happy Bridesmaids are the best!

Lake George Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Photos

I always love capturing the bride and her dad walking down the aisle.

Lake George Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Photos

I always love capturing the bride and her dad walking down the aisle.

Ft William Henry Wedding Ceremony Photo

Justin seeing Liz for the first time that day.

Ft William Henry Lake George Wedding Ceremony Photo

So an unbelievable storm was rolling in off Lake George during the ceremony. Epic.

Lake George Wedding Ceremony Photos

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Photos Lake George NY

The ceremony finished up right before the deluge.

Summer Wedding at Ft William Henry Lake George Wedding Photos

Rainy day on Lake George? No problem! We just adapted.

Wedding Photo Ft William Henry Lake George NY

Ft William Henry Wedding Photos

It did eventually stop raining….

Summer Wedding at Ft William Henry Lake George

The ballroom at the Ft William Henry is truly beautiful,

Wedding Cake Photos Lake George NY

So cute.

Wedding Reception decor Ft William Henry

What was your favorite memory of the day?  Justin and I planned fun entrances for our bridal party and parents to enter the reception to.  This made it such a fun time for to see all our friends and family let loose and have a great time celebrating our wedding!

Wedding Reception Photos Ft William Henry Lake George NY

Wedding Reception Ft William Henry Lake George NY

First Dance chaos.

Any advice for couples planning a wedding?  Don’t sweat the small stuff!  Everything will work out and come together.  Also, try to get responses from all of your guests on food preferences and attendance!  This makes it much easier to plan for everyone!  Lastly, book a great DJ that can get the party started!

Ft William Henry Wedding Reception Photo

Wedding Reception Photos Lake George NY

I love a good party, don’t you?

What is up next for you as a couple?  We are enjoying married life and look forward to buying our first home as our next step!

Wedding Ring Photos Upstate NY

Ft William Henry Wedding Photos

Night shot to end the day!

If you have five minutes, you can check out this slide show we made of the day:

Congratulations and Best Wishes to Justin and Liz!

Wedding Vendors for Justin and Liz’s Summer Wedding at Ft William Henry in Lake George:

Wedding Photography:  Susan Blackburn

Wedding Venue:  Ft. William Henry, Lake George, NY

Bride’s Dress:  Xena Bridals, Albany, NY

Tuxedos:  Jonathan Reid Menswear

Flowers:  Adirondack Florists

Cake:  Lake George Baking Company

Entertainment:  Cool Cat

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