Where do I start. There is so much to say about Kara and Andy. I could write an entire book on our journey together. I say "our" because they included my father and I in nearly every step of their lives together since we meet. We had a wonderful Engagement session at the Crossings in Colonie on a cold, and windy day. They invited us to bear witness and photograph their "secret" first wedding (in February), to which we were overwhelmingly grateful. Then invited us to their second wedding at the Appel Inn to once more join in celebrating and photographing their event.
It has been one of the few times in our lives where we didn't feel like vendors, or just photographers, but we felt like family. Kara and Andy constantly wanted to make sure WE were ok. "Did we get enough food? You had a long day, how are you holding up?" ...etc. The entire day didn't feel like work. Yes we were tired, but none of that mattered and by the end of the night I told my father "I could photograph a whole other wedding just like this, right now, another 10 hours!" It didn't feel like work, at all. We had gotten our "second wind."
So there are a lot of thank you's to send out to people, family and friends. But most importantly... I want to thank Kara and Andy's Parents for raising such incredibly strong, super positive, and overly caring individuals. Kara and Andy, it has been more than a privilege to photograph your Wedding(s), it has been one of the greatest of lifes awards for us just to be there and observe.
Finally, Kara and Andy, there is a reason why everyone surrounds you with such love, support and positivity. Its because you started it all and surrounded us with the same values as well. We are better persons and photographers because of you.
My father and I love you deeply and no words can equally express that, ever. With that in mind, here.... is your teaser, enjoy.