Backyard Summer Wedding in Albany

The Day

As a photographer, there are certain wedding days that just leave a lasting impression on you. Rachel and Alex’s wedding was definitely one of those days. From the moment I arrived at the family property, I knew that this was going to be a wedding filled with laid-back vibes and a whole lot of party energy. I couldn’t wait to capture every moment of it.

The first thing that struck me was the sheer number of people who had come to celebrate this couple. It seemed like there were hundreds of friends and family members all gathered together on this gorgeous August day. The excitement in the air was palpable as everyone eagerly awaited the start of the ceremony.

Speaking of which, the ceremony itself was a hidden gem. Tucked back into the woods, it felt like we were in our own little world, surrounded by nature’s beauty. The soft rays of sunlight filtered through the trees, creating a picture-perfect scene. Standing there, I couldn’t help but marvel at how effortless Rachel and Alex looked together, completely lost in the moment.

As the evening progressed, we moved to the reception held in a beautiful large white event tent. The atmosphere was joyful, and everyone was ready to celebrate. Delicious dinner was served, and I made sure to capture the smiles and laughter as friends and family gathered around the tables, swapping stories and creating new memories.

One of the highlights of the day was undoubtedly the first look between Rachel and Alex. As they stood with Alex’s back to Rachel, anticipation filled the air. When they finally turned around to face each other, their love and happiness were so evident. The raw emotions and genuine smiles that followed are what I live for as a photographer. It was a truly special moment to witness and capture.

The energy of the wedding party was infectious, and they truly brought another level of excitement to the day. Whether it was striking a pose for the camera or sharing a laugh with the couple, you could feel their support and love for Rachel and Alex. They added an extra layer of candidness and naturalness to the photos.

Towards the end of the evening, just as the sun was setting, I had the chance to take some epic sunset photos with Alex’s motorcycle. It was one of those moments where everything aligned perfectly – the golden hues of the sky, the soft breeze, and the beaming smiles on Rachel and Alex’s faces. These were the kind of timeless shots that would be cherished for years to come.

And, of course, I can’t forget about the dance floor. The energy was electric as Rachel, Alex, and their guests danced the night away. Laughter filled the air, and it was beautiful to witness the pure joy emanating from the couple. I snapped away, capturing heartfelt moments and spontaneous dance moves.

Looking back on Rachel and Alex’s wedding day, I can truly say that it was a perfect balance of laid-back and party vibes. It was a day filled with genuine moments, unfiltered happiness, and an overwhelming sense of love. As a photographer, it is these kind of weddings that remind me why I chose to capture love stories for a living. It was an honor being a part of Rachel and Alex’s special day and helping them create memories that will last a lifetime.

Gracefully yours,

Photography: Rule Creative Co
Planner: Common Rue
Florals: Kay’s Bouquets of Melrose
DJ: Kenny Hinenkamp
Hair/Makeup: Pure Bliss Salon & Spa
Catering: Jimmy Z’s
Gown: a&bé Bridal
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Revelry
Men’s Attire: Halberstadt’s
Officiant: Kelly Stradtmann

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The Wedding Photos

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