Melissa & Doug's intimate Hudson River Wedding at the Harvest in Hastings on Hudson

Melissa and Doug got married at a wonderful venue in Hastings on Hudson, called the Harvest on Hudson. When I met with them first to talk about their wedding, I was so fascinated by their story and the deep love they have for each other. Doug just went through two rounds of chemo. I have never met a person so full of life, love and positivity. He is an inspiration to me.

When their wedding day arrived I was so excited to be capturing their love and tying the knot. The Harvest on Hudson is a tuscan looking venue, right on the Hudson River. Their ceremony was outside on the patio, followed by the cocktail hour and a sit down dinner.

We did a first look to save time later after the ceremony for enjoying their family and friends. The Hudson River is the perfect background for stunning portraits, especially when the sky gives you amazing clouds to play with.

The ceremony was one of the most moving I have heard in a long time. Not because of just the words, but because of their story and looking in their faces just made me realize how powerful love can be. Everybody was in tears. Including myself. This is what makes my work so wonderful.

Since it was a daytime wedding we stayed a little longer after the reception and took some sunset photos at the venue first and then went to the Tarrytown House, where they stayed to take more sunset shots on their roof top terrace. What a view. See for yourself. I hope you will enjoy the photos.

A special thank you to Dave Paek for coming out to shoot with me. Can’t wait to work with you again soon. You are such an inspiration.