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Quarantine Update

Pennellville, New York We are on day 60-something of quarantine, which means we’ve been home for over two months now! Of course, I haven’t been able to photograph any sessions during this time, but I thought I’d share some updates on what we’ve been doing here at home! Staying home was a big adjustment for […]

Personal

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What to wear to your portrait session, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse photographer

What to Wear to Your Portrait Session

By far, the question my clients ask the most is, “What should we wear to our session?” Friends, I get it. We had our portraits taken last summer and it was a challenge finding the perfect look! As portrait session approaches, today I wanted to share some tips on what to wear to your portrait […]

Photography Tips and Tricks

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reasons to wear a veil, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer

Reasons to Wear a Veil

Wearing a veil is one of the oldest and most wide-spread wedding traditions and it’s also one of my favorites! Today I’m sharing some of my favorite reasons to wear a veil on your wedding day! My favorite photos to take on a wedding day are the bride and groom’s portraits. This is when I […]

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bride and groom portraits, intimate wedding amid the coronavirus crisis, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer

Ryan & Holly – An Intimate Wedding Amid the Coronavirus Crisis

Syracuse, New York A month ago Ryan and Holly were eagerly anticipating their dream wedding which was scheduled to happen in Connecticut in mid-March. They had been planning for months and all the details were set. But when they started to hear reports of the coronavirus reaching the United States, things changed. As the phrase […]

Wedding

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Three Tips for Including Children in the Wedding Party

The moments leading up to when the bride walks down the aisle are filled with such anticipation. The music starts, parents are seated, bridesmaids begin to enter and walk slowly down the aisle, and then the most adorable sight appears… Coming down the aisle are the flower girls and ring bearers. Some of them bound […]

For Brides

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Windridge Estate - RedBarn20, Central New York wedding venue, Fingler Lakes wedding venue, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer, Finger Lakes wedding photographer

Vendor Spotlight: Windridge Estate – RedBarn20

Cazenovia, New York I’m introducing a new blog series today and I couldn’t be more excited! Over the past few years I’ve built friendships with a number of area vendors and thought it would be fun to spotlight their businesses here. Every few weeks I’ll be doing a “Vendor Spotlight” highlighting one local wedding vendor […]

For Brides

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photo tips for getting married in a church, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer

Photo Tips for Getting Married in a Church!

One of my favorite parts of the wedding day is the ceremony.  From that first glance down the aisle to the cheers as you exit, the ceremony is the whole reason for the day!  A wedding day is, after all, celebrating a marriage!  While many couples are choosing to get married at venues that can […]

For Brides

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groom getting ready, groom portrait, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer

All About the Groom Getting Ready

Syracuse, New York I’ve written before about how the getting ready portion of the wedding day is my favorite, but today I’m talking about a part of the day I rarely get to witness – the groom getting ready! When Caleb started shooting weddings with me, he took over this portion of the day, so […]

For Brides

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What we've learned in five years of marriage, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse Photographer

What We’ve Learned in Five Years of Marriage

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! There’s something about working in the wedding industry and getting to be a part of other people’s love stories that makes me appreciate this day much more than I used to. But if there’s one thing we know to be true it’s that a wedding is not about the celebration itself, […]

For Brides, Personal

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2020 Goals!

Pennellville, New York Last week I shared about starting this year by taking a Business Refresh course with Kerri Lynne Education. I loved sharing my main take-away and the images from the styled shoot with you, but today I’d like to dig down deeper into my 2020 goals! Yes, I know that we are already […]

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