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bride and groom portraits, garden wedding, Samantha Ludlow Photography, Syracuse wedding photographer

Maeve & Saman – An Elegant Garden Wedding

Syracuse, New York Maeve and Saman tied the knot last weekend and their wedding is easily one of my favorites we’ve ever photographed! They transformed their backyard to host an intimate garden wedding and the result was stunning! Maeve and Saman knew they wanted an intimate wedding right from the start. Saman’s family is from […]

Photography, Wedding

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Kamie & Aaron – An Intimate Coronavirus Wedding

Fulton, New York The moment I walked into the church where Kamie and Aaron were getting married, I knew it was going to be a good day. Of course, everyone was overjoyed to be celebrating, but these two were just SO READY to marry each other and their excitement was contagious! I started communicating with […]

Photography, Wedding

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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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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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Amanda & Jason – Winter Wedding at Orchard Vali Golf Club

Lafayette, New York We wrapped up our 2019 wedding season just in the nick of time with Amanda and Jason last weekend. These two had such a joy filled day and I’m so excited to be sharing their winter wedding at Orchard Vali today! Amanda and Jason are one of the sweetest couples we have […]

Photography, Wedding

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Holly & Ryan – Fall Engagement Session at Onondaga Lake Park

Liverpool, New York We are ALL about engagement sessions this month on the blog! Today I’m featuring Holly and Ryan. These two are friends of ours from church and I’m so excited to be sharing their fall engagement session at Onondaga Lake Park! Holly and Ryan met while studying at Cedarville University. After graduating, they […]

Engagement Session, Photography

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Amanda & Jason – Engagement Session at the Camillus Erie Canal Park

Camillus, New York This has been a major editing week for me! I’ve been working on three sessions and a wedding, so needless to say, I’ve spent hours looking at my computer this week. It may sound rough, but the truth is that when the session is this gorgeous, the work comes easily! Amanda and […]

Engagement Session, Photography

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The Cali Family – Fall family session at Green Lakes

Manlius, New York Last weekend I met up with the Cali family for a fall family session at Green Lakes State Park. Unbeknownst to all of us, this was also the weekend that the park was hosting their “Haunted Woods” Halloween event, so we were just seven of hundreds of people in the park! That […]

Family Session, Photography

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Kelly & Kenny – Fall Wedding at Orchard Vali Golf Club

Lafayette, New York This fall season has been one of the best Central New York has seen in a while. We’ve had so many beautiful, clear, crisp fall days – perfect for picking apples or pumpkins and going for walks surrounded by brightly colored leaves. Kelly and Kenny had one of these perfect fall days […]

Photography, Wedding

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Our Family Photos!

Cazenovia, New York Today the blog is back and it’s featuring US! I love editing photos of all of your sweet families, but there is nothing I like better than seeing my own favorite people on this screen! Today’s blog is going to feature my favorites from our family photos, taken by the lovely and […]

Family Session, Personal

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