Rustic ol' barns are the perfect backdrop for outdoor wedding portraits

Highlands Country Club Wedding

There are two things that really make me happy: outdoor weddings and unique venues. Meredith and Will nailed ’em both! I’m lucky. Living in southern CT not only gives me access to the cool venues in Connecticut, but also to the venues in NY. I also love the fact that I can be in the city for an engagement session in no time! Meredith and Will were married on a beautiful July day at the super cool Highlands Country Club in Garrison, NY.

I had never photographed at Highlands before so I was really excited to add another Hudson Valley wedding venue to my list. And I couldn’t have asked for a better couple to do it with! Meredith and I clicked from the moment we sat down for our consultation. Her and her parents and I must have chatted for what seemed like hours. I am a big family guy so I really enjoy meeting my couples’ parents ahead of wedding day. I think it makes us all that much more comfortable with each other on the big day!

I can’t say enough about Meredith and Will. They were super easy to work with. They were down to earth, relaxed, and natural. I could tell we were going to get along well because we had a blast during out engagement session at The Cloisters just outside the city. And that feeling continued on wedding day.

Fittingly, Meredith and Will opted for an outdoor ceremony. I love when couples say ‘I Do’ in the great outdoors and Highlands has one of the most perfect settings for an outdoor ceremony. It was an intimate ceremony with Meredith and Will surrounded by their loved ones. You could just feel the love and warmth in the air as they exchanged their vows. So much so that a few kleenex were required! Tears of joy, of course!

I won’t soon forget Meredith and Will’s wedding. I loved the vibe of the day – outdoor, carefree, and natural. We took full advantage of the gorgeous weather and photographed all over the Highlands property. Our personal favorite was the old rustic barn!

Meredith/Will, congrats to you both on your wedding! It was a pleasure working with you.

The story of your wedding day is in the detailsI love all the candid moments during the bride's getting ready prepGorgeous bridal portraitLove the antics that go on during the guys getting readyLove this gorgeous bridal bouquetHighlands Country Club is a gorgeous venue for an outdoor wedding ceremonyThe bride and groom share a sentimental moment during their wedding ceremonyThe happy couple can't control their exuberence after the ceremonyThe weather was perfect for this outdoor wedding cocktail hour at highlands country clubThe bride and groom mix and mingle with their guests during their cocktail hour at highlands country clubHighlands Country Club has several great location for outdoor bridal portraits especially this rustic barnPhotos of the reception detailsGorgeous wedding cake and a wonderful first danceParent dances get me everytime!The bride and groom address their guests before the bride tosses her bouquetLet the fun begin! The bride and groom blow off a little steam with their guestsThe dance floor was hoppin' til the wee hoursA classic black and white photo of the bride and groom cutting their cake