On a warm (actually, HOT!) Saturday I hopped into my car, blasted the AC and headed west from Syracuse to the picturesque Fountainebleau Inn in Alpine, NY. There I found Jade and Charlie bustling around the Inn prepping for their big day.

As the girls applied makeup and the boys donned their jackets a thunderstorm crashed into the building. Fortunately the storm lasted only a moment and by the time everyone was ready to head out to the ceremony the clouds had parted and the sun was shining–the perfect setting for Jade and Charlie’s heartfelt ceremony that soon took place.

Jade and Charlie incorporated themselves into every part of the day, from the beautiful handmade ceremony arch to the hand crafted reception décor. It was clear to all that this day was a labor of love between two deeply connected souls. It was also just as evident during the portrait session how much Charlie and Jade are meant to be. From behind my camera I was able to watch them together enjoying each other’s presence. It’s a wonderful part of being a photographer to experience and capture these moments.

I spent the rest of the evening capturing the time spent with their family and friends as they partied the night away. I feel honored to have photographed this beautiful day for Jade and Charlie. To the newlyweds I wish you both many many years of happiness and heaps of love. Enjoy the photos:).


 White bridal wedding gown

 Red Chinese wedding dress

 Syracuse wedding photographers

 Groom Portrait

 Fontainebleau Inn Groom

 Makeup photo of bridesmaids

 Bride shows off wedding gown.

 Bridal window portrait

 Fontainebleau Inn bride

 bride and mother share a moment at the fontainebleau inn.

 Bride in bed

 bride with flowers by Syracuse wedding photography

 bride walks down the aisle with father

 groom reads vows

 bride sheds tear during ceremony

 First kiss at the Fontainebleau Inn.  Syracuse wedding photographer.

 Groom carries bride down aisle

 Bride smiles while holding bouquet. 

 Tender moment between bride and groom

 Dramatic bridal party photograph

 Casual groomsmen 

 bridesmaids laugh together

 Beautiful bride with flower crown

 bride and groom kiss on a dock

 bride and groom hug on the dock

 Beautiful bride and groom during dusk kissing

 Maid of honor toast

 Father of the bride toast

 Father of the groom toast

 Best man toast

 Groom holds bride on road 

 groom dips bride

 moody bridal photograph at the Fontainebleau Inn

 Dramatic noir bridal shot

 Dramatic groomsmen photograph

 First dance at the Fontainebleau Inn

 First dance

 First dance

 Father daughter dance at the Fontainebleau Inn

 Father daughter dance

 Bride dancing at reception

 Party dancing

 groom dancing


Photographer: Calypso Rae Photography

Venue: Fountainebleau Inn

Caterer: H&J Hospitality

Flowers: Plenty of Posies

Wedding Dress: Watters

Suits: Perry Ellis

Rings: Brilliant Earth