Ellen & Rob
On an warm August Saturday, I arrived at the beautiful Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown, NY. It was here that I met up with Ellen and Rob as they prepared for their wedding. The day started out relaxed and joyful. I had fun photographing Ellen’s details and incorporating the charm of the historic Otesaga into the images.
As the ceremony drew closer, both Ellen and Rob took a few moments to read a heartfelt letter from the other person.
After hair and makeup were finished, Ellen got dressed in one of the gorgeous suites at the Otesaga. She was joined by her mother and sister where they shared a champaign toast.
As Ellen looked down onto the lawn where her ceremony took place she couldn’t help be nervous as an impeding storm was moving across the lake.
Despite the looming rain, the lakeside wedding went off without a hitch. Ellen and Rob were married before their family and friends. Just moments after the ceremony ended the skies opened up and a thunderstorm moved across the grounds!
After a brief but mighty thunderstorm, we took the time to take some portraits. I loved incorporating the ivy that covers the building walls into the images.
After our portrait session, we headed into the ballroom to kick off the party. The room was decorated with gorgeous floral arrangements by Village Floral.
During dinner, Ellen and Rob let me drag them back outside for a few more sunset photos. We headed down to the docks to take advantage of the gorgeous light and lakeside view. I always try to get my couples out for a few photos at this time of day!
After dinner the Clark Eno Orchestra got everyone up and moving.
Ellen and Rob are such a sweet couple and spending the day documenting their day was so much fun. I hope you enjoy looking at the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them!
Photographer: Calypso Rae Photography
Wedding Venue: The Otesaga Resort, Cooperstown, NY
Bride’s Dress: Alexandra Grecco from Alice in Ivory in Chicago, IL
Groom’s Suit: Hickey Freeman
Bridesmaid Dress: Amsale
Videographer: T2 Productions
Band, Cocktail Hour and Ceremony Music: Clark Eno Orchestra
Calligrapher: Adirondack Ink
Florist: The Village Floral
Hair: Krista Gagnon
Make Up: Danielle Cozza-Whiteley