Elizabeth Unterman Photography: Blog http://www.elizabethuntermanphotography.net/blog en-us (C) Elizabeth Unterman Photography ejunterman@yahoo.com (Elizabeth Unterman Photography) Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:05:00 GMT Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:05:00 GMT http://www.elizabethuntermanphotography.net/img/s/v-5/u282129885-o198385992-50.jpg Elizabeth Unterman Photography: Blog http://www.elizabethuntermanphotography.net/blog 80 120 Flower Obsession http://www.elizabethuntermanphotography.net/blog/2016/10/flower-obsession Loving these flowers by Flowers by Helen at Rustic Ridge View Farms. They were so fun to photograph in the gorgeous September light. 

 

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And then came the butterflies... http://www.elizabethuntermanphotography.net/blog/2016/9/and-then-came-the-butterflies Felicity + Dan

Returning to the Pioneer Valley in Massachusetts for this wedding was a special gift.  Felicity, the bride, is like a sister to me.  And Dan, her partner, is a wonderful light that I was beyond excited to meet. These two were glowing and I was honored to be a part of the day. Then there was the location - the Montague Retreat Center in the heart of the Pioneer Valley.  Hard to describe how amazing this part of the world is, but lets just say that true magic resides there.

It is not easy task to photograph a wedding of someone you know and love because the emotions are hard to hide.  I always get emotional at weddings because they are such perfect expressions of love - but I can often hold back the tears.  For a wedding like this, there was no holding back.  My mascara ran.  My auto focus went ON because I could not see from all the cries.  My face got puffy.  It happened and I did not care.  It was worth it because it was that special.

Just when I thought my eye liner was safe from smudge...the monarchs came. They flew out of a book that Felicity held and they danced around her like fairies.  She released them in honor of her beautiful mother Patty, who had passed several years ago.  These butterflies pulled the tears out of us all.  We all watched while Patty showed us that her soul was present and she gracefully wished the couple well.  I knew she would not have missed this day for anything.

 

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Hudson Valley Venue - Barn on the Pond http://www.elizabethuntermanphotography.net/blog/2016/8/hudson-valley-venue---barn-on-the-pond Brian + Madison

venue: Barn on the Pond in Saugerties, NY
flowers: Elizabeth Porter

Every detail of the Barn on the Pond and its surrounding property has been created so thoughtfully and creatively - and its beauty acts as the perfect metaphor for Brian and Madison's relationship. 

This intimate wedding was such a big celebration of love, commitment, and happiness. The groom's father performed the ceremony on the barn's porch and shared valuable and realistic advice to the couple that touched everyone witnessing. 

The family danced in the barn's livingroom and ate a glorious dinner on the porch.  Rain forced the party indoors, but it turned out to be perfect and exactly what this wedding needed.

 

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ejunterman@yahoo.com (Elizabeth Unterman Photography) Hudson Valley Hudson Valley wedding barn on the pond catskills wedding saugerties unique wedding upstate weddings weddings http://www.elizabethuntermanphotography.net/blog/2016/8/hudson-valley-venue---barn-on-the-pond Fri, 12 Aug 2016 14:42:51 GMT
Hudson Valley Wedding Venue - Full Moon Resort http://www.elizabethuntermanphotography.net/blog/2016/7/hudson-valley-wedding---full-moon-resort Tiffany + Evan

The Full Moon Resort is the type of Catskills wedding venue that dreams are made of.  Tiffany and Evan knew their friends and family would love spending time here - and they were right. Every single person who came together to celebrate this wedding had a smile on their face the entire time. It was the perfect weekend experience for everyone.

   

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Film is not dead http://www.elizabethuntermanphotography.net/blog/2016/6/film-is-not-dead Digital gear rules wedding photography, but it is also fun to shoot with film on occasion.  Some of my clients want to have at least a few special film images for their wedding day or engagement. Each analog image is a work of art.  

These are a couple of shots taken with a square medium format Rollei cord camera.  

 

What do you get when an artist with a comedian fall in love? A wedding that is full of handmade loveliness and the best speeches you have ever heard! Even better - the entire wedding was held on a family estate in the Catskills. Meaningful, creative, joyous, and full of laughter - a perfect day.


© Elizabeth Unterman Photography
Welcome to Eleanor and Adam's wedding image gallery!

You can do a few different things here:

view the images by using the thumbnail toolbar OR selecting the "slideshow" option on the top right. The slideshow will allow you to view the images full screen and select a background color (I recommend black) and speed (slow to savor, very fast to go through them for a millionth time).

order prints using the BUY icon on the top right of the thumbnails. There are a variety of prints available. I suggest contacting me if you are not sure about something or have any questions. These are made by a very reputable company called MPix. They will ship them directly to your home or office. If you prefer handmade archival prints, I can make those for you. Just email me!

share on social media use the SHARE icon to share a picture on any of the popular social media sites. You can also PIN an image by using the icon at the bottom of the picture.

Contact me at ejunterman@yahoo.com if you have any questions
Welcome to Eleanor and Adam's wedding image gallery!

You can do a few different things here:

view the images by using the thumbnail toolbar OR selecting the "slideshow" option on the top right. The slideshow will allow you to view the images full screen and select a background color (I recommend black) and speed (slow to savor, very fast to go through them for a millionth time).

order prints using the BUY icon on the top right of the thumbnails. There are a variety of prints available. I suggest contacting me if you are not sure about something or have any questions. These are made by a very reputable company called MPix. They will ship them directly to your home or office. If you prefer handmade archival prints, I can make those for you. Just email me!

share on social media use the SHARE icon to share a picture on any of the popular social media sites. You can also PIN an image by using the icon at the bottom of the picture.

Contact me at ejunterman@yahoo.com if you have any questions

 
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ejunterman@yahoo.com (Elizabeth Unterman Photography) Hudson Valley Hudson Valley wedding Rock and Roll weddings film photography film wedding photography unique wedding weddings http://www.elizabethuntermanphotography.net/blog/2016/6/film-is-not-dead Tue, 14 Jun 2016 17:42:01 GMT
Hudson Valley Wedding Venue - The Phoenicia Diner http://www.elizabethuntermanphotography.net/blog/2016/6/hudson-valley-wedding-venue---the-phoenicia-diner P + D
 

P + D have been creating memories in the Hudson Valley for many years. With a home in the Woodstock area, they have spent quite a few weekends eating at  The Phoenicia Diner.  Like P + D, anyone who eats at this diner will return again.  It is that good. That is why they thought it would make for an exciting and unique venue for their reception.  I mean, who does not like diners!? 

A diner is not a traditional type of wedding venue, but it was perfect for P, D and their family and friends to celebrate their union. 

 

Paula and Dan's Wedding ReceptionReception venue: Phoenicia Diner in Phoenicia, NY Paula and Dan's Wedding ReceptionReception venue: Phoenicia Diner in Phoenicia, NY

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Paula and Dan's wedding receptionReception venue: Phoenicia Diner in Phoenicia, New York
 
Paula and Dan's wedding receptionReception venue: Phoenicia Diner in Phoenicia, New York
Paula and Dan's wedding receptionReception venue: Phoenicia Diner in Phoenicia, New York Paula and Dan's wedding receptionReception venue: Phoenicia Diner in Phoenicia, New York Paula and Dan's wedding receptionReception venue: Phoenicia Diner in Phoenicia, New York Paula and Dan's wedding receptionReception venue: Phoenicia Diner in Phoenicia, New York
 
Paula and Dan's wedding receptionReception venue: Phoenicia Diner in Phoenicia, New York
 
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ejunterman@yahoo.com (Elizabeth Unterman Photography) Catskills wedding Hudson Valley Hudson Valley wedding Phoenicia Diner Phoenicia New York diner unique wedding wedding reception weddings http://www.elizabethuntermanphotography.net/blog/2016/6/hudson-valley-wedding-venue---the-phoenicia-diner Thu, 02 Jun 2016 20:14:11 GMT
Rock & Roll Woodstock Wedding http://www.elizabethuntermanphotography.net/blog/2016/6/rock-roll-woodstock-wedding Melissa + Joe
Woodstock, New York

 

If you share such a deep love for music, why not make it part of your wedding?  That was what Melissa and Joe thought when they decided to marry on the Village Green right in the center of Woodstock, New York.  This town is saturated with some of the greatest moments in American rock and roll history.  

Melissa and Joe were able to celebrate their love for each other while also honoring one of their shared loves - music.

 

Melissa and JoeWoodstock, New York

What better spot for a rock & roll photo opportunity than The White Dove Rockotel. Located right in Woodstock, this is THE place to stay if you want an amazing Woodstock experience with super sweet modern amenities (you know, disco balls, lights, projection of live music on your hotel room wall).  Each room is a different theme using rock and roll as its inspiration.  It is truly an experience (there actually is an Experience suite that is beyond cool), and Melissa and Joe loved posing in each space.

 

 

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The husband and wife owners of the White Dove have meticulously designed every little detail of this hotel.  The colors, vintage furniture, wallpaper, and art are a photographers dream backdrop.

 

 

Melissa and JoeWoodstock, New York

Everything about Melissa and Joe fit in perfectly with vibe of the hotel and this special town.

 

 

Melissa and JoeWoodstock, New York

Melissa and JoeWoodstock, New York

After they said "I do" on the Green (smack in the middle of Woodstock), people came from all over to wish them well.  Leah, the owner of the Garden Cafe (best vegan food ever), watched the ceremony from her restaurant window and then brought out a bottle of champagne for the couple to toast. Where else does that happen?  I just love this town.

 

 

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Melissa and JoeWoodstock, New York
 
 
In the middle of it all, there is a calm and a peace - and just two lovely people looking to connect in the most special of ways. 
 
 
peace, love and togetherness.
 
 
 
 
 
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ejunterman@yahoo.com (Elizabeth Unterman Photography) Catskills Weddings Hudson Valley Hudson Valley Weddings Rock and Roll weddings White Dove Rockotel Woodstock Woodstock, New York weddings http://www.elizabethuntermanphotography.net/blog/2016/6/rock-roll-woodstock-wedding Wed, 01 Jun 2016 18:49:28 GMT
Wedding Traditions: Origami http://www.elizabethuntermanphotography.net/blog/2016/5/traditions-origami As a wedding photographer, I have the honor of witnessing a variety of wedding traditions.  They can be very common - like the exchanging of rings - or they can be unique experiences passed down from generations of family members. Some are newly created by the couple as a way to combine different traditions and cultures. Either way, they are personally my favorite part of the wedding.  In this photo blog series, Wedding Traditions,  I will highlight some of these moments.

 

Here is a glimpse into Kenichi and Jiyeon's wedding which incorporated the tradition of the 1000 Cranes.

 

Kenichi + Jiyeon
venue: private home in Woodstock, NY

 

Kenichi + Jiyeonvenue: private home in Woodstock, NY The couple covered this beautiful hudson valley property with one thousand origami cranes.

The couple covered this beautiful hudson valley property with one thousand origami cranes.  

 

Kenichi + Jiyeonvenue: private home in Woodstock, NY The time and energy put into the thousand hand-folded origami cranes symbolized the patience and trust necessary to sustain a happy marriage.

The time and energy put into the thousand hand-folded origami cranes symbolizes the patience and trust necessary to sustain a happy marriage.

 

The cranes not only symbolized an important family tradition, but it added so much beauty to the landscape.  It also made a perfect spot for people to take pictures to have as memories of this lovely day.
 
 
 
 
 
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ejunterman@yahoo.com (Elizabeth Unterman Photography) 1000 cranes catskills weddings cranes hudson valley weddings origami weddings woodstock woodstock new york http://www.elizabethuntermanphotography.net/blog/2016/5/traditions-origami Tue, 31 May 2016 17:07:35 GMT