It’s crazy to think I’ve been sharing images on the blog of these Staples kids (I can say that because I’m old now) since 2009. Who knew way back then the images we created would transpire into shooting two more weddings and gaining some great friends while doing so? To be honest, thats our goal. Capturing weddings for this family has been an amazing experience and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. You just feel like family with these folks. To put it as “JP” as I can, I’d say I legit feel like I could walk into Linda and Steve’s house right now and make myself a sandwich. All I can say is thank you for making us feel that way.

Saturday October 15th 2016 was a perfect day. Perfect in every way. The fall color, the light, the beautiful subjects and the energy was all amazing. The flowers too, they were perfect. I should mention Becky worked with my wife and her amazing team at Fleurtacious Designs for a bit and helps out still from time to time. Anyway during Becky’s time at Fleurtacious we all became close. Needless to say the “fleurts” brought a little extra special  serving of their A-game for Becky and Carmine, I mean just look at those bouquets! 😍 After Becky was dressed and was officially a bride there was a great moment with her Dad, Steve and his girls. We then headed to the church to capture their ceremony. Father Doyle officiated, he’s truly one of the best and our favorite to work with. After the ceremony we ventured across the river to The Crooked Lake House where some beautiful fall scenes were waiting. Myself and videographer Al Woodard were going nuts over the light and color we had! Every wedding of course has its “glue” so  I’d be crazy if I didn’t mention wedding planner Katie O’, we’ve been right there next to each other for each of The Staples weddings so completing the Staples Trilogy together was nothing short of awesome. Obviously the staff and folks at The Crooked Lake House knocked this wedding out of the park because thats what they do and Grand Central Station band crushed it too. It’s just great having amazing wedding day teams like this!

Becky and Carmine.. What can I say? You guys are adorable and your wedding was so much fun. We all wish you a lifetime of health and happiness and to paraphrase the matron of honor Natalie, many short children. To Linda and Steve Staples, thank you. Thank you for being absolutely awesome from day one, thank you for making us feel like family and thank you for continuing to trust us to capture your kids weddings. It’s bittersweet but I think in about 3 years from now we should have a big party just because. We love you all. It’s been a honor documenting Natalie + Ryan’s, Erin + Tim’s and Becky + Carmine’s weddings! I’m on my way over for a sandwich. ✌🏻🍞

I just had to share this image in the event you missed this blog..

October 15, 2016..

Hand delivered from one Fleurt to another!

Polina always putting that exclamation point on beautiful people.


All the Staples ladies helping Becky get ready…

I loved Steve’s first look with Becky. Great moment.

Before we headed to the church the ladies had a quick toast.

When Fleurtacious brings it!

I love Becky’s smile here..

Carmine on deck with Father Doyle.

I love a the father daughter moment before the ceremony.

Boom! Married!

Mrs & Mrs..

Somewhere over Crooked Lake on this beautiful autumn day.

The wall of color behind them was perfect!

gorgeous!! those flowers against them dresses!

The whole crew!

we dem boyz!

A very, very special shot for us. Having shot all three weddings for this amazing family was truly an honor.

..and because Becky is so beautiful throughout this blog I wanted to showcase the Becky we all know so well. We might be onto something here….

Ok back to the gorgeous bride..


A brief intermission for some more of mother natures beauty..

Such a fun little series.

Aaaahhhh that color. I love this image.

Every season this weekend proves to be the ideal fall foliage weekend!

That veil..

Love this image too!

working it..

obligatory Crooked Lake must get image!

On more..

A sweet surprise by my homegirl, Kailin of Simply Scout Designs!

The Crooked Lake House ballroom by Fleurtacious Designs..

Beautiful color palette..

Them farm tables.. such a great touch in this space..

When your Fleurt friends and fam wow you…


Party time!!

Some Dad’s are just too damn cool for school. Steve Staples its been a pleasure having you as a FOB and FOG you definitely went out on a high note!!


I loved that they used this room for their dancing too!!

A special moment that just happened during that last slow dance. To the Staples Family, thank you for all the memories you gave us while capturing your memories. Congrats to Becky + Carmine.

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