South Salem, New York Wedding || Sondra + Mauro
Sondra and Mauro first reached out to me basically already having decided that they were going to book, and that makes me so happy!! We hopped on a phone call shortly after their inquiry came in, and Sondra was over the MOON excited to tell me all about her and Mauro, and their day, and how their dream was for me to be a part of it :’) Needless to say, they booked shortly after!!
I don’t do a lot of weddings on the East Coast as it’s a trek to get over there coming all the way from Idaho— and from a city that definitely requires at least 1 or 2 layovers. But when I’m traveling to the East Coast for couples like Sondra and Mauro, it makes it all the worthwhile. These two radiate love and joy, and are so in love with each other it was so beautiful to see and be a part of!!
This travel weekend, I’m not going to lie, was freaking hectic and definitely not smooth. So getting to hang out with Sondra and Mauro the night before their wedding and just roam some woods + pretty fields, getting to know them and talking about their day— was a much needed little breather and something that I always value! I absolutely love being able to meet up with my couples the evening before their wedding, and even more so getting to capture some moments between the two of them. There’s so much anticipation and excitement as they await the next day to come, and taking an hour or two to just focus on each other is something that I think is so important! We had the most BEAUTIFUL sunset for this session in the woods, and it was beyond perfect because Sondra has always been obsessed with sunsets!! It was meant to be!
The morning of their wedding day I met up with Sondra as my second shooter (Anna Elizabeth who is a freaking GEM of a human and talented beyond belief) headed to hang out with the guys, and Sondra and all her girls greeted me so kindly and excitedly :’) The love that surrounded Sondra and Mauro on their day was un-matchable, and I’m so happy that I was chosen to document it. They held their ceremony at sunset, and celebrated all night long in the grandest ballroom— full of elegance and grace, and a whole lot of party 😉 It was the PERFECT day for these two. Also, how STUNNING is Sondra?! Queen!!
Getting to know these two was a blessing from the beginning!! Loved this day!