Mr. & Mrs. DeFrance – The Otesaga – Cooperstown, NY

” I fall so hard inside the idea of you” – Dave Matthews Band

This quote not only was a part of their wedding song but sums up Marissa and Chris’s wedding day and their love for each other! I remember their engagement session like it was yesterday. They laughed, loved, and we’re their goofiest selves with each other! As I recall it was also an incredibly hot day then as it was on their wedding day but absolutely beautiful just the same!

The ladies were relaxing in their blush colored robes as they sipped mimosas with unicorn straws while the guys hung out and got ready with my second shooter Omar! As the 2 O’clock hour came closer and closer Marissa began pacing with anticipation to see her soon to be husband! The moment they saw each other they both lit up brighter than the hot sun!

They were surrounded by their closest friends and family as they celebrate becoming a family of 4, their two fur babies couldn’t make the trip but surely were not forgotten! These two express so much love for one another just by the way they looked at each other and with their genuine laughter and smiles throughout their day.

Their reception space was complete with blush, gold, and navy accents which just so happen to be some of my favorite colors so you can imagine my excitement when I walked into the room! Did I mention that their bouquets contained peonies?! YAASS!!

During sunset we snuck out to grab a few more portraits on the golf course next to the lake and pure magic happened! Marissa was born to twirl with her many layers of tulle on her dress and Chris rocked the GQ look!

Congratulation to the new Mr. & Mrs. DeFrance! Photographing this special day was a true blessing!

Don’t forget to leave a little love for them in the comments at the bottom!

“Well maybe one day I’ll be your king ’cause you’ll be my queen” – Dave Matthews Band
Marissa and Chris, I think that day has finally come!

Venue – The Otesaga
Dress – Angela’s Bridal
Catering – The Otesaga
Video – A Moment 2 Share (Josh Candelario)
Planning – The Otesaga
Florals – Mohican Flowers
Makeup –Glam by KAB
DJ Services – DJ Toby
Cake/Cookies – Laina Valent/Linda Sniezek/Baked Euphoria
Cupcakes – The Otesaga
Invitations – Minted

Don’t forget to leave a little love for them in the comments!

  1. Laina Valent says:

    Just amazing! Of course I knew that they would be💕 It was sooo hot and yet you made it all look and flow so easy! I could not be happier with the wonderful memories you have captured and created for us all💕

  2. […] and Chris in Skaneateles for their engagement session. In 2018 we got together again on their wedding day at The Otesaga in Cooperstown to document another big day! Now, in 2020, I had the joy of photographing them again for their […]

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