Kiera + Tyler {Engagement} // Washington Headquarters, Newburgh, NY

When Kiera booked me as her wedding photographer, she knew right off the bat that she wanted a wintery wonderland engagement session. So we scheduled a little in advance for the first weekend in January. If you, my friend, are reading this and are local to the Hudson Valley, then you will know that January played a lot games. From warm temperatures to just rain fall. We rescheduled a couple of times before we just decided to go ahead with a Saturday, rain or shine. I’ve never been so happy for a snow fall when it started to snow 30 minutes before our session. Here is a peek into Kiera & Tylers engagement session done at Washington Headquarters in Newburgh, NY.

 Thanks for reading! If you or you know anyone who is engaged and still in need of a photographer, I’d love to be considered! I still have a handful of dates for 2020 and am booking for 2021. Woohoo!

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Chris + Jess {Wedding} // Roundhouse Wedding

Well hello there world! I’m embarrassed to say that it’s been way way way too long since I’ve last blogged. [insert monkey hiding behind hands emoji here] I have no excuse other than life. In the past year Rachel and I have photographed the most amazing wedings while also taking a huge leap of faith on a dream. We purchased a home together that sits on 47 acres in Bloomingburg! It’s seriously a photographers dream. More on that another day. In the midst of that, we watched my father-in-law (Rachel’s dad) battle cancer for 6 months. He is with the big man above now and we miss him a great deal. To say last year was crazy and hard would be an understatement.

This year we continue to walk in faith and grow. With that, I can’t wait to share some of the weddings that we’ve had the opportunity of capturing. First up Chris & Jess! They got married at the Roundhouse in Beacon, NY.

I am still booking for 2020 & 2021 and would love to photograph yours! Feel free to reach out to me in any of the links below.

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Need a florist?! These floral arangements were created by the wonderful Vicki and her team at DeJa Vu Events & Floral Design!

Russell + Danyelle {Wedding}// Feast at Round Hill Wedding

Happy New Year!!! I hope you all enjoyed the holiday season and ate well. I’m back to showcase another wedding photographed this past season! I have sooo much to share and I want to do it all at once, but slow and steady wins the race right?! I absolutely loved working with Russell & Danyelle! They got married at the beautiful Feast at Round Hill located in Washingtonville, NY. I also had the pleasure of working with Matthew Agazzi of Matthew Agazzi Events. Seriously, he killed it with creating all of the details of this wedding while doubling as an awesome wedding planner.  

I specifically love it when brides do a first look with their dads. It’s such a sweet moment.

I am still booking for 2019 & 2020 and I would love to photograph your wedding! Feel free to reach out to me in any of the links below.

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Russell + Kristen {Wedding} // Windham Mountain Wedding, NY

Now that wedding season has died down *some* I can now begin to share some of the goodness that I was able to witness this year! There won’t be a specific order in how I share the weddings, but being as its super chilly and we are starting ski season, why not share the wedding that we photographed at Windham Mountain Resort. When I received the inquiry from Russell & Kristen my heart sort of leaped. I was excited about their adventurous wedding but also struck with fear because I’d be facing my fear of heights, once again. You see, you have to take a ski lift up a mountain to the ceremony site. And well…lets just say I white knuckled all the way up the slope. Hahaha

I’m happy to say that I faced my fears and would love to photograph back here again! Stay tuned for more weddings on the blog!

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Matt + Kristine {Wedding} // Ulster County Wedding Photographer

On this throwback Thursday, I’m throwing it back to this past summers wedding. Matt and Kristine were married on a beautiful September day. What I loved most about the day, was that they were our first couple to utilize Lippincott Manor’s “First Look” location on the property. It was gorgeous!

Venue: Lippincott Manor // DJ: Stylez Entertainment // Cake: Eat This Bakery

I thought it was so sweet that the bride and groom exchanged gifts during their getting ready portion of the day.

Here’s another angle of their first look!

I still have some availability for 2018 and am currently booking 2019! 

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Jon + Lindsay {Wedding} // Thayer Hotel Wedding

I have a whole new respect for long distance relationships. In fact, I’m getting more and more military couples with the same story. Most of the wedding planning from this couple was done from afar. Military couples know best that true love can stand the test of distance and time.

Jon and Lindsay truly personified what love is and Rachel and I had the honor of having front row seats to witness it. They got married at the Thayer Hotel, located at West Point, during the winter season. During their first look, they exchanged beautifully written letters. Alone. Just the two of them. It was truly the sweetest moment. Enjoy this peek into their wedding day!

I still have a date or two open for any 2017 weddings and 2018 is quickly booking! 

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2017 Spring Mini Sessions

Due to popular demand, we have opened up our calendar to offer Spring Mini Sessions! Woohoo!!!

$150 includes a 30 minute session with Rachel & myself, 10-15 high resolution images with the rights to print and the option to purchase the full 25-30 image gallery for an additional $100. All sessions are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. All mini sessions are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE due to the limited availability and high demand on our mini session dates. We will allow you to bring up to 6 people to your mini session.

How to Sign up:
1. Email me (efreitas116@gmail.com)
2. In your email, please include:
– Names & ages of the people in your session
– Will any pets be joining you?
– Reason for the shoot (family, anniversary, baby announcement, etc.)
– Preferred time slot (see time slots below)
– Any special requests or things we should know
3. Erica will correspond with you and give you a specific time slot
4. Sign our session contract & pay at the time of your session.

Time Slots: (as of 8:26AM 5/18/17)
– 2:00pm – 2:30pm ~ BOOKED
– 2:45pm – 3:15pm ~ OPEN
– 3:30pm – 4:00pm ~ OPEN
– 4:15pm – 4:45pm ~ OPEN
– 5:00pm – 5:30pm ~ BOOKED
– 5:45pm – 6:15pm ~ OPEN

Date & Location: Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Circleville Park, NY

Looking forward to hearing from y’all! 🙂

Landon + Angie {Engaged} | Hudson Valley, NY Wedding Photographer

Happy Monday!!!! How about an engagement session to start the week!

Landon and Angie wanted a beautiful fall engagement session. They chose a location hidden in the Hudson Valley. Seriously — it was a beautiful little nook hidden in a park. We walked through the most gorgeous leaves to a hidden creek. Angie also made sure to bring hot cocoa and mugs to enjoy during the session. 🙂

I am soo looking forward to their wedding this year at Locust Grove!!

I would love to photograph your engagement session and/or wedding day! Get in touch using this link!

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Jadner + Adrienne {Wedding} | Hudson Valley, NY Wedding Photographer

From the moment we met, I knew that Jadner and Adrienne would be a blast to work for! And once you see their photos you will be able to feel the love that these two have for each other. They chose a beautiful country setting for their wedding day! The Tuthill House in Gardiner, NY offers a rustic but refined place to get married! The ladies got ready at an onsite beautiful home, while the guys got ready in another building right above their beautiful restaurant.

Enjoy this small glimpse into their wedding day!

Check out this spread!!!!!

How many can say that they’ve had their PHOTOGRAPHER start a soul train line??!!! Yup! I did it and I got sooo many great shots!!!

Thank you so much Jadner and Adrienne for entrusting Rachel and myself to capture these life lasting memories!!!!

If you’re getting married, I’d love to take you out for some coffee and learn more about your big day!!!!

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Juan Carlo + Shiela {Engaged} | New York Engagement Photographer

April cannot come soon enough! I am totally looking forward to photographing this beautiful couple’s wedding. When we did their engagement session last summer, we woke up at the crack of dawn to avoid the New York City crowd as well as to take advantage of that morning light! NYC is such a beautiful backdrop for any session!

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