laurie + pete

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Laurie and Pete are getting married at the end of March, and we are so excited to be a part of their day!! :)

I have known Laurie my entire life. She is a beautiful person – kind, loving, thoughtful, bubbly, fun – the list of adjectives I could use to describe just how lovely she is could go on and on! Before their e-session, I had only met Pete once or twice, so I was very excited to come to Utica (which, if you don’t know by now, is my beloved hometown) to spend this time with them, and get to know them as a couple. It didn’t take long for me to realize that Pete is just as wonderful as Laurie, and that they are absolutely a perfect match! I’m so truly happy that two such fabulous people have found their way to each other, and cannot wait to celebrate with them in just a few short weeks!

Although it was sunny and beautiful for our shoot in Utica, it was still very cold, so we had to use indoor locations for the majority of our time together.  Luckily, we had this awesome city loft to use for our first location!!  Laurie’s parents (my aunt and uncle) recently finished rehabbing an old building in downtown Utica, and it looks amazing!  You can check out their Facebook page, The Bleecker Street Project, to see some of the before photos – you won’t believe your eyes!!  They are actively involved in the revitalization of downtown Utica, and it really has come a long, long way.  Every time I visit, there is something new, and it’s getting better all the time!

An engagement photo session in Utica, NY just would not be complete without a trip to the train station!  It’s one of Utica’s most stunning architectural displays, and certainly one of my favorite spots.  :)  We did a few shots outside before heading into the station, but it was definitely chilly!!  How cute are these two?!
We decided to head back out into the cold for a few shots on the platform and by the vintage trains, and I’m so very glad we did!  The blue sky was so lovely!

Laurie and Pete – thank you so much for allowing me to capture these beautiful memories for you! It was wonderful to have the opportunity to spend this time with you! Getting to know you guys as a couple made me SO excited for us to be a part of your wedding day!!! Can’t wait!! Much love, J + B :)