When I consider all of the Hudson Valley wedding venues I’ve photographed over the years, the ones I enjoy capturing the most have one major trait in common: diversity. Don’t get me wrong, I love barn venues that have endless forests or rustic venues set around a pond or farm, but when one location can deliver multiple settings, I thoroughly enjoy that. Enter Caitlin and Julio’s Arrow Park wedding in Monroe, New York.
Like so many places I get to photograph weddings, I honestly don’t know they exist until that inquiry comes through and I get to shoot them. New York has a seemingly endless supply of amazing wedding venues, so when I arrived for their Arrow Park wedding, I knew immediately I was into it and wanted to go back there often. Boat docks, beautiful forests, rocky landscapes, and an incredible old mansion atop the hill.
All of that sounds great, but without the moments, it doesn’t really amount to anything. Thankfully, Caitlin, Julio, and all of their guests delivered in a big way. From start to finish, I was inspired by all of these beautiful in-between moments. To end it all perfectly, I had the privilege to capture one of the wildest dance parties I’ve ever photographed at a wedding. Everyone left it all out on the dance floor, including Caitlin, who was my first crowd-surfing bride. Well done.