They first hung out on a camping trip with a group of friends. She stole his sleeping bag and quietly snuck her way into his heart. But she wasn’t ready to trust hers just then. So Cailen and Kevin's love story had a slow start built on a deep friendship. Fast forward to a surprise kiss and unexpected chemistry. Suddenly Cailen found herself looking her best friend in a whole new way. They wound up getting married on a beach but the story doesn’t end there.
After 362 days of marriage, the couple flew to Kevin’s hometown in upstate New York to renew their wedding vows in front of an extended group of friends and family who hadn’t been able to attend their wedding in Florida.
We wandered the streets of downtown Albany the day before the wedding and were greeted with cool October breezes, the hint of fall colors and historical architecture. (There may have been some cheesy/touristy photos taken during the scouting process.)
Since they're not a traditional couple, Cailen and Kevin opted to do a First Look at the capitol building, allowing us plenty of time to sneak around downtown for couple’s portraits before their vow renewal at 90 State Events.
They spent the eve of their first wedding anniversary, reaffirming their commitment to each other and dancing the night away with those who love them best.
Cailen and Kevin, thank you for choosing us to document this special day in your marriage and for your hospitality. We wish you a lifetime of love, friendship and happiness together. A special thank you goes to Cailen's amazing maid-of-honor, Laura, who graciously chauffeured us around downtown Albany so we could have more time photographing the not-so newlyweds.
Venue: 90 State Events
Planning and Catering: Mazzone Hospitality
Bridemaids' Gowns: Macy's
Albany's Capitol building, with its Romanesque architectural influence, makes you feel like you're walking around a European city.
How pretty is Cailen's blush colored bridal bouquet with charms tucked in among the flowers? Her wedding gown also had a blush lining beneath all its lace detailing.
The bridesmaids' bouquets consisted of pretty roses in varying blush pink and cream shades.
Cailen opted for a glamorous, Old Hollywood makeup look complete with bold colored lipstick. Isn't she gorgeous?
Cailen's girlfriends, including her sister-in-law, helped her with the finishing touches as she got ready. Laughter may have been involved.
And this is how guys dress up on a Saturday morning to watch college football.
The Capitol building was the perfect backdrop for Cailen and Kevin's First Look.
A couple having a sweet moment + historical architecture does a photographer good!
We took stroll across the street to Academy Park for more portrait goodness, this time in a natural setting.
Because of doing a First Look, there was time to visit the SUNY building for portraits. Drivers passing by blew their horns and shouted, "Congratulations!" the entire time . Albany, you're friendly!
This delicate shade of blush pink creates such a romantic and feminine color palette for a wedding.
Cailen and Kevin's choreographed first dance to Miley Cryus' Adore You was met with cheers.
The 90 State Events building was originally a bank and the vault remains intact. It was the perfect spot to sneak away for a few more photos before the evening ended.