When Kristi and Josh approached me a year ago about wedding photography, I was more than thrilled. This amazing Queensbury couple has been together for ten years, and for mush of that time, I have been honored to call them my friends. To be asked to be their photographer was one of the highlights of my season. Their wedding day began on a calm summer day in South Glens Falls, where Kristi and the girls shared laughs and snacks over hair and makeup. Josh and the boys put the final touches on their DYI backyard wedding before adjusting bowties and clinking beers. Kristi looked the perfect blushing bride while walking down the aisle to a tearful, smiling Josh. Readings by close, long-time friends dotted the special ceremony performed by Josh's sister. Cheers erupted at the first kiss as guest celebrated a wonderful union that has been a decade in the making. Family photos followed in Crandall park, as well as couples photos in the stunning afternoon light in the woods, and on the shores of Lake George. A vegan buffet fit for a king greeted us upon returning to the reception, which went late into the night. Guests enjoyed cocktails, dancing, a DYI Photo Booth and an adult bounce house! Congratulations to this sweet couple on their long awaited marriage!
There are so many wonderful things to be said about Caitlin Miller and her work. I’ve known for a long time how kind, funny, down to earth, and reliable Caitlin is - That’s part of the reason I wanted her to photograph our wedding! When Josh and I were newly engaged, we started looking at Caitlin’s website and checking out her work at bridal shows. It was undeniable that her work stood out from the rest. Her images are crisp, clean, romantic, and artful. After seeing so many of her lovely photographs, and reading all of her glowing reviews, we knew that Caitlin was the one we needed to capture our big day.
Prior to the wedding, Caitlin kept in excellent contact with us, asking us questions about details we hadn’t even thought of yet. It was clear that she knew what she was doing. Any time we emailed her with questions, she replied rapidly. In the midst of our wedding planning chaos, that was greatly appreciated.
On the day of our wedding, Caitlin was an absolute blessing. I don’t know what we would have done without her. She showed up right on time with an upbeat, positive attitude and a smile on her face. She got to work immediately, snapping candid photos that I didn’t even realize she was taking. (Many of which have quickly become our favorites.) When we needed guidance, Caitlin was right there with tips, tricks, and advice.
Caitlin is a true master of her art. She remained completely calm, cool, and collected while wrangling us and our families for photos, traveling between our venue and our desired photo locations, and helping us navigate the events of the day without stress. Somehow, between all of the running around and helping us out with things likely outside of her job description, she managed to capture absolutely stunning photographs that made us cry (happy tears!!!) when we saw them. Caitlin did far more for us than I ever could have expected, and we are eternally grateful. She was a lifesaver, and the photos she captured for us will be treasured for years to come. Caitlin is more than an excellent photographer. She is a true professional, an anchor in the wild sea of wedding day chaos, and a woman that anyone would be lucky to have working on their side.
Thank you again, Caitlin, for stepping up to the plate and really knocking this one out of the park! All of your hard work really helped make our wedding day perfect for us! I wish we could give you more than a 5/5 rating. You deserve a 100/5. :)
One of our (many) favorite moments with Caitlin was when she helped me (the bride!) climb up into a tree at Crandall park. My maid of honor, Katherine, mentioned that it might be a cool shot, and Caitlin, without hesitation, said, "We can definitely do that!" and got right to work. She helped my groom and maid of honor LIFT me into the tree, situated my dress and flowers, and got to work snapping photos. I'm sure it was a hilarious sight to see, but Caitlin didn't even bat an eye. She was so open to doing what WE wanted, and it really meant a lot to us.
Another favorite moment (because how could I choose?!) was when Caitlin climbed halfway up into a moving bouncy castle to capture the entire bridal party bouncing around like maniacs. Between the tiny, netted entryway, her giant camera, and the wildly bouncing structure, it was a hilarious, true show of her down-to-earth attitude, as she put herself right in the middle of the action to capture some of our absolute favorite photos. She truly is unmatched in her dedication to pleasing her clients. (You really are the best of the best, Caitlin! We are so happy you could be a part of our big day! Thanks for everything!)
—Kristi and Josh