Ben and Brooke at The Stone Mill at the NY Botanic Gardens

I'm not big into astrology, but all the stars, planets what have you must have been in alignment on Ben and Booke's wedding night. Everyone was in the best mood! I know that's kind of a given at weddings but this was something different....I don't know what it was or how to explain it really. Maybe it's the fact that half of the guests were from Texas. Have you ever hung out with Texans? They are just always up for a good time and full of positive energy. Ben and Brooke and their friends are also super-smarty-pants kind of people (yes, that's a technical term) and their toasts were honestly the funniest I have ever heard! I had a hard time keeping my focus I was laughing so hard behind the camera! It was just truly one of the most joyful nights I've been a part of. Things just clicked that night. I was reflecting on this wedding afterwards and was kind of amazed really. I've been shooting weddings for 10 years now, that's well over 250 weddings and I can honestly say that I'm enjoying this job more and more. It's just getting better. Maybe it has something to do with age and confidence. I'm not as stressed out as I used to be...I'm still working as hard as ever but I'm able to relax into the evening and absorb some of those good vibes around me. I'm truly a very lucky woman to be able to be around so much happiness. Documenting all the smiles for Ben and Brooke to enjoy for years to come....not a bad way to make a living;) Congratulations Ben and Brooke and thank you so much for such a joyous evening!

Photography by Kelly Guenther, Assist by Tanya Salazar, Photo Studio by Drew Anthony Smith