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Kinjal_w0195We’re starting off this week with a loud BANG as we celebrate the news that Kinjal + Anil’s fabulous wedding was published by the editors of Maharani Weddings. We’re in love everything about their day —the vivid color palette, the open display of emotion throughout our time with them, and their inclusion of both Eastern and Western traditions into their wedding day. Clearly the editors are just as thrilled as we are about her details and photos. Once you’ve visited the links below, make sure you leave some comments there for the happy couple!:)

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Alyssa_w386We’re always excited to see photos of our brides published in magazines. But having Alyssa’s wedding day photo and story picked up by Wedding 411 Magazine represents more than a feather in the cap for us. It’s also an affirmation of the power of determination and endurance as Alyssa worked hard to get more fit not just for the wedding day, but for life. She looks amazing! We’re so happy for both her and Alex!:)

Read the article for Alyssa’s tips and inspiration for starting, maintaining, and enjoying your own program.

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  • Karin Hlywiak WeddingCoordinator - beautiful!! It was an honor designing your wedding?January 20, 2015 – 5:40 PM

We are nothing less than over-the-top excited about Laura + Chris! We go wayyy back with Laura, having photographed the weddings of several of her very close friends. When she told her mom years ago, “I already know who my photographers are going to be,” all she needed was for Chris to walk into the picture and sweep her off her feet. Mission accomplished! So here we found ourselves with them at a beautiful vineyard to enjoy the scenery, the wine, and the celebration of their love and devotion for one another. They’re a beautiful couple, and we’re so pumped to be their photographers! We can’t wait to join them on their wedding day, when we’ll see old friends again and meet plenty of new ones at the Venetian Yacht Club with its picturesque waterfront views.

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Our time with Kerrie + Frank couldn’t have been more delightful. We joined this affectionate duo on a local family farm to get to know them better and to show them how engaging and how much fun the photo experience with us can be. As with most couples these days, they each have incredibly full schedules, so this time together was so valuable. Kerrie is simply gorgeous to photograph, and Frank gave her plenty of attention and warmth in the chilly temps. Their true love for one another was fully evident in front of our cameras as they stayed close. Plenty of farm animals also came up to greet them and kept everyone entertained. We’re very eager to join them and their families for what we know will be a beautiful wedding day at the rolling hills of the Hollow Brook Golf Club.

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  • Cindi Ragan - First of all! What a beautiful setting to capture the love that Kerrie and Frank share for each other. All the pictures sum up the love and journey they are starting in their life. Ulysses Photography you captured it well. This is our son Frank whom we are so proud of. Frank has been blessed with the love of his life, Kerrie Bascomb.. Kerrie, Dan & I are so happy to have you as our future daughter in law.January 7, 2015 – 6:51 PM

Lucille + Jack’s deep love for their family is clear in everything they do. When Lucille saw some of our wedding photos, she fell in love with our relaxed style and approach and wanted something similar for her own family. Though it was cold outside, we had the warmth and comfort of their home to showcase the genuineness of their family connection. They’re thrilled with the results, and so are we!:)

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Ilana + Paul gave us what has to be one of our most enthusiastic and joyful weddings of 2014! We’re both proud and tremendously happy to have given them the sort of experience they’d heard about from other family and friends whom we had the joy of photographing. We couldn’t be more appreciative of the following kind words Ilana shared with other brides:

We love Ulysses Photography!!! First off, they are a pleasure to work with. Kind, understanding, and a lot of fun. From our first meeting, we were hooked. We were so nervous to do our engagement shoot. (Oh and VERY stressed with all of our wedding plans). Ulysses and Jenni turned our engagement shoot into a date that they photographed! We had the best time and were obsessed with the pictures. Our wedding pictures were unreal. They really captured the day (without being intrusive in any moment). Somehow, with their magical photography powers, Ulysses and Jenni caught every moment on film, without distracting from the organic moments happening. Within two weeks of our wedding, our album is already ordered!! They are talented, professional, and the results are evident in the gorgeous pictures they take.
[NOTE: Ilana + Paul made excellent use of our easy-to-use album ordering system and instructions.]

You’ll find Ilana’s amazing words shared on WeddingWire, as well many other independent reviews by some 70+ equally excited couples. Take a look at what they’re saying about their experience with Ulysses Photography!

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We first got acquainted with Megan + Matt when we met them at Kara + Nick‘s amazing wedding. Even then, while they were dating one another, it was clear that these two were inseparable. When they called us about becoming their photographers, too, we had to control ourselves because that’s how excited we were (and still are)! They booked an extended engagement session with us so we could help them more fully realize the possibilities for creating beautiful art, conveying Matt’s devotion to firefighting, and even including their furry family. With the beauty of Westchester, the Hudson River, and the rolling hills of the exclusive Sleepy Hollow Country Club serving as multiple backdrops, everyone was energized and completely focused on a photo shoot that did not disappoint. We’re truly excited to be their photographers and cannot wait for their upcoming wedding at Sleepy Hollow Country Club!

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We first started getting to know Danielle by way of her sister, Mallory, whose wedding to Greg we photographed. Referrals like these are thrilling because it’s more of a continued relationship than anything else. We joined them at the incredibly scenic Mohonk Mountain House, which was still in full bloom although we were now well into the autumn season. Whether taking a fun stroll together, hiking up the mountain, or even giving us a quick demo of their mutual love for crossfit workouts (yes, we were each sore the next day!), we loved each moment we got to spend getting to know them better. And everyone is absolutely thrilled with the gorgeous results from the photo session. We that much more pumped about seeing them for their wedding at the Tappan Hill Mansion.

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Kaitlin + Ryan are two of the most fun-loving, down-to-earth, yet remarkable people we’ve had the pleasure of photographing. We felt nothing but absolute positivity throughout their entire day. Everyone’s minds — including their blast of a wedding party — were on the same page when the time came for photography. Best of all, there was complete trust, whether we were capturing unscripted images or creating art during our private time with just the two of them. What more could we ask for? We’re truly glad to be their photographers and look forward to seeing them again in the future.:)

The complete gallery will be available in the “Boutique” area of our main website very soon. Until then, we’d love to hear your comments below. And please be sure to click the button to “Recommend” us to your friends!

Allison + Maurice’s wedding was stylish and unique, and perfectly reflected who they are as people. From Allison’s gorgeous fashion-forward, non-white dress, down to their customized open floor plan at one of our absolute favorite venues, their planning of the day’s details together was a true bonding experience for them. If there was an overriding theme throughout the day, it was one of friendship, camaraderie, community, and celebration. It was beautiful to see everyone’s overwhelming joy and happiness for them. We loved everything about capturing this day, and we’re so glad to be this beautiful couple’s photographers.

The complete gallery will be available in the “Boutique” area of our main website very shortly. Until then, we’d love to hear your comments below. And please be sure to click the button to “Recommend” us to your friends!

  • Francie Anne Riley - These few photos are wonderful and I look forward to seeing many more soon!November 13, 2014 – 3:18 PM

Ilana + Paul’s wedding day was the most sensational and celebratory day of their lives. As 300+ of their family and friends formed singing and dancing circles around them, the excitement — and the decibel level — built to an incredible crescendo during their uninhibited hora. But this was a hora like no other. The elation rose and subsided several times like a wave. It lasted longer and was more joyous than any we’ve ever seen. The entire day was likewise filled with the connectedness of family, long-time friendships, and the bonds of their culture. We could not be happier for this fantastic couple. We’re truly ecstatic to have been part of their day and look forward to seeing them again in the future.

The complete gallery will be available in the “Boutique” area of our main website shortly. Until then, we’d love to hear your comments below. And please be sure to click the button to “Recommend” us to your friends!

  • Anita Isaacson Jacobs - lovelyNovember 1, 2014 – 4:05 PM

  • Karen Rosenberg Brooks - The photos are STUNNING! I cannot wait to see more, these are such a tease! You really captured the spirit and feel of the day :)November 1, 2014 – 12:22 PM

  • Rebecca Kahn - AmazingNovember 1, 2014 – 3:06 AM

  • Ilana Kahn Rosenberg - Love. Love. Love.

    These are beautiful! Can’t wAit to see the rest!November 1, 2014 – 1:52 AM

Tara + Erik are the quintessential NYC power couple whose wedding day exemplified the ideal Manhattan dream wedding. Their wedding day was, in one word, spectacular! The day was absolutely packed with activity, starting at the famous red carpeted steps of the luxurious Plaza Hotel overlooking Central Park. We’ve never met a bride who could positively bring Fifth Avenue to a halt the way Tara could, as she exited her limo in her elegant custom-made Kim Hicks Couture gown while an enormous crowd of spectators and tourists pressed in to get a glance and snap photos of her. Following the ceremony and a brief walk through Grand Central Station, we rushed to the exclusive Harvard Club of NYC in Midtown Manhattan for cocktails, dinner, and a party like no other. There was even an artist commissioned to paint the event live at the reception! Numerous custom details were seen throughout the day, all planned and prepared by Tara + Erik with so much care and concern for their guests. Not only did we immensely enjoy our day with this warm couple, but it was also a joy to see so many familiar faces once more.

The complete gallery will be available in the “Boutique” area of our main website as soon as the joyous couple returns from the South Pacific. Until then, we’d love to hear your comments below. And please be sure to click the button to “Recommend” us to your friends!

  • Vicki Malta Lake - These picture’s are beautiful! I wish you two many years of good health and happiness! If you make it back to the mitten please let us know. November 1, 2014 – 8:10 PM

  • Karine Burkhardt-Schoen - Nice pics!!! Awesome memories!
    November 1, 2014 – 7:18 PM

  • Erik Moss - Thanks for the wonderful photos! These are great! We can’t wait to see the rest. You guys are great – we could not have asked to work with a better team! November 1, 2014 – 7:17 PM

  • Tara Moss - Thank you for the beautiful photographs — Can’t wait to see the rest! Thank you! XOXO We love you very much! November 1, 2014 – 5:23 PM

Teryn_w0799Teryn is hands-down one of the most positive and energetic brides we’ve met, and it was such a joy to photograph her wedding. She and Greg were a dream to spend time with. The editors at the premiere bridal blog, Style Me Pretty, took note of all her personalized details and projects designed to make their guests feel special. They couldn’t resist sharing this lovely look at a perfectly beautiful Westchester, NY, summer wedding. Teryn is just as overjoyed as we are to share this one, too!

Have a look at their SMP feature, and don’t miss the complete gallery of photos for gorgeous wedding inspiration.:)

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Megan + Joshua came to us full of affection for one another and with lots of love for our style of photography. So when they asked for an extended session for their engagement photos, we were primed to blow them away with the experience. They were every bit as thrilled as we are with the results from this beautiful Autumn session. Whether taking a romantic stroll through one of their favorite towns or enjoying a sunset picnic in an open field, we could see their total trust in us the entire time. It was a remarkable session, and we’re even more eager to join them for their upcoming wedding at the Grandview!

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Sometimes the words simply fail us when we try to post our thoughts about how much we enjoyed photographing a couple and their wedding day. Jeanne Marie + Peter are one such couple. Everything about their day went PERFECTLY. It included everything from an emotive bride and groom, to enthusiastic friends and family, to a spectacular autumn Hudson Valley view and a gorgeous sunset. What a total joy to have spent the day with them and their favorite people!

The complete gallery will be available in the “Boutique” area of our main website as soon as the couple returns from their honeymoon. Until then, we’d love to hear your comments below. And please be sure to click the button to “Recommend” us to your friends!

  • Patricia Martabano - Starting to get anxious! Haven’t felt that way in a long time ( a good week now). Your tease photos look amazing and they’re still honeymooning!! Can’t wait to the big reveal and to see you two again naturally. You made us smile the whole incredible day!October 26, 2014 – 10:37 PM

  • ?? - Wow!! Everything looked perfect and true to the theme. This is one of the most beautiful weddings I’ve ever seen!
    I know coupon4share website from a good friend. And I was lucky to get the Oriental trading promo code at :58eveningdress.October 23, 2014 – 6:24 AM

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We never tire of receiving appreciative love notes from our favorite people. When it’s from an awesome couple like Alison + Dustin, who simply put implicit trust in us from our very first meeting to their engagement session and through the grand finale of paging through their custom designed wedding album, then kind words like the ones below mean that much more to us:

Ulysses + Jenni,

We wanted to send a very overdue “Thank You” to our favorite photographers! We just could not have asked for a better duo to photograph our wedding day. We’ve been busy doing lots of repairs and improvements around our house and are finally ready to start hanging up some photos, including our engagement photo canvas! Expect a picture of our wall soon! Hope you are both doing well and can’t wait for you to photograph the next chapter in our lives, whenever that may be!

Love, Dustin & Alison

We literally cannot wait to see them again in the future as their family grows!

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It truly doesn’t get any better than days like this — a family outing on one of the last days of Summer at the stunning Mohonk Mountain House. The location had much meaning for Mark + Melissa, but for their little man, Mason, it was a place of adventure and wonder. His mouth dropped open at seeing the huge size of the koi in the pond; he scaled vertical cave walls with abandon; he giggled with delight as he rolled in the grass with his mom & dad; century-old benches became train tracks for his toys. Every moment was a delight with this beautiful family, and happy tears flowed freely when they saw the results. We can’t express what a privilege it is to know and photograph each of them.

Although a busy working mom, Melissa shared a MUST-READ inside look at their family and very kind words about our time with them:

Mark & I will be celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary in October. Instead of an exotic vacation, or a piece of jewelry that will inevitably get lost or broken, I wanted to showcase the past 5 years in photos. Now, I’m sure most marriages experience their first years differently than they would have expected, but this is particularly true for Mark and I. Shortly after our nuptials, we learned we were expecting, and delivered a *perfect* little boy the following November. Mason seemed to be developing “normally” according to all of the thousands of text books we had read. I can’t pinpoint exactly when things changed, but they did. The few words that Mason had acquired slowly left. He became very frustrated and angry, seldom made eye contact and preferred to be alone, spinning wheels in a corner. He began drifting away right before us and we didn’t know how to help him. With the help of an amazing team of therapists, support from family and friends (and an autism diagnosis) we started to put a plan in place. The next few years were difficult, to say the least.

So much of our daily conversation is consumed with “special needs chatter:” appointments, progress notes, testing, paperwork, etc. Mason is so much more than a diagnosis, and we are so much more than an autism family. He is a success story, a relentless fighter, and our hero. Who better to showcase the fun and love our family has for one another than Ulysses & Jenni? Mason was immediately at ease with both of you as he greeted you with a warm hug. When I look at the images, tears just flow down my face; because you captured that much emotion in each print. You captured the fighting spirit of our perfect little boy, and a relationship among spouses that has strengthened through the unknowing and not-so-great times. I can’t wait to hang these prints in our house, as a reminder of the perfect day with my perfect family.

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  • Stacy Paschall Grammas - What beautiful photos! He is adorable!!!October 16, 2014 – 1:08 AM

  • Jamee Goldstein-Gordon - Melissa, I don’t know it could’ve been said better. There is so much joy and love in those photos! I miss seeing you in the office. Ulysses and Jenni thanks for sharing this amazing work with usOctober 9, 2014 – 4:10 AM

  • Shirley Griffin - How beautiful Melissa Mason is very lucky to have you and Mark that little boy is true joy October 8, 2014 – 12:03 AM

  • Erica Hasbrouck - Beautiful!October 7, 2014 – 8:45 PM

  • Jason Tierney - This made my day Melissa Skillman. October 7, 2014 – 5:47 PM

  • Angela Samperi Brognano - This is just beautiful Milissa and Mark
    October 7, 2014 – 4:05 PM

  • Marcy Nigro Paris - Beautifully captured?October 7, 2014 – 1:02 PM

  • Melissa Skillman - LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!October 7, 2014 – 12:55 PM

We love staying connected with the amazing people we get to meet. Few things bring as much joy as getting to watch a wonderful couple’s family grow. When Kim + Kenny told us that their new baby girl, Mackenzie, was on the way, we knew immediately that we were going to have every bit as much fun with her portraits as we’ve had with her parents. She was just perfect during our session with her. The cuteness was absolutely overwhelming!:)

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  • Kimberly Foreman Behr - Love, love, love!!!
    September 30, 2014 – 1:16 PM

We recently photographed the wedding of Alyssa + Alex. Alyssa’s parents, Kathy + Rob, are celebrating another milestone — their 30th anniversary. What better way to commemorate such a time than to have relaxed family lifestyle photos in the comforting atmosphere of a beautiful home they’ve enjoyed for so many years! This very special photo shoot was all about showcasing the things they love most — their affection for one another, for fine wine, and for their latest family addition, an awesome English Bulldog pup named Munson. The views from this home on a high hill into the Hudson River Valley were nothing less than breathtaking! We couldn’t be happier for them and enjoyed celebrating with them.

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  • Carolyn Mormino - Wow! These are fantastic! You guys look wonderful!! Great photography!!October 27, 2014 – 4:45 PM

  • Karen Cordone-Romano - Great pics….congratulations….love you!!!!!October 1, 2014 – 3:00 AM

  • Donna Castrogiovanni Beers - Beautiful photos! Congratulations as you celebrate your anniversary milestone!
    September 26, 2014 – 5:14 PM

  • Jeneane Serrano - I think no. 5 is my favorite! Great picsSeptember 26, 2014 – 4:37 PM

  • Celeste Miller Jinks - Just love these pics!!!!!
    September 26, 2014 – 2:09 PM

We loved spending time with Alyssa + Alex. Their mutually excited, upbeat attitude makes even a rainy day seem like the brightest day ever. That positivity was more than rewarded when after their heartfelt ceremony, the weather opened up enough for us to explore their beautiful venue for unforgettable views of the Hudson River and surrounding valley for amazing romantic photos. The party that followed was full of excitement and fun with all their favorite people surrounding them.  We’re so glad to know these two and hope to continue photographing their family as it grows.

The complete gallery will be available in the “Boutique” area of our main website as soon as the couple returns from their honeymoon. Until then, we’d love to hear your comments below. And please be sure to click the button to “Recommend” us to your friends!

  • Jo-Ann Santoro - Beautiful pictures of a wonderful couple. Thanks for allowing Flowers By Jo-Ann create your special day!!!!September 30, 2014 – 11:12 AM

  • Karin Hlywiak WeddingCoordinator - Such a beautiful wedding! Your photos are absolutely gorgeous!September 29, 2014 – 10:27 PM

  • Kathy Mahoney Ferrari - uh…Ulysses….only one problem….could post a pic of me in this little montage??? wait till I see you tonight lolSeptember 17, 2014 – 5:28 PM

  • Alyssa Ferrari Pitt - I am so lucky to have had Ulysses Photography capture our day. They are more than photographers and made the experience so much fun and effortless.September 17, 2014 – 2:21 PM

  • Celeste Miller Jinks - Beautiful pictures! Looks like an amazing wedding! Love the umbrellas too LOL
    September 17, 2014 – 1:30 PM

  • Kathy Mahoney Ferrari - you both were wonderful to work with…love ya bothSeptember 17, 2014 – 12:37 PM

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