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We’ve known Tanya and her happy family for quite some time now, so we were over the moon when she and Rob asked us to be their photographers! The enthusiasm must have been completely mutual, because they booked a special trip from their home in North Carolina to meet with us in New York, get reacquainted, and shoot their engagement session photos. With Tanya’s avid love for crossfit and Rob’s shared interest in health & fitness, we knew Mohonk Mountain House with its rugged beauty would be the perfect place for their extended engagement session. Whether it was climbing the mountains, climbing trees, or just chilling together in beautiful garden area, they were right there with us, simply enjoying their time together. We could have gone all day, but our photo session eventually came to an end with our wanting even more. We’re looking forward more than ever to their summer wedding at Bill Miller’s Castle.

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  • Carol Lyness Paterno - So gorgeous!!! Thank you Jenni & Ulysses. Smiles … … … Carol Lyness PaternoMay 23, 2016 – 12:34 PM

Katy_w807Although Katy + Andrew’s exclusive wedding was held at the site of their own home — a breathtakingly scenic estate held by five generations of farmers, with broad green pastures for cattle and sheep — their wedding day was also full of polished elegance, overwhelming joy, and colorful fireworks. We don’t mean the latter in a figurative way. The spectacular day ended with a storm of colorful fireworks that lit up the happy faces of everyone in attendance. It was truly a day to remember, and we couldn’t be happier than to be there to capture it all for this beautiful couple.

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

Julia_w212One of our recent brides is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. Her wedding day with Josh was definitely a highlight of our Spring season. With her experience in the fashion industry, she’s seen and worked with a number of photographers. We couldn’t be more thrilled that they chose us for their own wedding photography! It warms our hearts to read her kind words about Ulysses Photography, so we had to share them here:

Let me just start by saying that my family wants to adopt Ulysses and Jenni. They are the coolest, sweetest, and most professional photographers I’ve ever met. Plus, they deliver the most gorgeous photos! My husband and I first met this dynamic duo at a friends’ wedding a few years ago. We noticed how on point they were, and they noticed how fun loving we were on the dance floor. Instant connection. As soon as it was our turn to ring the wedding bells, we reached out to Ulysses and Jenni immediately. Since then they have done everything in their power to make our wedding the most magical and easy day of our lives. From the engagement shoot to the cake cutting, they were prepared, professional, and most importantly, fun. The photography was literally the least of our worries during the whole wedding planning process. Thanks again, Ulysses and Jenni, for being a part of our day and for capturing its beauty perfectly!!

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  • Cynthia Haslett Hankin - completely true. 110%May 9, 2016 – 11:16 PM

It goes without saying that we simply loved spending the day with Julia + Josh! They’re so right for one another that finding the connection between them and showing it in photos very quickly became second nature. We were touched by the trust and access they gave us so we could faithfully document their beautiful day.  Their guests were treated to an outstanding experience at the country elegance of Highlands Country Club, with fine food, motivating music, and an atmosphere of friendship and love. We can’t wait to see what the days ahead have in store for this awesome couple, and we genuinely hope to see them again as their family grows!

The complete gallery will be available in the “Boutique” area of our main website. Until then, please leave your comments below for the excited bride & groom! And please be sure to click the button to “Recommend” us to your friends!

  • Cynthia Haslett Hankin - The day felt this beautiful, but I didn’t know anyone could capture that feeling. You both did, perfectly.April 14, 2016 – 12:04 PM

It’s probably safe to say that Allison + Ross are a couple of ballers. No, let’s correct that — they’re both BOWLERS, as in their love for 10-pin bowling, bowling alleys, bowling lanes, and all things related to the sport. It’s one of the many things they share in common, so we had fun bringing that unique element into their engagement photos. As photographers, there’s no better feeling than knowing how happy our couples are with our work. There was no doubt about this with Allison + Ross (and their families). Seeing how completely blown away they were with their own photos taken at the historic Mohonk Mountain House resort confirmed for us just how happy we are to be their photographers! We’re highly anticipating spending the day with them for their 2017 wedding at the elegant Falkirk Estate & Country Club.

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  • Jodi Marie - LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Thank you so much for these amazing photographs. You are truly unique and special photographers. So glad we found you.April 7, 2016 – 6:51 PM

Melissa + Ari have a superpower called Patience. It keeps them calmly but eagerly awaiting the arrival of their first baby. Not yet knowing if they’ll have a boy or girl only adds to their excitement of the process. We’re nothing less than thrilled that they contacted us for photos showcasing their love for one another, and their love for the little one whom they’ve not yet met face-to-face. We’re learning patience, too, as we anxiously wait to join this gentle couple and their baby once more for joyful newborn photos!

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LaurenM_e046Sometimes we don’t get to meet our out-of-state couples until the day of the wedding. But when we have the chance to spend a little time with them, the way we did with Lauren + Nick, we’re always glad for the opportunity. These two are full of warmth, which is a good thing because the winter thaw hadn’t quite happened when they made their trip from Tennessee to New York. That was perfectly okay, though, as we kept them arm-in-arm most of the time while we photographed them and got to know them even better. We’re incredibly eager to join them for their Big Day at West Point and the magnificent mansion at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club.

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Carly + TJ loved little Christopher long before he was even born. It makes us laugh and smile when we remember Carly’s very excited question on her wedding day before she even walked down the aisle: “Should I schedule the newborn session NOW?? I know how early you get booked up!” The entire room burst into laughter, and we said, “Let’s get you married to TJ first.”  That conversation led us down an incredibly happy path with this overwhelmingly warm couple. When we finally got to meet Baby Christopher, we knew immediately that his life was going to be full of unique opportunities and possibilities as a result of their obvious devotion to him. His first photo session with us was one for the record books — he didn’t utter a single peep until we were nearly done! We’re thrilled for Carly + TJ and their newest family member, and we look forward to watching him grow!

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  • Chrisbeth Maguire - beautiful pic’s!March 18, 2016 – 10:29 AM

From the moment we walked into Kristin’s home and heard the the buzz and laughter between herself and her bridesmaids, we knew this day was going to be full of excitement. She looked nothing less than stunning in Maggie Sottero. Vinny was all smiles as he watched her walk down the aisle to join him at the altar for a beautiful ceremony. Both were fearless where the chilly temperatures were concerned — a good thing, too, because we had some beautiful light to work with for impossibly romantic images of the two of them. We’re pumped about being their photographers, and we can’t wait to share all the results with them! Here’s a sneak peek for now, and the rest of their gallery will be live in our Boutique when they return from their honeymoon.

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Jill + Paul’s wedding day was a celebration extraordinaire! These long-time sweethearts have always had electric sparks for one another. Now it was time to put those sparks on full display for their own wedding. Jill’s organizational and planning skills were in full effect, with her winter wedding accented by crystals, white floral arrangements, and candlelit details. We love showcasing little things like this because it shows how much thought has gone into a beautiful presentation for the guests. But as beautiful as the decor might be, when two people become more than mere clients to us, it always bodes even better for their photographs. We’re overjoyed to be this couple’s photographers, and we genuinely hope to join them again as their life story unfolds.

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!

We usually remember the vast majority of the faces of wedding guests even years after the event has passed. When wedding guests remember us, however, and then excitedly talk with us about photographing their own wedding — that’s when we know we have something special. Julia + Josh are absolutely something special to us. It doesn’t surprise us one bit that there’s a powerful electric spark between them. Josh says it was definitely “LOVE” from the very first time he laid eyes upon Julia, a beautiful California native now living in New York. Our photo session gave us a great opportunity to see them at their best, funniest, and most fashionable together. We had a great photo shoot as we talked and walked through one of their very favorite places. We’re truly pumped to be their photographers, and we can’t wait to join them for their Spring wedding, where we’ll see a number of familiar favorite faces.

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After photographing Lynda + Jim’s beautiful elopement, we sincerely hoped we’d see this happy couple again in the future. Little did we know we’d also get to photograph Lynda’s daughter and her wedding reception here on the East Coast! Having been married already for a few weeks, much of the normal pressure of a typical wedding day was removed, so Amanda + Justin could simply enjoy the excitement of family and friends, along with all the festivity of their reception at View, a lovely restaurant with outstanding views of the Great South Bay of Long Island. They’re a fun-loving couple, and they’re simply perfect together. We’re wishing them both a very happy future, and we truly hope we get to see Amanda + Justin again!

More with Lynda + Jim and their happy life.

  • Lynda Murray - The two of you are incredible! These pictures are gorgeous! I can’t wait to see the rest. Can’t believe you got Bea in the makeup bag. She’s such a girl!January 7, 2016 – 10:50 PM

Dogs always seem to know when something special is about to happen. We could see Layla’s excitement as soon as she climbed out of the SUV and came running to meet us! She’d already been to a spa for pampering and to give her a gleaming coat, and now she was ready for closeups with her “mom,” Debra. Layla was all smiles the entire time. These two are an incredibly close pair, making them naturals for beautiful portraits and candids. We’re overjoyed that Debra called us to help create this truly special session. It’s even more gratifying to see Debra choose her favorites as gifts, artwork for her home, and in a lovely keepsake art book. Photos like these are meant to live with you, and we’re glad Layla & Debra will enjoy these for a long time to come.

More with Layla & Debra’s extended family.

Although we’re always excited when a couple contacts us for photography, it means that much more when it’s someone we’ve known for a long time and have been hoping to work with. We were first introduced to Maryellen as Richard’s sister at Rich + Aleeta‘s wedding. Even then, we knew there was something really unique and lovable about her, and that it would be quite the special guy who would earn her “yes.” So we’re obviously overjoyed to get asked to be their photographers, and to honored get to know them in this more intimate way.  Their engagement session was full of warm feelings, effervescent giggles (Maryellen’s), and genuine affection. They’re every bit as thrilled with their photos as we are. We know their wedding in Montauk, NY, is going to be spectacular!

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Having seen Adele + Terry at earlier points in their relationship together, we can honestly say the two of them simply get better and more beautiful as the days go by. Their close-knit bond is a large part of what made Adele’s maternity session so special as each in their family of three had a share in getting ready to welcome a new life into their circle. Showing off their style, and giving us a glimpse at their inner joy, this was one of our favorite times with them. It’s truly gratifying to see Adele adding her favorites from this session to her home decor. Can’t wait to tell our readers about their little girl, Baby Arabella!

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We’ve always immensely enjoyed photographing Iris + Nick. We were bursting at the seams to see more of them again, especially now that a brand new little face is a part of their lives! Baby Elena greeted us with smiles right away, her curiosity about us winning out over any initial shyness. It wasn’t long at all before she was cooing and playing right along with us for a beautiful session. Her parents are fantastic with her. We’re excited about documenting this new chapter in their lives, and we can’t wait to see them again as Elena grows.

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  • Iris Xu-Nigro - Thank you so much! I can’t get over how beautiful these photos are! We will enjoy them for years to come. 🙂December 21, 2015 – 4:12 PM

CarolWe had an amazingly beautiful family day with Carol in one of the Hudson Valley region’s most scenic areas. She is one of our most emotive fans, and we always love hearing from her. We can’t help but feel like part of her extended family, especially after reading her kind words below:

Good afternoon Jenni & Ulysses,
The set of 5×7’s and 8×10’s just arrived.  I’m breathless!  … and … in tears.  They are so, so beautiful!
Thank you so much!!!
Smiles,
Carol

 

Carol has a discerning eye, and she genuinely appreciates the power of a still photograph. Her home is filled with beautiful keepsakes of our work in the form of books, wall art, and prints. We’re so glad to be her photographers!

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Before we knew it, Kerrie + Frank’s wedding day was already here! We’d anticipated a true blowout affair, but the wedding was even more beautiful and the reception even more energetic than we’d expected. The cherry on top for us was getting to know their warm and fun-loving families even better. We’ve known Kerrie’s dad, Rich, for many years as the band leader for his group of Phase One singers and musicians. But it was a true privilege being chosen as Kerrie + Frank’s photographers and seeing Rich simply enjoy being a proud dad as his little girl became a gorgeous bride and wife.

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!

  • Cindi Ragan - I only see 11 pictures, I would like to order!!December 20, 2015 – 3:28 PM

  • Donna Caserta Bascomb - Beautiful! Can’t wait to see the rest!December 10, 2015 – 2:36 PM

  • Cindi Ragan - Dan and I are so blessed to have a new daughter-in-law to join our Ragan clan. Franklyn and Kerrie make.such a beautiful couple! We had a memorable weekend celebrating this special event. The wedding photos by Ulysses and his wife, capture the fun and love we shared that night.December 10, 2015 – 2:02 PM

Maureen was actually the first of Megan’s two sisters that we met on Megan’s wedding day. So when we were asked to photograph them and their boys for an Autumn family day together, we were already primed to enjoy ourselves and show them how much fun these sessions can be. Their oldest was the perfect helper when it came to his little brother (since two-year-olds do things only on their own terms. LOL!) And seeing Maureen + Sherwin enjoy a brief bit of alone time together while their boys were off exploring was a great way to get to know them even better. We couldn’t be happier at being this beautiful family’s photographers, and hope we get to see them all again someday soon!

More with Maureen + Sherwin’s extended family.

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