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We’ve been such HUGE fans of Katie + Steve for a long time now. Mutual friends brought us together, and we photographed their engagement photos and wedding. Now everything comes full circle for them as they wait to meet their baby. They’ve already planned the baby’s upcoming newborn shoot. In a sense we already feel so connected to their new family member after shooting Katie’s gorgeous maternity photos. It puts the biggest smiles possible on our faces to see them enter this entirely new path in life. Knowing how important family is to them and how great they both are with children, we’re sure they’re going to be complete naturals at parenting. We can’t wait to meet their new bundle once it’s time!

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Tanya + Rob have found the key to love, and they just fit together like hand in glove. (No rhyme intended, we promise — it’s simply true.) These two love doing things their own way. One of the earliest signs of this was when Tanya walked down the stairs towards Rob for their private reveal before the ceremony. She was nothing less than stunning in her amazing one-of-a-kind gown, and Rob’s expression said as much. They lovingly sculpted their wedding day with fun opportunities for everyone to enjoy themselves with lawn games of croquet, corn hole tossing, a giant Jenga set, and more. There were tantalizing flavors of gelato to delight everyone on the warm afternoon, and a variety of tasty cupcakes to enjoy after the delicious dinner at the uniquely rustic Bill Miller’s Castle.  Most meaningful to us was feeling treated like part of their extended family, making this a truly special occasion for our own hearts. We couldn’t be happier for them, and we can’t wait to see what awaits this awesome couple in the future!

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“My heart is pounding so fast!” were the words Alex said only moments before his bride appeared on the grand staircase of the Sleepy Hollow mansion for their private first look. It was the perfect way to start their day — tender, affectionate, open, and emotive — all the qualities we love to see in a couple. And if you haven’t already taken a peek at the pictures, don’t wait another second to go check out Raissa’s ethereal Monique Lhuillier dress … perfection.

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

It may have been the HOTTEST day of the year, but nothing was going to prevent Amy + Doug from throwing the biggest and happiest wedding celebration possible for everyone. Amy was even more effervescent than we’ve ever seen her, with everything happening exactly as she’d envisioned it. Trained as an architect and with a deep personal skill set ranging from music to painting to prose to welding, it was a genuine pleasure photographing this beautiful artistic soul and her farmer/welder husband. Other highlights of the day included the gold wedding band Amy handcrafted for Doug, as well as a number of her own Agrisculpture creations gracing the dinner tables and other areas. With so many personalized touches seen everywhere, and a couple who trusted us to help their day go as smoothly as possible, it’s no wonder we enjoyed ourselves so much!

Enjoy these teasers for now. The complete gallery will be available in the “Boutique” area of our main website as soon as Amy + Doug return from the Outer Banks. We’d love to hear from you, so please leave a comment! And feel free to click the button below to “Recommend” us to your friends!

How often so many of us long for a simpler life, with lots of blue sky above our heads, sunlight on our skin, a cool breeze to refresh us, and the sounds of sheep / goats / chickens / turkeys in the background keeping us company. Well, that may not be their life at the moment, but those elements were part of a stunningly beautiful engagement session with Gab + Jon. Getting to know them better was at the core of a completely natural and easy-going and yet fashionable farm-chic photo session as we explored hill and dale while taking best advantage of the gorgeous day. We can’t wait to join them again for their wedding day soon at The Garrison.

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We’re so glad Jackie + Don made the trip from their home down south to meet us in NY for their engagement photos. Even though we’d been corresponding by email and messages, nothing takes the place of real face-to-face time to strengthen the relationship we feel is so important between us and our couples. Their session was a beautiful one, too, with lots of refreshing farm greenery surrounding them, and a family of Standard Poodles to keep them smiling. We’re even more eager now for the next time we join them at The Rhinecliff Hotel!

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Sarah + Gerardo’s engagement photos started out as a family photo session. We loved it! It gave us the perfect opportunity to get to know them better through both sets of parents, which was just perfect. And then we got to photograph them with the rest of their family — four of the most curious, fun-loving, but gentle dogs you’ll ever have the chance to meet, including three pitbulls and one shepherd mix. We knew immediately when they allowed us to be part of the their pack, too. The rest was just a romping good time in their large field of green grass. We had a truly amazing time with this affectionate couple, and we can’t wait to enjoy their wedding day at The Garrison.

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When you bring more than 150 of Westchester County’s best restaurants, pastry chefs, spas, car dealers, bars, radio stations and MORE together in one location, what do you call that? Obviously, you call it the Best of Westchester Party! This landmark event for 2016 is now in the record books and Ulysses Photography was there once again as Westchester Magazine’s official photographer for the perfect Red Carpet welcome of everyone that flowed into the Glen Island Harbour Club. It’s no wonder we enjoy this event as much as everyone else. Invited guests poured in by foot and by shuttle. All of the vendors were ready with alluring aromas, delightful desserts, and tantalizing tastes to satisfy every appetite and curiosity. With plenty of food, drink, music and dancing on offer, it’s easy to see why this is one of the most eagerly anticipated annual events for Westchester residents, as well as others from the surrounding area! Congrats to Westchester Magazine and their staff for putting on yet another successful premium event!

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Each time we join Sam and his family, we know we’re in for an incredibly energetic and enjoyable ride! Even though we keep in touch with this incredible family during the span of time we aren’t face-to-face, there are always meaningful and happy surprises as we get reacquainted with them again — especially with Sam, who is growing faster than any of us can keep up with. A walk through the remarkable scenery of a historic setting in the Catskills was the only other thing we needed for perfectly relaxed family portraits.

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And into the ocean we went! Our favorite days are when we’re given complete creative license to do what we love; our favorite couples are people like Maryellen + Dave, who simply trust us completely while enjoying one another at the happiest time of their lives. Their two-day extravaganza was filled with the gorgeous sights and sounds of the ocean, beaches, and cliffs of Montauk, NY. It was like being on the most beautiful edge of the world as Maryellen + Dave smiled and spoke their vows in front of all their closest people. If we could have spent another day or two with our hosts, we certainly would have — it was like a big reunion for us because we’d photographed Maryellen’s brother’s wedding, and we’ll also photograph her sister’s upcoming wedding. It’s a huge plus when we’re surrounded by so many familiar friendly faces and to be included as one of the family.

Enjoy these teasers for now. The complete gallery will be available soon in the “Boutique” area of our main website. We’d love to hear from you, so please leave a comment! And feel free to click the button below to “Recommend” us to your friends!

There are few things more enjoyable than following some of our favorite people through various stages and joys of life. That’s what we got to do with Baby Maddie and her grandparents, Susy + Steve. Watching them walk, play, and laugh with her showed us just how much they’re enjoying life with their beautiful family. Grace + Mike’s adorable little girl, now nearly two years old, is getting smarter, faster, and more lovable than ever. So it was a perfect time to see family affection in action during our afternoon with this lovely family.

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When we say that Rose + Mike are the perfect pairing of heart and mind, the words don’t do justice the depth of their relationship. Their reveal was just as fun and unique as their personalities. Their wedding day in the lush color-rich gardens of Feast Caterers at Round Hill House was an unforgettable experience for everyone there. Their choices in decor and attention to seemingly minor details ensured that everyone felt truly special as guests invited to this gala event. We can’t express enough how glad we are to be their photographers!

Enjoy these teasers for now. The complete gallery will be available soon in the “Boutique” area of our main website. We’d love to hear from you, so please leave a comment! And feel free to click the button below to “Recommend” us to your friends!

Our favorite days in NYC are when we have an affectionate couple who’s willing to walk and explore with us, and to simply trust us. That’s exactly what we found in Raissa + Alex. Everything about them told us how much they love one another and how excited they were to meet us for the first time. The light and atmosphere of Central Park was perfect as we visited some of their favorite spots and discovered some new ones, as well. They’re every bit as enthused over the results as we are. Their wedding at Sleepy Hollow Country Club is on track to be a splendid day, and we can’t wait to join them!

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Jacqueline + Jae make it incredibly easy to get swept up in the moment. Between Jackie’s effervescent energy and Jae’s steady strength and positivity, we knew we had the ideal couple who would simply “escape” with us into their photography. This beautiful duo shares a lot of laughs, but they also aren’t afraid to be romantically in the moment together. This all bodes quite well for our upcoming day with them at Skylands Manor.

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Weddings by their nature are often filled with traditions that date from many decades ago or even longer. But there was something particularly classic about Lauren + Nick’s wedding day, filled with the traditions and breathtaking scenery of West Point Academy along the Hudson River in New York. After a saber arch exit from the chapel, the ecstatic couple were whisked away to their reception at Sleepy Hollow Country Club, where guests took in the sights of a beyond-beautiful sunset over the Hudson and a party with live music that kept everyone on the dance floor! We’re thrilled and privileged to have been Lauren + Nick’s photographers to capture their day.

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!

Each wedding we photograph gives us the opportunity to look for something unique and distinct about the couple standing in front our cameras. Caitlin + Matt are exactly that sort of couple, gracing us with their complete trust, and giving us so many perfect opportunities to see different sides to their personalities, the things they like, and the people they love. It was a spectacular wedding day at the always-lovely Onteora Mountain House, full of detail and emotion — in other words, the perfect day to photograph a wedding! We can’t wait to see what the future brings for this delightful pair.

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 below to “Recommend” us to your friends!

There was much eager anticipation for Baby Olivia’s arrival that Melissa + Ari were beside themselves once she finally arrived. This cutie was well worth the wait for everyone, including ourselves. Getting to know her better was a complete delight. Olivia enjoys squeaking, smiling, and has such a remarkable talent for the most soul-satisfying stretches that it was difficult to stop laughing so we could continue the photography. She’s simply adorable, and we’re truly happy for her overjoyed parents.

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There’s so much to love about Stephanie + Patrick’s wedding day. Stephanie’s artistically creative side and Patrick’s warm personal interest in people was evident in all the little touches seen throughout their day. Their choice of venue afforded the perfect opportunity for them to feel comfortable and at-home with all their family and friends. And the day gave us ample opportunity to show them off at their best and their most emotive. We’re unbelievably privileged to be their photographers and can’t wait to see what their future has in store for them!

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!

Amy_e059If a couple invited their photographers to their working dairy & beef farm as the location for their engagement photos, most might say “no way.” But not us! We were so PUMPED about the creative and beautiful prospects, and our day with Amy + Doug did not disappoint! As we’d hoped, there were lots of unexpected surprises  — namely the lively and playful personalities of the animals on the farm. Keeping our couple close and showing off their affection was not at all a problem. But the young bulls and steers definitely wanted their own moment in front of the lens, and we simply couldn’t deny them that opportunity. Who knew livestock just want to be rockstar models?? We had an exciting time with this warm and enthusiastic couple, and we can’t wait for their wedding day at a beautiful private farm.

Although our photo session with Vicky + Tom was also our first face-to-face meeting with them, it quickly felt as if we’d known them for much longer. Their cool vibe belies just how down-to-earth and friendly they are. Putting their complete trust in us, we walked some of their favorite streets in NYC for a dynamic and incredibly enjoyable extended engagement session. We’re thrilled to know them and overjoyed at just how much they love their photos! Their wedding day is going to be an epic one at the Harvard Club of NYC.

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