This was one of the most beautifully relaxed weddings I have had the pleasure of photographing in a while. Onteora Mountain House has that effect on people, a calming presence being in such natural beauty in upstate NY. Hayley and Mike opted to have no bridal arty, but have some of their friends hanging out amongst their preparations for the day. The threat of rain stayed far enough away, and they had a beautiful outdoor ceremony amongst the pine trees overlooking the mountains. Cocktail hour was before the ceremony, where Hayley changed dresses and made her way down the steps to their chuppah. Their ceremony had some of the best vows I’ve ever heard, and they danced their way back down the aisle and straight into the reception. Their 10 piece band was unreal, and kept the energy going all night! A few of my favorites live below.