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Maria + Sam – Binghamton Wedding

Meet Maria + Sam!

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These two had the most perfect winter wedding in Binghamton, NY. Winter weddings are becoming more popular and I’m all about it.

The day started with Maria and Sam getting ready at The Doubletree by Hilton. I’ve been here many times and it’s a great place for pre-wedding events. (As well as for a reception!)

maria-sam-wedding-binghamton-ny-jen-pecka-photography-16maria-sam-wedding-binghamton-ny-jen-pecka-photography-10Maria and Sam exchanged gifts before their first look. I always love when couples do this. It adds such a special spin to the day. I’m also SO thankful I get to hide my face behind my camera because when Maria started to tear up reading her card, I had all the feels. I’m so blessed that I get to capture these special moments for my clients and that I get to be witness to something so sweet and beautiful.
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Sam, you’re beautiful too!

maria-sam-wedding-binghamton-ny-jen-pecka-photography-2The first look was everything I knew it would be and Brittni and I loved capturing this very moment. Get your tissues out!

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After the first look, we went right into portraits. These are some of my very favorite from Maria and Sam’s big day.

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maria-sam-wedding-binghamton-ny-jen-pecka-photography-73maria-sam-wedding-binghamton-ny-jen-pecka-photography-74maria-sam-wedding-binghamton-ny-jen-pecka-photography-75maria-sam-wedding-binghamton-ny-jen-pecka-photography-99maria-sam-wedding-binghamton-ny-jen-pecka-photography-101maria-sam-wedding-binghamton-ny-jen-pecka-photography-105I love this picture of Maria and her Dad. The parent dances are always some of my most favorite moments at the reception. maria-sam-wedding-binghamton-ny-jen-pecka-photography-112maria-sam-wedding-binghamton-ny-jen-pecka-photography-115maria-sam-wedding-binghamton-ny-jen-pecka-photography-121I don’t think there’s a group of people that love Celine Dion more than this bridal party. These are all Celine Dion inspired moments! maria-sam-wedding-binghamton-ny-jen-pecka-photography-189maria-sam-wedding-binghamton-ny-jen-pecka-photography-195maria-sam-wedding-binghamton-ny-jen-pecka-photography-199We snuck outside for some chilly night shots under the street lights.
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maria-sam-wedding-binghamton-ny-jen-pecka-photography-305A huge thanks to all of the vendors who participated in making Maria and Sam’s day so spectacular.

Ceremony and Reception venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Binghamton – doubletree3.hilton.com
DJ and uplighting: Washburn Entertainment – washburnentertainment.com
Flowers: Angeline’s Florist – angelinesflowers.com
Ceremony decor and centerpieces: Refabulous Furnishings – refabulousfurnishings.com
Wedding Gown: Happily Ever After – everafterbinghamtonbridal.com
Cupcakes: Michelle Lane
Makeup: Latasha Williams
Hair: Erinn Gahring
Tux rental: Dominco’s

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