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Hello my Friends!

So I have decided to compile a list of some of my favorite photography locations in the Hudson Valley Area, so you can have a directory of places to have your photo sessions with me!


couple smiling holding each other close surrounded by flowers at orange county arboretum

I love helping couples plan out their special day! I have gotten many questions about the process of getting married or eloping in New York State. Lots of couples approach me with questions about to get a marriage license.


how to elope in New York. couple stands at lookout point an takes in the view of the mid-hudson bridge

Hey Everyone! So in the spirit of wanting to help out my current and potential clients, I have decided to tackle yet another very common topic that I have come across: how to have a wedding on a budget. Let’s face it; no matter how “affordable” you try to keep your wedding, you will end […]


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bridal party appel inn wedding photos

Hey friends, So, I wanted this blog post to be something resourceful. I thought it would be cool to compile a list of some of (what I think) the best gifts that you could give your bridesmaids. I notice a lot of brides come to me with this question, so here’s a little something to […]


I am so excited to share another beautiful wedding with you all. Amanda and Adam connected with me through Maria of Adventure Elopements HV. From our emails and phone calls, I knew they were going to be such a joy to work with! They had a beautiful and intimate wedding ceremony at the Beatrix Ferrand Garden, located in the FDR Historic Site.


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couple poses in pink flower bush. Locust Grove Estate, Poughkeepsie, New York.

Photos from a beautiful and intimate Wedding at Locust Grove Estate. Poughkeepsie, New York. Mid-Hudson Valley.


Hey Lovers (+ fellow photogs)!

So over the years, I have always known that posing people & couples has been my biggest challenge. I recently learned an awesome tip for getting great, real, heartfelt poses that truly change the dynamic of your photos.


Engagement sessions and why they are so important. Newly engaged couple dances together on a hill.

Hey Lovers!

So I just wanted to post a quick little informative blog about why I LOVE engagement sessions & why I believe they’re so important to the whole wedding photography process.


Hey Loves! So this blog post is going to be a bit of a humble brag, as I go into 3 reasons why I make a great wedding photographer (or, photographer in general). I am normally super shy and modest about myself and my work, but over the years, I have been learning a very […]


Crystal Torres Photographer holds camera up to shoot a photo.