Ivy and Andrew Marry in Tannersville, NY

Sometimes I get a call for a small wedding, this one only 17 people. Usually they call within a month or two of the wedding, and I rarely get to meet the couple until the day of the wedding.  I always try to accommodate people if I can.  I was so happy to arrive and find the most fantastic people, including the fabulous couple Andrew and Ivy. I was utterly charmed by Ivy and her wonderful, amazing sense of style! From her Gunne Sax dress, to her fabulous shoes, to her veil she made the day before the wedding..she looked so sweet and stylish. Andrew was sharp in his suit with the date of their wedding embroidered in the lining. It is always such a pleasure to photograph such wonderful people. Oh.. and look at that view.. almost peak leaves! Just perfect!


Maria and Christopher marry at the Beekman Arms in Rhinebeck, NY



Below are  the credits of vendors and details of this beautiful wedding:


Wedding Photography: Jean Kallina


Engagement Photography: Bill Cunningham
Engagement Ring
Original engagement ring accepted via telegraph to Christopher’s grandmother Voneta Stricklin in 1937. Was reset to include diamond chips from original wedding band in the 1950′s. Later passed down to Christopher’s father Rema Pasco Counts, Jr. and was given to Christopher’s Mother, Harriett Lee Baumgardner for her engagement. Both Voneta and Lee were 26 when they were married. As the only son in the Counts family, Christopher inherited the ring and proposed to Maria in December of 2012 and turned 26 in April.

Bridal Gown
Yvonne’s Bridal

Matron of Honor and Flower Girl Dresses
The Wedding Library by Amsale

The Green Oak Florist
Wedding DayFlorist

Portrait Location: Blithewood Mansion and Gardens, Bard Campus

Horses and Carriage by Loon Meadow Farm, Norfolk, CT.

Officiant: Father Richard McKeon

Church of the Messiah


Make Me Fabulous

Reception Venue
The Beekman Arms, Rhinebeck, NY

Beekman Arms event Coordinator

Brenda J. Catalano

Wedding Cake
The Pastry Garden

Reception DJ
Kenny Cassanova

Lance Wheeler

Vocalist at Wedding Ceremony
Robert Dalton

Flautist at Wedding Ceremony
Sharon Levin

Organist at Wedding Ceremony
Reginald Earls

Erin and Kieran marry at Full Moon Resort

Erin and Kieran live in Sag Harbor in the Hamptons, but chose to have their wedding in the Hudson Valley which is a wonderful testament to what an amazing place the Hudson Valley is to have a wedding. They chose Full Moon Resort as their venue, which was the perfect choice for them, as it allowed them an entire weekend of festivities, and an after party which Rocked!  This fun-loving couple are hikers and mountain climbers and you will see that reflected in the table names. These are just a few of my favorite highlights of this special wedding.


Photography:  Jean Kallina Photography

Venue:  Full Moon Resort

Catering: Full Moon Resort

Wedding Coordination: Melanie Warner

Flowers: Elderberry Design, Woodstock, NY

DJ: JTD Productions - Dave Leonard


The Shadow Lawn wedding of Zoe and Chris

Zoe and Chris really got it right for their barn wedding at Shadow Lawn on July 27th. They did all of the decor details themselves and Green Cottage in High Falls created the stunning flowers. They had a library book, rustic theme, and it looked just stunning at Shadow Lawn.  The table cards were library cards each titled with a cool classic book title. Just every little detail perfect!  And then to top it off, the beautiful couple looked as if they had stepped right out of one of the classic books!  Congratulations Zoe and Chris!!


Photography by Jean Kallina

Second Photographer-Morgan Bayard

Venue  Shadow Lawn  High Falls NY

Catering by Hickory BBQ, Kingston NY

Hair and Makeup Celeste Von Damon

DJ  Lutz Entertainment

Florist The Green Cottage, High Falls

Kathryn and Michael have a stunning Hudson Valley Wedding

Kathryn and Michael were married on June 29 at the stunning home of Kathryn’s parents in Ulster County.  It was a joyful day! The night came to an end around a bonfire with the couples friends and family. Congratulations Kathryn and Michael!    The vendors who worked on this stunning wedding are listed below


Photography: Jean Kallina Photography


Photography Assistant: Morgan Bayard


Flowers: Kathryn and Terri Amato


Catering: Bistro to Go, Kingston NY


Wedding Cake: Terri Amato


Venue: Family Home


Band: Tara O’Grady


Weeding Coordination: JoAnn Provenzano

What dreams are made of, Kingston NY



Lauren and Max have a Beautiful Hudson Valley Wedding

Lauren and Max were married in the most charming chapel in an area of the Catskills where Max’s family has had a house for generations. We went to the falls to take portraits. It was just a stunning day and everyone had a wonderful time. Lauren and Max sang to the crowd at the end of the reception and everyone danced the night away!Photography by Jean Kallina

Second Photographer Morgan Bayard

Venue: Twilight Park, NY

Lauren’s Dress: Klienfelds

Caterer: Vesuvio

Flowers:Elderberry Design, Woodstock, NY

Band:  RSVP

Michelle and Rich marry at West Point with a reception at Falkirk Estates

Michelle and Rich were married at a beautiful stone chapel at West Point in a very moving ceremony. Then we went to the Falkirk Estates for their reception. We had a chance to go to the stables and meet some of the horses and take some  photos with them. Michelle and Rich are a warm, sweet couple who are high school sweethearts. Every detail of their wedding was just perfectly gorgeous! As a photographer I could not have asked for a more beautiful wedding, or couple! Congratulations Michelle and Rich!Photographer: Jean Kallina
Assistant Photographer: Morgan Bayard
Flowers: Flowers by David Anthony
Ceremony: West Point Chapel
Reception: Falkirk Estates
Catering: Falkirk Estates
Wedding Coordination: Karin Hlywiak
Brides Dress Designer:  Jim Hjelm
Brides Belt: Ines Di Santo
Brides Shoes:  Christian Dior
Groom’s Tuxedo Designer:  Giorgio Armani
Band:  Soulysystem Orchestras
Videographer:  eMotion Pictures
Hair and Makeup:  Amanda Munro

Colleen and Zachary marry at Full Moon Resort in the Hudson Valley

Colleen and Zachary were married on May 13th at the wonderful Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY. Even though it was slightly chilly we were all thrilled to have the ceremony beside the creek of a small field on the property.  We did have some snow flurries come through which made for some really fun photos!  Congratulations to Colleen and Zachary!

Venue Full Moon Resort

Catering Full Moon Resort

Photography by Jean Kallina

Flowers: by Elderberry Design

Décor: DYI Colleen

Megan and Hillary Marry at Audrey’s B&B in the Hudson Valley

Megan and Hillary were married on the most stunning Spring Day. Family and Friends gathered to celebrate this amazing couple and the atmosphere was just filled with so much Love! And as you can tell from the dancing photos… everyone had an amazing time! Congratulations to you both!

Venue    Audrey’s Farmhouse B&B


Catering    High Country BBQ  


Photography by Jean Kallina


Hillary’ suit by Lianna at Denver Dressmakers


Megan’s dress by Aria


Shoes were custom Converse (Chuck Taylor style). 


Flowers by Meadowscent


DJ Dave Leonard by JTD Productions


Leyla and Russel’s wedding at The Garrison in the Hudson Valley, NY

Leyla and Russell had a perfectly beautiful day this past weekend for their wedding at The Garrison, in the Hudson Valley. It has been so wonderful getting to know these two great people during the past  year. A good family friend officiated the beautiful ceremony and family who traveled from all over the world were there to share in this amazing day. Congratulations to you both Leyla and Russell!!Venue: The Garrison
Contact: Todd Smith, Banquet Sales Manager
Office: 845-424-3604 x30

Photographer: Jean Kallina

Assistant: Morgan Bayard


Cake: Pastry Garden

Dress: Modern Trousseau

Florist: Petals By Alice
Alice Norwick

Band: Kazz Music Orchestra
Contact: Joe Kaczorowski
Cell: (646) 621.0249

Lindsay Elizabeth and Jean Louis marry at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in NYC

Lindsay Elizabeth Hand, a NYC actress married Jean Louis Fragnay at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in Soho this past Saturday.

At the bottom of this blog post you may read all about it!


Lindsay Elizabeth Hand, a NYC actress married Jean Louis Fragnay at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in Soho this past Saturday. Lindsay and her Bridesmaids created all the table flowers themselves, rising early in the morning to go to the flower district to pick out the flowers that would match their bouquets. Lindsay herself made the very beautiful and creative seating chart (or as she calls it the chART). And it was a piece of ART work! Everyone looked for their photo (that she copied off their Facebook profile), and on the back was the table number (she also made the hand painted table numbers on each table. They have the greatest family and friends… who came from all over the globe to share in this amazing day. It was such a fun wedding. I feel that the photos tell the story …. so I will let them speak for themselves.

Venue: The Housing Works Bookstore and Cafe

Photography:  Jean Kallina

Catering: Housing Works Catering and Cupcakes

Cupcakes: Sugar Sweet Sunshine Bakery

Officiant: Jeddah Vailakis

Bookstore Decor: Lots of BOOKS, Lindsay’s personal artwork, vintage lights, candles, and flower arrangements made by her bridesmaids.


Dress and Shoes:  Venus VII Collection and Chelsea Crew
Tux and Shoes: Vera Wang and Allen Edmonds

Flowers: Bouquets and Boutineers by Flowers by Daye


Music: NY Ceremony Music, Pandora Radio, and an iPod playlist put together by the Best Man and the Bridesmaids