Country Living Fair – Abbey Knight of Heart of Ohio Antiques

The Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck showcased SO much talent – one of my favorite vendors to meet was Abbey Knight of Heart of Ohio Antiques in Springfield, OH. You can check out her new personal store website, Ohio Antique Trading Supply, for a close look at what she has on offer!

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Abbey buys and sells all over the country, and also sells products wholesale from her warehouse. This is in addition to all the work she and her parents do out of the antique mall in Springfield!

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I just love the country feel and the aesthetic arrangement of all of her pieces. Can’t imagine what this would be like on a larger scale at a huge antiques mall!

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Ohioans, take note – Heart of Ohio Antiques will be hosting their first annual antique and vintage festival on Labor Day weekend (September 4-6). The Knight’s Antique and Vintage Fair– Ohio White Tent event will feature over 80 vendors spanning every possible category, as well as live music and delicious gourmet food trucks 🙂

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For more Country Living photos from The Camera’s Eye, check out our proofing page with the password “Rhinebeck”.

Love Conquers All: A Wedding with The Camera’s Eye in Rome, PA

This month, I had the pleasure of shooting TWO weddings in a row for The Camera’s Eye. This one, in Rome, PA, was with Stefanie and Mike:

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The wedding took place at Stefanie’s dad’s house in the country, where her grandmother, who has passed away, used to live and do the landscaping. This truly made it feel like she still there with the family on the big day, and the WHOLE event had a fun, down-home, country feel.

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It was very easy to tell there was a HUGE bond between the bridal party and the bride and groom – all of the speeches were very emotional, and it was overwhelmingly clear that everyone was there out of love.

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To match that, it was a do-it-yourself kind of wedding – the bridal bouquets were made that morning. They took a chainsaw into the woods to make some of the centerpieces and the signs. There were maybe 100 guests tops. It was low-stress, a ton of fun, and an intimate and personalized day!

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Stefanie’s dress was vintage, and it required Patrick *carrying* her in and out of the creek to get these shots 🙂 Her mom had sewn her into the dress that morning, and when her eyelet broke, I had to sew her a new one to get her back into her dress after these shots!

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Besides the overwhelming love you could feel in all aspects of the day, there was a beautiful takeaway message between the bride and groom: love each other’s flaws and celebrate those flaws. The bride has a tattoo, “omnia vincit amor,” (love conquers all things) as a reminder of their triumph over even the difficult times.

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Gotta LOVE this sunflower coat, which Stefanie picked up at a thrift store outside of Philly.

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And I couldn’t NOT include a picture of the cupcakes, by Dessert First in Waverly, NY. As always, they smelled incredible and tasted just as good 🙂 They were arranged on logs to match the woodsy, outdoor feel of the event.

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Part of the reason this wedding was so much fun for The Camera’s Eye to shoot, aside from the wonderful people: I had clients who had complete trust in their vision for their day, and in me! Whatever floats your boat and whatever happens, your wedding WILL work, and I’ll be able to capture the images.

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The bride and groom just returned from a hiking and camping honeymoon, which is perfectly fitting 🙂 Thank you to Stefanie, Mike, and their family and friends for sharing their day with me!

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2016 Owego Free Academy Senior – Michala Tiffany

Sometimes I come away from a senior session at The Camera’s Eye SO energized by the person I got to meet and whose personality I got to capture. Meet Michala Tiffany, a rising senior at Owego Free Academy:

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She has been a violinist since age 9 and plays with the Binghamton Youth Symphony, so we of course worked that into her senior shoot. The black lace dress is what she normally wears for symphony performances:

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I especially love her style, since senior session clothing can be a tough one for many clients at The Camera’s Eye. She used Pinterest for a lot of her ideas, and she knew she wanted a natural and classic look to her photos. She chose a white dress for something breezy and light to go with the more natural backgrounds, and wore the gorgeous blue earrings for a “contrasting pop of color”.

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Her sweater and shorts combo was a more casual option, and ended up working out great with the chair I brought along! Check out all the soft colors and variety of textures:

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Thank you for such a stylin’ senior session, Michala Tiffany, and best of luck in your last year at OFA!

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2016 Owego Free Academy Senior – Ethan

At The Camera’s Eye, I LOVE working with seniors who have their own unique vision for their senior photos! Meet Ethan, a 2016 senior from Owego Free Academy.

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I had photographed Ethan’s older brother two years ago, and I love the chance to keep working with the same family 🙂 Ethan is an outdoor kind of guy, and his senior session was nothing short of adventurous! He wanted his senior photos to reflect the fact that he plays basketball and likes to hunt and fish.

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We started out at the school, where I hopped into the truck with Ethan and his mom to get to a local farm. I knew we had to stop to shoot as soon as I saw an old rusted dump truck on the property.

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As we were taking these pictures, we heard a tractor approaching – and the driver INSISTED that Ethan get some shots not only next to the tractor, but also in the driver’s seat.

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Then on to the pond!

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None of these pictures capture the mini-adventures we had – almost getting the car stuck in a 5-foot ditch…or a mud puddle…or the mosquito bites…or the cuts from the sharp blades of grass…

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But that’s all in a day’s work when it comes to my summer senior sessions 🙂

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Thank you for letting me in on your adventure, Ethan! Best of luck from The Camera’s Eye on your last year at OFA.

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