Village of Baldwinsville Engagement | Melissa & Jerryl

On November 5,  2011 they both were at a collage party.  He spotted her from across the room and knew he had to talk to her but couldn’t get up the nerve right away.  However, with some encouragement from friends Jerryl worked up the courage to introduce himself to Melissa, the girl with a smile he noticed immediately, the girl he had to meet.  A casual pizza date, with hours of conversation later they connected and their relationship began.

Just over five years later on December 22, 2016, it was a wintery day in NYC, all the storefronts were decorated for the holidays and the city was lit with millions of lights.  They walked hand in hand through Central Park talking about their upcoming years aspirations, goals, and talked about doing a bucket list.  Sitting on a bench in Central Park Jerryl then told Melissa that wherever they may travel or anything they will do in life that he wants to always do it together.  He got up off that bench and down on one knee and asked her to marry him!! ❤ ❤

Isn’t that just a sweet sweet love story? I am so excited to have a small part in telling it for these two genuine, loving souls.  The morning of their engagement session was filled with laughter, joy, and love.  I thought it was fitting to start it off with a walk through the park to reminisce that day in Central Park ❤

Thank you so much for choosing us to be a part of this new adventure in your lives! Here are a few moments captured! xo Cylinda
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“I love her smile, patience, and how she’s goofy with me. I love how she is always looking towards the future and how she puts things into perspective.” ~Jerrylbaldwinsville-engagement-red-mill-inn-syracuse-engagement-photos-cylinda-b-photography-2 baldwinsville-engagement-red-mill-inn-syracuse-engagement-photos-cylinda-b-photography-3 baldwinsville-engagement-red-mill-inn-syracuse-engagement-photos-cylinda-b-photography-4

“Jerryl is truly my best friend. He makes me laugh on my hardest days and loves me unconditionally. He has a big heart and would do anything to make me happy. I love his determination and perseverance.” ~Melissabaldwinsville-engagement-red-mill-inn-syracuse-engagement-photos-cylinda-b-photography-6 baldwinsville-engagement-red-mill-inn-syracuse-engagement-photos-cylinda-b-photography-7baldwinsville-engagement-red-mill-inn-syracuse-engagement-photos-cylinda-b-photography-20 baldwinsville-engagement-red-mill-inn-syracuse-engagement-photos-cylinda-b-photography-9 baldwinsville-engagement-red-mill-inn-syracuse-engagement-photos-cylinda-b-photography-8 baldwinsville-engagement-red-mill-inn-syracuse-engagement-photos-cylinda-b-photography-10

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Cylinda B

Love at First Sight

I love hearing how couples meet and there is something so special about Chase and Tara’s story…They lived in the same building/quad in college but it wasn’t until 10 years later that they officially met.  It’s amazing how two people can be put in each others lives and not even know that all those years passing each other in the halls that they were glancing at their soulmate.  Then 10 years later they are put in each others lives again when Chase went into where Tara worked and they immediately hit it off and now they are becoming husband and wife this year!

Although it was -10 degrees during their engagement session it was filled with laughter, goofiness, a frostbite scare and a LOT of cuteness!

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We promised Chase a drink if he braved the cold for a little bit and we had to get some shots at Al’s Wine and Whiskey Lounge!IMG_6749-Edit IMG_6758-Edit-Edit IMG_6770We loved this sign, but we couldn’t figure out the honest face face! But lots of laughs trying to come up with one! 🙂IMG_6846-Edit IMG_6868-Edit

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Cylinda B

Gillie Lake Engagement | Modern Day Meet-Cute

A meet-cute is the moment in a movie where a couple meets for the first time in a unique, unlikely way.  We are hearing more and more every day about people meeting online and that there are times these couples find their best friend, soulmate, and partner and become husband + wife! I was so excited to hear James’s + Trisha’s story about meeting online and that they found each other in the midst of their busy lives.  They are such a sweet, beautiful couple and we had so much fun trying to stay warm on this below zero winter day in Syracuse!

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Cylinda B

A Walk Downtown-Engagement Session

It was a crisp winter day in Syracuse photographing Rob + Liane’s engagement session.  When I asked them what their favorite things to do together, I just loved their response! They said “everything! Literally everything is better when your with your best friend” and that showed today! Although freezing outside, fingers numbing, faces freezing, it couldn’t take away from the moments they had together; laughter, love, and silliness between these two was infectious!  I cannot wait to tell the story of their wedding day!

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Cylinda B


Marrying Your Best Friend

One of my favorite parts of meeting my clients is hearing their love story.  I love that every story is unique.  I met Melanie and Keith this past week to photograph their engagement session for their June 2015 wedding and I adore their story.  You may have heard and/or even said it yourself that you cannot wait to marry your best friend, I know I certainly married mine!  What I love about their story is they have been best friends for almost 20 years!  They had a childhood date on Valentines day in 1995, became best friends and 12 years later began dating as adults and this year they will become husband and wife!  They are such a beautiful couple inside and out and were so much fun, I cannot wait witness and to tell their story of the day they become Husband + Wife!!IMG_5084

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Dancing in the park 🙂IMG_4970 IMG_4963-Edit IMG_5228 IMG_5219IMG_5207IMG_5175 IMG_5174 IMG_5017 IMG_5015

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