Winter Syracuse NY Engagement Pictures | Jenny & Bryan

Groom makes bride laugh during their snowy winter syracuse engagement pictures

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Welcome to Jenny and Bryan’s winter Syracuse NY engagement pictures blog post! The engagement session that almost didn’t happen that day!

Groom kisses bride in a black dress and lace sleeves on the cheek at Baltimore Woods Marcellus NY

You see, Jenny and I were coordinating our schedules with her hair and makeup lady who ended up having to quarantine because she came in contact with someone who had Covid. Then the poor lady actually got sick so I think Jenny and I rescheduled… three? Four times? Anyways, we finally decided we’d shoot on a Saturday morning in February… no problem right?!

Groom to be makes bride in a black dress and fur shawl laugh as they stand in front of green pine tree in the snowy, sunny woods

Before I go on with my story, can I just say how much I love that Bryan can make Jenny laugh like this in the pictures above?! It’s SO adorable!

Diamond engagement ring on a fur shawl during Syracuse engagement pictures at Marcellus Park

And this fur shawl she brought?… totally changed the look of her outfit and was perfect for their winter Syracuse NY engagement pictures look!

Snowy winter engagement pictures of bride in a black dress and groom in a jean shirt to be laughing together

Anyways, when the morning of their session arrived the winds were whipping at a crazy speed and it was raining. Ug. So I texted Jenny and said, “if you’re game, let’s wait it out until the afternoon and see if things clear up”.

Bride and groom to be kiss during their engagement pictures by Syracuse wedding photographer

Well!… did they EVER! The rain and the wind stopped, the clouds disappeared and the sun came out! After all that Jenny had been through trying to schedule their engagement session, I feel like it all worked out! And if you follow my work, you know that sunshine is my FAVORITE!!!

Bride and groom to be stand in the snow in front of a split rail fence at Baltimore Woods in Marcellus NY for their engagement pictures

I didn’t used to love sunshine in photos. When I first started my business in 2013 I used to pray for cloudy days so that we didn’t have to run from shady spot to shady spot. But let me tell you, continuing education and classes that taught me how to use light have changed EVERYTHING! I am so grateful to have learned that because now I have the tools to capture that warm, sunny glow that I’ve always envisioned in my head before I even pull my camera out!

Detail picture of bride in black lace sleeves and groom in jean shirt holding each other's hands during engagement pictures in Syracuse NY

One of the things I just loved about Jenny’s outfit was the lace sleeves on her dress! Don’t they add so much style to her dress?!

Bride and groom walk together through the snow at Baltimore Woods Marcellus NY for their engagement pictures by Syracuse wedding photographer

The first location we shot at was Baltimore Woods! Jenny’s grandmother lived in Marcellus and Jenny has lots of sweet memories of the town, going to Olde Home Days and watching the parades go up and down the streets. So Jenny had requested that we find a location or two in/near Marcellus to do their winter Syracuse NY engagement pictures!

Marcellus Park

Bride and groom stand near gazebo at Marcellus Park during their engagement session in the snow

The second spot we shot at was Marcellus Park itself!

Groom spins bride to be in the snow on a sunny day in Syracuse NY for their engagement pictures

Probably my very favorite aspect of Marcellus Park is the river that runs through it! It is beautiful in the summer and it most certainly is beautiful in the winter as well! Just look at the scenery here!

Bride in pink shirt whispers secret into groom's ear as they stand in the snow in front of a river in Marcellus NY for their engagement photos
Bride and groom give each other eskimo kisses as they stand in front of a snowy creek of Marcellus Park NY for their engagement pictures

Bryan and Jenny got engaged at Beaver Lake on Labor Day. It just so happens that they were hosting a family BBQ that day and Jenny had a fair amount of cleaning and prep to do that morning, so it threw her for a loop when Bryan asked her to go on a hike with him that morning.

Bride to be shows of her diamond engagement ring as she grasps her groom's arm during engagement pictures by Syracuse wedding photographer
Bride and groom stand in front of a snowy river in Marcellus Park NY for their engagement pictures

She agreed but was hoping it would be a quick hike. As they walked around the lake, Bryan got down on one knee and asked her to marry him! He knew that she would want to announce their engagement to the whole family at the BBQ so he had it all planned out! Way to go Bryan!

Groom laughs during their engagement photos in the snow
Groom kisses bride to be on the forehead during their sunny engagement pictures in the snow

They are planning their wedding for this October at Franklin Square Park and the Dinosaur BBQ!

Bride and groom to be touch noses as they stand together in the snow in front of river for their engagement pictures
Bride and groom dance together in front of snowy river in Marcellus NY by Syracuse wedding photographer

And I am so looking forward to October and being able to capture all their sweet memories for them! Thank you so much for swinging by their winter Syracuse NY engagement pictures blog post! Be sure to follow me on Instagram to see all their sneak peeks from their wedding or shoot me an email, say hi and introduce yourself! I’d love to hear from you!

Bride and groom to be put their foreheads together and smile during their engagement pictures by Syracuse wedding photographer

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