Korver Photography: Blog http://www.korverphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Korver Photography korver@me.com (Korver Photography) Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:55:00 GMT Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:55:00 GMT http://www.korverphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u556546629-o1051006033-50.jpg Korver Photography: Blog http://www.korverphotography.com/blog 120 80 Mountain View Manor http://www.korverphotography.com/blog/2017/11/mountain-view-manor Andrea and Roman have a deep connection to their Ukrainian roots and wanted to incorporate that into their wedding. All of the groomsmen wore costumes from the various regions of Ukraine, the ceremony was spoken in Ukrainian, and of course the dancing was amazing! Many couples are pretty tired on their wedding day because of partying the previous night, and Andrea and Roman were no exception to this rule.  Well, they had a slight exception, their little boy was a little sick and they got just a couple hours of sleep, which can feel just like a hangover! Even though their son was feeling under the weather, he was able to sleep off his temperature, show up after the ceremony and then dance the rest of the night away with his newly married parents! Congratulations Andrea and Roman and enjoy the pictures!

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The Barn at Hogs Hollow Farm http://www.korverphotography.com/blog/2017/11/the-barn-at-hogs-hollow-farm Christin and Jason got married on a quintessential upstate, fall day. During the couples shots, it was clear how much they cared for one another and the true love between them showed through.  Christin and Jason also shared memories with their family and friends during their beautiful reception, that was carefully executed with thoughtful details.  Hogs Hollow Farm in Burlington Flats is a neat little gem and had numerous places to get some nice intimate images. Enjoy the pictures!


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Celebrations http://www.korverphotography.com/blog/2017/10/celebrations There are only so many things you can control at a wedding. The weather and what people say during speeches are not those things within control. The sunset we witnessed was out of this world and only lasted for about 15 minutes. You cannot plan for such perfect light, only hope for it, and then press the shutter as many times as you can! As for speeches, everyone that spoke stirred up memories of Jacquelyn and Johnny that left very few dry eyes in the crowd. With two of the unknowns being totally amazing, the rest of the day ran without a hitch. We hope you love the pictures as much as we loved taking them!

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Upstate Barn Wedding http://www.korverphotography.com/blog/2017/9/upstate-barn-wedding If you plan a wedding that starts out with goat yoga, transitions to a beautiful ceremony officiated by a very funny, two time Tony Award winner, Norbert Leo Butz, and ends with Ingrid Michaelson singing with a 10 piece band, I'd say you have the makings for a pretty memorable day! Lori and Evan have been together for over a decade and put together a day that was well worth the wait! Going into this wedding, we knew we were going to get a chance to make a one-of-a-kind picture because the forecast said there would be zero chance for clouds.  A clear sky during the day makes for harsh lighting, but a clear sky at night makes it possible to capture the Milky Way, a LOVE sign, and our amazing couple. Enjoy!

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Fireworks Wedding http://www.korverphotography.com/blog/2017/9/fireworks-wedding Every time we shoot at the Otesaga, we are either battling the rain or there isn't a cloud in the sky. This was the first time we had soft clouds to add to the already beautiful backdrop of Otsego Lake. Everything weather wise fell into place and we got some killer portraits!

Leading up to the wedding, Kat and Eric expressed interest in using a smoke bomb! When the moment was right, we snuck outside and stealthily positioned everything for our picture. Kaitlin quietly lit the smoke bomb and we grabbed a couple shots. Once we used all the smoke bombs, there were "glitter" bombs in the bag as well. On further inspection, we realized it was basically an enormous sparkler. So we went down to the lake shore away from the hotel and set up our second shot. With the two sparklers lit, my trusty assistant Kaitlin snuck behind Eric and Kat to add light to them. They got a little too big for my daring assistant and she ran past our couple screaming for her life. I can say I have never laughed that hard taking a night shot. All I could think of was the scene from Seinfeld where George Costanza ran from the fire. Eric and Kat were awesome and we hope you all love the pictures we took!

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Ventosa Vineyards Wedding http://www.korverphotography.com/blog/2017/9/ventosa-vineyards-wedding Most people know my first name to be Erik, and then a select number of people know I go by the alias Kevin. Several years back I was shooting a wedding and there was a guest, Bridget, that kept referring to me as Kevin. (I tried correcting her, but she just kept calling me Kevin.) Fast forward three years later and Kevin is back taking pictures at Bridget's wedding!

Bridget and Frank got married at St Patricks Church in the Finger Lakes surrounded by family and friends. Since Frank is first generation, most of his family lives in Italy, but that did not deter them from flying across the Atlantic to celebrate this special day. Ventosa Vineyards was the perfect place to bring families together, eat delicious food, drink, and dance the night away. Enjoy!

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Finger Lakes Wedding http://www.korverphotography.com/blog/2017/8/finger-lakes-wedding Hailey and David's wedding took place overlooking Keuka Lake at the Lakeside Country Club. This is where my sister went to college and became friends with Hailey. The weather leading up to this wedding looked like we might be in for some rain, but all we got was some wind that was strong enough to blow over the arbor before the ceremony. After the scenic exchanging of vows, we grabbed a couple formal pictures and then spent the rest of the night partying. The reception had a killer dance floor, great conversations on the wrap-around deck, and food/drink stations to fill your belly. With the summer wedding season coming to a close, this was the perfect conclusion to a great summer.  Enjoy! 

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Catskill Wedding http://www.korverphotography.com/blog/2017/8/catskill-wedding When Melanie and Gerard contacted me about photographing their wedding, I knew immediately I wanted to do it, despite the fact that I was planning on taking that weekend off from having to shoot a wedding.  We photographed Melanie's sister's wedding previously, and knew this would be a great event.  As it will be apparent from the photos, this family and their friends can dance!  Their Ukrainian dance moves led to many pairs of ripped pants - you know it's a good party when people are splitting their pants!  Melanie and Gerard put together a beautiful day.  One thing that stood out to us was how happy everyone at this wedding was, there were so many brilliant smiles.  It's clear how much love is in their lives.   We hope you enjoy these photos!


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Cooperstown Wedding http://www.korverphotography.com/blog/2017/7/cooperstown-wedding Strong relationships are homemade, require effort and are totally worth the time and energy spent. Emily and Douglas' wedding displayed their strong relationship and also their ability to throw a party. The beer was provided by Emily's father who owns Council Rock Brewery, the wine was made by Emily, Douglas, and her dad, and the handcrafted soap parting gift was made by them as well. 

The ceremony and reception took place at the Farmer's Museum, which always provides a great backdrop for a party. The maid of honor's speech was hilarious and perfectly tied in Emily's love of cheese. Not to be outdone, one of Douglas' groomsman sang a funny blues song about the couple. The dance floor filled, lots of homemade drinks were downed, and everyone had a great time. Enjoy the images!

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Weather Wizardry http://www.korverphotography.com/blog/2017/7/weather-wizardry How do you plan your wedding such that ceremony lands between two downpours of rain and a tornado? Just ask Brenda and Nate! The rain had stopped for the exact duration of the ceremony and Brenda's brother/officiant, masterfully fit it in that timeframe.

We are constantly telling clients that wet weather makes for great pictures and once again this held true. The Great, Smart, Visionary, man who goes by the name Mike Mecredy (I think those were the words he wanted me to use), brought to my attention that the field out back was filling up with fog and would make a great picture. The picture came out great and looks like it belongs in a fairytale.

Brenda and Nate closed out the night with some crazy dancing, lots of laughs and a sparkler sendoff. Enjoy the images!

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Lindsay and Marc http://www.korverphotography.com/blog/2017/7/lindsay-and-marc We are always flattered when people say they booked their wedding around our availability, like Lindsay and Marc did. It is very humbling to know that people trust us with their pictures on such a special day. Lindsay and Marc filled the Syracuse Marriott with their closest family and friends to witness this perfect match. They have such loving and supportive families, and it was obvious how happy everyone was to celebrate their special day.  The ceremony and reception was filled with so many thoughtful details, including remembering special family members who could not be present.  Please enjoy these images of Lindsay and Marc's beautiful day!

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Oneonta Carriage House Wedding http://www.korverphotography.com/blog/2017/6/oneonta-carriage-house-wedding When two people match together perfectly and balance each other's strengths and weaknesses, their chemistry is easy for all to see. All the elements of Sheldon and Stephanie's wedding were well thought of and had a personal touch. We especially liked all the ways they incorporated the engagement photographs that we took for them! As the sun began to drop in the sky, we stole our newlyweds for a mini photoshoot and as luck would have it, we got some great silhouetted images against a colorful sky and even a quick rain picture. We loved shooting this wedding and hope you enjoy the images.


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Hyde Hall Wedding http://www.korverphotography.com/blog/2017/6/hyde-hall-wedding We loved everything about this wedding, from the weather, to the various wedding locations, to the guests, to of course, our wedding couple. We have known Ashley and Shane for sometime because over the last three years they have been guests at weddings we have photographed. Speaking of the past, around 15 years ago I was actually at Shane's sister's wedding as a guest! I would never have realized this until his sister said she remembered me. Small world! 

The reception occurred at Hyde Hall in Cooperstown, which is a photographer's paradise. We were granted access to the mansion so we might have gone a little overboard with the posed shots. As day turned into night, the libations flowed, the band rocked out, and everyone hit the dance floor. We captured it all with our cameras for you to enjoy!

korver@me.com (Korver Photography) Cooperstown Wedding Cooperstown Wedding Photographer Farmers Museum Wedding Hyde Hall Wedding Korver Photography Lake Outdoor Wedding http://www.korverphotography.com/blog/2017/6/hyde-hall-wedding Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:18:21 GMT
Lake Life Wedding http://www.korverphotography.com/blog/2017/6/lake-life-wedding Caitlin and Jeff are no strangers to Korver Photography. We photographed them at two previous weddings and finally it was their day! The scenery was beautiful at their lake venue. This wedding was filled with so much love and support from friends and family, and many adorable children.  Caitlin and Jeff were so easy going on their special day, and seemed to really take in and appreciate everything and everyone that came together to celebrate them. We hope you enjoy these photos as much as we enjoyed capturing them!

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Otesaga Wedding http://www.korverphotography.com/blog/2017/6/otesaga-wedding Caitlyn and Marc put together a perfect wedding day. We started taking pictures in Utica, had the wedding there too, and on our way to the reception we passed a giant field of pink flowers. We were able to wave down the party bus, position our newly married couple and took one of our favorite pictures of 2017! The final hours of this day that went by in a blur, were spent at the Otesaga in Cooperstown. Enjoy the images!

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New Addition to Korver Photography http://www.korverphotography.com/blog/2017/6/new-addition-to-korver-photography Our blog posts have been a little delayed because we had an addition to our Korver Photography family. This little man showed up two weeks early with a full head of hair. We don't shoot newborn photos, but I think I am going to try with this little guy in a couple weeks so look for that in the future!

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"I love you and I like you." Wedding http://www.korverphotography.com/blog/2017/5/-i-love-you-and-i-like-you-wedding Many little stories unfold during a wedding day, some sentimental, some romantic, and some funny. Photographs are often not enough to convey the complete story of what transpired, but they do offer flashes of memories that will remind those involved of what happened.

The first ring picture in this blog post is of Alysa's great great grandmother's ring (I can't remember exactly how many greats are in front of grandmother, but it was definitely more than one!) that has been passed down through the family. It is well over 100 years old!

Alysa and Brian exchanged cards and gifts before the day's events began. He shared that they both wrote in their cards, "I love you and I like you." It is a little romantic saying they both have and it is a testament to how well they know and care for one another.

Finally, the reception... the dance floor was filled with some of the funniest dances we have seen in a long time. There was zero downtime during the entire night. If anyone knows my sister Kaitlin, she fit right in with some of her own crazy dance moves.  We loved this wedding and hope you love the pictures we took!

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Superhero Wedding http://www.korverphotography.com/blog/2017/5/superhero-wedding Briana and Josh are an amazing couple that love dogs, superheroes and have a wonderful collection of friends and family.  For almost every wedding we have ever photographed, the groom takes his time getting ready and tries to wait until the last possible minute to put everything on. Not Josh! He was suited up and looking great FIVE HOURS BEFORE THE CEREMONY! I don’t even think The Flash was that fast! No sooner did Josh have his tux on, complete with The Flash sunglasses and Flash undershirt, was it off, and back on the hanger. Josh quickly realized that suits can be a little warm, and he had time for a little fishing before the ceremony started. As for Briana, she was friendly, funny, and energetic. When taking pictures of someone, we try to make them at ease and hope for some natural laughter and smiles. Some people are harder to get these photographs from, and others, like Briana, could have a camera shooting them continuously because they are always beaming. You guys make a great superhero team! Thanks for picking us to capture your day! Enjoy the images!

korver@me.com (Korver Photography) Korver Photography Lake Outdoor Wedding http://www.korverphotography.com/blog/2017/5/superhero-wedding Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:23 GMT
The Farmers' Museum Wedding http://www.korverphotography.com/blog/2017/5/the-farmers-museum-wedding Our first wedding of the spring took place at the Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown.  Katie and Dan's wedding was beautifully executed and highlighted this unique venue.  Their beloved dog even made an appearance and was included in some shots of the day.  It is clear how much Katie and Dan care for one another, and how many people they have in their lives who love them and were happy to enjoy the day with them.

korver@me.com (Korver Photography) Cooperstown Farmers' Museum Korver Photography Outdoor Wedding http://www.korverphotography.com/blog/2017/5/the-farmers-museum-wedding Thu, 04 May 2017 02:38:41 GMT
The Importance of Editing http://www.korverphotography.com/blog/2017/3/the-importance-of-editing When a photographer edits their photos, it doesn’t mean the photo was not a good image, and they are trying to “save” it. Editing is part of the art of photography, and is meant to enhance the features of the photos (much like how a makeup artist enhances the features of the face with their makeup application). Our photography is more than pressing a button on a camera since every image we deliver is also meticulously edited. Our images are color corrected, certain parts are lightened/darkened, blemishes are removed, and sometimes we crop them. There is no substitute for careful, methodical editing. I have attached two before and after images to show our work. Enjoy!

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