Onteora Mountain House wedding: Crista and Robert

I’m not going to spend too much time here, because each word I write comes between you and the photos of this fantastic wedding for a few hundredths of a second. But a lot of people ask my advice for how to have a good wedding, and my advice is the same for a good relationship: If you’re having fun, most of the other stuff falls into place. This doesn’t mean that planning isn’t important — it’s not really so much fun to have a wedding in a field during a thunderstorm because you didn’t have a good plan — but it’s too easy to forget that having fun together comes first.

So yes, it’s pretty great that Crista and Robert chose the beautiful Onteora Mountain House for their wedding, and that the weather — while chilly — allowed everyone to enjoy the mountain views. It doesn’t hurt that Crista and Robert are basically action heroes, with Robert trained in every sort of theatrical movement and Crista … well, none of Crista’s bridesmaids even batted an eye when she started walking around on her hands. But what matters is how much fun everyone had together, how deep and boisterous and joyful the connections, from streaming tears to bendy backs on the dance floor. And it’s what we all remember.

Just as importantly, I remember how much fun I had in my own partnership, shooting this with the incredible Tatiana Breslow. I will never get over the fact that the woman I fell so deeply in love with happens to also be my favorite shooting partner out of everyone I’ve worked with, that our eyes and our choices are so in sync. We are going to be merging not only our lives but also our businesses, and I am so excited for this future on every level, and to show the world what we can do together. It’s going to be fun.

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Sara Kelly Johns - FABULOUS post and pictures both!

Callie Ann Gates - this is amazing! the last two pictures are my favorite.

Melisa Anger - These are AMAZING!!!!! Wow!!!! Each and every picture wow!!!

Jolene Oldham - Heartstopping work, Ryan!

Anonymous - They look all to me 1/3 stop to dark and the light looks bit dirty for my taste. Don’t know if its just the preset who does that. Try Mastinlabs Portra400-Preset. Im real sorry to say this. Comosition and framing looks GREAT! Happy new year!

Aditya Mopur - super brilliant set!. i love the photo of the first dance, among the many excellent ones :)

Ginny Goodin - beautiful, beautiful, beautiful…

Celia Bowhay - amazing and beautiful Thanks for sharing

Armand Tsai - Superb stuff, WOW!

Rich Martinez Photos - that reflection shot at the reception though…… <3 <3 <3

Lucía Rivera - beautiful work!