new husband kisses wife after their wedding in the adirondacks

Photography by
Jess Kamens Photography


Planning, Catering, Accomodation
The Whiteface Lodge: Lake Placid

Hair & Makeup
Meri Jumrukovski

Lee from Lake Placid DJ

Galina Campanella

Sid Mashburn

Silk Bridal Boutique

Cornell's Jewlers

Oak Hill Country Club Catering

I couldn't have been happier photographing this wedding. Tami and Jason and their amazing daughter are so incredible. We had so much fun planning... and look at these leaves! Destination weddings are my favorite! I am such a traveler so heading up to Lake Placid, during October's peak season, to capture these images, was an easy ... I do!

wedding rings and an engagement ring on top of the fall red leaves during peak season
bride holds her beautiful bouquet in front of a bright red maple tree
man getting help with his bowtie and there is a reflection of him in his friend's glasses
bride puts on her makeup during her getting ready pictures
friend helps groom with his suit
snow falls in lake placid on a wedding day
little girl jumps in the colored trees
daughter hugs her new father on his wedding day
man waits for his new bride during the first look
bride arrives to the first look
husband and wife prepare for their first look by standing back to back
groom embraces his new bride
bride and groom stand in the fall foliage on a bridge during their portrait session
bride puts her groom's boutonniere on
groom kisses bride's cheek
groom and bride sit in a log cabin

It was freezing that day! Just a couple days before, we had experienced summer-like weather... and on this day we had snow, rain sun AND wind! So, we had to protect ourselves and make sure everyone stayed warm... "pretend you're cold!" followed by "now you're on a warm beach!" Pretty impressive ladies!

groom carries bouquets
bride and daughter are cold
mother and bride hugs her maid of honor and daughter

How lucky were we to have a backdrop like this for our wedding portraits?!

wedding portraits in lake placid new york
bride and groom laugh
a new blended family
bride portrait of her standing in front of trees all different colors and her back is facing towards us
bride holding her beautiful bouquet
bridesmaids and maid of honor celebrate with their friend
bridal party dances together
groomsman and best man laugh with their friend

How lucky were we to have the bright light shining through every window in this beautiful lodge. Kanu at Whiteface Lodge is a stunning Adirondack backdrop!

whiteface lodge kanu room in lake placid new york where the bride walks down the aisle
bride and groom hug and bride has her mouth open
bride and groom first kiss
husband and wife getting married
bridesmaid is smiling
mother of the bride with her daughter.
whiteface lodge catering set up and ready to go

One of the most beautiful moments of the day. A family coming together ...

husband and wife give speeches at their wedding
bride and groom celebrate with their daughter
groom feeds bride cake
groom dances with his mother
dancing during the reception

This had to be one of the best dance parties I have seen at a wedding! Tami danced the entire night!

reception dancing. Man has his mouth open
man makes a funny face while dancing at a destination wedding
man is laying on the floor
people dancing and celebrating at a wedding.
bride dances at her wedding
dancing at the reception.
brides dress spins
bride is dancing
bride and groom dance



Jess Kamens is a Rochester wedding photographer who traveles worldwide for destination weddings!