Amorous NYC Rainy Day 1yr Wedding Anniversary Shoot :: Alexandra & Michael

Because it rains when we wish it wouldn’t,
Because men do what they often shouldn’t,
Because crops fail, and plans go wrong
Some of us grumble all day long.
But somehow, in spite of the care and doubt,
It seems at last that things work out.
Because we lose where we hoped to gain,
Because we suffer a little pain,
Because we must work when we’d like to play
Some of us whimper along life’s way.
But somehow, as day always follows the night,
Most of our troubles work out all right.
Because we cannot forever smile,
Because we must trudge in the dust awhile,
Because we think that the way is long
Some of us whimper that life’s all wrong.
But somehow we live and our sky grows bright,
And everything seems to work out all right.
So bend to your trouble and meet your care,
For the clouds must break, and the sky grow fair.
Let the rain come down, as it must and will,
But keep on working and hoping still.
For in spite of the grumblers who stand about,
Somehow, it seems, all things work out.
- Edgar A. Guest

A year ago I photographed one of the most inspirational, momentous and beautiful weddings that I have ever and probably will ever be a part of.  It was Alexandra & Michael Meseke's Upstate NY Destination Wedding.

This past weekend I photographed them again on their one year anniversary, August 14, 2011. It was the rainiest day in history, currently holding the all-time record for a single-day of rainfall in New York .... 8 inches!!

Are we crazy for not canceling the shoot?!?! Possibly. But somehow, things just work out . . . I don't regret it for one minute . . .  wet camera or not . . . they look amazing!!

I owe you for the inspiration you give me.

I owe you for the continuous love and support you give me. 

I owe you for being more than just a friend.

Happy Anniversary Meseke's!!!

Congratulations to the two of you!! I could not be happier for you both!!

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  1. Simply gorgeous! I'm jealous - how far is the drive from NC to NJ? I want a rainy day session... what a perfect anniversary gift idea!

  2. sooo romantic, i feel like I'M in love!!! just beautiful...

  3. I mean I just don't know if I'll ever be able to pick a favorite!!! Beyond fabulous!!! Courtney, wasn't it a great idea?!?! Michael and I never did an engagement session, so we asked Jenelle to do this for us instead. And she hit it out of the park!!!

  4. Sooo amazing Jenelle!! Sasha & Michael are so cute.

  5. Thank You Everyone!! Alexandra - it was my pleasure!!! Courtney .... no state is EVER to far!!! Pick the date and I am there!! :)