As a teenager, winter camping played such an important role in my life, bonfire chats, s'mores, snow hikes, and cozy blankets. So you can only imagine the acute nostalgia I was overcome with at Lindsey and Nick's Cedar Lakes Estate winter wedding. The weekend provided a perfect getaway in the mountains for their guest beginning with a welcome dinner and evening concert.
"Apart from being one of the most unbelievably beautiful places to get married, Cedar Lakes Estate has been the setting of many of my favorite memories from weekend getaways, birthday parties, New Year’s celebrations, and holiday markets. While

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It was a warm Saturday afternoon when I parked my car in a neighborhood which looked like the quintessential setting for a New York City Rom-Com. I was meeting Caroline and Adrian for the first time in person over drinks before our photo session. But it wasn’t long before we bonded over our shared love of Africa and the Cameroonian culture. In-between bites of the charcuterie, we exchanged stories of our experiences and reminisced upon the cuisine. To add some context here, I spent most of my early years growing up in Cameroon, and coincidentally Caroline had spent quite some time there as well. Gosh, I mean what are the odds of this happening? We spent the rest of our lunch looking through their travel galleries and laughing hard at

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Jocelyn and Justins Cedar Lakes' proposal was one of the most magical ones I did over the summer. Justin's idea was to do a romantic scavenger hunt using all their first dates as clues. And finally, when she was done, he waited for her in front of the amphitheater at Cedar Lakes Estates. As he got on one knee, the lake sparkled it’s reflected sun rays in approval. Justin and Jocelyn, it was such an honor to have been there to document your proposal.  

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  I recently came across a method of farming called the slash and burn, whereby you cut down the trees on a plot of land then set fire to the remaining foliage to provide nutrients to the soil for the newer food crops. Kelly + Alex's Cape May elopement which began at Stay Lokal was the beginning of my beauty from ashes. It's no secret that the wedding/events world took a major hit due to COVID 19, and even now there's much to be sad about, many have lost loved

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