I love when a wedding allows me to shoot at new locations and venues. Rick and Kim were married at the absolutely BEAUTIFUL and historic  Fort Herkimer Church (with a war reenactment going on next door - so cool!). After the ceremony we headed to The Utica Zoo for their reception.  The reception was adorned with funky, diy details (1,000 paper cranes, lace and colorfully dipped wood candle holders), as well as rustic, earthy touches that really showcased who Kim and Rick are as a couple.  It was such a joy to capture this wedding.. I couldn't think of a better, more joyful couple to kick of my wedding season with!