southwood estate wedding

Mary + Ben | Wedding at Southwood Estate

Mary and Ben’s beautiful summer wedding overlooked the rolling Hudson River from the vantage point of Southwood Estate. Southwood Estate is located near Clermont Historic Park in New York. It is a Livingston mansion decorated with beautiful paintings, but open and airy with a modern feel.

The grounds are magnificent. Wedding receptions are tented with a full view of the river. There are so many places for amazing wedding photographs.

Here is what Mary and Ben said about working with Hudson River Photographer.

“Simply put Diane was a fabulous photographer and wonderful to work with. She was attentive, listened to exactly what we wanted and responded in kind. Her eye for great shots, angles and lighting is incredible and she produced absolutely gorgeous photos. From the start we wanted to find someone who would capture the love and excitement in the room during the candid moments, and Diane didn’t just meet those expectations but exceeded them beyond anything we could have hoped for. We had multiple meetings before the wedding weekend both to discuss scheduling and what we wanted, but also so she could see the grounds, get a sense for the location and lighting, and to make recommendations. She and her team photographed the rehearsal dinner and our wedding day. She caught the big moments as well as the details, with exceptional lighting and framing. Our friends and family, some who are professional photographers, were equally impressed. She was also a calming voice during a hectic day – she is easy going with a great sense of humor combined with a real talent at communicating and moving quickly yet seamlessly. She made herself invisible but present at the same time. We can’t recommend her strongly enough and consider ourselves lucky to have her photos to last a lifetime.”

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