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       "I will always be thankful that Amanda was part of my wedding. Since I don’t live in the Adirondacks, I didn’t meet Amanda until the morning of my wedding day, but it was easy to email and talk on the phone before the event to talk through all the details. Amanda has a calm manner that was reassuring in planning a destination-type wedding. She was professional about her services and her prices. There were no surprises. And the moment I met Amanda before the ceremony, I felt even better about her. She was wonderful. My family loved her. My husband and I don’t like posing for photos, but somehow Amanda made it seem effortless. After the wedding, we got a sneak peak of a photo emailed to us right away. The online proofs followed within a reasonable time after – less time than many people I know who had to wait months and months for their proofs. And then Amanda kept being wonderful. Together we designed an album with real mounted photographs, not a printed photo book like a lot of photographers push on their clients. We received the album about three months after our wedding date. When I opened the package, I jumped up and down, and got teared up at the same time. The album is beautiful, like an heirloom. The photos have such depth, light, and color. Amanda has an incredible eye, and I can’t have asked for more beautiful wedding photos. Or a better person to be part of one of the best days of my life! I can’t thank you enough, Amanda." Alison & Erik Lake Placid Wedding 5 / 5 stars

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Wedding cake? Check. Table linens? Check. Face painter, balloon artist, stilt walker, fortune teller? Check!!

It was very important to Chris and Emily that their guests have fun at their carnival theme wedding in Lake Placid, NY. Well, I think it’s safe to say, they had a blast!

  • Stacy - What a fun wedding! Gorgeous images!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - Thank you SO much for doing such an amazing job of capturing Chris and Emily’s day. These photos are truly something to cherish!ReplyCancel

  • Angela L. - What is not to LOVE about this wedding and your images. So colorful and fun!ReplyCancel

  • Emily Kasper - Amanda,

    YOU…ARE…AMAZING. You did it! Thank you for capturing our day PERFECTLY. Can’t WAIT to see the rest of the pics! Beyond happy with your work. We love you!

    Emily & ChrisReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Harris - So fun! I love the bw ceremony shot!ReplyCancel

  • Abbe McCracken - What a colorful, fun, unique wedding! The shots of them and all the details are simply amazing. Thank you for sharing. Great work!ReplyCancel

  • nicole - why does the name EMILY KASPER sound so NATURAL , MEANT TO BE and EASY TO PRONOUNCE ?ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Mishanec - A work of art — wonderful depiction of an amazing day ! What an incredible job, Amanda Blacksmith !ReplyCancel

  • Jamie Shaughnessy - I can’t get enough of these images- the colors, everyone’s happiness- Amanda, you caught it all! such an amazing day- and so many memories to cherish! Emily and Chris- Congrats!ReplyCancel

  • nicole - Jamie could not have said it any better. Amanda captured the essence of the bride and groom’s intent for all attending guests. Only a true artist could have achieved this . Congrats Amanda !ReplyCancel

  • Rena Christine - What a fun, colourful wedding! lovely work!ReplyCancel

  • Samantha Sinchek Photography - These are all so amazing!! Their venues & theme are awesome and your captured it all perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • Angela R - What an amazingly fun wedding!!! Love this! And your photos are gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Amber - Beautiful! ♥ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - What a fun wedding! And awesome job photographing it! Love these :)ReplyCancel

  • Melissa DeVoe - What a gorgeous wedding, and you captured it so well!! Lovely work!ReplyCancel

  • The Light Within Photography - What a fun and beautiful wedding! Your photos are gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Analiese - Lovely work!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Bergantino - OMGosh! What a fun wedding! That is such an awesome theme! You captured it beautifully!ReplyCancel

  • mary - wow! What a FUN wedding! love these imagesReplyCancel

Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart.  ~Author Unknown

“There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.” ~Elizabeth Lawrence

It was such a pleasure to photograph Kelli and her sweet children. It had been YEARS since we had seen each other! I love that she chose a location that was close to her heart for her family portraits: her childhood home.

Melt my heart . . .

Noah was full of silly faces . . .


Thanks again, Kelli! It was so great to see you!

“The first woman a little boy falls in love with is his mom.” ~Unknown

You’d think it would be easy to schedule a photo session with my own sister, but nope. We took these photos the day before she and my awesome little nephew moved to Florida. I miss them. I know they are having a fabulous time. I miss them. Theos is almost swimming now! Did I mention I miss them? ;)

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  • Christy - It is so hard when those we love move away! These photos are so beautiful, and your nephew is one handsome little man!ReplyCancel

“Grow old with me!  The best is yet to be.”  ~Robert Browning

It was such a pleasure to photograph Scott & Katie’s Wedding Elopement at The Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid. I mean REALLY. We had not met before, but in no time at all, I felt like I was hanging out with old friends. I could just feel how much they love each other, and it was such an honor to be a part of such a special day.

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One of Scott & Katie’s very first dates was at a bowling alley, where they played air hockey.  Well, as luck would have it, The Whiteface Lodge actually has a bowling alley  . . .


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with an air hockey table!

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And just because Scott & Katie are such a fun couple, they played some checkers . . .

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made some ice cream soda floats . . .

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and even enjoyed some popcorn! ;-)

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Of course, they had some quiet moments, too.

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Congratulations again, Scott & Katie!! :-)