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Jackson Wedding photography
magazine

  January 2021 edition

Luxury meets
rustic.

How many couples have a hard time deciding whether to go luxurious or rustic?

This question is becoming more and more common as rustic weddings become more popular in weddings taking place in Upstate, NY. But, what if you want rustic and your fiance wants luxury? What do you do? There are very few venues that can easily accommodate both of these styles. 

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Stone Bridge

Farm Hospitality

But what if I were to tell you that there actually is a venue that can give you your million dollar looking luxury wedding AND also give you the most beautiful rustic looking wedding ever? Well, there is! Stone Bridge Farm Hospitality, in Schuylerville, NY, has everything you could possibly want from both styles. 
Stone Bridge has a beautiful "mansion" they call Main House. There are so many perfect places to capture stunning bridal portraits in this 6,000 square foot, 5 bedroom house. With its custom kitchen, living room, solarium, dining room, stone patio and large balcony, it's the perfect place for you and your special guests, or family, to stay. Every room is just as beautiful as the next and the beautiful solarium is the perfect spot to get those gorgeous, natural light photos. The stair case and wrap around halls make for even more luxurious portraits. 
Here you will find all the luxury you could possibly imagine!

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Now what about that rustic look your fiance is wanting? Here it is. Stone Bridge has taken what use to house beautiful horses and turned it into a magnificent rustic reception hall. Even down to the tables and chairs, this venue will give you all of the rustic vibes you're looking for. The area in the image to the left is set up for small receptions that meet the requirements for Covid weddings. Also available, once Covid restrictions are lifted, is a huge, spacious reception hall that is perfect for accommodating large wedding receptions. 

Not only does Stone Bridge provide this beautiful barn reception location, but they also have a private barn studio located above the reception hall. This is perfect for the guys as they get ready for the ceremony and also makes the perfect, romantic honeymoon suite. It's complete with a living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and even has a washer and dryer! Wouldn't it be great to say good bye to all of your guests at the end of the night and all you need to do is walk upstairs to this amazing suite?

Stone Bridge Farm Hospitality truly is one of the best venues we have found that gives you the most of both worlds. So, want luxury? Want rustic? Stone Bridge has you covered!

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Something Bleu Bridal

What does your dream bridal gown look like?

From the moment a little girl pictures herself getting married, she envisions herself in a beautiful white gown.

This detail is probably the most anticipated one of the entire wedding planning process. What dress will you say "yes" to? When you walk down the aisle, will your guests be seeing you in white or ivory? Will you be wearing a breathtakingly detailed lace gown with a long veil or will you have little capped sleeves on your satin gown that's followed by a stunning train? What would your dream gown look like?
At Something Bleu Bridal, located in Saratoga Springs, NY, you will find a spectacular variety of bridal gowns to choose from. 

They have so many dresses from traditional to non-traditional. Whatever style you are looking for, Something Bleu will have a great selection for you to choose from. 
This is such a huge part of your day so it's important to find a dress that is the perfect fit for you. You'll want to make sure you look exquisite on your wedding day so your guests will talk about how beautiful you looked for many years to come. You'll also want to be comfortable and relaxed on your special day. We have found that Something Bleu is the bridal shop of choice to make sure all of those things are accomplished! We know! We've talked to many Something Bleu brides and they all say the same thing, "We love Something Bleu"!

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Dehn's Flowers

"Pick" your style.

No matter the style you choose, your guests will be wowed by Dehn's floral work. 

What kind of flowers would make your dream wedding come to life? Wild flowers? Flowers with a pop of color? A bouquet of white roses with pink ribbon? Whatever style of flowers you are planning on choosing for your wedding, Dehn's will go above and beyond your wildest expectations and bring your style to life! Dehn's, located in Saratoga Springs, NY, is one of the top florists around, and I know why! Their bridal bouquets are absolutely exquisite and their boutonniere's are amazing! 

If you are struggling to find the right flower choice for your wedding, don't hesitate to talk to the flower specialists. Give them your thoughts and they will turn them into a magical reality. They go way above and beyond with every wedding they do. 

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No matter the season, Dehn's has a wide variety of flowers to choose from and so many different styles that will work with any bride. Your guests will be wowed by the stunning floral arrangements on the tables and around the reception hall. We, the photographers, definitely were!
We've had the opportunity to work closely with Dehn's Flowers on many occasions and every time we are blown away with their creations! Their creativity and designs are out of this world. We get super excited whenever we get to work an event with them. Why? Because we know that our clients will be wowed by their work. Our clients' guests will be wowed! And we will, once again, be wowed!

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Jackson Photography

Meet the Photographers

Wondering who the photographers are behind Jackson Photography?

That would be us, Josh and Ellen Jackson. We have been married for over 17 years and shooting weddings together for over 10. To be honest, we didn't set out to become wedding photographers. It just sort of happened over time. 
It all started when my second daughter was born and I bought an entry level DSLR camera. I wanted to be able to get great pictures of my two daughters without having to go to professionals. I figured I could do it myself. It's not that hard, right? Well, I shot in auto for years and took terrible images. I even shot my first 3 weddings in auto. YIKES! Finally, I knew I needed to up my game. People were coming to me to get their pictures taken and I couldn't guarantee them that their pictures would turn out well. 

I invested in some pretty amazing photography courses and learned how to shoot at a professional level. Shortly after, I roped my husband into joining me in the business. We invested in professional DSLR cameras and equipment and started shooting more and more weddings until finally, we came to the realization that we were indeed wedding photographers. And you know what? We love it! We love being married and being able to capture so many couples as they get married. We get to photograph couples as they have their first look, say their vows, have their first dance together, and run through a line of sparklers held by their closest family and friends. Ya'll, it doesn't get better than that! We love what we do!
Fast forward 12 years since I bought my first camera and our two little girls have grown up. Now we have 4 amazing kids. They're 15, 13, 12, and 8. 

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Venue and Vendor Credits

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Venue: Stone Bridge Farm Hospitality
Dress: Angela's Bridal
Suit:Tuxedo
Flowers: Dehn's flowers
Hair & makeup: Seraphina Divine Beauty
Cake: cakes by Alissa
Bride and groom: Sierra & Zach Pieniazek
Photographer: Jackson Photography

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Venue: Stone Bridge Farm Hospitality
Flowers: Dehn's Flowers
Photographer: Jackson Photography

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Venue: Gables and Gardens
Flowers: The Florist at Mandy Spring
Catering: Ginny Rae Catering
Hair & Makeup: The Cutting Room Hair Studio
Cider & Donuts: Hicks Orchard
Coordination: A Lively Event
Stationary: AK Photography and designs
Flat lay shoes: Bella Belle Shoes
Flat lay items: Twigs and Honey, Malish Enderson
Bridal gown shop: Something Bleu Bridal
Cream dress designer: Claire Pettibone Aterlier
White dress & jacket designer: LeaAnn Belter Bridal
Green shoes: Ted Baker USA
Rentals: Entertainment One Rentals
Cake: Cake by Alissa
Models: Julia Baker, Leo, Vince Palmer, Gabrielle Hogan
Photographer: Jackson Photography

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Venues: Pitney Meadows Farm, The Wishing Well
Florist: Dehn's Flowers
Photographer: Jackson Photography

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Venue: Stone Bridge Farm Hospitality
Dress: Angela's Bridal
Suit:Tuxedo
Flowers: Dehn's flowers
Hair & makeup: Seraphina Divine Beauty
Cake: cakes by Alissa
Bride and groom: Sierra & Zach Pieniazek
Venue: Pitney Meadows Farm
Flowers: Dehn's Flowers
Photographer: Jackson Photography

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Photographer: Jackson Photography


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