20
March

Weddings Featured in NY Well Wed Magazine & Lovewellpost.com


 

Really excited to have a couple of my weddings featured in some awesome weddings blogs. I’ve been working really hard recently trying to submit more work for publications & its paying off. There is so much time & effort involved into making a beautiful blog post that most people don’t realize this but its really awesome to have my work recognized & featured in some really awesome inspirational weddings blogs.

Feel Free to check out the featured weddings below:

 

Featured in Well Wed Magazine Blog

http://www.weddingsnystate.com/blog/real-weddings/syracuse-real-wedding-taisiya-russ

 

 

Featured in the Lovewellpost.com

http://lovewellpost.com/loveletter-jeff-natalie-get-hitched-in-ithaca/

 


10
March

Celebrations Banquet Ithaca Wedding – NY Wedding Photographer


 

Ithaca NY Wedding at Celebrations Banquet Facility

Jeff & Natalie’s Amazing Wedding

 

Such a beautiful, wonderful, and amazing couple. Jeff & Natalie’s wedding was such an awesome and amazing experience that I will never forget. I know I keep saying this but it was such an honor to be able to be part of their lives. Its something about the special day that when I get chosen as a wedding photographer to be able to capture amazing moments, it feels sooo good… soo good that I just want to brag how awesome it is to be part of such an important day of someones life.  I cant get over the fact that there are things in life we must cherish & photography is definitely one of these amazing things that I will always cherish & its something I had a passion for always and I always wanted to be able to be a part of something so special… & the best thing is that it gives me so much joy to be part of someones life.

Jeff & Natalie’s wedding took place in the heart of Ithaca NY in a beautiful wedding venue at Celebrations Banquet Facility. They had a gorgeous outside ceremony with such a lovely setup. The Celebrations Banquet Facility has an amazing back view that overlooks the beautiful scenery.  Immediately following the ceremony, we had an amazing time with the couple to capture some amazing moments (forgive me for using “amazing” so much.. after all it was truly “AMAZING”).

 

Their wedding was also featured on Style me pretty (the biggest & best inspirational wedding blog):

http://www.stylemepretty.com/2012/02/29/ithaca-wedding-from-leo-timoshuk-photography/

 

I also wanted to take the opportunity to showcase their wedding with much more images & I know its way too many images I should be showcasing but I just couldnt help it.

 

They have an amazing love story and one that will touch your heart, so read it & enjoy the photos as you imaging being the photographer and capturing these awesome memories.

 

From the bride:

 

“It was an instant connection and feeling that I only saw portrayed in movies. Whenever we were together, I felt like our relationship was a chick-flick that had come to life. My heart felt as if it smiled every time I saw or talked to him, and his kisses would make me feel dizzy. Although I had moved to Florida from Central New York, 1,358 miles couldn’t keep Jeff andme apart. We spent months traveling back and forth to be with each other (and hundreds of dollars!), until I made the commitment to relocate back home to live with him and to begin our life together. Less than a year later, we were engaged and planning the wedding of our dreams!

A few months before our wedding, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and an auto-immune disease. Two surgeries and a radiation treatment later, my body was left feeling weak and sick,but my heart still felt strong and appreciative for the man that was with methroughout all of this, keeping me positive the whole time. At one point we had considered eloping and canceling the traditional wedding, but we knew we would regret that decision. I am very happy to say that on a perfect Saturday afternoon in August, surrounded by loving friends and family, we became Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Chitambar in a ceremony that combined our love of the outdoors with the beauty and simplicity of the country.

Thousands of miles, and a life threatening disease couldn’t keep us apart. The love that we share for one another gets stronger every day and the happiness radiates through our facial expressions. These photographs captured every detail from our dream wedding day, and on a day that is over before you know it, this is priceless. We will always have those to cherish, and to help remind us of the love that overcame the wedding that almost wasn’t.”

 

 

 

 

Wedding Photography: Leo Timoshuk Photography

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Celebrations Banquet Facility

Wedding Design: DIY by Bride & Groom

Floral Design: Ithaca Flower Shop

Wedding Dress: Impression Bridal

Groom’s Suit & Shoes: Men’s Wearhouse

Cuff Links: Family Heirloom

Rings: Kay Jewelers and Perry Winkles Fine Jewelry

Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Angelo

Make-up: By Sister Nikki Midolo

Day-of Coordinator: John and Laurie at Celebrations

Catering:Celebrations Banquet Facility

 


04
March

Ithaca NY Wedding Featured on Style Me Pretty


Syracuse NY wedding photographers

 

Jeff & Natalie’s wedding had to be one of the best weddings in 2011 & I was so honored to be part of their special day. It give me great joy to work with such beautiful & gorgeous couples as these two love birds. Natalie designed & planned the whole wedding herself & put a lot of effort into making sure she did to get herself the wedding of her dreams.

So excited to have Jeff & Natalie’s weddings featured on Style Me Pretty. Feel free to check the featured wedding on the best wedding blog & post some comments. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

http://www.stylemepretty.com/2012/02/29/ithaca-wedding-from-leo-timoshuk-photography/

 

 

Style Me Pretty is no doubt the biggest & best wedding blog on on the internet. To have a on-line vendor profile on their site, you have to go through an extensive process of approval & then, once your approved, the judges still decide weather to invite you or not.

I think all couples should read how the Vendors get chosen to be on Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book.

Here is an excerpt from their website which can be found here: http://www.stylemepretty.com/little-black-book-faq/

 

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“The process to become a Little Black Book member is actually quite extensive.

First, we prefer recommendations by an SMP reader, a recent bride or an industry professional. We don’t simply look for a referral but rather for a passionate reason as to why a particular vendor deserves to be in the book. Perhaps the designer worked with a reader’s best friend when she was getting married, perhaps they have already designed the world’s most beautiful invitations for a particular bride and groom, perhaps an event planner we know shares with us the one photographer she will work with. Whatever the connection, it must be strong and based on a real knowledge of the vendor’s work.

Second, we dive head first into the vendor’s business. Their portfolio, their experience, their time in the industry. We look at press that they’ve received, consult with their industry neighbors, get to know who they are and why they are good at what they do. Our Research Colleagues spend time conducting phone interviews with potential vendors, screening their personalities while getting to know them, singling out those we believe are truly devoted to their craft. For highly competitive industries, like photography and cinematography, we also have categorical vetting teams, comprised of style savvy professionals who can fairly, objectively, and accurately evaluate other artists’ work.

And finally, after feeling completely confident that a particular vendor is fabulous, we invite them to be a part of our book! It’s an invitation-only book that truly prides itself on its commitment to quality above all else.”

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With this said, I feel soo honored & blessed to be listed with such an amazing network of wedding professionals. The next time anyone is getting married, feel assured that any professional listed on Style Me Pretty has the skill, the knowledge, the passion, & the love for what they do. This is why I love my job so much, to know that I’ve been accepted in this industry of wedding professionals & to be able to be part of  peoples lives gives me so much passion & it drives me to give the best I have for all my couples.

Feel free to check out my portfolio on Style Me Pretty:

http://leo-timoshuk.stylemepretty.com/vendor-profile/

 

I was also honored to have an engagement photoshoot featured on Style me pretty & its a must see engagement session:

http://www.stylemepretty.com/new-york-weddings/2011/10/12/picnic-engagement-session-by-leo-timoshuk-photography/