Gardenhouse Films

Gardenhouse Films Named Gardenhouse Films in memory of my Grandparents. Passionate about capturing love and beauty.

My grandparents love for each other was a legend in our family. From a very young age, I heard the story of how Grandpa was driving through town one day and saw Grandma, in her a yellow dress, on the corner of Main Street. My Grandfather, having experienced love at first sight, went straight home to ask his cousin, who was this beautiful girl. Before too long they were dating and then married. They were devoted to one another. My Grandfather went off to war and they wrote each other love letters. At one point during the war my Grandfather was the sole survivor of a plane that crashed in Burma. He carved my Grandma a necklace from the windshield of the wreckage. He also brought back the material of the parachute and from it my Grandmother made Christmas stockings-- the whole family has stockings made from this sacred material. On my wedding day, our wedding rings were "warmed" in a piece of this special cloth before my husband and I exchanged them. I wanted to bring into my own marriage some of that sacred energy that my Grandparents had in theirs--devotion, respect, and deep love. Hearing the stories of how my Grandparents treated each other over the course of their marriage gave me faith in the power of love from a young age. Looking at photos and seeing the way they looked at each other, even now you can see the love between them. I wish everyone could have love like theirs, we would be a much happier world. Since I married my husband, I have started to see the world in a new way-- happy couples everywhere. My Grandmother (and Great Grandmother) were very talented artists. My Grandmother baked and decorated elaborate and elegant wedding cakes for many years, grew enormous (and weedless) gardens all over her property, created both live and dried floral arrangements, cornhusk dolls, bread dough roses, every imaginable type of homemade Christmas ornament (she had more than 25 fully decorated, themed trees that she curated for a local historical museum), and crocheted. She taught me origami, and how to make all different kinds of beautiful things. My grandmother dealt in beauty, that was her work. My grandfather repaired television sets and would always come home when there was a thunderstorm to comfort his frightened daughter (my Mother). He could fix anything and was a jolly happy soul with the kind of warm temperament which always drew people in. One day, my grandmother saw a photo of a garden house in a ladies' magazine. Before she knew it, my grandfather had created it for her in the yard. This is one of my favorite stories of the two of them. I grew up playing around in the willow right next to this beautiful garden house. Not a shed, mind you, a garden house, as my grandmother was always quick to point out. Her garden house had a foundation, trellis, black shutters, a brick patio, window boxes full of coleus, and most importantly, a cupola. This sweet little building has always symbolized to me, deep, enduring, powerful love. I never knew my grandfather except through the artifacts he left behind-- the heart windshield necklaces, the garden house, his old antique TVs, his dog tags, my Christmas stockings, a few surviving letters, and old photos from his time at war. My grandfather with his enormous heart, passed away before I got the chance to meet him, but his legacy was always clear in my mind and heart. Though it took me many years to find my calling, I guess I should have always known that baring witness to the love between two people in love, and celebrating their love stories, would be a central part of it. There are few joys greater than watching two people in love, make the greatest promise of their lives. Capturing this sacred moment is an honor and my life's work.

Mission: To capture the inherent beauty of love, faithfulness, and devotion on your wedding day and through life's special moments.

Oh Italy, I miss you!
05/07/2020

Oh Italy, I miss you!

A review of some happier times...
05/07/2020

A review of some happier times...

Woke up inspired to revisit some travel photos and remembered I just re-edited a few of them a couple weeks ago. These a...
05/05/2020

Woke up inspired to revisit some travel photos and remembered I just re-edited a few of them a couple weeks ago. These are from Italy and I will share a bunch more from this trip first and then move on to other adventures in other places. If you have awesome photos from Italy, send them to me with a little background story and I’ll post them in my stories. Let’s think about #happiertimes those behind us and ahead of us!! Ok send me your pics!






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04/25/2020

See why this film is a finalist in the @lovestoriestv wedding film awards most emotional moment in a wedding film! #lstvwfa I’m so exited!!!!
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Very excited to share this news!!
04/25/2020

Very excited to share this news!!

How’s everyone tonight?!! Anyone go to the #SGNprom?! that was fun! So amazing of @Johnkras to put that together for all...
04/18/2020

How’s everyone tonight?!! Anyone go to the #SGNprom?! that was fun! So amazing of @Johnkras to put that together for all the #2020seniors who didn’t get to go! We had fun!! I’d love to offer some free #seniorsessions to some #senioryear folks who are locked down and want pics! If you know someone, tag them below!! We will do the pics over zoom!

For now, enjoy these two cuties!!!

03/29/2020

Love this couple and their super unconventional wedding! More photographers than guests!!! And it was a surprise!

03/28/2020

Well here I am for a change!! In the feed, how weird. It was our #10thanniversary and our first one in #quaratine so we attempted to lighten the mood a bit with a backyard vow renewal and a homemade photo booth. Thanks to my big and little photographers, all four production assistants, and my husband for always going along with my crazy ideas!! We had fun.

03/28/2020
My 10th Wedding Anniversary Quarantine Style!

Well we were locked down but not out! We got some grocery store flowers, made our own bouquet, created a photo booth from a bed sheet, and made a stop motion of the whole thing for your (and our) amusement!! Enjoy!!

03/26/2020

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Video: @gardenhousefilms�Venue: @mndfarm #mndfarm�Photo: @nicolenerostudio
Floral: @samanthanassfloraldesign�Hair & makeup: @colang3lo�Catering: @fireroastedgb #fireroastedcatering�DJ: @conwayentertainment
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It is so hard to have anything optimistic or positive to say when all I want to do is go back to sleep and pretend all of this is not happening. Many of my friends are in this industry (or a related one) too and it is so upsetting not only to be in the position of wondering how this year will play out, but being worried for my closest friends all experiencing the same hardships.
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I want to thank those of you who have shown us extra understanding and kindness as we tackle this very big problem together. I have so many thoughts about how to move forward but none of it can happen until we can be together safely again. It pains me to have to think of the safety of my family as being up against our ability to support ourselves financially and I know so many workers have it far worse than we do. Please know that when the dust all settles we will make sure that everyone has a beautiful treasure— whatever form your celebration takes. Maybe tomorrow we willl all wake up and it will have just been a very bad dream.
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*Fingers Crossed*

Anyone find anything good to watch on tv? I’m lost and really would love some distraction in the evening but I never fin...
03/25/2020

Anyone find anything good to watch on tv? I’m lost and really would love some distraction in the evening but I never find anything worth the search!!! Funny, reality tv, or sappy - too much fear already coursing through my veins!!! @abbylynnd
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@ando.salon
@weddings07
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03/25/2020

Kind words from Abby:
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Lily was very professional, very kind, and very caring. It felt like a friend was there capturing the video! I would highly recommend Gardenhouse Films. Lily truly captured the essence of my wedding day. I loved the use of a drone to get the full setting of our venue, one that we wouldn't have been able to see otherwise! Lily is so friendly and responsive and you should hire her! [email protected]
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@lovebyallegra
@ando.salon
@weddings07
@hancockshakervillage

Abby & Eric at Hancock Shaker  Round Barn⠀⠀So today I want to talk about elopements. Did you know my husband and I elope...
03/24/2020

Abby & Eric at Hancock Shaker Round Barn
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So today I want to talk about elopements. Did you know my husband and I eloped? We did. About ten years ago. (Big anniversary coming up on Thursday) I can hardly believe it! We had many reasons for choosing to elope but one of the most important was the cost of getting married. Since I was bringing 2 kids into our marriage and we both had some student debt (mostly me), it seemed overwhelming to imagine parting with so much money for one day of luxury and fun. I bought a sub $100 dress off the rack, and we kept all of our purchases minimal. It was still a great day. We went to @bombersburritobar after our elopement at the corning preserve and then went home and had cake at my mom’s house. We saved for a full year, living with my mom and then bought our first house. It was hard at times, my grandma got sick in the middle, we sometimes fought with any/all other family members/each other (not grandma) but ultimately we bought our house! I thought I might regret not having a huge party but I actually never did. I had always planned to have a big party on our 10th wedding anniversary— the reception that we never had, but that would have been Thursday or perhaps sometime this summer. That is probably not going to happen! We are currently trying to figure out something for Thursday that we can do in the backyard here. If anyone is considering an elopement or other cost-saving, non-traditional approach to weddings, feel free to comment here or message me. They can be really wonderful and a gods send to your budget!! Happy to help you think it through/plan it if you want to talk it through!!
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Photo- @lovebyallegra
Hair- @ando.salon
Planner- @weddings07
Venue- @hancockshakervillage
@abbylynnd @ Hancock Shaker Village

Can we just have all weddings in the garden from now on? So peaceful and beautiful there!!••••••Happy Anniversary!!!Vend...
03/24/2020

Can we just have all weddings in the garden from now on? So peaceful and beautiful there!!






Happy Anniversary!!!
Vendors:
@nicolenerostudio @lilysaratoga
@thed0llhouse
@platinum.hair.studio
@conwayentertainment
Bride & Bridal Party 🎉
@megrothrock
@stacimassaro
@ksnelson_12
@hotdiva37
@alyssakimbra
@ Schenectady, New York

Kind words from Alyssa:Lily was an absolute dream to work with! She did both an amazing engagement video and full weddin...
03/24/2020

Kind words from Alyssa:
Lily was an absolute dream to work with! She did both an amazing engagement video and full wedding video for us. She took all the joy, love and fun times from an entire day and was able to condense it into a 10 minute video. She captured everything perfectly! Lily also was a calming energy, that every bride needs to have with them on the morning of their big day. I absolutely would and do recommend her to everyone I know looking for a wedding videographer.
Thank you @alyssakimbra!!!!

This beautiful bride celebrated 6 months of #weddedbliss yesterday- how cool is that?!!! Happy Anniversary you two!❤️❤️⠀...
03/24/2020

This beautiful bride celebrated 6 months of #weddedbliss yesterday- how cool is that?!!! Happy Anniversary you two!
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@jcamm1 @ Schenectady, New York

Including Children in Your Wedding:Whether the kids are your own or someone else’s, a happy child or children  can be a ...
03/22/2020

Including Children in Your Wedding:

Whether the kids are your own or someone else’s, a happy child or children can be a very sweet and personal addition to the wedding day!! Increasingly we see more and more children in ceremonies and reception choices to acknowledge and celebrate that sometimes a marriage binds together more than just 2 people. There are so many ways to incorporate kids in your day that have nothing to do with sand! 🤣

Gina & Darren incorporated their kids by making them groomsmen and having them help with a hand fasting ritual.

We have seen other couples do special dances during the reception, read special vows to their future kids, or have a special child sing the processional (it was incredible!!!!!).

I would love to see more ideas about incorporating kids into weddings, if you have any amazing ideas please post below!!









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One great reason to do an engagement session before your wedding, is the opportunity to do a portrait “test-run.” It is ...
03/22/2020

One great reason to do an engagement session before your wedding, is the opportunity to do a portrait “test-run.” It is a really good idea to get comfortable with your photog before the wedding (bonus points if you do this with your videographer too!) and to get comfortable being in front of the camera.
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A lot of our couples express concern about being stiff or uncomfortable in front of the lens. Truly, the best cure for this is having a good relationship with your photo and video teams. Knowing them, drinking a beer, having some chit-chat time, really reduces nerves and anxiety on the big day. We want to be a friendly and familiar presence that day, not strangers. And don’t worry. Almost every bride tells me that her soon to be husband hates being in front of the camera. Men (most men) apparently, unanimously hate it! You are not alone. But ultimately it is possible to have fun, especially when you are not being asked to behave like a statue, but to do the things you always do, reflect on your love for each other, and soak in the moment. Taking a natural approach to shooting seems to really set people at ease and give us the best possible stuff to work with!!
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We will still ask for a few dumb and awkward things. 🤷‍♀️ It works!





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Sisters- biological process chosen make life so much sweeter. I for one, am so grateful for my chosen sisters. Women who...
03/22/2020

Sisters- biological process chosen make life so much sweeter. I for one, am so grateful for my chosen sisters. Women who give me such a soft place to land. Who are the heroines of your life? Who are the women you are most grateful for? Tag me and tell em. I’ll start- @nicolenerostudio @larosemedia @thespacebetween







Vendors:
@feastcaterers
@angelasbridal
@pastrygardenbakery
@upstaterootslark
@oliveandjunefloralco
@emarcelle
@apbentertainment





@gina_vale17
@hawknyis
@abbytaters
@ajduffy95
@maddiedufkin
@hannahkhach
@kmvetere
@holly_marie9984
@mheather1984
@kaymari_xoxo



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03/18/2020

This wedding is one of the prettiest things I have ever seen. The room at the Basilica Hudson is gorgeous- the perfect combination of industrial texture and high ceilings, and in this case-- glass and candles and florals. The bride and groom are madly in love and beautiful, their words are beautiful, their families are beautiful. You seriously have to watch.

03/18/2020

Jaimee & Kevin's Gorgeous Basilica Hudson Wedding

03/18/2020

One of the most beautiful weddings I’ve ever filmed. Stunning venue, madly in love couple, prettiness everywhere!






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03/17/2020

Such a beautiful and heartfelt wedding between two beautiful souls... can’t wait for you all to see this!!!!




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Just finished a sweet film for these two love birds! You can expect to see it in the morning!! (After they do...) super ...
03/16/2020

Just finished a sweet film for these two love birds! You can expect to see it in the morning!! (After they do...) super excited for the big reveal!






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@nicolenerostudio
@Lakegeorgeclub
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@salon705
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Amanda & Sean- you’re such a beautiful couple. So full of kindness and love and goodness. Your wedding was beautiful and...
03/14/2020

Amanda & Sean- you’re such a beautiful couple. So full of kindness and love and goodness. Your wedding was beautiful and we are having such a good time putting together your edit!! Beauty everywhere!!!







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These two cuties! Didn’t bat an eye when I asked them to climb into the bushes for the best pic!⠀⠀Sisters and maid of ho...
03/14/2020

These two cuties! Didn’t bat an eye when I asked them to climb into the bushes for the best pic!
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Sisters and maid of honor/bride at an awesome wedding this year. Blog & film coming soon!!






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What do you most want from your wedding film? What makes a wedding film truly worthwhile?  Or, if you already have a wed...
03/12/2020

What do you most want from your wedding film? What makes a wedding film truly worthwhile? Or, if you already have a wedding film, what made it special? What did you like best about it?




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