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Mary Dougherty Workshop 2019

Mary Dougherty Workshop | Bride and Groom standing on top of Whiteface Mountain in Lake Placid New York midday Marchesa wedding dress
Bride and Groom portraits on Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondacks

For those of you who have followed Mary Dougherty Photography from the beginning, you know this workshop has come from years of hard work. The vision of the Adirondack Wedding Workshop was born out of a desire to bring photographers into nature, create time for inspiration and allow a real wedding story to be told. I can confidently say that we achieved that and more in the second year of this workshop. Without the support of my family, a talented team and wonderful attendees I would not have done it.

See what everyone had to say about the experience here.

Shooting in several epic locations in the Adirondack Park of New York we stepped out of normal surroundings for most photographers. There was room for each artist to create. In addition, by photographing a real couple we captured the actual chemistry and love they shared.

Wedding Photography Workshop

Front yard with wildflowers and table set for wedding dinner of 16 in the Adirondack mountains | Mary Dougherty Workshop Saranac Lake New York
Wildflowers in our front yard and a table set for 16 wedding guests (or attendees)

In planning this workshop, the story revolved around several scenes :

guests cheers Living roots wine at a long table wedding rehearsal dinner outside under string cafe lights | Mary Dougherty Workshop Saranac Lake New York
Welcome dinner in my front yard!
A Signature Welcome welcome bags for workshop attendees | Mary Dougherty Workshop Saranac Lake New York
A Signature Welcome provided the welcome bags for workshop attendees

For anyone interested in attending the Adirondack Wedding Workshop in the future, join my list to be notified how to sign up.

Wedding couple stands in sunny field for a kiss in Lake Placid | Mary Dougherty Workshop Saranac Lake New York
A kiss at Heaven Hill Farms

Go behind the scenes and see this moment being captured
Organic mini floral arrangement set in nature by Fern Croft Floral | Mary Dougherty Photography Workshop Saranac Lake New York
Fern Croft creates the most magical organic arrangements
custom velvet vow books with hand stamped monogram by Stone Fruit Studio for Mary Dougherty Workshop Saranac Lake New York
Paper goods, watercolors, hand stamped velvet vow books – all Stone Fruit Studio

The team of people who came together to create this day are nationally known wedding vendors. Living in the mountains means that often things are out of reach and far away. However anything is possible when the right people come together. I am so grateful the talented group of people who made this year possible!

Wedding Photography Workshop Vendor Team

Photography + Workshop Host : Mary Dougherty  | Styling : Jade Magnolia | Florals : Fern Croft | Video : Live Oak | Welcome Gifts : A Signature Welcome | Linens : Bayith | Rings : Wanderlust Jewelers | Paper Goods : Stone Fruit Studio | HMUA : Amanda Hopcraft | Tabletop rentals: Petunia Rose China | Gowns: Marchesa Notte from Silk Bridal | Sponsors : Living Roots Wine & Co | Ilana Griffo | The Find Lab | Red Tree Albums

A Signature Welcome provided the welcome bags for all attendees. In addition The Find Lab and Red Tree Albums sponsored the workshop. Similarly, Ilana Griffo (author of Mind Your Business) generously provided copies of her book for a practical approach to creative entrepreneurship. Living Roots Wine donated all wine for the reception dinner that attendees, vendors and our real couple sat down to enjoy.

  1. Sarah says:

    Unbelievably beautiful!! One of my favorites of the couple is him holding her with her dress swirling out. I love the dress she wore so much. Also, it looks like you assembled an incredible team. Congratulations on your hard work, Mary!


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