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Miriam & Al

July 25, 2018

Piermont, New York

June 25th, 2018


Rain showers had left the Hudson Valley feeling humid that Sunday. Very humid. The kind of humidity that feels so thick you can cut a knife through it. Didn’t matter. The Venue on the Hudson was all cool as I came in to prepare for Miriam & Al’s wedding.

Miriam was on her way, but Al was already there and I was able to grab some groom’s portraits as he slipped into a classic tux that was pressed and ready for him.

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As more people came, I enjoyed shooting all the lovely details that had been painstakingly planned for months, and took my time shooting Miriam in a gown that befit a Queen! Her makeup was flawless and her cheeks were flushed as she gracefully handled the humidity to get bridal & family portraits.

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Their reception?

It was a PARTY! With a lively Arabic band that mixed traditional music with contemporary songs, Miriam & Al had a large gathering of guests who rocked the dance floor the entire evening! It was a good thing that the venue hosts a wonderful room for weddings fit with a large and dramatic room – it was the perfect setting for a large and jubilant wedding that evening!


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And of course, yours truly was just humble, as always, to be there to capture it all! A big thanks to Miriam & Al for entrusting me to capture an amazing day filled with lots of happy and sentimental moments!

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Venue: The View on the Hudson:


Summer Barnhart is a published and award wining wedding & portrait photographer who travels both local and worldwide to shoot weddings for all sorts of fun couples. When she’s not shooting, she can be found either hiking the mountains in the Adirondacks with a bit of wanderlust in her eyes, or relaxing at home in the Hudson Valley with her family.

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MEET Summer

Photographer, artist, mother, outdoor lover, inspired by movement & motion, good light, and you.

I 'm a wife and mother. I love lazy Saturday mornings with a cup of coffee. I prefer nights on the couch with my family but also enjoy craft beers and apps in a swanky bar. I love being outdoors and I'm eternally grateful I get to experience all four seasons! I dig personal touches & homemade items over commercial goods. Admittedly, I also love shopping on Amazon Prime.

When I'm not in the Hudson Valley, you can find me enjoying time up in the Adirondacks at my second home. I find myself drawn to nature and the world we live in and often let it act as my muse when shooting.