October Wedding at Buttermilk Falls Inn
Sarma & Co was listed on our venue's (Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa) referral list and immediately stood out to us as the style of photography that we wanted to have for our wedding. We did not want the overly posed photos that seem to be so common but instead wanted more natural and candid images. I also loved that her images are saturated, either in color or black and white. I felt like a lot of other wedding photographer’s photos almost seemed hazy. Hers are crisp and timeless. Sarma was immediately responsive in sending additional information and setting up a call to learn more about us and what we were looking for from our photographer. On that call, she also asked us about our other vendors and ending up recommending our wedding florist, Athabold, who executed our “natural elegance” style of florals perfectly.
Our package included engagement photos and when the day came, the weather was not cooperating so Sarma recommended that we delay the photos to the following weekend. We are not used to having our picture taken, particularly in public as part of a photoshoot but Sarma was so easy to be around and took the pressure off us so that we ended up having a great. We received our engagement photos shortly after and were so happy with the results, they were the right mix of portrait shots and just us walking around our neighborhood in the city.
Sarma and her second photographer, Kathryn, were also wonderful on the day of our wedding. They arrived exactly at the time they said they would and immediately got to work. Our wedding day flew by and wasn’t without its minor stresses but Sarma and Kathryn were calm throughout. Their attention to detail and being able to be in the right spot and the right time is incredible. I had no idea that they were behind me as I saw my now mother-in-law for the first time after putting on my dress right before the ceremony. The emotion that was in that moment, and now in the photos that we have is priceless. We loved being able to see the details of our wedding that we weren’t able to soak in the day of including the set up of our ceremony site and the décor throughout the cocktail and reception tents. Sarma has photographed weddings at Buttermilk numerous times and this was helpful since she knew the property. We wanted our first look to be as private as possible and Sarma knew right away where to take those photos. I also hardly noticed them throughout the reception, they blended in seamlessly (even on the dance floor!) and we ended up with special photos from throughout the evening.
We received our handful of preview images within a couple of days of the wedding and while excited to see the rest, I was perfectly content to wait to receive our wedding photos since I didn’t want them to be rushed. But, just shy of a month following our wedding I received an email from Sarma with the photos. And thoughtfully sent on a Friday afternoon so as to not be too distracting during the workweek!
For anybody looking to hire a photographer in the NYC/Hudson Valley area, we cannot recommend Sarma & Co enough. Sarma is the perfect mix of easygoing yet the utmost professional who helped us to document our wedding day flawlessly. Thank you!
~Alina and Julian