Top 25 Instagram Posts of 2019

Whether it's an adventurous couple hiking in the Adirondack mountains for their engagement session or a joyful wedding celebration, I'm sharing a photo on Instagram nearly daily.


I thought it would be fun to break this long blogging hiatus by sharing the top 25 posts that performed the best this year! Want to see more of what I share? Head on over to my Instagram account and give me a follow to make sure you never miss a post!


1) Katherine & Gabrielle -- LGBT Wedding at the Fontainebleau Inn

Lesbian summer wedding in Ithaca, NY | Mountainaire Gatherings

Caption: "My cousin married her best friend yesterday and it was just the best day ever."


2) Katherine & Gabrielle -- LGBT Wedding at the Fontainebleau Inn

Lesbian summer wedding in Ithaca, NY | Mountainaire Gatherings

Caption: “Katherine and I spent an entire year thinking, planning, worrying about, and excitedly anticipating our wedding day. We put so much time, energy and thought into every single detail... and Whitney captured Every. Single. Detail. Every smile, every touch, every kiss, every tear, every laugh, every dance and every tender moment you can imagine. Whitney helps you to feel at ease, knows all the right things to say to get you into photogenic positions and creates intimate moments where you forget she is even on the other side of a camera lens. Whitney, your photos will always be a reminder to us that courage and inclusiveness will breed the strongest kind of joy and love-and what a joy to have it all captured in your breathtaking photographic talents.The feelings that overtake you on your wedding day are once in a lifetime and Whitney captured those feelings expertly in her photos. Our gratitude in being able to relive each feeling again and again through pictures cannot be expressed in words. I couldn't recommend Whitney and Mountainaire Gatherings enough!”


3) Lesley & Scott -- Summer Wedding at the Lake Placid Club

Lake Placid Wedding and Elopement Photographer Mountainaire Gatherings

Caption: "I can think of one good reason why it’s okay if the weather forecast calls for rain on your wedding day."


4) Carly & Jan -- Winter Wedding at the Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid

Lake Placid Wedding and Elopement Photographer Mountainaire Gatherings winter wedding at the Whiteface Lodge

Caption: "Last year’s Christmas wedding is making the rounds today! From being shared on @brides Facebook page to being @weddingchicks Christmas feature, it’s been a blast reliving this picture perfect wedding!"


To see the full blogpost on Wedding Chicks, click here!


5) Jill & Josh -- Intimate Fall Wedding on the Summit of Whiteface Mountain, NY

Adventurous Lake Placid wedding and elopement photographer on Whiteface mountain | Mountainaire Gatherings

Caption: "After an intimate ceremony high atop Whiteface mountain yesterday, I ran around with these newlyweds for over two hours. If this was just the start of my four day shooting spree, I am here👏🏻for👏🏻it👏🏻."


6) Holly & Adam -- Summer Wedding at Hayfield Barn in the Catskills

Formal wedding party at Hayfield Barn in the Catskills, NY | Hudson Valley wedding photographer

Caption: "🎉 Big things are happening behind the scenes over here and I can’t wait to share! 🎉 For now though, you’ll just have to be content with this image of the ultimate wedding party."


7) Lillian & Kyle -- Folksy Spring Wedding at River Ranch in Lake Placid

Lake Placid wedding photos at River Ranch by Mountainaire Gatherings

Caption: "Today I watched my sweet, sweet cat pounce on a beautiful monarch butterfly, carry it around in his mouth for five minutes, and then sit in front of me, chewing on its body extra slowly and extra loudly. We’re no longer on speaking terms at the moment."


8) Lillian & Kyle -- Folksy Spring Wedding at River Ranch in Lake Placid

Lake Placid wedding photos at River Ranch by Mountainaire Gatherings

Caption: "Wedding trends come and go and sometimes, specific trends get stuck in one geological area (maybe a modern chic city wedding, or a rustic mountain wedding, or a nautical beach wedding. You get the picture.). - A few months ago a group of local upstate NY vendors and I decided to show the wedding world (and future Lake Placid couples) that it’s okay to think outside the box when it comes to planning a wedding in the mountains! Your wedding doesn’t HAVE to be rustic. It doesn’t HAVE to have birch bark and ferns. You don’t HAVE to use plaid. - Of course, you can if you want to! This is your wedding, after all! But don’t feel like you need to contain all your fun and creative ideas into this geological box when it comes to the styling of your wedding day. Be true to yourself and your style, regardless of what the local trends tell you. - Tap for our amazing team of vendors that worked so hard to put this together!"


9) Sarah & Terry -- Sunrise Engagement Session in Old Forge, NY

Sunrise engagement photos at private family camp in Old Forge, NY by Mountainaire Gatherings

Caption: "Sunrise sessions will always, always, ALWAYS be my favorite, even if I have to wake up at 2:30am for them. - Did you know I offer day-after sunrise sessions, too? You and your person, back in your wedding clothes with maybe a comfy layer thrown on top, taking in the peace of the morning and still reveling in that just married feeling. They’re pretty swell."


10) Miranda & Aaron -- Misty Engagement Session in Keene Valley, NY

Hiking engagement session in Keene Valley, NY by Mountainaire Gatherings

Caption: "Going on day three of no internet! - If you’ve sent me an email, text, or message of any kind and haven’t heard back from me, that’s why! - They’re estimating they’ll get us back up and running by the 31st but there’s no guarantees up here in the mountains! - In the meantime, thanks for your patience!"


11) Emma & Neil -- Intimate Wedding on the Summit of Whiteface Mountain

Adventurous Lake Placid wedding and elopement photographer on Whiteface mountain | Mountainaire Gatherings

Caption: "I shot Emma & Neil’s wedding back in 2017 and while I’m sure I’ve shared this image several times over the last two years, I’m sharing it again because I just love it that much. Theirs was also my first Whiteface wedding. I’ve now been up there dozens of times for various elopements, weddings, and engagement sessions but this particular wedding started it all so it holds a special place in my heart."


12) Lillian & Kyle -- Folksy Spring Wedding at River Ranch in Lake Placid

Lake Placid wedding photos at River Ranch by Mountainaire Gatherings

Caption: "So much to still show from this amazing shoot. Maybe one day when summer isn’t kicking my behind, I’ll get around to blogging it. For now though, I’m off to Keene to shoot one amazing couple with some freaking amazing flowers from my favorite friendor (vendor-friend), @blacksheepgardensfloral."


13) Jill & Josh -- Intimate Fall Wedding on the Summit of Whiteface Mountain, NY