Bright, Modern, Colorful Inspiration Shoot

This shoot! Back in August, there was some true magic that was created when an awesome team of local wedding vendors (see below) came together for an inspiration shoot at the NY State Museum in Albany, NY. Playful, modern, and oh, so unique! This shoot was featured on 100 Layer Cake, and these images are bound to make you smile! And our dress looks pretty darn stunning too, if I do say so myself. 

Photographer: Keira Lemonis Photography / Location: NY State Museum / Concept & Design: Mary Elise Rees Event Design / Floral Design: Poppytree Floral Design / Hair & Makeup: Betsy Cotrona & Katie Steinbach of Townsend and Company Salon & Spa / Cake: Crisan Bakery / Furniture Rentals: North Country Vintage / Vintage Car: Graham St. George / Groom’s Gift: Model, Adam, owner of Roosevelt Grooming Co. / Bridal Dress: Nicole Miller from True North Bridal Studio / Jewelry: Nadine Medina Designs / Veil: Kerry Anne Stokes / Tuxedo: Waldorf Tuxedo / Wardrobe Styling: Alyssa Hardy / Models: Cory, Marianne, Laura & Adam

Takk House Inspiration Shoot

Hi! So yeah, it's definitely May and I am just now getting around to posting images from our very first inspiration shoot that we were asked to be a part of. Which I'm a little embarrassed to say, took place back in the beginning of October! Yikes! I wasn't kidding in my 'Welcome' post, when I said I have major catching up to do. 

This whole blogging world is so new to me, and I'm really excited to have a space where I can share all things True North with y'all. Especially since there has been some really cool things going on!  But first things first, I've got some beautiful images for you to drool over. So here are all the deets: 

Venue: Takk House     

Models: Shelby Pinckney & Bryan Shortell    

Photographer: Heidi Benjamin 

Styling + Design: Heidi Benjamin & Frank Sciari    

Makeup: Erin Marzilli & Leah Francesca    

Hair: Lindsey Dillinger 

Dress: True North Bridal Studio 

Custom Men's Shoes: The Last Gentleman Co. 

Tie: Bacon Neckwear 

Flowers: Anthology Studio 

Cake: Sprinkleista 

Table/ Chair Rentals: Total Events 

Paperie: Pinhole Press


Okay, so here it goes. This is officially my very first blog post, ever!

To be honest, it’s actually a little overwhelming. Mainly because I feel like I have so much to write about and catch you up on. I’ve had so many ideas swirling around in my head of things I want to write about, share with you, and celebrate with you.

True North has officially been open and accepting appointments for around four months now. (Hooray!) There is so much that goes into opening a business. And actually, around this time last year was when I began to put this longtime dream of mine into motion. It’s been a true labor of love in every sense of the word, and still feels like a dream sometimes.

I hope you find this blog to feel like a little haven of sorts, just like that of our physical space in Hudson. A place that is authentic, and embraces with open arms the idea of always remaining transparent. If you’ve had a chance to peek around the website or Instagram account, you've come to know how open and honest I am about who True North is as a business, who I am, and what we represent together.

So what are some things you can expect to see on this here little blog. You'll find all the behind the scenes happenings at True North, like; trunk events, trends & tips, sales, fun contests, styled shoots, updates, vendor spotlights, and much more. My hope for you is to feel inspired and refreshed. 

I’m so glad you are here!

xo, Katee