Archive for July, 2010

Lizy and Wyatt • Finger Lakes Wedding Photography

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

I think it’s so cool that my clients come from all over the country to get married in the Finger Lakes, but it also makes me sad that they live so far away because they are super awesome and I can’t be like “Hey, let’s hang out all the time!” I met Lizy and Wyatt in spring for an engagement session and they are as nice as can be, so of course I was looking forward to the wedding… it was just as fabulous as I was hoping!

Esperanza Mansion is one of my favorite places to shoot because it is beautiful and the staff is suuuuuperb. Seriously, they are a perfect balance of efficient and sweet… I love working with them. We were in a room I hadn’t been in before, it was really lovely… as was Lizy’s dress!

Lizy looked so stunning, the definition of elegance.

When I first got to St. Michael’s Church in Penn Yan, it was pretty dark, but the priest finally turned on the lights a few minutes before the ceremony and I was delighted… big improvement! Lizy and Wyatt were all smiles. It was adorable… I think like 98% of my ceremony pictures are full-on grins.

Kiss de girl

We then headed back to Esperanza for some pictures and partying… I’ll start with a few details. I adore this bouquet from the Topiary in Pittsford. So, so pretty. My living room is going to have a similar yellow/gray color theme!


Well, hello.

Lizy and Wyatt are my second couple to have their first dance to the Zombies’ “This Will Be Our Year” which I think is extra proof that my couples rule the school. That is such a good song.

Lizy and Wyatt’s families are all so friendly and happy, it was really fun to watch them all having a blast celebrating their new in-laws. Lizy and Wyatt’s dad were breaking it down on the dance floor for a while. :)

Can I also just point out that in this picture and the one above, Lizy and Wyatt were independently both doing finger-gun dances? MEANT TO BE, PEOPLE. Meant to be.

Do you think Cute Overload accepts pictures of people? This might be the first.

To the portraits!

Photogenic much?

Lizy’s shoes matched this pretty wall behind us… we made sure to take some shots with the dress hiked up, but this is my favorite. I so love colorful shoes on a bride though.

The view at Esperanza can’t be beat!

Thank you thank you for having me Lizy and Wyatt, it was truly a pleasure to celebrate with you and your families and friends! :)

Trisha and Steve • Ithaca Wedding Photography

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Ooooh, welcome to my 101st post! It would’ve been cooler if I’d noticed the milestone on my last post, but whatever!

Trisha and Steve were my first couple booked over video iChat… I thought it’d be a great way to faux-meet seeing as they were trying to plan their wedding from Kansas! I even got to meet their little kitty, Karma. :) They were very sweet and I was excited to meet them, especially since we’re friends on facebook so I’ve had a little window into their lives the last year or so (lots of running and thesis-ing, ha ha!) and it was nice to finally get to hang out in person! It was a fun, beautiful and dramatic day (two power outages and a major thunderstorm!) and I am really excited about the images we got!

I headed down to the hotel in Ithaca where everyone was in good spirits and the girls were finishing their preparations.

Looking gorgeous Trisha!

The ceremony was at All Saints Church, in Lansing. I cannot tell you what a huge treat it was to shoot in a bright church! Like, majorly majorly awesome.

So happy!

We headed to a nearby park for some pictures…

Rings + antlers = cool!

Then we headed to a truly stunning spot for the reception. Trisha and Steve had told me that it was a self-sustaining house on an organic farm, and of course I had high hopes that it would be beautiful, and I was not disappointed.

A heavy thunderstorm rolled in and we had to leave the tent for a while because of the metal poles… the light was insane. If it hadn’t been raining with intense lightning I probably would’ve kidnapped Trisha and Steve to take a million photos in this light. I’d be sadder about it if we hadn’t gotten so much other awesome stuff!

Toasts… :)

And a few more portraits from around the farm… I really could’ve shot there for about five times as long. Ugh, it was so beautiful!

And finally… my favorite…

It was such a pleasure to photograph you guys, and I basically want to shoot every wedding at this spot from now on!!! :)

Sipra and Jan • Rochester Engagement Photography

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

I knew I would like Sipra from the start. Her first email was sweet, engaging and enthusiastic and when we met to talk over details, her personality matched right up. I didn’t get to meet Jan until half a year later, when we did the engagement shoot, and I totally love their dynamic- she’s bubbly and sweet, and he’s quiet and witty. It’s a really cute combination! We had fun wandering around Highland Park and Corbett’s Glen for the shoot… I even forgot that I was moving the next day! :) With only a few weeks left until the wedding, I am really pleased I got a break to post the engagement photos!

We started at Highland Park, which was a challenge since it was during the Lilac Fest- there were people everywhere. I managed to find a few angles that looked like we had the place to ourselves…

Then we headed to Corbett’s Glen, which is a cool place to shoot!

Is that spiderman crouching up there on the ceiling… I mean, I can’t blame him for wanting to join the party, we are pretty cool after all.

We also went to the other entrance to Corbett’s Glen, which is a really pretty little trail.

I love this one… his big manly hand next to her dainty face!

Pretty light..

See you guys soon! :)