Archive for August, 2011

Ann Marie and Mike • Rochester Wedding Photographer

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

I keep forgetting to mention, I finally started a facebook page for Megan Dailor Photography… head on over and like it if you are so inclined, and my clients and their friends can tag themselves in the photos! :)
So… this happened.

And then this…

And this too:

Ahhhhhhh… I just had to lead with those. I have not been able to take full advantage of the insane view at Woodcliff Hotel and Spa until this past weekend and oh it did not disappoint! Ann Marie and Mike’s wedding was lovely all around and those shots were just the icing on the cake. I hadn’t had a chance to meet Ann Marie and Mike before their wedding but it was immediately apparent how much they love each other… I don’t think I’ve ever seen a couple smile at each other so much during a ceremony. It was very sweet! Case in point:

Church of the Assumption in Fairport is pretty well lit… lucky me, two weeks in a row!

After the ceremony we headed back to Woodcliff for some pictures… bridal party rocking it!

And more of Ann Marie and Mike… these two are so flippin cute!

Love the way they look at each other!

First dance!

Another new favorite mother-son dance… both Ann Marie and Mike’s families were so warm and happy, it was really a pleasure to spend the day with them!

Partayyy!

Ha ha, why not?

Ann Marie’s bridesmaids had a special costumed dance surprise in store for their girl!

<3 suspenders!

Rings!

Thanks so much for having me Ann Marie and Mike! I’m so happy for you, hope you are having a blast on your honeymoon!

Lauren and Christopher • Thousand Islands Wedding Photographer

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

So… we broke the Thousand Islands Bridge. Trueish story.
To rewind a bit, I have been chatting with Lauren about all of her incredible wedding plans since she booked last September and I was so excited to see everything come together. I got a little preview at our engagement session (which I have not been able to blog yet, argh!) and am pretty sure Lauren needs to be an event designer because it looked so lovely!
I drove up Friday night and stayed in the same hotel as Lauren and her bridesmaids, which was so convenient! I loved rolling out of bed and walking down the hall to start shooting. Things were buzzing along and Lauren looked so serene and slightly amused at all the craziness. She of course did NOT disappoint with her awesome Kate Spade shoes.

Pretty, pretty!

Ok, the bridge. Lauren had hired a beautiful vintage Bentley to drive her to the ceremony. If you are at all familiar with the TI bridge, you know it’s a very looooong, very steeeep bridge. As I drove up the hill, the Bentley fell further and further behind but I assumed it was just because it is olde timey and possibly powered by hamsters on wheels. After the bridesmaids’ limo and I got over and down the other side, it became clear the Bentley was not coming. We looped around and went back to the tolls and all the booths shut down so we could wait for Lauren to be brought down and pick her up. Oooooh, how I wish I’d been behind the Bentley… it probably would’ve been an awesome shot to get her exiting the car near the top of the bridge! So they had traffic stopped in both directions and we finally rendezvoused with Lauren (who was laughing about the whole thing!) and headed for the church. St. Mary’s is a really nice place to photograph… well lit and pretty. A luxury for a photographer!

Chris looked so utterly content as he and Lauren exchanged vows. What a couple!

:)

I so love these little moments!

The girls’ dresses were so pretty…

Hooray for clouds!

Here come the details! Lauren had the Antique Boat Museum decked out…it was a delight for me to shoot, I love when couples put this much thought into the style of their wedding!

These straws are adorable! I pretty much only want to drink out of them from now on. At the gym, in the car, at restaurants… they’re awesome for everywhere!

Party!

Sweetness.

It was pretty hot out on the covered patio/dance floor but people were ripping it up all night! \

I couldn’t decide on Wedding MVP this week so these two are going to have to share the trophy. Good thing it’s invisible.

Lauren and Chris made their getaway through a tunnel of sparklers!

Thank you so much for having me, I want to hear about Italy! Have an amazing time!!

Rebecca and Ryan • Rochester Wedding Photographer

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Dang, this season has been incredible so far. So many fun, beautiful weddings. Rebecca and Ryan tied the knot this weekend and it was so fabulous. I’d been anticipating the awesomeness since they booked last spring and we had a super fun engagement shoot (with their pup Kiyra!) in fall. Becca and Ryan were great to shoot- sweet, a little silly and up for anything. Becca’s mom, Val, works with my mom at Kittelberger’s, who once again killllled it with the flowers.

Let’s start with my favorite… shoes! Buttah.

Val sees her lovely daughter for the first time…

I love it when people cry! That sounds so mean, ha ha.

Flowers of awesomeness.

One of the best things about standing up front during the processional is that I can hear the groom’s reaction. Ryan leaned forward with such anticipation and glee when he saw Becca for the first time and whispered, “Damn!” He he!

The ceremony at Linehan Chapel at Nazareth was very sweet!

Yay!

Linehan is a really cool place to shoot… steps, cool doors, flowers, overall majesticness!

Then we headed to Irondequoit Country Club for the reception (and of course some more pictures!) Hazy evening sunshine and loads of flowers… can’t go wrong. Oh yeah, and a super adorable couple helps too!

Lovely!

Also lovely!

The parent dances were so sweet…

Becca surprised her mom with a sweet pre-recorded letter that she read over the song… Val’s reaction :)

Speaking of parents, here are mine ha ha…

Ryan kicks off the 4 hour dance marathon…

Wedding MVP was a tough choice this week, but I think I’m gonna go with this gentleman on the left, because that is commitment!

BFF’s!

This shot makes me laugh so hard!

This is probably my favorite party picture of the night… Caitlin and Jerry are friends of mine but I had no idea they were connected with Becca and Ryan. Rock out!

Becca and her brother Brandon :)

Thanks so much for having me Becca and Ryan, I had so much fun with you! Hope you’re having an amazing time on the honeymoon and that you get to see tons of turtles! :)

Alycia and Cameron • Rochester Wedding Photographer

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

It finally arrived! Alycia and Cameron are married! It was a long time coming… to quickly rehash the backstory on this, I photographed Alycia’s sister Cristyn’s marriage to Mark a few years ago. When Alycia contacted me about her wedding, I discovered that her fiancé and I had grown up on the same street and I totes have videos of him in diapers in a kiddie pool. I’m sure he’s glad I brought that up. Anyway, we had a great engagement shoot in December and it was super fun so I was excited for the wedding!

I showed up at the Rochester Plaza, where Alycia was having her makeup done by (I believe) her cousin, who is a professional makeup artist in California. I wish I had a makeup artist in the family!! She did a fabulous job, I love the gold/grayish combo.

Alycia looked so lovely! Her mom made that necklace, by the way… so pretty!

Alycia and Cameron chose a peacock color scheme and Kittelberger’s knocked it out of the park! LOVE this bouquet.

It’s fun to find random objects to make cool ring pictures with. This is part of a lamp. I love lamp.

The ceremony and reception were under the tent at the Rochester Plaza as well. I hadn’t been back there before but it’s a really cool location… the tent is really pretty and sparkly and it looks out over the river. The ceremony was very sweet.

Alycia and Cameron had a very special ring bearer… their dog Tucker. What a dapper gent!

Married!

Bridal party!

It was really hot during the ceremony and while we were doing pictures, so Mark was pretty much the ultimate hero as he rolled up with five beers (and a purse!) Best bridal party backup ever!

On a bright, sunny day it is so helpful to have shade and objects to modify the light… like in these shots… looooove this light!

Pretty walkway along the river…

Party time!

:)

Cameron and his mom… I haven’t seen Kathy in so long! She was my favorite mom on the block, she always had pop tarts!

Alycia and her step dad had an hilarious choreographed lady gaga dance… love the glasses!

I almost forgot to award the Wedding MVP! Obviously it goes to Cameron, exhibits A, B and C are below:

Yes, he was doing push ups with hand claps.

LOLZ

Sisters!

Cristyn and Mark are expecting… it is so awesome to see so many of my couples adding to their families!

This guy was serious about dancing, and if my instincts are correct, Yacht Rock. (Though, really, everybody loves Yacht Rock!)

Aww, what a pair!

Thank you so much for having me Alycia and Cameron! It was lovely to see everyone, and I hope you are having the best time in Jamaica!!!