Bonnie and Brian • Finger Lakes Wedding Photography

This season has been just incredible. So many wonderful clients, so many beautiful locations! I can’t believe it’s almost over! I have been eagerly awaiting Bonnie and Brian’s wedding for quite some time… Bonnie was as sweet as can be through all our email chats, and when I finally met them in July we bonded over our mutual love of dogs, IPA and Columbus, OH. Brian went to OSU, which is a little known college a few miles from where I went to school, the Columbus College of Art and Design. It’s such a shame that OSU is always in the shadow of CCAD, ha ha ha… ok maybe not! It was so fun to chat about all the old places, and it turns out Brian and I were actually living in Columbus at the same time… weird!
Bonnie and Brian are super smart scientists and met while doing research, they both liked each other but neither one did anything about it for a while until Brian mustered up the courage to write her a really long email about work stuff, with one little sentence about going on a date buried at the end. Ha ha! So cute! Bonnie replied “yes” immediately, and the rest is history!

So this was a Finger Lakes wedding through and through… it was an absolutely PERFECT day to be driving around the winding roads, too. I met the girls in Penn Yan, where they were getting ready.

Bonnie told me she was deciding between a couple of pairs of shoes… excellent choice!!

One of the best parts of my job is getting to be around people on one of the best days of their lives… surrounded by loving and happy friends and family.

Rachel at In Bloom did a beautiful job on the flowers!

The ceremony was held at the stunning Garrett Memorial Chapel in Bluff Point. It’s buried on a hillside at the end of a long, semi-paved road and the grounds are just incredible. It felt like a movie set or something, with the sun filtering through the trees and the completely quiet, peaceful vibe.

These two are so ridiculously happy together…

Bridal Party!

I <3 these arches!!

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There’s this cool little path with a canopy of knotted-looking trees around it…

I was trying to explain that we had A River Runs Through It light” but neither Bonnie nor Brian has seen the movie. It’s kinda slow, honestly, but beautiful!

Perfection. Robert Redford called, he wants his light back. Heh heh.

The reception was held at Belhurst Castle! It’s about an hour away from the chapel, but it worked out perfectly because I got to listen to the tail end of the Bills game. Awesome couple, beautiful day, AND I got to listen to Buffalo take down Michael Vick… couldn’t ask for anything more! Bonnie’s details were so great… I LOVED the calligraphy on the place cards. I kept mine and think I need to make that into my official signature. It’s so pretty!

They make it so easy…

Everyone had a great time at the party!

And Wedding MVP award this week goes to Bonnie’s dad… he owned that hat!

It was such an honor to be part of your day, Bonnie and Brian! I can’t wait to hear about the wedding in Taiwan!

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8 Responses to “Bonnie and Brian • Finger Lakes Wedding Photography”

  1. Cindy Ming Says:

    WOW………THANK YOU! WHAT AWESOMELY, BREATHTAKING PHOTOS OF BRIAN AND BONNIE AND THE WEDDING, MEGAN! And what fun photos of the party! But then again, what fabulous subjects, wouldn’t you say?! Brian and Bonnie, it was a pleasure, privilege and honor to be a part of your very special, special day. Much love, peace and happiness, Cindy

  2. megan8 Says:

    Thank you Cindy! And yes, I definitely agree that they were fabulous subjects… so adorable and so happy together, I couldn’t ask for a better combination!

  3. Mary Says:

    From that first shot of double Bonnie to the last fun party picture, stellar job! Love them all, and your comments, always so fun!

  4. KeRRi Says:

    Wow. Great couple! Great light! Great arch! Great name-cards! Great flowers! Great shoes!
    Looks like they had a perfect fall day to remember forever in these breath-taking photos.

  5. Jing-Ru Wang Says:

    Megan, I love the style of your shooting approach and dedicate skills. I really appreciate your efforts grabing all significant and hapiness moments of the couple’s most important days. I hope I could find the one photographer like you to take the photos in Taiwan.
    Bonnie’s mom Jing-Ru

  6. megan8 Says:

    Thank you so much Jing-Ru! I really had the best time, Bonnie and Brian and all their friends and family were so sweet, warm and friendly, I really felt like I’d known everyone for a long time! It was such a lovely day.

  7. Dallas Wedding Photographer Says:

    Your work is just amazing!!!

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