Archive for May, 2012

Molly and Connor • Skaneateles Wedding Photographer

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

When Molly and Connor hired me I knew the wedding was going to be a flippin blast because they told me that one of the things that cemented their decision was the fact that I name a Wedding MVP in each blog post. If that doesn’t sound like a couple that’s going to have a super fun party, I don’t know what does! When I arrived at Molly’s house, I basically died and went to heaven when I saw her gorgeous Kate Spades and perfect dress. I mean seriously.

This dress was made for Molly. It looked SO perfect on her!

One of my favorite little moments of every wedding… I don’t even have to look to know the exact moment when the bride appears at the end of the aisle…

Most Holy Rosary in Syracuse is a magnificent church.

There were a couple of mishaps during the ceremony (would it even be considered a wedding if there weren’t?) and Molly and Connor took them in stride.

It’s official!

For a photographer, the best thing about a full Catholic ceremony is a bit of free time during communion for the bride and groom to take everything in… and for me to creep around and take pictures of it, ha ha. So happy!

I love this moment… Molly and Connor didn’t plan an official exit from the church (like bubbles or confetti) so people weren’t standing there waiting to cheer for them, this is just a true, organic moment of utter happiness.

We headed over to Skaneateles Country Club for the reception. I’ll be honest, I was kind of concerned about rounding up the big bridal party after a long drive, but the whole crew was organized and awesome. Well done, y’all. Well done.

Molly and Connor’s turn!


:) You guys are awesome

Party time! Within about two minutes of the dancing starting, I had pretty much decided on my MVP… this lady in pink came out and owned the floor like nobody’s business, but then I didn’t see her for the rest of the night. She was like a shooting star… majestic yet fleeting.

L to the O to the L


Then Molly’s dad came gliding out onto the floor and had a dance-off with his lovely daughter… really giving the MVP a run for her money!

Honorable Mention right here, no question

She liked it. She put a ring on it.

I love these two together. So hilariously rad.

So I thought this was just going to be another “dance around a bottle in the middle of the floor” moment. I was not correct. WHAT! MVP battle heating up!

This is where things got real. So this song started… and everyone freaked out. I was kind of like “Uhhh?” cause it’s kind of an old song. But then I saw why. This is Connor’s song. His dance is called The Jackhammer. And it was amaaaazing. He and Molly teamed up and jackhammered their way through the packed dance floor… it was so hilarious!

I have thought long and hard about it and just can’t decide on one Wedding MVP, so I have decided to dub this the MVP Wedding. Everybody wins!! :D Congratulations Molly and Connor it was a delight to spend the day with you and your friends and family… thank you for having me!!!


Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Kicking off 2012 with something a little unusual! I shot my friend Rachel’s daughter’s bat mitzvah (I shot her other daughter’s a couple of years ago) last weekend and got another behind the scenes look at a cool rite of passage. I seriously do not know how these kids do it, the amount of verse they have to memorize and sing to everyone is really mind blowing. And it’s in a language they don’t actually know. So impressive!

The next day was the big party so I met them for preparation at Waterlily and those ladies did an absolutely beautiful job. I wished I could sit down and have a turn too! PS This picture was taken before the false eyelashes were applied… Geffen is a lucky girl!!!

Geffen looked so beautiful for her big day!

As did Sophie… what a pair!

Blazing sun can be a challenge to work with, but sometimes it is really fun to play with light and shadow.

Model skills.

And, the party… oh the party! The kids were on the dance floor for like 6 straight hours, it was a wild night! Kicking it off with a little Dougie never hurt anybody. Actually it kind of looked like this hurt though. I think I need to go to the chiropractor just from looking at it.

Yessssss… I love going through the pictures from the chair lift, so much hilarity! And I love how Andy is looking at Geffen… what fun!

He he

I love how many people are trying to get through the hoop at the same time… they were stuck like that for the rest of the night, actually. They may still be there. We’ll never know.

Sophie put together a slideshow for Geffen and the guests… it was a good one!

Congratulations Geffen!!

Rob and Elizabeth • Rochester Engagement Photographer

Friday, May 11th, 2012

“We’re pretty easy to spot,” said Rob while we were scheduling our first meeting. “I’m 6′4″ with red hair and a beard and Elizabeth is 5′2 with dark hair.” I’ll say!

Rob and Elizabeth contacted me last June about their Aurora Inn wedding and I was crossing my fingers they would book… two of my favorite things, fantastic couple and gorgeous location! They actually booked the Aurora before they were technically engaged because they found out there was only one Saturday left in 2012. Love it! I feel the same way about that place guys! So we met up for our shoot and Rob and Elizabeth stressed their extreme un-photogenic-ness, which I immediately scoffed at because A. they’re frickin adorable and B. I got this, y’all. After I emailed them the gallery, rob conceded that I did indeed prove my point. :)

They brought along their super duper pup Billy. Billy is ridiculously cute and very happy go lucky… he brought a lot of energy to our shoot! I’m obsessed with dogs in general but I’m really obsessed with dog ears… I LOVE when they have the one ear up, one ear down. It’s so jaunty! Look at this guy!

Floppy ear + random perfectly placed falling leaf!

So un-photogenic… I don’t know how I got through this shoot, honestly.

And she’s still shorter than him! ha ha

This wedding is going to be so fun, I can’t wait!

Can’t wait for July you two!!!