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Rochester Wedding Photography • 2014 Favorites!

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

I’m so excited to share some of my favorite images of 2014 with you! Just in the nick of time since 2015 wedding season is around the corner. I want to thank all of my lovely brides and grooms for making it another awesome year! It is such an honor to share in and document your wedding day and I appreciate each and every one of you!

Aimee and Keegan’s springtime elopement was so lovely. This sweet moment with Aimee’s sister helping her into her wedding dress was one of my favorites from the afternoon. Gorgeous dress, gorgeous light at the Ellwanger Estate and a quiet moment of prep…

Joanna and Newt were so sweet! Joanna arranged for us to take pictures at the historic Hinchey House and we found some cool spots to photograph… I love their playful expressions in the middle of such a formal setting.

Sarah and Mike’s first look at Bristol Harbour could not have been prettier! I love all the color and their happy but calm smiles. Watching a bride and groom see each other for the first time is such a treat.

Kylie and Jeff were so awesome to work with! I love this formal looking shot of them!

I had so many beautiful shots to choose from with Rob and Allie’s wedding but I kept coming back to this picture of the cake cutting… I love Allie’s expression! I’m pretty sure I make that face about 40 times a day!

Same thing with Randi and Gary… the obvious choice was the hilarious Mortal Kombat shot out on the cliff at Woodcliff, but this one is just so beautiful. I love their expressions so much. It is so fun to get to know my couples and see them through the eyes (and words) of their family and friends. This was probably my favorite moment during a wedding toast all year.

Such a sweet moment during Marice and Nathan’s ceremony.

Aliya and Justin were a blast to photograph… this is definitely a favorite! Like I said in the original post, I feel like this is a perfume ad! And those wedding shoes… <3

I was so excited about the patterns of the organ pipes in the background when I was shooting Erica and Pete’s wedding ceremony… I did a ton of wide shots to play with the patterns.

Cole’s classic cars were an obvious choice for this collection… such a stylish way to show up to the first look and of course having such a bright color to work with was a lot of fun!

I can’t deal with best man Sam’s proud expression in this shot… he stepped in with an umbrella after the first raindrops hit. Amanda and Brian couldn’t have asked for a better best man!

What to say about Julia and Jeff? Their ceremony was so joyous, and this was one of my favorite pictures of the day! The way Jeff is looking at Julia is like everything a wedding should be about.

Beautiful riverfront ceremony, adorable bride and groom, handsome ringbearer puppy and awesome expressions all around.

Becca and Scott also had a bunch of favorites, but how can you resist sweet little pup Sammy having a moment with her mom before the ceremony? So adorable!

First I love that Susan had both of her parents walk her down the aisle to Scott, and second I love her dad’s brave “thumbs up”… such a great moment!

Swoon swoon swoony swoon. I just adore this shot of Nadia and Eric at Sonnenberg Gardens. The quietness, the dress, the light… absolutely love it.

Rebecca and Jason didn’t let the rain bother them at all, and I loved that the limo driver’s umbrella reflection revealed Rebecca waiting inside before heading to the church.

Another father-daughter favorite! Dad trying to hold it together to take his girl down the aisle, Carly patiently waiting… so sweet.

Love these two, love this beautiful fall finger lakes view! What more could I ask for!

Holly and Paul are good friends and it was such an honor to be there for their intimate wedding at the Rabbit Room, one of my favorite venues! I loved this moment during their first dance!

<3 Steph and Peter were so giddy and adorable together, just so fun to spend the day with! Loved slightly heart-like shape of the stairs behind them!

Thank you again to all my 2014-ers, it was a joy to work with you all!

Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer • Jen & Chris

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

When I met with Jen and Chris and Jen said “I am not really worried about the details, I just want to have a great day, great beer and a fun party” I was like “are you me?” Those are my three primary interests, basically! Ha ha! We had a great time chatting about their wedding plans, our favorite beers and a bunch of other topics. Jen made a gorgeous bride, love that smile!

Both the father of the bride and grandfather of the bride escorted Jen down the aisle, such a sweet moment… perfect tear!

The wedding ceremony was in such a pretty church!

These two have so much fun together, I love Chris’s expression during the exchange of wedding rings! It was a really fun day!

Such a happy pair.

We headed to the docks in Watkins Glen for portraits, I love this spot! Crazy clouds always look so cool in pictures.

The foliage was near peak so everything was looking gorgeous. Hot wedding party didn’t hurt either.

Had to give the bridesmaids major credit for dealing with the freezing temps… worth it though, right? Such a beautiful location!

My favorite! I love being able to shoot such a happy, loving bride and groom in such a beautiful setting! What more could I ask for?

Gorgeous!

They’re just so cute! I love Chris’s megawatt smile.

Another stunning location! We basically took a tour of all the best places in the area.

We headed back to Starkey’s Lookout for the wedding reception reception where my favorite band, Something Else were ready to rock everyone’s faces!

Jen and Chris hadn’t had a chance to see them, they just hired them based off their great word of mouth… I am pretty sure they were pleased lol. Chris was definitely the MVP of the party, he was killing it all night! I love a groom that dances. Makes me so happy!

Please RSVP to the gun show.

Cute

Thank you so much Jen and Chris, I was looking forward to working with you for so long! You made it such a fun day!! Congratulations!

Rochester Wedding Photographer • Carly & Bryan

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

I got to meet Carly and Bryan a couple of times before their wedding, they’re very sweet and definitely seemed focused on just having a fun, easygoing day. When I arrived at the Memorial Art Gallery in the morning, Carly was so calm and things were pretty much on schedule… I love a relaxed bride! She looked just gorgeous!

Carly and her dad were a bit emotional when they first saw each other, I love how this dramatic light emphasizes the tear falling down her cheek.

Another cute father-daughter moment… “you ready, dad?” :)

Love how the light falls at this angle at Chapel Hill… Carly is just so happy!

Another beautiful ceremony by Jack Porcello, Carly and Bryan were all smiles!

Perfect first kiss!

Love those happy faces! Such a great recessional picture!

Fun shot with the bridal party outside of Chapel Hill. I love when there are places like this to take dramatic pictures.

We also headed to Mt. Hope Cemetery for some wedding party portraits… brings back memories of the time I was trapped in there after dark!

The groomsmen were into this tree, made for a great place to show off all these rad socks!

Now time for bride and groom portraits, one of my favorite parts of the day! Especially when they are so cute together :)

So romantic!

The clouds parted and gave us some gorgeous sunlight for the rest of the afternoon… so pretty!

We headed back to the Memorial Art Gallery for a few more pictures.

Love the tree tunnel!

Gorgeous! Probably my favorite from the day. Even get to see the adorable Betsey Johnson wedding shoes in this one :)

The ballroom at the Memorial Art Gallery looked lovely all decked out. Carly and Bryan have the honor of having the best wedding favors I’ve ever seen… Carly’s grandfather painted around 170 mini paintings, one for each guest. OMG. I was desperately hoping for some no-show guests so I could get one, but it looked like people were hoarding them so I was out of luck. I guess when I get married I’ll just have to commission him to do a million portraits of my pup to “give” to my guests. (I will keep them all.)

Such a cute first dance… I just love Carly’s beaming smile!

These two were very ready to kick off the reception and dancing!

The reception was in full swing pretty much immediately, this was a fun crowd!

LOL, dancing is hard work

The father of the groom was definitely the MVP… he had a lot of fancy footwork!

So many good faces in this shot lol.

This shot is a bit of an inside joke… I snapped this shot just as this guy was reacting to something kinda… icky lol. He asked if I’d just taken his picture, so I showed him and then we laughed for way too long… it was hilarious!

Congratulations Carly and Bryan, thanks so much for having me!!

Rebecca & Jason • Buffalo Wedding Photographer

Monday, December 29th, 2014

Rebecca and Jason have such a quiet peacefulness about their relationship. These two met when Rebecca visited her sister at college. Her sister told her she needed to meet the cute RA named Jason. Rebecca said no thanks, but Jason just so happened to be dreamily playing his guitar with the door open when they walked past and he and Rebecca hit it off. I love stories like this. Chance is a crazy thing!

Rebecca’s wedding dress was so lovely. I loved how delicate the lace on her train was, and the scalloped edge. Sigh!

We had a gray, dreary day… Rebecca had a great attitude about it, but I love this shot with Rebecca in the reflection of an umbrella held by her (wonderful) limo driver just before she left her house.

Rebecca of course has the most perfect tear falling down her cheek as she walks down the aisle with her father.

I love how she and Jason look at each other. They are so in love, it’s just adorable.

Exchanging the vows!

That’s a great first kiss… I love hand involvement, it just makes it so much more romantic! <3

After the wedding ceremony, we headed to Delaware park for some bridal party pictures… so glad we had the porch to keep us dry! This wedding party was awesome. So fun!

We did sneak out in to the drizzle for a couple of shots with the bridesmaids and groomsmen… that sky was fantastic.

So pretty.

I love the elegance of the columns, it looks perfect with a bride and groom. Especially this bride and groom. :)

Ventured out into the puddles for a few shots.

These two!

We also had a few minutes for portraits at the reception… it was at Pearl at the Webb, such a great wedding venue with the bricks and arched doorways! Shooting here is really fun!

Rebecca and Jason’s first dance was adorable. It was pretty much this kind of adorable gazing all day. My life is so easy sometimes ha ha!

This baby! I guess I would call him the Nephew of Honor… he is so cute and smiley! I think he’s the first baby that ever actually smiled for a family portrait. He needs to give baby lessons to other babies lol.

Once all the tasty food was served, it was time to party!

I was almost tempted to give the Wedding MVP award to DJ Mike, from Whirlin Disc for his sweet moves behind the DJ table, but these two stole it away with this move… physics schmysics!

Sister air trumpets!

And a wine bottle fiddle to end the night ha ha. Fun crew! Congratulations Rebecca and Jason, thank you for having me!!

Nadia & Eric • Rochester Wedding Photographer

Friday, December 26th, 2014

Nadia and Eric have been together for over a decade, they’re so fun and so perfect for each other. I laughed my tail off at our planning meetings, I knew it was going to be a fun day all around!

Nadia made a gorgeous bride! Kerry of Blush Studio did her makeup. Also I covet Nadia’s hair. Ugh. So thick and shiny!

Sweet Amber continues my streak of adorable dogs at weddings! She was such a good girl watching her mom get all dolled up. She’d come check things out and then go lay in the tiny dots of sun that were filtering through the blinds. So cute.

The wedding ceremony was at Sonnenberg Gardens, we lucked out with such a nice day!

Cute look.

Such a happy bride and groom!

I could’ve shot in these columns all day. So pretty!

And a fun bridal party made it easy.

We had tons of pretty areas to work with for portraits. I loved the drama of Nadia’s wedding dress and veil.

I MEAN SERIOUSLY.

It was like being at some lovely, sun drenched resort, but in Canandaigua.

So beautiful! Nadia’s train was gorgeous as well.

This is one of my favorites from the day. Such a quiet moment for the bride and groom and with some beautiful light!

When Nadia strolled into our meeting in her Louboutins, I knew her wedding shoes would be incredible as well… was definitely not disappointed!

Oh and these wedding bands… (almost didn’t give them back)

We headed to the New York Wine and Culinary Center for the reception, it looked so pretty! And the food was incredible. Obviously. Nadia and Eric didn’t do an official first dance, but I found some opportunities to photograph them dancing adorably together.

Adam of Break Through Entertainment did a great job keeping the guests on the dance floor!

I think we may have even gotten some riverdance from a wedding guest ha ha.

Got to give Wedding MVP to this adorable kiddo, she was showing everyone up with her fancy footwork!

Everyone was warm so they called in a sprinkler…

Thank you so, so much Nadia and Eric! I had a fantastic time with you two and it was an honor to photograph your wedding day! :D

Susan and Scott • Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Finally getting fall weddings posted from facebook onto the blog! It’s so much easier to post on facebook so I posted everything there and fell a bit behind over here :) oops!
So excited to share Susan and Scott’s wedding! I met these two last fall for a fun engagement shoot around the Cornell campus. They brought along their adorable corgi Rosie. She was a star while we were shooting and even when we weren’t! School had just started and I think a lot of students needed some wiggle therapy so we were stopped frequently so people could pet her and bask in her cuteness. It was so fun. And of course Scott and Susan were really funny and we just had a great time walking around campus. After searching for just the right place, they found Suzanne Fine Regional Cuisine in Lodi. Even though I have spent quite a lot of time in the Finger Lakes, I hadn’t heard of this venue yet! It is a pretty, sprawling estate with a rustic barn and such fantastic food!

Rosie was thrilled to announce her parents’ marriage!

Susan and her bridesmaids got ready at a beautiful house near Ithaca and we did the first look across the street at an old barn. When Scott and Susan first got in touch with me they were looking for suggestions on rustic venues, they found some great spaces!

Rosie was not at all pleased when her photo shoot time was over… I love her indignant expression juxtaposed with her little fluff pants. This picture kills me!

We had some really pretty areas to work with!

Susan’s dad had a few tears throughout the day, I am going to guess Susan asked him how he was holding up at this moment :) So cute

So pretty!

I kind of wanted to shoot the whole ceremony from this angle since the light was so nice!

Scott and Susan have a really playful relationship, it was a really fun day all around.

I got my eyes on you pal.

:D

After the ceremony, Scott and Susan’s officiant had set up a little private spot for them to have a few moments alone… such a great idea, and such a sweet moment to capture.

Took a bit more time after the ceremony to wrap up the portraits…

and managed to sneak out for a few shots at sunset… beautiful!

The barn at Suzanne’s looked so pretty, I can see why Susan and Scott loved it! And the food was fabulous!

Time to party!

Scott’s dad easily snagged the MVP title… he owned the dance floor

ha ha!

Everyone had so much fun, what a great day!

Congratulations Susan and Scott, thank you so much for having me! You guys have a great group of family and friends, it was a really fun day for me!