Posts Tagged ‘finger lakes wedding photography’

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?


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.


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!

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.


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!

Rebecca & Scott • Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Becca and Scott found me through one of my wonderful winter couples, Ashley and Joey… their wedding was held at a relatively new wedding venue, Gratitude and Grace, in Ithaca. It is a beautiful Victorian house with very pretty grounds and a barn for receptions.

Becca is such a sweet, laid-back bride… even with all the excitement of everyone zipping around to do hair, makeup and get dressed, Becca was like this little oasis of calm in the middle of all of it.

Becca and Scott’s sweet dog Sammy was a bit unnerved by all the activity so she focused in on her ports in the storm- mom and dad.

The atmosphere with the groomsmen was a bit sillier, lol…

Yes, it was a good day ha ha.

It was chilly and rainy in the morning but cleared up beautifully for the ceremony time. Becca was especially thrilled, her dream was to have her wedding outdoors!

Such joy.

The wedding ceremony was filled with laughter and sweetness.

Love the way they look at each other.

Really fun bridal party. :)

Although the groomsmen were a *little* bit slower with the direction following ha ha

I still can’t believe we got some beautiful sun after such a dreary start to the day!


I loved the two level setup of the barn, made for some cool pictures.

Like this one that makes me giggle. Peek peek!

Almost no one ever looks this good while twirling. There are usually a lot of weird blinks and facial expressions.

MVP goes to this groomsman who got some early points by hating spiders, and then clinched it with some sweet dance moves…

I didn’t even notice at first, but a guest pointed out when I posted this picture on facebook that she is making a sneaky appearance in this shot. Wait for it… lol!

Scott had some nice groom moves as well

He he he

Thank you so much for having me, Rebecca and Scott! It was a blast :)

Amanda & Brian • Rochester Wedding Photographer

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Amanda and Brian were absolutely the sunshine on a cloudy wedding day. These two are so happy and so in love, it was such a fun day! We started out at Bellezza Salon and then headed to finish preparations at the Wadsworth Homestead in Geneseo. What a gorgeous estate, inside and out! Everyone was buzzing around getting ready, it was a really happy and excited atmosphereI love this shot so much… bridesmaids have many duties, not the least of which is making sure deodorant is dry!

Love Amanda’s megawatt smile!

The rain started just as the ceremony began, I loved Amanda and Brian’s reactions when they were brought an umbrella… embrace it!

Huddle up!

I love Sam’s expression, he was such a good best man!

So happy, so sweet!

Vanity Fair-ing

I love this one… we got like one little ray of sunshine for a few seconds.

Couldn’t be cuter, these two!

Ok, we’re jumping straight to Wedding MVP Award… Spencer was pretty much the greatest ring bearer/wedding guest of all time. This kid is all expression. So fun!

Seriously kid… I can’t take it!


Brian’s dad was also quite the party animal!

I think best man Sam may have been paying for the amazing burn he delivered to Brian during his toast… :)

Congratulations Amanda and Brian! Thank you for having me!!

Erica & Pete • Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Erica and Pete are such a sweet couple! We had a wonderful engagement over the winter and they are so great together! They kind of met via facebook: Pete had his eye on Erica and friended her, and for the first date asked her to his fraternity formal. She was nervous about going to the event with someone she’d never met, but clearly it worked out!
Erica was so calm the morning of the wedding. Love her happy expression contrasted with her sister’s, lol! There was a lot of lacing up the back of the wedding dress, I’d be daunted too!

Erica made an absolutely stunning bride. I did zero photoshop enhancement of her eyes. Incredible!

We did a first look across from the Sherwood Inn in Skaneateles.

So cute.

Love this one!

Fun bridal party!

Did a bit of touching up before the ceremony. I <3 mirrors.

Beautiful (and air conditioned!) church!

Lots of laughs during the wedding ceremony… I just love that!

See? I love when there is some humor mixed in. It is of course a very serious ceremony, but it should also be fun! Well done guys :)

I thought the candles gave such a pretty warmth to the altar.

Woo hoo!

We ran across the street quickly after their exit, found some gorgeous light.

The Sherwood looked absolutely beautiful. Chris Hessney of The Greenery came down from Vermont to do these gorgeous flowers! The bouquets and centerpieces were equally lovely.

Ormond Entertainment crafted a fantastic party, everyone was having a great time!

Sprinkler lessons… it is important that the youth know about these traditional wedding dances ha ha.

A little floor slide never hurt anyone. (Except for probably everyone over the age of 12’s knees)

MVP was a very very easy choice… the garter toss seemed like it was going to be pretty standard but as soon as Pete threw it this guy came majestically leaping across the scene looking like the Michael Jordan silhouette. I mean look at that form! And the height! Incredible. Plus I love that Pete looks like he’s giving some major speech, and you can see the garter just to the right of Pete’s ear. God I love this shot!

Three sisters dancing with Grandma! Love it! Bust a move :)

Every wedding can use a Piano Man singalong circle.

Thank you so much for letting me be part of your day Erica and Pete, it was a great one!!

Aliya & Justin • Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

What a fantastic season 2014 has been so far! I have had the kindest, most adorable couples. Aliya and Justin were certainly no exception. These two are so sweet. They wanted to read cards they’d written to each other before the ceremony, but didn’t want to see each other. The hotel we were at didn’t have a lobby so finding a good corner in which to do this was a bit tough! I was glad to find this out-of-the-way and very simple spot for this shot, it worked out pretty well and Aliya and Justin were able to have a private moment before the ceremony.

Aliya was a gorgeous bride!

Not too shabby either, Justin. Their kids are going to have the most beautiful eyes in the world.

Love this sharp dressed man! He was prepared for duty.

I loved how seriously he took his ring bearer job. His compatriot was a bit more relaxed, ha ha.

Justin had a hard time holding back the tears.

Lots of smiling going on.

Mr and Mrs!!

We took the bridal party to a family friend’s house for pictures, they were great about pretending there weren’t 50 million bugs swarming us at all times, ha ha.

It was a very pretty spot for sure!

I expect quite a bit of catcalling in the comments on this one. Don’t let me down ladies!

We headed back to Belhurst for portraits of Justin and Aliya… these two made my job easy.

I want this to be a perfume ad. Ridiculously Good Looking, a new fragrance by Calvin Klein.

Starting to get some of that late afternoon prettiness.

Aliya’s gorgeous red hair looks extra pretty backlit! Jealous.

Aliya’s dad was a bit choked up during the father daughter dance.

But once party time rolled around everyone was feeling good!

The wedding DJ played some pretty fun games… here Justin was being serenaded with “I Will Always Love You”


We have a first in the ongoing Wedding MVP competition… I am almost certain this is the first time an inanimate (mostly) object has snagged the title. One of Justin’s good friends, Kevin, was unable to be at the wedding because of work so Aliya had a life sized cardboard cutout made of him. Kevin was the life of the party! He showed up at the ceremony and reception and he got a bit handsy with the guests but that Kevin is such a charmer… how could you even be mad?

The guys!

Aliya’s costume change was adorable and I’m pretty sure she’s the only person who could ever pull off a wedding romper! So cute! Congratulations lovebirds, thank you so much for having me!! <3