Posts Tagged ‘finger lakes wedding photography’

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”

LOL

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

Allie & Rob • Skaneateles Wedding Photographer

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

What a long wait I had for Rob and Allie’s wedding! Rob got in touch with me last January and he and Allie were so kind and engaging, I really could not wait for this day! Since they were planning from out of town we didn’t officially meet until the wedding. Rob and his groomsmen were looking fresh!

Allie is so cute, it’s ridiculous! I love the nervous excitement in her face and posture as her wedding dress is laced up. I also got to put in her veil :) full service!!

Allie is such a gorgeous bride!

Rob and Allie were married at St. Mary’s in Skaneateles… such a pretty church!

All smiles!

I loved this moment, the officiant announced a second kiss but this time with the words “Allie, you may kiss your husband!” and this was her reaction! LOL

Cuteness.

We headed to my favorite park for pictures, the bridal party was working it!

When we started with Rob and Allie’s wedding pictures, one sunbeam came out and you’d think it was the apocalypse… I started yelling for them to get over to the fountain, dropped half my gear on the ground and ran over to get some sweet backlight… love it! We got so lucky with that little break in the clouds!

Then the clouds came back, which is great for shooting at the lake… so pretty and serene!

We headed to the Lodge for the reception, it looked gorgeous as always! Thanks to Wildflowers for the lovely floral arrangements and Visa Versa Entertainment for some nice lighting and a killer party!

Such a cute first dance, I love how they are looking at each other! (Also Allie looks like Natalie Portman here, right?)

This is my favorite kind of cake cutting photo ha ha… you got it Allie!

Allie’s dad was ready to rock!

Cutest and least threatening Shark in the Water I ever did see ha ha

Rob’s brother was in it to win it on the dance floor.

There was a lot of flopping onto the floor.

He flung himself to the ground and leapt back up for every chorus of tubthumping (lol) and for that aerobic feat he wins the coveted Wedding MVP™ award.

Love this sweet moment!

At one point Allie grabbed Rob in a little private moment and said “Ahh! We’re married!!!!” I was so glad I could creep up on that moment ha ha. Congratulations you two! It was such a pleasure!!

Kylie & Jeff • Finger Lakes Wedding Photography

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

What a gorgeous day for Kylie and Jeff’s wedding! Kylie found me through Kylee, and it is now my mission to photograph all the Kylie/e’s in central NY! Kylie and Jeff have been together for about 8 years, so this wedding was the kind where everyone is already friends… so much fun! Look at Kylie’s lovely dress!

The wedding was at Turning Stone Casino, there are some really pretty views from the tower so of course I wanted to incorporate that into some of the detail shots. Thankfully these gorgeous Badgley Mischka shoes can hold their own next to such nice scenery!

Love Kylie’s beaming smile as she walks down the aisle!

Woo hoo!

Mr & Mrs!

Oh, hey hot bridal party. What’s going on?

Lovely ladies

Jeff’s giving me some rad blue steel. Love it.

So I had these two looking at each other and Jeff leaned in for the forehead touch… my grooms rule.

Love!

We got to sneak out for a few sunset pictures thanks to Kylie and Jeff’s awesome band’s flexibility! Thank you Grand Central Station!

The reception was at the Shenandoah Golf Course at Turning Stone, they really did a beautiful job! I love how happy they both looked all day. So fun to photograph!

Kylie’s dance with her father was so sweet!

And now it is time to partyyyy

Leg guitar is an important part of any band…

But human guitar is even better. And for this reason, MVP goes to this musical (?) duo, who did a loop of the dance floor while shredding some leg.

These two were sort of dueling all night…

So MVP choice was pretty easy!

I’m going to tell myself this MVP had to be revived from the shock and thrill of being named co-winner.

Lots of singalongs!

:)

Closing out the night with a giant Piano Man chorus was pretty fun! Congratulations to you two, thank you for inviting me to be part of your day!!!

Sarah & Mike • Rochester Wedding Photographer

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

What a perfect day we had for Sarah and Mike’s wedding! All week it showed storms for Saturday, but it magically changed the morning of the wedding to partly cloudy. We really lucked out, it would be such a shame to miss out on the gorgeous wedding ceremony spot at Bristol Harbour! Big thanks to Elizabeth and Jen of Elizabeth Duncan Events for putting together a perfect event!

Sarah looked so lovely and so ready to get in her dress and see her man. What a stunner!

Such a cute first look…

Lots of pretty places to shoot around Bristol Harbour!

Dream view!

Of course we had to make time for the bridal party too… hello!

It almost feels wrong to not do all wide shots at this place, it is just too beautiful! One of my favorite ceremony spots around!

But then they’re so cute, I just have to! Sarah and Mike met at an education conference and immediately hit it off. Mike, fearing Sarah was too good to be true, predicted their connection would flame out quickly. When he read that entry from his journal during his vows, I let out a legit guffaw. It was super cool. Trust.

Another highlight of the vows was when Mike was listing Sarah’s wonderful qualities and included “You’re a Steelers fan, but you’re not a terrible person.” HA HA HA. Oh man. As someone who once had to attend a Steelers fan club meeting for a shoot (and also has eyes/ears) I totally feel that. So funny!

Mr. and Mrs!

Lots of pretty details courtesy of Elizabeth Duncan, Sassafras Flowers and Sarah’s father… he made the chuppah!

Romance!

The Hora is just the best. Period.

Ginny’s reaction is so hilarious!

The reception was fantastic thanks to Rich at Encore Events, such a great mix the dance floor was packed all night! MVP was secured within the first 15 minutes or so of open dancing… Joanna busted out the sweetest 90’s moves to the likes of Heavy D and Digital Underground. There was an intensity and sense of a higher purpose behind those moves I haven’t seen in a long while. It was spectacular.

A very close second place goes to this girl who was kind enough to take a break from living in the matrix to attend Sarah and Mike’s wedding.

Best hair whip of the night, obviously.

This was such a fun dance floor to photograph!

Congratulations Sarah and Mike, it was such a pleasure to spend the day with you!

Farewell, 2013! • Rochester Wedding Photographer

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Now that 2014 is upon us, I thought it would be fun to share my favorite photographs from my 2013 weddings… a huge “Thank You” to all my couples for making it such a fun and successful year! Your move, 2014-ers :)

Ashley & Joey’s Cornell wedding was so very special. Just a few days into the new year and I got to witness their giddy, gleeful love for each other.

Next up was Becca and Mike’s intimate ceremony at Bristol Harbour… it was bitterly cold but these two braved the elements for some gorgeous shots! So much fun hanging out with them!

Laura and Steve’s wedding at Belhurst Castle was beautiful, we were so lucky to catch the flowering trees! I loved their first look!

Stephanie and Matt’s ridiculously fun (most of the wedding party/guests are in musical theater, so the dance floor was insaaaane) was at the Genesee Country Museum. But no dance moves could upstage the canine romance that happened when we were shooting some portraits of Stephanie, Matt, Gizmo and Scamp… it’s so inappropriate, but so, so funny!

Katrina and Matt were one of my earliest bookings ever- over two years in advance, so I had tons of time to anticipate their day! It was everything I hoped it would be, sweet, emotional and fun. Matt watching Katrina come down the aisle is one of my favorites of the year! Look at that tear!!!

Karen and Will are such a fantastic pair… so sweet and genuine, it was so fun to spend the day with them, their wonderful family and friends! Plus we got to hang out at this incredible waterfall for a while!!

I got to travel down to the NJ for Dan and Megan’s ridiculously fun wedding… I love these two and am dead set on making them hang out with me next time I’m down there to visit my brother and sister-in-law. This shot made me laugh so hard… so Megan!!

I think Elizabeth and Mark take the prize for craziest wedding day weather… it was pouring, then sunny, then pouring, then sunny. Just a wild day! Elizabeth had found a barn she loved near the ceremony site and asked the homeowners a week or two before the wedding if we could use their property. The barn was really cool, but my jaw dropped when I saw what was out back… absolutely stunning!!!

Bre and Dan’s wedding was every bit as awesome as I was hoping it would be after hearing all of her plans, I loved the whole look… Bre should be a wedding coordinator!

I loved Jasmine and Grayson’s wedding at Glenora, the wedding totally reflected their personalities and I adored the ceremony set up!

I got to head up to Tughill Vineyards in Lowville, NY (aka one of the prettiest places ever) for Amber and Clif’s fabulous wedding. I just love these two. So fun to photograph. :)

Kelly and Jason’s beautiful wedding at the Sherwood in Skaneateles had so many highlights! I love this image, and it gets a little extra bump because Jason pointed out the spot and that it was the kind of light I love. How awesome is it that he remembered from our engagement shoot? I love my couples!!!

Ah, I can’t get enough of these two! Christi and Ergin are some of the nicest people ever. And this moment during their first look was so special. Ergin just bear hugged Christi (but in a very photogenic way, of course) and exclaimed, “this is a dream come true!” So lovely!!

Man, I have had such great luck during my career… I really do get the sweetest couples ever. Jess and Andrew and their family and friends were the best. What a great day!

Lauren and Chris had another fabulous day at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo. Probably one of my favorite venues of the year, and Lauren and Chris were so sweet and relaxed all day. It was such a pleasure to spend the day with them!

Jill and Zach’s wedding was a beautiful, emotional day. These two are so in love, and on top of it all, Zach’s sister Ryan is serving overseas. Zach’s father used Skpe on an iPad to allow Ryan to watch the ceremony and parts of the reception.

Brittany and Sean didn’t let anything disrupt their fun on their wedding day, I loved their attitudes! Brittany was excited about pictures in downtown Skaneateles, but unfortunately it was pouring rain all day. I told her that I was up for it if she was up for it, but wasn’t going to keep my hopes up… much to my surprise, she said “Let’s do it!” and out into the rain the three of us ran. Totally worth it, I love pictures in the rain and we had so much fun taking them!

Tree and Alexi had slightly better luck with the Skaneateles weather gods! I love Tree’s bubbly, sweet personality and how Alexi’s wit keeps her constantly giggling… they’re so cute together!

Jess and Mike, two of the loveliest hearts. Seriously. The kindest people. And a beautiful fall day in Ithaca :)

While Calvin and Laura’s bridal party lined up for introductions, I saw this gorgeous opportunity for a silhouette at Esperanza Mansion. So beautiful, and I love that you can still see them smiling at each other even though it is a just a silhouette!

Jennie and Greg had such a fun and emotional day! Jennie’s brother performed a tribute during the ceremony to honor family members they had lost and he had a bit of trouble getting through it, so Jennie got up to comfort and encourage him. Love this moment. What a great family!

Andrea and Phil’s beautiful wedding at the Genesee Valley Club was a great way to wrap up the season! I was under the weather, but we had so many pretty spots to work with in the club that it helped keep me distracted from my sore throat! :)

Congratulations to everyone and thank you once again for making it a fantastic year!!!! <3