Posts Tagged ‘Rochester NY Wedding Photography’

Aimee & Keegan • Rochester Wedding Photographer

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

I had the pleasure of kicking off the 2014 wedding season with Aimee and Keegan’s gorgeous, intimate elopement at the lovely Ellwanger Estate in Rochester. Aimee and Keegan have been together for five years, Keegan is in the Army has been on active duty for eight years and deployed for three, which is incredible. Because of their unpredictable schedules, Aimee and Keegan decided an elopement was the way to go… I just loved how private and sweet the experience was.

Aimee’s sister was there as a witness and to help her get ready, I love these kinds of quiet moments during preparation.

Breathtaking bride!

Keegan agrees :)

So many tears… what an honor to witness their wedding!

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After the ceremony, Aimee and Keegan had a toast and cake cutting. Look at the joy!

And of course we had to do a few portraits as well! These two were so easy!

Seriously. Models.

Thank you so much for including me in your day, it was such a pleasure and I’m so happy for you two! Keegan, thank you so much for your service.

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

Andrea & Phil • Rochester Wedding Photographer

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

What a sweet wedding to close out the 2013 regular season! Andrea and Phil are so cute together… Andrea’s family calls Phil the “whirling dervish” and she has a very calm way about her, so they really balance each other beautifully. It was fun to watch this family come together! Everything was held at the lovely Genesee Valley Club in Rochester.

So many cool places to shoot in the club, it was hard to pick just one spot to photograph Andrea’s beautiful Oscar de la Renta heels!

Sweet first look.

We lucked out with no rain, so I had to get these two outside for some shots with the building… so pretty out there!

I love how Phil makes Andrea laugh…

Andrea’s dress is a stunner, and was just perfect on her! Love how the sash emphasizes her little waist!

Thank you, wind. :)

I think this is the most perfect staircase ever.

Loved this room for the bridal party!

After the portraits and ketubah signing, it was time to go downstairs for the ceremony. I caught this sweet shot of Phil’s daughter and Angela walking together in the hall. I just love little moments like this!

So happy.

Love those smiles!

So many beautiful details around the club, it looked really gorgeous!

I think you can actually see the happiness coming off of them!

Ahhh, one of my favorite wedding traditions to photograph! So much fun!!!

Atlas had the dance floor going!

MVP was a very easy choice tonight… even if this hilarious robotting picture wasn’t in play, these two were having the best time on the floor all night! So fun to watch!

Love these sweet moments… congratulations Andrea, Phil, Lexi and Jake!

Jennie & Greg • Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Back to Skaneateles for the last time in 2013! I can’t believe the season is almost over! Jennie and Greg had a very lucky day for their wedding… the rain was looming during pictures at the lake but didn’t actually start until we were safely inside the church for the ceremony. Danielle Fleckenstein did a beautiful job coordinating things!

I’m actually going to start out this blog post with the MVP because he was working his magic all day long! Jennie did a first look with her parents before she saw Greg, her dad’s reaction was so hilarious!

Jennie and Greg’s first look was just as sweet. Just pure, genuine happiness.

We took pictures around Mirbeau for a while, I’ll never get sick of this place!

Jennie and Greg are adorable!

Then we headed to Skaneateles Country Club for some more pictures. It looked so beautiful there with the storm clouds and wind!

Absolutely love this one!

The bridal party joined us for some fun in the warm breeze. Ha ha.

The ceremony was at St. Patrick’s Mission Church in Tully, cool little spot!

Jennie’s brother got up to perform a tribute song to family members they had lost and had a bit of trouble getting through it. Loved this sweet moment.

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We headed back to SCC for the reception… now this is a first dance!

The party was sooo fun, this group was ready to take the floor immediately!

Someone started playing spin the bottle in the dance cirlce… they’d spin the bottle and whoever was chosen would be the next to get in the middle and dance. Jennie’s dad picked it up and to speed things along used it like a divining rod to select the next dancer, lol.

Thanks so much for having me Jennie and Greg, I had a great time!!

Jess & Mike • Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

I am always so excited for my weddings- especially the ones that have been a long time in the making- and sad when they’re over! Jess and Mike’s wedding has been on my radar for over a year now, and I have been waiting semi-patiently for the day to come! We got to meet twice before the wedding and I was struck by how sweet and thoughtful these two are. (For example, our final meeting was at the beginning of September and I mentioned that I was doing a triathlon the next weekend… sure enough, I get a good luck email from Jess the morning of the tri! How thoughtful is that?!) They’re just perfect for each other!

When I arrived at Jess’s parents’ house, Jess seemed so calm amongst all the hustle and bustle. I love this moment!

The girls were troopers, gingerly walking across the wet grass for some shots at the house. I love their colors combined with the just-barely-changing foliage… so lush!

My good friend, Tressa, came to shoot with me and captured this awesome shot of Mike reading a journal Jess had written for him. As soon as I saw it I was like “THIS MUST BE BLACK AND WHITE!” I love the dramatic light in some of the rooms at Fontainebleau.

Another fun shot she did with the guys.

I love Mike’s expression as Jess came down the aisle at Sage Chapel!

That look! <3

This is just one of those perfect first kisses that I hope for as a photographer! I’m all “blah blah romance, the important part is that I can see both of their faces!” ha ha :) It really is a sweet moment though, I love how he’s holding her! Total movie kiss.

We took the bridal party outside for some shots around the Cornell Campus. My favorite…

And of course can’t leave out the clock tower!

Jess and Mike are a dream to photograph. They’re so easy together, and of course easy on the eyes as well! I sound creepy and will stop now. (But I’m totally right.)

We also got some beautiful stuff down by the water at Fontainebleau Inn.

Before the party got started, one of the groomsmen stepped in to try and assist with bustling. I love dudes. I’m tempted to MVP him!

The Inn looked absolutely beautiful and Jess and Mike’s special touches were the icing on the cake.

Kirk from CNY Select DJs did a fantastic job and he’s super nice… highly recommended! Jess and Mike wanted to skip most of the oldies and stick with a lot of house music and remixes and he followed their directions to a T and had the floor rocking all night.

LOL

I pretty much had no choice for MVP at this wedding… it had to be Jess and Mike! I felt like I saw them on the dance floor all night, but I also saw them mingling with people constantly. They may have cloned themselves. I’m not sure. But whatever happened, they really enjoyed the heck out of their party!!

Congratulations you two, it was truly a pleasure!!!

Tree & Alexi • Skaneateles Wedding Photographer

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Hooray for Tree and Alexi!! We had an absolutely beautiful day and Tree and Alexi were having the best time! Tree has a really genuine, fun sweetness about her and Alexi is hilarious so they are pretty much always laughing. I met up with the girls at Tree’s parents’ house. I just love her dress so much!

Theresa wanted some pictures with her cat, Kitty… I think Kitty was a little nervous with all the excitement of the morning so he was a bit camera shy but we got some cute shots. I love when pets are incorporated into the day somehow!

I don’t think this smile left Theresa’s face all day!

Or Alexi’s!

The happy couple!

We headed to my favorite spot in Skaneateles for portraits!

Couldn’t be any cuter, could they?

Tree is such a beauty, look at those cheekbones for crying out loud!

We headed to The Lodge for the reception.

Brian from Visa Versa crushed it with the lighting and music!

I had some bridesmaid input on the MVP this week… one of them said it almost looked like our MVP couple were hired to be at the wedding because of their awesome dance floor presence! Work it MVPs!

Ha ha ha ha Alexi gives good face.

Congratulations Tree and Alexi, you guys are so fun, I had a great time spending the day with you and your families and friends!!