Posts Tagged ‘Rochester NY Wedding Photography’

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 :)

Karen & Chris • Buffalo Wedding Photographer

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Karen and Chris planned a beautiful and unique wedding day! I’ve been looking forward to it for quite a while, the ceremony took place on a dock on Grand Island and the reception was in a tent and then down by the water. Plus, any time I hear there will be a dog ring bearer I’m like “Yes. I have found my people.” Karen and Chris are really laid back and just wanted to have a great day with their family and friends on the water. Love how happy these two look!

Karen has got to be one of the most expressive brides ever, I love her smile!

Wedding guests were gathered on two terraces above the dock to watch the ceremony, Karen was pretty much thrilled to see everyone! And look at Riley down there like “hey mom!”

Such a joyful ceremony.

Riley was hilarious, he busted out a few different (and equally adorable) poses during the ceremony. The ring bearer shall not be upstaged! :)

Ha ha, it took a bit of elbow grease to get Chris’s wedding band on… Karen was up for the job!

Chris is hilarious and I love his expression here contrasted with Karen’s…

There’s the real thing!

Nice looking bridal party!

We headed to the Grand Island bridges for some portraits, very cool spot!

I loved Karen’s dress and bouquet, what a beautiful combination!

We also headed down to the boardwalk, I love this shot!!

So pretty down here.

I have also had two dreams about the moment before this picture when Chris almost dropped his wedding ring between the slats! LOL

Good thing he didn’t, because I love this shot and it would’ve been off balance with just Karen’s engagement ring and wedding band. ;)

Karen sadly lost her father so she shared her dance with her stepdad, her father’s twin brother and this man- a lifelong family friend. I was teared up while shooting this!

The dance party got started right away and did not quit!


I don’t know, but I like it? Especially because it is still daylight outside ha ha!

This is our MVP. I like to think in this picture he is telling every other contender to sit down because he’s got this. His dancing was magical and so full of emotions. I could have watched him forever!

Essential move.

Such a great night!

So happy :)

Congratulations Karen and Chris! Thank you so much for having me!

Julia & Jeff • Rochester Wedding Photographer

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Julia and Jeff are so perfect together! They met on a late night garbage plate run (it’s even more unlikely considering that they’re both very athletic and in wellness fields!) and have been smitten ever since!
Julia and her girls had a relaxed morning having their hair and makeup done at Salon Brio and getting dressed at Del Monte Lodge. Julia was beaming!

Julia’s dress was dreamy!

We did a few pictures of the ladies along the canal, pretty light!

I love how much people love weddings… it’s so fun walking around in public with a bride and/or groom and having people congratulating them and cheering them on! Such a cool sense of togetherness.

Then I headed to Monroe Golf Club to take some pictures of Jeff and his groomsmen. Handsome crew!

Time for the wedding ceremony! I love how these two look at each other.

Jeff just looks so 100% ready. I love it.

Silliness with the wedding rings.

Hooray! Knot=tied!

Hello bridal party!

These two are so cute!

I just loved the belt Julia added to her wedding dress… so pretty!

The back of Julia’s dress was so gorgeous!

The theme of the wedding was “bling” which worked out really well for the ring shot! One of my favorites in a long time! The ballroom looked gorgeous as well.

Steve at Turner Music Productions started off the reception with a super fun game that was a combination of a scavenger hunt and musical chairs. Competition was fierce!

“Bring back a guest with a tattoo.” LOL

Bridesmaid Kim was NOT about to let the win slip through her fingers in the final round.

Her prize, which Jeff so kindly demonstrated how to use, was a giant bottle of vodka. Which brings also brings us to the coveted Wedding MVP™ award… Jeff was basically the king of the dance floor. Easy win, sir.

This was basically his expression most of the night. Love it.

Julia’s grandma had all the sass!

The bottle dance was transformed into the salt dance. It was majestic. And delicious.

Watch that shaker!

Congratulations Julia and Jeff!!! It was so fun to spend the day with you guys!

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!!

Shannon & Cole • Rochester Wedding Photographer

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Whew! Back after a mid-season break with a gorgeous wedding! Shannon and Cole booked me last fall and I had such a great time meeting with them. Shannon is so sweet and Cole is hilarious so I knew it’d be a great day. I met Shannon and her girls at Park Ave Salon for a few shots before the first look. It’s funny, I used to live right down the street from this place but never once shot there… I was impressed with the hair and makeup, wonderful work ladies! I loved how calm Shannon was!

Shannon made such a stunning bride!

We headed to Shadow Lake Golf Course to begin the festivities with a first look! Cole is a big car guy so Shannon came up with a bunch of cool ways to incorporate them into the day, including rolling up to the first look in one! These two are so adorable!

Getting ready ran a bit late and Shannon was hot so we waited until sundown to finish up the portraits… no complaints here! So soft and pretty.

Cole makes the best faces. I have a million of these and need at least a minute to laugh at each one.

He is also 6′7″ and likes to pick people up. Normally when siblings ask to get a picture together, this isn’t what happens. Or at least it ends in disaster. But Cole had it all under control and we didn’t need to call mercy flight or anything!

Shannon wanted a range of colors for the bridesmaids dresses, I think they look so beautiful together!

The guys had to come up their own way to feel beautiful. Nailed it.

The ceremony was beautiful and sweet.

I absolutely love how they’re looking at each other! 99% of the time during the recessional, couples are looking all over the place or at the camera and that is totally fine because OMG you just got married!!! But my favorite thing is when they are totally focused on each other like this! <3

Shannon and Cole said at our first meeting that a great party was a priority for them. Showcase Sound delivered for sure! I pretty much live for these kinds of gazes when I’m shooting. So so cute.

The mother-son dance involved more anti-gravity ha ha.

Wedding MVP was a really easy choice, Cole clinched it pretty much from the first song. He was a dancing machine!

If not for Cole, this groomsman would’ve earned the top spot… this picture makes me laugh so hard. Is he casting a spell? Air-groping someone? Scared for his life? We shall never know.

Maybe he was trying to help Shannon out of this predicament? LOL

Congratulations Shannon and Cole, you two are perfect together and I am so happy for you!

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!!