Wedding: Aaron + Katie

What a way to end wedding season 2017 for me! Aaron and Katie were so fun to work with! They were excited and so joyful yet so relaxed and crazy easy to work with. Their families and bridal party was no different.

Katie has this amazing smile that lights up her whole face. It was so fun to capture her joy throughout the day. She wore her grandmother’s dress (excuse me while my heart melts) and her mother’s pearl earrings. She was gorgeous. Aaron looked amazing in his blue suit amidst the fall colors and light. They were married at the historic Cobblestone Society Church in Albion, NY and had their reception at Tillman’s Historic Village Inn. (props to Tillman’s for serving one of the best all around wedding dinners I’ve had this season) Everything was beautifully done.

Congrats to you both! I know your marriage is gonna be a “life-r” and one that is surrounded by crazy amounts of love and support from both your families and friends. Enjoy the adventure, keep your faith in God at the top and never stop smiling.

Second shooter: Justine Olson
Ceremony: Cobblestone Society Church
Reception: Tillman’s Historic Village Inn
Dessert: Duke’s Donuts
DJ: NMH Sound and Music

Wedding: Eric + Meredith

Eric and Meredith’s wedding was a little extra special for me – there’s a sweet back story that I’d like to share.

Meredith’s father Bill, is a retired Rochester firefighter. In the 80’s, my family lived a few houses down from Engine 12 which was the station where Bill worked. One October evening in 1984, my Mom was in labor at home. She didn’t quite make it out the door before it was clear to my parents that there would be no hospital birth as had been planned. My Dad called my grandparents who lived a city block away and told my grandfather to come quick. On the way, my grandfather ran into the fire station and grabbed two firefighters to come with him.  FF Bill Evert and Lt. Bernie Spillman came to the rescue and helped deliver a 7lb 7oz baby girl in a small home on Wisconsin St. in the city. That baby was me.

When I was in jr. high, I wanted to find the firefighters who had come to my mom’s and my aid. So I did some looking and found Bill. We reconnected and and have stayed connected since. Unfortunately, Spillman died saving others in a fire two years after I was born. I never got the chance to meet him or thank him.

So fast forward to this past Saturday. I had the great honor of photographing Meredith and Eric’s wedding. (And my husband officiated their ceremony!) Meredith looked incredible. She is so kind and has such a sweet personality. Eric likewise, is very easy to get along with and so friendly. They were both happy and carefree the entire day. My favorite weddings include brides and grooms who know how to enjoy the moments and not stress. And both Eric and Meredith did this well. The couple married at the Plantation Party House in Spencerport underneath the beautiful fall colors surrounded by their most favorite people. It was perfect.

Congrats to you both – I had so much fun capturing your day, Eric and Meredith! I wish you the absolute best. Thanks for having me be a part of it.

The last picture is of Bill and me at the reception.

Second shooter: Iggy McDonald
Location: Plantation Party House
Flowers: Rockcastle Florist
DJ: Jam N Stam DJ Service
Cake: Gruttadaurias Bakery
Wedding Dress: Heart to Heart

Wedding: Craig + Britni

What a wedding this was! Everything was gorgeous! Craig and Britni did an outstanding job pulling all the details together. Britni looked like a model – just stunning. And to go along with her beauty was an incredibly sweet and warm personality. She truly enjoyed her day stress free and joyfully. It was awesome to watch.

Craig was the same – just totally in love with Britni and excited to take on the day with her by his side. This couple could not have been a more fun couple to work with. And the bridal party might have been in the top 5 of my favorites to work with so far. Everyone was so easy to work with and fun to photograph. Some parties have too much alcohol by the time the photos are taken and can be a bit crazy to work with but this group of good looking people were happy, laid back, cooperative, and amazing to work with.

Ok… so I could probably go on all day about the gorgeous settings they chose for the wedding – the amazing red brick church, the Memorial Art Gallery (always a beautiful spot for wedding formals), the Marriott in Greece (goodness, they did an amazing job renovating that hotel! It’s beautiful! Way to go, Marriott!) – it all just came together.

Congrats to you both – I am so happy for you and absolutely loved spending the day celebrating the two of you!

Special thanks to my always amazing 2nd shooter, Olya Myers.

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