Chris and Samantha had a gorgeous Fall wedding this Friday and what a way to end my 2019 wedding season! Samantha was absolutely gorgeous. She is a natural beauty to start with, but on top of that, Kelly Kay worked magic on her hair and Tierney Messmer gave her face a glamorous and stunning polished look. Brides, it’s always worth the money to hire top notch professionals.
Everyone was so down to earth and all were so filled with excitement over these two tying the knot. The whole bridal party was fun and full of smiles for Chris and Sam. Their ceremony and reception were held at the beautiful Wintergarden at the Bausch and Lomb building. There was a sweet first look followed by photos in the park before the ceremony began. Right after the ceremony, Chris and Samantha trusted me and let me take them on top of the Court Street parking garage and we found a beautiful setting sun and the city buildings surrounding us – it was perfect.
Right at the end of the reception, I snuck the two newlyweds out to get a few night portraits. One thing I absolutely love is working with people who are playful and willing to get creative with their photos. Chris and Sam were a dream to work with.
Congratulations you two! I wish you the best. Thanks for inviting me along to capture your day and for being so wonderful throughout it all. Enjoy these previews!
- Venue: Wintergarden at Monroe’s
- Flowers: Rockcastle Florist
- Hair Stylist: Kelly Munno, Kelly Kay Hair
- Makeup Artist: Tierney Messmer
- DJ: Spectrum Sounds
- 2nd Photographer: Julie Hong
Josh and Molly wed this past Saturday at the beautiful Locust Hill Country Club in Pittsford, NY. Josh and Molly are both golf enthusiasts and so the country club made a perfect backdrop for their fall wedding.
Molly claims she is the most awkward person to photograph but I was not only able to prove her wrong during their engagement session, but also on her wedding day – she was a beautiful bride. She did great keeping calm and looked so happy throughout her whole wedding day. Josh has a quiet and easy going demeanor about him that I love. He loves Molly well. I could tell just by the way he interacted with her. The two were wonderful to watch and spend the day with.
Molly especially loves fireworks. When asked what the most anticipated moments of the day were going to be for them, Josh responded with “the first dance and the fireworks.” We walked out onto the 18th green about 9pm and got ready for the show. The fireworks were wonderful, but even more so was watching them take it in. Molly was so giddy, she had a hard time keeping still for the photos. But this is something I totally don’t mind because it’s not about my photos, but about Josh and Molly truly enjoying the moments they have planned for so long. I was able to get some sweet shots of them enjoying the fireworks nonetheless.
Josh and Molly, you both are so sweet. You make people feel welcomed and appreciated. I know you will have a wonderful marriage – you have some great marriage legacy in your families but on top of that, you already love each other well. And having a great foundation in place is key to enjoying life together after the wedding. I hope you enjoy reliving your wedding day all over again through these images. I can’t wait to share the rest of your photos with you. Congratulations! Thank you for having me along to celebrate you both and for trusting me with creating the visual memories of your wedding.
- Venue: Locust Hill Country Club
- Hair Stylist: Danielle Neary
- Makeup Artist: Brianna Silva
- DJ: Lisa Spokony, Showcase Sound
- Florist: Sarah Costello, Pittsford Florist
- Cake: Rochester NY Wedding Cakes
- 2nd Photographer: Chris Maus
John and Shawn Marie tied the knot Friday afternoon at Becker Farms and it was so sweet. There was so much joy throughout the day as they were surrounded by people who so obviously loved the two of them. Just one look through these pictures and you’ll have no doubt. Not only that, but the two of them share a sincere and pure love for one another. Their vows made all the guests (and maybe even me – I’ll never tell) tear up.
Shawn Marie’s mother suddenly passed away last December and it has been crushing for the family. I never met her, but by getting to know those who loved her, I could tell without a doubt that she was one incredible woman. She was extremely close to Shawn Marie. They did a wonderful job honoring her life and keeping her close throughout the day. From the picture that was carried around, to the bouquet with a piece of her mom’s wedding dress wrapped around it, to the multiple times I not only heard stories about her but also caught Shawn Marie looking upward… she was truly there.
John and Shawn Marie, you both are wonderful people. I so much enjoyed documenting your wedding day and I’m so honored that you invited me to this special, sacred event in your life. I know you both will make it – You share a forever kind of love. Keep the important things the most important and celebrate all the good things that come your way. I know you have and will continue to cling to one another in the hardships as well. I wish you all the best from the depths of my heart.
- 2nd Photographer: David Barone-Vu
- Venue: Becker Farms
- Makeup: Maria Cardena
- Hair: Brendan Hudson
- Videographer: Jeremiah Gryczka, Mountain House Media
- Florist: Carol Logan, Flourish
- DJ: Tim Heimbuerger, H&H
- Dessert: Becker Farms Bakery
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
Ben and Cara were married at Toad Hill Tree Farm in Middleport this past Saturday and everything was perfect. It was a crisp, sunny fall day and they were surrounded by people who celebrated their relationship with joy and love. I had so much fun spending the day with them, capturing all the best moments. Congratulations, Ben and Cara! Here’s to many more years of together!
Matt and Diane were one of the happiest couples I have photographed this season. Diane pretty much smiled and laughed the whole day – and it was contagious because everyone else joined in as well. The way Matt looked at Diane and interacted with her was so sweet. It was unmistakable that he adored her. Congratulations to you both! I’m so happy for you and I loved celebrating your wedding day with you!