The last time I saw Aaron and Jen it was about 15 degrees outside and we wandered around Nazareth campus taking their engagement photos. Fast forward to this past weekend and they couldn’t have had a more beautiful day for their wedding. It was dreamy and perfect. Two became one on the front lawn of White Springs Manor in Geneva NY overlooking Seneca lake surrounded by 30 guests. It was small, intimate, and wonderful. Aaron looks at Jen like she is his treasure. And it’s no wonder because she is stunning inside and out. She has the kind of smile that makes you smile and it matches her calm, sweet spirit. Aaron is the kind of guy everyone likes – down to earth, comfortable with who he is, looks you in the eye and shows he cares… these two are a perfect match.
After dinner, we walked outside on the beautiful grounds of Belhurst Castle. As we took photos, the sunset kept getting better and better. We headed down to the dock and found the most romantic golden hour light followed by a painted sky sunset that all photographers dream of.
Aaron and Jen, you two are perfect together. I am so honored to have been invited to capture these images for you of your wedding day. I know you have a fun and wonderful marriage ahead of you. I seriously wish you all the best and many more magical sunsets together in your future.
- Ceremony: White Springs Manor, Geneva NY
- Reception: Belhurst Castle, Geneva NY
- Hair/Makeup: Leah Hadden
- Horse Drawn Carriage: Hemlock Hidden Hames
- Florist: For the Love of Flowers, Janelle Ross
- Cake: Wegmans
- Favors: MyfairGuestBook (Etsy)
It was just one week ago today that Kevin and Rebekah said “I do” at Belhurst Castle on a gorgeous fall day. Rebekah’s parents have been friends of mine for many years and so when she asked me to photograph her wedding I was so excited. Her father spent so much time helping me get into photography and taught me so much in my early days as a photographer – I am so thankful for him.
Rebekah is sweet and lovely. She made a stunning bride both inside and out. She was happy and carefree all day. One of my favorite moments of the day was when she walked down the aisle toward her groom. He had tears welling up the moment he saw her and it was the same for her. I love when couples can’t hold in their emotions like that because it lets all of us see and feel a piece of the love they share.
As a photographer, I get to be there for all the moments of the day. I especially love the small ones that most don’t even get to experience. As I was walking them outside near the end of the night to take a portrait of them in front of the lit castle, Kevin quietly turns to his bride and says, “look – that’s OUR wedding reception happening over there”, pointing to the room full of dancing guests. I just love those sweet moments watching and listening to my couples take in the wonder of their wedding. It makes what I do so enjoyable.
Congratulations, Kevin and Rebekah. I loved celebrating with you and I wish you joy upon joy in your marriage. I know you both have so much love and support from your family and friends to help you through and cheer for you. Enjoy the dance of life together.
- Venue: Belhurst Castle and Winery
- Hair and Makeup: Diamond Expressions – Kierstyn Brown
- Second Photographer: Julie Hong
- DJ: Q Music Productions
- Cake: Simple Sweets Bakery