I discovered this past weekend that shooting another photographer’s wedding is about as good as it gets. Chris is a Rochester photographer and photo booth business owner and I’ve actually known him since high school. Chris and Courtney’s wedding was unbelievable. Being in the wedding industry themselves, they structured their day around making it wonderful for all the vendors involved as well as being crazy fun for their guests. They took their day at a slow, easy pace allowing them to enjoy all aspects.
From allowing nearly 3 hours for photos, being totally up for multiple locations, wanting to be creative, having a fantastic fun energy all day, these two (and their wedding party) made it crazy easy for me to love my job. I mean, it doesn’t get much better than that. They really just went with the flow and loved being in the moment all day long – a photographer’s dream.
But enough about what I loved about the day – let me give you a little background on them. Chris and Courtney met while both working at Henrietta Ambulance as EMTs. They dated for a short time but both parted ways. Chris regretted letting her go and for 6 years they were apart. But their paths would cross again, finding themselves missing one another and a mutual friend brought them back together. It was then they knew they wanted to be each other’s forever.
So fittingly, we stopped at Henrietta Ambulance (on a last minute whim – I love that!) to take some portraits. You’ll see these below. The one where they are both in the back of the ambulance is my favorite – such a cool shot of them.
Their reception was crazy fun – they went all out. The food at Wildwood was one of the best reception meals I’ve had. They had 2 photo booths, an AMAZING live band – The Town Pants. And one of my favorite Rochester DJs – DJ Key-Yo. They had macarons (sooo good!) and Bruster’s ice cream. All their guests (and vendors) had a great time.
Chris and Courtney – I’m so honored to have been invited to celebrate with you. You guys kicked butt with everything wedding planning. Like seriously – #weddinggoals, guys. I wish you the absolute best for your future together. I know you’re made for one another. The love and support of you have for each other is so obvious and I know that will carry you through thick and thin. Love you guys!
- Ceremony: Linehan Chapel, Nazareth College
- Reception: Wildwood Country Club
- DJ: Key-Yo
- Live Band: The Town Pants
- Hair Stylist: Shelly Baker
- Makeup Artist: Rebecca O’Neill
- Second Photographer: Iggy McDonald