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

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