What a wonderful way to wind down the end of my wedding season! Not only did these girls have me cracking up all morning while they got ready but we weathered the storm together. Literally! Although it rained during their ceremony, the trees canopied above us while loved ones huddled close under umbrellas as Steve & Victoria read their vows. To keep warm, friends and family danced, and they danced hard! With an array of amazing desserts to choose from such as fluffer-nutter cupcakes or apple cider and fresh donuts, everyone was full and happy. A huge congratulations is in order for these two! Thank you for trusting my vision.
Two years ago I had the honor of photographing Kelly’s twin sister’s wedding in the Fingerlakes Region. And now I had the double honor of being there for Kelly’s big day! With the weather on our side, we braved a little bit of wind of the shore of Lake Erie to witness a stunning first look with Jake on Gallagher Pier of the Outer Harbor. The smiles and nervousness washed away as soon as they set eyes on one another. We jumped around from one of Buffalo’s many industrial spots downtown that provided a true sense of what it is like to be from this Rust Belt City. The ceremony, short and sweet took place at 500 Seneca, with the towering ceilings and glass allowing the afternoon sun to shower us in warmth. From the moment their ceremony ended, it was cocktail time! It was so wonderful to see all of their friends and family gather for such a special occasion and really break it down on the dance floor. I can’t thank you enough for letting me witness such a beautiful union!
I always love an excuse to head back to my native grounds of central New York whenever I get the chance so when Josh contacted me to photograph his wedding, I was ready. Nestled into the little town of Sylvan Beach, we romped around on the beach, through the little amusement park that was closed for the season. It was charming; the day had a particular warm glow to it while these two made promises to one another on the coast of the small lake. The night very quickly turned into a huge dance party with Josh being the main star of it all! He did not prepare me for what kind of moves he had stored away for all his guests. With their art deco themed reception, drinks were overflowing, smiles plastered onto the face of every guest and a general wave of love throughout the room. Thank you to you both for having me on this incredible day!
Like most wedding days, they are hectic filled with people running about finishing last touches. Suzanne and her friends rented out an adorable, charming house in Rochester for her to get ready in. Her friends were down to earth, happy to help and make sure smiles were abundant in the room. We soon headed over to Highland Park for our long awaited first look where Matt paced in anticipation of seeing his bride and by the look on his face, it was more than he could have imagined. Their ceremony took place in downtown Rochester at the Arbor Loft. Industrial, tall ceilings and the most delicatly, beautifully hung floral arbor for their ceremony was the attention grabber. While it was short, their ceremony was filled with lovely poems and a surprise guest that couldn’t help but want to be the star of the show. From then on, it was party time and soon everyone was on the dance floor with a donut in one hand and a drink in another. Thank you again so much to Matt & Suz for trusting me on their big day!
What a whirlwind of a day we had! Even though it was the first weekend of September, we had one of the hottest days yet this summer. Everyone was in high spirits and honestly, were troopers for the heat we endured. We traveled all over Buffalo from downtown, to the outer harbor, Buffalo murals all the way back to City Hall. With a solid crew behind them, we made beautiful images from location to location. Once back at the Westin, it was fun from there on out. A short but impactful ceremony led to dancing and more dancing for the rest of the night! Elena’s family being from mostly from Macedonia, we reveled in all the traditional dances that really brought the entire room together as one. It was a truly magnificent day and I am so happy to have been a part of it!