Blue Barn Cidery Wedding | Danielle + Brian
This was a very special wedding. I photographed Brian’s sister Lauren’s wedding a few years ago. Family is everything for these two. Their son played a huge part in their big day, and it’s obvious that they are both so proud of him. To say I was excited to shoot this wedding is an understatement!
Gorgeous blond hair, bright blue eyes, incredible white gown, and ruby red heels—Danielle looked beyond stunning! Danielle loves anything vintage, so she wore her mother-in-law’s wedding dress! It couldn’t have been more perfect on her. Plus, the flower girls wore adorable vintage lace dresses to match!
Her First Steps Towards a Beautiful Future
Brian looked so happy and proud when he saw the doors open and Danielle take her first step toward him down the aisle. He looked so enamored by her, and she looked equally smitten with Brian in his suit and tie.
Their reception at the Blue Barn Cidery was phenomenal! Can you believe he built the cake stand himself?! They looked like they were floating on air as the swirled around the dance floor for their first dance, looking into each other’s eyes so in love. Nothing could have distracted them from that moment. They were finally husband and wife! I couldn’t have been happier for such a wonderful couple.
They really were the sweetest, most gracious couple as they kept thanking me for photographing their wedding day. But trust me, the pleasure and honor was truly all mine. Congratulations, Brian and Danielle. I wish you many years of happiness!!
Venue: Blue Barn Cidery
Cake: Goodness Cakes
Cupcakes: Goodness Cakes
Pastries: Savoia’s Bakery
DJ: Music Mix
Hair: Amanda Campbell
Makeup: Kait Lynn at She Salon
Bridesmaid dresses: David’s Bridal
Men’s attire: Tuxedo Junction
Florist: Green Gables Florist
Caterer: Forest Hill Catering
Favors: We made our own favors (it was a family effort)
Shoes: Amazon – believe it or not
Rochester Bat Mitzvah Photographer | Carly’s Big Day
The beautiful Bat Mitzvah celebration had it all! I photographed her brother Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah last year, so I knew Carly’s would be just as amazing. Carly is the sweetest young lady, and I had a blast getting to know her and celebrating this special milestone with her as I documented the phenomenal details of the day.
A Special Day for a Special Young Lady
I was blown away by this momentous event! The theme was Club Carly, decked out in purple, silver, rhinestones, and disco balls. I took her photos over the summer, and they hung life-size over the lounge area of Club Carly. The Bar Mitzvah Boys provided amazing, never-ending entertainment. Friends and family danced and played games atop an LED dance floor, which mesmerized everyone from age five to fifty! After dinner, the kids sampled flavored cotton candy to keep their energy flowing. At the end of the night, the kids received donuts and personalized sweatpants for party favors.
Among the glitz and glam of the party, the thing that stuck out to me the most was the love that filled the room. I loved watching how close Carly’s family is. Her brother and sister truly enjoyed celebrating this moment in their sister’s life. Carly’s friends looked genuinely happy for her and had so much fun just hanging out with her. The kids had fun just being kids, dancing around in their socks like no one was watching. I really enjoyed capturing the genuine happiness on everyone’s faces. Carly is clearly one special girl and well-deserving of this exceptional celebration!
Videographer- Deb Standing Videography (love working with her)
DJ/Photobooth/LED dance floor – Bar Mitzvah Boys Entertainment (they’re amazing)
Event Planner/Decor – Noy Cohen Events (phenomenal)
Venue – DoubleTree by Hilton
Lounge Seating – Hank Parker Rentals and McCarthy Tents & Events
Carly’s Party Dress – Outrageous Boutique (Plainview, NY)
Desserts – Pam’s Cakes and Sweets
Party Favor Sweatpants – Eagle Eye Promotions
Cotton Candy – Sugary Delights
End of night Donuts – Boxcar
Rochester Wedding Photographer | Cara + Emre
I have had the immense pleasure of seeing this couple blossom from excitedly engaged to blissfully married. Having photographed their engagement session last fall and now their wedding as their wedding photographer, I feel as though I have had a unique position in witnessing their growth. Two hearts more deserving of love would be hard to find.
The Beginning of a Beautiful Story
Cara and Emre have such a fun love story. Right around this time in 2012 (the night before Thanksgiving to be exact), they attended a night out with Cara’s brother Dylan, who just so happened to be friends with Emre. Seeing as they were the only two “un-coupled” people in the group, a helpful friend (Dylan’s wife) quickly decided that Cara and Emre were officially dating for the night. Little did she know, she had just set them on the path that would ultimately lead to an altar.
While on a trip to California, Emre got down on one knee and popped the big question. After a little shock and a resounding, “yes!!” from Cara, the rest is, as they say, history! They were married at the Lakeshore Country Club that features an old-school bar that they instantly fell in love with. Seeing as their wedding was speakeasy/1920’s themed, it was the perfect fit. Cara made all the bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres and centerpieces herself! What a talented and beautiful bride she is!
I had so much fun getting to work with Cara and Emre once again and have nothing but the best wishes for a happy life together! Congrats you two!!
Reception: Lakeshore Country Club
Bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces Made by the Bride
Wedding dress: Stella’s Bridal
Bridesmaid dresses: Bridal Belle
Bride’s shoes: Modcloth
Desserts: Sinful Sweets
Hair + makeup: Danielle Yargeau/Jessica Driggs
Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Engagement and wedding ring (Bride) – Zales
Earrings – Etsy, Necklace – designed by Mom
Crispin Hill Wedding Photographer | Kristy + Brandon
At the end of Kristy and Brandon’s first date, they couldn’t wait for another. He immediately asked her out for the next night, too! She said, “yes!” and they’ve been going strong since. Over the next four fun-loving years, their relationship deepened even more. They fell in love with each other’s families and realized that they were definitely on the same path in life with similar goals, passions, and values. They were each other’s best friend. When you find someone, who brings out the best version of yourself, someone who makes you laugh every single day, and someone you find yourself loving unconditionally, you know you’ve found THE One.
The Perfect Moment
For the proposal, Brandon waited for just the right moment as they gazed out in awe atop the Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas. Of course, she said, “yes” again! And now here we are, already looking back on photos of their wonderful wedding day.
Their ceremony and reception both took place at Crispin Hill, a premier wedding venue that overlooks Keuka Lake located in the heart of the Finger Lakes. When we arrived, I could see why they chose this location! Nature easily provides the most picturesque backgrounds imaginable. They chose an outside spot with a stunning view of the lake and beautiful wedding arch for their ceremony site. The trees were just starting to change on the hill, creating a vibrant backdrop as they stood on a trail leading from the charming red barn.
Both of them looked so happy and in love. She looked amazing in her lace Hayley Paige gown with an open back! Her gorgeous necklace was a family heirloom that’s been passed down and worn for generations. And Brandon looked so handsome in his grey suit, bowtie, and classic boutonniere.
Guests came from all around (even Florida!) to show their love and support for this sweet couple. The reception was so much fun as everyone showed off their best dance moves!
Very best wishes, Brandon and Kristy!
Social Media Marketing Partner – Wedding Swag
Venue + Catering – Crispin Hill
Dress Designer – Hayley Paige
Shoes – Badgley Mischka
Florist – Foote Florals
Videographer – Kidd Media
Engagement Ring – Gabriel & Co.
Bridal Shop – Calvet Couture
Bride Wedding Ring – Luxury of Time by Diamonds International
Veil, Earrings – Sara Gabriel
Necklace – a family heirloom
Hair + Makeup– The New York Beauty & Barber Salon
Grooms Shop – Men’s Warehouse
Grooms Ring – Jordan Jack
Grooms Suit Designer + Shoes – Joseph Abbouhd
Gifts – Wedding Swag
Timing truly makes the moment. Elizabeth and Adam met their senior year of high school. They were in the same AP Economics class and didn’t even know it (most people aren’t on the lookout for their other half in the middle of a supply and demand lecture). But when they officially met in front of the warmth of a bonfire, a spark ignited. Their first date was to a varsity hockey game at the Lakeshore Arena on Valentine’s Day, and from that point, they never looked back.
A Stunning Pair
A few years later, they were ready to tie the knot. Elizabeth just started out as a vet, so they brought their two adorable rescues to their engagement session last fall! I can’t believe a year has already gone by since then, and it was amazing to finally capture their big day! She looked stunning in her elegant lace dress with a beaded neckline, and he certainly looked sharp in his burgundy bowtie and suit.
As a Rochester wedding photographer, a well-thought design makes my heart sing. I loved all the rich fall colors. Their reception took place at Ventosa Vineyards, located on the shore of Seneca Lake, which looks gorgeous at this time of year. The sun even peeked through the clouds for a subtle sunset. Rachel Pasquarelli from In Bloom Florals matched the wedding colors and fall greenery flawlessly.
When asked why this venue spoke to them, they replied, “The moment we stepped into Ventosa we both knew. Adam wanted to have our reception by the water and I loved the Tuscan elements of the grounds and ballroom. You can’t beat the view of Seneca Lake looking out from the terrace.”
Their reception was a celebration to remember, and the huge smiles on their faces said it all. Even though they are high school sweethearts, Adam still managed to surprise his new bride at their reception with a honeymoon to Hawaii! I’m so excited for them! It was such a pleasure capturing all the little details of Elizabeth and Adam’s big day. They looked so very happy and in love. I wish them the very best in the years ahead!
Ceremony: St Stephens Church
Reception: Ventosa Vineyards
Flowers: In Bloom Florals
Dress: The Bridal Belle
Desserts: Gourmet Goodies
Hair/Makeup: Studio Salon
Jewelry: Cornell’s Jewelers
Men’s attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Transportation S & S Limo
Wanakah Country Club Wedding | Kristen + Alex
Impeccable style. Lots of love and laughter. This wedding had everything a couple dreams of for their big day.
Alex and Kristen met on a little-known dating website. They instantly connected and kept up with online communication for a while. Finally, they decided to exchange numbers, and he asked her on their first date. Kristen remembers meeting him and immediately thinking, “This guy is going to be my boyfriend…I knew right when I saw that smile of his for the first time.” And now here they are today as newlyweds!
Chilly Weather. Warm Hearts.
Neither one of them wanted their first date to end. Despite the extra chilly winter day, they started with indoor putt-putt (she won of course), then they went out to dinner, and ended the night with a movie. From that day on, they have been together, taking on life’s grandest adventures hand-in-hand.
These two were such a pleasure to work with. They are the sweetest couple! Both the ceremony and reception were held at the Wanakah Country Club in Buffalo. The pristine golf course borders magnificent Lake Erie, so as you can imagine, their wedding had the perfect backdrop—plenty of amazing photo ops. One of the first things I noticed about the ceremony setup was the intricate arbor they would stand under to exchange vows. The lattice and woodwork were exquisite, especially draped with roses, greenery and burgundy blooms. Kristen explained that her dad crafted it, especially for their wedding day!
Their first look was in Delaware Park, which was perfect on such a sunny day! When Alex saw Kristen for the first time in her wedding gown, his face said it all. Their ceremony and reception were filled with happiness and love—I had so much fun capturing all of the amazing details that went into every piece of it. The sweets table by B Sweet Designs was so cute, and everything looked (almost) too pretty to eat.
Thank you so much for letting me capture your big day, Alex and Kristen! It couldn’t have been more perfect. I wish you both the very best!
Ceremony + Reception: Wanakah Country Club
Getting ready: Buffalo Marriott Harborcenter
Florist: Floral Accents
Wedding dress: M.A. Carr Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: M.A. Carr Bridal
Videographer: Ryan Palm Films
Dessert Table: B Sweet Designs
Makeup- Brianna Ronan Beauty
Jewelers: Scanlon’s Jewelers
Men’s Attire: Riverside Men’s Shop
Hair: Melissa Neri & Wendy Schiffman
Thank you to Dani T Photography for second shooting this wedding.
Lindsay + Matthew’s Wedding Jerris Wadsworth Wedding
Jerris Wadsworth Barn Wedding
- Ceremony + Reception: Jerris Wadsworth Barn
- Florist: Simply Events
- DJ: Turner Music Production
- Cake + Desserts: Colby’s Catering
- Wedding Gown: Scarlett Bridal
- Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
- Men’s Attire: Tuxedo Junction
- Horse & Carriage- Lakeview Carriage Service
Mary Bridget and Dan’s Ravenwood Wedding
- Ceremony: St. Rita’s Church
- Reception: Ravenwood Golf Club
- Florals: Sunscape Farms
- Fioravanti Florist
- Gown: Heart to Heart Bridal
- Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
- DJ: Turner Music Productions
- Cake + Pastries: Savoia Pastry Shop
- Hair + Makeup: Hair – Nicole Frick / Makeup – Crystal Diiulio