This may have been the cutest little birthday I’ve been to!!
Noah turned 2 last weekend and truly enjoyed his party at Small Fry Art Studio. He painted everything. From the poster to his belly. Check out some of my favorite photos of this little guy’s big day!!
Senior Pictures | Rochester, New York
“And so the adventure begins…” -Unknown
It’s that time of year already?! You are finishing up your final semester of junior year and heading into your last summer as a high school student. It’s time to start scheduling your senior portrait session!
Getting your senior pictures done is an exciting experience! It’s your time to build a photo shoot that displays who you are. This year I am excited to be opening my schedule for more sessions.
There are a few things I would like you to consider when getting your pictures done to make it the best experience possible:
- The most important thing is to be you! Pick outfits that you love and places that resonate with you. This is your time to create a photo shoot that shows who you are and what you love. I want you to feel comfortable and confident in these shots and there is no better way than to be who you are.
- Keep it fun! If you have a friend, sibling, or furry companion that you would like to hop in a few pictures—bring them along! We want to capture memories in your photo session and if you have someone that has made a significant impact in your life let’s get them in a few pictures!
- Make-up and hair—this is something to consider. One thing I highly recommend is either stripping your nails of polish or getting them done. There is no doubt that the hands will be in a couple of photos and you don’t want chipped nail polish on display. Getting your hair and make-up professionally done is totally up to you. There are a few professionals I work with that will help you achieve a natural look that will have you looking and feeling fantastic.
If you are interested in scheduling your senior portrait session make sure to reach out and schedule it soon. We will decide on locations and other details you’d like to incorporate into your photo shoot. Your package will include an heirloom album and canvas—not just digitals! When you are ready to schedule your senior photo session just reach out and we can start collaborating on creating your dream photo shoot.
I absolutely love when my wedding clients come back to me year after year! I truly enjoy watching families grow and getting to know these (beyond) adorable kiddos! It was about -1 in Rochester this specific day. Thankfully we were able to warm up inside and get some great shots of these happy girls!
Colleen & Andrews Rustic Indoor Wedding | Rochester, New York
“Just when I think that it is impossible to love you any more you prove me wrong.” -Unknown
My September kicked off with a beautiful rustic wedding. Colleen and Andrew chose to get married at The Rochester Wedding Barn. The location was stunning. Everything from the ceremony to the reception hall was wonderfully decorated. As the owner of Punchy & Prim, Colleen did all of the invitaitons, décor and details herself. I really enjoy photographing a rustic wedding—especially when we get to take photographs outside. There is something that soothes the soul when you get to breathe in the fresh air while doing something you are passionate about. The outdoor photographs were so fun and the sky behind us was just perfect!
The day kicked off with Colleen & Andrew doing a first look. They were both so excited to see each other. The sweetest part was when their daughter, Harper, jumped into the photographs as well. It was a beautiful day and this little family was a joy to photograph together.
After the first look we moved right to the ceremony where Colleen & Andrew’s daughter got everyone ready by walking down the aisle with the rings. It was so sweet to capture Andrew crouching down to encourage Harper to bring him the rings.
After they exchanged vows everyone moved to the reception area. Let me tell you about their cake…I know I get excited about the desserts a lot, but WOW! Gorgeous! And with that beautiful of a cake there had to be the traditional cake cutting. Andrew was relatively nice to Colleen—not getting too much cake on her face, and when he did he kindly wiped it off for her. True love.
The night finished off with some awesome dance moves and a beautiful sparkler send off. I had an incredible time photographing Colleen & Andrew’s beautiful wedding. day.
All the best to the beautiful couple.
Other Vendors Used:
Flowers: Fabulous Flowers | DJ: The Party Connection | Caterer: Sarkis Caterers | Videographer: FruitTree Studios | Cake: Sinful Sweets | Reception Dress: Calvin Klein |2nd Photographer: Rob Naylor Photography | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridal Party Suits: Incognito | Hair: Candice Phelps from Verona, NY | Make-up: Living Colour Beauty by Karie Ferera
Laura and John’s Vintage Outdoor Wedding | Lyndonville, New York
“All that you are is all that I’ll ever need.” -Ed Sheeran
Laura and John’s wedding day was filled with wonderful surprises! Laura, the stunning bride who is also the owner of Classic Tea Cup Rentals (a vintage china rental company), had every detail of their wedding planned perfectly to portray her relationship with John. From their exchange of wedding gifts to the vintage decoration detailing—each part represented the couple perfectly. Laura must have been so eager to start the day with the knowledge of all the surprises her soon-to-be husband and guests would love.
To start the day Laura surprised John with an incredible wedding gift —a Kubota RTV! When the ceremony started, we realized that the surprises weren’t just for John but also for the guests. This included delicious cocktails to drink during the ceremony. The refreshments were a much-welcomed surprise for the guests to enjoy during the New York summer heat.
The reception was magical—filled with warmth and love. There was vintage furniture, a live painting of the reception, and a wonderful surprise firework display! The firework display was yet another surprise that Laura had up her sleeve for John and her guests. Throughout the night the guests enjoyed yard games, great food, an open bar, live band and everyone danced the night away. This wedding spoke true to how genuine and fun Laura and John are as a couple. I loved spending my day photographing every detail of their wedding.
Cheers Laura and John! May your lives be filled with wonderful surprises to enjoy together forever.
Dress: Kenneth Winston from Blissets in Medina | Cake & Pies: SnL Sweet Escapes | DJ: John Harnish | Hair and Makeup: Head to Toe by Robin Lynn | Video Production: Fruit Tree Studios | Flowers: Accents by Renee | 2nd Photographer: Diana Kapatos Reception Venue: White Birch (Lyndonville) Calligraphy on signs: The Write Touch
Chelsea & Dan’s Buffalo-Inspired Wedding |Becker Farms| Rochester, New York Photographer
“You will forever be my always” –Unknown
I’ve been anxiously awaiting this wedding since I photographed their engagement session last Summer! The day finally arrived and the wedding was just as much fun to shoot as the engagement photos!
Chelsea and Dan had a beautiful outdoor ceremony at Becker Farms. The ceremony seamlessly incorporated things from the city they love—Buffalo, NY. This included some awesome sunglasses and can koozies that the guests got to take home. While spending time with Chelsea I learned that she was a Baton Twirling Champion! Too everyone’s surprise (including Dan’s!) Chelsea and her girls put on a surprise performance for the wedding guests! It was amazing! I’ve never seen anything like it and I was captivated!
Along with the incredible baton routine there were also… doughnuts! I get to photograph people in love as my job and ogle over…consume…new and delicious deserts every weekend. How lucky am I?! Ha! I was expecting this wedding to be fun, energetic, and to be surrounded by lovely people—it was all that plus some! I am honored that I got to be a part of Chelsea and Dan’s special day and wish them a sweet married life together. If it is as sweet and delicious as those doughnuts were, then it is sure to be spectacular. 😉
Amber & Steven’s Wedding at Ravenwood Golf Course | Rochester, New York
“May your life together be full of love and your love be full of life.” -Unknown
I met this gorgeous couple last fall for their engagement photo session. Both Amber and Steven are teachers and the kindest people you will ever meet. Their wedding was held at St. Bridget’s, a gorgeous church in Bloomfield, NY. The ceremony was intimate and romantic with many smiles shared between the two of them.
After the beautiful ceremony the reception kicked off at the Ravenwood Golf Course. One of my favorite parts of the reception was watching Amber and Steven during the cake cutting ceremony. It was so cute watching Steven be so gentle and make sure he didn’t get too much cake on Amber’s face. What a gentleman!
Of course after all the food and photos the dance party began! I love capturing dance moves [or attempts thereof ;)], and this wedding group certainly had moves. They had Michael Jackson moves that could rival the legend himself! The night was filled with love, laughter, good music, and yummy treats. What more could you ask for? I enjoyed capturing every moment of this wedding and want to wish Amber and Steven a lifetime of love standing by each other’s side.
Hair and Makeup: Bombshell Beauty
Getting Ready Hotel: Woodcliff Hotel & Spa
Ceremony: St. Bridget’s
Reception: Ravenwood Golf Course
Flowers: Wisteria Flowers
Cupcakes: Donna Marie’s Gluten Free Bakery
Dress: Silk Bridal
Steven & Rae Anne’s Belhurst Castle Wedding | Fingerlakes
“and I fell for you, like raindrops.” – Pavana
My June ended with a magical wedding ceremony at Belhurst Castle. Rae Anne & Steven’s wedding day started out with a bit of good luck rain in the morning. The luck continued as it cleared just in time for their outdoor ceremony.
I started out by capturing a few photos of the groomsmen getting ready. We wandered outside to snap a few pics when all of a sudden they realized they had locked themselves out. Oops! With a sturdy chair, open window and helpful boost the guys MacGyver’ed their way back inside. When a day starts off with that much excitement you know it’s going to be a good day!
As the day continued I enjoyed capturing all of the smiles and laughter shared by the couple, family and friends. I especially adored the beautiful details that Rae Ann had so meticulously planned throughout the year. It proved to create such an elegant wedding. Everything from Rae Anne’s dress and flowers to the dessert table was stunning.
I loved working with Rae Anne & Steven from the moment we met during their engagement session. I am so thankful that I got to be a part of capturing their special day so that they can treasure these memories forever. Congratulations Rae Anne & Steven—wishing you nothing but sunshine and kisses in the rain as you grow old together.
Make up: Eva Jewel
DJ: Sound Express
Flowers: Stacy K Floral
Desserts: Cake Baby
Invitations: Louelle Design Studio
Ceremony & reception: Belhurst Castle