It all began when Andrew asked Ashley to be his date to their Junior Prom at Penfield High School. Fast forward eight years, and Ashley and Andrew are now husband and wife! They said their I do’s a few weekends ago on a beautiful summer day here in Rochester.
I arrived to Ashley’s suite at the Woodcliff Hotel that morning, where she and some close family and bridesmaids were getting ready for the big day! Eva Jewel was there doing the hair and makeup, along with Michelle & Becca (whose wedding I shot last year and I was especially excited to see!!) from Bangz Salon working on the girls’ hair! They all did a fantastic job and everyone looked stunning, especially Ashley!
The wedding ceremony was at St. Joseph’s Church in Penfield, and I LOVED capturing the huge grins on Ashley and Andrew’s faces as they first laid eyes upon each other from opposite ends of the aisle. Afterward we made a few stops for photos before it was time for the reception at the Penfield Country Club. It was my first time shooting at this venue and I loved it! It was a no-brainer for Ashley and Andrew when choosing a venue, as Ashley’s family has long been members at the club and the people there became like a second family to them. It made the day all the more special that the club holds so many memories for them! I know it sounds cliche but I truly felt like everyone at this wedding made up one big happy family, thrilled to be all in one place celebrating together! Adam from Breakthrough Entertainment did a fantastic time behind the DJ booth and kept everyone on the dance floor all night!
I left this wedding feeling overcome with joy and gratitude that this is what I get to do for a living. Ashley and Andrew are so genuinely kind, and they clearly have a lot of fun together and make each other incredibly happy. I’m so glad I got to know them through their engagement and wedding photography and it was an absolute honor to capture this day for them – thank you Ashley and Andrew!
Enjoy the photos!