I actually wasn't planning to take a wedding the day of Lauren & Ben's - my wedding season was pretty full and I wanted to keep some weekends free, but once I got Lauren's email I just had to meet her. She was so sweet and enthusiastic about her wedding plans, is a Geneseo alumni AND met her now husband at what was once Prepp's on Park Ave. Basically, I thought she sounded awesome so we set up a coffee date, and as soon as I met her and Ben in person I just HAD to photograph their wedding! They were so easy to talk to and fun to be around, I knew their wedding would be an incredible day (and I was so right!).
When the big day arrived the weather in Rochester couldn't have been better! Their ceremony and reception took place at La Luna in High Falls. I'd never shot at La Luna before but easily fell in love with the space (as would anyone who's a fan of industrial style interior design!), and the High Falls area is one of my favorite spots in Rochester! With all of it's exposed brick, huge windows, and large patio with a picturesque view of the river and falls, La Luna was ideal for photos! Their ceremony was right on the patio with that view as the backdrop and it was perfect. These two clearly have a ton of fun together so it wasn't a surprise that they kept making each other laugh throughout the ceremony, and spoke beautiful personal vows that were the perfect mix of funny and heartfelt. I felt the exact same way about the speeches that were given a little later at their reception; each had the guests going back and forth between laughter and tears, and made it clear that we were in the presence of a truly special couple. I'm so honored I got to be the one to capture this spectacular day for Lauren & Ben - thank you both for choosing me to do so, all the best to you both (and Lacey!!!).