I always hope to meet with clients before their wedding (ideally multiple times through coffee shop get togethers, their engagement session, etc.) but sometimes that’s just not possible when they live out of the area, as was the case with Maureen & Jimmy! It feels a little strange showing up the morning of the big day having never met the bride, but any worries I might have had melted away in an instant when Maureen warmly greeted me at the front door of her parents’ house in Fairport with a huge smile on her face. Her inviting and sweet nature made me feel right at home as I started to photograph the scene at the house! While I was there, it seemed like every few minutes another adorable child popped into the room, and to my delight they totally loved being in front of the camera! I’ve had the pleasure of photographing many flower girls and ring bearers over the years, but Maureen’s nieces and nephews just might have been the most fun!
Next I headed over to the Church of the Assumption in Fairport to meet Jimmy before the ceremony began, and I could tell right away that he’s as great as Maureen! They were so much fun to photograph throughout the day, and I especially loved making a stop right on the Main Street of Fairport to do a few photos of the two of them at the canal after the ceremony. My husband and I moved to Fairport at the beginning of this year, and I’m just absolutely in love with this town so getting to photograph Maureen and Jimmy here was really fun! Our next stop was Highland Park for photos of the bridal party, and whenever the kids weren’t in the photo, they kept all the adults smiling by making funny faces behind the camera!
Maureen and Jimmy’s reception took place in the rooftop ballroom at the Strathallan Hotel downtown, and I think it goes without saying that this is my favorite venue in Rochester because it’s where we chose to have our wedding reception a few months ago! It’s such a gorgeous space and you really cannot beat the views! One of my favorite parts of the day was taking sunset photos of Maureen & Jimmy on the rooftop overlooking Rochester! So happy I got to photograph this incredible celebration! Here are some of my favorite photos from the day – enjoy!