Alissa and Scott first met when they were introduced by a mutual friend and they instantly hit it off! They started dating shortly after, even though Scott was leaving to join the Navy a few months later. They decided it was worth trying to make the long distance work, and needless to say, they succeeded with flying colors! Through lots of phone calls, texts, letters, and flights to see each other, their relationship continued to grow stronger and just over a year ago Scott asked Alissa to be his wife!
Their big day arrived on December 30th, and it was perfect. I have a love/hate relationship with this time of year but it was most definitely ALL love on the day of their winter wedding! It was a beautiful day, snow on the ground and some sunshine peaking through the clouds! It was pretty cold out, but thankfully Alissa and Scott and their wedding party were all still down for outdoor photos and I am SO glad!
I mostly photograph weddings here in Rochester, but I also end up doing a bunch in the Albany/Saratoga area because that's where I grew up and it's a lot of fun to switch things up! This wedding was at the Desmond Hotel in Albany which is a fantastic venue and I especially loved what an excellent backdrop the exterior made for photos of this gorgeous couple and their crew! This was a day filled with love and laughter, happy tears, two very sweet families becoming one, and a pretty epic dance party. I am so thankful that I got to photograph all of the above and am excited to share some of my favorite images below! Enjoy!