You might have seen last week's blog post featuring some of my favorite engagement session images of 2017, so I’m excited to follow that up with some of my best wedding images from the year!
Looking back on the 27 incredible wedding days that I had the honor of photographing in 2017 has me with a big smile on my face!! This is probably the most photos I’ve ever shared in a single blog post, but it was so hard to narrow down my favorite images! Scrolling through them reminds me of all the spectacular venues I photographed at this year, from barns to ballrooms, vineyards to churches, and pretty much everything in between! The majority of them were local to Rochester and the Finger Lakes, but I also did a handful in Buffalo, Syracuse, Saratoga, and Albany!
More important than the locations, is the truly wonderful bunch of couples I got to photograph this year. They were seriously ALL such genuinely kind, good, all around fantastic people!!! Without these brides and grooms I wouldn’t be able to have my dream job, and I am infinitely grateful for every single one of them!
Here are some of my favorite shots from the year – enjoy!! XOX
The above venue was new to me this season and I seriously could not love it more!! The Genesee Country Village & Museum is a huge "living history museum" and every single inch of it is covered with picturesque 19th century architecture and landscaping. With the GORGEOUS couple above, I had THE BEST DAY photographing them!
The fairy-tale scenery above was at the Park Country Club in Buffalo, and this was my first time at this venue! Needless to say I cannot wait for another wedding there!!
It's probably VERY obvious how much I love the Strathallan Hotel because it's where my husband and I had our own wedding reception in April 2017! It's without a doubt one of the most unique venues in Rochester with it's rooftop ballroom surrounded by windows overlooking the city! Getting to pop outside on the roof for sunset photos there is priceless!
I think the above image might have been my most-liked Instagram photo of the year!! It's in the courtyard of the Foundry in Buffalo, and this couple was FANTASTIC! I'm already counting down the days until the next wedding I'll be photographing at this venue this August!
This whole wedding was a dream and the ceremony felt extra special to me because this is the chapel where my husband and I got married in April of 2017! Love, love, love Chapel Hill!
Love this adorable shot from one of the two weddings I photographed at Belhurst Castle in 2017! It's definitely one of my favorite Finger Lakes wedding venues!
Katie & Ryan's wedding (above) was the first I've photographed at the Irondequoit Country Club and I looooove this location! It would've been impossible not to have a fantastic day photographing these two as they were one of the most FUN couples I've ever photographed, but this beautiful location definitely made it even better!
Deerfield Golf and Country Club is definitely one of my favorite venues in Rochester and this sunset view just a few feet from the ballroom is one of the reasons why! I love when I get to sneak couples away from their reception for a few sunset photos, they're often my favorite shots of the day and Deerfield makes it SO easy to get them!
I love the scenery at Casa Larga!! I'm always SO excited when I book a wedding there thinking about the architecture of the building and the lush vineyard behind it. I have to admit that I also love that it's like two minutes away from my home in Fairport!
This was my favorite First Look reaction all year!! Look at his face!!