I had so much fun photographing Jackie + Sam’s wedding day! These two are exactly the type of couple who make me love my job! They’re incredible people with so much love for each other and everyone in their lives, and they planned a beautiful and FUN celebration with so many special little details. Their ceremony was at the Church of the Transfiguration in Pittsford and my favorite part had to be that every time I looked at Jackie and Sam they were looking at each other and beaming! Afterward we made a stop at a family member’s barn nearby before heading on to Ravenwood Golf Club for the rest of the day!
There are always one or two moments on weddings day that bring tears to my eyes, or make me stop in my tracks and fill my heart with love for the clients that I get to serve. After we had finished taking photos out on the golf course with the bridal party, I saw that Jackie was crying. I ran over to her and asked what was wrong, and she said something along the lines of “Everything is just SO AMAZING AND PERFECT and I love everyone SO MUCH.” And then my heart exploded. I just loved how much they were taking it all in and making sure to enjoy every moment of the day, because as any married couple knows, it goes by SO fast!
Another part of the day that totally melted my heart was the speeches given during their reception. They were all the perfect mix of hilarious and heartfelt and the room was full of laughter and happy tears. I believe that the strongest couples bring out the best in each other, and the speeches emphasized that even though Jackie and Sam are each outstanding human beings to begin with, they still manage to make each other even better. They’ve been together for almost a decade, ever since they met at a summer job when Jackie was finishing high school and Sam had started college. They stuck together ever since, through thick and thin; the rest of college, first jobs, new cities, long distance, and now here they are, HUSBAND AND WIFE! So glad I got to photograph this truly special day and hope everyone enjoys this glimpse into how perfect it was!
Hair – Naomi Bagwell from Rocky Greco's
Makeup – Nikki Rodgers
Flowers – Wegmans
Cake – Savoia Pastry Shoppe
DJ – DJ Naps from Breakthrough Entertainment
Wedding Dress – The Wedding Dress
Bridesmaids Dresses – Azazie.com
Suits – Pittsford Tailors
Photobooth – Encore
Stationary - She Studio
Transportation – S&S Limo
Wedding Day Coordinator – Kasey Richardson