I don’t even know where to begin describing this wedding day, it was SO special and I could never say enough good things about the newlyweds, Emily & Justin! These two are exactly the type of couple that make what I do so rewarding! They’re so sweet, kind, down-to-earth, and a ton of fun to be around! They met during their last year at RIT, and kept in touch through graduation, different cities, etc. but didn’t make it official until a few years later when a move back to Rochester put them in the same city! As they say, from there the rest was history! They share a love of sports, traveling, their pups, and of course their families and friends. It was so clear throughout the day how important their people are to them, and they’ve surrounded themselves with a fantastic group of supporters! It was wonderful seeing some other brides and grooms that I’ve photographed throughout the years at their reception, all of which have been some of my all-time favorite clients!!
Their ceremony was at St. Jude’s Church and it was definitely one of my favorite parts of the day, especially the moment that these two officially became husband and wife! Afterward we headed over to the High Falls area for portraits of Emily & Justin and their bridal party, and I was thrilled we were able to do the majority of them outdoors! You never know what the weather will bring in Rochester regardless of time of year, but it’s especially uncertain in the winter. For Emily & Justin’s day, it was pretty much best-case scenario; there was a fresh blanket of snow on the ground, yet it was over 35 degrees!
Their reception was at the Wintergarden by Monroe’s! This has become quite a popular Rochester venue (no doubt about why, it’s gorgeous!) so I was really excited to finally photograph a wedding there. I’m already so excited to be back in a few months when 2019’s wedding season kicks off! From the first dance through the parent dances and toasts, every moment was just so full of JOY! I’m pretty sure I grinned from ear to ear the entire time I photographed this reception. Their band was Something Else, who most Rochester folks are familiar with (because they’re amazing!), and they had all the guests on the dance floor throughout the night!
It was such an honor to play a part in this incredible day and I’m excited to share a glimpse into the celebration here with some of my favorite images! Enjoy!
Flowers: Floral Fantasies (in Batavia)
Cake: Get Caked Bakery
Videographer: Buffalo Street Media, David Ruszkowski
Band: Something Else
Transportation: S&S Limo
Wedding dress: Lovely Bride Rochester
Suits: Incognito Menswear
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Hair/ Makeup: Bred for Beauty by Jessica
Hair: Becca Simpson & Michelle Hill
Stationary: Emily’s sister Amanda custom designed the invites!