I was back at the beautiful Bristol Harbour Resort again about a month ago for Haley & Matt’s engagement session! It was a Monday night so we basically had the place to ourselves, and it was great to wander all over with these two because there’s so much incredible scenery there! The weather had been a little crazy that day (it was POURING when I left my house in Fairport) so I was relieved that we ended up with such a great night! I had a blast photographing these two and I am THRILLED that they chose me to be their wedding photographer; I can’t wait to have them in front of my camera again on their big day!!! They’re super sweet, laid-back, and love to laugh and have a good time! My favorite images might be the last few, where they popped a few bottles of champagne which sprayed EVERYWHERE and made for some really fun photos that fit their personalities perfectly! Take a look below to see those and more of my favorites from their session! Enjoy!
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I had the HUGE honor of photographing the engagement session of one of my favorite couples in the whole world a few weeks ago; Skylar and Greg! Skylar is the whole package. She’s incredibly beautiful on the inside and outside. She a smart, kind, hilarious, fun, all-around wonderful human being and one of my very best friends. We were all living in Rochester a few years ago when Skylar + Greg’s relationship started off, so I got the behind-the-scenes scoops from Skylar as their story unfolded and a few dates turned quickly into being head-over-heels crazy about each other! After meeting Greg I could tell why they hit it off so effortlessly, he is a complete sweetheart and GEM of a human and they really are perfect for each other!
MUCH TO MY DISMAY, these two moved to Chicago where they now live (although I am so happy for them that they’re loving life there I would selfishly love them to move back to Rochester right this moment and be neighbors for the rest of forever). On the plus side, I now have a great reason to visit Chicago! Earlier this year, they made the trip back to Rochester for a weekend visit, and little did Skylar know, Greg was planning to propose! He popped the question at Schoen Place by the canal (they had their first date there as well!) and how he got her down by the water in the middle of Rochester’s frigid winter really shows how much he knows Skylar, he told her there was a mural/tribute to women’s rights that he wanted to show her! Obviosuly, she said YES!
I am ecstatic to be part of their wedding this winter, and since I won’t be able to be their photographer as I’ll be a bridemaid (YAY!) I’m thrilled that I was able to take these engagement photos for them along the canal where they already had such wonderful memories! Here are a few of my favorite shots of these cuties!! Enjoy!
There are a million reasons why I love what I do, and a lot of them were part of this engagement session! Meeting and talking with great people while exploring different areas of Rochester, and letting myself be inspired by the light and scenery as we move along is my favorite way to spend an evening! Andrea and Billy were so fun to work with and we were able to capture a wide variety of images and settings as we strolled around the area by the canal in Pittsford, and then made our way up to the shore of Lake Ontario where we caught a vibrant sky as the sun set over the water – it was a perfect night!
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Mendon Ponds Park is such a beautiful place with lots of different scenery to offer, so we decided to make it the sole location for Stephanie and Kevin's engagement session. This gave us time to really take advantage of different areas of the park, and I felt like every area we came across was more beautiful than the last! It was a perfect fall evening for the session, and these two were great to work with! I can't wait for their wedding next winter!
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Carli and Matt's engagement session was one of my favorites! They were a pleasure to work with, it was a beautiful fall afternoon, and the light was wonderful! I especially loved the location where we started the session, one of the parks along the Genesee River that I had no idea existed until Carli suggested it for their engagement photos, and it was a really unique and beautiful spot. Our next stop was downtown Rochester, an area I know and love, as do Carli and Matt! These two really are fantastic and I'm so excited for their wedding next summer!
Alexa & Tim couldn’t have asked for a more perfect evening for their engagement session! We started off at their apartment so we could capture some photos of the two of them where Tim proposed to Alexa. Our next stop was the beach at Durand Eastman, a favorite spot for them to come with their beautiful yellow lab Lucky (who I had a soft spot for since she looks just like the yellow lab I had growing up, also named Lucky)! The clear blue skies turned into a beautiful sunset and it was a perfect night to be on the water.
The connection between these two is clear, and it makes my job easier when a couple has as much fun together as Alexa and Tim! They’re both great and I can’t wait for their wedding!