I typically try meet with my couples before their big day to start to get to know each other better and get more comfortable, but on Jessie and Jerome’s wedding day it was the first time I met them. I was nervous driving up to Jessie’s mom’s house where I was meeting all the girls for the first time, but we all hit it off wonderfully. It felt like we had known each other for years. Jerome and the guys came over before the ceremony for photos on Lake Ontario of their bridal party before the wedding to calm nerves with Jessie’s adorable dog Barney. They had a beautiful ceremony at Queen of Heaven and then we ran to the Sackets Harbor Battlefield for pictures by the lake before they entered their reception. Snapshots Photo Bus was the hit of the party, and we chased the sun to try to catch the last of the sunset before the end of the night.
Rachel contacted me last summer to inquire about wedding photography services for her wedding on her family's lake front cottage property, and we immediately clicked. After meeting with her and Patrick in Ithaca last fall after they drove from Connecticut, where they live, I was so excited for their wedding this summer! They had the most beautiful sunny, golden wedding day on Lake Ontario. It was entirely a group effort putting it together, check out those set up photos! The guys all took a swim before the ceremony, and both the girls and guys danced while getting ready. Rachel's bouquet had a photo charm of her grandpa, and Patrick's boutonniere had a photo on it as well. Each detail was hand-made by Rachel, and with the help of Enchanted Bride, everything came together wonderfully with donuts, a drone, and Camp Scully set up with tents outside of the cottages. It was such a happy day with fun, loving people, and I am so honored that Rachel and Patrick chose me to photograph their day. Special thanks to Emily for helping me!