Cecília & Dave | A Spring Wedding | Rochester, NY

Cecília & Dave | A Spring Wedding | Rochester, NY

I travel all over central and upstate NY for weddings. The finger lakes, the Adirondacks, the capital region, sometimes even over into other states! But, even though Rochester is only an hour and a half away, I don’t actually shoot up that way very often. So, it was a fun and new adventure for me as I met up with CecÍlia and Dave on their wedding day. Their wedding took place in the new lakeside building in the Abraham Lincoln Park, and let me tell you…that is one gorgeous hidden gem.  Trees, water, a beautiful new building, honestly there’s not a whole lot more you could want in a wedding venue if the outdoor vibe is your jam! When I got to the location and wandered around, it made me think of camping, so serene, quiet and calming. Exactly the type of spot I love to shoot in.

CecÍlia and Dave only booked me a few weeks before their wedding, so I didn’t have a ton of time to get to know them before hand, which always leaves me a little nervous, but there was definitely not any reason to be. Dave and CecÍlia are warm, kind, loving people, and they welcomed me into their wedding day with their family and friends.

It was an honor to capture their lakeside vows, which were streamed live to Brazil for CecÍlia’s family who could not make it. I witnessed and documented touching speeches from their beloved friends and created gorgeous portraits of these two sweet souls.

I say it every time and I will keep on saying it, I am forever and always honored by my couples that trust in me and allow me to document such a special day of their lives. I am so glad that I got be there for them on their wedding day, and I’m excited to share their photos with you.

Enjoy!

Whitney & Brad | An Otesaga Resort Hotel Wedding | Cooperstown, NY

Whitney & Brad | An Otesaga Resort Hotel Wedding | Cooperstown, NY

When you have a winter wedding in upstate, NY there is a certain risk you are taking. It could be frigid and cold with negative temperatures. There could be 3 feet of snow on the ground with more falling. But, there is also the chance you could end up like Whitney and Brad with the perfect day of sunshine and snowflakes.

I couldn’t believe it as we stepped outside for the first look. Perfect fluffy flakes were falling around us. As if that wasn’t enough, the sun peeked through the clouds illuminating the two as we took photos on the grounds of the Otesaga.

Besides our magical portrait session, there were so many beautiful pieces to this wedding day. Getting ready surrounded by her family and friends, the wedding ceremony officiated by Whitney’s brother, beautiful and heartfelt toasts celebrating both Brad, Whitney and Whitney’s late father. I feel so honored that I was there to document it and I hope you’ll enjoy these photos of your day just as much as I did.


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Sarah & Brandon - Lake Forest Camp - An Adirondacks Wedding

I don't know that my words will be able to do an adequate job describing Sarah and Brandon's adirondack wedding, so I suppose it's a good thing I have a lot of photos to share with you instead. This weekend gathering was more than just a wedding day, it was a 3 day celebration of love, friendship, and family, which Sarah and Brandon have in abundance. And for a good reason, Sarah and Brandon are two of the kindest, funniest, and caring people you will meet. It was more than apparent that they had touched the lives of every person present at their wedding in such a positive way. I had so much fun documenting this special day. Enjoy the photos :)


The day started off with color wars at Forest Lake Camp. All of the guests were divided into different colored teams where they competed in events such as dodgeball and canoe racing.

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Sarah and Brandon's dog is a huge part of their lives and so they made sure they chose a venue that could accommodate their furry pal along with all of their guest's dogs as well! 

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After the color wars, Sarah and Brandon went their seperate ways for a bit to prepare for their forest ceremony.

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After the ceremony and a portrait session down by the lake, Sarah, Brandon and their guests released Chinese Lanterns.

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After dinner and some heartfelt speeches, it was time to get the party started. And party this crowd did!

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Vendors

Photography - Calypso Rae Photography

Venue - Forest Lake Camp

Wedding Dress - Spell & The Gypsy

Groom's Suit - Museo

Rings - Artisan LA

 

Kailey and Michael - Geneva, NY Wedding

With a sunny day, a lakeside view, and all of their family and friends in one place, Kailey and Michael had the makings for a perfect wedding day. Documenting their wedding at The Ramada Geneva Lakefront was an absolute joy and I hope you enjoy the photos below :).

White wedding gown hanging on reflective windows.
Bride get's makeup applied. She has a veil on.
Bride in white halter gown with lacework. She is against a blue background looking off into the distance.
Bride looks down at giant bouquet of coral flowers. She is in a white gown. Her hair has curls. She has a veil on.
Groom adjusts tie against blue background. He is looking out of a window.
Black and white image of a groom putting on his vest.
Portrait of a groom against a blue background. He is looking at the camera.
Portrait of a groom against a blue background. He is looking away from the camera.
Black and white up close image of a groom looking out a window. He is smiling slightly.
Bride and groom hold hands around a corner exchanging gifts.
Bride and groom look at gifts that were exchanged around a corner.
Groom gets emotional seeing his bride walk down the aisle.
Bride and her father walk down the aisle.
Bride looks at groom and says vows during wedding ceremony.
Bride and groom share first kiss.
Bride and groom walk back down the aisle after the ceremony. Guests blow bubbles at them.
Bride looks back at groom outside near a lake. A man is fishing in the background.
Bridesmaids wearing navy blue dresses surround a bride in a white gown. They have coral flowers. They are laughing.
The groom and groomsmen have their backs to a lake. They are wearing sunglasses. There are clouds in the sky.
Bride holds groom from behind. Groom looks out into the distance. There is green grass behind them.
A close up of the bride's face. She has sapphire earrings on. The groom is kissing the side of her head.
An image looking up at the bride and groom from below. There is a tree above them. The groom has his arms wrapped around the bride and is kissing her.
A black and white image of the bride and groom entering the reception. They have their hands up in the air.
A black and white image of the first dance at a wedding. The bride is smiling at the groom.
A mother daughter dance. The mother is smiling at her daughter. The back of the brides dress is covered in lace.
Bride laughs while dancing with her mother.
Mother son dance. The mother is laughing while dancing with the groom.
The groom looks fondly at his mother during the mother son dance at his wedding reception.
The bride laughs as her maid of honor delievers a toast.
The best man holds up a giant speech as a joke.
A black and white image of the groom laughing as a groomsman delievers a toast.
An image of the bride and groom on a pier at sunset. They are facing each other with their forheads touching.
Groom kisses his bride on a pier at sunset. A blue lake is in the background.
A bride in a white wedding dress stands in the center of a pier at sunset. The blue lake surrounds the pier. She looks over her shoulder.
Bride and groom look at each other sweetly. There is sun flare in the image. The bride is sitting on the grooms lap.
Bride dancing with her mom during the reception.