Laura + Mitchell's Sodus Bay Wedding, July 2015 | Rochester NY Wedding Photographer

Laura and Mitchell were more than high school sweethearts, they were childhood sweethearts, having met in the 1st grade. Through high school, Mitchell's service in the Navy and Laura's attending school to be a marine biologist, they stuck together and had a intimate ceremony on the shores of Lake Ontario in Sodus Bay, where they grew up. I met Mitchell through the Civil Air Patrol at a summer encampment.

The day started with a touching, private vow-reading (and first look) to each other in front of immediate family at Laura's childhood home. The public ceremony and reception were at Dockers (the location of their high school senior prom), with a side trip to Chimney Bluffs State Park for some scenic photos. A good time and some good food was had by all. plus I got to see some old friends, which is always the icing on the cake.

 

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A little wind wouldn't stop them ;)

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Grandma was determined to make it to the wedding.. in her words, "even if they had to roll me in an ambulance, I was going to be here!" It was a treasure to see how much joy it brought her.

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After the ceremony, we went down to Chimney Bluffs and the lake shore to do some portraits

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A scan of the beautiful portrait taken with instant / polaroid film. Laura and Mitchell were stoked when they got the print :)

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Cake cutting!

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Their love really showed through during the first dance.. you could see how much they simply enjoyed each others' company.

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Laura danced with her brother for the father-daughter dance, as their father had passed away years ago. It was touching to see.

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Fist bump to end the night!

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Thank you for the honor of documenting your wedding day.

 

-- Andrew

Kate + Dave's Canandaigua Wedding, June 2015 | Rochester NY Wedding Photographer

Kate is from Rochester. Dave is from England. They met while doing volunteer work in Costa Rica. They stayed in touch with the magic of skype, then lived in Vietnam together teaching English, where Dave proposed. All of Dave's friends and family came over from England to witness his wedding to Kate at the beautiful and historic Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum in Canandaigua, NY. The ceremony and reception were both there at the Granger Homestead, making for a beautiful backdrop for wedding photography. Later that night, they headed over to the lakehouse on Canandaigua Lake where they had a bonfire and many of the English visitors tried Smores for the first time. The next day, I was asked to document the family barbecue there at the lake house catered by Dinosaur BBQ (delicious!!!), where a little rain didn't stop folks from having fun.

I am lucky to have met this wonderfully friendly and outgoing couple, and witnessing their lovely wedding, and hanging out with cool people. Thank you for making me the luckiest wedding photographers in Rochester!

Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Kate's brother and "man of honor" Steve arrived. With alcohol.
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Walking down the aisle
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
A beautiful day and emotional ceremony.
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
A reading of the Velveteen Rabbit
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
They then passed the rings around for a 'ring warming' ceremony where each guest warmed the rings in their hands.
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding photos around the Granger Homestead.
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
A polaroid instant film shot of the ladies hanging around before their introduction.
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Kate and Dave each got up to speak as well
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
The shoe game is always one of my favorites.
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
And the party begins...
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
A final dance to end the night
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Venus and Jupiter shining over the gorgeous lakeside view
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
After a late party, everyone gathered together again the next day for some excellent Dinosaur BBQ and relaxation.
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Bubbles were licked
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Soooo full... and hiding from the camera ;) Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse
Little George, the ring bearer, was amused by the rain. Wedding Photographer Photography Rochester NY Canandaigua Andrew Welsh outdoor carriage museum film bbq lake lakehouse

Thank you again for a wonderful time.

 

-- Andrew

Lisa + Brandon's Engagement Photos, February 2015 | Rochester NY Wedding Photographer

What better way to come out of wintertime photography hiberantion than to do an engagement shoot with a couple who are awesome and fun, in a spectacular location (Letchworth park) on a sunny, snowy winter day? I've done 2 weddings for Lisa's family now, as well as several connected friends, so I already know their wedding later this year will be epically fun. It's always extra fun working with familiar faces.

For today's session, we brought the dogs along as well as a playful spirit and good ole upstate NY imperviousness to winter.. well, maybe the sub-zero temperatures the last month made the 28 degrees it was today seem like t-shirt weather in comparison ;)

Regardless, enjoy the photos!

Laughter is the best medicine

A minor snow-throwing mishap

We even got the dogs to sit for a second.. peanut butter ball treats work well!

Thanks again for an awesome shoot and I look forward to shooting your wedding in October!

 

--Andrew