Nicole + Ryan's Engagement Photos | Rochester NY Wedding Photographer

Nicole and Ryan are two of the most gentle, friendly people you'll meet, with no shortage of jokes and laughs between each other. It made for a great early-morning session by the very active lake shore and the sunken gardens at Highland Park. Nicole's dad even brought out his fully restored (and beautiful) Mach 1 Mustang for us toward the end of the session.

We also had an opportunity for me to try out a new photographic technique I learned this spring.. read below to find out. In the meantime, enjoy these fun, loving, authentic and cool photos

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With a little extra time and a willingness to try it out, I set up my portable darkroom and trays and chemicals, and did an actual, historically-authentic tintype. This is the same photographic process used by photographers in the 1850s to the early 1900s. And Nicole and Ryan held still like pros ;)

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Thanks for a great session guys, and I look forward to documenting your wedding!

-- Andrew

Mandi + Daniel's Shadow Lake Wedding | Rochester NY Wedding Photographer

Mandi and Daniel met each other a very long time ago, and have been friends the whole time. It wasn't until college that their time together "not dating" became more romantically serious. Building on this foundation of friendship, they grew to love each other and it showed on this day.

They hosted a small, intimate wedding ceremony and reception at Shadow Lake Golf Club with their closest friends and family. With wonderfully poetic custom readings and vows and emotional toasts, this wedding was full of moments to remember for a lifetime.

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Daniel was emotional when he saw Mandi for the first time

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Goofin' around a little ;)

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Mandi's sister, Megan, had a hard time reading her toast.. so touching and heartfelt.

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As an extra treat, I got to see Laura and Mitchell again, on short leave from San Diego. Naturally, I had to do another Polaroid of them, considering how much they loved the last one!

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Cordial at first, Mandi surprised Daniel with a cake smash..

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Shoe game always provides laughs

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Cutest photobomb EVER!

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A tradition at every one of Daniel's family's weddings.. to dance to Mountain Music by Alabama. Even Grandpa got in on the action :)

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Thanks for letting me document your awesome day, Mandi + Daniel!

-- Andrew

Deanna's Senior Photos, Aug 2016 | Rochester NY High School Senior Portraits

A great session with Deanna, a senior at Churchville-Chili High School (Class of 2017), that featured her strength, beauty, skills and passions. Not only does she participate in pagentry, she's also a good student, an avid golfer and softball pitcher. Check out these awesome, unique and creative portraits we did together!

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Deanna is also the pitcher for her high school softball team, so it was only natural we incorporate that into her senior portrait session!

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Fielding

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Thanks for a great session!

-- Andrew