Frank Proposes to Valentina in Watkins Glen State Park | Watkins Glen NY Engagement Wedding Photography

Frank contacted me to help to document his planned proposal to Valentina, and we worked out the perfect spot in Watkins Glen to do it! Fast forward to the morning of, Valentina was asked to dress nice because Frank had "planned a romantic lunch" after hiking the Watkins Glen State Park gorge. She had no idea I was already in position, that Frank and I texted beforehand, and even winked to indicate I was in position and ready. Since I played the part and looked like the 15 other tourists in that spot at that moment, taking photos, she was caught completely by surprise! And of course, she said yes! The people around cheered for them, and even offered handshakes and hugs. After absorbing the excitement for a few minutes, we did a few engagement photos right there in the park!

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She said yes.. the bystanders react.. and Frank and Valentina are in joyful shock!

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Hugs from random strangers!!

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Congratulations Frank + Valentina! So happy for you guys!

-- Andrew

Elizabeth's Penfield High School Senior Portraits | Rochester NY Senior Photos

Elizabeth and Morgan have been friends most of their lives, came along for Morgan's senior portraits, and booked with me soon after. She was relaxed and easy to work with to make some fantastic portraits for her and her family. Clearly, the people in her life are what's important to her, so we incorporated them in the session while we relaxed at a family friend's man-cave of a barn. Laughs and stylish heirloom photos ensued. Enjoy!

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Scan of a polaroid negative of Elizabeth and Logan

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Moms should get in the photos too!

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Since we got lacrosse portraits at Morgan's session, we did a few volleyball themed photos today for her

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Thanks for the good time!

-- Andrew

Jack's Pittsford Mendon High School Senior Photos | Rochester NY Senior Portraits

It's awesome to make senior portraits for families I've worked with before. While all my clients are awesome, it's like a filter of the most awesome-est. Jack comes from a family of artists (check out his older sister Hanna's dance and theater portraits), and he is no exception as a talented guitarist, with an ear for 70's rock and folk rock music. He also loves making an epic muddy mess riding his dirt bike on his family's property in the Finger Lakes. It was a joy to capture his awesome spirit and talent, and make some fun senior photos in the process. We even incorporated his loveable dog Beth (as he calls her) and a portrait with his Dad (PSA: get a portrait with your parents. Time is short, you'll never regret having it)

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Jack likes to meditate and jam by the stream at the end of the property.. it was a fantastic spot for portraits.

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We both got covered in mud after he ripped through this mud pit on his dirtbike

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Thanks for a great time!!

-- Andrew