Brooke + Jared's Engagement Photos | Rochester NY Wedding Photographer

What can I say about these two cool kids? I took notice of them way back in 2012 when I photographed Brooke's sister Alex's Greystone Golf Club wedding, where Brooke was the maid of honor. I was happy to see their relationship grow in love to where it is today.. their humor, kindness and affection for one another is readily apparent if you spend more than 30 seconds with them.

Since all three of us really love Mark's Pizzeria here in Rochester, and it's one of their favorite places to eat, we absolutely had to incorporate that in the session :)

A proper proposal that I could get on board with...

Feel the love

Thank you Brooke + Jared, I had good fun (and pizza) making portraits with you.. you guys are naturals!

-- Andrew

Mandy + Eric's Sonnenberg Garden Wedding | Rochester NY Wedding Photography

Two people I've known and loved for many years had a wonderful wedding on a perfect day at Sonnenberg Gardens in Canandaigua, NY. Surrounded by their family and friends, who happen to mostly also be my family and friends, they pledged their lives together before the Lord. Mandy's father, a pastor, sung "How Great Thou Art", where right during the part where the song goes into singing birds and the gentle breeze, as if on cue, birds started singing in nearby trees, and a light breeze appeared... amazing.

A delicious meal catered by Aladdin's and a fun party curated by Whirlin' Disc DJs led us into the night joyous and happy for the couple. Enjoy the photos I am honored to have created and the event that is documented.

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My wife (a bridesmaid) praying over Mandy before she heads out

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Extraordinary people having an extraordinary moment

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Thanks for a fun time Eric and Mandy!

-- Andrew

Megan + Jim's Shadow Lake Wedding | Rochester NY Wedding Photographer

Despite the threat of rain, and even a few sprinkles around lunchtime, Megan and Jimmy's wish for a beautiful outdoor July wedding in Rochester at Shadow Lake all came true! I had been looking forward to their intimate ceremony and reception since working (playing) with them last year at their engagement photo session and it was everything I'd anticipated.

These two clearly love each other, with a gentile kindness and affection that will serve them well in their lifetime going forward. They're surrounded with a loving family and supportive friends too. There were plenty of authentic emotional moments,and opportunity to make awesome, unique and cool portraits.. even a tintype (BTW I'm the only photographer in New York shooting these at weddings!)

Megan and Jim went home with their own authentic 1800's style tintype!

The preparation

They passed notes to each other before the ceremony, but didn't want to see each other just yet..

Jim got emotional at seeing Megan for the first time when she walked down the aisle

The weather was perfect for an outdoor wedding at Shadow Lake Golf club

It's always a blessing to see such open adoration and affection from a groom for his bride.. very sweet

Megan's mom's reaction is awesome :)

The lovely bride

And the dapper groom

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Jim's brother "iced" him

A tremendously fun party punctuated by the shout song and our irrational love of the Bills

Thank you for sharing such a great time with me, and the chance to get to know your friends and family better!

-- Andrew