Engagement of Ashley & Mark, 25 Jul 09

Ashley and Mark were my first clients to book a 2010 date with me, so I was excited to kick off my 2010 wedding-related photography with an engagement portrait session with them. We got together in Canandaigua and briefly crashed a wedding at the Inn on the Lake to get some nice shots by the lake shore. I'm glad they made the drive up from Cortland to get together, as I think the photos came out great. The lakefront, appropriately, was the location of their first date.. always a treat to shoot at the spot of their first date :) After some nice shots by the shore we found a favorite bench of theirs, and got some great shots there. We then headed back for some fun and cool shots... scroll down and see, and enjoy the photos along the way.

So happy with the lighting here..

I thought this shot was awesome. Would make a great 16x20 print.

Another 16x20 candidate :)

Our fashiony-fashion pose for the day. They pulled it off well. Taken on the steps of the Ontario County Court House.

Some nice portraits with my favorite lens:

Here's the cool part of the session (pun intended). We stopped at Scoops for some ice cream and some fun shots. Ashley warned me that she would NOT be having the cotton candy-flavored ice cream.. bad past experience :) I was surprised how quickly it all melted.. but Mark and Ashley were troopers and took a few ice cream drips in the name of some fun shots.

A possible preview of the cake cutting at their wedding? Hmmm...

But all is well in the end.

Thanks Ashley and Mark, it was a pleasure meeting you again, and I look forward to your wedding next July!!

-- Andrew