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Archive: July, 2010

Natalie + Tim Wedding, 24 Jul 10

Monday, July 26th, 2010
An early rise for all, Natalie and Tim got married at St Mary’s church in downtown Rochester NY on Saturday morning. The day started off with the ladies at Natalie’s house in the south wedge, followed by the ceremony at the church. Their reception was at the classy Casa Larga Vineyard where good food and fun was had by all invited. I enjoyed shooting the families and guests, and especially shooting the couple. I remember making great photos for their engagement shoot almost a year ago to this day! Very easy going couple and true to character, this was a relaxed casual reception.

Enjoy the photos that follow- and to all the families with kids there, I am available to do family portraits for you :)

The girls had so much fun floofing the veil :)

Check it out…

Looking good!

The ceremony at the grand St Mary’s church in downtown, right across the street from Geva Theatre.

With this ring..

Onto the reception where they had some yummy cake :)

Some of the other details

We started with some portraits of the couple

The vineyard in infrared

Since I didn’t use it at my last wedding, I decided to put it to good use today

Then the couple is introduced

and toasted

Guests having fun

First dance

Conga line– the DJ- Steve Turner of Turner Music Productions- was sneaky.. led the conga line onto the floor then played some other songs heehee.

Even the kids were enjoying the conga line :)

Fortunately the bouquet / garter catchers were a dating couple. If you guys might need a wedding photographer… ;)

My favorite ring shot of the year

And a quick family portrait session

Thanks everyone for a good time, it was a pleasure meeting you all.

— Andrew

Jenn + Paul Wedding, 17 Jul 10

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010
I remember having a good time shooting Jennifer and Paul’s engagement shoot back in October both out in the country and in the city. I expected no less fun for their wedding- and it delivered. Alongside shooting the largest bridal party in a long while (8 girls, 7 guys), I was assisted by Terri Parthum and got to enjoy the nice reception at the Penfield Country Club. We endured a pretty hot ceremony and avoided some threatening clouds to do some portraits at the country club.

I hope you guys are enjoying your honeymoon in Greece (jealous!) and enjoy these photos once you get back. Thanks for a good time and it was my pleasure to shoot your wedding and meet your family and friends.

Here are some shots of the ladies getting ready:

Jennifer’s niece Olivia was being playful

Fashionista pose!

On the limo bus right before the ceremony at St Mary of the Assumption church

A few final words from the best man before heading out

Then she got shy.. very cute :)

With this ring

An example of a ‘formal’ portrait. Everyone looks great!

My favorite from the day

Brady bunch inspired :)

First dance

Paul’s dad and sister

Paul’s mom had fun with the mother-son dance ;)

Everybody clap your hands!

Jump rope = awesome

Reception details- it was nice to see them have some prints from our engagement shoot :)

Thanks again guys!

— Andrew

Ellen + Ben Wedding, 10 Jul 10

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
Ben and Ellen heard of me through Shelby and Andrew’s Lower Mill / Rabbit Room wedding and trusted me to document their wedding day. I was excited to travel to this destination wedding on Block Island, RI and deliver on that trust. The ceremony and reception was held at the Atlantic Inn, a historic inn overlooking the shores of the Atlantic ocean. Music was provided by Paula Pinto at Moondance Productions.

This was my first time on Block Island and I can say the place definitely has charm and a relaxed attitude. The people are friendly and if you’re into seafood- there’s plenty around (especially lobster). A very New-England-ish sort of place. I look forward to the chance to revisit with my family someday.

There’s some great stories in these photos so I’ll comment along. Enjoy!

Getting ready

A moment to reflect right before getting in the dress and heading down to the ceremony.

Mom and sister help fit the dress.. it wasn’t adjusted properly at this point ;)

Lots of awesome details.. so many to choose from. Ellen is a designer by trade (always fun working with creative types!) and did an excellent job coordinating the details of her own wedding, without breaking the bank.

Ben and his parents coming for the ceremony

Yay! Married!

A little bit of time for some portraits

Custom straws for the cocktails. Everyone enjoyed their drinks :)

Ben and Ellen provided the most awesome gift bag to their guests (as favors) ever.. samples of foods from various places that are important to them both individually and together. Of course, Ellen tossed in some design sensibility and voila!

First dance

Once the music started and the feather boas came out, people got dancing :)

A special song (Lady Gaga) for Ben’s dad. I love the reaction of the guests behind him LOL

One minor thing went wrong.. Paula here bumped her leg against some hot lights and got a really nasty burn :( Hope she gets better soon. The party was definitely jumping when I had to head out for the night.

And thanks to Nicole (in the turquoise dress) and Eric for the good word to Ellen and Ben!

Thank you again Ellen and Ben for a great time (and a chance for my wife to take a break). I enjoyed being a part of your wedding.

— Andrew


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