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Archive: August, 2011

Cassandra’s Senior Portraits, 24 Aug 11 | Senior Portrait Photographer Rochester NY

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

A friend of Cam‘s from Penfield High School, Cassandra asked me to do her senior portraits. Since she loves to hike, camp, walk trails, we hit a local park and played in the stream for a bit before heading downtown to her favorite hangout at Java’s (next to the Eastman school).

I almost got wet

Onto Java’s for a couple of smoothies (her mom and sister were there for support)

I love candids like this

Thanks for a great session and an easy time!
– Andrew

Taylor’s Senior Portraits, 9 Aug 11 | Rochester NY Senior Portrait Underwater Photographer

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

I’m really excited to post these photos, as they have been a couple weeks in the making. When Taylor approached me for senior portraits and told me she was a swimmer, I was pumped about the awesome creative possibilities this afforded. All my senior portrait sessions are personalized for each client, and this was a no-brainer.

Consider this my introduction to my availability to do underwater photography in Rochester. I acquired a housing for my DSLR right before this shoot so I am excited to use it. We did the session in two parts- the usual awesome, unique portraits on dry land (some next to the pool), and underwater portraits :)

Here is probably the best senior portrait I’ve ever done:








Beautiful light





Something for the yearbook too



Goofin around a bit




Onto some swimmer portraits.. she’s on the varsity team at Victor Central High.






Like a boss


Thanks Taylor for an awesome session.
– Andrew

April + Brendan’s Wedding, 13 Aug 11 | Rochester NY Wedding Photographer – Casa Larga

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Seriously, I have the most awesome clients possible. April and Brendan have such a great group of friends and family, it makes my job really easy. It was fun to watch on facebook their anticipation for the wedding build as the day approached. Once finally here, they were just smiles, laughs and happy all day.

This wedding I was assisted by Kristina Juodyte (from April and Brendan got ready at their respective parents’ homes, followed by the rather warm ceremony at Community Chrisitan Church (where they met!), and reception at Casa Larga Vineyards.

A unique aspect of this wedding was there was a “best maid” (Brendan’s long time friend) and “man of honor” (April’s brother).  The best man and maid of honor were of opposite gender, in case you’re confused about the one guy or girl in the bridal party shots :)

Ladies see the dress

April and her dad

April’s dad had a very touching, thoughtful gift for his daughter. About 15 years ago, he started saving change specifically for her wedding. Here he is presenting a display of the 50 state quarters that he collected over this timeframe, as well as some $2 bills. That he was planning this and saving up for so long meant a lot… truly a loving sacrifice and thoughtful gift.

Grandpa (photo by Kristina)

Photo by Kristina

Reactions to seeing each other (photo on left by Kristina)

Hubba hubba

I posted a few days ago on facebook that one of my favorite moments in every wedding is the “victory walk” by the couple. Always an authentic moment.

Some fun bridal party shots

Love the chucks.

Lovely bride

Photo by Kristina

Photo by Kristina

April’s brother made a really funny joke during his toast.. I certainly won’t forget it :)

Which flavor cupcake?

Awesome first dance

Whoop whoop let the part begin!

Thank you again for such a fun time. Enjoy your honeymoon in Barbados!
– Andrew

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