I had the privilege to 2nd shoot for Neil Cowley (makelovereal.net) at his wedding at Esperanza Mansion in Penn Yan this August. K and B are from nearby New York city but wanted a nice quiet destination wedding near their families. We started the day inside the Esperanza Mansion attic where the ladies were getting ready. Then, at St Michael's Church in Penn Yan, the wedding ceremony followed where I got some awesome photos as 2nd shooter. We then headed back to the Esperanza Mansion and photographed their wedding reception. I love shooting weddings at Esperanza Mansion. I grew an affinity for the place after shooting Julie and Spike's wedding there last October. I look forward to shooting there again sometime soon. The facility is photogenic, the staff is super friendly and the food is great too :)
Behind the scenes- Neil hard at work..
The ladies started to come back from a nearby hairdresser who did a less-than-stellar job on one of the bridesmaid's hair. They all had a good laugh about their reactions. The fact that they played off a potential disaster as comical shows the truly laid back character of these people- no one freaked out.
The bride's hairdresser's... The ladies thought it was funny how they reacted ;) The hairdresser kindly stayed around and redid her hair for her.
K relays a funny story
B checks his phone..
Probably one of my best father-giving-away-the-bride shots to date.
At my suggestion, we stopped at Keuka college and took some photos outside the chapel. It's a good spot- I should know since I shot both Julie + Spike's wedding and Anna + Rob's wedding there two weeks apart last year!
We then headed up towards the lake with the Rolls Royce that Esperanza Mansion allows their wedding clients to take a ride in.
Finally, back to Esperanza for their wedding reception.
Thank you Neil for the great opportunity to work together. Your clients were great to work with. If anyone at this wedding wants to see the full gallery, please contact Neil directly.