Alyssa and Sam first met in high school in Wayland NY, sharing several classes together, but didn't start dating one another until after. Because their love story began there, we chose to incorporate the school and Sam's baseball playing in the shoot. They still live in the area, so we were also able to do some portraits near their home. Sam and Alyssa both were clearly in love with each other, and had a relaxed playful attitude that shines through these photos. We worked in some creative photos, portraits with their pets and some 4x5 film from the old Graflex camera.
I look forward to photographing their wedding in Geneva NY at St Stephens Catholic church and the reception at Belhurst, where a great time is sure to be had. I'll even get to see Alyssa's cousins Lalli and Eddie.
The woods along next to their property
A return to the halls of Wayland-Cohocton high school, where they first met
Sam played baseball in high school, so we incorporated that into our session. Here's a color 4x5 film frame
And a little fun ;)
Thank you for allowing me to document your love and friendship