Megan + Jim's Shadow Lake Wedding | Rochester NY Wedding Photographer

Despite the threat of rain, and even a few sprinkles around lunchtime, Megan and Jimmy's wish for a beautiful outdoor July wedding in Rochester at Shadow Lake all came true! I had been looking forward to their intimate ceremony and reception since working (playing) with them last year at their engagement photo session and it was everything I'd anticipated.

These two clearly love each other, with a gentile kindness and affection that will serve them well in their lifetime going forward. They're surrounded with a loving family and supportive friends too. There were plenty of authentic emotional moments,and opportunity to make awesome, unique and cool portraits.. even a tintype (BTW I'm the only photographer in New York shooting these at weddings!)

Megan and Jim went home with their own authentic 1800's style tintype!

The preparation

They passed notes to each other before the ceremony, but didn't want to see each other just yet..

Jim got emotional at seeing Megan for the first time when she walked down the aisle

The weather was perfect for an outdoor wedding at Shadow Lake Golf club

It's always a blessing to see such open adoration and affection from a groom for his bride.. very sweet

Megan's mom's reaction is awesome :)

The lovely bride

And the dapper groom


Jim's brother "iced" him

A tremendously fun party punctuated by the shout song and our irrational love of the Bills

Thank you for sharing such a great time with me, and the chance to get to know your friends and family better!

-- Andrew