Rich and Shay: Becker Farms Wedding Photography

It feels like we've known Shay and Rich our whole lives, yet it's only been about two years.

That first time we met in our office (and by skype from the UK) we could tell that these two were everything our wedding couple dreams were made of. Sweet, funny, honest and so, so in love. We knew then, that they were perfect for us as well as each other.

I mean come on, the family dog Cody was the ring bearer...it was kismet.

They have a very close group of family and friends, and you could feel the love from all around throughout the day. From the surprise song from their Mom, Aunt and Uncle at the start of the ceremony, to the laughter around the campfire at the end of the night their joy at being together with everyone they loved was real and strong. There was no lack of happy tears.

I believe that their Becker Farms wedding day was everything they hoped for and more. And the pictures that remain, tell the perfect story of their family and their love.

Congratulations Rich and Shay, thank you for welcoming us into your hearts and your family with so much love.

~ Erin

Sharing some vendor love and thank you's for this great day!
Venue: Becker Farms and Vizcarra Vineyards
Hairstylist: Michelle Hammel
Florist: Blossoms N Treasures
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tationary: Clokendagger, Josh Doty
Wedding Dress: Casablanca, The Wedding Dress and Tux Shop
Officiant: Dennis Swineford
DJ and Photobooth: H & H Entertainment

Evan: McQuaid Senior Portraits

Okay I just have to tell you how much I love this family. It was about 5 years ago I first photographed them, and I just adore spending time with them.

Evan is no exception, and we wandered around Genesee Valley Park for his senior portrait session. This took place just a few days before the McQuaid invitational overran the park with thousands of runners. 

When not running, Evan plans to study astrophysics. Check out that tie! How perfect.

Mom and little brother, Owen, tagged along on his session, you'll see them below. Thanks for putting up with me, Evan! You did great :)

-Lori

PS: Want more? See older brother Jack's senior session, and last year's family session at the Eastman Museum!

Jennejahn Park Extended Family Portrait Session: Hilton, NY

It was my first time at Jennejahn Park in Hilton, but I would love to go back! A neat little spot tucked behind a school, with a stream and trails. It worked perfectly to celebrate this family. 

Everyone was in one place for a birthday party, so why not have some fun together? The kids played, the adults chased, there were bubbles and laughs.

They (the children) don't get smaller, that's for sure. And these kiddos had their cuteness on overload. See what I mean below, and say hi!

-Lori

Alexander: School of the Arts Senior Portraits

Alexander is a vibrant personality. He is kind, warm, and theatrical. 

He was referred to our studio by his cousin, Grace, so I knew this would be a fun session! We explored the Sunken Gardens and Highland Bowl together to make some senior portraits that would fit his characteristics perfectly.

Check them out - oh and wish him luck as the LEAD in Little Shop of Horrors this year! Congratulations Alexander!

-Lori

Canandaigua Lake Family Portrait Session

Four generations, one lake house, 7 days.

It doesn't get more perfect. After taking a beautiful morning drive to Canandaigua Lake, following a switchback driveway through the woods, I arrived at a beautiful home overlooking the lake. I was met by an amazing, laid back family, gathered together to enjoy a week in the Finger Lakes and each other's company. Making memories together as a family.

They came from several states to spend this time together. And I was there to make the rare photo of the whole gang together.

Thanks for having me and being awesome. I hope you all enjoyed the Finger Lakes!

-Lori

David: Pittsford Mendon High School Senior Portraits

While David is smart, ambitious and active in extracurriculars, he wanted his portraits to be more on the natural side of life.

He also wanted a bit of adventure and uniqueness. The sunken gardens at Highland Park always provides a diverse array of backgrounds to work with. Toward the end of the session, we made a unique pull-back shot of him sitting on the ledge overlooking the area. It's one of his favorites, and mine too!

It's been a pleasure getting to know you David, good luck in your final year of high school!

-Lori

Keegan and Mike: Knapp Vineyard Wedding Photography

Where do I start with these two and their small and beautiful wedding? How about with the details? The dress? The flowers they designed themselves?

Maybe it was the venue. Everything about Knapp Winery was ideal for them. A romantic, vineyard wedding complete with the perfect sunset setting and amazing food? Yes, please.

Or how about the adventurous, travel theme that fit who they are perfectly? Or maybe, I should talk about the notes and vows they wrote for each other, shortly before the ceremony began.

No, because none of that mattered more than the love they felt for each other. They shared and showed all of their emotions freely - whether nervous excitement, or the first time she saw him, or when they were alone together.

They planned the kind of Finger Lakes wedding day that made us want to do it all over again myself. Every aspect of their day from decor to song choice, held a personal touch. It was all meaningful in one way or another.

It was intimate and focused on who, and what, really mattered to them. No detail can top that.

Mike and Keegan, congratulations on starting the next chapter in your biggest adventure yet!

~ Erin

Vendors
Hair & Makeup: Del Lago Spa
Venue & Catering: Knapp Winery, Chef John McNabb
Officiant: Lorraine Hems
Bakery: Bagels and Cakes, Geneva NY
Entertainment: RD Entertainment

Apples, Family and Pictures: Portrait Membership Fairport NY

I've been writing these event posts all year with my goal being to show you how much fun and how worthwhile our membership program is.

The events we plan are typically not over the top. They're things your family might do whether or not our cameras were there. For example, going apple picking. It's a fun fall activity, which you might do all on your own time together as a family.

I love seeing the little things at these events, like a child instinctually grab grandma or grandpa's hand as they walk through the orchard. I love watching our families grow together and seeing the kids interact with each other along the way.

And at the end of the day, we have the privilege of giving you back those moments in the photographs we take. 

We have one more awesome event planned in October and really hope that you'll all join us. If you're interested in coming, we'll be at Wickham Farms on October 29th from 12-2pm. Whether your a member or not, we want to enjoy these moments with you!

~ Erin