featured wedding: jen & jared

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Lori and I have been watching this wedding unfold for over a year. Call us psychic, but from the rustic lanterns, to the colored glass bottles filled with warm fall flowers, even down to the apple cider favors, we knew the dream that Jared and Jen (mostly Jen) had envisioned.

Or was it all that pinning on Pinterest that gave it away…eh?  A little from column a), a little from column b) - right?

Without further ado…here are some photos, and fun facts for your viewing entertainment.

Fun fact #1: Two years ago today, I photographed Janel & Kevin's wedding on a severely sprained ankle. A fact that Jen reminded us all of, just as she climbed into the weeds in her heels for one of these images.

Hilton, NY Wedding Photography, Rochester NY Wedding Photography

Hilton, NY Wedding Photography, Rochester NY Wedding Photography

Hilton, NY Wedding Photography, Rochester NY Wedding Photography

Fun fact #2: Jared and Jen "got hitched," in the very same church that my husband and I did in 2008. Immanuel Baptist Church, on Park Avenue is quaint and beautiful, and personal. Walking in brought on a wave of nostalgia, and took me back to the day I said my vows.

Immanuel Baptist Church Weddings, Rochester NY Wedding Photography

Immanuel Baptist Church Weddings, Rochester NY Wedding Photography

Immanuel Baptist Church Weddings, Rochester NY Wedding Photography

Immanuel Baptist Church Weddings, Rochester NY Wedding Photography

Fun fact #3: Timing is everything. We arrived at Cobb's Hill and began our bridal party photographs, 30 seconds before three other limos pulled up behind us. Our careful pre-planning, and perfect timing gave us first "dibs" at creating beautiful images.

Immanuel Baptist Church Weddings, Cobbs Hill Reservoir Wedding Photography, Rochester NY Wedding Photography

Immanuel Baptist Church Weddings, Cobbs Hill Reservoir Wedding Photography, Rochester NY Wedding Photography

Fun Fact #4: There were three of our former wedding couples in attendance. We're pretty sure that's some sort of record. It was so good to see every one of them at the reception at the Whittier Party House.

Whittier Party House, Rochester NY Wedding Photography

Having gotten to know both Jared and Jen, more and more over the past year, we are confident that even if everything didn't go exactly as "pinned," we know it went exactly as planned. Because, in the end, none of those little details matter.

No amount of pinning, planning, or decorating could change the amazing outcome of this day. Two beautiful people, in love, got married. To us, that's all that really matters.

Congratulations Jared & Jen, we're so honored to know you both. Thank you for trusting us with your day, and may you always be blessed with love and happiness together.

The Vendors: The Flowers: Sarah Butlin The Ceremony: Immanuel Baptist Church The Reception: Whittier Party House