sam & jay: hyatt regency wedding photography, rochester ny

sam and jay

Sam and Jay's wedding day was everything we dreamed it could be and more. The weather was perfect, the bridal party looked beautiful and were great to work with, and the locations were fun and unique. We were in photographic Heaven; it was like a dream. And we were lucky enough to document the dream.

But enough about us, let's talk about Sam & Jay. They had been waiting nine years for this day to come. When it finally did, they made the most of every moment.

The house buzzed with pre-wedding excitement when we arrived.

Rochester NY Wedding Photography

Rochester NY Wedding Photography

Rochester NY Wedding Photography

Rochester NY Wedding Photography

This was our second ceremony at Holy Cross Church this season, and like the first, it did not disappoint with true emotions, both of love and laughter.

Holy Cross Church Wedding Photography, Rochester NY Wedding Photography

Holy Cross Church Wedding Photography, Rochester NY Wedding Photography

Holy Cross Church Wedding Photography, Rochester NY Wedding Photography

Sam and Jay love the city life, and spend a lot of time together at Village Gate. So, to fit their style and personality, we took the bridal party there for more fun together. It's probably not normal to lay down on the sidewalk in front of a city building, but we do what's necessary to get the shot. It was worth it!

Village Gate Wedding Photography, Rochester NY Wedding Photography

Village Gate Wedding Photography, Rochester NY Wedding Photography

The reception was held at the newly renovated Hyatt Regency, in downtown Rochester. We couldn't get enough of all of the great areas inside the hotel to photograph. Thankfully, Sam and Jay were gracious enough to go along with all of our ideas to create some great art.

Hyatt Rochester Wedding Photography, Rochester NY Wedding Photography

The details, down to the stationary and table numbers (designed by the Groom) showed their style, and elegance perfectly. Nothing was left untouched, even including some milk and cookies as the party continued.

Hyatt Rochester Wedding Photography, Rochester NY Wedding Photography

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We couldn't help feel like we were more than photographers to Sam and Jay. Along with their friends and family, they welcomed us into their lives, and made us part of the party. When we left, we loved knowing that their wedding went exactly as they had dreamed it would.

Sam and Jay, we're so happy to have met you. You're an amazing couple – sweet and loving, not only towards each other, but to all those around you. Congratulations, and thank you for allowing us to be part of the party.

The Vendors: Stylist: Cheryl Vanderburgh Make-up Artist: Genevieve Sullivan Transportation: Diamonds Limo Ceremony: Holy Cross Church, Father Wheeland Reception: Hyatt Regency, Rochester NY Florist: Fabulous Flowers Baker: Sweet Memories DJ: Encore Productions