Skaneateles NY Wedding Photography

Vineyard Wedding Venues Series, Skaneateles NY: Anyela's Vineyard

We’ve worked at so many wedding venues in the Finger Lakes and the Rochester NY area. So many in fact, that we thought it might be helpful to engaged couples to show you a series of some of the vineyard wedding venues we’ve had the pleasure of working at in the area. In the next few weeks we’re going to show you one at a time - so if you’re on the hunt for your perfect Finger Lakes vineyard wedding, follow along!

We’re going to start with Anyela's Vineyard in Skaneatles, NY. It’s a beautiful setting for a wedding. There’s a great gazebo space for a ceremony on a beautiful garden filled lawn. The view is spectacular.

What’s great about Anyela’s is that there’s a separate space for each portion of your wedding. From the ceremony, you head inside to the winery for cocktail hour and then from there, into the beautiful pole tent where the reception will take place. It’s been a bit since we’ve been there, but we remember the meal like it was yesterday.

We love that there is a huge variety of photography options on the grounds of Anyela’s. The flowering beds, the view, the vineyards, and the cellar doors all make for great photo locations. And the sunset scene was to die for. Gorgeous. Enjoy a tiny glimpse of what we loved!

~ Erin

Anyela's Vineyard Wedding Photography: Skaneateles NY

A tiny threat of rain lingered over most of the day. While this should have concerned us, we were actually pretty excited for the clouds that would pop up and keep us shaded in between times of beautiful blue skies.

Because there were SO many beautiful opportunities for wonderful wedding day photographs at Anyela's Vineyard in Skaneateles NY. From the vineyards, to the amazing gardens, to the wine cellar bar. Everywhere you looked, there was another possibility.

From a love filled ceremony to the emotion filled toasts, this day was nothing short of beautiful. We even got a perfect sunset and fireworks from across Skaneateles Lake as night fell and the party continued.

We want wish these two nothing but many happy memories together throughout the years. And congratulations on a beautiful wedding day!


Friday Favorite : The introductions


I'm starting a little mini series of posts. I'll pick one of my favorite images, and share a little bit of why with you. For now, I'm calling it "Friday Favorites."  I say "for now" because it may occasionally happen on a Wednesday. So I'm going to start with this image, taken at at wedding at the beautiful Welch Allyn Lodge in Skaneateles, NY.

It's a unique take on a very common, almost ignored, part of a wedding day - the introductions to the reception. The standard shot taken, is usually of just the couple entering the party. But we love to be able to show these types of things differently, and when we find a way to do so, it's so much fun to share it.

Ok sure, you don't see the bride and grooms faces - but just LOOK at the sea of happy guests, all there to celebrate this couple. These are the people that this bride and groom chose to begin their lives as a married couple with. They were all important enough to make the guest list right? So it's important to remember them too.

Thankfully, because there are two of us, one of us can always be on the hunt for these types of shots while the other captures the bride and groom's happy faces. To me, that's a win-win situation for everyone.

Stay tuned for the next favorite coming soon! ~ Erin

Welch Allyn Lodge Wedding Photography