engagement session with dogs

Katie, Tyler and Ollie: Rochester NY Engagement Session

So we've spent a lot of time at Cobbs Hill Reservoir in downtown Rochester lately. Coincidentally, most of our visits there have been to photograph an engagement session. It's always a pretty busy place, so we're getting pretty accustomed to dodging runners on the path or picnic goers out for a night to watch the sunset over the city. That part always tends be the same. What I love, is that even though it's a familiar location, the people and the session is never the same.

For Katie and Tyler, the Reservoir made perfect sense as the backdrop to their engagement session. Their first apartment together was in the Upper Monroe area, so they visited Cobbs Hill regularly. It became one of their favorite spots to be together.

Together, they're comfortable, full of big smiles and laughter, even if they have differing opinions on baseball teams. (We'll forgive Katie for her life choices on baseball - just this once).

Oh, and can we talk about their rescue pup, Ollie for a minute? That little guy has such a personality; you can see it all over his face. He's so lucky to have been rescued by two of the sweetest, kindest humans.

After spending just a few short hours together, I know that their wedding day (and beyond!) will be amazing. I also know, that I can't wait to be part of it. Thanks you two!

~ Erin

Cobbs Hill Engagement Session: Danielle and Ryan

Hooray for warm and sunny days! Danielle and Ryan's engagement session got rescheduled TWICE before we finally had the night we wanted. All that rain last month gave us a challenge - but we persevered!

They love a good sunset and being outdoors with their pups Lexi and Gage. Side note, as a puppy, Gage helped Ryan propose to Danielle - so naturally we included him in their engagement session.

It was a busy night at Cobbs Hill Reservoir, as it was one of the first 80 degree evenings of the year, but they didn't seem to mind.

They are a beautiful mix of sweet and silly together. They make each other laugh at the right moments and fit together perfectly. I can't wait to witness and capture their Statler City wedding in Buffalo in just a few months!

Until then, enjoy this little peek at their love.

~ Erin

Matt and Ellie: Engagement Session at Silver Lake

Here's what I know is fact about these two - they're awesome together. They are a wonderful combination of silly and sweet, which made their engagement session at their lake house on Silver Lake and Letchworth so much fun.

Even on a cold March day, this session was beautiful. The way she looked at him, and him at her, is the stuff that dreams are made of. And those big sweet, lovable great danes of theirs? Gorgeous.

They were nervous about their engagement session (as a lot of couples are). Everyone tells me they're awkward in pictures. To them, and especially to Ellie and Matt I say: "Nope."

This is the exact reason we recommend engagement sessions. We want you to relax and feel comfortable with us as your photographers by showing you how NOT awkward you are. Rather, we want you to know you're beautiful. Just like Ellie and Matt.

~ Erin