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Finger Lakes Winery Wedding: Michelle and Steve

They met seven years ago at the University of Buffalo. Since then, they've been together through all that life has brought their way. They were most looking forward to having everyone together on their wedding day.

And they were also looking forward to finally being married. Mission accomplished.

The mood was calm and happy throughout the house as they prepared for the beautiful day ahead. Michelle's hair and make up were perfect, and it was time to really get the party started. 

An emotion filled first look, and bridal party photographs before their ceremony on the lawn at Ventosa Vineyards kept the day relaxed.

We love when our couples choose to do a first look. All of their nerves are erased, and the time is well spent on photographs that would otherwise keep them from a well deserved cocktail hour.

It was such an honor to witness and capture this whole day. It couldn't have been more beautiful for these two! 

Cheers to Michelle and Steve! 

Thanks to the Vendor Team!
Venue: Ventosa Vineyards
Hair & Makeup: Salon A Go Go
Bridal Gown: Maggie Soterro, from Dress Your Fancy, Greene, NY
Bridesmaids Attire: Azaize
Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A Bank
Florist: In Bloom Floral
Officiant: Justice Peter Liberatore
Ceremony Musician: Rosanna Nunan, Finger Lakes Harpist
DJ: Paradise Entertainment
Bakery: Bagels & Cakes

Seneca Lake Wedding Photography: Laura and Patrick

The heatwave that had been lingering lessened for one day, as we met the bridal party getting ready at the stunning Del Lago Hotel & Casino. It was a gorgeous start to another great Finger Lakes wedding day.

The groom and his guys were up for anything, even a quick trip into the Casino, while the bride and her ladies finished getting gorgeous.

And then, off to Ventosa Vineyards we went where it was the most perfect day for Laura and Pat to have all of their loved ones gather together to celebrate with them. It's such a beautiful and rare moment in life to have all of your favorite people in one place at one time.

I have so many memorable moments from their wedding day - from reading and writing their vows, their sweet first look, the cutest flower girl ever, some stellar dance moves and the feeling of love surrounding them.

And that SUNSET though...seriously, sailboats and everything! It was goooorgeous - just like Laura and Pat. Congratulations you two!

~ Erin

Melissa and Mark: Suzanne Fine Regional Cuisine Finger Lakes Wedding

Melissa and Mark: Suzanne Fine Regional Cuisine Finger Lakes Wedding

They had already waited a long time for this day. But they knew that they could wait another thirty minutes for a storm to pass for the day to go on as planned perfectly.

A Classically Beautiful Album for a Nerdtastic Wedding

A Classically Beautiful Album for a Nerdtastic Wedding

And oh em gee, it did not disappoint. This 12x12 heirloom tells their nerdtastic love story perfectly from start to finish. Everything was planned so well, that it made our goal of photographing their beautiful moments a piece of cake, as well as a whole lot of fun.

Chelsea and Steve: Inn on the Lake, Canandaigua Wedding Photography

This wedding was brought to us by the word "relaxed."  From my very first conversation with Chelsea, I knew that what she wanted was a relaxed and fun, but still beautiful wedding day. She knew the reason for the day wasn't about the tiny details but it was about her and Steve, getting married and having all of the people they love together in one place for one day.

I truly believe that everything about their wedding was perfect. We had a perfect setting, on Canandaigua Lake for not only a relaxing atmosphere, but a beautiful one as well. There was never a rushed moment, as we perfectly planned amount of time for everything. And to top it off, Chelsea and Steve themselves, are perfect together.

They compliment each other perfectly. From the first look to the last dance, their smiles never once faded. They were just so excited to finally be married to each other. They took their time, and soaked in every last moment of the day. Their perfect day.

It was the kind of day that didn't feel like we were working. Rather, we felt like we'd become part of their family, and they'd become part of ours as well. I just love it when that happens.

So I guess maybe, the word of the day should have been "perfect" instead. Steve, Chelsea, thank you for taking us in and making us part of your family on your wedding day. Thank you for being yourselves with us, and for letting us be ourselves with you. We are so grateful for you and your love for each other. Here's to a lifetime of beautiful sunsets together! ~ Erin

These wonderful vendors made this day perfect!
Hair & Makeup: Icon Salon
Venue: Inn on the Lake, Canandaigua NY
Officiant: Reverand Kris Miller
Florist: Stella's Flowers
Ceremony Music: Bagpipes by John Cartus
Reception DJ: Showcase Sounds

Wedding Reception Locations | Where we've been and where we're going

Rochester is home to so many beautiful locations to host a wedding. From grand formal to beach casual and everything in between. We have had the pleasure of working at several of them. For those of you still looking for venues, we thought this might be a helpful list of some of what is out there.

Where We Have Been:

Hyatt Regency, Rochester NY The Hyatt is beautiful because of it's modern feel. There are so many neat little locations, perfect for photography and the food is always outstanding. Hyatt Rochester Wedding Photography, Rochester NY Wedding Photography

Colgate Divinity School, Rochester NY Everything from the chapel to the ballroom gives this space a classic feel. It's proximity to Highland Park helps too! Colgate Divinity School Wedding Photography, Rochester NY Wedding Photography

Bristol Harbour, Canandaigua NY If you're looking towards Canandaigua Lake, Bristol Harbour has amazing views and a fun rustic decor. bride and groom alone bristol harbour wedding ceremony

Harro East, Downtown Rochester NY Harro East has a great set up for large weddings, and a stage for live entertainment, if that be your heart's desires! harro east wedding photography, rochester ny

Genesee Valley Club, Rochester NY Custom designed weddings from start to finish! It's another one of those historical, and classic beautiful spaces that just takes your breath away. Genesee Valley Club Wedding, Rochester NY

Casa Larga Vineyards, Fairport NY It's the perfect vineyard setting, right here in our own backyard. It's got vineyards, it's got wine, it's got a grand ballroom. Love it. Casa Larga Wedding Photography

Barn Weddings, Rochester NY We've had the opportunity to work at two different barn locations recently. One was Kindred Ground Farm, and the other was the Wingate Barn. The rustic theme lovers will feel right at home at either of these two locations. Wingate Barn Livonia NY, Barn weddings rochester ny

Here's some of the other venues we've been too: Radisson Riverside Hotel, Rochester Plaza Hotel, Plantation Party House, Eagle Vale, Deerfield Country Club, Woodcliff Hotel, Burgandy Basin Inn, Cobblestone Creek Country Club, Steamboat Landing, Lakeshore Country Club, Tapas 177, Belhurst Castle, The Rabbit Room, Rochester Riverside Convention Center, Ravenwood Golf Club

This year's weddings are taking us to some new places like Midvale Country Club and the Avon Century Barn. We always love new locations, because it gets our creative juices flowing, allowing us to see things in a new way for you.

My suggestion to you is - think about your style, and what you want your day to look like. Then, come talk to us! We can give you ideas and a direction that will get you on the right path for you. No, we're not wedding planners - but we have enough experience in wedding industry that we can maybe help guide you towards your dream day.

And while this short list focuses solely on Rochester, we do enjoy working all over. Here are some other places we have had the pleasure of working:

Syracuse and Buffalo - These two destinations are not too far for us to photograph a wedding day! Melbourne, Florida - What a treat to be a part of some warm sunshiney wedding fun. Virginia Wine Country - A destination worth visiting, especially for a wedding! Our trip there was certainly memorable!

On that note, we love to travel and are looking forward to new experiences in new locations. We hope to someday visit: The Carribbean, Italy, Hawaii, France..anywhere really! We have our passports ready, and are willing to travel with you and your bridal party! There are so many benefits to taking us along for your destination wedding. For example, wouldn't be nice to know your photographers in advance of the wedding day? Also, not only would you have wedding coverage, you'd have rehearsal coverage, and even some vacation photographs too! What's not to love about that idea?

Having a destination wedding or looking for the perfect venue? We might be able to help, so say hello and let's start a conversation!