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Meet Ned | Rochester Senior Photographs

Ned is a senior at the Linsley School in West Virginia. Originally from the Pittsburgh area, he moved here with his parents just before starting high school. He attended Penfield High School, and then transferred to the Linsley School in hopes of studying pre-law in college.

For his session, we enjoyed the abstract art and ambience that is the Village Gate. Inside and out, there are photos to be made everywhere. 

Good luck next year Ned!


Fusion Video: Aleigha's High School Senior Session

We thought we'd share a little throwback today. To warmer times, a beautiful summer night when we created a fun fusion video for one of our awesome 2016 seniors.

Back in September we showed you some of Aleigha's Downtown Senior Session. If anyone could pull off an urban look, it was definitely Aleigha. What we didn't show you then, was this awesome fusion video. We combined video clips with her fabulous photographs to create her own highlight reel. It's a fun and unique experience for a senior session.

Check it out and leave Aleigha some love as she gets closer to graduating!

Aleigha: Downtown Rochester Senior Session

People tell her she's got a great smile. We have to agree. She describes herself in five words saying "fun, goofy, kind, helpful, and outgoing." Again, we have to agree.

We began her senior fusion session behind the Anderson Alley building, downtown. It was the perfect place for Aleigha's urban style. There were so many great options to use, it was hard to tear ourselves away and end up at Corbett's Glen.

There, the water was a little chilly, and the mosquitoes were out, but Aleigha was a rockstar. She toughed it out for some seriously gorgeous images.

Aleigha, we had so much fun with you! Enjoy every second of your senior year! ~ Lori & Erin

Rich & Lisa: Village Gate, Cobbs Hill Engagement Session


They have known each other since high school, and have been together for 3 years. In all that time, Lisa and Rich continue to make each other laugh every day. Whether at each other, or their two adorable pups Maxim and Mia - who of course made a special appearance in these engagement photos! It just so happened that on the night of their session, it was a 90 degree day. But they were all troopers as we got started on Cobbs Hill. We continued on after that at Village Gate Square. Salena's Restaurant was the scene of their first date, so it was a lot of fun to stop in for a drink and a few great images there as well.

Despite the heat, it was a fun session! We can't wait to see what their May 2015 wedding brings. My initial guess...less heat, but still a lot of love to share. Can't wait! ~ Erin

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Village Gate Engagement Session, Rochester NY Engagement Session

Spotlight on Partyman Catering and Rentals


Warning: this post may cause mouth watering, hunger pains and drooling. Do not read if you are hungry or think you may become hungry, as your viewing screen is not edible. Proceed at your own risk. Alright, now that you've been warned, I'd like to introduce you to Joe and his crew at Partyman Catering and Rentals. We first worked with these guys at the Village Gate wedding last year of Kari and DJ. We were impressed by their professionalism and of course, their food! I distinctly remember the mouth watering dessert table and the unique "Smores Served Up" which they are now known for. We had the pleasure to work with them again at our launch party in February, and most recently at their Spring Tasting event.

If you are in the market for catering or rentals at an upcoming event, I highly recommend you give them a shout. Partyman is based out of Avon and serves the Greater Rochester area. Until then, I hope you enjoy this glimpse into some of the wonderful options on their menu!

partyman catering room setup

favor and place setting

cocktails by partyman catering

Salads and veggiesappetizers

rolls, chicken french and raviolis

meats on a buffet

desserts by partyman catering

partyman catering staff

husband and wife owners of partyman catering