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Valentine's Day is For Everyone: Fairport NY Photographers

Valentine's Day. Whether your totally for it or tend to call it "amateur hour," it's a holiday that as photographers, we do not ignore. It doesn't come in one shape or size, but it does fit everyone.

We stand for love. And while yes, the traditional holiday is meant for romantic gestures between loves - it's also so much more. Romantic love isn't the only game in town.

Yes, love is a first kiss and a first dance.

But it's also a 60th wedding anniversary dance.

Love is cuddling your kids.

Love is cherishing time with grandparents.

Love is having everyone in the same place, because it's rare.

Love is sisters and brothers.

Love is an adorable pet.

Love is your girl squad.

Love is reminiscing over first dates together.

Love is holding hands through the hard stuff.

Love is enjoying the silly things.

Love, is whatever you want it to be. It's whatever moment means the most to you, with those you truly treasure.

Valentine's Day is for everyone, because love is everything.

Happy Valentine's Day!

~ Erin

Ryan and Danielle's Statler City Wedding Album

I am in love with all of the gorgeous wedding albums we've created from our 2017 weddings. This Buffalo NY wedding did not disappoint. Danielle and Ryan planned an elegant affair, straight out of a scene from The Great Gatsby.

It's fair to say that their album should match their wedding style. They selected a black traditional cover, with a cover image taken inside the classic Statler City building in downtown Buffalo.

If their day interests you, check out the whole post about their wedding day! Enjoy a look back with us!

~ Erin

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Ashley and Chris: Elopements in Rochester NY

Their smiles were the best when they were looking at each other. It's such a wonderful feeling being a photographer for such beautiful little weddings here in Rochester.

Chris and Ashley met on trivia night. They're happy together watching Game of Thrones and having Chipotle - basically, being together. They love to try new things, but they don't need that in their lives constantly to be happy together. They accept each other, and are comfortable together.

Ashley was excited to see the snow falling lightly outside the window of the B&B where they married. I even snuck them outside for the fastest five minute portrait session ever. The snow was pretty, but the temperatures were frigid. But they held each other close, and we came away with beautiful images.

Congratulations Ashley and Chris - I wish you many happy years of Chipotle, trivia nights, and karaoke nights together!

~ Erin

Brandon & Lisa: Twin Silos Wedding Photography

When I asked them what made them unique as a couple they said "I guess just that we're the only ones who have each other." Ummm, yes...exactly. That's perfect.

There aren't many couples I know that can say they've known each other since 5th grade. Even with being together as long as they have, they're still the just the right amount of sweet together.

Their first look was just what they needed. We watched their pre-wedding jitters melt away the moment they laid eyes on each other. From that minute on, they were their sweet and silly selves again.

The ceremony, held in their home church was the right amount of humor and love. Portraits with them were fun, sweet and romantic. And the reception at Twin Silos Barn in Livonia felt right at home for their day. (Catered by one of our favorites, Partyman Catering). Everything was just perfect.

Oh and did I mention that golden hour and sunset?? I mean, wow - all day every day please!

Congratulations Lisa and Brandon - wishing you a fairytale of a lifetime together!

~Erin

 

It was our pleasure working with this great vendor team:
Ceremony Venue: Geneseo Methodist
Reception Venue: Twin Silos Barn
Catering and Rentals: Partyman Catering
Bakery: The Cake Place, Avon NY
DJ: JPL Event Magic

 

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!

~Erin

Alex & Rachael : Engagement at George Eastman House

We are so excited to photograph the wedding of Alex and Rachael this summer near their home in Boston! I've known Alex since college, and am so happy for him, that he's found the love of his life. Rachael, a science teacher, is a lot of fun to be around and loves pictures! We get along well. :)

They came to visit us recently, so naturally, we set up some time for an engagement session. They wanted to get a little bit dressed up, so we suggested the George Eastman House as a perfect location to compliment their style. And compliment it did! I just love the architecture and gardens, they give us so many options for amazing images!

And Rachael's blue dress? Doesn't she look stunning? These two are are adorable together.

Thanks so much for hanging out in front of our lenses! We're so excited for you, and can't wait for the big day!

Love ya,

Lori

Joelle & Justin: Buffalo NY Wedding Photography

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Joelle and Justin wanted a casual, relaxed wedding. That is exactly what they got! We arrived at the grooms house and gathered some shots with the easy going groomsmen and the couples dog, Brutus. Then it was on to the bridal prep which was also pretty calm. Joelle wore her mother's wedding gown with some slight modifications. It was perfect for her! They even made a veil from the extra material, which I loved! The ceremony was heartfelt and wonderful, and also included bubbles as they exited the church. After, we slipped back in the church for some formal images. Joelle requested a really neat shot with the parents on either side, which I think I might add to our idea list, I liked it so much! The bridal party escaped on a Trolley as we headed to the Erie Basin Marina. The Marina holds sentimental value to the newlyweds, as it's where they went on their first date. We got out on the pier and enjoyed the gorgeous day, even though it was a bit windy.

On to the Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center, where the gents changed into Hawaiian shirts for an awesome Margaritaville themed reception. They really thought the whole theme through with a smoothie bar making margaritas all night long in their customized margarita-glass-favors, and the birds of paradise flowers on the tables completed the room transformation. There was even a steel drum band during the cocktail hour, which was a surprise to the bride and groom from Joelle's mom!   The whole setup was stunning!

A combination of DJ and live band got the party going and the guests enjoyed the food, drinks and dancing all night long. To make the night extra special, Joelle and Justin were featured on the big screen outside of the Convention Center, and we had some special four-legged guests join us for photos! It was a truly magical night, and we were honored to capture it.

Enjoy the photos, and congratulations Justin and Joelle!

-Lori

Buffalo NY Wedding Photography

Buffalo NY Wedding Photography

Buffalo NY Wedding Photography

Buffalo NY Wedding Photography

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Buffalo NY Wedding Photography

Buffalo NY Wedding Photography

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Buffalo NY Wedding Photography

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Buffalo NY Wedding Photography

Buffalo NY Wedding Photography

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Buffalo NY Wedding Photography

Buffalo NY Wedding Photography

Buffalo NY Wedding Photography

We got to meet some great Buffalo Vendors: Hair and Makeup Stylist: Spa Alexis Transportation: Buffalo Trolley Officiant: Father Joe Bayne, St Francis Florist: Floral Accents Reception Venue: Buffalo Convention Center, Sue Kimmins Bakery: Dessert Deli Reception Band: Disco Duck Reception DJ: Absolute Sound Videography: Thumbs Up Video