wedding details

Travel Theme Wedding Details: Finger Lakes Wedding Photography

Last year we photographed some pretty awesome weddings. After going through some of our favorites, I noticed something pretty interesting. Many of our couples have a love for travel.

Coincidentally, so do we. Swapping travel stories is actually one of Lori's favorite things to do. So our conversations with our couples roll pretty easily about all of the different places we've been to or want to visit in the future.

Even better though has been all of the ways our brides and grooms incorporated their wanderlust into their wedding.

We've seen world maps and globes used as guest books. We've seen favorite Finger Lakes vacation spots used elegantly as table numbers. Vintage vacation photos adorned dining tables. We've even photographed a garter complete with a compass decoration.

I think the moral of the story is - if you want to go places with your wedding day there are so many ways you can do it!

Safe Travels!

~ Erin

All the Pretty Things: Wedding Photography in Rochester NY

The details - Cue Pinterest. It feels like there are now literally millions of ways you could possibly customize your wedding. I thank the Almighty every time I talk to a new couple about Pinterest wedding boards. I'm soooooo glad it didn't exist when I got married.

Don't get me wrong, they are useful. But I can see how easily overwhelming it can be when you're trying to make all of those detail decisions about your wedding.

If you follow us on Instagram or Facebook, you'll notice we aren't big on posting about wedding details. Why? Because we love to focus our attention on your relationships. Because a wedding is so much more than flowers and pretty dresses. So we want to show you real connection more often than a pretty bouquet of flowers.

But that doesn't mean we don't take those pictures. You just spent a year (or more) of your life picking out that pretty bouquet of flowers. So we know you want it photographed well.

So when we take these photographs, we want to try and show your relationship to these items. We do that by including you. For example, you using the custom made photo booth backdrop you built. Or capturing the the ribbon wands you painstakingly assembled, actually in use during your recessional.

Or the personal notes you wrote to each other and framed. Your birdcage veil, your hand written vows.

Or you holding the heirlooms you're using as your "something old, borrowed and blue." - and not just the items alone.

Although they're inanimate objects, we get that you've built a connection to all of these details. It's our job to do them justice.

In the coming weeks, we're preparing a few blogs about different wedding day details. Hopefully, you'll follow them, if for nothing else than to get a few ideas for your own wedding day. Enjoy!

~ Erin