Rochester Weddings

From Garden to Ballroom: Julian & Priscilla's Ballroom 384 Wedding Day

On a brilliantly sunny day in May, after much anticipation and planning, Julian and Priscilla gathered their friends and family together to celebrate the start of their new chapter in life together. What a pleasure it was for us to be there to photograph their wedding day and all its beauty in beautiful downtown Rochester.

We met Julian and his groomsmen at the Strathallan Hotel, looking sharp and proper. With his brother at his side and close friends at the ready, he was prepared for anything and everything the day would bring!

Over at East Avenue Inn and Suites, Priscilla had her company of women surrounding her, keeping her calm, cool, and smiling. What a beautiful bride!

Julian and Priscilla decided they would have their first looks at each other at the picturesque Warner Castle and Sunken Garden of Highland Park. These two were all smiles upon seeing each other's face for the first time that day. Nothing's more beautiful than that!

What a joy to capture their expressions as they viewed their guest signature book together for the first time, reliving the images from their engagement session

This distinguished bridal party really brought the gardens to life with their vibrant colors. The ladies, stunning in lavender, stood out like gems. And the gentlemen, well...just dapper!

Finally we were off to City Grill's Ballroom 384 where all the guest were gathered for the ceremony. The venue lighting and decor were perfect accents for the occasion. 

While the Ballroom underwent transformation for dinner, the guests were off to enjoy the cocktail hour in the Grillroom and on the patio.

A little later in the evening, it was time to head back over to the Grillroom for first dances. The bride and groom kicked off the party with not one, not two, but three dances - a slow dance, a salsa, and an old school jam. From that moment on, the dance floor was packed and everyone was dancing the night away! 

Julian and Priscilla - thanks for having us capture your wedding day memories! it was our pleasure to again work with your family and ensure you have memories to treasure for years to come. We wish you both every happiness as you continue life's journey as husband and wife!

Tommy & Mel: E-Session

You can run from love, but you can't hide. That's the case with Thomas (aka Tommy) and Melonie (aka Mel)--two friends who have known each other for years. They gave it a go, put it on pause, gave it some time, then picked up right where they left off.

Isn't it beautiful to realize that you are already smack-dab where you belong?

We had the awesome experience of shooting with Tommy and Mel in and around downtown Rochester, New York in late summer. We started our shoot at Capron Street Lofts overlooking the Genesee River and the Rochester skyline.

The light and the cityscape came together as the perfect backdrop for Mel and Tommy, creating some of our favorite images. It goes without saying though that the sun only partially accounted for the glow on these faces... After a few more rooftop shots, we headed outside by way of the loft's brick hallway. (It must have been 90 degrees in that hall with no air but Tommy and Mel were good sports through it all.)

Just as the sun was setting, Tommy suggested we head over to Genesee Gateway Park for a few more shots by the water. Great idea, Tommy! Oh and yes, Tim did climb a tree for a couple of these shots. "Whatever it takes..."

We'll end at East and Franklin...Tommy and Mel, thanks for making our shots look so good. We had an amazing time with you. If you look this good now, just imagine how amazing you'll look on your wedding day!