Pepper & Charlie: Glamping in the Finger Lakes

With stunning scenery, amazing nooks to explore, and the opportunity to have a pillow fight, Firelight Camps in Ithaca, NY is the dreamiest place for your engagement or anniversary photos. Make a getaway out of it by staying in one of their tents, enjoying the amenities, and visiting downtown Ithaca, a 5-minute drive.

Retreat Host: Elope with Kasey Jo

Vendor Coordinator: Blissfully Disconnected

Venue: Firelight Camps, Ithaca, NY

Wedding Trends I Love: Wearable Florals

This bright and bold stylized wedding came to life thanks to the amazing florals provided by Tarry Grove

The floral ring was an incredible piece that accented the bouquet and crown perfectly.

When planning your wedding, choose a few categories to truly invest in, find a vendor you trust, and ask them to work their magic. Often our ideas are small compared to what the artist is able to accomplish for us.

Do you see a matching floral crown and ring in your future?

Bryan & Sarah The Highline Rochester NY Wedding

When planning a wedding, even a 2 hour break between the ceremony and reception feels long. Sarah and Bryan, they waited 364 days.

Another 2020 couple struck with deciding what to do and when, they opted for a small 40 person backyard wedding on their original wedding date (and it was stunning! many thanks to Crafted Around You) and around spring these year, take 2 started to take shape.

By waiting a year for the reception, Bryan & Sarah were able to secure one of Rochester’s newest (and incredible) wedding venues, The HIghline.

We spent the morning watching old school Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen movies, drinking mimosas, playing mario kart, and preparing for the party that was 2 years in the making.

Everything about their reception was incredible, from the personlized decor done by the Highline, to the delicious meal from Chef’s Catering, and of course, DJ Saul’s mix that kept us dancing until the lights turned on.

Cheers to Happily Ever After Sarah & Bryan!

Venue: The Highline

Dress: Heart to Heart Bridal

Catering: Chef’s Catering

Cake: Wegmans!

DJ: Saul Maneiro

Florals: Handmade by Groom’s mother

Rochester NY Styled Shoot

Planner + Designer: Toney Consulting, LLC (www.toneyconsulting.com)

Instructor: Lauren Victoria Photography (www.laurenvictoriaphotography.com)

Venue: Rochester Brainery (www.rochesterbrainery.com)

Floral: Stacy K Floral (www.stacykfloral.com)

Formalwear Shop: Incognito Menswear & Tux Shop (www.incognitomenswear.com)

Bridal Shop: Scarlet Bridal Boutique

Hair Stylist: Jennifer Steinruck Stylist

MUA: Calley Bennett

Baker: The Gingersnap Bakery (www.thegingersnap.com)

Bride Model: Ally Swancott

Groom Model: Michael Cole

Ally & Mike Canandaigua Lake Session

Ever since I first walked Canandaigua City Pier and the boathouses, I knew I wanted to shoot there. Ally & Mike were the perfect couple for this night. While this was only their three year dating anniversary, they’ve been over 10 years in the making and already practiced getting married (I met them as our models at a Styled Shoot earlier this year).

I’m so thankful to have nights like these where I am enveloped into another couple’s love story, learn about what they love about each other, and create memories for them to look back on as they continue down their forever together.

Kim & Mike High Falls Rochester NY

Serendipity.

That is the only word I can use to describe Kim winning a Valentine’s Day shoot with her husband in the SAME location as their wedding years ago. Kim & Mike were an absolute pleasure to work with. We laughed, we dipped, and we smiled a lot. Find the kind of love that these two have– still looking like newly weds a few years and 2 kiddos later.

Location: High Falls District Rochester, NY

~Claire and Gerard 2nd Anniversary~ NJ Family Photographer

On Saturday I was able to enjoy photographing a couple more in love then ever. Claire and Gerard have become great friends and it was so wonderful celebrating their second anniversary as their 1st anniversary shoot didn’t seem all that long ago. They have made it through a lot (especially with their first home purchase being a few months ago!) and their love for each other can be an example to anyone! Cheers to 2 years Claire and Gerard! 

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