Posts Tagged ‘Rochester Photography’
The studio was abuzz last Tuesday, as we hosted Rochester Wedding magazine for a cover portrait shoot. The lovely ladies at RW.com brought their favorite dresses and tiaras from David’s Bridal, flower bouquets came from the incredible Lisa Meyer at Flower Power Decor, I brought in T-Love to work her magic on hair & make-up, and Heather, Kathryn, Kristen, and Holliann wanted to be brides for a day… The results speak for themselves: beautiful imagery all around.
We got to know Pam & Jordan during their engagement portrait session at the Rochester Red Wings’ stadium. We scrambled all over the stadium, from the bleachers to the field, taking photos all the way… When their wedding date rolled around, we had their favorite print from the day matted into a signature matte for their guests to sign- a picture of them piggy-backing around the base path. The ceremony was in the beautiful Asbury First United Church on East Avenue, and before riding to the reception at Cobblestone Creek County Club, we quickly stopped outside our studio on Schoen Place for some formals. Flowers and centerpieces by my plaza mates, The Topiary.
Sabrina & Pat are being married in a few weeks, and we met at the reception site, Genesee Country Village, in Mumford, NY, to scout out wedding day photo locations and snap some engagement photos for use in their reception signature matte. Playing up the 1800’s theme of the site, they chose to dress the part, with Pat in a cappy and suspenders… I kept reminiscing back to the days of watching Little House on the Prairie, and kept throwing around references to Charles Ingalls, Nellie Olson and Doc Baker… Our tour guide seemed amused by my antics, and did me one better by saying that the actor that played Almonzo Wilder was making an appearance the following week… Looking forward to the wedding day, shooting in front of the lovely architecture, and sampling the homemade beer from the on-site brewery
My camera & me were lucky enough to be invited behind the scenes at St John Fisher College to be up close & personal during the Buffalo Bills training camp over last weekend. So I grabbed the long lens, my monopod, and my trusty sidekick (lovely wife) Debra, and made for the practice field… Looking for a great year out of the veterans and a breakout one from the rookies… and to sideline photos of the Bills beating the Patriots… and the Jets… and the Dolphins…
Melissa & Tom came to us to shoot their wedding in Honeoye Falls, one that would include many “firsts” for us: the first at the Lower Mill, the first with the Reverend Kris Miller, the first that included the Milwaukee Brewer’s team song… What wasn’t a first for us were the wonderful people involved in the wedding party, as we’ve been on the receiving end of a great many compliments from them… This is the latest in a long string of referrals from bride to bride, as former bridesmaids would turn to us to shoot their own wedding. After spending all day with us, and viewing their friends’ images and beautiful storybook bridal album, they are enthusiastic about us spending their special day with them also … The best compliment we can receive!
…My sister-in-law Kristi recently opened a cupcake bakery, Dolce Cupcakery in Pittsford, NY- www.dolcecupcake.com. She and her staff make the most delicious cupcakes, and, as she’s located right under my new studio in Schoen Place, I’ve become the official taste-tester. Not a bad gig really, tastebud-wise, but I think my waistline would disagree… As Kristi’s walls in the shop were a blank canvas, I decided to gather some little ones, hop them up on her buttercream frosting and chase them around while they were on a sugar rush to capture some wonderful portraiture for her customers.