WOW. I can’t believe 2017 is just about over. It was a year for the books, for sure. I feel like everyone says that as the new year approaches, but thinking back to this time last year feels SO long ago. It was a pretty bittersweet time as Cam had just proposed, but was getting ready to leave on a nine-month deployment to Europe. Despite him being gone, I more than enjoyed my time getting acquainted to living in the west. I hung out with friends every second I could, and hiked until I couldn’t hike any more. I was blessed to work with so many wonderful clients, not only in Colorado, but also in my home state of New York. Taking pictures of my amazing clients helped me finally find my niche style of photography. There’s nothing I love more than capturing purely raw and candid moments between people genuinely and wholeheartedly in love. I love love, and I’m sure you’ll notice that from the pictures you’ll see below. Enjoy my 3 favorite images from each 2017 session:
June 3rd, 2017
A glamorous wedding in Downtown Rochester
It’s pretty fun to be able to attend weddings as both a guest AND a photographer. Being a photographer, with lots of friends and family of the getting-married age, I find myself playing this dual role often. It definitely has it’s perks and makes my job as a photographer even that much more fun. I’ve known Rachel for a long time, as her cousin will soon become my handsome husband, and was so thrilled when she and Sarah wanted me to photograph their big day. It truly couldn’t have been more perfect. The simplicity of their personalities was contrasted with the gorgeous flowers and venue they had arranged. It was a perfect mix of classy, yet simple with nothing to outshine the love they share for one another.
October 1st, 2016
A backcountry wedding in the Blue Ridge Mountains
This post is one I’ve been anxious to write for a while. I’ve anxiously awaited Abbey and Ben’s wedding for a few years now. Abbey and I were roommates freshman year of college at Penn State and have been friends ever since. She and Ben didn’t start dating until senior year of college, and they were a match made in heaven. They met at BioLife as they were both employees there and hit it off from the start. In the fall of our senior year, I did my first photo session with them and we got a few sunset shots at the Arboretum on campus, and a year or so later, I did another couple’s session with them at the same location. Abbey had always said that she wanted me to be her wedding photographer, so I was just waiting for the big moment for them to get engaged.