Sunday, June 27, 2010

{ Special Event } rochester, ny photographer

Friday night I attended a fabulous party... for 8 year olds :-) Mom hired me to run a photobooth and the kids had SO much fun! I don't post images that I don't have model releases for, so here are just a few where everyone is incongnito!

Even the grown-ups got in on the fun!

After 30 minutes or so the novelty wore off, so I photographed the rest of the festivities.

All you moms out there... you should consider having a photographer at your next party! You know you are usually too busy to pick up your camera anyways! Little kids, big kids, graduations, anniversaries... summer books up quick so get in touch with me soon to get on the calendar!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

{ Theresa & Mike Wedding } rochester, ny wedding photographer

I had my last wedding of the season earlier this month (don't worry, I'm doing tons of 2nd shooting and you'll see plenty of fabulous wedding images all year long!). Theresa & Mike live out of state and had a totally laid back wedding here in Rochester to be central to family & friends coming in from all over.

I picked at least a zillion photos to include in this post, so I'm going to keep it short & sweet!

Lots of laughs while getting ready:

A beautifully touching ceremony:

Gorgeous formals at a friend of mine's property located nearby:

Reception fun:

Some of the gorgeous details:

Off they go!

Congratulations you guys, thanks for having me along to capture your day!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

{ 1 year portraits & cake smash } rochester, ny photographer

This adorable set of brothers, which I have been photographing since the little one was born, were back today for some portraits and a cake smash. Mom had sent me photos of all the outfits ahead of time, and I LOVE when clients do that because it allows me to really customize the session!

This bench was one of my best purchases this year. Serious cuteness here!

How perfect are these next two props for their outfits?!

We got lots of awesome shots in just 20 minutes. They were a total breeze to work with! CAKE TIME! Now if you're a regular blog reader, you know I've had a bunch of cake-haters lately but this little guy really had a good time, yay!

After his first few tastes of frosting, he starting signing "more" to his mom, hee hee. That's right baby, dig right in!

Thanks for making the drive in, it was a pleasure as always!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

{ Logan: Victor High Senior Portraits } rochester, ny photographer

Victor High has officially kicked off my Senior Portrait season with 2 guys within a week! Your tests are wrapping up this week, time to start thinking about your portraits!!

Meet Logan... basketball player (he's 6'5" tall!!) and awesome trumpet player (yes, I made him play a little). He came well prepared for his 3 hour session and there are so many amazing images!

A few of my favorites from the studio:

I'd love to take credit for this awesome pose idea but it was all Logan! Have something in mind to try for your session? Just let me know, we'll make it happen!

Down to the beach for the outdoor portion. It's such a great spot because there are soooo many areas to work with.

Some really awesome location shots to include the props.

The weather could not have been more perfect! We grabbed this shot as the sun was starting to set and I tried out some off-camera flash to do this one justice. Um, hello, amazing!

Thanks for a fantastic session Logan! I'm ready seniors, book your session early for best availability. And don't forget, the early booking bonus is good thru July 15th only!

Monday, June 14, 2010

{ Katharine & Brian Engagement Portraits } rochester, ny modern portrait photographer

I spent a gorgeous morning alongside fellow photographers George and Chelse (Glow Weddings) to photograph Katharine & Brian's engagement session. They have a fantastic wedding planned for this August and I'm really looking forward to it.

They were naturals in front of the camera, too easy!!

Here's a fun behind the scenes look at that last shot, thanks to George. Yes, I really bring along a ladder to sessions to get the perfect angle! That's what it takes when you are not even 5'2" tall!

Katharine's bridal shower was picnic themed, and they brought along the cutest set up for a few shots. Adorable!

Great candid!

And a few more that I just love...

It was an awesome day, thanks to Katharine & Brian for being so willing to try our crazy ideas, and thanks to Chelse & George for the inspiration as always!