Wednesday, May 11, 2011

{ Abigail & Tony Wedding } rochester, ny wedding photographer

Wedding season is here!! I had my first of the season on April 30th, but the bride & groom want to be the first to see their images... so you'll have to wait until June to get the story on that one.

But for #2 I went along as 2nd photographer for my friend Chelse, and it was a beautiful day!

Lead Photographer: EIEIO Photography (Glow Weddings)
Ceremony, Reception & Photo Location: Artisan Works
Live Music: The Hi-Risers
{No flower or cake vendor to share, this couple opted for candles instead of flowers, and a simple cheesecake instead of a traditional wedding cake!}

I can't possibly do justice to this entire event in a blog post, but let's give it a try.

They opted for a "first look", where bride & groom see each other before the wedding in a quiet spot, just the two of them (and photographers of course).

All of the formal photos were taken immediately following the first look; the venue is so incredibly interesting for the indoor portion, and the weather was gorgeous for the outdoor portion!

Back inside with Abby & Tony for a little longer. Seriously, the entire building is a photographers dream, so many cool spots to work with!

All of that happened before the ceremony! Now the guys get whisked off in one direction, and the girls in another. I stayed with them to capture the final moments before walking down the aisle. In order to get to their "waiting room" we had to be taken through the back halls of the facility, which was an incredible maze. We actually passed a dog and cat that lived in one section, and since I'm a cat person, fluffy got a quick portrait. Love how he is watching the parade of girls pass by!

And it's showtime...

Love these ring shots!

Clearly a close-knit group, the toasts were very touching.

A quick dinner break (which was delicious) and back for more festivities. They chose just a simple cheesecake but still took the opportunity to do a traditional cake cutting.

(Just FYI, if Uncle Joe stands behind you with his nice camera, he's going to be in most of your shots, haha)

First dances and a great job by the Hi-Risers, giving off that vintage vibe!

The story of course does not end there; it was a fabulous night of dancing, drinking, laughing, and love. Even though I can't blog it all, trust that they have incredible photos to remember their day. I'd love to tell your story; contact me to discuss your 2012 wedding!

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