George Eastman House Wedding & Strathallan Hotel Reception - Rochester, NY

I've known my sister-in-law, Dawn, for over a decade. During that time she's gained influence in her career, worked hard, and made many great life decisions. All the while, my wife and I have wondered, "What kind of guy can keep up with Dawn? Who will she choose?"

Well, when she brought her "friend" to our lakeside family gathering two summers ago, we knew something was up. No one brings some random guy to a family picnic, and we wanted to get to know him! We were super impressed right away with how great David was with the kids in our family - and we have a lot of them! They laughed and squealed as we all played in the pool together, and we left thinking this David guy is alright.

The last two years have been a blur: Dawn changed jobs, many people in our family moved to new homes, and David got some incredible new opportunities at work. And through it all, Dawn and David were a constant in our family.

Last summer we heard from Dawn when she was on a vacation in France - David surprised her at the Eiffel Tower and proposed!! We couldn't believe it - and yet, we could, because it's Dawn & David!

As they started planning their wedding, I knew I wanted to photograph it, but I wanted to give them space to make the best decision for them. I was so honored when Dawn said she most wanted to work with me!

Their wedding featured a morning ceremony at the George Eastman House and a brunch reception at the Strathallan Hotel. The George Eastman House was majestic and lovely. The gardens were the perfect location for family pictures under an overcast sky, and the ceremony was set beautifully in the West Garden. The Strathallan Hotel was sophisticated and elegant as always, and the brunch they lavished on the guests was the best I've ever seen.

Dawn and David, thank you so, so much for choosing me to celebrate your day with you! I loved being part of your wedding story, and I hope you will cherish your images for years to come!

 

Ceremony: George Eastman House

Reception: Strathallan Hotel

Band: The Swooners

Hair & Makeup: The Strathallan Spa

Floral Arrangements: Kittlebergers

Dress: Silk Bridal Boutique

Cake: Wegmans

Second Photographer: Darci Jo Photography