Adrianna and Mike are such a neat couple. They possess a great combination of caring about what’s important - their promises to each other, and the friends and family surrounding them - and a wonderfully relaxed attitude about everything else. They took changes to the schedule in stride, trusted me as I directed their portrait session, and didn’t seem stressed about anything throughout the day. They even put up with wildly hot and humid weather. They were so wonderful to work with!
Adrianna got ready - with her totally fun bridesmaids! - at the Strathallan Hotel. I loved to hear that Adrianna’s hair stylist was her aunt who had been doing her hair her whole life - she literally gave Adrianna her first haircut! And now she was doing Adrianna’s wedding hair on her wedding day! Imagine how amazing that must have been for them both!
Mike and his guys got ready at the couple’s place, and then we all headed to the Erie Canal in Fairport for their first look. They were SO SWEET seeing each other for the first time! We got some wedding party and couple’s pictures by the canal, and then we were on to the church.
Church of the Assumption in Fairport, NY is a beautiful location for a wedding because of its wonderful light and the lines of its high arching ceiling. After some pictures inside and out following the ceremony, Adrianna and Mike chose some fantastic locations for our pre-reception pictures.
The Century Club, owned by the Strathallan, is just lovely. The architectural styling, sliding doors, and grand staircase gave us wonderful moments together for pictures. And thankfully they have air conditioning, so we could escape the heat! :-)
We went to the Memorial Art Gallery for some quick pictures, and Adrianna, Mike, and their wedding party were total all-stars through the whole time. We decided to end a bit early to get back inside to cocktail hour at the Strathallan, and they hosted a wonderful party for the rest of the evening.
One neat moment came when Adrianna’s stepfather recognized Mike’s parents, who were celebrating their anniversary that weekend. It turns out that Adrianna’s stepfather was the wedding photographer at Mike’s parents’ wedding decades earlier, and now they were joining their families together in marriage. It was great moment
There’s a ton more I could write about - a cute first look with Adrianna’s dad, a super-cute Asian baby sister, sunset rooftop pictures at the Strathallan - but I’ll let the pictures tell the story from here. Adrianna and Mike, thank you for inviting me to be part of your day!