Alex & Nikki - Upstate NY Fall Wedding - Mendon, NY Reception

Here's a sneak peak at Alex and Nikki's beautiful wedding from last weekend! I've had the pleasure of knowing and working with Nikki for years, and it was tons of fun being part of their big day. Nikki has a fun and mischievous side, and it was on display when their wedding party set off confetti cannon during their first kiss!

Alex and Nikki's story is powerful because Alex has been deployed in the US Army for most of the last year. They got engaged knowing he was going away for nine months to Europe, but that wasn't going to stop them! They planned most of their wedding an ocean apart, and he just got into town a week before their wedding day. They sacrificed a great deal in their relationship so far, and they have my immense respect for serving our country and loving each other so well.

Ceremony: Living Waters Church - LeRoy, NY
Reception: Mendon Gold Club - Mendon, NY
DJ: Josiah Ball
Hair: Personal Preference Salon, Kate Meir - LeRoy, NY
Makeup: Jessica Grout 
Florist: Blush Floral & Wedding Design - Newark, NY
Cake: The Cake Place - Avon, NY

Mike & Natalie - Gorgeous Upstate NY Outdoor Wedding - Rochester, NY

I got to shoot this gorgeous outdoor wedding in Honeoye Falls, NY for two friends of mine, Mike & Natalie. It was in his parents' back yard, but you'd think it was a full time wedding venue!

A few things stick out to me when I think about this wedding. First, their love for each other and their friends and family was evident throughout the day. From super cute nephews to special moments with family before the day's preparation started, everyone was connected and unified. Most of the groomsmen went back over a decade in friendship with Mike, and it was clear how special the day was to everyone. They also had a ton of emotion, fun, and thoughtful details throughout.

I'm so thankful for Mike & Natalie choosing me to help them remember and celebrate their love together. Their wedding is featured in my 10x10 sample album, so please ask me about it if we get together to talk about your photography needs.