I had been putting the brakes on wedding photography ever since I started my business. I had a million silly reasons why, but Adriana gave me the push - and I've fallen head-over-heels in love. It would have been impossible not to!
Adriana and Mychal's love story has quickly become one of my favorites. Truly, I keep tearing up editing photos from their beautiful day. The vows they wrote to each other and Ellie, the love notes Mychal had chronicled for months before proposing, even the way he looks at 'his girls' - ALL of it is so absolutely precious.
We beat the rainy forecast with lots of time inside a lovely old farmhouse.
and had a beautiful (dry!) outdoor ceremony. It all happened in perfect timing- including a stunning rainbow shortly after the ceremony!
Your family and friends are fantastic (and seeing Adriana's dad's expression while he walks her down the aisle has made me cry more than once), and you put such thought into every detail :from the handmade bouquets, the 'cannoli cut', and the amazing food truck, to the yummiest homemade cookies I've ever tasted - the details of this day took my breath away.
Thank you for making me fall in love not only with wedding photography, but with you three as well!! <3 <3
Congratulations to my beautiful first bride and her handsome groom!! I am so thrilled for you two as you begin this next adventure!! So, so much love to you!!!
And, yes, I am now booking Rochester area brides looking for laid-back, luxury wedding photography! If you're in love and starting to plan your 'ever after' I'd love to chat!
This summer has nearly whizzed by and I didn't want it to end without sharing some special first birthday moments that I had the pleasure of capturing!
My time with Riaan and his family was such a joy! Friends and family had traveled from all over to help celebrate this adorable birthday boy! It was evident how very loved this little one is! <3
Before the party began, we were able to document all his wonderful family with a few portraits of each family member with the birthday boy- aunts, grandparents, great uncles - everyone had their time to cuddle!
Mom and dad had a few quiet minutes with Riaan (and their pup!) , and OF COURSE, our favorite new one year old had his own little portrait session!
It was such an honor (and truly so much fun!) to capture all the laughter, music, details, and cake smashes that made this day so special!
Happy, happy birthday to the cutest first birthday boy around!!
Looking for a portrait photographer in the Victor, NY area to capture the sweet moments and special details of your little one's birthday party? I'm always excited to help make this their BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!! :) Give me a shout! :)
When looking for a maternity photographer, you probably wouldn’t expect one to call you up out of the blue and ask you to model your gorgeous baby bump. But that’s exactly what happened to this beautiful pregnant mama!
I first met Steph about two months ago at her first visit to our church. I immediately loved her friendly personality and knew she was a keeper when she shared that her baby girl’s name will be Rosie (for those of you who don’t know- that’s MY baby girl’s name!
So, when a few Rochester photog friends and I dreamed up a customized, collaborative session ( a la The Rising Tide Society), I just knew Steph was meant to be our model! After looking through the images of this beautiful expecting mama- I know you’ll agree!
Are you expecting? Looking for a beautiful, unique Maternity session? Know someone who's pregnant and want to give them THE perfect gift??
Collaboration with : Emi Rose Studios, Mischief and Laughs Photography,
Danielle Ramirez Photography, Diana Kapatos Photography
Hair and Makeup: Bombshell Beauty by Juli Antonucci
Nails: My Manicure by Bri
As you probably know, I am a Victor NY newborn photographer who ADORES capturing baby sweetness all around the greater Rochester area. The toes, the curls, the cheeks, the squishy lips- I could forever gush about all the details! Let’s face it, half of my love of newborn photography comes from my absolute adoration of baby snuggles!
What many expecting parents may not realize is the amount of care, study, and precaution Lovebug Photography puts into ensuring baby’s comfort and safety throughout our session. I have spent countless hours researching, learning, and practicing the safest ways to pose and photograph your precious baby. As a mama myself, I view photographing newborn sessions as great honor for many reasons, and your trust in me is the top of that list!
One of the ways I have recently invested in providing the safest experience for you is attending a newborn workshop in NYC hosted by Blissful Baby Workshops. These experienced newborn photographers travel all around the country teaching posing safety and other skills related to creating a wonderful newborn photography experience.
Here’s a sneak at some of the images taken at the workshop. I hope you enjoy! I’m excited to continue to put what I've learned in place for all my future newborn sessions!
Looking for a newborn photographer in the Victor, NY area? Interested in a full-service, boutique experience? Excited to display heirloom-quality artwork throughout your home? I would love to chat with you and dream up your perfect portrait session!
Normally a Rochester area family photographer, it’s so exciting when I get to ‘come home’ to New Jersey and photograph in fresh (yet very familiar!) settings. The park this sweet family was photographed in was actually my neighborhood playground! I love that I was able to photograph my friend’s sweet girls where I used to play as a kiddo. I’m fairly certain I was never dressed as preciously as this duo was, though! It’s no secret this precious family is one of my favorites to photograph. Without getting too mushy (you know I’m notorious!)- I’ll just say they’re the real deal: fun, genuine, kind and loving. A wonderful little family <3
After their family session, mom requested a special first birthday session for Katherine. She is seriously SUCH a doll! Happy and smiley during both sessions. She never fussed once. What a beautiful little sweetheart! She’s a keeper for sure! ;)
If you are looking for a New Jersey family session or a lifestyle newborn session, I may be able to accommodate you! I make several trips down to North Jersey throughout the year and would LOVE to help tell your story!
Send me a message and let’s chat!
I know it’s entirely too cliché to say that I love my job. But there’s no simpler way to put it: I LOVE it. I love capturing families grow in size, whether welcoming first babies or fourth babies. I am immeasurably humbled when a family allows me the beautiful honor of continuing to capture their story. Watching kiddos that I’ve truly come to care about grow up in front of my lens is so thrillingly meaningful to me. Several months ago I began offering in-home lifestyle sessions, and they are rapidly becoming some of my favorite. While I, of course, love a good portrait session at a whimsical location, there is something so personal, intimate and cozy achieved when I am able to document a family in their home. I also love that as the years go by children will be able to see images of themselves in the place they love most. I know they will be simply treasured.
This precious newborn session is of sweet baby Blaire. Her mama and I went through our first pregnancies together and our sons were born within a month of each other. Wyatt has always been a cutie, but watching his pride as he held his baby sister completely melted me! I have been holding off on sharing this sweetness until the Seabury family could send out their (adorable!) Christmas card but I think it’s now officially safe to share! ;) From capturing Blaire in her beautiful nursery, to the surprise appearance from a Ford Model T, your session was so charmingly unique, and I was honored to have captured it. So much love to your beautiful family!!
Behind the Lens:
Jessi lives near Rochester, NY with her handsome hubby and their two 'Lovebugs'.