It was so great to finally meet these two in person! We had a lovely night exploring Warner Castle, Sunken Gardens and a bit of Highland Park. It was my first time at these locations since the pandemic and it felt so good to mosey through some of my favorite spots again (even if it was with a mask on!).
These two were so charming and photogenic. You can just feel their love for each other! I am so excited for their wedding in September. I cannot wait to celebrate with you two! <3
Are you engaged and looking for a wedding photographer in the Rochester area? I'd love to chat about capturing your wedding day! Elopement? Relaxed backyard wedding? Whatever you're planning, I'd love to be a part of it! :)
The Senior cutoff for 2020 has long since come and gone, but I had been hoping to do a spontaneous snowy session for a long time now! The stars aligned that we were able to plan the perfect just-for-fun-snowy-session at the last minute!
Paige, you make it look effortless! You are such a beauty on the inside and out! It was such a joy doing this session with you!! Good luck with the end of senior year and all the amazing things your future holds. <3
Are you looking for a Winter wonderland photo session in the Rochester/Victor, NY area? Send me an email and I will reach out during last minute snowy opportunities to try coordinate with you! :)
And Juniors! I'm already booking Seniors class of 2021.
Reach out early for best availability (and ask about info on being a Senior Rep!!)
Elyse - Victor Senior Session | Sonnenberg Gardens | Canadaigua Boathouse | Blue Devils Track and Field
Elyse is such a sweetheart and so easy-going: she laughed (not panicked!) as we sprinted through Sonnenberg Gardens before it closed. We were able to capture so much flowery goodness in such a short time and still had daylight to spare as we explored Canadaigua Lake with its boathouses and willow trees (both of our favorites!).
We ended our Senior Session with a few shots at Victor's Track - were Elyse informed me that a Steeple Chase involves jumping into water- I had no idea!!! I'm confused how I got into my 30s without ever having heard this!? Haha
Enjoy a few highlights from Elyse's senior session- VCS class of 2020! Woot woot!
Can't wait to see where life takes you sweet girl!!
Are you looking for Senior Portraits in the Victor, NY area?? If so, I'd love to chat!
I truly love how every senior session is so unique and reflects each senior's personality!
I'm always so excited to hear your vision for our sessions!!
I am so excited that my first 2020 Senior Rep also happens to be one of my all time favorite people! Emma has such a truly special place in mine (and my kiddos!) heart. <3 While my husband has been deployed this year Emma has come over weekly to help with my crazy trio. The kids almost always prefer her to me (Rosie usually asks me to leave the moment Emma arrives- haha!) and she has felt like family for a long while now.
As of TOMORROW (!!!!!) Emma is officially a Senior at Lima Christian School!!!
Being part of Lovebug Photography's Senior Rep program, Emma receives multiple sessions and earns points towards our Fine Art Products. Plus- any of her referrals receive a big discount! If you live in the Victor, NY area and have any questions about senior portraits or the rep program, I would love to chat with you.
Without further ado, here's a sneak peek of Emma's Springtime senior session! Full of the prettiest flowering trees and all the loveliest little nooks of Highland Park. (We joked that some parts made us feel like we were in Europe! ;)
(And happy first-day-as-a-Senior, Emma!!! <3)
When you want to style a special sitter session for your 7 month old, but you'd also like to sneak in Valentine's photos of your bigger kids.... a super fun heart session is born! I chose non-traditional Valentine's colors sprinkled in so it felt more playful. I fully plan on printing some images for the mantle that will displayed well into Spring ;). Over twenty strands of hearts were hung to create this magical look. It makes me so happy to walk into my studio- I'm honestly considering hanging them in my living room. I promise it just makes you SMILE!
Have a daydream of a session you'd like to plan together? I'd LOVE to chat with you!
A Surprise Photo Session! | Pregnancy Announcement | Powder Mills Park | Victor Portrait Photographer
When Adriana called me a month after her beautiful wedding, I couldn't even image the exciting news she was about to share with me.
She was pregnant!!
And Mychal didn’t know yet!!
Facetiming her and seeing the pure, ecstatic joy on her face was such a special moment to me. I felt truly honored to be one of the first to learn this amazing news and was simply thrilled for one of my all time favorite couples!
I had a surprise to share with Adriana, too... I was pregnant as well!
And no one else knew! We had both only found out a day or two before we talked, and are due the same week in June! What a once-in-a-lifetime phone call!! <3
During our chat Adriana revealed her adorable plot to surprise Mychal with the big news. We decided to fabricate a photo shoot and to pretend that I had reached out to her requesting they model for me as I did a portfolio-building-photo shoot.
Poor Mychal probably severely resented me haha- he had showed up to the session after taking a red-eye the night before, and after taking 1000 wedding photos less than a month prior. He probably thought we were nuts. But man, was he a trooper! I’ve said before that the love these two have is truly special, and it shone through once again at our ‘couples session meandering through the park’. ;)
At the end of the session I (well, really Adriana!!) had ‘one last idea to try’ .... and the rest is history!
I told Adriana and Mychal to write three things they love about their spouse and to reveal it on the count of three...
I love how happy he is here - and he has no idea!
Truly. the best secret I've ever been in on!! <3
The sweetness is overwhelming.
You two have moved beyond clients and are permanently lodged in my heart. So happy for you guys and Ellie!!! Cannot wait to meet your bound-to-be-gorgeous baby (just a few months away!!). So much love to you!
Looking to capture your own pregnancy announcement? I'd love to dream up a session with you!! But watch out, because I feel big feels and will probably tear up while photographing it ;)
When your mama's a photographer you'd probably expect you'd get prompt photo service.... unfortunately, not always!! My sweet Rosie is quickly approaching her third (yes, THIRD!!) birthday and I stumbled upon the images from her first birthday cake smash. While we've printed and shared these portraits with loved ones, I never posted them online! This is yet another reason why I truly LOVE printing photos, holding them in your hands, enjoying them day after day, (ahem..not being like this photographer who let them get lost in cyber-space...,haha!). BUT I also wanted to share my sweet girl's simple and sweet, Lilly Pulitzer inspired cake smash.
Enjoy the pink and green and excuse me while I go cuddle my totally-not-a-size-18-months-anymore little lady and try to convince her to quit it with this growing up thing ;)
Looking for a full-service, children's photographer for your little one's first birthday portraits? I serve the Victor, NY area and would LOVE to chat with you!
It's no secret I love lifestyle sessions. Capturing a family in the place they love most brings the warmest, most genuine portraits. I always find lifestyle sessions seem to tell the full story - a snapshot at this moment in time. So when some of my best friends had a baby, I couldn't wait to worm my way into their home to capture all the sweetness. And let me tell you, Tessa's brought such sweetness.
Smith Family, we are all so beyond thrilled for you.
Tessa is such a perfect to your already rad little family.
I look forward to worming my way into your home for many more family sessions in the future. But for now, please enjoy some highlights. All the warmth you guys show, and all the details brought me to tears over and over while editing. We love you guys!!
A few little sneak's from Tessa's studio session
To add even more to the story, here are a few maternity portraits of Katie right before she had Tessa. It was so special to then take the newborn pictures in the same location.
And, side note, Katie's hydrangea is killin' it!!
Looking for a lifestyle newborn, maternity, or family photographer in the Victor, NY area? I'd love to chat with you about a portrait session that would make your heart sing :)
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! :)
Behind the Lens:
Jessi lives near Rochester, NY with her handsome hubby and their three 'Lovebugs'.