Rustic Finger Lakes Wedding for Lana & Mark

Let’s see… it all began with a wine tasting trip… Could I have a better job? Well, I guess if I didn’t have to to do the business side of things, then maybe. As of now, I am really lucky to work with such awesome people. I know I say that about all of my weddings, but only because it is true! Lana and Mark are my last wedding of the season, and what a way to finish 2008!

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Friday, I joined them on the bus for their Wine Tasting Rehearsal and Dinner extravaganza. As you can imagine, it was fun! What a beautiful Fall day to be tooling around Seneca Lake drinking wine. We all met at the new NYS Wine and Culinary Center for the bio-fuel tour bus, got our map of Seneca Lake and were on our way. By the way, our first laughing fit was caused by opening up the map and seeing a photo of our Groom to be… He was in one of the photos! Ironic!

Attending the rehearsal is always fun because I get to meet everyone ahead of time, but this was special because it was the whole day. Lana and I did a bit of tasting together, and her Mom snuck in a picture of me not working! Yikes! Also, Mark’s brother is a photographer and it was great to get to geek out with him a little and not have to do it on the wedding day.

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Anyway, the wedding itself was amazing as well! The weather was warm and sunny, with a beautiful view from Bristol Harbour! Lana and Mark’s families rented condos nearby, and I was able to take all of the formal photographs prior to the ceremony. The wedding was held outside at Bristol’s new site (which I like better) at around 5 PM. The officiant is a close friend of theirs, who had a traditional Scottish Kilt made just for their wedding!

Awesome! After the ceremony, Lana and Mark and I walked around for their romantic wedding images and we were treated to a beautiful sunset before we had to head inside for the reception. This was my first time in the Great Room and boy was it great! A stunning view, plenty of room to move around and a little classier than Bristol’s main room. The cake was by Premier Pastry and it rocked! Mark and Lana took dance lessons and wowed everyone with their fancy first dance! What a fun evening and a beautiful couple! Have fun in France and Congrats!!!

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Heather McKay is an award winning NY wedding photographer, a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) as well as a certified eco-friendly business. She is the mastermind behind McKay’s Photography and Kamay Vintage Rentals.

Heather is an active member of the Professional Photographers of America, Fearless Photographers, Greener Photography and is on the Board of the Friends of the Roc City Skatepark.

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