What a beautiful and fun day at Esperanza Mansion on Keuka Lake! Joe and Kate are just the two cutest! Friday was a GORGEOUS day in the Finger Lakes, with white puffy clouds filling the sky. What a treat!
As you can see, this was one fun wedding couple. Though Kate wanted just documentary images and didn’t really want to smile much in the pictures, it was hard for her not to! She laughs a TON and literally has the most epic smile I’ve ever seen. So, there weren’t many without her just busting out laughing with Joe and everyone else.
With a light hearted nature and realistic expectations, nothing fazed this couple. The day was so wonderful and so much fun that my second photographer, Pat Luke, mentioned on the way home that he will work ANY of MY weddings! That’s saying quite a lot, from a long time photographer who only photographs portraits and sports.
Joe, Kate and I snuck away before the ceremony to have their ‘first look’ at a private location down the road at Garrett Chapel. It was quick and it gave way to the most amazing little drive and photos on the side of the road with the amazing clouds that day. Though we had quite the scare when one of my cameras almost got run over by a random stream of cars! Phew! Why, oh why, did I take my camera off and put it down??? DOH
Everything else was just perfect. The reception had everyone smiling and really full from homemade pasta sauce and cannoli/cookies.
It was my absolute pleasure to document this wedding and I feel so blessed to have really down to earth couples like this to work with! Thanks, Joe & Kate!
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Photography: Heather McKay and Patrick Luke // Hair & Make Up: Amy Pink, Gallery Salon // Location: Esperanza Mansion // DJ: Encore Events // Florist: Hurd Orchards // Classical Guitar: Groom’s Father! // Pasta Sauce, cookies: Family!
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