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Jenny & Will’s Rochester Engagement Session

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Hello, blog!
Oh how I’ve missed you. So many photographers dread writing blogs, but it’s one of my favorite parts of the job. See, I think it’s my duty to find all the pretty in the world and share with you. Most of the time, it’s done visually, but there is also so much that I can’t share in pictures alone, so I absolutely love having a platform to add some context to what I capture. (I also like to use the blog as a place to rant about things that annoy me and discuss reality television that I am just iching to talk to someone over the age of 3 about). But between being super crazy with fall weddings, and having to keep pictures on the hush hush in anticipation of Christmas cards, I was forced to take a much too long break from blogging. But I’m back, baby! So here we go!

Starting back up with one of my 2018 couples. Jenny and Will are one of my New York weddings that I am so stoked about. I have to admit though…at first I sort of questioned Jenny’s judgement on booking me. When I’m having phone calls with potential brides, I like to be able to speak in full sentences and, oh, I don’t know, think clearly. Sadly, during my call with Jenny I was locked in my son’s room huddled in the corner and listening to him scream outside the door for reasons that I can only remember to be completely irrational and most likely about the wrong color water cup I gave him (blue…it always has to be blue!) I don’t even know what questions Jenny had because I was just panicked that she’d hear Leo yelling at me and think that I was a horrible mother and therefore a horrible photographer. I got off that phone and thought there would be no way she would ever, EVER, hire me so I was so happy when she did!

We booked her engagement session during my Christmas trip to Canandaigua where the snow not only decided to pound down on us, but the temperatures were in the negatives. It was SO STINKING COLD that I thought my hand, the only part that was exposed, was going to fall off. I don’t know how Jenny and Will managed to stay so happy during photos while they lied through their teeth as they promised me they weren’t cold. But after about 15 minutes, we decided to change the scenery and head on into the warmth at my favorite Rochester coffee chain, The Village Bakery, and then end next door at Trata, where Will and Jenny had one of their first dates. Both of these places provided some adorable spots for photos and I’m sending a huge thank you to the staff at both for letting us in from the freezing cold.

I have to tell you, I looooooove these two. From the minute they got out of their car to the moment we said goodbye, we had so much fun. Jenny is a sweetheart and Will had me cracking up with his modeling skills—he’s a professional. Just ask him. I could not be more thrilled to spend their wedding day with them, and if I weren’t 100 years older than them, I’d totally force them to be my friend and hang out with me on my trips home.
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Strike a pose.
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Cannot wait to see you again! STAY WARM this winter, friends!!

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