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Colorful Summer Finger Lakes Wedding

New York Film Wedding Photographer

Looking at these images feel like summer. I can remember how warm the sun is, how inviting the lake looks and how amazing it is to be in love. Hannah and Christian’s colorful summer finger lakes wedding took place at the Inns of Aurora. It was the most beautiful day full of laughter and joy that overflowed. Married in the church, it was a short walk down to the venue. Cocktail hour and the reception flowed from the lawn to the tent with just about everyone walking to the lake to see the sunset. In summary, it was the best possible wedding day with happiness at every turn.

As a northeast wedding photographer who travels, I loved being a part of this day. Based in the Adirondacks, I frequently shoot in Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Maine and Connecticut. Our first meeting was for engagement photos in their Boston home. Hannah is a talented interior designer. She had a vision and created a space full of intention. We captured images that are meaningful and tell the story of daily life outside of their wedding. I always recommend shooting before a wedding and I guide couples to select a location and story that fits their personality and taste.

By the time the day came we had a clear plan of how the day would flow. Getting ready in Rowland house, both the grooms side and brides side moved seamlessly. My team photographed all of the moments leading up to the ceremony and all pictures took place after. For anyone who does not want a first look, take note of the images we captured. I am more than happy to make sure you have the experience you want, as long as you are open to my suggestions for the timeline.

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Finger Lakes Wedding Venue : Inns of Aurora

A colorful summer finger lakes wedding looks stunning at the Inns of Aurora. It’s the perfect venue, in my opinion, and no surprise, Hannah agrees. This is what she said when I was preparing for her engagement session and asked about inspiration :

Every detail there is tasteful. It’s current, but not trendy. Everything isn’t new. I love the rich history that the institution showcases. As an interior designer myself, I am wildly impressed by the interior designer who has renovated the houses… I love every fabric and wallpaper choice. Anyway, for those reasons, I haven’t felt the need to over plan or create a wedding from scratch. I don’t generally like a a super “bridal-ish” feel with all white, blush and washed out photos. We’ve focused a lot on trying to create an experience for our guests….we’ve tried to take note of the things we have and have not ;) enjoyed about weddings we have been to. We really want it to be relaxed and fun.

Hannah, Bride married at Inns of Aurora in 2021

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