Lake Ontario Engagement : Victoria + Frank

Mary Dougherty

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Fall. It’s a season that doesn’t exist – at least not in the same way – in Florida. It’s a change of pace, color and way of life much like the changes that occur when planning a wedding. Victoria and Frank moved up to Rochester after school in Florida and fell in love with the seasons. They had already fallen in love with each other, it was back in that first psychology class was where it all started. Frank made excuses to sit close to Victoria and they exchanged subtle glances as they learned… about each other. Now after learning so much more and testing their relationship through the challenges life brings Frank asked Victoria a question. He said “Will you marry me? and she said “yes!”

I was excited to shoot their engagement session in northern Rochester in a little orchard and on the edge of lake Ontario. It was a perfect fall day, and after a few minutes in front of the camera they warmed right up and stole the show. As they get ready for their April wedding they have these images to remind them that winter doesn’t last forever in New York, it just seems like it.

 

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the lake was absolutely gorgeous – with soft and simple colors and a brilliant sunset that bathed Victoria and Frank in warm light as they sat on the bench and watched it.vf_engaged18vf_engaged19vf_engaged20

These signs were made by Margaret and were the perfect addition to this sessionvf_engaged21vf_engaged22

Victoria and Frank requested a jumping picture which they pulled off perfectly; since pioneered by Halsman in the 50’s it’s become a classicvf_engaged23

You two are so good together! The sunset was brilliant as I mentioned and the perfect opportunity for some silhouettes to emphasize the dramatic light. vf_engaged24vf_engaged25vf_engaged26

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