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Opening the door to the getting ready suite, the Dixie Chicks filled my ears, hairspray filled my nose, and I was greeted by a bridesmaid in an adorable red cotton dress. I was so excited to see Nicole, and as I made my way to the other room I was greeted cheerfully from my beautiful […]

Wedding

September 8, 2019

A Blue Heron Brewery Wedding | Mr. & Mrs. Goodwill

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Quincy Cellars is quickly becoming one of my favorite places to attend weddings.  There’s just something about the atmosphere there that makes me smile. When Renee’ and John told me they were having their wedding there I just knew it was going to be beautiful.  I had no idea just how amazing the day would […]

Wedding

September 5, 2019

A Blush Winery Wedding in New York | Mr. & Mrs. Arthur

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If you’ve ever been in Erie longer than a few weeks chances are you’ve been to or at least seen Presque Isle. It’s a hidden gem, not because it’s hard to get to or see, but because rarely is it seen for its beauty.  Levi & Loghan knew as soon as we started talking about […]

Engagement

August 12, 2019

A Beachy Engagement Session | Loghan & Levi

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Last summer I traveled to upstate New York for a beautiful Caroga Lake wedding.  Devon and Greg moved to London after and started their life together as husband and wife. Fast forward to this summer, when they threw the reception of a lifetime at The Wintergarden in Rochester, New York.  I pulled in and was […]

Wedding

August 10, 2019

A Wintergarden Reception | Mr. & Mrs. Shearer

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  Highschool sweethearts  are rare and hard to come by.  They are a true test of time and commitment, giving each other the most vulnerable years of their lives.  I am so lucky to know that the new Mr. & Mrs. Robert Roche deserve nothing but that title. It was a warm day, full of […]

Wedding

August 7, 2019

A Sunny High School Sweetheart Wedding | Mr. & Mrs. Roche

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    Back in May, the Styling With Sam workshop held it’s first 2 day workshop experience! I worked so hard at making sure everything was perfect, from the swag bags all the way down to what kinds of food we were going to eat.  My workshops include a heavily detailed styled shoot, to put […]

Education, For Photographers, Wedding

August 1, 2019

A French Garden Fairytale | The Styling With Sam Workshop

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A childhood home is a special place.  It’s safe, somewhere that always feels like a piece of you.  What better place to share with the one person who you want to spend eternity with.  A small town just inside the boarder of New York is where Eric grew up.  An adorable little house, with a […]

Wedding

June 29, 2019

A Floral Filled New York Wedding | Mr. & Mrs. Hunt

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Fairytales and magic are things that we believe in when we’re small.  Sometimes those stories end up in real time right in front of you.  That’s exactly what happened with these two.  Mike and Kaylynn are crazy in love, full of smiles each time one of their gaze drifts toward the other. It was so […]

Engagement

June 16, 2019

A Whimsical Romantic Engagement Session | Michael & Kaylynn

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Diego told me, as we waited , that I was in for all of the emotional groom photos today.  I thought he was being funny, that maybe he’d tear up a little but no way.  He was right on par with that, and for all of the best reasons. Diego and Josephine met at Mercyhurst […]

Wedding

June 5, 2019

A Mercyhurst Merger Wedding | Mr. & Mrs. Himede

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Have you ever been to a wedding, maybe even your own, and just thought to yourself “wow this is so them”? When I got the email from Karley saying I had to photograph their wedding I knew this would be one of those times. Karley and Pat are both artists, people of their own will […]

Wedding

June 3, 2019

An Etherial Edinboro Wedding | Patrick & Karley