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Melanie & David’s Classy Science Themed Wedding

2014-07-10_0069When I first met this couple…we really connected. I thought they were this sweet/shy couple with great faith. Some of those qualities ARE true..they are sweet and they do have great faith. But I feel like my perception of them being”shy” changed quite a bit after interacting with them all day and hearing what others had to say! I would now say they are a sweet, goofy, quirky, and fun loving couple…they LOVE to joke around and tease each other. Honestly it made for a fun, relaxed, and amazing day. I really loved getting to know them more and seeing their real personalities come out. I mean David intentionally “missed” the first kiss which had the entire room roaring of laughter…it was absolutely hilarious. The wedding was science themed which is one I had never seen done. But these two pulled this off in such amazing style..I was impressed! They used beakers for flower vases and had test tubes for favors. Everywhere you looked was little science tools and cute ways of incorporating the theme. We even set up a little picnic book scene for pictures..gahh..so adorable! Melanie is going to med school and David went to school for mechanical engineering so this science theme fit them perfectly. I love when couples make their day really represent them and these two definitely did. They met at a Christian College group called BASIC and it’s obvious their faith is so important to them. These two truly love and support each other that is so obvious.  Now onto the beautiful photos…I just LOVE all the details in this wedding! 2014-07-10_0002 2014-07-10_0003 2014-07-10_0004 2014-07-10_00052014-07-10_00062014-07-10_00072014-07-10_0008 2014-07-10_0009 2014-07-10_0011 2014-07-10_0013 2014-07-10_0015 2014-07-10_0016 2014-07-10_0017 2014-07-10_0018 2014-07-10_0020 2014-07-10_00672014-07-10_0028 2014-07-10_0029 2014-07-10_0030 2014-07-10_00212014-07-10_00222014-07-10_00232014-07-10_00242014-07-10_00262014-07-10_00312014-07-10_00322014-07-10_00252014-07-10_00332014-07-10_00342014-07-10_00352014-07-10_00382014-07-10_00392014-07-10_00402014-07-10_00412014-07-10_00432014-07-10_00442014-07-10_00462014-07-10_00472014-07-10_00482014-07-10_00492014-07-10_00502014-07-10_00512014-07-10_00522014-07-10_00532014-07-10_00542014-07-10_00552014-07-10_00562014-07-10_00572014-07-10_00582014-07-10_00592014-07-10_00602014-07-10_00612014-07-10_00622014-07-10_00632014-07-10_00642014-07-10_0065This was a truly incredible day you two. I am so honored you chose me as your photographer. I loved capturing every moment!!

Blush & Lavender Watercolor Styled Wedding Shoot Buffalo, NY

2014-07-01_0098I am SO excited about sharing these pictures!!! Ahhh! This was my first big styled shoot that I planned and photographed. It was a lot of hard work but so worth it in every way! I kept saying to my husband…I feel like I am planning my second wedding!!! But it was SO much fun and I got to meet so many amazing people. I found some amazing Buffalo vendors and even more than that…I made some awesome friends during this experience.

My number one question when I tell people about the shoot or they see a picture is…soo what exactly IS a wedding styled shoot? So I wanted to answer that question! Sometimes I forget you all aren’t in wedding la-la land like I am and follow 20 different wedding blogs like I do.:p A styled wedding shoot is pretty much a mock wedding usually with a unique theme to bring new ideas to brides. So you pick a style/theme that is something that is a bit out of the box and then you find a ton of vendors to help bring that vision to life! It’s a great way to connect with local vendors and get some great contacts. Also since I was the one planning and designing this shoot…I was able to pick a style that fits my brand and draws in that type of client.

The theme for this wedding was to combine blush pink, lavender, and watercolor. I wanted to take those uber girly details and mix in a little watercolor inspiration…for pretty much the most romantic and girly wedding ever. I have to say that this shoot turned out BETTER than I ever could have imagined! The first vendor I found was the dress designer and honestly I think that dress made the shoot. I mean all those layers of ruffles…I was blown away. And even more amazing than that..this designer lives in South Africa! I like could barely contain my excitement when she agreed to partner with us. After finding the dress designer..all the other vendors came together. Seriously..if anyone in Buffalo needs a vendor..I have an amazing list of them (check bottom of the page for vendors and websites). They seriously blew me away!!! Alright now on to the good stuff…


2014-07-01_0094Ummm aren’t our models like absolutely gorgeous? Like wow you two!! This shoot was a dream come true! Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all my amazing vendors! You all are the best..and a special shout out to Lydia Maybee who was my amazing assistant and second shooter…I couldn’t have done it without you!


Photographer & Creative Designer: Bridget Rochelle Photography

Models: Shelby Jenkins & Chris Duszkiewicz

Dress Designer: Alana Made with Love http://alanadesign.wordpress.com/about/

Flowers: Alicia at Williams Florist http://www.williams-florist.com/

Accessories: Lee Andi’s Purple Roses Accessories/ Something Blue by LeeAndi’s



Event Coordinator/Editorial Stylist: PEAR Planning: http://www.pearplanning.com/

Cake/Macaroons: Dessert Deli http://www.dessertdelibakery.com/

Invitations: Eloquent Paper https://www.etsy.com/shop/eloquentpaper

Veils: Lumiere Bridal Shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/LumiereBridalShop

Hair & Makeup Artist: Beauty by Yaz https://www.facebook.com/MakeupAndHairByYaz/info

Venue: Beaver Island State Park

And a special shout out to my AMAZING second shooter and assistant Lydia Maybee!

Tricia & Anthony’s Burgundy Basin Wedding


Tricia and Anthony are such a sweet couple. They are just so in love with each other and it’s obvious. I really enjoyed being a part of their special day and photographing these special memories for them! These two met years ago while they both worked at Bed, Bath, and Beyond..they dated and then parted […]

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Blush & Lavender Watercolored Inspired Styled Shoot


Gahhh! Yesterday was my first real styled shoot with tons of amazing vendors. We did a blush & lavender watercolored inspired wedding theme for the shoot. I’m going to do a full blog post about the shoot and explain exactly what a “styled shoot” is for those who don’t know. But for now I’m just going to […]

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It’s our 3 Year Wedding Anniversary!!


I really can’t believe that I have been married for 3 years! That may not seem like a long time to some of you but to me..it seems like a very long time! I am so thankful to God for bringing such a loyal, loving, hard working, and supportive man to me. I remember when […]

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Lindsay & Matt’s Becker Farm Apple Orchard Blossom E-Session


YAY! My blog/website is up! You have no idea how relieved I am today. I ended up losing a few blog posts and some settings but hey..it’s up!!! We should have no more issues with my site after this! So in honor of that I wanted to share this AMAZING engagement session. When Lindsay, her […]

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Huffington Post Wedding Feature

I had the most random and funny thing happen to me last week! Apparently one of the groomsman from a wedding I photographed two summers ago posted a picture to Reddit. Somehow a writer from the Huffington Post saw it and wanted to feature it. So a few days ago I got an email from […]

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Jessica & Aaron’s Winter Wedding

This was such a beautiful wedding! Jessica is a friend that I have had since high school, and she actually helped me out a TON while planning my wedding. So it was such an honor to photograph her wedding. The weather worked out perfectly and we were able to get those beautiful winter portraits without […]

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