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Knapp Winery Wedding, Romulus, NY ♥ Maggie + John

Maggie and John’s wedding at Knapp Winery was one we won’t soon forget! It was a perfect summer day with the most beautiful blue skies and, white, billowy clouds. Their intimate ceremony with their closest family and friends was extra special and befitting for such a sweet couple. They walked to their ceremony location in the field hand-in-hand, and met their friends who officiated the ceremony in the center of a circle made of beautiful flowers. A short, but sweet ceremony was followed by a romantic, sun-lit dinner beside the vineyards. The meal and dessert fit for a king was served to their guests as the golden sun set behind them. We wrapped up the evening with a few portraits in the vineyard and by the pond. Ceremony: Knapp Winery Reception and Catering: Executive Chef John McNabb – Knapp Winery Officiant: Ali Churchman and Josh Piejko Thank you, Maggie and John, for inviting us to be a part of your heartwarming wedding celebration! It was such a pleasure being there to capture such an important day in your lives! We wish you all the best, and many happy years of marriage! Le gach dea-ghuí, (With all good wishes) Colleen & Greg Be sure to watch the highlight video below for more images of their day! Content, images, and video are © Solas Studios 2017Reproduction, screen captures, and use of content are prohibited without written permission.  …

Cornell Botanic Gardens Portrait Session, Ithaca, NY ♥ Sara & Aaron

We’re excited to share our recent Cornell Botanic Gardens Portrait Session with Sara & Aaron, in Ithaca, NY! The gardens are absolutely gorgeous and have become a very highly requested place for our clients’ engagement sessions, and there’s no doubt that we’ve come to enjoy them as much as our couples! Each and every time we’ve visited, we have a new and unique experience, finding something we hadn’t seen before. Like this sweet little overlooked spot that Sara and Aaron enjoyed surrounded by the lush greenery as they sat for a few portraits.The Lewis Building is a fantastic spot on every side, and makes for lovely portraits no matter which side you choose.It’s been a while since we had time to visit Houston Pond, and we were happy to get the chance to get some portraits there as the sun began to set.They say that timing is everything, and whoever “they” are, they really know there stuff. If I didn’t know better, I would have thought the portraits below were taken during a lovely autumn evening. But actually, the setting sun cast a very vibrant orange glow along the trees behind the pond. And as if one view wasn’t enough, the perfectly positioned Houston Pond gave us twice as much to fawn over, with the prettiest reflection. We were fortunate enough to include little Emma in a couple of portraits too. There was the threat of a cold and rainy day for our session, but Mother Nature came through for us with a stunning sunset. Before our session ended, we…

Lourdes Camp Engagement Session, Skaneateles, NY ♥ Martha & CJ

We just adored Martha and CJ’s engagement session at Lourdes Camp, in Skaneateles! It was a delightful fall afternoon and the perfect place to have their session, with all of the leaves changing colors!Lourdes Camp is situated right on Skaneateles Lake at Tenmile Point, where the scenic views from the beach are just breathtaking! They brought along their cute, furry little friend, “Boo”, who totally wanted to steal all the thunder away from them, right from the very start!He tried so hard, too! He was just so cute, that we couldn’t help but let him have a little bit of attention.The dry summer that turned into fall left the creek bed nice and dry – a perfect place to put these love birds for a portrait! Boo really didn’t give up on being the center of attention.In fact, he even upped his game as the session went on. But, Martha and CJ still managed to keep in a romantic mood despite the antics of their four-legged fur baby. Especially with the campfire, and some cuddles to keep them warm.Our time with them came to a close when the skies opened up and the rain that threatened the session all day finally made an appearance. But we didn’t mind a bit! What an awesome session this was, Marth and CJ (and Boo, too)! We really had a great time, and the two (or three) of you were so easy to work with! We are eager to be there with you again next year for the wedding! Le gach dea-ghuí, (With all…

Ventosa Vineyards Engagement Session, Geneva, NY ♥ Lisa & Casey

Lisa and Casey’s engagement session started out at the beautiful Ventosa Vineyards, in Geneva. It was such a lovely autumn day and we had the vineyards all to ourselves, overlooking the sparkling Seneca Lake!Well, almost! This little fella wanted to see what all the fuss was about. After a few close ups, he let us get back to work.The pretty blue skies, and the golden autumn sun helped make some very pretty portraits!Oh, and we couldn’t leave without a photo of the donkeys. The kept their eyes on us to make sure we were doing a good job.After we left the vineyards, we headed over to Sampson State Park where Teddy joined us for a few portraits by the lake.It turned out to be a gorgeous evening, even though it was pretty cold at the end. We had a wonderful time with you three, Lisa and Casey, and we are super excited for your wedding next year! It’s going to be fabulous! Le gach dea-ghuí, (With all good wishes) Colleen & Greg Be sure to watch the video below for more highlight images from their session! Content, images, and video are © Solas Studios 2016Reproduction, screen captures, and use of content are prohibited without written permission.…

Fingerlakes Wedding at Club 86, Geneva NY ♥ Elizabeth + Michael

Elizabeth and Michael’s wedding at St. Stephen’s Church and Club 86 brought us back to the picturesque Seneca Lake area, this time at the top of the lake. When we met them almost a year ago, we ventured to the bottom of the lake at Watkins Glen, for their engagement session. It was one of the most perfect fall days, back then, but on their wedding day it sure was HOT. Thankful for the beautiful breezes off the lake, though, they never once complained about the weather – they were far too busy soaking up all the love and happiness that surrounded them on their beautiful day. The girls started out at the Studio Salon to have their hair done, while Michael stayed in his daily tradition of polishing his shoes. After their hair appointments, the ladies returned to the Ramada Inn, to have makeup applied by Kayla of Exquisite Skincare Spa.It wasn’t long before it was time to head to the church for the ceremony to begin.An emotional Liz and her father made their way down the aisle, to greet Michael who was beaming at the altar.A beautifully crafted unity cross was assembled by Liz and Mike, as an important symbol of their faith and commitment.Despite the fact that the thermometer in the church read 108 degrees, neither of them seemed to break a sweat, and were full of joy as they celebrated their nuptials.After the ceremony, we headed to the lake shore to get some formal photos, and take advantage of the breathtaking views, and let’s not kid…

Lakeside Wedding at Bristol Harbour Resort, Canandaigua NY ♥ Caitlin + John

Caitlin and John’s lakeside wedding at the Bristol Harbour Resort, in Canandaigua was the kind that fairy tales are made of. Caitlin reached out to us after being referred from clients who had recently gotten married. The irony was, that same client also referred us to another friend named Kaitlyn who also was getting married on the same day. After a few enjoyable chats with her, however, Caitlin got to us first. Kaitlyn, if you’re out there reading this, we hope that your wedding day was fabulous! Soon afterward, we got the pleasure of meeting John when we had their engagement session, by the same breath-taking lake. We really enjoyed spending the afternoon with them, getting to know them, and watching them kill a bottle of wine in record time. If you missed seeing their engagement portraits, you can look back and enjoy them here. Caitlin got ready in one of the adorable, little cottages on site at the resort, with fantastic views overlooking the lake. John spent his preparation time in one of the rustic rooms in the hotel. The gift of two fragrant, snow-white gladiola arrangements were sent to Caitlin on the morning of the wedding, which made the perfect addition to their reception decor. One of the most precious moments for a mother is being a part of their daughter’s wedding day. These radiant ladies looked so stunning, these portraits could not be passed up, before we headed over for the first look. We were taking bets (no, not really) on whether John would shed some tears…

Alison + Jason = Married | Wedding Photography at Aurora Inn, Immaculate Conception Church and LakeWatch Inn Ithaca NY

Alison and Jason’s fairytale weekend began Friday night with their rehearsal dinner at the beautiful Aurora Inn, in Aurora, NY. The intimate gathering of their close friends and family overlooking the beautiful Cayuga Lake, celebrated their love for each other. Wine, hors d’oeuvres, and a nice dinner was served with relaxing music provided by John Joseph of Caribbean Breeze Steel Band. A breathtaking sunset at the close of the evening provided a perfect backdrop for photos of the couple and their guests. Their wedding day began with preparations at The Hilton Garden Inn, and the bride’s childhood home in Ithaca. Their ceremony took place at the spectacular Immaculate Conception Church, where tears of joy adorned the faces of their family and friends as they exchanged their marriage vows. Alison and Jason were surprised by the bride’s parents, with a special ride for their day! A baby blue Bentley was waiting outside the church for them to be chauffeured around Ithaca, complete with a driver! We followed behind them to the Cornell Plantations where we took some great formal shots of the bride, groom, and their attendants. And with one of the bridesmaids prodding, we ventured down to the Ithaca Falls, where we scooped up a few more shots of the lovely Mister & Missus in front of the falls and some swimmers. Their reception at the Lakewatch Inn was nothing short of magical! The atmosphere, that included live music from the band The Destination, was warm and inviting. Kudos to the staff at the Lakewatch Inn for providing the guests…

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