Holiday Valley Wedding

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Holiday Valley Wedding

Megan + Mike | An Ellicottville Wedding

My first wedding of the season started out with a bang with these two!! The temperature was perfect, a gently breeze in the air and the sun shining away. When it starts off this perfect, you know you're going to have an amazing day!

The whole day I kept thinking what a perfect balance Megan and Mike are for each other. The quintessential yin-yang and you just knew they had found it - that balance we all look for. Their love and care for one another was incredible to watch and the amount of times I saw these two laugh together was wonderful. 

Megan - you looked stunning!  Everyone who saw you gushed and it wasn't just about how beautiful you looked or how pretty your dress was, it was your complete JOY! The look on Mike's face when he saw you was perfect! Your first look was so sweet to watch and it was a beautiful moment to share with your family. 

The entire evening was full of so much love and tons of laughter! Megan and her dad lit the dance floor up with the best dance medley! It was seriously the best and holy smokes do you both have some awesome moves!! Everyone was having so much fun and that's all because of you two - and how absolutely wonderful you both are. Thank you for letting me be there and help you celebrate this cool time of your lives!

Hugs!

Tressa 

Venue |  HOLIDAY VALLEY

Dress Store | BRIDAL BELLE

Florist | SWAN STREET FLORIST

Coordinator | CENTERPLATE AT HOLIDAY VALLEY

Band | SOMETHING ELSE

Makeup | ASHLEE BRAIMAN

Hair | LISA MCCASLIN HANNON

Cake | CHRUSCIKI BAKERY

Groomsmen Attire | INCOGNITO MENSWEAR

Ring | CRISTINA ROMIG & CO

 

 

 
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St. Joseph's Park Family Session | Rochester, NY

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St. Joseph's Park Family Session | Rochester, NY

We had perfect weather for this session and it was the first time I had ever been to St. Joseph's park in the city - I had no idea it even existed! The stone ruins of the oldest Catholic church in Rochester, how cool is that?! The stone work was beautiful and the perfect neutral backdrop for the fun color palette these guys picked! 

These guys have become like family to me and I cannot imagine not knowing them.  They have an amazing family dynamic and when they come together, it is soo fun!!! They laugh and tease and adore each other - honestly everything you would hope for in a family. Thank you for once again asking me to photograph you all - being with you all reminds me of home and I LOVE every second of it! Here are some of my favorites!

p.s. You all looked AMAZING!!!

XOXO

Tressa

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Serrett Family

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Serrett Family

Lifestyle Family + Newborn


Becoming a parent is one of those times in life where excitement, joy and fear collide and explode into the most unimaginable feeling of unconditional love. Pain and anxiety from the moments leading up to a birth fade away and there you are, gazing down at a new precious life. So, when I have the chance to meet one of these sweet newbies, I do a happy dance that would make my teenagers embarrassed they know me.

Scheduling these sessions in your home is the absolute best! It was one of the first warm spring days we had the day of our session and I knew from the correspondence Jessie and I had leading up, I was going to adore her. She has the sweetest, I feel like I’ve known you forever souls and when I came in I couldn’t help but give her a hug! I was not wrong, she is amazing and absolutely gorgeous as is her sweet family.

Jessie & Carmen have a beautiful daughter and together they welcomed a sweet little future baseball loving little guy. Jessie has an incredible eye for interior design and created a room for one lucky little rookie who is no doubt going to follow in the footsteps of his Mets loving dad!

Congratulations to you all for your sweetest little addition and high fives for doing this parenting thing so darn well! Your adorable kiddos are lucky to have you both!  It was a joy helping you document this amazing time, sleep deprivation and all!

Hugs!

Tressa

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The Cook Family

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The Cook Family

A fun Village Gate Family Session


I know the title says Village Gate and I promise we'll get to that one but as I was writing this post I realized, I never blogged Hailey's arrival!!! So, let's do that now!!! She is just the cutest little sweetie and I don't want you to miss how much she's grown! To say I adore this beautiful family is a huge understatement and if you are lucky enough to be in their circle of friends, I'm totally jealous! :)

Sweet little Hailey had a tough beginning but she, along with her parents are warriors and are stronger now than ever! I know this little lady will move mountains and inspire the world and she is so lucky to have such amazing parents on her journey! Here are some of my faves from her first session!

Now, onto their latest session at the fun and spunky Village Gate! Sweet Baby H is seriously the happiest - so much so, I had to pop in the one photo of her not happy just so the rest of us don't get too jealous! ;) She was so curious about me and made the best eye contact - it was so precious!! Can you believe this is the same spot we started over 2 years ago?! Remember their bitter cold engagement session? I just love that we came back! The weather was beautiful on your wedding day!!! :)  No matter what it was like outside, I had a blast catching up and seeing you all! I'm so excited I'll get to see you again in a couple of months to celebrate Hailey's first birthday!!

Hugs,

Tressa :)

 
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Meeghan + Sam | A Belhurst Castle Wedding

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Meeghan + Sam | A Belhurst Castle Wedding

I've come to really enjoy the travel to a wedding. It gives me time to meditate on life, be inspired by the scenery around me and most importantly reflect on the couple I'm about to photograph. I focus on who they are, send positive thoughts an prayers and empty my own stresses and burdens from my mind so I can completely focus on them.

When I walked into Meeghan's moms house for getting ready photos, it was such a calm and chill  atmosphere, a girl after my own heart. Meeghan and her mom's relationship reminded me so much of my mother and I. One of my most favorite bonds in the world. If you are planning your own wedding and are considering locations to get ready - my best advice is choose a location that puts you at ease and if it has an emotional connection to you - huge bonus! It really does inspire a peaceful mood on what can be a stressful day. :)

The dynamic between Meeghan and Sam is so special! The respect and love they have for each other is first and foremost and the banter between them is intelligent and funny! They are both extremely bright and down to earth people and I looked forward to every time I had a chance to chat or see them.

Belhurst is a crazy beautiful backdrop for a wedding, not only the venue itself but the scenery around it. Oh my heart!! The day had it all, thoughtfulness, love, romance, humor, excitement... you name it. I know this blog post is late (I'll post about why I'm a year late in another post) but I hope you enjoy these images every bit as much as I did taking them! Much love and appreciation to you both for not only choosing me to participate in your beautiful day but being beautiful humans.

XOXO

Photographer | Tressa Marie Photography

Venue | Belhurst Castle

Floral Designs | Flower Power Decor

Cake & Dessert | Bagels and Cakes

Music | Showcase Sounds

Hair & Makeup | Salon Raven

Dress Designer | Morilee 

Belt | BHLDN

Shoes | Badgley Mischka

Mens Attire | The Black Tux

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Catrina & Alan

Catrina & Alan

If you are lucky enough to know these two, you'll understand me when I say how awesome they are and how incredible they are together. I was completely fascinated when we sat in my studio and they began to scratch the surface of their story and how they came to the Eastman School of Music. I am in awe of anyone who plays the piano - I have always been and have passed that same love to my oldest daughter! Hearing the ever changing paths life takes to bring two people together, amazes me. The love these two have for one another shines for all to see and I know it is just the beginning of an amazing life together.

Catrina and Alan each have an incredibly calm and energy about them and the most sincere and genuine personalities that just plain draws you in and makes you excited to be around them. The day I met with them and they told me they wanted me to be their photographer, I felt like I won the lotto. I am over the moon happy I get to be a part of their wedding and get to know them!!! I am counting the days for their wedding! Oh my gosh, yay!!!    

Hugs,

Tressa :) 

Katie + Eddie + Aspen

Katie + Eddie + Aspen

A Sweet Apple Orchard Family & Engagement Session

Apple orchards are the bees knees - for realsies. And so is this gorgeous family!!! Katie & Eddie are beyond sweet and their love for one another is so incredibly joyful. I found myself smiling the entire session behind my camera as I watched these two interact. A life full of laughter is a beautiful thing! 

Katie & Eddie are the sweetest parents and their precious daughter, Aspen is out of this world gorgeous. Her adorable smile steals your heart and I'm sure in no time will be her daddy's biggest cheerleader in his fantasy football league! 

Thanks for spending the morning with me! I'm so excited for your wedding next year and can't wait to see you guys again!!

Hugs,

Tressa 

Melody + Joe

Melody + Joe

A Fall Wedding at the Inn On The Lake

Sometimes things just click.  Fate and a touch of luck bring two souls together and like a puzzle piece, fit so perfectly together. For the many ways you two are different, there are so many you are similar and its a joy to watch. Joe - you are undeniably electric and demand attention with your humor and wit, your kindness and the down-to-earth qualities you possess and Melody your complete sincerity, quiet confidence, strength and beauty leave me in awe.  When we met over coffee for the first time so many months ago I was so anxious to get to know you both - your story and love for each other is magnetic. I'm so blessed to have had the opportunity!

The Inn On The Lake was the perfect location for the unforgettable ceremony and reception you both (but lets be honest mostly Melody ;) ) meticulously planned for your family and friends. Your vows made everyone laugh and cry and I can't explain it any other way than it was the perfect amount of everything. Your whole day. The perfect amount of style, heart, detail, love, awesomeness, humor, romance, sentiment, laughter, fun, joy and the list goes on. Melody you were stunning! You did a fantastic job of creating an unforgettable experience for everyone - including myself and all those working behind the scenes. When I saw my name on that sweet timeline you made for me, it touched my heart. In all of the details you were taking care of, you took the time to do that for me, to make my day easier. Who does that?? I'm a little teary as I write this because it was so darn sweet!! 

Not only did I not stop laughing the entire day (and I mean hard like my face hurt) but my heart was so touched by your story and love for each other. You two have a pretty rad journey ahead and those lucky enough to be in your lives will love every second of it!!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing a piece of your story and lives with me. Your day was beautiful!!

XO - Tressa

THANK YOU to the AMAZING team that helped make Melody & Joe's day beyond awesome!

VENUE, COORDINATOR, CATERING | Elyse &  Inn on the Lake

CEREMONY MUSIC | Felice Quartet

RECEPTION BAND | Radio London

FLORIST | Rachel of In Bloom

CAKE | Cake Baby LLC

DRESS DESIGNER | Gracie by Theia

DRESS STORE | Lovely Bridal

BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES | Macy's

GROOM & GROOMSMEN ATTIRE | Men's Warehouse

MAKEUP & HAIR | Jill at Allora Salon & Spa

 

Elana + Richie

Elana + Richie

Pittsford Canal Engagement Session

Oh my goodness these two have the best smiles!! Richie kept Elana laughing most of the time and there were moments where they would look at each other and the connection was electric! Holy smokes! I had so much fun walking along the canal and getting to know this gorgeous couple. 

These two knew each other way back when and listening to them share stories was so sweet. They both have the most peaceful and loving energy that immediately makes you feel like old friends. I love asking questions during these times to get to know my couples and I was really touched by their desire to get to know me as well. We talked about so many things, some casual and others pretty intimate topics and it was all so natural and genuine. I cannot say enough about these two and I feel a little jealous of their circle of friends, I sure hope they all know what gems they have in these two! :)

Thank you for being so incredible! I cannot wait for your wedding next year!!

Hugs,

Tressa

Megan + Morgan

Megan + Morgan

A Fall Wedidng at Deerfield Country Club | Brockport NY

We talked wedding day details over champagne and cheesecake.  So how could the day be anything but amazing?!!!  Megan looked absolutely stunning and Morgan was laughing so hard with his guys I couldn't stop laughing! And little Parker, stop it. There are no words to describe his cuteness.

It really was a perfect fall day and I was so excited to work at Deerfield Golf & Country Club for the first time. Wow. What a gorgeous venue!! The owner was awesome and did an incredible job designing a beautiful experience for the couples getting married there. They've really thought of everything from the gorgeous bridal suite, beautiful ceremony sites to the guest's experience. The staff was amazing and really went above and beyond!  Well done! I can't wait to go back! 

Megan and Morgan chose to see each other before the wedding, which is such a fun way to enjoy that first moment together! It was beautiful to watch the way Megan lit up when Morgan turned to see her. I'm not going to lie, made me tear up a bit. This moment is one of my favorites, so much emotion and love!! 

What an incredible day filled with life long friends and family. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for including me!  I hope you love these images as much as I did photographing them!

THANK YOU to the AMAZING team that helped make Megan + Morgan's day truly amazing!

VENUE, COORDINATOR, CATERING | Ryanne at Deerfield Golf & Country Club 

DJ | Go Sound Systems

FLORIST | Fabulous Flowers

CAKE | Premier Pastry

DRESS DESIGNER | Essense of Australia

DRESS STORE | Katherine Patricia Bridal

SUITS | Mens Warehouse

Vanessa + Joe

Vanessa + Joe

A rose gold and copper fall wedding at Bristol Harbour

When I meet newly engaged couples and I listen to their love stories, I'm always fascinated and in awe of of the circumstances that lead them to that distinct moment that it all began. Vanessa and Joe have an amazing love story and it all began in a kickboxing class. How cool is that?!! And even though they both wanted it to progress naturally, I think they both knew.

Months later I had the opportunity to meet up with them for coffee and got to watch the sweet connection they share and I knew how lucky I was and how amazing their wedding day was going to be. Wow, that was an understatement! 

The drive to Bristol Harbour was a little disheartening, thunderstorms were on the forecast and I drove in and out of rain the whole way. I know how hard Vanessa had planned and all the beautiful details this talented graphic designer had created and I prayed for the weather to clear! Low and behold, I pulled in and it never rained again until well into the reception! The sun even popped out during the ceremony, right as Vanessa walked down the aisle! The whole day was filled with incredibly touching moments between these two and it was overwhelming how much love and excitement they shared! I think I only cried half a dozen times!! 

The copper and rose gold touches throughout the day were just perfect and the gorgeous view that served as the backdrop was a real show stopper! Vanessa and Joe are two of the sweetest and down to earth people you'll ever meet and I am so grateful to have gotten to know them!

XOXOXO

Tressa

THANK YOU to the AMAZING team that helped make Vanessa + Joe's day truly amazing!

VENUE, COORDINATOR, CATERING | Bristol Harbour

CEREMONY BAND | Stringdom

RECEPTION BAND | Soul Injection

FLORIST | Stacy K Floral

CAKE | Sweet Solutions

DRESS DESIGNER | Casablanca

DRESS STORE | Spy Baby Bridal

BRIDESMAID'S DRESSES | David's Bridal

SUITS | Tuxedo Junction

HAIR | Danielle Stone

LIGHTING | Showcase Lighting 

VIDEOGRAPHER | Cullen Studios

An Oswego Ny Wedding Along The Water

An Oswego Ny Wedding Along The Water

Nicole + Kevin | Alexandria's

These two sweet hearts were surrounded by friends and family on their wedding day and lots of them! Stories like Nicole and Kevin's touch my heart in a special way. High School sweet hearts. Soul mates. Forever friends. They have the kind of relationship where there are no gaps that need to be filled in and no life's jokes that only one of them understand. The moment you are around them, you feel all the love they have for each other. What a beautiful thing!  

I adored being with Nicole and all her girls when they were getting ready! So fun!! Because when you're surrounded by so many childhood friends, things get real in the best kind of way! 

Nicole and Kevin - I had the best time getting to know you and feel incredibly honored I was able to be involved in this amazing time of your lives. Nicole you took gorgeous to a whole new level and that flash mob during your reception??? I have no words. Can't wait to see you guys again! 

XOXO Tressa

 

THANK YOU to the AMAZING team that helped make Nicole + Kevin's day truly amazing!

VENUE | Alexandria's

VIDEOGRAPHER | Shutter Fox Productions

DJ | DJ Mike Melice Wedding Dj and Event Specialist

FLORIST | The Floral Gardens

CAKE | Chelle's Bake Shop

OFFICIANT | Joann McGregor

DRESS  | NY Bride & Company

BRIDESMAID'S DRESSES | David's Bridal

SUITS | Men's Warehouse

HAIR + MAKEUP | Port City Day Spa

PHOTOGRAPHY | Tressa Marie Photography

Plantation Party House Wedding | Spencerport, NY

Plantation Party House Wedding | Spencerport, NY

Kristin + John | 8.19.16

It has been a complete joy getting to know Kristin and John over this last year. I adore these two and the way they understand and appreciate each other.  The conversations easily flowing from heartfelt to laughing, serious to light hearted.  Their relationship is truly a beautiful mesh of two amazing individuals and I cannot wait to follow along their journey.  I know without a doubt, its going to be an amazing one!

Thank you.  Thank you for choosing me to photograph your wedding and opening your hearts so I could have a glimpse in and be able to tell just the beginning of your story.  Hope you two had the best honeymoon on the beach!!

Lots of Hugs,

Tressa 

THANK YOU to the AMAZING team that helped make Kristin + John's day truly amazing!

VENUE | The Plantation Party House

DJ | Jimmy C's

FLORIST | Rock Castle

CAKE | Get Caked in Village Gate

DRESS | David's Bridal

SUITS | Jos A Banks

MAKEUP | Claire Kenna

HAIR | Brittnay Snyder

 
 

Lake Ontario Engagement Session | Beach Love

Lake Ontario Engagement Session | Beach Love

Jillian & Aaron

I thank the Pokemon craze for the last minute location change that at the time, seemed a bit chaotic, but lead to gorgeous images and a magical sunset. So thank you Pokemon, for making the crowds gather at our original location!  

Goodness where to begin?! These two were master snugglers and pro smoochers and were so sweet to photograph! I loved watching them interact and how sweet their chemistry was, it was absolutely beautiful. And I cannot forget Aaron's son who had the very best smile and I think shared my love for the water! The sweetest little family and you can just feel the love radiating from them! 

I have nothing but LOVE for the beach (having grown up in a beach town, its in my blood) and the sound of the waves are seriously one of my favorite sounds but for goodness sakes it's loud when you're trying to talk! We did have a few laughs but none of it mattered, Jillian and Aaron needed very little guidance and just did what they do best - love each other. 

What an incredible evening and I hope you love the images as much as I did taking them. I am crazy excited for your wedding and can't wait to meet you guys for ice cream soon!!

Love + Ice Cream,

Tressa :)

 

A Surprise Wedding | Letchworth State Park

A Surprise Wedding | Letchworth State Park

Kelsey + Kevin

Kelsey and Kevin were sure about one thing, they knew they found the person they wanted to spend the rest of their lives with. They knew they wanted to get married, but planning a wedding, that was a different story. With family and friends living in different states and the mounting stress of it all, it soon became clear they needed to get creative. And so they did! They hatched a plan to get married at Letchworth State Park, floating a couple hundred feet in the air in a hot air balloon. Although the wind had other plans and they weren't able to go up in the balloon, I have to say, the falls made for a stunning plan b! 

Kelsey and Kevin were married in a private alcove near the middle falls in an intimate ceremony with the beautiful falls as a backdrop. It was beautiful and filled with all the love in the world. I felt like I was eavesdropping as I photographed them! 

Thank you so much for including me on your awesome wedding day! 

XOXO

Tressa :)

 
 

A Garden Maternity Session | Rochester, NY

A Garden Maternity Session | Rochester, NY

Lauren + Dan

Oh how I LOVE expecting moms!! It is truly a magical time and I am in awe of what a woman's body is capable of! The glow is real my friends! :) 

The first time I met Lauren and Dan I was photographing her brother's wedding a few years ago. I was so excited to have the opportunity to photograph them on this grand adventure! I feel so honored and overjoyed when clients become friends and they refer their loved ones to me. Words can't quite describe it, so I give hugs - lots of hugs! 

It was a hot and muggy evening but it was just perfect! I had so much fun getting to know these two as we walked the beautiful grounds of The Eastman House and I loved their chemistry - it was so sweet and romantic! Coincidentally it was the same location they had their wedding photos taken at! It really is a beautiful location and has a soft romantic feel I just love, and that paired perfectly with these two! 

As I was finishing up this post before heading out to an elopement I got word from Lauren she was in the hospital! Little Jax was sure in a hurry to greet the world and I'm SO glad we got this maternity session in just days before he made his big arrival - a couple weeks early!!! I cannot wait to meet this sweet little guy! 

Hugs,

Tressa :)