Wednesday
Jun052013

Wedding at Becker Farms | Kati & Brian | Part 1

Rochester Wedding Photography

Kati & Brian
Date | 5.26.2013
Ceremony | Becker Farms & Vizcara Vineyards
Reception | Becker Farms & Vizcara Vineyards
Florist | Dick Miller Florist
Rochester Wedding Photographer | Natalie Sinisgalli, Whitney Warne

Kati & Brian first locked eyes in their high school lunchroom and they've been together ever since. Their nine years together has created a sense of quiet confidence in each other. It comes through in the secret smiles and glances that only a photographer through a zoom lens would see and capture. They planned a wedding day to represent their specific and unique tastes, choosing pie over the traditional cake and crafting their own ceremony playlist showcasing their diverse and nuanced musical interests. As Kati walked down to aisle on the arm of her father, Brian's tough-guy exterior cracking with Kati's every step. Listening to Brian and Kati exchange vows was an emotional experience for everyone, including both Whitney and I.  Kati & Brian's wedding was filled with beauty in every sense. Enjoy.

Too many good images for one blog post.... stay tuned for shots from their rest of their epic day.

Saturday
May182013

Darien Lake Engagement Session | Kati & Brian

We had such a great time photographing Kati and Brian in Darien State Park (about halfway between Rochester and Buffalo).  I had never been there before, and was pleased to find so many great little spots to shoot! Kati goes there frequently with her horse Becket, and Brian loves the outdoors, so it was a perfect spot for their engagement session. Bonus points to Kati and Brian braving the creek - it was definitely worth it!

Wednesday
Jul042012

Skaneateles Engagement Session - Kristen & Michael

 ROCHESTER ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY | Skaneateles, NY

 

Skaneateles Lake is a significant spot for my beautiful couple Kristen & Michael - it is where they got engaged. We had the pleasure of being able to go to the exact spot where Michael proposed to Kristen, took a stroll around the pier and waterfront, and finished up on their boat at their family's beautiful lakehouse on Skaneatles lake.

Wednesday
Jul042012

Baby on the way: Alex & Jelena

ROCHESTER MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHY | PITTSFORD, NY

Alex and Jelena's home in Pittsford was the absolute perfect canvas to tell the story of their love for each other and the joy they share for the upcoming birth of their first son Philip!  Married four years ago on an island in Greece, this international couple (Alex from Greece, Jelena from Serbia) have since found themselves happily wed and making a home in upstate in NY.  We could not be happier that Alex and Jelena chose us for their maternity session and upcoming baby portraits.  Stylish and beautiful, this couple shared their intimate love story with us.  Enjoy. 

Wednesday
Jul042012

New Year's Proposal - Katie & Darren's E-session

ROCHESTER ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY

Katie and Darren should really be on the cover of the travel brochure for Iowa, their home state.  Can you imagine a more beautiful all-American couple?  Darren proposed to Katie on New Years Eve, so of course champagne was a must for our shoot! Of course, I only do outdoor on-location shoots, so public drinking with photographic evidence was most definitely going to be the situation.  The couple's chemistry and willingness to have fun on the shoot (even in the cold and rain!) made for an absolutely beautiful set of images. I could photograph these two all day every day.

Special thanks go out to my recently-wed bride Chinna for recommending me to Darren!  I am taking over U of R ;)

 

Friday
Jun292012

New Arrival: Claire London Kester!

ROCHESTER BABY PHOTOGRAPHY

I could not be more excited to announce the arrival of Kelly & Nate's baby Claire to you all! She was born at 9:38am on Sunday, May 6, weighing in at a whopping 9lbs 15oz and 22 inches.  And NSP has the exclusive images of this precious little one (ok, except for all the adorable photos her mother has been posting to fb :P).

I'm beyond happy and excited for you, Kelly and Nate.  I have photographed your engagement session, wedding, post-gagement and maternity sessions.  It's amazing to me that it's all led up to this!  Here's to many more sessions of you and your beautiful family as it grows.  

Sunday
Apr012012

Vip 2012 - Encore at Irondequoit Country Club

ROCHESTER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Here is some great reception inspiration, facilitated by some of the best wedding vendors in Rochester.  Encore Events and Irondequoit Country Club teamed up to throw a raging party for all of their brides & grooms, fellow vendors, friends and family. If you follow us at all you already know how much we love working with Encore, and this event highlights everything that make these guys the best in their industry. Encore's staff is talented and professional - the owner Rich and General Manager John are as meticulous as they are fun, making certain that every event goes off without a hitch. All of the headlining DJs are top notch, combining their own personalities with serious spinning capabilities.  Encore's amazing lighting design is icing on the cake. Nothing can transform a space and make your reception photos uniquely breathtaking quite like a custom lighting design by Encore. 

The absolutely awesome vendors that helped create this evening's aesthetic include: Lisa from Limedrop Events, Lisa from Flower Power Décor, Stacy from Stacy K Floral, Jimmy at Kittelberger Florist, Petunia Rose Vintage China, McCarthy Rentals, Nolan's Rental, Hank Parker's Rentals, Rochester Wedding Magazine and Stella's Bridal Boutique. Oh, and us, NSP :0)  It was wonderful to be able to see current clients, meet prospective clients, and just see all of my vendor friends show off their best! Enjoy the photos, take in the inspiration for your own event, and try not to drool on your computer.

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VENUE: IRONDEQUOIT COUNTRY CLUB  |  LIGHTING: ENCORE EVENTS  |  FLORAL:  KITTELBERGER  |  TABLES BY: NOLAN'S PARTY RENTAL

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TABLES BELOW BY: LIMEDROP EVENTS  |  FLOWER POWER DÉCOR  |  PETUNIA ROSE VINTAGE CHINA  |  McCARTHY TENTS & EVENTS  |  CHAMPAGNE & ROSES LINENS & CHAIR COVERS

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BRIDAL GOWN BY: STELLA'S BRIDAL BOUTIQUE AND MORE LIGHTING BY: ENCORE EVENTS


Saturday
Mar312012

Vintage-Boho-Chic: Hoeflein E-session

ROCHESTER ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY


I met Katie & Dave at Well Wed's Bridal Affair, and absolutely couldn't wait to photograph them. They weren't actually even engaged at the time, but Dave already had a ring and a plan.  He surprised Katie with a same-day trip to NYC at 5am on a Saturday, and later that day he proposed to her in Central Park. A few weeks later when Katie called to ask if we could do "sort of a vintage, bohemian but really chic and classy" engagement shoot - two things popped into my head.  #1. Velvet furniture in a field with an old suitcase and suspenders, and #2. Downtown hotness with fancy dress clothes and black stilletos.  I was absolutely over-the-top excited when Katie thought this was perfect!  The best part?  Dave was just as into the shoot as we were (or maybe he was just really good at humoring us).  We had a beautiful afternoon together and I've been dying to share these images since before the shoot was even over!  Enjoy.

Saturday
Mar312012

Kelly's having a baby!

ROCHESTER BABY PHOTOGRAPHY

I could not be more excited for Kelly and her husband Nate as they are preparing to welcome a new little Kester into the world! Kelly has been a huge part of my life since the day we met 3 years ago, and I am honored that they have not only entrusted their wedding memories to me, but that I now get to document their journey into parenthood through maternity and (very soon!) newborn photos.

Many of you know Kelly as my amazing studio manager - the one who has second shot many of your weddings, helped you figure out what to wear to your senior shoot, answered the door any time you've stopped by the studio, and helped you choose which of your photos are your absolute favorites.  Kelly is now moving into a more behind-the-scenes position at NSP, and my new studio manager Whitney Warne will be taking over all of her previous roles at the studio (more on this later!).  While Kelly will be greatly missed at the studio, I could not be happier that she will still be a part of our team, and I absolutely cannot wait to meet their new baby! Congrats to Kelly, Nate and both of their families.  And baby, can't wait to meet you :D

Friday
Mar302012

Welcome to our new blog!

I could not be more excited to share with all of you the new branding, website and blog that NSP and Andrew at Soucier Design have been working on for the last few months!  I really wanted to update the look and feel of the website to make it more consistent with our ever-evolving style and work.  The blog is the most exciting to me by far, because I want to keep a steady stream of new work available for all of my clients and their friends/families to enjoy! I hope you find it stalk-worthy. Please check back soon for some of our most recent shoots, projects, and news about the upcoming wedding and senior seasons!  Can't wait to make beautiful pictures for all of you this year :D  Many thanks to Andrew for awesome-ing out my website!!!