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In Binghamton with Audrey & Scott

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Beth & Joey – A Delightful Marriage at The Ithaca Farmers Market

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Joey was so excited at the first look.  Can you blame him?

Joey was so excited at the first look. Can you blame him?

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This was one of those rare weddings when I wasn’t able to meet the bride and groom before the wedding day.  So I had absolutely no expectations at all going in.  I was psyching myself up on the way because I always try to do the best I possibly can.  I had talked with Beth on the phone and she sounded like an awesome person!  She is very professional, and everything was pretty cut and dry.  When I showed up she was getting her hair done, and her incredible beauty floored me.  When she put her wedding dress on she was even more amazing.  I have talked about the transition a woman goes through from street clothes to her wedding dress several times on my blog but it really is something to witness.  While working on the images, I stopped numerous times just in awe of her magnificent beauty.

 

I have never seen the Ithaca Farmers Market looking so nice either.  It was an incredible day for a wonderful ceremony on the pier.  The light was spectacular, and there was a delightful breeze, plus plenty of good vibes all around.  Macro Mamas was outstanding with the vegan catering, I mean like really outstanding!  This was some of the best food I have ever had at a wedding or anywhere.  Plenty of Posies provided the most beautiful flower arrangements, and Kazz Music blew the roof off.  Joey sometimes plays trombone with the group (he kicked it big time at the wedding), and it was the most amazing night!  Beth should consider being a wedding planner on the side because she was right on with everything!

 

Thank you so much to everyone for everything!  Thank you to Beth, Joey, and your families for your incredible patience as well.  I hope you enjoy your images as much as I have enjoyed creating them for you!  I wish you much love and happiness for all eternity.

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Sandra & Mark- True Love and Beauty for a Rochester Wedding

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okay so we ended up stopping traffic for this one...no way around it.  Thanks everyone!

okay so we ended up stopping traffic for this one…no way around it. Thanks everyone!

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I loved Sandra's expression when she first saw the room her reception would be held in

I loved Sandra’s expression when she first saw the room her reception would be held in

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I love a guy who is not afraid to show his emotion

I love a guy who is not afraid to show his emotion

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One of the best Father/Daughter dances ever!

One of the best Father/Daughter dances ever!

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beautiful bridesmaids too

beautiful bridesmaids too

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David Pfluke, Dave Wolkonowski, and Rich Pagano from Sound Express Entertainment Group

David Pfluke, Dave Wolkonowski, and Rich Pagano from Sound Express Entertainment Group

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This was so funny!  I noticed that the "We Do" sign was placed upside down on the table after they cut the cake, and it said this.  We laughed so hard!

This was so funny! I noticed that the “We Do” sign was placed upside down on the table after they cut the cake, and it said this. We laughed so hard!

DiMeo-Sandra-50R.I.T. Inn & Conference Center_51R.I.T. Inn & Conference Center_52I have been dying to finish this wedding and share it with everyone, but at the same time I’m a little sad to be done with it.  This has to be without doubt one of my favorite weddings ever!  I’m sure that I will revisit these images many times in the future for my new web site, and contests, so I guess I am never really finished with anything.  Sandra and Mark are the most incredible couple!  They have wonderful families and friends, and it is evident that they share a lot of love.  Sandra is one of the most beautiful brides I have ever photographed (inside and out).  Plus, each one of her bridesmaids is also drop dead gorgeous as well.  Mark and the guys are all incredibly handsome, and The Church of the Blessed Sacrament (where they were married) is immaculate.  I don’t think The R.I.T. Inn & Conference Center could have looked any better.  I’m so happy that Stacy Claire Peffley got pregnant (congratulations Stacy!) and had twins, because she shot their engagement session, and recommended me as a photographer to Sandra.  Thank you Stacy, I don’t know how I can ever pay you back with a wedding this nice.  To top it off David Pfluke, Dave Wolkonowski, and Rich Pagano from Sound Express Entertainment Group did the most phenomenal job throughout the entire reception.  These guys really know how to entertain and have fun.  I whole-heartedly recommend them!  Thank you everyone for doing a tremendous job and making this an incredibly enjoyable event.  I wish you much love and happiness Sandy & Mark, now and always.

 

cindy goettelman - Beautiful pictures! I absolutely love them! Great job Frank!

Fernando Lou Gonzalez - Frank these look amazing. Great job!

David Pfluke - Don't mean to sound Cliche, but that was an EPIC wedding reception! We had the best time & your pictures look absolutely incredible! I wish we could do it all over again! Gonna be hard to top that one...

Amanda & Bryan -Cornell, Ithaca, and Everywhere

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After photographing weddings for quite some time now, it is always nice to shoot for someone that I have shot for before.  Or someone I know, or saw me work, and saw the results.  They always come highly recommended, and have a ton of confidence in my work and me.  It is a really good feeling for everyone plus, it is especially nice when they come from multiple directions.  So…I photographed Matt & Katie’s wedding way back in 2007.  Since then, I have also photographed at least a half-dozen of their families and friends weddings all over the country. I had just booked Matt’s sister Roxanne’s wedding, and her situation kind of reminded me of Amanda’s when I was talking to Amanda.  Turns out that Amanda knew Roxanne, but not that I was shooting her wedding.  She figured it out because she saw images from Katie’s brother David’s wedding and recognized Matt.  So it is kind of fun that Roxanne and Amanda both booked me coming from different directions, and they were both happy to have the same photographer.  Then Amanda, Bryan and I had a great time doing the engagement session you see here, and to top it off, Amanda, Bryan, and of course Katie, Matt, and David were at Roxanne’s wedding.  Whew, did you keep up with all of that?  Anyway…it feels like Amanda, Bryan, me, and everyone, are old friends, and I haven’t even photographed their wedding yet.  It honestly doesn’t get any better than that. I seriously can’t express enough how special these relationships are to me.  I can’t thank you enough Katie, Matt, Carol, and Matt’s parents for everything.  Please know in my heart how much I appreciate it.  I have said it many times, but I can’t say it enough.  Thank you!  Actually, I just had a great idea while I was typing this.  It has been almost seven years since Katie and Matt were married.  At your ten-year anniversary, I will do a free family session for you.  You can bring as many family members as you want, and do as many variations as you want.  It would be my pleasure and honor to do this for you.  In the mean time, Amanda and Bryan, Hi!  You two were so awesome and did such a great job!  I’m so proud of you, and can’t wait for your wedding.  I really enjoy your company and both of you are so nice.  I hope your families get to know me a little through these images and come to your wedding ready to record more memories that you can hold on to forever.

 

Jessi & Kyle- A Fun Engagement Session With Two Cornell Grads

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