Audrey | Class of 2020 | Senior Portraits Rochester NY

Tips for Senior Portraits!

Hair and Makeup makes a huge difference, we recommend Linda Howard for the job! The picture perfect outfit is always very important for a senior shoot, some of our clients favorite stores are Aeropostale, American Eagle, H&M and Hollister. Another crucial element for a perfect senior shoot are great locations. We always seek out fields full of all kinds of flowers, streams and creeks for beautiful backgrounds. We also adore interesting brick walls and architecture. If you ride a horse or play an instrument or a sport we love to highlight these in senior portraits!

Audrey checked all the boxes and her photos turned out amazing!

Kristen & Matt | Beautiful Portrait Location & Stellar Sunset | Cornell University Wedding

Venue: Cornell University (Willard Straight Hall)

Event Planning: Terra Rosa

Florist: Michaleen’s

Hair: Whitney Woodmansee

Makeup: Lisa Amato

Cake: Jessica Cunningham

Vintage Car Service: Kenn Young

There really isn’t anything quite like Cornell University for a wedding backdrop. With all of the history and beauty that goes into the campus, it’s hard not to feel inspired! Add to that a couple like Kristen and Matt, who are so in love and who both have amazing families and friends to celebrate with them, and you can’t possibly be short on interesting subjects for pictures. We had such an amazing time with these guys, and we hope that shows in the pictures that we captured.

Heather & Chris | Loft Wedding with the Best Kind | Studio 180 | Rochester NY |

Venue: Studio 180

Caterer: Farmhouse Table Foods

Hair Stylist: Rachael Desantis

Cake: Scratch

What a combination of a crazy great time and really beautiful planning! Heather and Chris created a day that didn’t take themselves too seriously, a venue that is beautifully creative and gorgeous food! Can food be gorgeous? (yes).

Both their ceremony and reception were at Studio 180. This loft space on St. Paul in Rochester is kinda special to us. It is were North Glow met. (Paul and Chelse). We love getting to be in our old digs. John Larkin has created such a totally unique space. The furniture! The light. The details. Always all in the details.

Farmhouse Table Foods is always impressive. Their spread is almost too gorgeous to eat. So much artistry. They use so many outside the box ingredients. Delicious and genius.

Our portrait time happened right outside Studio 180 in the nearby city streets. We love getting to do something unique with each couple. After spending time during their engagement session with us, we all know exactly what to expect and it turns out perfectly!

Thank you Heather & Chris for having us there with you! We loved it!

CAROLYN & JOE | JULY 27th 2019 | COBBLESTONE CREEK CC

Where do we start with Carolyn and Joe… We had such an amazing day with these two. Two of the kindest families we’ve worked with!

Carolyn’s family surprised her with our video package that she wanted so badly. What made it even better were the tears of joy at the salon when she found out the morning of!

A beautiful day at Cobblestone Creek Country Club gave us some amazing backdrops to top it all off!

Thank you Carolyn and Joe for allowing us to be a small part!

CIARRA & CHARLIE CANADICE LAKE ENGAGEMENT SESSION

We’re so happy that Ciarra and Charlie chose to have photography and videography with us! We thought adding an e-session mini film for our couples that booked us for both would be a super cool way for everyone to get comfortable with each other before their wedding day.

What a crazy beautiful evening we had for this shoot after having to cancel the first due to rain! We had so much fun with these two and we can’t wait for November to roll around so we can do it all over again! Thanks Ciarra and Charlie for making us laugh!

Alexis & Kevin | The couple that is ALWAYS smiling | Casa Larga, Victor, NY

Venue: Casa Larga

Florist: Kittleberger

DJ: BreakThrough Entertainment

Hair and Makeup: Blush Beauty Bar

What makes wedding photographers happy? And able to create great images that represent you and your personality? When you trust us, respect us, pay us well, and have a great time with us. Checked all the boxes here. Thank you Alexis and Kevin!

Sofia, Scot, & Snoppy | One of the luckiest pups in all the world

We love that we get to work with Snoppy. (and his parents).

He is kinda lucky. He has maybe the two best doggie parents ever.

The color at Highland park was particularly beautiful this day.

We love spending time with our couples before their wedding day. Engagement sessions are really fun for us. They are of course about the photos, because it is always about the photos for us. BUT they are sooooo about our connection with you! We thrive completely on our couples having complete trust in us!

Birth Story | At Home Birth with Midwife and Doula| Lennon comes rushing in.

Heather and Deb entered my life when they met with me to photograph their wedding. I was so excited that they were considering me. They were one of those couples that were in love totally out loud. In the meeting, in life, obviously in love. For me that is so fun to photograph. I loved their engagement session, just in their home together with there pup. They had trained her to hold the engagement ring on her nose. Of course.

Their wedding was everything I knew it would be. Thoughtful, creative, intimate.

They both became my friends.

I have such a major appreciation for their personalities. Beautiful open minds, accepting, nurturing people. When they decided to have a baby, I knew it would be special. I followed their journey.

I knew Heather would be beautiful in birth. She takes every part of life on in her own way. I actually cried on the way to their house. Just thinking of both of them. Their journey to get pregnant, in life, everything all together. i just kept thinking how brave and strong and beautiful.

Just like I know Lennon will be.

Come work with us!!

So excited to post this. We hate turning down weddings. We want to take them ALLLLLLL. But we need more photographers who get it. We would really love 2-3 to join our team. 

Let me get specific here, because I don't want to have to send back emails that are negative. ONLY positive. We do take on interns, BUT this is not for that. 

We are not looking for people who are learning. You must have full equipment. Please only apply if you have shot at least 5 weddings on your OWN. We will need to review a full portfolio, with FULL weddings. Must shoot natural and flash photography. Be open to learn our techniques. 

We will be paying on a per wedding basis. Not hiring full time or part time photographers. 

Hoping to have 2-3 photographers hired by June 1st! Excepting inquiries until May 1st. 

Also we are fun. I think? Right? Anybody?

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Just the Tips... Get the best out of your photography on the big day!

Tips, Tips, Tips!!

You want great wedding photography! Agreed…

Preparation; the nerves, the joy, the details  

We come with the idea of capturing your interaction with your friends and family you are preparing with. Your dress, jewelry, shoes and flowers are also on our VIP list during this time. 

Some things that can make this period even more beautiful if you have the option:

  1. Choose a location with lots of natural light. Get ready near a big window.

  2. Bring a wooden hanger for your dress. 

  3. Make one of your bride’s maids in charge of your details (shoes, jewelry, make-up, veil, something blue…).

  4. Bring an invitation.

  5. Have all your bridesmaids get into their dresses before you, as soon as possible. 

  6. Try and be ready 30-40 min. before the ceremony so there is time for some portraits! 

  7. Groom: Think of a fun location near where you are getting married to do some group shots. The gentlemen are always ready before the ladies and it is a perfect time for some portraits.

  8. We can only photograph what we have time to photograph! So be sure to leave time for it. Don’t let getting ready over take your whole day and make everything else run so late you don’t leave time for photos!

Ceremony; the emotion, the guests, the kiss!

1.          This is just a matter of opinion: BE IN THE MOMENT…Cry, Laugh, Just be you, it is your day. 

2.         Walk SLOW and smile. This also goes for all your bridesmaids and attendants as well!

3.         Kiss SLOW! Hold that kiss…I mean why not?

4. Stop on your way back down the aisle, kiss once more!

Portraits; However YOU want them.

1.          Think about how much time you want to spend and let us know for sure. 

2.         When it is just the two of you relax and be you; hold hands, kiss, talk, smile, and laugh. You can’t get natural if you don’t act natural.

3.         Give your group a little pep talk. Tell them you want to have FUN, but you also want to get done and into the PARTY! 

4.       You don’t need to think of ideas because we come with plenty, BUT please feel free to shout them out if you have them. We love to be inspired by you!

5.         Think of dismissing everyone at some point, so just the two of you can have at least 20 min. of portraits alone. 

6.        Put someone in charge of the family and friends you want group portraits of! Don’t lose time to searching for them!

 

The theme: Relax, have fun, be you!

We have a lot of shots on our list, but a couple to think about:

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Spring Sessions ANNOUNCED | Easter, Mommy & Me and so much more!

People!?!?

It is time to come out of your home, no more hibernating.

THE SUN IS GOING TO COME OUT.

(Just like Annie says).

First up EASTER:

Easter OUTFITS?!!? 2 backdrop choices. Hanging Flowers and all white. We will have "egg decorating" props (with no actual dye, duh) and always other prop fun. Get a fancy portrait and a childhood memory captured all at the same time!

$150 includes 30 minutes and 10 images. 

April 12th and 14th 

northglowphotography@gmail.com | 585-489-3551 to book!

Then MOMMY and ME:

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$250 includes session and files. We will be selecting and delivering around 25 files this year. 
Sessions will be outside, weather permitting. We have not chosen spot yet. As we are really hoping for some blossoming. We have a couple of places in mind around Mendon area.

Dates:
April 27th, May 2, 11, 12
9am-7pm times available. 
EXCEPT 11th. Only available 8:30-12.

northglowphotography@gmail.com | 585-489-3551 to book!

Come see us?! Please?

We have beautifulness planned.

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Maternity and Newborn, The perfect combination.

One of our most popular combinations is Maternity and Newborn. You will never ever regret having maternity photos. Never. We love growing with our families.

We even have a Gift REGISTRY! Get what is important to you!!

Maternity and Newborn are available at the studio, in your home or on location or a combination of locations! We love talking to you about everything and consulting. We have so many things for you to use here but love using whatever fits into your styling too!

Chelse has worked with babies for 10 years. It is more then just photography for us. It is the whole experience!

We ALWAYS offer this special:

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Las Vegas Strip Night Shoot | Rochelle & Louis

Louis and Rochelle were born and raised in Las Vegas.

Everyone else we ran into there was from L.A.?

While on our trip to WPPI 2019 we got to do a shoot with them. We wanted to take full advantage of the night life in Vegas on the Strip. Night sessions create a totally different experience. We get to create the light and effect it exactly how we want to. Get really inventive. Shaping light however we want to. You can get lost trying to choose spots on the Las Vegas Strip to shoot. We narrowed it down to 3 spots. Mostly around the neighborhood of Aria, New York New York and MGM.

We don’t have to be in Vegas to do a night shoot! Any city any way…let us know?

www.northglowphotography.com

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| Samantha & JP | Heron Hill Winery Hammondsport, NY |08/18/2018|

We love summer weddings in the Finger Lakes. I mean, truthfully we love all weddings in that area, but especially the summer ones. The scenery is always so amazing, especially at one of our favorite venues; Heron Hill Winery.

Samantha & JP’s wedding did not disappoint. They came to us from Los Angeles because of roots in the area and we are so glad they found us. We couldn’t have asked for a more fun and attractive Bride, Groom and wedding party! We enjoyed time at the family cottage and got some great shots there including an awesome first look on the dock.

This day would never have been even close to as beautiful without the hard work and planning of some of our favorite people at Dolce Amica Event Planning & Design and In Bloom Florals, we can always count on everything looking gorgeous and running smoothly as well as flawless flower arrangements. Not to mention delicious food from Nolan’s on the Lake catering.

Married in Boston, Wedding Photos in Barcelona | Jason & Valerie

This Spanish guy married this American girl.

They had a wedding in Boston.

We did their wedding portraits in Barcelona.

It is an undertaking deciding where to take them! Way too many choices. Both the bride and the groom really loved spots with interesting architecture and that really reminded them of Barcelona.

We chose: Arc de Triomf, Barrio Gotico, El Catedral del Centro