This may come as a shock, but we photographers have favorite venues to photograph. My favorites offer perfect lighting, picturesque design, and timeless views - what’s not to love?! I’ve been lucky enough to work with clients who choose to get married at some of the venues I love to shoot. You’ll soon be able to see why…
Here are some of my favorite photos of my most-loved wedding venues in New York:
The Sinclair Of Skaneateles // I’ve spent a lot of time at The Sinclair. I’ve shot weddings, styled shoots, and had mini sessions all in this one space! The Sinclair is so versatile and allows for all types of events. One thing that’s great about this venue for a wedding is the variety of photos you’re able to capture. From the aged look inside to the fun architecture outside and private ceremony area, it’s easy for photographers (and even easier for couples and their guests) to enjoy their all-in-one venue.
Photos from Marissa + Mark’s wedding
The Treman Center // The Treman Center in Ithaca has so many unique characteristics. Although it’s a barn venue, it doesn’t come off as one. It has a vast and elegant indoor space, whimsical grounds, and cute additional areas that you know took extra thought by the owners and builders to make as beautiful as they are. The spaces for couples to get ready, the outdoor patio, and the outside areas, are all immaculate, allowing for all styles of couples to enjoy this venue.
Photos from Chelsea + Sean’s wedding
Wagner Vineyards // Winery weddings are an awesome perk of living in the Fingerlakes area. One of my favorite venues is Wagner Vineyards. Wagner’s estate is rustic through and through, so those of you who are considering barn venues, look into wineries as well! They are filled with agricultural charm that I think is often overlooked by couples who want this style for their wedding day. Wagner has a breathtaking, large property, with the view of the lake in the background for ceremonies, and the reception center has tall, wood, vaulted ceilings. Wagner Vineyards is warm, cozy, and outdoorsy — perfect for romantic photo opportunities.
Photos from Taylor + Dan’s wedding
Emerson Park Pavilion // I love that in recent years the Emerson Park Pavilion has become a popular and gorgeous venue in Auburn. The space is naturally beautiful inside and out, offering a variety of spots for portraits. This is exciting for me as a photographer because I can give couples so many different styles of shots to choose from. Plus, the inside of the pavilion is vast and perfect for large, rave-like receptions, which are always fun to photograph!
Inns of Aurora // The Inns of Aurora embodies everything that’s great about upstate New York - history, charm, comfort, and a lush look. Everything about this venue shouts luxury because of the detailed design that still has a calm and cool energy from Cayuga Lake in the background. The Inn itself and the town it’s in, both give off a comfortable, intimate feeling, which adds a unique charm to the photographs and a cozy experience for guests.
Photos from Larissa + Jonathan’s wedding
The Arbor Loft // The Arbor Loft is one of my favorite spots for weddings in Rochester! I love the light and airy ambiance that still has an industrial, city-like feel; it makes my job so much easier. All of the natural light pours inside from the large windows during the day, and the romantic fairy lights brighten the ceiling at night. This makes The Arbor Loft the perfect photo opportunity for the duration of any wedding.
Photos from Stephanie + Scott’s wedding
No matter your style and wedding theme, you’re bound to find a venue to love in New York. There are rustic, elegant, and timeless options all over the state that are beautiful for photography. Inquire here if you’re getting married at an awesome wedding venue that you think I’d love the opportunity to photograph as well!