Brianne & Tommy | Forest Engagement Session

Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer Emi Rose Studio

Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer Emi Rose Studio

When I drove up to Brianne’s family property in Orangeville, New York, I found Tommy standing in the road in the late summer sunlight, looking out over the golden hills, the neighboring Christmas tree farm, and and the long road that leads to their little corner of the world. Tommy pointed me in the right direction, and I rolled and bumped my way up a little dirt path to the scene of this lovely, lovely session.

One of the things that I love about engagement sessions is that they give a couple a moment to pause, reflect, and simply celebrate the love that’s led them to spend the rest of their days together. Brianne and Tommy’s session was nothing if not that – a quiet moment, away from wedding planning, away from everyday life, away far from the noise of traffic. When you’re with these two, you can feel the spark between them, and I was lucky enough to capture a few of those moments on this beautiful piece of earth, in the last of that warm summer sunlight!

Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer Emi Rose Studio

Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer Emi Rose Studio

Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer Emi Rose Studio

Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer Emi Rose Studio

Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer Emi Rose Studio

Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer Emi Rose Studio

Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer Emi Rose Studio

Engagement sessions have my heart – I travel all over the Finger Lakes, Hudson Valley, and wherever crazy love is a-happenin’ to capture these beautiful moments! If you’re curious to know more, I wrote a little bit about why engagement sessions are such an important part of the Emi Rose Studio wedding experience here, and laid down all of the details about when to schedule your engagement session here.

At the moment, I’m working on a Engagement Session Guide for future brides, and I’d love to hear from you all about your thoughts! Did you have an engagement session when you got married? Were you happy with your decision? What’s your best advice for couples to make the most of their engagement session? Let me know below in the comments!

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Marcie + Dave | Geneva, NY Engagement Session

Geneva, NY Engagement Session at Hobart and William Smith | Emi Rose Studio

Marcie and Dave took a major trip down memory lane for their engagement session. These two met at Hobart and William Smith in Geneva, NY, and although they now live in Boston, they’re coming back to where it all started to take the next big step and get hitched! After touring the spectacular North Farm where they will be married later this year, we headed to the Hobart campus for this sweet, sweet engagement shoot. I really followed Marcie and Dave along as they revisited some of their old haunts, from the beautiful paths down to the HWS boat house to the benches where they had their very first kiss – it doesn’t get much more romantic than that, folks!

Geneva, NY Engagement Session | Emi Rose Studio

Geneva, NY Engagement Session at Hobart and William Smith | Emi Rose Studio

Geneva, NY Engagement Session at Hobart and William Smith | Emi Rose Studio

Geneva, NY Engagement Session at Hobart and William Smith | Emi Rose Studio

Geneva, NY Engagement Session at Hobart and William Smith | Emi Rose Studio

Geneva, NY Engagement Session at Hobart and William Smith | Emi Rose Studio

Geneva, NY Engagement Session at Hobart and William Smith | Emi Rose Studio

Geneva, NY Engagement Session at Hobart and William Smith | Emi Rose Studio

Geneva, NY Engagement Session at Hobart and William Smith | Emi Rose Studio

Geneva, NY Engagement Session at Hobart and William Smith | Emi Rose Studio

Geneva, NY Engagement Session at Hobart and William Smith | Emi Rose Studio

Geneva, NY Engagement Session at Hobart and William Smith | Emi Rose Studio

Geneva, NY Engagement Session at Hobart and William Smith | Emi Rose Studio

Geneva, NY Engagement Session at Hobart and William Smith | Emi Rose Studio

Geneva, NY Engagement Session at Hobart and William Smith | Emi Rose Studio

Geneva, NY Engagement Session at Hobart and William Smith | Emi Rose Studio

Geneva, NY Engagement Session at Hobart and William Smith | Emi Rose Studio

Geneva, NY Engagement Session at Hobart and William Smith | Emi Rose Studio

Geneva, NY Engagement Session at Hobart and William Smith | Emi Rose Studio

Geneva, NY Engagement Session at Hobart and William Smith | Emi Rose Studio

Marcie and Dave are so clearly in love, their wedding later this summer is going to be full of so many more sweet moments and so much meaning. I simply can’t wait to help them capture the next chapter of their love story.

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Ashley + Alex | Canandaigua Engagement Session

Emi Rose Studio | Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer | Canandaigua Engagement Session at the City Pier

Ashley and Alex chose the absolute most perfect fall day for their engagement session. The crisp air, gorgeous clear skies, and incredible sunrise was a photographer’s dream. Wait, did I say SUNRISE? Yes I did. These two braved the early hours of the morning to grab that amazing sunshine coming up over the water.

Emi Rose Studio | Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer | Canandaigua Engagement Session at the City Pier Emi Rose Studio | Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer | Canandaigua Engagement Session at the City Pier Emi Rose Studio | Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer | Canandaigua Engagement Session at the City Pier

Ashley and Alex live in Pennsylvania and are planning a destination wedding in the Finger Lakes! I simply can’t wait to help them capture the next chapter of their love story.

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Katie & Mike | Canadice Lake Engagement Session

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Katie and Mike’s engagement session was such fun to shoot. These two chose to have their engagement photos taken on Canadice Lake, one of the smallest of the Finger Lakes – and their favorite spot to go fishing together.

The late fall foliage and the beautiful woodland scenery made this one of the coziest autumnal sessions I’ve been lucky enough to photograph. Plus, they were troopers, hiking down some questionable trails and rocky paths so that we could get that perfect lakeside shot!

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Emi Rose Studio | Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer | Rochester NY Wedding Photographer

Emi Rose Studio | Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer | Rochester NY Wedding Photographer

May your wedding be as beautiful as your love, Katie and Mike!

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Meaghan & Brian | Skaneateles, NY Engagement Session

Emi Rose Studio | Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer | Skaneateles, NY Engagement Session

This beautiful fall engagement session in Skaneateles was a dream! Despite the light rain showers, it was a perfect afternoon to celebrate love and light.

Skaneateles is a special place for these two – Brian’s family owns a getaway on the lake, where he spent long summer days growing up. The couple’s first date was at the the adorably quaint Skaneateles Bakery; a few months later, Brian proposed to Meaghan on the water, while fireworks flared overhead! Then, of course, they went and had a fabulous dinner at The Krebs (one of my personal favorites). Needless to say, we hit most of these landmarks during our engagement photoshoot!

Emi Rose Studio | Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer | Skaneateles, NY Engagement Session

Emi Rose Studio | Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer | Skaneateles, NY Engagement Photography

Emi Rose Studio | Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer | Skaneateles, NY Engagement Portraits

Emi Rose Studio | Rochester, NY Wedding Photographer | Skaneateles, NY Engagement Session

Emi Rose Studio | Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer | Skaneateles, NY Engagement Photography

I can’t think of anything better than a sweet engagement session on the lake, with fall colors, dockside scenery, and romantic stories a-plenty. Can you?

P.S. Meaghan and Brian’s e-session was featured on the lovely Reverie Gallery in January 2017!

Check out the Emi Rose Studio engagement gallery, or book your engagement session today!

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