bride and groom embrace during their photoshoot

Photography by
Jess Kamens Photography


Wedding Ceremony
Rochester Brainery

Dinner Reception
Good Luck

Grand Reception
The Waterfront Lodge at Abraham Lincoln Park

Amanda's Hair & Makeup
by Shevaune at



It has been a brilliant task writing this blog and reliving this astonishing wedding! Amanda & Tim (Throttle too!) are such an amazing couple, their famlilies are incredibly kind and their wedding, well, you'll see for yourself. There was a huge surprise for guests on the second day as A&T arrived at their reception. I have never seen so many people laughing and sharing and enjoying themselves for two days! I am honored to have captured this wedding with such special images, which tell only a tiny portion of their incredible story. The vendors and the venues were 100% perfect and I have highlighted them throughout this story. Enjoy!


First... meet Tim & Amanda... and Throttle!


bride and groom on Irondequoit bay during their wedding reception
bride covers half of her face with her wedding dress and gives a small smile
stunning bride in her wedding gown

And now... their story.

Bridal Bouquet from Arena's Flowers in Rochester NY
bride putting on her lace wedding gown
friend and mother of the bride helping her get dressed before her wedding
bride getting her makeup done before the wedding
bride and groom rings

A father-daughter moment...

father welcomes bride on her wedding day
bride sees her father for the first time on her wedding and cries

The perfect flower girl... 

a dog wearing flowers is  part of the wedding ceremony
groom walks down the aisle
grandfather and groom hug
groom is shocked by beautiful bride
groom sees bride for the first time down the aisle during a first look
parents, mother and father, walk daughter down the aisle
mother and father of bride lift her vail for the groom
groom excited to see bride

Rochester Brainery is one of the most amazingly stunning, well-lit, quaint places I have ever photographed a wedding. The light. The ambiance. Everything was simply perfect.

wedding at Rochester Brainery in New York
grandmother of the groom laughing before the ceremony
bride reads her vows and the groom smiles with plants in the background
grooms tears up during the ceremony and laughs
beautiful bride cries
bride wipes her tears away curing her wedding ceremony at Rochester Brainery
bride and groom hold hands during ceremony
father of the bride looks loving at the mother of the bride
soon-to-be husband and wife look lovingly at each other
groom puts a ring on his wife's finger
husband and wife first kiss during their wedding in Rochester, NY
new husband and wife walk down the aisle
bride hugs her grandmother
grandmother and mother laugh and embrace
wedding photography in an urban city with a brick wall background in Rochester, New York
couples photography against a  stripped building
bride and groom rub noses
wedding photograph on the brick building outside of Good Luck Restaurant in Rochester, NY

This was a special moment as this is where Amanda and Tim had their first moments together. They returned to celebrate and Meghann and the wonderful folk at Good Luck Restaurant really made it special for everyone.

bride and groom cheersing over a drink inside Good Luck Restaurant during their wedding reception party and dinner
bride hugs family at reception
grandmother at a wedding
groom talking to family
family talks over drinks at Good Luck in Rochester
family laughs during a reception including several generations
groom laughs during the father's speech
wooden slab centerpieces at a wedding
catered food for a private function from Restaurant Good Luck in Rochester
family laughs and talks during a party

And now ... day 2!

a sign with balloons directs people towards the wedding reception
non-alcoholic drinks offered at a wedding reception
motorcycle and helmet

The entire wedding reception gathered on the large outdoor balcony of The Waterfront Lodge in Abraham Lincoln Park, overlooking Irondequoit bay, to await the grand arrival of the newlyweds.

guests gather on the balcony of The Waterfront Lodge at Abraham Lincoln Park for a wedding in Rochester and Webster, NY

Here comes Amanda... escorted by her father... waving and dancing and enjoying every moment.


And around the corner comes Tim!


To greet and escort his new wife...


... to their new life.

bride and groom make their entrance to their reception on the boat dock on the water The Waterfront Lodge at Abraham Lincoln Park in Webster NY
friends laugh at the reception
men talking at a wedding reception on the water in Rochester
a couple enjoys their friend's wedding reception
a couple laughs on the porch of a waterfront lodge
woman uses a toothpick to clean her teeth during a party
people laugh on the balcony of a wedding
father of the groom gives a speech in the reception hall in The Waterfront Lodge at Abraham Lincoln Park in Rochester
the bride drinks from the wine bottle
a personalized wine bottle for bride and groom of a 2014 Shiraz from Australia
laughing during the best man speech
a toast at a weddinmg
Mr. & Mrs. signs at the head table of a wedding surrounding the fireplace
bride and groom's first dance
bride sings to groom during first dance

The entire wedding was self-catered and honestly, some of the most amazing food I have ever seen (... tasted!)

a red beet deviled egg at a self-catered reception
A lovely spread from a self-catered wedding reception
chocolate covered desert balls
macroons at a wedding

It's quite touching to see the engagement images that Tim, Amanda & Throttle and I did together a year before scattered everywhere throughout the wedding. It's rare to find such an amazing couple who value printed artwork!

table centerpieces at a reception containing Engagement pictures
newly married husband and wife laugh together on their wedding  day with the water in the background and sunlight streaming in
groom looks out at the water and thinks about his new wife

The lodge, in the moonlight. It couldn't get more beautiful.

the moonlight over The Waterfront Lodge at Abraham Lincoln Park
silhouette of bride and groom against the water
a sunset view of the water at Abraham Lincoln Park for a wedding as the bride and groom kiss