Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer

Finger Lakes Region, NY

From the views of sparkling water and rolling hills to the gorgeous vineyards and estates, there are so many things to love about being a Finger Lakes wedding photographer. I want to share with you a little bit about what I think is most important when looking for a wedding photographer in the Finger Lakes, and some of the reasons why I'll never stop photographing weddings there.

Bride and groom stand in front of a lake and a vineyard in the finger lakes


Choosing a Finger Lakes Wedding Photographer

Having a wedding photographer who captures true-to-life color is super important for documenting the beauty and authenticity of your wedding day in the Finger Lakes. The region's stunning landscapes, from the peaceful lakes to the vibrant vineyards, deserve to be captured the way they actually looked, without any heavy filters. Choosing someone who edits with true-to-life color makes sure that every moment and detail, from the vivid hues of the surrounding landscape to the delicate tones of your wedding party's attire, is captured the way you'll remember it when you think back on your wedding day. If you’re looking for a Finger Lakes wedding photographer, I would love to chat with you.

If you're getting married in the region and thinking about what your wedding photos will look like, here are some of the things I love the most about being a Finger Lakes wedding photographer:


Unique Ceremony Spaces 

Some of the most unique ceremony spaces I’ve photographed have been in the Finger Lakes. From a beautiful waterfront ceremony right on Cayuga Lake at Ithaca Farmers Market (the bride even made her entrance on a sailboat), to a stunning vineyard wedding at Wagner Vineyards (a gorgeous Seneca Lake wedding venue), no place does ceremony backdrops better than the Finger Lakes.


bride and groom kiss in front of waterfront ceremony space on cayuga lake in the finger lakes

bride and groom share first kiss at ginny lee cafe at wagner vineyards on Seneca lake


Picturesque Landscapes

As a Finger Lakes wedding photographer, I never have to worry about a lack of gorgeous scenery for portraits. I’ve taken wedding day portraits on the water, in a forest, in front of waterfalls, and even in one of Ithaca’s gorges, and with every wedding I’m finding another venue that I can’t wait to go back to.


brides and grooms standing in front of waterfalls and in the forest in the finger lakes region of upstate ny

bride and groom stand hand in hand on a dock during their summer wedding in the finger lakes


Fall Foliage in the Finger Lakes

The Finger Lakes in the Fall is my favorite place to be (and if I’m photographing a wedding, even better). I absolutely loved this colorful fall ceremony nestled between the trees.

bride and groom walk down the aisle during a fall wedding in the finger lakes


Fantastic Food

The Finger Lakes might be known for its wine, but the food is also incredible. I’ve been so impressed by all the different options I’ve seen couples choose for their Finger Lakes weddings. From locally made ice cream to wedding day pie (I love the idea of non-traditional desserts on your wedding day) it's always so much fun getting to see what local caterers and farm-to-table restaurants are offering.


wedding day ice cream and pie in the finger lakes


Elegant Architecture

The Finger Lakes isn't just rolling hills and sparkling lakes though, there's also some seriously stunning architecture. One of my favorite examples, and I'm sure any Ithaca wedding photographer would agree, is Cornell University. Cornell weddings are dreamy and romantic, and even if you decide not to have a Sage Chapel wedding on campus, the University still makes for great portraits before or after your ceremony.

a wedding party poses for photos and a bride and groom kiss at cornell university wedding in the finger lakes


Finger Lakes Wedding Venues

I know how difficult it can be to hunt for the perfect wedding venue, especially in a region with as many options as the Finger Lakes, and I want to help! If you’re dreaming of a Finger Lakes wedding, here’s a list of some of the most popular venues in the Finger Lakes. The Finger Lakes is a huge region, so if you're searching for one region in particular, keep scrolling past this list so you can where all the venues are on a map:


Apple Blossom Acres
Freeville, NY
John Joseph Inn
Groton, NY
Aster Estates Weddings & Events
Skaneateles, NY
Mirbeau Inn & Spa Skaneateles
Skaneateles, NY
Canandaigua Country Club (The Fallbrook House)
Canandaigua, NY
New Park Event
Venue & Suites
Ithaca, NY
Crispin Hill
Penn Yan, NY
Robert H. Treman State Park
Ithaca, NY
Dutch Harvest Farm
Lansing, NY
Silver Queen Farm
Trumansburg, NY
Emerson Park Pavilion
Auburn, NY
The Estate at Glenora Falls
Dundee, NY
Fontainebleau Inn
Alpine, NY
The Kester Homestead
Memphis, NY
Geneva On The Lake
Geneva, NY
The Lake House on Canandaigua
Canandaigua, NY
Ginny Lee Cafe at Wagner Vineyards
Lodi, NY
The North Farm
Geneva, NY
Glenora Wine Cellars
Dundee, NY
The Seneca Ridge
Geneva, NY
Gratitude & Grace
Ithaca, NY
The Sinclair of Skaneateles
Skaneateles, NY
Hobbit Hollow Bed & Breakfast
Skaneateles, NY
The Treman Center
Newfield, NY
Inn at Taughannock Falls
Trumansburg, NY
Ventosa Vineyards
Geneva, NY
Inns of Aurora Resort & Spa
Aurora, NY
Wren's Roost Wedding & Event Barn
Naples, NY
Ithaca Farmers Market
Ithaca, NY




Looking for a photographer for your Finger Lakes wedding?
I'd love to chat with you!