married couple in turnout gear at hose 22 in rochester new york

rounding out our whitney and man trilogy are these images taken on the day after their wedding, just before we headed over to do their aftermath session in the cemetery. we love doing aftermath sessions, especially when we have awesome couples like whitney and man. for any bride out there that wants to get images like these but gets worried when they hear the term “trash the dress” we want you to know that the intent of these sessions is not to destroy your dress. although it may get a little dirty, the level of trashing is completely up to you. our aftermath sessions are all about having fun, taking your time (which you don’t really get to do on your wedding day), and creating great images with you.

we started this photo session at warner castle in rochester new york. the grounds around it gave us an amazing backdrop for man and whitney’s awesomeness.

wedding photos at the sunken garden in highland park in rochester new york

wedding photos at the sunken garden in highland park in rochester new york

wedding photos at Warner Castle in highland park in rochester new york

wedding photos at Warner Castle in highland park in rochester new york

wedding photos at the sunken garden in highland park in rochester new york

wedding photos at the sunken garden in highland park in rochester new york

wedding photos at the sunken garden in highland park in rochester new york

as we were shooting at warner castle, a gentleman came up the driveway in this sweet 1951 studebaker champion deluxe. he stopped and chatted with us a bit about our session and we all geeked out asking him about his car. (sidebar: i used to own a 1966 fairlane and a 1968 vw bug. i have loved old cars since i was a kid. it all started with the 1956 ford f100 my uncle owns. once i saw that, i was hooked. ok, back to the post.) james, the owner, was kind enough to hang out and tell us all about his car while we gawked. then, to our giddy delight, he offered to let us use his studebaker as a prop. he must have seen the drool running down my shirt.

wedding photos at the sunken garden in highland park in rochester new york

wedding photos at the sunken garden in highland park in rochester new york

whitney looked like a hollywood actress arriving in front of the red carpet. simply stunning.

wedding photos at the sunken garden in highland park in rochester new york

man puts the stud in studebaker

wedding photos at the sunken garden in highland park in rochester new york

i LOVE this next shot that april took.

wedding photos at the sunken garden in highland park in rochester new york

wedding photos at the sunken garden in highland park in rochester new york

wedding photos at the sunken garden in highland park in rochester new york

wedding photos at the sunken garden in highland park in rochester new york

wedding photos at the sunken garden in highland park in rochester new york

wedding photos at the sunken garden in highland park in rochester new york

if this isn’t the best looking couple you’ve ever seen i will eat okra, and i hate okra.

wedding photos at the sunken garden in highland park in rochester new york

wedding photos at the sunken garden in highland park in rochester new york

wedding photos at the sunken garden in highland park in rochester new york

wedding photos at the sunken garden in highland park in rochester new york

wedding photos at the sunken garden in highland park in rochester new york

one last note before we say aloha oi to james’ 1951 studebaker champion deluxe. this car was immaculate, down the the finest detail. the ike and dick campaign button on the glove box was the cherry on top.

before going any further, we want to send a big thank you to james for not only letting us borrow his beautiful car, but for taking time out of his day to talk with us. he was more than generous with his time and as an added bonus, he shared all kinds of cool bits of rochester history with us. mahalo james!

one added bit of nostalgia for kim and i is that we met in hawaii at a club called studebakers. ever since then, whenever we see a studebaker, we have a little schmoopy moment. i love that girl.

wedding photos at the sunken garden in highland park in rochester new york

we thanked the fine gentleman for letting us use his beautiful car and headed off to continue whitney and man’s aftermath session in the cemetery. as the last light of the day faded behind the tree line in the cemetery we started to pack up our gear. just then, whitney and man invited us to dinner with them at one of their favorite restaurants, hose 22 firehouse grill in rochester. they explained that it used to be an actual fire station but has now been converted into a restaurant. it sounded awesome on all accounts. one, we love old fire houses. two, we didn’t want our time with man and whitney to end. three, we were driving from rochester to boston right after we finished this session and there was no way we were making it without eating. it was a win, win, win.

we walked in just in time, about 20 before the place closed. man and whitney instantly drew attention from other patrons and from the staff. during dinner (which was awesome btw) the owner, craig, came over and congratulated them on their marriage and then offered to let them upstairs into the old fire house living area. there’s no way we were passing that up. once most of the other customers cleared out we headed upstairs where man and whitney got to throw on some old firefighter’s turnout gear.

now i know what you’re thinking. man and whitney were so hot that they caught the bricks on fire. for insurance purposes, i can not confirm that, but what you’re seeing in the background on this next shot is not just kim’s editing. those are actual burn marks on the wall. they may be from man and whitney’s hotness, or possibly from when there was a fire in the old firehouse (insert irony here). either way, they look rad in the photos and i’m glad the owner didn’t have the wall fully cleaned after the fire.

speaking of the owner, he and his family were super cool. they gave us all the vip treatment and even offered to move stuff around for us to get a clean shot. if photographer ratings for restaurants count, we give hose 22 and it’s staff an A plus.

did man and whitney rock this shot or what?

married couple in turnout gear at hose 22 in rochester new york

as an added vip bonus, the owner let man and whitney slide down the firehouse pole.

married couple in turnout gear at hose 22 in rochester new york

whitney and man, we love you guys! thank you so so much for everything. like i said in my previous post, our trip to new york for your wedding was one that we’ll never forget. we are forever grateful to both of you. i meant it when i said that we didn’t want our time with you to end. we loved every minute with you two. from the moment we met, you both treated us like we were part of your family. i want you to know that we will smile and think of our time with you whenever we look at these images, and the one’s we took along the trip there and back.

congratulations whitney and man! try not to burn any structures down with your hot hot heat.

this last shot btw, sweetest picture ever.

married couple in turnout gear at hose 22 in rochester new york

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