It’s All in the Details: Julianne and Eric | Rochester NY Wedding Photographer

In that long, hectic and seemingly endless stretch of time between when a couple starts planning their wedding and the actual wedding day, one of the things I love the most is to watch all the little details for my couple’s weddings come together and see how the day as a whole takes shape. And I LOVE when my brides get so excited about the things they are planning that they email me or call me, or show up for a meeting bursting at the seems to share their vision! I absolutely love to be involved!!! When my brides are passionate about something, I’m passionate about it as well, and it is all those affectionately chosen or crafted details that make each wedding as unique and as personal as each individual couple.

Every bride’s favorite deets vary. Sometimes they are invitations and placeholders, sometimes they are favors or flowers or the cake. For Julianne it was COLOR! (in particular this brilliant, happy color green. I say “happy” because it’s virtually impossible to look at without smiling)…and her accessories.

Everything she wore that day, from her dress…


…to her shoes…


…to her bracelet….


…every piece was carefully and lovingly chosen, to express herself and her and Eric’s intimate and fun relationship (she was so excited about them that she sent me color samples and a link to photos of the bracelet way before the wedding!) and the final result was a wedding day that was elegant and very playful at the same time!


Just like Julianne and Eric!!!



Personal details are by no means limited to decorations or dress.

When Julianne and I met to go over her schedule she told me about Eric’s famous Michael Jackson impression/dance. By the way her face lit up I could tell that this was something about her fiance (husband!) that she cherished, which speaks to that same sense of playfulness she was creating with their accessories. Sure enough, when MJ started playing during the reception, Eric couldn’t resist the urge to get out on the dance floor! And let me tell you, this groom has got some MOVES!


So whether it’s shoes or dance moves, don’t be afraid to get excited about your details! If you need someone to bounce ideas of off, give me a call and I’ll get fired up right along with you!!! And…most importantly…never ever be afraid to play.

Posted byTammy Swales