Intimate Backyard Wedding, Rochester, NY – Janelle + Zach

Dress: Silk Bridal
Catering: Root Catering
Cake: Scratch Bakeshop
Rentals: McCarthy Tents + Events

Janelle and Zach are two of the sweetest, most fun, and stunning couples I’ve had the honor to photograph. They are a “Covid couple” whos plans to marry in Napa, California was squashed due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. They flipped their plans on a dime and replanned their special day in the form of an intimate backyard wedding with their closest family and friends. I must say these intimate backyard weddings have become a favorite of mine. There is just a different type of energy.

Their day was absolutely beautiful — they embraced their new plans, we were able to proceed as usual and continue to make their day special. We did their first look portraits at the Strathallan Hotel followed by bridal portraits at the beautiful George Eastman House, with a backyard ceremony and reception to follow at the Bride’s parents property. One of my favorite parts of the day was when Zach saw his bride for the first time. He was in absolute awe of her beauty, he couldn’t get over how gorgeous she looked and that killer dress of hers! I couldn’t agree more, Janelle must be one of the most beautiful brides I’ve seen. Not to mention the girl can rock a flower crown like nobody’s business.

Cheers to Janelle + Zach for making the most of their situation, for just being so thrilled to marry each other and for being the most wonderful, happy and easy going couple. I am so happy for you both and cannot thank you enough for letting me be apart of your amazing day! Congrats <3


Intimate Backyard Wedding, Rochester, NY - Janelle + ZachJenny Berliner