Nicki and Chase – Belhurst Castle in Geneva, New York

There are several things that are great about doing wedding photography as a job – besides being offered cake and champagne at work! Sometimes you get to travel to fun new places to photograph weddings. Another is that occasionally you photograph the wedding of someone you’ve know since they were just a skinny little kid.

In high school my son Parker met his friend Chase. They did the things all high school boys do – proms, parties, football games, girlfriends and I’m sure many things I will never know about. After graduation Chase ended up going off to become an air traffic controller and while at school met Nicki. Nicki is about as sweet as can be and great in an emergency situations involving blood and quick thinking. For awhile Parker, Chase and Nicki shared an apartment – which is how we know Nicki can handle emergencies! In elementary school Parker was known as “911 Tipton” he put poor Nicki to the test one evening.

We knew it was only a matter of time before Chase would ask Nicki to marry him. The two are perfect for each other.

This July Nicki and Chase said “I do” at the beautiful Belhurst Castle in Geneva, New York. There was a BBQ get together, parties, boat outings, wine tastings and lots of family. Everyone was so gracious and welcoming, happy for Nicki and Chase and their future together.

Belhurst Castle is beautiful. The grounds look out over Seneca Lake and was once a speakeasy. There is a working wine tap on the second floor for the guest.

A manicure and pedicure for all the ladies.

Nicki getting her hair done.

Every guest was given a bottle of either white or red wine made by Chase to commemorate their wedding.

Proud mom moment – isn’t Parker handsome in a tux!

The ring bearers mom said “make sure he smiles REALLY BIG”……. so they all did!


First Dance

Father Daughter Dance

Mother Son Dance

It was such a beautiful evening. The weather was perfect – slight breeze, low humidity – couldn’t have asked for a better day!

and off the go to honeymoon on a tropical island!

Chase and Nicki – Thank you for asking me to photography your wedding. I’m so glad I was able to share your special day with you and you family. We can’t wait to see what the future bring for you. Come visit Colorado soon!   –  Debi