Rochester Engagement Session with Yasmeen & Mike

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of traveling back to Rochester, a place I gladly called home for four years, to photograph Yasmeen & Mike’s engagement session! I knew Yasmeen at RIT, as we both studied photojournalism and graduated together. (Me with a BFA and Yasmeen with a BFA and a BS – she is awesome.)
Yasmeen & Mike live in New Hampshire but we both decided it would be a great idea to do the session in Rochester because that’s where the lovely couple met!
We started off at the stunning Ontario Beach Park (Charlotte Beach) just before sunset. They were a breeze to photograph. Clearly so in love with one another. I had to stop myself from giggling constantly when shooting. I loved the way Mike would make Yasmeen laugh throughout the whole session.
The next day we hit up some awesome Rochester landmarks. We went to South Wedge for some ice cream from Hedonist, headed over to Highland Park for a few portraits, and ended, of course, at RIT.
Yasmeen & Mike met in one of the laundry rooms of the RIT dorms so Yasmeen thought it would be a cute idea to shoot there as well, and absolutely I agreed!
Yasmeen is currently doing some awesome things! She just started interning for the National Park Service’s Submerged Resources Center. Did I mention she’s an underwater photographer? Check out her work here!