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Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion Wedding

This couple’s love for each other and their family is so evident. These two are the perfect balance of being effortlessly classy and super relaxed. Mokume Gane made their rings, a 500-year-old wood-grain-inspired technique traditionally used to make Japanese swords. As if that wasn’t cool enough, both bands were made from the same piece of metal.

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion in Canandaigua, upstate New York, had so many beautiful shooting locations and was established circa the 1880s. Their ceremony was in the Rock Garden, cocktail hour was in the Japanese Garden, and we took portraits throughout the grounds and through the Italian Garden and Mansion.

Their love is effortless, and the light was perfect. We loved reliving their Sonnenberg Gardens wedding.

Photography: Bethany Michaela Photography | Getting Ready: Del Monte Lodge | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Sonnenberg Gardens | Catering: Max Rochester | Musical Performers: Silver Arrow Band | Florals: Selene Chaisson of Top Markets | Rentals: McCarthy Tents & Events | Makeup & Hair: Bello Salon | Cake: Scratch Bakeshop | Invitations: Beacon Lane | Bride’s Dress: Alyne Bridal at Kleinfelds | Veil: Belaire Bridal at Kleinfelds | Hairpin: BHLDN | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Groom’s Attire: | Groom’s Shoes: Johnston & Murphy | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: BHLDN | Bridesmaids’ Necklaces: Mejuri| Rings: James Binnion Metal Arts at Hummingbird Jewelers

Meet Bethany

Photographer, mother, educator, inspired by impromptu dance parties, good light, and you.

As an award-winning female photographer, I specialize in capturing moments of joy and love through timeless imagery and storytelling. With an eye for detail and a passion for creating magical memories, I'm dedicated to providing luxury and unique experiences to my couples.

My first memories are of my grandfather's camera - I have a deep-rooted curiosity and love for photography that has carried me through life and a decade into a career I am proud of. Everyone has a unique story to tell and deserves to be celebrated.

I take the time to design my shoots based on your unique love story, creating a photographic style and direction just for you. Whether it be to celebrate your engagement, wedding, or documenting your love journey, I will create memories that perfectly reflect your love in a way that is only yours.