Winter Engagement Photos in Rochester, NY | Highland Park and Genesee Riverway Trail | Marianne and Aaron

Rochester, NY winter engagement photos in the snow

Planning engagement sessions in Rochester is always a challenge - everyone knows the weather can be all over the place! But we totally lucked out for the weekend of Marianne and Aaron’s photos. This was just days after a HUGE storm dumped tons of snow on the city! So we got all of the pretty snow covering the ground, but none of the travel headache. It was absolutely perfect. We did have some freezing cold to deal with, but at least the sun was out!

Marianne and Aaron love spending time in Highland Park and along the Genesee River Trail, so those two spots are the locations they picked for their pictures! We started off at the Lamberton Conservatory, circled around the edges of the sledding hills (careful not to get run over!), and finished up on the trails by the reservoir.

Engaged couple holding hands in front of the Lamberton Conservatory at Highland Park in Rochester, NY | Rochester engagement ideas
Happy couple in the snow during their winter engagement session at Highland Park
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Giving his fiance a kiss on the cheek during their engagement pictures in front of the Lamberton Conservatory in Rochester, New York
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A snowy couples photo shoot in Highland Park
Couple shares a kiss in the snow during their engagement session
Holding hands while they walk in the snow at Highland Park | Rochester, NY engagement photographer
Engaged couple cuddles up close during a cold winter day in Highland Park

This was definitely the coldest engagement session I’ve ever photographed! These two were total champs with the temperatures though, and even dared to take off their vests and jackets for some photos.

Smiling couple walking through the snow at Highland Park during their winter engagement session | Rochester engagement photographers
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Candid moment of laughter while playing in the snow at Highland Park | Candid Rochester NY Photographer
Bride-to-be smiling at her future husband as they walk through the snow
Groom-to-be giving his fiancee a kiss on the cheek during their chilly winter engagement session in Rochester, New York
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Walking hand-in-hand by the sledding hills at Highland Park
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Fun in the snow at the Highland Park sledding hill | Rochester, NY Photography
Black and white photo of bride-to-be smiling at her future husband in Highland Park
A kiss on the reservoir trails at Highland Park in Rochester, NY during a winter engagement shoot
Engaged couple looking into each other’s eyes during their winter engagement shoot
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In the warmer months, Marianne and Aaron like to ride their bikes from their home in the South Wedge, all along the Genesee Riverway Trail down to the port. And they're actually getting married at the Arbor at the Port! It’s so special when couples pick venues that are meaningful to them ❤️️❤️️❤️️

The sun was going down as we got to the river, so it got even COLDER! I checked the timestamps on these photos, and we lasted a total of 6 minutes here by the river haha. But it was totally worth it, and I’m so glad we captured these last few pictures before my hands were too frozen to push the shutter anymore!

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Giving her fiance a kiss on the cheek as they stop along the Genesee River during a winter engagement session | Rochester, NY winter engagement
Engaged couple cuddling close to keep warm on a snowy day along the Genesee River near the Ford Street Bridge | Rochester, NY Engagement Photographer
Couple kissing on the Genesee Riverway Trail with Rochester skyline behind them during a snow engagement shoot
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Engaged couple walking arm-in-arm along the Genesee River Trail during a winter engagement shoot in Rochester, NY
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Couple laughing while groom-to-be gives his fiance a big bear hug on a cold winter day along the Genesee River
Happy couple smiling despite the cold during their winter engagement pictures in the South Wedge, with downtown Rochester, NY skyline
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Couple holding hands and snuggling close to keep warm during their winter engagement on the Genesee Riverway Trail in Rochester, NY