The name Canandaigua is derived from the Seneca name spelled variously Kanandarque, Ganondagan, Ga-nun-da-gwa, which means “the chosen spot”, or “at the chosen town”.  If you’ve ever visited this town or the Lake that bears its name, you understand why.  A charming main street leads you down the hill to beautiful vistas that stretch out as far as the eye can see.  …and the culture is fast becoming one of the most buzzed about wine and culinary scenes of New York’s Finger Lake region.

A family cottage set along the West banks of Canandaigua Lake was to be the starting point for my afternoon spent with Anjali & Michael.  We bonded immediately and didn’t have to travel far to gather the imagery presented here.  In fact, we stayed within a one mile radius of our starting point the entire time.  When your subjects are as connected as these two and radiant from the inside out, well…you don’t need much to make them shine.

Lots and lots of love, you two.  I look forward to celebrating your marriage later on this summer!

Canandaigua Lake Wedding Engagement Photography : Finger Lakes Region, NYS : Anjali + Michael