Nick and Rochelle's Wedding Photography - Hilltop Inn - Elmira, NY

An emotional day at a classic-style wedding.

Being a wedding photographer means that you get to see a lot of brides walk down the aisle and a lot of grooms tear up during that moment. But it never gets old! Nick and Rochelle were a joy to observe on their wedding day as they are so obviously in love. Nick teared up as his bride arrived during the ceremony and I always enjoy seeing that. Not because I like to see people in tears but because it reminds me of how I felt when my wife walked down the aisle at my wedding. It’s a huge amount of emotion that hits you and it’s nice to see someone else get as overwhelmed as I did.

The view from Hilltop Inn is a treasure for wedding photographers.

Hilltop Inn provides a stunning view of Elmira, NY from it’s deck. You can see the Chemung river and the whole of downtown Elmira. The sight gets even more beautiful when the sun sets. Rochelle and Nick were blessed with perfect weather for their wedding day and got to enjoy all that Hilltop Inn had to offer. As a wedding photographer, I’m always looking for good light for portraits on a wedding day. We had just that for our family portrait time as well as our Bride and Groom portraits. And once the color started to fill the sky, we made sure to take advantage of it for some wonderful photos!

Enjoy these previews, Nick and Rochelle! And thanks for having me as your wedding photographer!

Photographer: Joe Hy -

Wedding Venue: Hill Top Inn - Elmira, NY -