Last Monday morning started with a beautiful drive through Mendon and then down onto Honeoye Lake. It was such a gorgeous morning. The rolling landscapes and the sky seemed to be extra saturated with hues of blues and greens. I was on my way to meet the Donnelly family, and thankfully the weather and morning light was on it's best behavior! Thank goodness! When I met this sweet family at their cottage it was as if I had known them forever. Big, welcoming smiles, and a story that made my heart melt! The couple above in the top center image have been together for 40 years! This special session, was a gift for their love for one another and their families -- also pictured above. What an amazing thing that we were brought together for this session just before mine and Matt's wedding. It was so encouraging and inspiring to meet these sweet people and photograph such a monumental anniversary for them!