Danielle & Ryan’s Ellicottville Engagement

Little Rock City, Salamanca

Danielle & Ryan’s Ellicotville engagement session came just in time for all the forest greenery to show it’s face again. This spot happened to be their first weekend trip as a couple, so it was the perfect place to celebrate their engagement. Little did we know, that the road leading up to these incredible rock formations, was still partially closed. No problem! These two were absolute troopers as we walked a couple miles through the woods chatting and getting to know each other better.

I love hearing about how two people are drawn to each other in life. Out of the millions of people out there, they found each other. Each story is incredibly unique and special. This is definitely true in Danielle & Ryan’s case. Complete strangers, who, not joking, accidentally sent a friend request to the wrong person. They started chatting and the rest is history. A modern day version of You’ve Got Mail!

I loved being able to photograph in this incredible location. However, what stands out to me in these images, is their loving connection and strong friendship. I hope you can see the same!

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Currently, as, I write this post, we are only 23 days away from their intimate wedding at Ellicottville Brewery in Ellicottville, NY. I am so looking forward to their special day as they celebrate with friends and family.

Danielle & Ryan’s Ellicottville Engagement

Little Rock City, Salamanca

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Mini Session Special – Fall 2017

It’s that time of year again! As fall approaches many families start thinking about a portrait session. Whether your kids have grown and you want to update the family photos, send out cards to friends, or simply take advantage of the autumn colors in Western New York, this is the perfect opportunity.  Check out some of the great imagery we created last year.

 At this time there are only two dates available Sunday October 22nd and Sunday November 12th. The location is a beautiful park setting in the WNY area. Location details provided at time of booking

Mini Sessions $175 

20 minute session for up to (5) people
(5) digital images w/ print release
(1) 11×14 print
(2) 8×10 prints
(3) 5×7 prints
20 minutes may not sound like a lot of time, but trust me, we are really able to get a great variety of beautiful images in a short period of time. Plus, it’s the perfect match for the attention span of little ones!  There are very limited dates and slots, so if you are interested, please don’t wait. The really do fill up quickly.
Contact me here to reserve your session.

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Weekday Best – Buffalo Watercolor Artist

A few months back, I had the privileged to work with a fellow Buffalo artist; the extremely talented, Shaunna of Weekday Best. Shaunna is a magician of color. Her watercolor pet portraits are in high demand, and rightly so. Make sure to check out her work here and here.  I have to admit head-shots and minimalism were initially a little outside my normal genre of photography, but I had such a good time! Besides, pushing ourselves is essential to being a creative right?! Thanks to, fellow photographer David Jaan, for providing the perfect studio space to bring Shaunna’s vision to life. Also, it helps that Shaunna, is absolutely stunning and adorable at the same time. Doesn’t she have the best smile?!

Bottom line, is this, if you have a fur baby in your life you need a portrait by Weekday Best. #shoplocal #buffalove Right?!

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Hazel – 6 Months Milestone Session

Goodness, this little girl has grown up so fast! I just photographed her 1 year photos just a few weeks ago… (well that shows you just how behind on blogging I am! :0) I love looking back on her newborn session and seeing how much she has changed in just a short 6 months. Babies are pretty magical that way <3  One thing that has stayed consistent in Hazel though, are her adorably plump cheeks! Seriously they are the best thing ever. I promise you will agree.

There are sooo many little things that I love about the following photos, but instead of rambling on, I will let you take all the sweetness in for yourselves.

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Jen & Tom’s Wedding – Hotel Lafayette

Buffalo, NY

There are some people you meet in life, where you just click instantly. This was certainly the case with Jen & Tom. From the first time I met them to discuss their wedding plans, it felt like we had known each other for much, much longer.

Even, leading up to the big day, I had gotten the opportunity to meet Jen’s family while photographing her cousin Kaitlyn’s wedding. So when it came time for Jen’s wedding, her family was so welcoming and truly treated me like an old friend. That is the kind of thing that makes me absolutely LOVE what I do.  Can you say #bestjobever ?

Jen & Tom met when they were both attending college at SUNY Fredonia. It is so obvious that they are a perfect match, both easy going and full of positive vibes. You can ready a little more about their engagement story here.

Their New Years Eve wedding took place at Buffalo’s spectacular Hotel Lafayette, and was full of laughter and great energy. They even were able to have the evening ceremony outside in the courtyard, where their closets friends and families snuggled up together and looked on as Jen & Tom promised their lives to each other.

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Special thanks to my second shooter, Rachel of Rachel Hackett Photography and assistant Katherine for all the hard work.  As always, I love working with you, we make a great team!

 

Venue: Hotel Lafayette

Caterer: Pearl Street Grill 

Dress: Galina Signature 

Florals: Ellen Mathis 

 

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