Shannon & Daniel’s Wedding Day – Hayloft in the Grove

Shannon & Daniel’s Wedding Day – Hayloft in the Grove

One thing I have really come to appreciate about photographing weddings, is that each wedding day is as unique as the couples themselves. Sure, on paper most weddings have a lot of things in common… dress, flowers, ceremony, first dance, etc. But what I mean, is that the people, emotions, the aura or ‘vibe’, as the kids say these days, is totally different for each event.  When I think of Shannon and Daniel’s wedding, one word keeps repeating in my mind. Joy.

Obviously when looking at pictures it is not always possible to tell what is going on in the moment of the image. Are they staring into each others eyes like that because they are so in love that they just can’t possibly look away or is it because the photographer asked them to have a staring contest? See what I mean?  Well with Shannon & Daniel, it was most certainly the former. These two love birds were both absolutely beaming the entire day.

While my trusted second photographer, Rachel documented the morning with Daniel and his groomsmen, I had the privileged of spending time with Shannon’s family in her childhood home. Among many family photos and no doubt countless memories, Shannon’s supportive parents and siblings all got ready for the big day. I sooo appreciate how welcome they made myself and assistant, Isabel, feel throughout the morning.

After their ceremony at St. Peter & Paul’s Church, we all headed to the Hayloft in the Grove for a wonderful evening. I absolutely love how much variety we were able to give the newlyweds. There are so many great photo spots on the grounds at the Hayloft that we were able to achieve a lot in just a short period of time. 

 

 

 

Venue: Hayloft in the Grove

Food: Lucarelli’s 

Music: Moving Music

Flowers: Maureen’s Wholesale

Dress: David’s Bridal 

Bridesmaids Dresses: JJ’s House

Hair Stylist: Corto’s Salon & Spa 

 

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Baby Anthony’s Newborn Session

Baby Anthony’s Newborn Session

Baby Anthony’s newborn session could not have been more relaxed. This little boy already takes after his parents, Anneliese & Jay, who are laid back go with the flow kind of people. Anthony was so content and relaxed throughout the session.

Anneliese and I worked together to choose colors that would compliment their nursery, lots of neutrals, grey, teal, & blue.  We also used a little time toward the end of the session to get some sweet photos of the new family of three, capturing all that love and fascination in these new parents eye’s. I especially love the images of Anthony and his beautiful mamma. Talk about tugging on my heart stings!

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Danielle & Ryan’s Ellicottville Engagement

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

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 Artist

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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