These two helped me kick off the 2019 season and it honestly couldn’t have proved to be a better day, especially with the crappy weather WNY has been giving us lately. Akron Acres is one of my favorite venues to photograph at due to how many lovely nooks and crannies they have on their property. Plus, the obviously stunning new barn they built! The real treat was that Kristen & Adam graciously served their guests Fat Bob’s BBQ for dinner which I could not have been more excited about. I’m still thinking about that Brisket. We ended the night with some dancing and a Smores Bar. Thank you again so much for having me on your special day!
What a wonderful way to wind down the end of my wedding season! Not only did these girls have me cracking up all morning while they got ready but we weathered the storm together. Literally! Although it rained during their ceremony, the trees canopied above us while loved ones huddled close under umbrellas as Steve & Victoria read their vows. To keep warm, friends and family danced, and they danced hard! With an array of amazing desserts to choose from such as fluffer-nutter cupcakes or apple cider and fresh donuts, everyone was full and happy. A huge congratulations is in order for these two! Thank you for trusting my vision.
Two years ago I had the honor of photographing Kelly’s twin sister’s wedding in the Fingerlakes Region. And now I had the double honor of being there for Kelly’s big day! With the weather on our side, we braved a little bit of wind of the shore of Lake Erie to witness a stunning first look with Jake on Gallagher Pier of the Outer Harbor. The smiles and nervousness washed away as soon as they set eyes on one another. We jumped around from one of Buffalo’s many industrial spots downtown that provided a true sense of what it is like to be from this Rust Belt City. The ceremony, short and sweet took place at 500 Seneca, with the towering ceilings and glass allowing the afternoon sun to shower us in warmth. From the moment their ceremony ended, it was cocktail time! It was so wonderful to see all of their friends and family gather for such a special occasion and really break it down on the dance floor. I can’t thank you enough for letting me witness such a beautiful union!
I have been in contact with Dana for more than a year before her wedding, talking details, timelines, color themes, everything. This woman was so excited to be marrying Alex that any mention of something wedding related sprung tears to her eyes. As I handed Dana her flowers the morning of, she had to look away as to not have her mascara bleed. Our day was filled with laughter, mostly Dana’s which is infectious! Everything went smoothly as these two exchanged vows by a beautiful babbling creek to follow many toasts, laughter, many, and I mean MANY “Icings” and of course, dancing. The genuine smiles plastered on Alex & Dana’s faces all day were proof enough that this was one of the happiest days of their lives. Thank you so much for entrusting me on your wedding day!
Lauren & Wouter had family come for their celebration far and wide to this beautiful estate tucked away in the woods of Arcade, NY. Surrounded by friends and family, these two vowed to spend the rest of their lives together dedicated to a life full of fun, travel and adventure. This venue was magnificently gorgeous but what had the bride most excited was the baby goats! With a barn just large enough to hold all of their loved ones, they danced the night away arm in arm. A huge congrats is due to the new couple on their next big chapter in life together!
Matthew & Mel's wedding was straight out of a magazine, just the right amount of glitz & glamour all while maintaining a classic feel. With Mel's exquisite design decisions, I was completely wowed by her presentation of this big day. These two had been living across the world in Amsterdam for quite some time until their recent big move back to New York City. They wanted to celebrate their biggest commitment to each other close to friends and family right here in Buffalo. After an intimate ceremony at the Delaware Mansion, they chose the most wonderful live music to have during their reception. The dance floor was alive with some killer dance moves and plenty of laughter. I can't thank you two enough for having me!
I've had the pleasure of meeting Jillian a few times before this session and she's been nothing short of a sweetheart. She told me the details of how her and Evan met, what their lives are like and one of my favorite stories; how he proposed. Surprise, right here at Hunter's Creek! We decided to go back to reenact some of the magic they had created. They had wanted a fall foliage engagement session, but living in WNY, we all know that is terribly hard to gauge and nail down. Luckily for us, we caught the beginning of it. I'm really looking forward to witnessing your special day next year!
These two picked one of the amazing back drops for a wedding two weekends ago; Canalside in downtown Buffalo, NY. Our downtown has been rapidly changing over the past few years and its been mind blowing to watch. A once desolate city scape has bloomed into one of our most loved and visited spots in this city. Kim & Pat may have just had the most Buffalo wedding ever.
Watching all their friends and family join together for a their big day was heart warming. Their guests broke it down on the dance floor til the moment we left. Thank you to Kim & Pat for having me capture this special union!
ps. everyone should follow K + P's path and DEFINITELY have a taco/donut bar at their wedding.
I met Ashley years ago when we both worked at a local portrait studio. She was my store manager, I, her employee. In that short amount of time, we bonded over how miserable our jobs were and various other things. Thankfully, we both found our way out of there and into a more promising field. Coincidentally, we are both wedding photographers! Dylan has been a package deal with Ashley since we met. He's goofy, kind and most importantly; fiercely in love with Ashley. They met in college in Fredonia and the rest is history. I won't tell the detailed story but it really is super cute. I know plenty of people say this but they really do compliment each other and keep one another in check. They've built a beautiful home together and took this next step in spending their lives together. I truly couldn't be any happier for these two. It was such an honor to get to photograph the best day of their life! Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. England!!
Where do I even begin! I absolutely love working with the Capozzi family. Last year, I photographed Lena's cousins wedding which was when the T-Rex made an appearance! (Go back a few posts to find evidence of this) Now it was Lena's turn.
They decided to keep their special day a bit more intimate with just close friends & family joining them. Lena & Laird's love story is a right out of a novel. Lena run's her own Juice Bar that Laird began frequently visiting after noticing the cute owner (Lena, wink wink!). He would not so subtlety sit in the cafe peeking from behind a newspaper to steal quick glances at her. He finally asked her out and that was just two years ago. The rest is history! The love that permeated throughout the entire day was indescribable. Within the cozy confines of Grange Community Kitchen in Hamburg, everyone was connected.
Let's give a big congratulations to these newlyweds & well wishes for time to come!