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!
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!
What a whirlwind this day was! On Camille's family's sprawling estate, they designed an elaborate celebration for all their friends and family to witness. Everything DIY, with Camille being the mastermind behind a lot of it herself. The decorations, the jewelry, the desserts, her mother even crocheted her gorgeous top. They truly outdid themselves. The coming together of Kevin & Camille was one that seemed natural and easy. Camille, full of life and vigor bopping around making sure the tables were set while cracking jokes and Kevin relaxing with his friends beforehand, these two knew their day was about each other and not stressing. Their fun loving ease showed all the way through the evening with a live band, drinks on deck and a coming together of their closest loved ones. I am so honored to have been the one to capture these two become one and could not be more happy for them! A "Wyse" choice indeed!
We could not have asked for a better winter day today! While we might not have had the sunshine, these two brought the spark. Energetic, fun and love all around is what makes a happy couple and a happy couple makes for beautiful photos. I hardly had to direct Karen nor Cory as they so naturally vibed off one another. I cannot express how excited I am for their wedding this year at the Hotel Lafayette!
While I have resided in Buffalo for almost a decade, I originally am from the Upstate New York. I travel there often, sometimes three times a month although sometimes less. It is certainly somewhere that is not only very dear to me but magical in its own way. Luckily for me, I was able to book up my entire weekend with some winter mini sessions back home. So not only did I get to photograph a bunch of adorable family's romping around in the snow, I also got to spend quality time with family and friends. You will notice a theme between these three sessions and it's crazy coincidence, (it's not the snow) but all three of these lovely ladies are expecting! Congratulations to Audrey, Brittie & Tracy on their new arrivals!
I've been taking photos of this little girl since before she was born! It's been amazing watching her go from growing in Courtney's belly, soothing her during her newborn pictures, coming back for her 6 month milestone and now we're here for her first full trip around the sun. In true Christmas fashion, we got the sled out with a few early presents and took advantage of this absolutely beautiful day here in Central New York. We did a quick outfit change into the most adorable outfit that her mom custom made for her themed birthday party; Alice in Wonderland.
A big thank you to Litchfield Tree Farm for allowing us the perfect location for our photos. If you're last minute looking for a Christmas Tree, this is the place to go!
Farm Location: 590 Silver Street, Ilion, NY 13357
I've known Raelyn and Hanna for almost 8 years now. We met back in the glory days of our early college years and have stayed friends ever since. I love all my clients equally but their family is just so goofy and such a pleasure to be around. We spent the day strolling (and sweating) in Akron Falls Park yesterday while everyone in the group made sure to make us all laugh and make us forget about the heat a little bit. Thanks again to the Woltz's for having me capture their beautiful family!
Last fall, an old friend of mine got in touch with me to tell me some exciting news. He and his girlfriend Courtney were expecting a baby girl! We immediately set up a time to do a maternity session together where I got to meet Courtney. The two of them together made so much sense. Now fast forward a few months ahead and Kaedence is finally here. She's a sweet, loving, blue eyed beauty that I personally could not get enough of. You'll see why as you scroll down. Presenting to the world: Kaedence Hart Crane!
These two really made the end of my season an absolute pleasure. Rich & Grace are both very humble and kind hearted. Their love for each other wasn't boastful but swept through the room like a gentle breeze. There were no big events or loud gestures, just a simple ceremony with a small group of friends and family to witness one of the best days of their lives. I had such a wonderful time capturing the natural charisma of these two and I couldn't hide the excitement on my face when I found out there was a make your own sundae bar. What can I say, I have a sweet tooth that I won't be ashamed of! Thank you again Grace & Rich for having me on your special day!
My oh my, I can't even to begin to describe how beautiful Erich & Elise's wedding was last month. Thankfully I don't have to because my writing skills is not how I pay the bills! The entire day was really relaxed with an airiness of simplistic, yet beautiful aesthetics that Elise, I'm sure painstakingly picked out. Most of all, these two are high school sweethearts! Can you believe it? In attendance of all their friends and family, these two made a commitment to each other legally although it was obvious they had long before this day. You want to know my favorite part though? Their family has a little tradition that began 16 couples ago. Pictured below is a velvet Elvis painting that was originally given to a couple as a wedding gift. Now it get's passed on to whoever marries next! Each person signs the back and would you believe..... Everyone who has had this painting, is still married! Good luck charm? I think so. I hope Elvis brings you both a little luck and happiness, although I'm sure you won't need it!