Are you hanging in there, and still going through wedding portraits?!? If so, you’ll get the chance to see one of my all time favorite venues, the Country Club of Buffalo. I know what you’re thinking, how can a place with floral wallpaper be my favorite?! Well, the club is so much more than that. First of all the staff is beyond amazing, and so is the food. If you’re a foodie, like me, then you can appreciate that even the plating is gorgeous at CCB, and the staff really take the time to make sure you and your guests feel welcome. and let’s talk about the grounds, the northtowns tend to be pretty flat, but not there, the beautiful club sits overlooking the Williamsville/Amherst area. With beautifully landscaped gardens and greens, you really couldn’t find a more beautiful club.
This entry also includes wedding pictures from, Cragburn Country Club in East Aurora (Also an extremely beautiful club), the Outer Harbor, Downtown Theater District, A quick drive by of the Buffalo Bills Stadium the weekend we played the Patriots, The Basilica, and The Avanti Mansion.
I hope you’ve enjoyed looking through some of my favorites from 2015. 2016 is 95% booked and 2017 is about 20% booked at this time. Thanks again for 10 fabulous years! I couldn’t have done it with out so many referrals. Love you!
It’s been another whirlwind year and it’s hard to believe the holiday season is here! Help us kick off the holiday season by joining us on Small Business Saturday, November 28, 2015, for our first ever Holiday Mini Sessions, here in our NEW location. We’ll have 3 exclusive holiday/winter set designs, including our ever-popular woody wagon!
Set options include:
1. White Christmas
This set is our lightest and brightest of the three designs. White “snow”, white background,with a little pop of color. Choose to bring your holiday pajamas or your prettiest Christmas dress or suit.
2. Woody Holiday Car
Our woody wagon is decorated with a red bow on the front, tree on the top, and presents falling out the back. This is our most popular set design. Please note, children must be old enough to drive. Okay, I’m kidding, but it is designed for kids around 12 months and older. Cute thick rim glasses provided.
3. Rustic Sleigh Ride
Bring your cute boots, hats, scarves and vest for this one. Our vintage sleigh is decked out with garland and ready to go.
For this event only we are offering the option of small res files. These 20 minute sessions include the option of three small res files with a print release for making your own cards (sized up to 4×6), OR a $100 credit to put toward our cards, and printed portraits.
The cost for the event is $125.
Session times are limited. To book please call the studio or email.
*This event will be for babes/children only. The studio will not be set up for family portraits. If you’d like to have your entire family photographed, we are happy to book a full session on another day.
Lovely Day Photo is moving, Buffalo NY
If you’ve noticed that I have been extra quiet lately, it’s because I’ve had something up my sleeve.
I’ve been given the opportunity to move Lovely Day Photo into a new, larger studio space. After five and a half years on the 800 block of Main street, it looks like I will soon be a resident of the 500 block of Delaware Avenue. The new space will give me the opportunity to grow (it’s double the space that I have now), and it has private parking. This is especially great for any of my mom’s looking to bring their babies into the studio.
This moment in time is so bittersweet for me. I truly love the studio space I’m in, it has those gorgeous brick walls, high ceilings, and big windows, but I outgrew it years ago and have been trying to make it work. The sentimental part of all of this is that Jimmy purposed to me in the entrance way of the studio five and a half years ago. But the truth is, it no longer works for the business. The studio has grown, it’s now time to give in, and move.
The new address as of October 1, 2015 will be 546 Delaware Avenue, Suite 1Q. If you’re familiar with the city of Buffalo, it’s the old Allentown Athletics Building on the corner of Delaware and Allen. The new entrance to the studio is actually located on Allen street and is gated. Clients coming in for a session will simply pull up, honk and I’ll click the gate to let you in. No more paying for parking, and no more getting kids out of the car on a busy street. Safety for those cute little babes is so important! We will also be able to schedule sessions anytime of the day, no more waiting for the light to be just right. For our bridal clients… not much is changing for you, except we’ll be updating the wedding samples on our walls, albums, and as always, we have champagne and beer waiting for you!
I’m looking forward to the move and will update you again as soon as the studio move is complete.
Thanks so much to all of my friends, family and clients who have supported me over the years, this wouldn’t be possible without your business and referrals!
Every couple that I photograph is special in their own way, however Elise & James are extra special in so many ways. Elise was diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Melanoma, and wasn’t given the most pleasant news, her cancer was most likely terminal. For this couple, their wedding was not only about celebrating their love for each other with friends and family, but about celebrating every minute of their life together. To be honest, I don’t really know this couple too well, it was a wedding planner who reached out to me about gifting their wedding coverage, in which I gladly did. I only briefly met Elise once before the wedding, and James on the day of the wedding. The first time I saw them truly interact with each other wasn’t until after the ceremony. My heart melted for them. This couple “gets it”. They are fun, bubbly, happy, in-love, quick-witted, know how to pick on each other in the most loving way, and are truly there for each other. There wasn’t a moment that passed by when I wasn’t in awe of their beautiful relationship. Both James & Elise are two of the strongest, most genuine people I’ve ever had the pleasure of photographing.
Cancer update. Elise & James returned from there honeymoon and were given the news that her cancer had spread to her brain, she only has two months left to spend with her new husband and family. I have never shared a story like this on my blog before, even though there are a couple of brides on my site or in a blog post where the bride has fought and won, or lost her battle with cancer. This post isn’t about trying to make you feel sad, but a real reminder to celebrate life, and the time we have on this earth. To all my brides, potential brides, grooms, Moms, Dads, and readers of this blog. It’s not about making sure that everything is perfect. It’s about celebrating a marriage, a birth, a life, a breath. It’s about putting down our phones/devices and spending real time with the people we see everyday. (stepping down off soap box now)
Elise & James, Congratulations on your wedding! I hope you enjoyed every second of your honeymoon! <3
With only two months left to celebrate the rest of Elise’s life, there has been a gofundme campaign started in her honor to help with funeral costs. If you would like to donate to the family in anyway, please use this link: http://www.gofundme.com/xrmmf8
Vendors who donated their time, talent and resources to help make Elise & James’ wedding possible:
Tammy Lee-Papia – Wedding Planner – Heavenlee Weddings
Becker Farms – Ceremony Location – Becker Farms
Jeff Toy – Photobooth – Toy Bros Entertainment
Lovely Day Photo – Photography
More to come… waiting on info.
Charlotte’s session was earlier this week, and did great for being almost a month old. She spent a little extra time in the nicu before joining her Mom and Dad at home. She’s still just a tiny little thing, and slept better than some of the two week old babies that come to the studio. I posted this beautiful image from Charlotte’s studio newborn session in our cherry blossom nest, framed in a lovely pink Organic Bloom frame to facebook this morning. Of course the FB compression killed the real quality, so I thought I’d throw it up here for everyone to enjoy. There is something so sweet about this image in black and white with the pick frame. It actually makes me want to design an entire collage wall around this portrait.