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Saturday was Valentine’s Day eve, and the (almost) perfect day for a wedding in Buffalo. As you know, we’ve had a pretty mild winter, I was actually nervous we weren’t going to have any snow for Teresa & Jay’s wedding pictures. The week of their wedding the temps dropped, it snowed, and then temps continued to drop. I said “almost” because it was -19 degree on Saturday and it made for extreme conditions, in which Teresa & Jay braved for about 10 minutes. I didn’t dare keep them out any longer, it was too cold!

It seems like every year I photograph a wedding on Valentine’s Day weekend there is some extreme weather conditions. The last time was a few years ago in the Pocono’s during a storm which landed them 3+ feet of snow, two days before the wedding. I personally love winter weddings and my heart sings for snowy portraits, but I’m starting to wonder if Valentine’s Day weekend is cursed weather-wise. But hey, this weather definitely beats mild temps and boring grey/muddy photos! =)

I’d be happy to work in -19 degree again if it means portraits like this!

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Winter wedding in Buffalo New York

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Every year I spend days trying to prepare my favorites images from the previous year’s weddings. It’s one of the hardest things on my “to-do” list every January. I honestly dread it, mainly because every year I feel like I’ve left so many great shots out trying to narrow things down so you don’t have to see so many portraits.  This year, I’m giving up and showing you a TON of wedding portraits to look at from 2015.  I hope you enjoy! You’ll see everything from Buffalo’s beautiful sunny days, to our moody windy/raining days. Outside weddings to inside weddings, all different body types, dress colors, flowers, venues, styles, dance moves, and expressions.  Each wedding is so very different, yet at the end of the day the same thing has happened.  You’ve gotten married, had the best day ever(!!), and get to reminisce through the photos for the rest of your life.  After 10 years in business I can still say I love photographing weddings just as much as I did when I first started.  Actually I might enjoy it more because I’m not as terrified anymore.  ;)  This is part 1 of 4.


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Remember how I mentioned those rainy days in my first entry?  Well, you’ll have an opportunity to see what happens if it does rain on your wedding day here in Buffalo.  There’s nothing we can do, but Buffalo has a beautiful landscape rain or shine. Plus with the Ellicott Square Building permit* you can always have a backup spot, just in case.  You’ll also see those hot sunny days in mid-July in this entry.


*The Ellicott Square Building is available by paid permit only. If you are the type of bride that is truly worried about rain I’d recommend reaching out the the as soon as possible as they only allow 2 wedding parties in at a time.


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Part 3 of my 2015 recap contains weddings from Shea’s Theater, in downtown Buffalo,  along with a wedding at St. John’s Baptist Church, and finally ending up in Bradford, Pa. for an outside wedding at the Penn Hill Country Club. As you can tell, I did a bit of local traveling this past summer. I’m not sure if I’ve ever had a year with so many beautiful locations!

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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 without so many referrals. Love you!




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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. Holiday-Minispintopinterest

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