Babies & Children

Whiteside Family & Maternity Portrait Session at Lewiston's ArtPark

With baby number four on the way, Asha and Fred decided it was high time to plan a family portrait session that would capture the energy and personalities of their growing family, while celebrating their latest addition. So off we went, to Lewiston's ArtPark, for what turned out to be a very unique family maternity session! We split our energies to capture both the exuberance of their playful children and the intimacies of mom and dad that, well, reminded us all how all the kids came into the world in the first place :)

AT the start of the shoot, the kids hung around just long enough for us to capture a group shot. Then they were off to play while mom and dad had their own portrait session. The lighting and the scenery of the lower park overlooking the Niagara River made for a perfect setting.

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BuffaloNewbornPhotography_ Ascension Visionary Concepts
BuffaloNewbornPhotography_ Ascension Visionary Concepts

Three kids and counting, these two still have that spark. We absolutely love the interaction--as natural as the scenery!

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BuffaloNewbornPhotography_ Ascension Visionary Concepts
BuffaloNewbornPhotography_ Ascension Visionary Concepts
BuffaloNewbornPhotography_ Ascension Visionary Concepts

While mom and dad were doing their thing, the kids had already set their eyes on much more fun stuff in the woodsy Emerald Grove area of the park. So we headed over to the huts and sculptures to capture them doing what kids do best - play!

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BuffaloNewbornPhotography_ Ascension Visionary Concepts
BuffaloNewbornPhotography_ Ascension Visionary Concepts
BuffaloNewbornPhotography_ Ascension Visionary Concepts
BuffaloNewbornPhotography_ Ascension Visionary Concepts

Just a few more shots with the family reunited, and it was a wrap!

Whiteside family, thanks for a fun and beautiful shoot! We had such a great time with you all and look forward to seeing you again after your latest addition has arrived! :)

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Mike and Ella's Maternity Session at Tifft Nature Preserve

After a couple of cancellations due to stormy weather, and with Ella's due date quickly approaching, we were so glad things finally worked out for Mike and Ella's maternity shoot at Tifft Nature Preserve!

If there were only word to summarize this maternity session, it would be simply: lovely. Ella definitely had the glow of a happy mom-to-be (not to mention the cutest baby bump), and you could tell how enamored Mike was with his Ella and his little one on the way!

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Not sure what is more adorable here - Ella's eyes or her freckles. Love it!

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Mike made sure we didn't wrap up the shoot before he had a chance to strut his super-hero moves. Now Mike gets to be a super dad! :)

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MIke and Ella - we are so glad we had the chance to document this momentous milestone with you two. And we are overjoyed at the safe and healthy arrival of baby Nolan! We hope we get a chance to see you all again very soon!

Miranda & Joe & Two Little Ones: Family Engagement Session at Knox Farm State Park

On a warm sunny Sunday afternoon, we met up with Miranda, Joe and their two little girls for an adventurous family-style engagement session at Knox Farm State Park in East Aurora. At the outset, when we initially met Miranda and Joe to discuss their wedding day photography, they brought along two special little ladies in their life--Lily and Bailey. After spending just a few minutes with this family, we knew that no conventional engagement session would do. We dropped the idea of a "family" engagement photography session, and everyone was instantly on board.

What an adventure was in store for us! We had no shortage of action and antics as we strolled around the park taking photographs of the entire family.

This series of shots summarizes the feel of the day, with the girls much more interested in playing games and picking flowers than posing for a photo! Who can blame them? But from time to time they appeased us, wandering into frame just long enough for a family shot or two :)

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Buffalo Engagement Photography
Buffalo Engagement Photography

We spent part of our time scouting out a particular bent tree that the family remembered from the year before. What a find! Even Bailey could climb a little! It made for some of our favorite photos of the afternoon.

Buffalo Engagement Photography
Buffalo Engagement Photography

Another part of our adventure was playing in the grass. Well as it turns out, shortly after posing for the shot below, Joe quickly discovered his intense allergy to grass! We love the way the shot turned out - so we like to think it was worth it! 

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Buffalo Engagement Photography

Joe and Miranda met through Miranda's cousin at a Bills game, seven years and two kids ago. "We don't take too much too seriously... We are better friends than anything else," Miranda says. "He's a good guy. He tries to take care of everybody, even though the girls try to teach him a thing or two." True!

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Buffalo Engagement Photography
Buffalo Engagement Photography

Joe and Miranda - we absolutely love how this shoot turned out - so glad you were up for something a little different! We're looking forward to seeing you again in a couple months at your Klock's Grove wedding!

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Announcing Spring Mini Sessions!

Buffalo Family Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts

Spring is a great time for family photos! So we're excited to announce our Spring Mini Sessions!! June 5 & 8 only!! 

Great for families, little ones, babies, and Seniors! Session includes:

30 minutes with photographer, (1) 11x 14 print, (2) 5x7 prints, (3) beautifully edited digital images-- all for $150! Refer to the ad for additional details or call for more information.

Space is limited! Call now to reserve space for your family! (716) 697-3083 or email us at connect@avisionaryconcept.com

Little Miss Leila Ann's One-Year-Old Baby Portrait Session

It is so exciting for us to be able to capture baby's first year in photographs! That's one of the reasons we were so happy to be reunited with Little Miss Leila Ann as she turned one year old--that and the fact that she is just takes cuteness to a new level! From newborn baby to holding herself up to sitting up like a big girl, it has been a joy to photograph all of the phases of her new life!

We thought it was appropriate to mark this one-year milestone with a few shots in a grown-up chair. (That coupled with the fact that she took off like a rocket every time we sat her on the floor!) She sat so prettily for us, like a big girl!

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Buffalo Baby Photography

We just couldn't end the shoot without a photograph in that cute monkey hat! :)

We had a great time as always with you, Leila Ann! We certainly hope this is not the last time we get to see you and your family!