Contemporary Wedding Photography

International Wedding Photography: A Love Story by Way of China

2016 has been full of changes for us, on a personal and professional level. Having spent the past several months in Asia, adjusting to a new city, country, continent and time zone, we have discovered the simple things in life that brought us happiness on the other side of the globe are the same that bring us happiness abroad. One of those is capturing love. No matter where we have traveled in this world, we have found that true love is the most inspiring emotion that exists on the planet. It transcends national borders, speaks its own language, and needs no interpretation. So imagine our excitement to share these pre-wedding photos from our first international wedding in China. Prepare to feel the happiness from all the way across the globe :)

International Wedding Photography - Beijing China Summer Palace Destination Wedding Photography Pre-Wedding Photography Bride & Groom
International Wedding Photography - Beijing China Summer Palace Destination Wedding Photography Pre-Wedding Photography Bride & Groom
International Wedding Photography - Beijing China Summer Palace Destination Wedding Photography Pre-Wedding Photography Bride & Groom
International Wedding Photography - Beijing China Summer Palace Destination Wedding Photography Pre-Wedding Photography Bride & Groom

We look forward to sharing more from our international experience soon!

A Summer Day on the Green: Tony and Theresa's Diamond Hawk Golf Course Wedding

On a warm Saturday in June, Tony and Theresa gathered their families and friends to celebrate their marriage together, and what a beautiful day they had! These newlyweds were so easy going and pleasant that they made photographing their day a piece of cake!

We met the two of them early that afternoon for their ceremony in Hamburg. Theresa was all smiles on the limo bus with her girls while Tony was inside with his groomsmen, fastening boutineers in final preparation before the ceremony would begin.

After the ceremony, we all headed over to Diamond Hawk Golf Course in Depew. Before the reception began, we ventured out on the green by way of golf carts for some fun shots with the bridal party. What a ride!

We were happy to have Kelsey Watroba of Kelsey Gene Photography as our assistant for this wedding, and we are pleased to feature some of her photos here on the blog. Thanks for coming along for the ride, Kelsey:)

The tall grasses in these summer fields were just perfect for photographing these newlyweds. These images are simply, beautiful!

The time had come for the bride and groom to make their reception entrance! As it worked out, were able to steal them away for a couple of golden hour shots just before sunset.

Once the bride and groom officially opened the dance floor, the party did not stop! We love seeing everyone have such a good time!

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Tony and Theresa, congratulations on your wedding day - and thanks again for choosing us to capture your memories. We wish you both the best in your new journey as husband and wife!

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From Garden to Ballroom: Julian & Priscilla's Ballroom 384 Wedding Day

On a brilliantly sunny day in May, after much anticipation and planning, Julian and Priscilla gathered their friends and family together to celebrate the start of their new chapter in life together. What a pleasure it was for us to be there to photograph their wedding day and all its beauty in beautiful downtown Rochester.

We met Julian and his groomsmen at the Strathallan Hotel, looking sharp and proper. With his brother at his side and close friends at the ready, he was prepared for anything and everything the day would bring!

Over at East Avenue Inn and Suites, Priscilla had her company of women surrounding her, keeping her calm, cool, and smiling. What a beautiful bride!

Julian and Priscilla decided they would have their first looks at each other at the picturesque Warner Castle and Sunken Garden of Highland Park. These two were all smiles upon seeing each other's face for the first time that day. Nothing's more beautiful than that!

What a joy to capture their expressions as they viewed their guest signature book together for the first time, reliving the images from their engagement session

This distinguished bridal party really brought the gardens to life with their vibrant colors. The ladies, stunning in lavender, stood out like gems. And the gentlemen, well...just dapper!

Finally we were off to City Grill's Ballroom 384 where all the guest were gathered for the ceremony. The venue lighting and decor were perfect accents for the occasion. 

While the Ballroom underwent transformation for dinner, the guests were off to enjoy the cocktail hour in the Grillroom and on the patio.

A little later in the evening, it was time to head back over to the Grillroom for first dances. The bride and groom kicked off the party with not one, not two, but three dances - a slow dance, a salsa, and an old school jam. From that moment on, the dance floor was packed and everyone was dancing the night away! 

Julian and Priscilla - thanks for having us capture your wedding day memories! it was our pleasure to again work with your family and ensure you have memories to treasure for years to come. We wish you both every happiness as you continue life's journey as husband and wife!

Miranda and Joe's Kloc's Grove Wedding Celebration

When planning their wedding day, Miranda and Joe had one primary objective in mind: to have a good time with their family and friends! So when their Kloc's Grove Wedding Day arrived, they did exactly that! Kloc's garden pavilion provided a beautiful outdoor summer venue to photograph their wedding day celebration!

Miranda chose to get dressed in the bridal suite at Kloc's Grove. Her sister was there by her side, to make sure she looked perfect before the ceremony began.

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Joe had a little help as well, as he and his groomsmen suited up for the big event.

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Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl

Joe and Miranda's daughter Lilee was so excited to toss the flower petals in advance of her mommy's entrance. Joe couldn't hold back his smile as he watched his father-in-law escort his lovely bride down that aisle.

Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl
Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl
Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl

Miranda's teardrop bouquet of blue and purple flowers made every shot with her lovely bridal party that much more stunning.

Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl
Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl
Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl
Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl

Joe and Miranda's youngest daughter Bailee slept through the entire ceremony and was just waking up when we were photographing her mom here. She was just so happy to be in her mommy's arms!

Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl
Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl
Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl
Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl
Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl
Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl
Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl

Between dinner and dancing, Joe and Miranda and a few friends stepped away from the party to send off heart-shaped paper lanterns at dusk. A cloudless sky was the perfect canvas for painting the night sky with light and color!  

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The pavilion lit with white string lights really brought the romance to Joe and Miranda's first dance. Their expressions helped a lot too :)

Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl
Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl

From this moment on, it was all about the dancing. Everyone - including the DJ - was definitely there to have a good time!

Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl
Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl
Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl
Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl
Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl
Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl
Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl

Joe and Miranda - thanks so much for choosing us to capture your wedding day! We hope the photos we captured allow you relive the memory of your beautiful wedding day for years to come! 

Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl
Buffalo Wedding Photography by Ascension Visionary Concepts - Kl

Wedding Photography by:  Ascension Visionary Concepts

Wedding Venue:  Kloc's Grove

Bride and Bridesmaid Apparel by:  David's Bridal

Groom and Groomsmen Apparel by:  Tuxedo Junction

Florist: Expressions Floral and Gift Shoppe of Hamburg

DJ and Catering Service:  Kloc's Sound & Catering

Julian & Nakita's Freedom Run Winery Wedding

How quickly the time flew from Julian and Nakita's Buffalo Outer Harbor Engagement Session to their Freedom Run Winery wedding day! Before we knew it, we were headed out to Niagara Wheatfield to photograph their outdoor wedding ceremony at the home of Nakita's family.

Among the details that made this day special was Nakita's vintage romantic wedding dress and the simple elegance of her bouquet. Gorgeous!

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Buffalo Wedding Photography

Nakita and her bridesmaids got all dolled up while wearing the prettiest coordinating robes!

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Buffalo Wedding Photography
Buffalo Wedding Photography

Julian was also looking sharp, as he and his groomsmen got themselves prepared in another wing of the house. Love the suit! 

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Buffalo Wedding Photography
Buffalo Wedding Photography
Buffalo Wedding Photography

After Nakita made her final touches, we had just enough time to capture a few portraits of the bride-to-be. Her look came together beautifully.

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Buffalo Wedding Photography
Buffalo Wedding Photography

During the outdoor ceremony, from the moment Nakita's father walked her to her groom to the moment they exchanged vows, these two were all smiles! 

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Buffalo Wedding Photography
Buffalo Wedding Photography
Buffalo Wedding Photography

Love the style and romance of this couple!

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Buffalo Wedding Photography
Buffalo Wedding Photography
Buffalo Wedding Photography
Buffalo Wedding Photography
Buffalo Wedding Photography
Buffalo Wedding Photography

Before long, we were headed over to Freedom Run Winery in Lockport to begin the celebration! Nakita and Julian started off the evening with their first dance in the unique space of the Barrel Room.

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Buffalo Wedding Photography
Buffalo Wedding Photography
Buffalo Wedding Photography
Buffalo Wedding Photography

After speeches and cake, it was time to get some dancing on and have a little photo booth fun!

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Buffalo Wedding Photography

As the evening drew to a close, their friends and family gathered outside to see them off with a sparkler exit.

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Buffalo Wedding Photography

Julian and Nakita - we're so glad the two of you had a joyous event to celebrate your start as husband and wife! We hope you continue to be best friends as you begin this next chapter of your life! Congrats!

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Photography by:  Ascension Visionary Concepts

Bridal Bouquet by:  Maureen's Buffalo Wholesale

DJ: Phenomenon Events

Bride's Makeup:  SalleyNycole Esthetics & Makeup Artistry

Bride's Hair:  Monique Latrice

Cake by:  Dessert Deli

Reception Dinner Catered by: Giancarlos Events

Reception Venue:  Freedom Run Winery