Downtown Buffalo NY

Sydney's Class of 2015 Senior Photography Session

As the end of summer rolled around, and wedding season was winding down, we had the joy of meeting up with Sydney for her senior photography session. Although Class of 2015 commencement ceremonies had come and gone, Sydney was no less excited about her senior portrait session--and neither were we!

We started the first part of Sydney's shoot at one of our favorite places, Tifft Nature Preserve. The late afternoon sunshine created beautiful pools of light in the trees, along the paths, and among the tall wheat-like grasses. Perfect for such a lovely young lady!

For the second part of our shoot, we were in search of an urban flavor to offset the nature scene. So we made our way in and around downtown Buffalo, finding some of Buffalo's various graffiti and art walls to set the scenery. Sydney's personality was just bursting with effervescence against the vibrant colors of this urban landscape.

Of course, our shoot just wouldn't be complete without a Buffalo landmark to wrap it up. So over to Main Street we went, where Shea's Performing Arts Center was all lit up for "Curtain Up" week. Now isn't that a fitting analogy for senior year? The curtains close on Act One, the scene changes, the next act begins...and you just can't wait to see what's next! Congrats to you Sydney, as you step to the next scene in your life! :)

Traditionally Modern: Daniel & Christine's Downtown Buffalo & Orchard Park Country Club Wedding

When we first met Daniel and Christine over Skype to talk about their wedding day plans, it was clear these two had an easy, natural chemistry stemming from a great friendship. So we had a really good feeling about how well their affection for each other would photograph on their wedding day, and we were right on the money.

We met Christine at her family's home in Orchard Park the afternoon of her wedding, where she was as cool as a cucumber in the company of her parents and bridesmaids.

After capturing that moment when her dad would see his daughter for the first time in her wedding dress, we had some time to capture some beautiful portraits of Christine. As we did, we couldn't help but be reminded of how Dan first described her smile and her bubbly, contagious laugh to us in that initial conversation. She was definitely a ray of sunshine!

Not to be outdone was Dan and his family who prepared for the wedding at the Salvatore's Garden Place Hotel. We love how sharp Dan and his gents look in their navy suits!

Since Daniel and Christine are both originally from Western New York, it was really important to them to capture some Buffalo landmarks as part of their bridal party photographs--and they worked in plenty of time between the ceremony and the reception to make it happen (we LOVE that)! So after their Orchard Park ceremony, we headed to downtown Buffalo, stopping first in the Cobblestone District, and then on to Buffalo City Hall. Of course, since the car show happened to be in town around the corner, we were thrilled to work in a classic car shot at the Pierce Arrow Museum in between stops :)

Still having some time before the guests would arrive for the reception, we headed to Orchard Park Country Club and had a few more beautiful moments with the bride and groom. The grounds of the Country Club were so picturesque, we could have kept these two out there on the green even longer - but the time had arrived for the reception to start!

Dan and Christine were overjoyed at their entrance and Dan even did a first dance before the 'official' first dance, which just set the tone of celebration that evening. The speeches from the maid of honor, the best man, and Christine's dad were so thoughtfully written and delivered that they just made your heart melt...not to mention the father-daughter and mother-son dances!

Dan and Christine were masters at the shoe game. Since their friendship goes back to their days of working together at YMCA day camp, they really know each other well!

Dan & Christine - we're so glad you found us in your wedding photography search on the worldwide web! It was our total pleasure to work with you, your families and friends on your gorgeous wedding day. We wish you both the best in your lives as husband and wife, and each other's best friend! :)

Wedding Photography by:  Ascension Visionary Concepts

Reception Venue:  Orchard Park Country Club

Bride's Dress:  Alfred Angelo

Bride's Shoes:  Steve Madden

Groom's Apparel:  Richel Formalwear

Bridesmaid Apparel:  Alfred Angelo

Wedding Cake:  Joanne Manning

DJ: The Hitmen

Limo Service provided by: TLC Limo Service

Favors:  Donation to Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Presenting Autumn's Class of 2016 Senior Portrait Session

Senior Year is a big deal. So why not kick it off with a little end-of-summer fun? That's what Autumn did for her Class of 2016 Senior Portrait Session. From the urban brick and mortar alleys of Downtown Buffalo's Historical Cobblestone District to the tall grasses of late summer at Tifft Nature Preserve, Autumn rocked every shot of her session! Her clean & simple styling was perfect--but wait til you see those eyes! :)

After a quick outfit change and a short drive down Route 5, we were ready for the second part of Autumn's shoot. We loved every minute of it!

Autumn - thanks for choosing us to photograph your Class of 2016 Senior Portrait Session! We wish you the best in your senior year and in your bright future ahead!

Class & Color: Tim & Tracy's Urban Chic Anniversary Portrait Session in Downtown Buffalo

As much as we love photographing the wedding day, when two people start their journey together, there is something so very inspiring about photographing a couple whose journey is well underway. Anniversary photography sessions are occasions to celebrate a husband and wife's commitment and dedication to live up to the vows they exchange, come what may. Tim and Tracy are such a couple, and this anniversary session is our way of celebrating their lasting love.

Although this anniversary session was just a few days after their 17th anniversary, their interaction during this shoot felt much more like that of newlyweds--as spoken by the photographs that follow.

As day turned to night, we found our way over to Niagara Square for a few more shots. We love how striking these two look at the Federal Courthouse Building with the colorful lights of Buffalo City Hall shining in the background.

Tracy, Tim, it was our pleasure to photograph your love story 17 years in the making. You two are an inspiration - on and off camera :) We wish a very happy anniversary to you both - this year and forevermore!