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Tracey & Adam's Avanti Mansion Wedding

From the time we photographed their Buffalo Botanical Gardens engagement session, we were counting down the months and weeks to Adam and Tracey's Avanti Mansion wedding. As we awakened to rain on this surprisingly cool June morning, we hoped the showers wouldn't dampen the spirit of the bride to be. So how relieved we were to see the joy on Tracey's face as she entered Avanti Mansion's foyer doors! The rainy weather on this June Sunday was not going to take away the shine of her wedding day!

We headed up to the Avanti Mansion bridal suite, where the bride would get ready for the day alongside her bridesmaids, flower girls, and of course her mom. All the details were laid out beautifully, and the mood was nothing but celebratory!

Once again we were happy to have Kelsey Watroba of Kelsey Gene Photography join us as our assistant for this wedding, and we are pleased to feature some of her photos here on the blog. (Thanks Kelsey!)

When Tracey's time had arrived to get into her dress, she had a full team assisting with the lace-up dress, and in the end it was a stunning fit for the bride!

Downstairs, Adam and his gents had already made the quick transformation into tuxedos, ties and top hats.

About this time, the bride's father stepped into the bridal suite to get a glimpse at his daughter. And the waterworks were on from there!

Meanwhile down in the ballroom, the guests were assembled, and Adam was waiting patiently for his bride to be escorted down the aisle. As the ceremony started, the ring bearer got a case of butterflies, which lightened everyone's mood with laughter just prior to the bride making her entrance.

The weather proved to be no match for this handsome newlywed couple and their fabulous bridal party. Rain, what rain? :)

As cocktail hour wrapped up, everyone was eagerly anticipating the introduction of the bride and groom. They made their grand entrance, and were showered with loving words from their best man and best lady.

First dances were in order, and they were just beautiful. From that moment on, the DJ got guests of all ages out on the dance floor!

After gathering the bridal party in the foyer for these last group shots, the bride and groom stepped outside with us for their last couple's photograph of the night.

Tracey and Adam - thanks so much for choosing us to capture your wedding day! We wish you much success in your new life together - and hope you enjoy your images for years to come!

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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Chelsea & Garret's Wedding in Orchard Park, New York

It was our privilege to celebrate our first wedding of the season with our good friends, Chelsea and Garret, who flew in all the way from China (where we photographed their colorful fall engagement session) to celebrate their wedding day with the gathering of their families in Western New York. Although the days leading up to their wedding were miserably cold, on their wedding day, the clouds parted, the sun shined, and Spring stopped in a for a brief, beautiful visit!

We met the bride and groom as they and their families made final touches just prior to the ceremony at the Orchard Park Kingdom Hall.

What words could possibly describe how proud and happy Chelsea's father was to walk her down the aisle?

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The wedding discourse was by far the most animated we have ever witnessed. Chelsea and Garret even got a driving lesson that we're sure they will never forget! :)

After rings and vows, we were off with the bride and groom to capture their first portraits as husband and wife. Although these two had judiciously arranged a lovely indoor venue for their couples photographs, we just could not let this warm March evening slip away without a few outdoor photos. Love, love, love them!

What do you get when you combine great light with two beautiful people and a piano? This gorgeousness! And a little romance, too!

With that, Garret and Chelsea were ready to make their entrance at their Ilio DiPaulo's reception to continue the celebration. What a joy to capture Chelsea dancing with the two most loving men in her life, and such a fitting way to close out this post.

Chelsea and Garret - we can't say enough how happy we are that you two found each other! We are honored to have played a part in capturing the start of your life together. As wonderful as it is that you returned Stateside to celebrate your union at home with your families, we know you will always feel at home with each other no matter where you journey together--in this world, and the next! Congratulations! ZhΓΉhΓ¨! η₯θ΄Ί!   

Gear Used:  Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 6D, Canon 7D, Canon 24-70mm 2.8L, Canon 135mm 2.0L, Sigma 35mm 1.4, Sigma 70-200mm 2.8

Luke & Kelsey: Anniversary Shoot

On a beautiful Spring day, we had the privilege to meet up with Luke and Kelsey at Knox Farms, to photograph them for their 3rd wedding anniversary. After a rough start to Spring here in Buffalo, we were so thankful to have the most perfect weather you could want.

We started in the shade of this beautiful red dairy barn.

You could not buy this kind of chemistry. Absolutely beautiful together.

At the risk of sounding redundant, how good do these two look? We love these shots.

You two belong on a cover of a magazine! Wow!

We ended our shoot with a slow stroll along this lovely trail. Honestly, we couldn't have asked for a better shoot.

Luke and Kelsey, we had a great time with the two of you. It is so refreshing to be with two people who love each other so much, it shows in every photograph. We wish you many more years of happiness - and hope to catch you on a future anniversary! :)