Pat & Kim Tie the Knot at Canalside, Buffalo N.Y.

These two picked one of the amazing back drops for a wedding two weekends ago; Canalside in downtown Buffalo, NY. Our downtown has been rapidly changing over the past few years and its been mind blowing to watch. A once desolate city scape has bloomed into one of our most loved and visited spots in this city. Kim & Pat may have just had the most Buffalo wedding ever.

Watching all their friends and family join together for a their big day was heart warming. Their guests broke it down on the dance floor til the moment we left. Thank you to Kim & Pat for having me capture this special union! 

ps. everyone should follow K + P's path and DEFINITELY have a taco/donut bar at their wedding.

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The Alcorn's Galavant at Tifft Nature Preserve

I've known Ana for awhile in that weird way you know people in 2017; the internet. I've seen her family grow and blossom over these few years and was excited when we decided to work together. Harrison, like all three year olds was a ball of contagious energy while his sister Sofia likes to sit back and observe. They seem to have found a balance between the four of them, fitting ever so perfectly together as one unit. Thank you for letting me capture these little glimpses into your beautiful family life Ana & Nick! 

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Dylan & Ashley's Rustic Wedding at Akron Acres in Akron, NY

I met Ashley years ago when we both worked at a local portrait studio. She was my store manager, I, her employee. In that short amount of time, we bonded over how miserable our jobs were and various other things. Thankfully, we both found our way out of there and into a more promising field. Coincidentally, we are both wedding photographers! Dylan has been a package deal with Ashley since we met. He's goofy, kind and most importantly; fiercely in love with Ashley.  They met in college in Fredonia and the rest is history. I won't tell the detailed story but it really is super cute. I know plenty of people say this but they really do compliment each other and keep one another in check. They've built a beautiful home together and took this next step in spending their lives together. I truly couldn't be any happier for these two. It was such an honor to get to photograph the best day of their life! Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. England!! 

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Lena & Laird Get Hitched in Eden, NY!

Where do I even begin! I absolutely love working with the Capozzi family. Last year, I photographed Lena's cousins wedding which was when the T-Rex made an appearance! (Go back a few posts to find evidence of this) Now it was Lena's turn.

They decided to keep their special day a bit more intimate with just close friends & family joining them. Lena & Laird's love story is a right out of a novel. Lena run's her own Juice Bar that Laird began frequently visiting after noticing the cute owner (Lena, wink wink!). He would not so subtlety sit in the cafe peeking from behind a newspaper to steal quick glances at her. He finally asked her out and that was just two years ago. The rest is history! The love that permeated throughout the entire day was indescribable. Within the cozy confines of Grange Community Kitchen in Hamburg, everyone was connected.

Let's give a big congratulations to these newlyweds & well wishes for time to come! 

Krista's 4th of July Color Me Happy Family Session in Elma, NY

Krista contacted me a few weeks ago asking me if I was available for her family fourth of July party. They were coming in from out of town and wanted someone to document this crazy idea she had and I couldn't have jumped on this quicker. She had everything laid out when I showed up, paint, brushes & colored dust. After some "clean" formal family portraits, Krista gave the go ahead and thats when the chaos ensued. There was paint EVERYWHERE. Flying through the air, I dodged streams of acrylic and then BAM, bursts of hi-lighter colored dust coming from far left. Imagine twenty plus adults running & screaming with the largest smiles plastered onto their faces.  It's good to let go every once and awhile and let that inner child out. It was an absolute pleasure to witness. The kids however weren't as impressed with this activity. Thank you again Krista for letting my document this absolutely insane, colorful and beautiful day with your family. You guys are the best! 

Kira & Garrett's International Wedding at Spring Garden in East Aurora, NY

Where do I even start?! Not only was this wedding absolutely awesome in hundreds of different ways but Kira & Garrett happen to be my landlords too! I hadn't realized that these two are truly world travelers. Their entire wedding theme in East Aurora's Spring Garden (little known treasure) German Event Hall circled around their love of travel. Each table was a country they had been to together and the food, OH the food! Food from almost every continent! Thai, German, Chinese, Jamaican all the way back to good ole' La Nova pizza & wings. Let's just say I may have put myself into a food coma. You'd think this was the last of the surprises but no! Remember the Mr. Softee ice cream truck? Yeah, well he was invited to this glorious celebration too. And you better believe I got a twist with rainbow sprinkles. Spring Gardens is this little paradise hidden in the woods and I am so incredibly grateful that Garrett and Kira had me there for their incredible day. Round of applause for these newlyweds! 

Kaedence's 6 month!

It feels like just yesterday I was photographing my friend's Courtney & Alex's newborn daughter. She was a tiny, wriggling little thing that couldn't keep her tongue in her mouth but was wide eyed at her new surroundings. Now she's made a trip halfway around the sun and the differences are astounding. She's self aware, smiley and just starting to get her balance. She can even hold her own bottle! I can't wait to see how this little family grows & grows. 

Theresa & Bradley's Avanti Mansion Celebration!

Theresa & Bradley made my work incredibly easy for me on this beautiful June day. Not only was it the start of my wedding season, but one of the first warm days of our summer. As soon as we stepped into Delaware Park for photos, they couldn't help but act the part of newly weds. I hardly even had to pose them! The love that flowed between the two of them was natural and translated that way through our photos together. They even sat with me with some of the most interesting & funny guests I had the pleasure of sharing dinner with! You know who you are ;) 

A big round of congratulations to T & B! 

Hollis & Tom's Intimate Ceremony

I couldn't be more honored to have been a part of Tom & Hollis's wedding day. Their vows were sweet, honest and straight from their hearts. The two of them truly found their other halves within one another and that much was apparent. Her daughter made a speech during the ceremony where she had said "Thank you Tom for bringing back my mom. I hadn't realized how much I missed her." Those words resonated with me. While it is absolutely possible to be happy and fulfilled being single, there is so much joy in finding another person to share those moments with. No matter what age, race or ethnicity you are, we all deserve genuine love.

Kaedence Hart

Last fall, an old friend of mine got in touch with me to tell me some exciting news. He and his girlfriend Courtney were expecting a baby girl! We immediately set up a time to do a maternity session together where I got to meet Courtney. The two of them together made so much sense. Now fast forward a few months ahead and Kaedence is finally here. She's a sweet, loving, blue eyed beauty that I personally could not get enough of. You'll see why as you scroll down. Presenting to the world: Kaedence Hart Crane!