I love my job. Photographing couples in love is such a great feeling!!!
Laura & her girls got ready at the new Wyndham Garden in Williamsville and we took advantage of the beautiful lobby for photos without braving the wind and the near-freezing temperatures!
Jason & the guys got ready at Northgate Christian Community Church. Watching a bunch of guys tie bow ties for the first (or possibly second) time was pretty amusing.
The pastor said that 30-some years ago, Laura’s parents were the very first couple to get married in the Northgate Church building after it was built!
Laura had one request for wedding party photos – NOT Glen Falls. Can do! We went to Mill Pond at Clarence Town Park. It was deserted, as you might expect on a 35 degree day, so we got to have the run of the place!
From there we drove to the Timberlodge Banquet Facility at Arrowhead Golf Club in Akron. Laura’s sister Tiffany (whose wedding to Dave I photographed back in 2011 – check it out, you can see Laura in some of the pictures!) made this GORGEOUS (and delicious) cake!!!!!
Jason & Laura warned me that they’d want to go back to a walkway at the back of the golf course to have pictures where Jason proposed. “Okay!” I said. I had no idea how far back it was, even on golf carts!! Turns out we went “the long way.” I was very, very cold because I didn’t take my coat, thinking we’d only be out 15 minutes. One of the golf carts got almost-stuck in the mud trying to skirt a flooded spot on the path, and then the battery died and we had to leave it behind! However the walkway was pretty and I’m glad we go to do those pictures.
When we got back to the building and everyone was seated for dinner, there were a couple of toasts, including Tim’s where he showed a book he wrote & illustrated in kindergarten about his friend Jason – yes, this Jason! It was adorable.
Tiffany & Dave’s son was the ringbearer and the only small child in attendance. He got a kick out of playing “air saxaphone” along with Saxman Slim, and generally tearing up the dancefloor while everyone was finishing dinner.
I’ll end with a couple pictures of the first dance, and father/daughter and brother/sister dances because I have to call it quits on this one… it’s long enough already!! Don’t worry, all who are awaiting dancefloor pictures – they’ll be in the gallery and Jason & Laura will have that link in early May!
Jason & Laura – THANK YOU for entrusting me with your wedding. You were fabulous to work with, it was awesome working with the Shantz family a second time, and I hope you have a perfect honeymoon. I would honestly love to see a few of those pictures when you get back from Costa Rica!!!!