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Colin & Nicole – March 12, 2016 | ARTISANworks | Rochester NY wedding photography

Colin & Nicole got married at ARTISANworks in Rochester NY!
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Colin and his brothers (yes, they are all his brothers!) got ready with their parents at the Hyatt. From the 17th floor room, they had a great view down to the St. Patrick’s Day parade route!
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Nicole & her girls got ready with her sister, mom, and step-mom in the Frank Lloyd Wright dining room at ARTISANworks!
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Nicole’s sister hand-made all of the bouquets & boutonnieres!
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ARTISANworks is a little ways east of downtown so they had guests shuttled over from the hotel on buses.
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When Nicole’s dad saw her, he looked so, so pleased. He was so happy and proud, bringing her down the aisle!
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It’s definitely a pretty unique space so I tried to get as much of that as possible in the ceremony shots!
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For March it was actually quite nice, but it was chilly so I didn’t make everybody stay outside too long – just long enough to grab a couple nice shots in front of the brightly colored building! Then we headed back inside to take some pictures in front of the art featured throughout.
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They came right in to their first dance and all eyes were on them!
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Their wedding day was actually also Colin’s 31st birthday so Nicole surprised him by having the DJ’s play the Ghostbuster theme song and the banquet host brought out a Ghostbusters birthday cake!
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For the rest of the night, guests enjoyed dinner, the art gallery, ice cream sundaes, and dancing!
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Thank you for hiring me and for getting me to ARTISANworks – what a cool venue! Congratulations to you and your parents and I hope you are having a wonderful, warm honeymoon!

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Adam & Lauren – December 4, 2015 | Mansion on Delaware | Buffalo Wedding Photography

Lauren contacted me about a month ago to ask if I was available for her wedding on Friday December 4th. Normally I don’t take weddings in November & December, but when she explained that it was just going to be the two of them getting married with immediate family in the gorgeous main floor fireplace suite inside the Mansion on Delaware, I immediately agreed!

Bride & Groom smiling at each other | Mansion on Delaware | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Adam’s mom & sister helped Lauren make a few last minute adjustments before Lauren went out to see Adam in the other room.
Groom's mom helping the bride with her dress | Mansion on Delaware | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Lauren made Adam a pin holding charms with pictures of their fathers and another man (a grandfather? I didn’t ask). Lauren’s brother & his fiancee gave Lauren a locket on a necklace, and inside was a photo of Lauren’s dad.
The bride gave the groom a handmade pin holding charms of their fathers | Mansion on Delaware | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyHandmade pin with charms of their fathers, and a locket holding a picture of the bride's father | Mansion on Delaware | Wendy Mitchell Photography

We didn’t go outside for long because even though there was no snow, it was quite cold!
Bride & Groom kissing outside Mansion on Delaware | Mansion on Delaware | Wendy Mitchell Photography

We went in by the fireplace to warm up (and they got to enjoy their butler service!).
Bride & Groom sitting in front of fireplace | Mansion on Delaware | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Lauren’s niece and Adam’s niece made friends right away!
Little girls holding hands | Mansion on Delaware | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom with both families | Mansion on Delaware | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride & Groom showing off keyhole back lace dress | Mansion on Delaware | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Once we finished with all the family photos, we gathered in the suite for the ceremony.
Wedding ceremony in front of the fireplace | Mansion on Delaware | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyGroom's family watching the ceremony | Mansion on Delaware | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyBride laughing during the vows | Mansion on Delaware | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyGroom smiling at bride during vows | Mansion on Delaware | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyGroom putting bride's ring on her finger | Mansion on Delaware | Wendy Mitchell Photography

One last photo – Lauren requested, “Let’s do a silly one!”
A silly picture of everyone before they headed out to dinner | Mansion on Delaware | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Congratulations, guys! I’m glad Wegmans brings so many people together! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Enjoy your lives together!!!

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John & Liz – Engaged! | Delaware Park | Buffalo Engagement Photography

John & Liz are getting married next August and they wanted to get photos in time to send out holiday save the dates, which meant we had to get the session done quick! Unfortunately we got a pretty chilly day (I think it was about 43 degrees) but fortunately although it was a bit cold, it was beautiful & sunny! We finished up a little quicker than normal because their hands were cold & everyone was starting to get “cherry-nose” but they smiled through the whole thing and we got some beautiful shots! If you’re on their mailing list, look forward to a cool save the date card coming your way in January!
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Alan & Meghan – Engaged! | Buffalo Outer Harbor | Buffalo Engagement Photography

On Halloween morning, I met with Meghan & Alan at the SPoT Coffee in downtown Buffalo. The next day they emailed to tell me they’d be sending in their contract & deposit. 3 days after that we emailed to schedule their engagement session and the following Sunday we met at Buffalo’s Outer Harbor to do their shoot. They met me 11 days ago and here’s their sneak peek already!
Engaged couple smiling at each other | Buffalo Engagement Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyEngaged couple at waterfront | Buffalo Engagement Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyEngaged couple smiling at each other | Buffalo Engagement Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

I love how often & how easily they make each other laugh.
Engaged couple making each other laugh | Buffalo Engagement Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyEngaged couple at Wilkeson Pointe | Buffalo Engagement Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

It was windy and quite chilly, especially out by the water, but they were great sports about it! (I was wearing my winter coat & a scarf, LOL!)
Engaged couple at Buffalo Lighthouse | Buffalo Engagement Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyEngaged couple at waterfront | Buffalo Engagement Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

It’s not the most dynamic or recognizable skyline, but it’s ours!
Engaged couple in front of Buffalo City Skyline | Buffalo Engagement Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyEngaged couple kissing on a pier | Buffalo Engagement Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Alan told Meghan that if he agreed to do the slides with her, she had to agree not to make fun of him for loving Kool-Aid.
Engaged couple on slides at Wilkeson Pointe | Buffalo Engagement Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyEngaged couple looking at each other in front of sunset sky | Buffalo Engagement Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

I hadn’t gotten out my ampersand for a long, long time but I think it was perfect for this shot!
Engaged couple kissing in front of the sunset, in silhouette | Buffalo Engagement Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Can’t wait for your wedding – I know it will be a lot of fun!!

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Matt & Tina – Engaged! | Buffalo Theatre District & Wilkeson Pointe | Buffalo Engagement Photography

Matt & Tina are getting married in Buffalo at the end of October next year, and we got their engagement session in before the end of October this year! It was a breezy evening but thankfully not as cold as some of the days we’ve had recently!!
Engaged couple sitting on the rocks at Wilkeson Pointe | Buffalo Engagement Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyEngaged couple in front of fall ivy | Buffalo Engagement Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyEngaged couple on a windy evening | Buffalo Engagement Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyEngaged couple in front of painted wall on the side of Shea's | Buffalo Engagement Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Loved their pose for this semi-silhouette shot!
Engaged couple kissing in front of wind sculpture at Wilkeson Pointe | Buffalo Engagement Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyEngaged couple outside Shea's Performing Arts Center | Buffalo Engagement Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Even standing on the concrete in heels, Tina still wasn’t as tall as Matt!
Engaged couple in front of fall ivy | Buffalo Engagement Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

They had so many that I loved. This is a way bigger than normal sneak peek for me, but it was a great session! Loved that they included their “nerdy t-shirts” (her words!).
Composition of engagement photos of couple at Buffalo Theatre District and Wilkeson Pointe | Buffalo Engagement Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Tina made this blanket to bring to the session! Loved it.
Engaged couple sitting on a handmade blanket | Buffalo Engagement Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyEngaged couple in front of Buffalo Theatre District sign | Buffalo Engagement Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyEngaged couple on the breakwall at Times Beach | Buffalo Engagement Photography | Wendy Mitchell PhotographyClose-up of engaged couple as he gives her a kiss | Buffalo Engagement Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

It was a beautiful sunset. So glad everything worked out for us!!
Engaged couple on the breakwall at Times Beach | Buffalo Engagement Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Congrats, guys! Looking forward to working with you next October!!

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