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  • WENDY MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHY | A little about me

    I am a wedding and engagement photographer in the Buffalo NY area. Each year I shoot weddings across WNY and occasionally travel to other areas of upstate NY as well as northwestern PA. As of right now, I do not travel outside the NY/PA area for weddings.

    I graduated from RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) in 2004 with a B.F.A. in Professional Photographic Illustration. My husband and I (married since 2004) live in Alden with our son who is in second grade this year. We enjoy camping, hiking, kayaking, taking lots of self-timer family portraits, and traveling when our budget allows!

    Wendy Mitchell Photography has been open since 2005 and while I used to shoot as many as 50 weddings a year, I currently shoot about 32 weddings each season (I photographed my 300th wedding in September 2013!). It's what I love to do and I'd love to talk to you about your wedding!

California Trip 2014 โ€“ Big Sur Day 2 & Santa Cruz | Wendy Wednesday

Our final two days in California, we finished our drive up out of Big Sur, starting the morning in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and visiting the “Sun Portal” at Pfeiffer Beach.

I kept pulling over again and again and again for pictures of the views. I couldn’t stop staring! It was so wonderful. Bixby Bridge was neat too.

We stayed overnight in Carmel and Nate loved the pool. It was WAY too cold for any sane person to want to swim, but he thought it was neato. We actually paid to do the 17 Mile Drive but after just having been to Yosemite and up the Pacific Coast Highway, it was a huge letdown.

Our last stop was in Santa Cruz, where I actually got to meet one of my fellow photographer friends – Melissa of Silver Tide Photography! We stopped by Natural Bridges and it was pretty. We checked out Santa Cruz a little bit, but headed back to our Airbnb rental to relax for our last night in California before our drive to the San Jose airport the next morning.

The trip was amazing. I relied heavily on TripAdvisor, RoadTrippers, Yelp, and personal recommendations. I hope to go back again to these locations – someday!

***Want to see the previous posts from the trip? There are 8 posts in all! Click here – Posts tagged “Wendy Wednesday”***

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Ben & Alex – Engaged! | Letchworth State Park | Rochester NY Wedding Photography

Ben & Alex are friends with Eric & Kayla – in fact it was Alex’s truck that was used for a few photos at their wedding! Ben & Alex are getting married next year at Genesee Country Village and we scheduled their engagement session to take advantage of the end of this beautiful autumn we’ve had, with pictures at Letchworth State Park.

Thanks for being good sports with all of my pose suggestions, and sorry for all the kissing! Haha, I know you loved it. See you next year!

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Joseph & Nadine – October 25, 2014 | Kloc’s Grove | Buffalo Wedding Photography

My final wedding of the 2014 season was Joe & Nadine in Orchard Park!

Nadine got ready with two of her bridesmaids, lifelong friends from Orchard Park schools and marching band, at her parents’ house in Colden. Her parents proudly told me & showed me the work they’d done on the house recently, both in general and in preparation for the wedding day – it looked wonderful!

Nadine wore her grandmother’s wedding rings on her right hand, seen here next to their own wedding bands.
two sets of wedding rings, current and family heirloomsimple wedding invitation and reply cardBride applying lip gloss while her mother looks on

Nadine sat at the dressing table in her parents’ bedroom to finish getting ready.
Bride's mom putting on her veilBride's hands holding her bouquet

The ceremony was at Nativity of Our Lord in Orchard Park, their home parish.
Nativity of Our Lord RC Church, Orchard Park NYGroom's parents pinning boutonniereGroom's ivory rose boutonniere with black bow tie1025_programBride & her father coming down the aisle at Nativity of Our Lord

I loved the reflection in the shiny floor!
Bride & Groom at the altar of Nativity of Our LordBride & Groom smiling and holding hands during ceremonyGroom smiling at bride during vowsBride & Groom outside Nativity of Our Lord RC Church, Orchard Park NY

After the church, we all braved the wind at Knox Farm State Park in East Aurora. If it hadn’t been for the wind, it really wouldn’t have been that cold, but the wind didn’t let up at all so we sought a more sheltered area.
Bride & Groom kissing in the wind1025_5854Bride & Groom holding hands

The wind definitely wanted to make Nadine’s veil a big part of the action.

Joe & Nadine love the winding road & fenceline in this part of the park.

Our last pit stop was the Knox Rd soccer fields – Joe and all his groomsmen play soccer and it was a “must” to incorporate in their wedding day! Like I told them, I’ve been doing this 10 years and I can still never say I’ve seen it all!
1025_soccerBride & Groom embracing

Finally we arrived at Kloc’s Grove in West Seneca, where everyone was cozying up to the fireplace and enjoying the bar!
Bride & Groom at Kloc's GroveChocolate wedding favor with tag attachedreception decor at Kloc'sSister Peggy offering blessing at dinnerinside of wedding cake, served with vanilla ice cream

Seeing Joe’s smile as he danced with his mom made me hope that the mother-son dance is still a tradition when my son gets married!
Groom dancing with his mom at wedding receptionWedding guests on the dance floor1025_dancefloor

I hope you both are having a very fun, relaxing, and WARM time on your honeymoon! I’ll be in touch when your gallery is getting wrapped up!

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Justin & Jaimie – Engaged! | Niagara University | Buffalo Engagement Photography

Justin & Jaimie met at Freshman Orientation at Niagara University, and after all of undergrad and a good deal of graduate school for both of them, they got engaged last fall. They’ll be getting married next October I’ll be there photographing it!

We went back to the NU campus for their engagement session, using a couple places on campus that are special to them, then we finished up by stopping over at Devil’s Hole State Park along the Niagara River gorge.

Glad we got a pretty autumn day on campus – see you next October!!

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