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Dan & Theresa – Engaged! | Akron Fall Park | Buffalo Engagement Photography

Dan & Theresa are getting married next summer and wanted to get some engagement pictures while the leaves are beautiful! We had a cold day (I think the high temperature was around 47) but we toughed it out and got some really colorful shots! We met at Akron Falls Park which is beautiful during all seasons but really has some great foliage in the autumn.
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Brian & Noelle – Engaged! | Knox Farm State Park | Buffalo Engagement Photography

I met Brian & Noelle this summer at Noelle’s brother’s wedding. Brian popped the question the following week, catching Noelle by surprise! They’re getting married next summer and I’m super bummed I’m not able to shoot their wedding as I was already booked for their date, but Noelle’s family bought them an engagement session with me and I was thrilled to be able to do it! They chose Knox Farm which is always beautiful, but truly spectacular in the autumn.
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Congratulations on your engagement and best of luck with your wedding and many years of happiness to come!

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Dyllan & Sarah – October 9, 2016 | O’Brien’s Sleepy Hollow | Buffalo Wedding Photography

Dyllan & Sarah had a beautiful outdoor autumn ceremony at O’Brien’s Sleepy Hollow!
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Being at O’Brien’s in the fall was beautiful – lovely to do a ceremony on the lawn overlooking the creek!
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I arrived on-site and Dyllan & the guys were hanging out, waiting for everything to get underway.
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One of Sarah’s friends went down to the ceremony site and snapped a couple pictures and brought them back up to Sarah so she could have a peek at everything!
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The fidgeting hands turned into that little exhale as Sarah & her dad rounded the end of the aisle.
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It was a small and personal ceremony conducted by a friend – beautiful!
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They wanted to try a couple of pictures using some of the fallen leaves so we tried it a couple different ways!
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Usually it’s the bride & maid of honor, but I loved the groom & best man in this photo!
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The reception was held under the tent with strung lights, rustic decor, and thankfully some heaters keeping the chilly night air at bay.
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Everyone didn’t blow bubbles for them as they exited the ceremony so all of the guests lined up to welcome Sarah & Dyllan into their reception!
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I love, love, love how they never stopped smiling during their first dance, and the hug at the end!
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The DJ did a great job keeping the dance floor moving with a small crowd & a chilly night – I’m sure the open bar helped too, wink!
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Your wedding was lovely, a joy to photograph, and I hope it was everything you wanted. Congratulations!

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Kevin & Melissa – October 8, 2016 | Saint Joseph Cathedral | Statler City Terrace Room | Buffalo Wedding Photography

I met Melissa 3 1/2 years ago when I photographed her cousin Katy’s wedding. Around 18 months ago, she emailed me to say that she was engaged and would like to hire me for her own wedding! I was thrilled, and we met & chose a package and signed a contract. I love working for people who spend so much time smiling!!
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Melissa & her girls got ready at her parents’ home up in Getzville – I loved when she read her letter from Kevin (even if she had a hard time reading his handwriting, it was very sweet!!).
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They got married downtown at St Joseph Cathedral, with the wedding mass performed by Melissa’s uncle!
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I loved this boy’s face as everyone waited for Kevin & Melissa to come out of the church. His mom told me he subscribes to the thinking that not every picture needs a smile.
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We drove up to Niagara Square for some portraits – it was windy but thankfully not too chilly!
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They had their reception just across the street at Statler City’s Terrace Room.
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When your maid of honor and best man are your sister and brother, there’s a lifetime of material to draw from!
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Melissa’s dance with her dad brought on a few tears (from Melissa and from her mom and uncle and several other people!).
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They had an Oczepiny, which is a tradition Kevin’s family wasn’t too familiar with, but his brother said if the hat would embarrass Kevin, he was all for it!
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William & Ashley – October 6, 2016 | Knox Farm State Park | Buffalo Wedding Photography

Billy & Ashley are high school sweethearts – they celebrated their fourteenth anniversary just two days before their wedding!
Bride and Groom under tree at Knox Farm | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Billy & Ashley got ready together in the upstairs of the house, and walked down to the ceremony together.
Bride & Groom walking down stairs | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Their two Boston Terriers were their ring bearers.
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They had their families, a total of eleven people, to witness their ceremony.
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They washed their hands in lemon water and dried each other’s hands.
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I’m sorry I don’t remember their doggies’ names – they were sweeties!
Bride & Groom with their Boston Terriers | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

They had a delicious lemon wedding cake with a topper of two Boston Terriers.
Boston Terrier cake topper on small white and yellow lemon wedding cake | Buffalo Wedding Photography | Wendy Mitchell Photography

Ashley wore the bracelet Billy gave her on their first anniversary – thirteen years ago!
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After they had a champagne toast and shared cake with everybody, we went for a short walk for a few more pictures of just the two of them.
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It was a perfectly gorgeous afternoon – such a beautiful, simple ceremony to celebrate so many years of love already. Here’s my wishes for many more!

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October 26, 2016 - 9:56 am

krrin shick - Gorgeous weddin. Congratulations and best wishes to you both!

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