Bryan & Jenna are getting married this fall in Delaware Park and wanted some wintry engagement photos for their Save The Date cards! We were able to schedule a last-minute session after seeing some snow in the forecast, and it was cold but we got some great shots before everyone’s ears fell off! Great job, guys!
Matt & Tina had a beautiful wedding inside Pearl Street’s Webb Building. The soft lights and sheer curtains paired with some bright flowers and even brighter smiles brought some warmth to what would otherwise have been a chilly and damp fall afternoon!
Tina got ready in one of the lofts upstairs – so convenient and nice light! A friend came and did all the girls’ hair right there on-site.
If you notice in the bottom right, they had to keep telling her niece “Nice hands. Gentle hands.” She was excited but didn’t really quite get the importance of not tugging on or walking across Tina’s dress.
I loved all the flowers (by Williams Florist) and especially Matt’s bright boutonniere!
Matt & Tina had a “first look” so that we could go do pictures before the ceremony. Her gift to him was a Gallifreyan pocket watch (look it up, haha) and I loved the lining of his suit, made by Bureau right here in Buffalo!!
We took both families up to Mirror Lake in Forest Lawn. It was a pretty chilly afternoon (temps hovering around 43-45 degrees) and it had rained all morning so we had to be careful about where we went, but thankfully the rain held off when we needed it to and we made it work! Okay, some participants were less cooperative than others.
She was trying so hard not to smile, poor kid.
Word to the wise – soggy, rain-soaked ground + excessive goose poop = ew. But gorgeous!
This pose was at the suggestion of Tina’s sister Pam – thanks Pam!
We drove back to the Webb Building where guests had already started to arrive for the ceremony.
Two of the three flower girls made it down the aisle unassisted. The ring bearer also had to be carried.
Matt got enthusiastic congratulations from his dad after it was official.
When both the bride & groom have fab footwear, you have to make sure to document it.
I loved their personalized decorations, including Winnie the Pooh, Wall-E and Eve, and a Tardis.
It was Tina’s grandma’s birthday, so everyone sang to her after dinner!
Their Wall-E and Eve cake topper was perfect.
The dancefloor was a busy place and everyone danced to a pretty wide variety of music!
She. Was. Thrilled.
Glad I caught this sweet moment.
Congratulations Matt & Tina – so happy for you guys! Loved everything about your wedding – the decor, your happiness, all of it!
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.
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.
Congratulations on your engagement and best of luck with your wedding and many years of happiness to come!
Dyllan & Sarah had a beautiful outdoor autumn ceremony at O’Brien’s Sleepy Hollow!
Being at O’Brien’s in the fall was beautiful – lovely to do a ceremony on the lawn overlooking the creek!
I arrived on-site and Dyllan & the guys were hanging out, waiting for everything to get underway.
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!
The fidgeting hands turned into that little exhale as Sarah & her dad rounded the end of the aisle.
It was a small and personal ceremony conducted by a friend – beautiful!
They wanted to try a couple of pictures using some of the fallen leaves so we tried it a couple different ways!
Usually it’s the bride & maid of honor, but I loved the groom & best man in this photo!
The reception was held under the tent with strung lights, rustic decor, and thankfully some heaters keeping the chilly night air at bay.
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!
I love, love, love how they never stopped smiling during their first dance, and the hug at the end!
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!
Your wedding was lovely, a joy to photograph, and I hope it was everything you wanted. Congratulations!