Buffalo Family Photography | Moynihan Maternity Session | Woodlawn Beach State Park

The Moynihan clan is growing & wanted one last session as a family of 3! I may be a bit biased as this mommy-to-be is my older sister/all-time BFF but how stinking cute is this family?! Our evening was filled with fun in the sand, running laps up & down the boardwalk and loads of snuggles with mom & dad. Finley was giving us all "check-ups" & shots to make it all better with her play doctor kit, too :) It's safe to say she is going to shine as a big sister to Anna Ryan, making her appearance this July! 

Buffalo Wedding Photography | The Wells! | St Joseph's Church, The Red House

Meg + Bill's wedding was my last of the 2016 season, but lucky for me they planned their ceremony and reception on two different days to spread the love! The end of a busy wedding season is always bittersweet to me, so I was a so excited to celebrate with them two days in a row! I shot Meg's brother Andrew's ceremony in August so we re-visited the same church for both their ceremonies. Meg + Bill both wrote all the reasons why they want to marry one another in separate notebooks and read them right before the ceremony... it was so sweet! And Bill's reaction to seeing Meg for the first time was by far my favorite part of the day. They planned an intimate get together afterwards with just close friends and family.

The real party continued the day after at The Red House in Cassadaga, NY. I loved the rustic, fall theme that Meg went with! Everything looked awesome paired with the venue's already super cute, shabby-chic look. All-in-all we could not have asked for a better weekend to celebrate this sweet couple's love. Here are some of my favorite images...

Buffalo Wedding Photography | The Saads! | Canalside, Theatre District, Cobblestone District, Becker Farms

Alicia + Mike planned the perfect wedding to kick my love for Autumn into gear! We started with their oh-so-sweet first look on the iconic Canalside bridge. I love first looks so much, it gives the couple a chance to spend some time alone before the craziness of the wedding day takes over.

From there, we spend time with their fun bridal party taking photos around Canalside, the Cobblestone District and Theatre District before heading to the ceremony. It was a perfect day: cool temperatures + a gorgeous, overcast sky (photogs, you know what I'm talking about) 

Becker Farms had the perfect backdrop of an ivy arbor for their ceremony and the rain held off just in time for the two to say their "I do's!" It was such a privilege to be there to document their big day! Here are a few of my favorite images...

Buffalo Wedding Photography | The Bonaccis! | City Hall, Gallagher Pier, Old First Ward, Outer Harbor, Rich's Atrium

Whenever I meet with someone for the first time, it can be hard to find the words to explain my process; how I shoot and my reasoning behind WHY I choose to create art in a certain way. But Erin and Steve just got it immediately from looking at my work. I knew we were a perfect fit.

Fast forward about a year and I had the privilege of documenting their wedding day and, woah, it was definitely one to remember! We met Erin just as she was finishing getting ready and then headed over to City Hall to capture the first look with Steve. From the moment they saw each other they were so over-joyed and genuinely so excited - I don't think either of them stopped smiling all day long!

After City Hall, we stopped at Gallagher Pier, the Old First Ward, and the Outer Harbor for some portraits before the ceremony. It was raining on and off throughout the afternoon but we managed to escape it entirely!

Close to 300 of their closest friends and family came to celebrate their love at Rich's atrium and I am so happy to have been a part of it. Here are some of my favorite images from The Bonaccis big day...

Assistant Photographer: Will Ingalls

WNY Wedding Photography | The Haaquists! | The Manor House, Keuka Lake

I owe it to Kathryn and Stephan for finding my new all-time favorite wedding venue, the Manor House! It is a gorgeous old mansion set right on scenic Keuka Lake outside of Rochester, NY. I loved this spot because it combined the classic elegance of the old manor with a fun, outdoor wedding and stunning views! Their wedding was so laid back and truly reflected their style/who they are as a couple. Stephan even recruited some of his buddies to help him brew a bunch of different beers with unique, wedding-theme names! I am so lucky they invited me to be part of their day! Here are a few of my favorite images...