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Jul 30, 2014

Ashley & DJ | Buffalo Engagement Session | Tifft Nature Preserve and Gallagher Beach | 07.21.14

Ready for sweetness overload? Check out these two! I loved getting to spend time with Ashley & DJ during their engagement session last week. We hit up two of my personal favorite spots to shoot, Tifft Nature Preserve and Gallagher Beach! They brought their two gorgeous pups and we went for a hike, found a pile of red ants (ouch!), tried (and failed) to get birds to fly all around us, ran on the beach & played in the water. It was an eventful and fantastic evening :) They had me cracking up the entire time, and if this was indication of how much fun the wedding will be, I can't wait!! See you two in MARCH!

PS. DJ, the collar looks great! ;)





Jul 28, 2014

Shannon & Chris | Allegany NY Wedding : Seneca Allegany Casino, Allegany State Park

A month ago today Shannon & Chris said "I do!" at their gorgeous lakeside ceremony inside Allegany State Park. We absolutely loved getting to be a part of their big day. When we first met, Shannon described their relationship to me as a fairy tale, and said she wanted her wedding day to be just as magical. With perfect weather, great venues, beautiful photo locations, thoughtful details and incredibly fun friends & family, I'd say they definitely succeeded! We had a blast shooting around the park before heading over to the Seneca Allegany Casino for their big party. What a fun day with great people! Check out our favorites below!

Wedding day essentials, including a Buffalo Sabres garter!
We were in love with the lace detail on her gown; so dreamy!

I love this shot of Shannon's sister seeing her all put together! So sweet!

What a STUNNING bride, am I right?!

Shannon & Chris had an incredible lakeside spot saved for their ceremony, with lovely touches like these hanging jars with flowers from A Blooming Place.

Chris & his parents praying right before the wedding started.

That's a "I know I'm a lucky guy!" face right there ;)

Their ceremony, led by Champagne Memories, was short and very, very sweet!

Shannon & Chris had a really unique element to their wedding, with a Native American vase ceremony, where they drink from the same vessel to signify becoming one. The trick is to do it without spilling a drop!

The flower girls and ring bearer were just hammin' it up all day long! Love them!
The park gave us so many gorgeous backdrops for our bridal party photos! Such a lovely space. 


A black cake with stars fit the theme perfectly!

See what I mean? Hams. Just too cute.

So many sweet tears were shed on the dancefloor during the first three dances, especially when Shannon danced with her Dad.

After all the lovely stuff was over, it was time to really kick off the party! The DJs at Toy Bros did a great job and the guests tore up the dance floor all night long!

And I must end with this one, which This might just be my favorite Mother of the Groom photo to-date!

We ended the night playing with sparklers and creating this fun shot :) HUGE props to our fun photographer, Michelle, and our amazing Maid of Honor for running in circles to create this! Thank you, Shannon & Chris, for letting us be a part of your magical day!! Cheers to many more years of fun!

Vendors Who Rocked This Wedding : 

Flowers :  A Blooming Place
DJ : Toy Bros