City Lights Studio has a BIG announcement! After much hush-hush time, I am absolutely thrilled to announce... drum roll please... ready? Really ready? Are you sure?? Okay, okay... Here it is: City Lights Studio has been invited to join the wedding professionals inside the Hotel @ the Lafayette! I am overjoyed to be joining such incredible businesses in such a gorgeous and historic building! It's a big move, and I can't wait!
"This landmark French Renaissance-style building was designed by Louise Blanchard Bethune, the first professional woman architect in the U.S. and built in 1904, during Buffalo’s industrial heyday for the Pan-American Exposition. Today the Hotel @ The Lafayette is a mixed-use building, incorporating a boutique hotel, magnificent banquet rooms, a brewery, restaurants and apartments."
While this is the biggest part of the news, I'm also incredibly excited to be partnering up and sharing a space with the ever-talented made by anatomy! If you're not familiar, made by anatomy is a lovely made-to-measure design studio and wedding shop, specializing in truly unique bridal wear. Owner Ali Eagen is my partner-in-crime and in business for Buffalo Indie Weddings and With Love magazine and we share many of the same clients. After realizing how much we work together, and how often we're at each other's spaces, we knew it was time to team up for real!
Isn't her work incredible?!
After three fun-filled years on Main Street, I am sad to leave my studio, which I've loved ever since I first saw it as a raw, rough, empty building. I am so thankful to the building owner, who believed in my vision and renovated the space around my dream studio, from the ground up. I've had so many incredible shoots and events here, and 515 Main will forever hold a place in my heart! The block is changing rapidly, and while I've loved being a part of that journey and seeing the transformations unfold, I am excited for the next step for that building and for City Lights Studio :)
We will be officially moving into the Hotel by mid-November. We hope you'll stop by for a visit, and please do save the date for our Holiday Open House on Thursday 12.04 to view the new space & enjoy some cocktails and treats, explore the first-floor bridal shop and enter to win a free portrait session and other goodies!