[kim and jeff, the wedding]

One of the things I really dig about shooting weddings is the fact that I can go somewhere and spend a day with a couple hundred people that up until that day I never met, and by the end of the night, feel like I had always been with them. It's pretty ironic, actually, since I am not the most outwardly social person, in fact I prefer to spend a lot of my time with my family and at home. I guess it's the camera that breaks the social barriers....and it helps too that everyone is in such bliss at a wedding (at least the ones I get to photograph!) In any case, after hanging out a bit at their rehearsal, I already felt completely at home with Kim and Jeff and was super excited to see how the day would play out. The entire wedding was to be held at the Niagara Falls Country Club, with a ceremony outside, overlooking the gorge (and Toronto, you could say). The girls got ready upstairs at the club.....



Because the ceremony and reception were to be a the club, Kim and Jeff decided to do a first look, and then family and group pictures back at the beautiful home from the evening previous (which turned out to be the best idea all day, since it then rained after the pictures and right up to the ceremony).


Priceless! Jeff's mom was beside herself at the sight of Kim coming down the stairs :).








Back at the club, Kim was determined to have an outdoor wedding (who could blame her?) As luck woudl have it, the rain cleared up just in time for the ceremony, and Kim was able to descend the stone steps with her dad, just as she had envisioned.




And the reception was get the newlyweds to kiss, people came up to the dance floor and told hilarious stories. The rest of the night was so much fun....thanks to everyone!



[laura and greg (and sophie!)]

my most recent engagement shoot happened on one of the most gorgeous days yet this summer, at one of the most beautiful locations I have been to in awhile. I met up with Laura and Greg at their house in Amherst, so we could get a few shots with their puggle, Sophie. All three of them were perfect subjects! Afterwards we went over to the Country Club of Buffalo and trekked around the grounds. Their wedding is in October at Park Country Club, which is where my reception was 10 years ago...I haven't been in there since then, so needless to say I am super excited!








[jenna and scott]

there could not be a sweeter couple than Jenna and Scott.....they are both teachers, they love to dance and they remember each and every detail of their lives together. I photographed them on a perfectly dreary Sunday evening down by the water, but we laughed so much and had such a great time that the gray dissolved......we checked out the new Wright boathouse first and then ended up down at the riverwalk where they had their first date. We met a man by the name of Junior the Jamaican too, which must be good luck of some sort...








It has been a whirlwind of shooting assignments lately! The magnitude of my posting this week may require a loud Canadian furniture sale announcer to do it justice....I will be posting slightly out of order so I apologize to those of you secret blog stalkers who had been waiting to see some images....I promise to get them all up! (By the way, every so often I hear how you are stalking my blog....I'd love to hear from you once in a while! :)

kim and jeff

I had met kim and jeff just 4 days prior to photographing them at a spectacular house on the Niagara Gorge during their rehearsal dinner. Sweet, sweet couple! And it turns out that Kim's mom, Beth, teaches with some of my favorite Lewiston art teachers....(small world, again.) Kim and Jeff's wedding was awesome, but you'll need to be patient to catch a glimpse of it in another post....









[marcia and colin (and my 100th post!)]

The school year is winding down for me, just as the wedding (and engagement, and family) season is picking expect a whole lot of new posts soon!
Marcia and Colin are a very cool couple that I had the delight to work with on May 22, down in Ellicottville. They were married at Holiday Valley Resort, outside of Yodeler Lodge. Gorgeous setting and lots of yummy details! And the little girls......they were hilarious! During the reception, they decided to hike up the nearby black diamond trail and then run down at full speed....girls after my own heart! I had a great time and really loved the family. Here are some faves from the day: