Any chance you guys wanna take a look at a collection of our favorite images from 2015? We know, it’s been 2016 for over a month now, and this post is far over due. But we moved at the beginning of January, and the kids were sick the ENTIRE holiday season, so I feel like we get a pass.
We wanted to also take this moment to talk a little about what we’ve been through over the last 4 years. During that time I was pregnant twice, went through year 1 with an infant twice, we moved from New York City to Rochester, therefore totally relocating our business which could have been a total flop and disaster, and we also therefore spent the entire 2014 wedding season traveling back and forth between the two(while I was pregnant with baby #2). Not to mentioned also doing this during the end of the 2013 season. At the beginning of 2015 our baby girl came a month early, and gave us all quite the scare. She was born with infant hemolytic disease, and the following months brought on colic and reflux and what felt like never ending sleepless nights. We then went through the process of buying and selling a house at the same time this past fall, almost losing the new house a couple of times, and then of course we actually moved . . . again. It has been intense and exhausting to say the least.
It has not been an easy time for us. And we have WORKED. OUR. BUTTS. OFF.
We worked our butts off to be the best possible parents we know how to be. We worked out butts off to keep the momentum of the success we had in NYC continue to flourish in the Western New York State wedding photography market. We worked our butts off to keep the work we were doing at the highest standard of quality, all the while keeping it fresh and something we can say we are proud of.
This was no easy task given the circumstances, and aside from our own hard work and dedication, we owe all the rest of that to you guys. Your respect and appreciation for quality wedding photography has kept our business thriving. And the love you have for one another has kept us inspired. If our work doesn’t inspire us, then we have nothing. And for all these years you guys have kept us wanting more. Week after week, month after month, year after year, the subject matter we find in front of our cameras, pssst that’s you guys, continues to not only bring us crazy amounts of joy, but it continues to challenge us and make us feel like we are doing something that has real meaning. That is such an incredible gift. Because you guys love us so much and wanted to work with us, we were able to fully book our 2015 wedding season within the Western New York State region. Just a year after moving here, we were able to turn down all weddings in NYC for 2015 and still book a full season here. I mean come on!! We are so proud of that!!
You guys made our dreams come true. You really and truly honestly did. Grateful does not even begin to describe what we feel for you all. You are just magic. The magic in our lives that keeps us loving our job.
We did some work this year that are really really deeply proud of. We owe you all so much. Past clients and future clients, you are all so so very important to us. We love you.
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There aren’t a lot of things we love more than a Hotel at the Lafayette wedding day. First their gorgeous ceremony was held at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in downtown Buffalo. And after wrapping up things there we galavanted all over the city of Buffalo capturing Tarin and Rich being incredible versions of their oh-so-in-love selves. It was our first time taking portraits at the Ellicott Square Building and we were so thrilled with how many different things there were to do. We just couldn’t stop!! Of course after that we headed to Lafayette and photo-ops just kept a-comin’. This couple and these pictures make us giddy like children. yay!!!
Save The Date: Minted
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Florist- Carla Costamagna
Furniture Rental- Quaint (East Aurora)
Band- Nik and the Nice Guys
Photo Booth and Lighting- Toy Bros Entertainment
Donuts- Duke’s Donuts
Rings- combo of Mann’s (engagement ring and groom’s wedding band) and Cornell (bride’s wedding band)
Bridal Dress 1 – Oleg Cassini
Bridal Dress 2 – Maggie Sottero
Bridesmaid Dresses – Dessy
Bridal shoes – Menbur
Tuxes – Men’s Wearhouse
Couldn’t have loved photographing this family of four more. Lifestyle family sessions are like the therapeutic chicken soup for my soul.
When Kelsey and Trey told us they wanted to do a Knox Farm engagement shoot I just about peed my pants with excitement. Since moving back to Western New York State, we’ve been dying to shoot in this beautiful location. We did this engagement session at the very end of October when the leaves were PERFECT!!!! It was dreamy. And Kelsey and I realized we had a common love for Jane Austin, and specifically the 2005 version of the movie Pride and Prejudice. When they were standing in one particular field, we both exclaimed at the same time “this feels like the end of the Pride and Prejudice!!!” If you call yourself a hopeless romantic you’ll what I’m talking about. Can’t wait for their wedding this May!!