Love was in the air and happiness was captured. Danielle got photos she's wanted, the man she loves and a family bond, nothing can break. View the day behind my lens . . .
While as a destination photographer I cover many of the amazing wonders of New York State, this is one of my favorites times visiting Buffalo. Heather made me aware that I was now entering "Bills Country". The warm welcome was received well. Heather & Mike both have an amazing story that goes all the way back to school.
I enjoyed the presence of such a fun and interactive wedding party. If you ever plan on getting married, make sure you choose the funniest of your friends and people who truly make your relationship shine. The night was full of laughter, some happy tears and of course dancing. Nothing about this wedding was ordinary. The grand entrance was a football throw, Dad's speech became childhood memories and a singalong. Lastly, the first dance came later that evening, under the harvest moon as Heather had requested.
To summarize, Buffalo.. it's been fun. Heather & Mike.. Congratulations. Feel free to enjoy my personal favorite highlights of the night. - Yours truly - Ray.
Season: End of Summer Wedding
Venue: Kloc's Grove - West Seneca NY
Style: Mixture of Football/Bookworm/Poetic Themed Wedding
Photographers: Ray A. / Casey R.
Entertainment: Matt Calucci
Videography: Dave Ruszkowski
Congrats to Elaine & Justin! Covering this absolutely wonderful wedding in the beautiful hilltops of Gilbertsville New York. In the award winning Gilbertsville Farm House - Where rustic meets Glamour.
Season: Summer Wedding
Venue: Gilbertsville Farmhouse
Style: Barn Wedding / Rustic
Photographers: Ray A. / Casey R.
Cold it was! Atleast for Shannon & Michael's Wedding. In 23 degree weather we completed a first look, wedding party photos and a ceremony. All within possibly an hour in a half. It was all well worth it for all parties involved. The outcome of the photos were fantastic and the bride and groom did absolutely amazing. Hot or cold, day or night.. Michael stood there and exchanged vows with his soon to be wife. As flurries came down in the beautiful back patio of the Arrowhead Lodge, Shannon and Michael both said I do.
The evening went on with laughter, cake cutting, dancing, and heart warming speeches. Enough of my story.. Here are some pictures to prove it.
Michelle & Eric could not have planned for a better October/Autumn themed wedding. In my career as a wedding photographer this has had to be one of the best organized weddings. I also feel we all lucked out with the weather. Quite cold, but worth it. On the way to Michelle's prep it was raining and we did see some flurries. As the day progressed, it cleared out and rained and that pattern continued for sometime.
Once it was time for the First Look, the sun decided to show and it went well. Followed by awesome coordinated wedding party photos. We also got a gift, a rainbow. The rainbow appeared right behind Michelle & Eric and served well for photos. The ceremony followed right after, and we made our way into the reception area (indoors). As soon as that happened, it poured. The night went along fine with all of the wedding events taking place and happy guests and family dancing away celebrating the marriage of Michelle and Eric.
Jessica & Matthew both on the outskirts of Syracuse New York, in Clay. Decided to hold a greatly planned October, Fall & Pumpkin themed ceremony on their beautiful land. The ceremony took place over the pond surrounded by family, friends, hay, pumpkins, orange, yellow and brown. Quite a bit cold, the sun showed true emotion for the special day.
After the ceremony was held, Bridal party photos were taken in the same area with beautiful views of Jessica's parents cabin and of course the scenery of fall coming along.