For the Summer 2016 installment of Auxiliary Magazine’s Must feature we chose frequent Auxiliary makeup artist Mallory Jay to model. It’s always fun getting those who are normally behind the scenes in the spotlight. Mallory nailed it and did the makeup and wig styling for this feature. We featured Danani’s Pewter Bohemian Headpiece, a beautiful vintage inspired headpiece. Auxiliary Fashion Editor Shannon Kramp styled and we shot it in Buffalo’s Ellicott Creek Park by all the beautiful willow trees there.
Brothers Riley and Tanner spend a lot of time together so it made perfect sense that they needed some sibling portraits! Plus mom wanted some photos of her boys for the annual holiday card. We shot these in Buffalo’s iconic Delaware Park and moved between a few spots in the park to get a good range of photos. The boys were very excited so there was a bit of encouraging and wrangling to get them to stay put for more than a second. Yet after a handful of photos in the beginning and some one on one attention they got the hang of it and we got some fun and wonderful shots!
This summer I shot the athletic wear fashion editorial Suspend for Auxiliary Magazine’s Summer 2016 Issue. We had been wanting to do an athletic wear editorial for a while and when it occurred to our fashion editor Shannon Kramp that one of the model’s we’ve featured many times in Auxiliary, Samm Haney, was an aerial dancer, it all fell into place. We contacted Buffalo Aerial Dance and through them had a location and two more models, Anastasia Maria and founder Erica Cope.
Jennifer and RJ’s Buffalo wedding felt like a fairytale. All day long it was huge smiles and excitement. Beyond the happiness that felt like magic, the wedding was styled like a fairytale complete with a castle. The bride’s dress was a fit for a princess with sheer cap sleeves and a corseted back. The bride wore a tiara and beautiful pearl and crystal jewelry. The couple had their first dance to “Beauty and the Beast” from the Disney animated classic. The reception took place at Tonawanda Castle and we did their photos there as well, using many of the castle’s rooms and hallways. My favorite photos from the day were of the couple outside the castle at dusk.
Jennifer and RJ planned their whole fairytale castle wedding from Los Angeles with a couple of trips to Buffalo for in person meetings. An impressive feat! Jennifer’s hometown is Buffalo so it seemed the perfect location so they could be surrounded by family and friends.