Amanda and Brian’s big day finally came in 2021 with a fall wedding reception at Tewksbury Lodge on the Buffalo River. Unfortunately they had to postpone a few times from their original date in 2020 but when the day for their big celebration finally came, it sure did feel exciting! They had a Lord of the Rings inspired wedding with beautiful details throughout. We did portraits outside at their church, downtown in the Cobblestone District, and at Resurgence Brewery. It was a fun filled day full of laughs and happiness!
Every year since Calvin was born I have photographed him for a portrait session around his birthday. This year marks 7 years! I highly recommend doing a yearly portrait session for each child as they grow up so quickly. School photos won’t capture them the same way a portrait session will. A yearly family session or sibling session is a great option too but a one-on-one portrait session really gets the most photos and unique moments. It is a fun experience too!
This year we went to the Burchfield Nature & Art Center. I love this location! So many fun spots to shoot. Funny enough we used the wall of the restroom building to have a neutral backdrop for up close portraits. And I don’t normally like shooting in the gazebo, gazebo photos sound like a good idea but it’s often a problematic place to photograph, but I love how sitting in the middle of the patterned floorboards turned out!
Brie and Josh had a magical early spring engagement session at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens. The weather was still pretty cold for shooting comfortably outside and nothing was growing quite yet so a warm and cozy session at the botanical gardens was perfect. Even more romantic that their wedding will be there this fall. Brie and Josh traveled in from out of town and made a little getaway of their session with a nice hotel room and some sightseeing. They booked their wedding at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens without having ever seen it so there was true excitement in the air at their session as they explored the rooms for the first time! They booked an hour at the gardens for their session and we had the place to ourselves. We wondered through almost every room. I got to photograph my favorite spots and find some new ones! We ended the session with some cute photos showcasing their love of video games. And on the way out we grabbed some shots in front of the gardens, my fav being a show of excitement for their upcoming wedding at the location.