WNY Based Wedding & Portrait Photographer
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The start of wedding season started with a bang with this couple & incredible venue for their ceremony. This Catholic Church is located in Lackawanna, New York and is one that I never would have thought I would have the opportunity to capture a wedding inside. I have driven past this church countless times but as soon as I stepped foot inside, my jaw dropped at its beauty in every single detail. For Sam & Hannah, they were so easygoing and down for every idea that popped in my head. Once they were about to do their final prayer of the ceremony, I brought out my iPhone and used the reflection to catch the beauty of the interior of the church. Secret tip: Get a Loopy case to easily maneuver to get the correct reflection angle.
As photographers and vendors within the industry, we are always looking for ways to be creative and show our own style within our work. I teamed up with another local photographer and planned the most epic styled shoot that was both our first one to plan. We had absolutely no idea what we were doing but we were excited to see what would come of it. We had many ups and downs planning it during the busiest month of the year & hit many obstacles along the way. For example, we had a model cancellation hours before a hair appointment we were frantic on finding a new couple so quickly. Luckily, the other photographer had a couple she had shot their wedding a few months prior and they told her they were down for anything. So she reached out to Justyn & Jamie and they were more than ready for this! It took a little bit of persuading for Justyn since he worked an overnight shift the night before so he had no idea what Jamie had gotten him into before he even woke up for the day! Overall, they came in the best of spirits and loved everything we had planned for them. Jamie even told us that the venue we chose was her dream venue if she could have gotten married again since originally she had a backyard wedding so she was more than happy she said yes to us! Plus, we originally were going to do the shoot in my parent's backyard bonfire area and last minute switched to The Gallagher in Medina, NY because of rain. Thank goodness that the universe was on our side for this shoot especially when the sun came out at just the right time during this photo!
2020 was a tough year for a lot of people. Spencer and Sarah decided to scratch their original plan for their wedding and book an Airbnb to have their event at. It ended up being the most beautiful day at the most beautiful location was everything they could have dreamt of. Intimate, small ceremony weddings have become my favorite to be a part of because of how much easier it is to capture the precious in between moments focusing on what really matters, the couple in love.