Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Lydia | Urban Portraits

Several weeks ago my dear friend, Lydia, and I went out location scouting around Buffalo for upcoming portrait location ideas. I wanted to quickly show her one area I love, and while there we discovered some other really incredible places. With cameras in tow, we started exploring, and within minutes we were both using each other as models.

Today is Lydia's birthday, and I figured what a perfect time to share the images I took of her on this adventure day we took. Lydia is a kind and caring soul, the best person to have deep conversations with and the sort of friend who will make you laugh so hard your cheeks will hurt at the end of any conversation. We have only known one another for a little over a year, and already I feel like we're lifelong friends and soul sisters! I'm so happy to say she will be by my side for a few of this year's weddings, and I'm very lucky to have the opportunity to be by hers at a few of her weddings this year, too!

Happy birthday, my beautiful friend! I hope it was the best of days with many more wonderful days to come!

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Cheryl + Craig | Chestnut Ridge Winter Engagement

I'm a pretty adventurous person, and am equally as willing to do what it takes to get the photos my clients want. Over the past few years, I've hopped out of a boat and into belly deep water (with all my clothes on), climbed up a tiny side-building ladder to get onto a rooftop and have gone on a few hiking adventures (such as this recent session) with clients.

Since Craig proposed to Cheryl this past winter at one of their favorite places, Chestnut Ridge Park – specifically near the Eternal Flame – it seemed only logical to do a hike there as well for photos. Their session was incredibly adventurous, fun and sweet and hands down everything I love in engagement sessions! I'm so very glad to have captured these memories for them, and can't wait for their wedding this fall!

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