Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Rita + Rob | Chimney Bluffs State Park | Adventurous Engagement Session

Rita + Rob are adventurous, have the kindest hearts, and are just so freaking adorable I want to hug them forever and never let them go. That probably sounds a little strange given that I just met them for the first time on their engagement session, but if we didn't live on complete opposite ends of the state (them on Long Island, me in Buffalo), you can guarantee we'd be meeting up for hiking adventures and dates over Ginger Ale pretty frequently. 

Since Rita + Rob travel a lot, and crossing off visits to State and National Parks all over the country is one of their favorite things to do together, we ended up meeting at Chimney Bluffs State Park on Lake Ontario for their engagement session. It was the perfect location for us to explore both woodsy and rocky beach areas, providing images to their session that are diverse and fully reflective of the two of them and their love. Plus, it gave us time to explore one of the wonderful beauties of our own state of New York, collect rocks along the shoreline (I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one who does this!), and enjoy a beautiful sunset over Lake Ontario. To say my time spent with these two was awesome is a total understatement – there simply are no words. Luckily, there are images.

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A sign of love appeared on the rocks. It only lasted a few seconds, so I'm so glad we caught it!

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Abigale + James | Hotel Lafayette Wedding

Abigale + James had a wedding that was one of those days I think I'll never forget. But that's what happens when two people so in love with one another join their lives together in marriage and throw one hell of an amazing reception to celebrate. Their love radiates – filling everyone around them with happiness, excitement, and those warm gushy feelings no one needs words for – we just get it.

A few things I'll always carry with me from their wedding day:

Two words: those shoes! // Abby's dad on dress-fluffing duty for the day – talk about a rockstar father! // The Priest gave THE best sermon; never forget to say "I love you!" // Seeing the expressions on Abby + James' faces when their siblings shared with everyone some pretty EPIC stories about them during the toasts // I'm not ever going to be able to hear "Bombs Over Baghdad" without picturing James belting it word-for-word on the mic // All the parents (and grandparents) moving and grooving on the dancefloor! // ... and most of all, I'll always remember the way Abby + James spent most of their evening together: dancing the night away, singing to one another and stealing kisses like no one was watching. These moments will never be forgotten and their love is one that I just know is going to last a lifetime.

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