Wednesday
Aug242016

SOLO BRIDE AT ALRIGHT KNOX ART GALLERY

Welcome back Laura and Ian! Well just Laura!

I love this solo shot of Laura. She looks absolutely stunning! This was taken at Albright Knox Art Gallery! The funny thing about this image, was that it wasn't even planned or posed. I was originally working with Ian and the guys and I saw Laura strutting her stuff on a ledge of the gallery! I turned and started snapping away. Once I saw how pretty everything was looking, I had to take a time out from Ian. I then gave Laura a little direction and had her glance off into the distance.

This image was great because Laura was just having fun! As photographers, we always have to have eyes everywhere. I know it sounds creepy, but never lose site of the bride or groom. You never know what may happen. In this case, still having eyes on the Laura, created a beautiful image!

-Danielle

Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony:St. Martin De Porres

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: Delaware ParkTonawanda Castle

Buffalo Wedding Reception: Tonawanda Castle

Buffalo Wedding Video: Unbeaten Path Media

Buffalo Wedding Dj/Photobooth: Moving Music

Tuesday
Aug232016

Dancing in the sunlight

Picking up right where we left off with Sarah & Christina, we had a beautiful golden sunset for their engagement shoot and we had the same thing happen on their wedding day!

This was a beautiful moment between Sarah & Christina. They were both very happy and excited to be married that they wanted to dance and twirl around in the beautiful sunlight. I stayed back and let them have their moment and captured from afar. I showeed them where to stand and let them have their moment. It may look posed but this was all them feeling the moment, having fun and celebrating life!

- Neal

Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony: Hayloft in the Grove

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: Hayloft in the Grove

Buffalo Wedding Reception: Hayloft in the Grove

Buffalo Wedding DJ: Mike Setlock of Signature Entertainment

Monday
Aug222016

Abstract Bridal Portrait

Happy Monday everyone! Here's something a bit different from a few weddings ago with Michaela at The Mansion on Delaware.

I had Michaela (who is a beautiful Bride by the way) put her earrings on in front of a mirror. Shooting into the mirror and shooting through some beveled glass I got this cool effect. I then took the shot without the effect just in case it didn't turn out. I kind of dig it and thought I'd share! Once I get the safe shot, I often step out of my comfort zone and try new things!

-Neal

Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony: Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: Kleinhans Music HallSilo City

Buffalo Wedding Reception: The Mansion on Delaware

Buffalo Wedding DJ: Whirlin Disc Sound

Thursday
Aug182016

STROLL ALONG HOYT LAKE

One last photo (for now) of Laura and Ian at Delaware Park!

Hoyt Lake (the name of the lake in the middle of the park if you did not know), can be such a pretty spot for photos. I really wanted Laura and Ian to have a few minutes alone (well with me, my assistant Alyssa, and videographer Brian). Hahah, I guess the bride and groom are never truly alone on their wedding day.

I wanted Laura and Ian to have a few minutes to soak in the day so far. They could have a quick conversation and just enjoy each others company as newlyweds. They walked hand in hand along the lake. All I asked is they looked at one another. We had a lot of time, so there was no rush. They could just relax and be together.

I love moments like this!

-Danielle

Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony:St. Martin De Porres

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: Delaware ParkTonawanda Castle

Buffalo Wedding Reception: Tonawanda Castle

Buffalo Wedding Video: Unbeaten Path Media

Buffalo Wedding Dj/Photobooth: Moving Music

Wednesday
Aug172016

THE BRIDE AND HER BRIDESMAIDS

Today, we bring you Laura and her lovely ladies! 

Laura got ready at her parents home. They had an awesome patio in the backyard. It was a beautiful day and we wanted to take advantage of it.

I really wanted to have all of Laura's ladies involved in a fun photo with the dress. Laura had such a stunning dress! She looked amazing! I had the ladies all take part of the dress. That was the only direction I gave. After that, Laura and her bridesmaids were laughing and having a great time with it. I love how Laura glanced down to look at some of her ladies. 

These photos can be so much fun. The bridesmaids always like to be a part of the day. And the getting ready portion is really where they get to shine!

-Danielle

Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony:St. Martin De Porres

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: Delaware ParkTonawanda Castle

Buffalo Wedding Reception: Tonawanda Castle

Buffalo Wedding Video: Unbeaten Path Media

Buffalo Wedding Dj/Photobooth: Moving Music

 

Tuesday
Aug162016

WEDDING PARTY AT DELAWARE PARK

Sorry for the delay folks. When I took on the responsibility of the Blog, it was in the off season. I was on top of having a photo ready every day. I did not think it would be this hard during this crazy season. Honestly, with how busy we are, sometimes I completely forget to post a photo. I apologize and will continue to do my best!

So, today (a bit late), is Laura and Ian and their wedding party at Delaware Park. Now, going to Delaware Park can always be a challenge during prime wedding season. There are always tons of weddings there taking photos. I don't know how it happened, but we did not have to wait for any other weddings to take photos. Bonus!

This was just a fun and casual action photo of the wedding party. I told Laura and Ian to lead the way with a casual stroll, and the wedding party to follow. There was no posing. I just told everyone to do what they wanted and have fun with it. I love Laura and Ian's laughs and smiles!

-Danielle

Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony:St. Martin De Porres

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: Delaware ParkTonawanda Castle

Buffalo Wedding Reception: Tonawanda Castle

Buffalo Wedding Video: Unbeaten Path Media

Buffalo Wedding Dj/Photobooth: Moving Music

 

Monday
Aug152016

SUNSET MATERNITY AT GALLAGHER PIER

Happy Monday! Last week we showed you two images from Jenna and Artie's maternity session at Tifft Nature Preserve. Well, we went across the street to Gallagher Pier for an outfit change and some sunset images.

Sorry Artie. I had to pick one more solo of Jenna. I couldn't resist how gorgeous this came out. I love this dress too! Fantastic outfit choices! This is a nice mermaid style dress. Fitted at the belly, then starts to flow out at the knee. 

There is a pretty faint orange color from the sun setting. Just enough to give the image a pop of color. Then to top it off, I love the sail boat in the background. Another favorite of mine! Enjoy!

-Danielle

Buffalo Maternity Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Maternity Photo Location: Tifft Nature PreserveGallagher Pier

 

Friday
Aug122016

GOLDEN MATERNITY IMAGE AT TIFFT

Here is another amazing image from Jenna and Artie's maternity session at Tifft Nature Preserve.

We love tall grass, if you haven't already noticed! This image is just beautiful. Both Jenna and Artie look amazing. I love how they are just surrounded by the tall grass. Come to find out Jenna & Artie live in an area where a lot of tall grass grows so this style of image gives it that extra personal touch! The sun was casting such a nice golden color on pretty much everything. 

For maternity shoots, there is always contact with the belly. We had Jenna and Artie look down toward the belly. Another gorgeous image from Jenna and Artie's session!

-Danielle

Buffalo Maternity Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Maternity Photo Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Gallagher Pier

 

Thursday
Aug112016

STUNNING MOTHER TO BE

Jenna and Artie are having a baby! We did their maternity session last night at Tifft Nature Preserve. It was a gorgeous, sticky, hot night haha. But the images came out amazing.

I had to start with a solo of Jenna. She looked beautiful. I absloutely loved her dress. With Jenna being so tiny, having the dress tight around the belly was perfect. And then the super long train added such an elegant feel. 

We did have a slight breeze. However, the material for Jenna's dress was a bit heavy. With some assistance (my waving of the dress to get some movement), we got the wind to catch and pick up the dress. Neal was ready to snap away as I let go of the dress. He was shooting at a lower level to incorporate some of the grass in the foreground. All Jenna had to do was look down toward her shoulder.

I am in love with this image!

-Danielle

Buffalo Maternity Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Maternity Photo Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Gallagher Pier

Wednesday
Aug102016

END OF THE NIGHT AT TONAWANDA CASTLE

Oh the end of the night at Tonawanda Castle! We had a slight delay for photos at the end of the night for Laura and Ian. The lights on the stairway were not going on and I needed them in the background for photos. Apparently, something funny was going on with the timer. Thank you to the amazing staff, they got them right in time when Laura and Ian came out for pictures.

As you can see, I didn't want the entire Castle in the shot. Just a small part to know what the building was. I was more concerned with having the lights glowing behind them. I wanted to create a nice glow around Laura and Ian. I had Alyssa add some extra light to their faces and that was it! 

Laura and Ian were having an amazing moment together. It was the first time at the reception they had a few minutes alone as newlyweds! What a great way to end the night.

-Danielle

Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony:St. Martin De Porres

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: Delaware ParkTonawanda Castle

Buffalo Wedding Reception: Tonawanda Castle

Buffalo Wedding Video: Unbeaten Path Media

Buffalo Wedding Dj/Photobooth: Moving Music