Friday
Sep302016

EXPECTO PATRONUM!

If you tuned in yesterday, you saw the ring shot from Ashley and Scott's wedding. It incorporated their Harry Potter wands.

Today we show you a specifically requested image by Ashley. Their reception was at Four Points by Sheraton in Niagara Falls. It is located on the water, so it was a great spot for this photo. It was a little gloomy that day. But there was some enhancement to the sky. Does anyone see a bit of the Dark Mark? I wonder if Ashley and Scott did any spells? Hhhmmm....

Now, if you follow our work, you know we do not do these kinds of images often. We normally do not add extra enhancements or photoshop things that are really not there. This was a specific request that came to Neal on the day of the wedding and there was extra time during the wedding reception to create it.

Enjoy your weekend!

-Danielle

Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony: Shea's Performing Arts Center

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: Shea's Performing Arts CenterFour Points by Sheraton

Buffalo Wedding Reception: Four Points by Sheraton

 

 

Thursday
Sep292016

HARRY POTTER WANDS AND RINGS!

I love this! I am a Harry Potter fan, so this ring shot had to be shown. I know we haven't done too many detail blogs lately, but this was a must. 

 

Ashley and Scott were Harry Potter fans and told Neal they were bringing their wands for the wedding. How fun! He had to do a ring shot with them. I think that is an Elder Wand!

Another reason I am showing this image is because it will lead up to tomorrow's blog post!

-Danielle

Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony: Shea's Performing Arts Center

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: Shea's Performing Arts CenterFour Points by Sheraton

Buffalo Wedding Reception: Four Points by Sheraton

Wednesday
Sep282016

SHEA'S BRIDAL SUITE

Ashley and Scott got married in August! They had their ceremony at Shea's Performing Arts Center. Great location for an event!

Ashley and Scott both got ready at Shea's as well. Here is mom and one of the bridesmaids helping Ashley get ready. I love how Neal took this shot from down the hallway. It was awesome they had a giant open room for her to get ready. Ashley's choice of dress was perfect for Shea's. It defintely fits the fairy tale theme! Just gorgeous!

-Danielle

Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony: Shea's Performing Arts Center

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: Shea's Performing Arts Center, Four Points by Sheraton

Buffalo Wedding Reception: Four Points by Sheraton

Tuesday
Sep272016

HELLO WORLD!

"HELLO WORLD" from baby Emily! Here is another favorite from our shoot with Emily at Neal Urban Studio. This was an outfit that Katie brought for the shoot! I loved it!

Emily did the best pose too! We wanted her to look like she was cheering! She did a giant stretch and ended just like this. Perfect! And look at that little smile!

So cute!

-Danielle

Buffalo Newborn Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Newborn Photo Location: Neal Urban Studio

Monday
Sep262016

A LITTLE LADY AND HER HATS!

Look at this cutie! Meet baby Emily!

Emily and family came to visit us at Neal Urban Studio this past week. We photographed Mom and Dad's (Katie and Chad) engagement, wedding, their first baby (Matty), and now Emily. It was such a pleasure to capture this circle of life.

For Emily, we decided to have some fun with hats! You may wonder where this idea came from. After some Facebook stalking, a few years ago, Katie and Chad went to the Kentucky Derby. And if you know anything about the Derby, it is a time to shine with a new fun hat.

Well, I have never been, but I do love hats. I brought a bunch of mine and asked Katie if she could bring hers too. She told me that she had purchased one while they were at the Derby (bottom right). And a girl can never have too many accessories!

And here you go! Emily was such a great baby too. Thank you to our assistant Alyssa for helping out. She is just amazing with newborns!

-Danielle

Buffalo Newborn Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Newborn Photo Location: Neal Urban Studio

Friday
Sep232016

LOSSON PARK ENGAGEMENT

Friday! We are back with Kim and Ryan on their engagement session! This time we are at Losson Park in Cheektowaga.

This was another location special to Kim and Ryan. Ryan proposed to Kim in this park. They showed us around different parts of the park to shoot at. This is where we ended! There was a fallen log that they could sit on. It was in the perfect spot too! The sun was hitting the leaves all around this area and casting a nice glow.

We had Kim and Ryan enjoy the moment. They were talking to each other with lots of laughs.

It was a great way to end the shoot!

-Danielle

Buffalo Engagement Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Engagament Photo Location: IV Stallions Sports Bar, Losson Park

 

Thursday
Sep222016

IV STALLIONS ENGAGEMENT SESSION

We are a little late today with the post. Sorry readers. We had an early newborn session. Here are Kim and Ryan from their engagement session this week!

We started at the IV Stallions Sports Bar, where they met. Ryan was bartending and Kim plays indoor volleyball there. Ryan saw Kim at the bar and wanted to meet her! We decided to do something similiar for a photo.

We had Ryan back behind the bar for this one. He already made Kim a drink. Now it was time to flirt! 

Kim and Ryan had such great chemistry too! They were full of natural laughs and all about having fun! This was an awesome location for them. So much meaning behind it.

-Danielle

Buffalo Engagement Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Engagament Photo Location: IV Stallions Sports Bar, Losson Park

Wednesday
Sep212016

FACE FULL OF CAKE!

We are back with baby Niall and his first birthday cake smash in Neal Urban Studio!

So, as you can see, Niall didn't need to use his hands to dig into the cake! This literally happened about 10 seconds into the shoot! We have never seen a baby do this in our cake smashes yet! Niall decided he was going to dive face first and have a bite. No Hands!! We were honestly laughing so hard when this happened. And this wasn't the last time he did this, he continued to do this the entire shoot! This little guy was happy the entire time. We definitely got spoiled with this shoot! Sooooo CUTE!

A little background on the shoot. Niall had a camping style first birthday! Don't we love his little red plaid pants? Mom and Dad brought in this little tent. We had some old school Coleman style camping equipment. Then of course we had to add in some Solo Cups and a 6 pack! Well a 4 pack of Root Beer! I know you can't see everything in this image, but you sure can in yesterdays image. Don't forget the "Camp Niall" sign and "Beware of Bears" sign! 

-Danielle

Buffalo First Birthday Cake Smash Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo First Birthday Cake Smash Photo Location: Neal Urban Studio

Tuesday
Sep202016

NIALL CAKE SMASH

We had an amazing first birthday cake smash with baby Niall in Neal Urban Studio! Niall had a camping theme for his first birthday. Niall's parents brought in a few props from his party that included a tiny tent and some signs! We supplied the rest which included a cooler, solo party cups and some root beer! It was time to party!

Niall had such a little personality already at one year old! He was such a cutie and so funny. We couldn't even concentrate on the photos. We were laughing so hard. At one point, I had to take the camera from Neal because he was laughing so much. Niall was so talkative and in his own little world the whole time. He was even having little conversations with parts of the set we had displayed! And also shaking his little bum to the music!

We had so many great images from this shoot, but I needed to show Niall's true, happy self to start! He was the first baby we have had in studio that dug into his birthday cake right away. He needed no warming up. Niall was all smiles and belly laughs the whole time! I hope his sugar high wasn't too bad for mommy when they got home!

Wait until you see tomorrow's post!

-Danielle

Buffalo First Birthday Cake Smash Photograhy: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo First Birthday Cake Smash Photo Location: Neal Urban Studio

 

 

Monday
Sep192016

BRIDAL SUITE IN THE ESTATE AT MORAINE FARM

Why does Monday always feel like it gets here so fast? Well, it's here and we have a beautiful portrait of Rori for you at the Estate at Moraine Farm!

This was right after Rori got into her dress. Neal and I scoped out the main building where she would be getting ready the day before. Once I saw all these windows, I knew Neal would want to use this room. Of course there were tons of tables and one giant heavy table that needed to be moved out of the way. Sure, why not struggle a little (on my end because I am weak), and move the giant heavy table. I knew in the end it would be worth it. But, this was a time where another strong man would have helped greatly! Pretty much Neal did all the lifting and I pretended haha.

Anyway, look at Rori! This is one of my favorites from the getting ready part of the day. She had an amazing vintage style dress. It went so well with this room plus Neal added a vintage style of editing to the image! Stunning!

-Danielle

Destination Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Destination Wedding Ceremony: The Estate at Moraine Farm

Destination Wedding Photo Location: The Estate at Moraine Farm