Friday
Feb032017

FIRST DANCE AT SALVATORE'S ITALIAN GARDENS

Happy Friday and Super Bowl Weekend! We hope everyone has a safe and fun weekend!

Keith and Dana's first dance in the Venetian Room at Salvatore's Italian Gardens!

This image is beautiful! We love shooting at Salvatore's! The chandeliers are amazing to have in photos, especially in this room. We could take so many different angles using the chandeliers for the dances. They help to create stunning and timeless images. And the images all can look different depending on where we took the shot.

During the first dances, I always shoot a different lens than Neal. If he is taking super wide shots, I am in for the close up. Even though we could be standing next to each other sometimes, the images will look totally different.

I love this first dance image. I love the interaction between Keith and Dana. They were in their own little world (with a bunch of people watching)!

-Danielle

Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony: St. John Vianney RC Church

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: Charles Burchfield Nature and Art Center 

Buffalo Wedding Reception: Salvatore's Italian Gardens

Buffalo Wedding Videography: Bella Star Productions

Buffalo Wedding DJ/Photobooth: CJ Sound

Buffalo Wedding Flowers and Decor: Salvatore's Italian Gardens

 

 

Thursday
Feb022017

THROW BACK THURSDAY ENGAGEMENT SESSION IN CENTRAL PARK

We are taking you way back to Leyla and Michael's engagement session in New York City. We spent a few days with this lovely couple and photographed them all over the City.

This was Central Park day! We originally had a few different locations on mind for the Park, but did not realize at the time, how far away each place was. We only had a few hours to shoot, as Neal and I were flying home that day. So, we decided to just "go with it". Then we stumbled on this area of the Park. This was actually right near the giant fountain that is in almost every movie that has Central Park in it. 

There were amazing archways. When we walked to them, we had no idea there were mosaic tiled murals covering the walls and ceiling. Placing Leyla and Michael right in the middle was a must. I love the stairs in the back ground with all that natural light pouring in.

I am so happy Neal went into the archives and found this image!

-Danielle

Destination Engagement Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Destination Engagement Photo Location:: New York City, Central Park, Tiffany & Co., Flat Iron District, Waldorf Astoria

Wednesday
Feb012017

WINTER WONDERLAND BRIDE & GROOM

Another gorgeous image of Keith and Dana on their January snowy wedding!

This image is just so beautiful! After the ceremony at St.John Vianney RC Church, we headed down the road to the Charles Burchfield Nature and Art Center. This was definitely a winter wonderland setting! I think the snow added even more beauty to the area.

Keith and Dana were having a great time too. It was a little cold (not horrible). Like I mentioned the other day, so worth being outside. Dana's added fur was perfect for the day as well. She looked stunning.

I think this is one of my favorites so far. I have a lot more images to go through. I am not even half way through yet! More to come!

-Danielle

Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony: St. John Vianney RC Church

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: Charles Burchfield Nature and Art Center 

Buffalo Wedding Reception: Salvatore's Italian Gardens

Buffalo Wedding Videography: Bella Star Productions

Buffalo Wedding DJ/Photobooth: CJ Sound

Buffalo Wedding Flowers and Decor: Salvatore's Italian Gardens

 

 

 

Tuesday
Jan312017

DELAVAN HOTEL & SPA BRIDE

Well, we ended the night with Keith and Dana at Salvatore's Italian Gardens. But, lets go back in time when started with Dana at the Delavan Hotel & Spa (which is the new hotel at Salvatore's Italian Gardens if you did not know)!

The rooms at the Delavan are amazing to take photos in. The windows are massive! In this image, we do have the windows covered. But, how can you not take advantage of the "red carpet curtains". They created such a beautiful back drop. It also went perfect with the style of Keith and Dana's wedding. Everything was clean, classic, and elegant.

I absolutely love Dana's dress. She looked stunning! Her dress had a racerback! How fun is that! She is pretty tall as well, so it suited her perfectly.

This was just a fun and gorgeous bridal portrait of Dana before we brought Dad in for a first look. She looks amazing!

-Danielle

Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony: St. John Vianney RC Church

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: Charles Burchfield Nature and Art Center 

Buffalo Wedding Reception: Salvatore's Italian Gardens

Buffalo Wedding Videography: Bella Star Productions

Buffalo Wedding DJ/Photobooth: CJ Sound

Buffalo Wedding Flowers and Decor: Salvatore's Italian Gardens

 

 

Monday
Jan302017

SNOWY WINTER WEDDING AT SALVATORE'S ITALIAN GARDENS 

Happy Monday! Welcome to Keith and Dana's wintery January wedding at Salvatore's Italian Gardens!

This wedding was so exciting! Keith and Dana really wanted snow. Well, they got it! It was windy and snowy all day. We started off photos at the Charles Burchfield Nature and Art Center. It was defintely a winter wonderland there. We got some amazing images there (which we will show very soon)!

Then on to Salvatore's for the reception. Keith and Dana had an amazing reception and party. It was hard to take them away from the dance floor. But, we had to do one last photo shoot to end the night. The snow was coming down again. Thank goodness it wasn't as windy. But, all we needed was the open parking lot and lighting!

We could not think of a better way to end the night. Funny story... There was another wedding going on at Salvatore's. When we headed outside, we were in the other weddings territory but it was at the end of the night so there weren't that many people left. There were some guests outside smoking cigars. They were not expecting what we did for Keith and Dana. We had them out in the parking lot with the snow just coming down everywhere. Then came the comments from the peanut gallery. We heard a, "I hope it was worth it. Probably not!" Well, it was so worth it, that we had to stop and show the audience a little sneak peak of the image from the back of the camera. The response was completely different this time. They were shocked! Let's just say we left feeling really good! 

Congrats to Keith and Dana! Amazing wedding with an amazing crew to work with! Much more to come!

-Danielle

Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony: St. John Vianney RC Church

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: Charles Burchfield Nature and Art Center 

Buffalo Wedding Reception: Salvatore's Italian Gardens

Buffalo Wedding Videography: Bella Star Productions

Buffalo Wedding DJ/Photobooth: CJ Sound

Buffalo Wedding Flowers and Decor: Salvatore's Italian Gardens

Friday
Jan272017

MIDNIGHT AT FLAT TOP MOUNTAIN IN ALASKA

It's Friday! And yes you read the title correctly. This image was taken around midnight.

Photographing Sheryl and Rob's wedding in June in Alaska had more perks than just the scenery. It did not really get dark. So, we got to shoot later and didn't have to rush shooting as the sun went down. 

After a full day of shooting in the most amazing locations on our way to Seward, we had one last stop on our way back toward Anchorage. Sheryl and Rob kept mentioning Flat Top Mountain. They said the view was absolutely amazing. And for a bonus, you could see the City of Anchorage in the distance. We had to stop!

We were so glad we did. Look at how beautiful this image is! No matter where Sheryl and Rob stood, the view was breathtaking. Sheryl and Rob were having so much fun. This day couldn't have ended better.

Enjoy your weekend!

-Danielle

Buffalo Destination Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Destination Wedding Ceremony & Reception: Settlers Bay Lodge

Buffalo Destination Photo Location: Settlers Bay Lodge, Highway to Seward, Seward, Matanuska Glacier, Flat Top Mountain, Alaska

Thursday
Jan262017

REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY

Ex-Buffalo Bills Head Coach, Rex Ryan's home is for sale!

We had the pleasure of taking photos of his home this past weekend. All I can say is wow! Before we started, we got to tour the home with Amy Pfister from Realty USA. The house is absolutely gorgeous. The house felt so warm and welcoming. Did I mention the house is giant! 

We lucked out on the weather as well! It was about 60 degrees outside. For a shoot outside in January, I'll take it! We waited until sunset to take the exterior photos. The sky was beautiful. As it started to get darker, the house looked even prettier. The interior lights were on and gave the house a warm glow. Just gorgeous!

So, who wants to make an offer?

-Danielle

Buffalo Real Estate Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Real Estate Photo Location: Rex Ryan Home

Buffalol Real Estate Agent: Amy Pfister at Realty USA

 

 

Wednesday
Jan252017

END OF THE NIGHT AT BROOKFIELD COUNTRY CLUB

One last image (for now) from Kathy and David's December wedding at Brookfield Country Club!

End of the night. The Club patio was all lit up and decorated for Christmas. This was probably the only Christmasy style of photo we did for Kathy and David. I say Christmasy because of the lights. But, how could we not take advantage of those lights? The sky was so dark, the glow from the lights was just too beautiful.

Kathy had this gorgeous black fur that we hadn't got to use yet for a photo. I know you can't see it too much, but it was just enough for this shot. And Kathy needed to stay warm.

I love how the intimate feel Kathy and David wanted, flowed from beginning to end! This was a great way to end the night.

-Danielle

Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony & Reception Location: Brookfield Country Club

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: Silo CityBrookfield Country Club

Buffalo Wedding Dress Design: Made by Anatomy

Buffalo Wedding Decor: Salvatore's Italian Gardens

 

 

Tuesday
Jan242017

FASHION DESIGNER PHOTO SHOOT

We had an awesome photo shoot the other day at Neal Urban Studio.

We had the pleasure of doing a fashion designer shoot. She needed a portfolio of some of her designs for college in NYC. She was also the model. This was my absolute favorite outfit. I love different and creative. This had it all. At first, this was not one of her favorites, but still needed it photographed. It was originally planned to have a sneaker worn with it. It was a great idea, but she felt it needed some spicing up. I suggested to try the gold heels. Well, this turned from a casual outfit, to a dressy and fun look. Then the addition of the pink jacket made it even cuter! A great addition to your Spring wardrobe!

We loved this shoot. I love fashion, so it was so exciting to see these designs. Did I mention she sewed everything as well! Amazing job and I hope to see her designs in stores!

-Danielle

Buffalo Fashion Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalol Fashion Photography Photo Location: Neal Urban Studio

Monday
Jan232017

FIRST DANCE AT BROOKFIELD COUNTRY CLUB

Love, love, this first dance photo of Kathy and David at Brookfield Country Club!

What was so great about their day, was they had the whole Country Club for the wedding. This was a different room then the ceremony. So, once the ceremony ended, all of the guests were lead into another room for cocktail and reception. And walking in, there were trays of champagne to welcome them. How great is that!

The intimate theme of Kathy and David's wedding filtered through into this room as well. They still had super low lighting and candles. We wanted to keep that feel for the first dance too. This image was fun because Neal and I were shooting on opposite sides of the room from each other. At one point, Neal needed one of his lights moved to create this effect. I was in the zone doing my thing. Neal was jumping around to get my attention. Then talking with his hands pretty much for me to move the light. Yes, he could have moved it on his own. But, he didn't want to lose the place he was shooting from. 

I finally looked up and figured out what he wanted done. And he got this beautiful and intimate moment. Let me just say, there were so many gorgeous moments from Kathy and David's first dance.

-Danielle

Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony & Reception Location: Brookfield Country Club

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: Silo CityBrookfield Country Club

Buffalo Wedding Dress Design: Made by Anatomy

Buffalo Wedding Decor: Salvatore's Italian Gardens