Tuesday
Feb142017

L.O.V.E

Lyla Odette Vidal Engaurran! Yes, LOVE will be the initials for this baby girl that is expected to arrive at the end of March!

What a great way to show the LOVE in this image. Sondra wanted something really cute for this. She asked to spell out LOVE and have her be part of the letters. Obviously the V is the easiest haha! To keep it Sondra style, we had her keep her heels on! Look at that little belly popping up!

This would be such a cute print on the wall of Lyla's room. This was such a cute idea and so happy that it will mean so much to Sondra and her hubby!

We thought this would be a great image to post for today! Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

-Danielle

Buffalo Maternity Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Maternity Photo Location: Neal Urban Studio

Monday
Feb132017

STATLER CITY BRIDAL PORTRAIT

Monday is here again! Today's image is from Nina and Greg's wedding. We just came across this and have no idea how I could have missed it to put on the Blog.

Nina at Statler City. Their wedding day was pretty rainy and windy. We all toughed it out for some photos outside and got some really great images. Then we went right to the Statler to take advantage of the inside, before guests arrived.

Look at Nina! She looks stunning. I love all the different angles and areas we used for Nina and Greg's portraits at the Statler. I really liked how Neal shot across the balconies, using the archways. We added some extra lighting to create a nice glow on Nina for this.

Another favorite!

-Danielle

Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony Location: St. Louis RC Church

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: St. Louis RC ChurchBuffalo City HallNiagara SquareStatler City

Buffalo Wedding Reception: Statler City

Buffalo Wedding DJ: Signature Entertainment

 

Thursday
Feb092017

STRIKE A POSE...A MATERNITY POSE

Hello everyone! I apologize I didn't get a picture up for Wednesday. So, today we will show 2 images. And yes they are from Sondra's maternity session at Neal Urban Studio!

I had to show her second outfit! We kept the same airy back drop, but Sondra chose a fitted style dress. So perfect to show off that belly! And we love accessories! Look how cute she is in that hat. 

We started with a little Michael Jackson style pose! (I know my title is Madonna, but Sondra was definitely striking a pose). And look at those heels! Sondra was still sporting her stilettos! She had some great balance in those heels too!

Keeping the same outfit and hat, we did a different pose. I love this too! It's so simple, but yet so gorgeous!

Maternity sessions are so beautiful and we have a lot of fun! We are so happy to be able to capture these precious moments.

-Danielle

Buffalo Maternity Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Maternity Photo Location: Neal Urban Studio

Tuesday
Feb072017

GLOWING MAMA TO BE AT NEAL URBAN STUDIO

Another amazing image from Sondra's maternity session at Neal Urban Studio!

I can not get over how gorgeous Sondra looks! Don't get me wrong, she always looks stunning, but mommy to be, suits her perfectly! We kept with the light and airy feel for this image as well. Sondra was absolutely glowing. This style was a no brainer for her especially since they are expecting a little baby girl.  

We used the same back drop as we did for yesterdays image we showed you. This is just using a different wall and angle. We covered the windows with the flowy material to give a heavenly feel to it.

I don't even know what else to say about Sondra. She is just too cute for words!

-Danielle

Buffalo Maternity Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Maternity Photo: Neal Urban Studio

Monday
Feb062017

MATERNITY MONDAY

Wow! Look at the gorgeous Sondra on her maternity session at Neal Urban Studio!

Sondra looks stunning! She is just the cutest little mommy to be in this image! Sondra's style was super light and airy. We decided to go with white, lightweight, flowy material for her session. We kept everything simple, so Sondra would really stand out in the photos. I won't lie, she had a very tiny belly! 

We had so much fun with Sondra at the studio. She did so well with posing too! She's not a first timer to the camera either. She also competed in fitness competitions and wants to start programs to help pregnant women stay healthy and fit during and after pregnancy.

I haven't gotten through all the images yet, and this is already my favorite!

-Danielle

Buffalo Maternity Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Maternity Photo Location: Neal Urban Studio

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