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

 

Friday
Jan202017

CANDLELIGHT CEREMONY AT BROOKFIELD COUNTRY CLUB

Kathy and David had a very intimate wedding ceremony at Brookfield Country Club.

The Club was decorated for Christmas. Kathy and David really did not want to have a Christmas style wedding. They had Paula Salvatore from Salvatore's Italian Gardens come in and turn the room into just that. She did all of the flowers and decor. She created a beautiful candlelight setting for the ceremony. She lined the aisle with all different size vases with candles in them. There were also flowers down the aisle. There were candles and lighting up where the vows were to be exchanged. Greenery was draped over the fireplace and candles on the mantle.

Kathy wanted to create an intimate atmosphere. She wanted super low lighting from the room lights and the rest created by the candles. I would say she got exactly that! It looked amazing!

-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

 

Thursday
Jan192017

WEDDING PORTRAITS AT THE SILOS

Kathy and David had a December wedding. We were all hoping for a little snow, but no luck.

 

They were having an evening ceremony a Brookfield Country Club. We did a first look and photos before that.

We did the first look at the Club, then headed to the Silos. It was pretty cold that day too. I swear the temperature dropped and the wind picked up like crazy on the short drive there.

Neal took a quick walk around before Kathy and David got out of the limo. He had everything planned. And I am not joking when I say, Neal was in full on beast mode. He moved around so fast and did so many different things with Kathy and David. It took about 10 minutes to do everything and get Kathy and David back into the warm limo. And we still got some beautiful images! 

This was one of my favorites!

-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

 

Wednesday
Jan182017

WEDDING AT BROOKFIELD COUNTRY CLUB

Our last wedding of 2017! We had the pleasure of photographing Kathy and David's wedding at Brookfield Country Club.

Both Kathy and David got ready at the Club, so we were able to bounce back and forth between both of them for photos. Here is a fun image of Kathy! She had her wedding dress custom made by Made by Anatomy. She looked stunning!

This was taken from outside of the room. During this time, Neal was shooting more up close. So, to stay out of his way, I decided to go into the hall and shoot. I thought I would try something different. One of the doors was already closed. I needed the other door to be partially open. There was nothing to prop it either. I held the door with one hand and took the image with the other. I am not very strong and this door was heavy. I will admit, the door shut on me a few times! But I managed to get one before it was too late!

-Danielle

Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony & Reception Location: Brookfield Country Club

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: Silo City, Brookfield Country Club

Buffalo Wedding Dress Design: Made by Anatomy

Buffalo Wedding Decor: Salvatore's Italian Gardens

Tuesday
Jan172017

Williamsville Private Residence Engagement

Here is another gorgeous image from Kristen and Chris's engagement shoot at a private residence.

I really really like this image. Yes, it was super cold, but the sun was out. I love the the rays of light and hazy color from the sun pouring through. It looks so pretty with the setting and red color of Kristen's shirt. The stone walls and rod iron fence also add to the beauty of this image.

Kristen and Chris were so great to photograph. We were all having such a fun time. I like this simple smile for the camera pose for this. This is definitely one of those photos that would look great on the wall!

We can't wait until June to photograph Kristen and Chris's wedding!

-Danielle

Buffalo Engagement Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Engagament Photo Location: Private Residence

Monday
Jan162017

Glen Falls Winter Engagement

Hello everyone! I know I missed posting this past Thursday and Friday. I was feeling under the weather and was told I needed to rest. Neal always tells me I need to relax and rest. If you know me, I do not rest, even when I am sick. I have a hard time relaxing for more than an hour. But, I felt I needed to catch this cold before it got worse. And I do feel better! Thanks Neal!

So, on the absolute coldest day in January (so far), we photographed Kristen and Chris's engagement session. The high that day was 14 degrees!  We went to a private residence, with an amazing view. We were planning to do photos inside. But, once we saw the view and surrounding area, we ventured outside really quick for some shots. We lucked out that it snowed the day before and made the grounds look even better!

We were so happy there were a ton of pine trees in the area. We didn't have to worry about bare branches on the trees. And we got some great color.

So, here were are with Kristen and Chris! Don't you just love it! You can't even tell they were freezing! They were keeping each other nice and warm! We got some amazing images that day!

-Danielle

Buffalo Engagement Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Engagement Photo Location: Private Residence