Monday
Jan022017

BRIDE AT ST. MARY OF THE CATARACT CHURCH

Happy New Year all! We hope you enjoyed the holidays! Neal and I took a little time off from work to enjoy time with family and friends for the holidays! We also took a little vacation after our crazy season. But we are back today with an image from Kevin and Tessa's wedding!

Kevin and Tessa were married in November. They had their ceremony at St. Mary of the Cataract Church in Niagara Falls. After the ceremony we wanted to stay at the church for some photos. A bonus was, their wedding was on a Friday, so that meant no 4:00 Mass. This gave us more time in the church

I love this image of Tessa at St. Mary's! Having more time enabled us to set up our own lighting and do some different things. We set up lighting on both sides of Tessa. Look at the glow on Tessa! This is so beautiful and such a timeless image!

-Danielle

Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony Location: St. Mary of the Cataract Church

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: St. Mary of the Cataract Church, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Delaware Park, Salvatore's Italian Gardens

Buffalo Wedding Reception Location: Salvatore's Italian Gardens

 

 

Thursday
Dec222016

A STROLL DOWN DELAWARE

I love this image from Christine and Ron's engagement session. This is the true Christine!

Christine was laughing the entire time. And her laugh was so contagious. We had Christine and Ron walk hand and hand down Delaware Ave near Niagara Square. No posing, no direction. Just a nice simple walk and conversation. They did this in one take as well!

From the start of the shoot, Christine was laughing. Everytime she looked at Ron, she would crack up! And for no reason. We loved this. Such amazing reactions from both Christine and Ron. They were such naturals.

-Danielle

Buffalo Engagement Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Engagement Photo Location: Buffalo City HallNiagara SquareErie Basin Marina

 

Wednesday
Dec212016

GROOM AND THE RINGS

We thought this was a really great image of Nic and the wedding rings. He looks so cool and calm.

Nic had a custom made suit and looked amazing in it. He definitely had the GQ magazine feel going on. Neal had Nic pose against one of the walls at the Foundry Suites and Banquets and hold out the rings. Simple as that. As simple as it is, this image is still a stunning photo.

See guys, being in photos isn't so hard!

-Danielle

Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony and Reception: Foundry Suites and Banquets

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: Foundry Suites and BanquetsPierce Arrow Factory ComplexElmwood Avenue

 

 

Tuesday
Dec202016

WATERFRONT ENGAGEMENT SESSION

I know this is titled waterfront engagement. You are asking, "Where is the water?" At the Erie Basin Marina area, there are a row of birch trees. So, technically we are at the waterfront.

These trees are too pretty not to have in photos. With some added back light, we got this beautiful image of Christine and Ron. It was so cold that day and even colder by the water. We had to have them snuggle up super close to stay warm and toasty!

-Danielle

Buffalo Engagement Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Engagement Photo Location: Buffalo City HallNiagara SquareErie Basin Marina

 

Monday
Dec192016

FIRE ESCAPE BRIDE & GROOM

 

Today we take you to Nic and Jill's wedding! What an amazing couple to photograph! 

Nic and Jill had their wedding and reception at the Foundry Suites and Banquets. Right after the ceremony, we only had about 20 minutes for photos. We had to think on our feet and use the resources that were close and also Jill and Nic's style. Neal's first thought, "Why not a fire escape?"

So across the street we went to the Pierce Arrow Factory Complex. Good news was Nic's brother works in that building, so we knew we would be ok to shoot there.

And to all the "Pretty Woman" movie fans out there, this looks a little familiar right? A bit of reverse order, but same concept! I love it!

-Danielle

Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony and Reception: Foundry Suites and Banquets

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: Foundry Suites and Banquets, Pierce Arrow Factory Complex, Elmwood Avenue

 

Friday
Dec162016

NIAGARA SQUARE ENGAGEMENT SESSION

Happy Friday! We hope everyone is ready for the weekend!

Having a December engagement session, does not guarantee snow. It also does not guarantee leaves on trees. It does however, still make for great photos!

Christine and Ron were in luck! The tall grass was still tall and blowing in the wind in Niagara Square. It was a great spot for some fun photos. So much interaction between Christine and Ron. I love the laughs! I even like the bare trees. I think they create a fun back drop!

-Danielle

Buffalo Engagement Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Engagement Photo Location: Buffalo City HallNiagara SquareErie Basin Marina

 

 

Thursday
Dec152016

A BRIDE & HER BRIDESMAIDS

Tuesday, we showed you an image of Nic and Bentley getting ready. Today we bring you Jill and her Bridesmaids getting ready.

Jill had a huge room at the Foundry Suites and Banquets. The rooms are amazing for pictures. There was so much natural light! After moving some furniture (which we did put back haha), it was time for Jill to get in her wedding dress and accessories.

Shoes! Shoes! It was time for Jill to have her Cinderella moment. For this we brought in a few of her Bridemaids to take parts of the dress and one to help with the shoes. 

These action shots always make for beautiful photos. Look at the interaction between all the ladies. They know this is one of Jill's biggest days of her life and they want to help make it perfect and memorable.

-Danielle

Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony and Reception: Foundry Suites and Banquets

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: Foundry Suites and BanquetsPierce Arrow Factory ComplexElmwood Avenue

 

 

Wednesday
Dec142016

DOWNTOWN ENGAGEMENT SESSION

We recently did Christine and Ron's engagement session in Downtown Buffalo. And of course it had to be super cold outside. But we had so much fun!

We started their shoot at Niagara Square and Buffalo City Hall. We headed toward Statler City for a quick street shot. This back ground is always so cool. I love all of the street lights. And people always honk their horns at the happy couple! In a good way hahhah! 

I have to say, Christine and Ron did so good. It can't be easy to do something like this with so many cars and people watching as they go by!

-Danielle

Buffalo Engagement Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Engagement Photo Location: Buffalo City Hall, Niagara Square, Erie Basin Marina

Tuesday
Dec132016

A GROOM & HIS BEST DOG

Do you all remember Bentley from Nic and Jill's engagement session? Well, he is just too cute and we could not get enough photos of this pup. We were so happy he was going to be a part of the wedding.

Here is Nic getting Bentley ready for the ceremony at the Foundry Suites and Banquets! He needed to look his best too in his little tux! Nic took as much care of getting Bentley ready as he did for himself. I think this is adorable. 

We love these moments. And we love dogs. We love that special bond that our couples have with their dogs. You can definitely see that here! 

-Danielle

Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony and Reception: Foundry Suites and Banquets

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: Foundry Suites and BanquetsPierce Arrow Factory ComplexElmwood Avenue

 

Monday
Dec122016

FOUNDRY SUITES BRIDE & GROOM

This past Saturday we ended our 2016 wedding season. And what a crazy busy season it was! We we want to take a quick minute to thank all of our lovely 2016 couples. You were all amazing and we were so happy to be a part of your day and to capture so many memories! Now it's time for a little break for Neal and I. We are off on vacation. Time to enjoy each others company outside of work and with family!

Now we take you to after Jill and Nic's ceremony at the Foundry Suites and Banquets! They had their ceremony right outside in the courtyard. So, we decided to do some quick portraits there first.

Oh yes, Bentley is back! This image actually has a little deeper meaning than what you see. There was a photo of Nic's parents with their dog that was taken a long time ago. It was on one of the tables for the reception. Nic had asked a while back if we could do something similiar.

Like I mentioned before, Nic and Jill were great in front of the camera, as well as Bentley. I love how Jill and Nic are in their own little world and Bentley is just hanging out posing for the camera!

-Danielle

Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony and Reception: Foundry Suites and Banquets

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: Foundry Suites and BanquetsPierce Arrow Factory ComplexElmwood Avenue