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

Wednesday
Jan112017

GUYS AT THE STATLER LOUNGE BAR

Yes... Another image from Nina and Greg's wedding. But, Nina had her solo image last week. It's time for a shot with Greg and his guys.

The Lounge Bar at the Statler was open when we arrived. While Nina and her ladies got freshened up, we met Greg and the guys for some photos at the bar. Greg had given all his guys cigars and wanted a cool shot. What better place than the Lounge!

After moving a few pieces of furniture around, we had all the guys in position. From there, they just gave us their reactions on their own. They were really getting into it too. 

It is so nice to have the wedding party really into being in photos. Most of the time, the wedding party is ready to hit the bar. Good thing the guys were already having a cocktail when we came in to get this photo! They did a great job and helped us to create this amazing image for Greg.

-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

Tuesday
Jan102017

STARLER CITY BRIDE AND GROOM ON THE BALCONY

I had to post this image of Nina and Greg at Statler City!

Like I mentioned in yesterdays blog, Nina and Greg pretty much had the entire Statler building for their wedding. We decided to head up to the second floor for photos. There are just so many places to take photos at the Statler. We already took advantage of the long hallways, so it was time to experiment shooting across the way from balcony to balcony!

I need to thank Nina's Matron of Honor for assisting on this image. She was on veil duty. She already had some practice earlier, so was pretty much a pro by now. I was on lighting duty, as Neal was shooting from across the way. Let's just say we had so much fun. The Matron of Honor was making us all laugh, and Neal had no idea what was going on. We had to try and do a 1,2,3 serious face. Nina and Greg did it! Right on que, they got into this amazing moment. And they veil was perfect! 

-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

 

Monday
Jan092017

Statler Golden Ballroom

Happy Monday! Nina and Greg have so many amazing images to share. I just can't help myself.

Look at this! It is not often where we can take a photo of the bride and groom in their reception room without anyone in it. We finally got to take advantage for Nina and Greg at the Statler. We got back to the Statler with a lot of time before the reception to do photos there. What was great about this wedding was Nina and Greg had both rooms booked at the Statler. Cocktail was in one room, and dinner and dancing in another. None of the guests were allowed in the Ballroom until being seated for intros and dinner.

This gave us an opportunity to take a few photos of Nina and Greg in the Ballroom. And I must say, this is gorgeous! I love the elegant tables as the background. We couldn't have asked for a prettier view!

-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

 

Friday
Jan062017

FATHER & DAUGHTER HAVE THEIR FIRST LOOK

Love, love, love this first look with Nina and her father! Today we'll share two photos to tell the story.

Nina got ready at the Avant Building(Embassy Suites Hotel) in downtown Buffalo. Such a great hotel to get ready in. There is so much room and light! We cleared out the bedroom for Nina to get into her wedding dress. Once we finished up with her portraits, it was time for Nina's first look with her father. What a wonderful and exciting moment. Daddy's little girl all grown up and in her wedding dress on her wedding day! 

I love the way Neal captured this! He placed himself perfectly for when dad walked in the door. He got a nice, creative style of first look photo of dad's reaction, while still capturing Nina in the mirror. My camera was getting the up close reactions from both Nina and her Father. This is one of the reasons I like shooting with Neal. He always has his ideas of what he wants to shoot and usually, not the "simple" shot haha. He always communicates with me of where he will start and then end up, so I am not in his shot or the other way around. I got to capture the up close images of Nina and her father. We got such a nice contrast of images during this time. I can't wait to see how this page in their album is going to look!

-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
Jan052017

STUNNING BRIDE AT STATLER CITY

Welcome back readers! Today we bring you an image from Nina and Greg's wedding at Statler City.

This is one of my favorite images from their wedding. Nina is stunning! After the ceremony at St. Louis RC Church, we headed to Niagara Square and Buffalo City Hall for photos. The weather was not so great. Super super windy and rainy. We all toughed it out for a few images, then headed to the Statler for a few more!

I am so happy that we got to take advantage of taking photos at the Statler before the reception. Just look at this amazing image of Nina. I don't even know what to say. Everything about this image is gorgeous. With some assistance of the bridesmaids, we helped Neal to create some action with Nina's veil. With some added lighting and a lot of excitement, we captured this image. 

Nina was having so much fun. Her bridesmaids were cheering her on and made this moment perfect for Nina (and us for the photo)!

-Danielle

Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony Location: St. Louis RC Church

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: St. Louis RC Church, Buffalo City Hall, Niagara Square, Statler City

Buffalo Wedding Reception: Statler City

Buffalo Wedding DJ: Signature Entertainment