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We had the pleasure of doing a photosession at Neal Urban Studio with Rachel. She saw our set Neal posted and wanted to have photos done in her wedding dress!

What a great idea! Rachel was so much fun and was the perfect model! I absolutely love this image. She looks stunning! The set looks amazing with her in it! The set is a dark set so Neal added some dynamic lighting to match the feel of a bride in that room. The way the lighting is hitting her veil, is just gorgeous! 


Buffalo Patriotic Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Patriotic Photo Location: Neal Urban Studio



A "Winey" Newborn Session

Happy Friday all! Welcome to the world Henry Salvatore!

Look at this little guy! What a cutie! He came to visit Neal Urban Studio for his modeling debut last week! He was amazing and such a calm baby. He never made a peep.

You may be wondering, why wine boxes, bottles, and corks, for this newborn... Well, this little bundle of joy belongs to one of the "Salvatore's Italian Gardens" sons'! Unfortunately, we couldn't have him surrounded by amazing food, so wine was the next best choice! And it sure was awesome.

Mom and Dad brought in the wine boxes and tons of corks. Look closely. Do you see something different about the wine boxes? We incorporated Henry's name to one, and Salvatore to the other. Just a little hint of fun!

Amazing family! Amazing baby! Amazing shoot! Congratulations!

A huge thank you to Alyssa (you all know her by now) for assisting on this shoot. She definitely is our baby whisperer! Fantastic job as always!


Buffalo Newborn Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Newborn Photo Location: Neal Urban Studio




One last image (for now) from Nadeen and Gino's engagement session. This was also done at the Japanese Gardens. Just a bit off the beaten path.

We love Japanese Maple Trees. So, it was so great to see these giant Maple Trees in bloom. Look at the color! Nadeen and Gino look perfect in front of them. This image was just fun and no direction at all. It was the two of them in their own moment! With such a pretty back drop. I even love the lamp post off to the side!

I can't wait for their wedding in October!


Buffalo Engagement Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Engagement Photo Location: Buffalo History Museum and Japanese Gardens



What a beautiful day we have for Nadeen and Gino's engagement session last week. It was the only day it did not rain. Thank goodness because Gino was coming in from out of town and we didn't have much wiggle room to move it.

We did their engagement session at the Buffalo History Museum and Japanese Gardens. We had to catch some of the cherry blossoms before it was too late. Luckily there was only one other photo shoot going on at the time. And it was one of our friendly photog friends. We both made sure we stayed out of each others way and we all got amazing images.

This is one of my favorites. Gino and Nadeen in their own world and surrounded by the cherry blossoms. And I love Nadeen's dress! It was perfect for this part of the shoot!


Buffalo Engagement Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Engagement Photo Location: Buffalo History Museum and Japanese Gardens



Here's an image from Nadeen and Gino's engagement session at the Buffalo History Museum and Japanese Gardens!


We wanted to incorporate the cherry blossoms, but also the Museum. Why not a simple "walk in the park". We had Nadeen and Gino walk along the path, while we shot below the hill. It was a great angle to capture everything!

They look so cute and lot of fun interaction!


Buffalo Engagement Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Engagement Photo Location: Buffalo History Museum and Japanese Gardens




It's May 1st and we have an announcement!

We will be offering these "United We Stand" photo sessions now through Labor day. What a great way to honor those who serve our country or have a fun, patriotic photo session!

We had these cuties in the studio for our Spring Session and had them be our models for this new session. Their father serves in the military and was just deployed the day before their Spring photos. We had to do this for him. Mom even had a pair of his boots to incorporate. 

Neal has been wanting to offer something like this for a very long time. We just never made it happen. Until now! And I think now is more important than ever before. Contact us today and come on into the studio! Props are more than welcome! (uniforms, hats, boots, props etc.) We have a lot of furniture to match.

Thank you to all of our military, law enforcement, first responders, fire fighters, and all those who serve our country! This one is for you!!


Buffalo Patriotic Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Patriotic Photo Location: Neal Urban Studio



Hey Monday...it's been a while. Neal and I have had a lot of things going on and posting has been really tough. Our creative juices are flowing and we are continuing to come up with awesome, new ideas. 

But, today, we say Happy 5 Year Anniversary to Vanessa and Anthony. Vanessa was our first, Disney bride you may remember. Well,their anniversary was April 14th. We are just finishing up their photo shoot (hopefully in time for Vanessa's Birthday on Tuesday).

For their photo session we went back to where the "Big Day" took place at Salvatore's Italian Gardens. We had, and always have a great time photographing Vanessa and Anthony. She wanted to go Roaring 20's style with outfits too. How fun! We can always count on Vanessa for a theme style shoot! And thank you to Anthony for going along with it too! 

Vanessa and Anthony have not been back to Salvatore's since the big rennovation and addition of the Delavan Hotel & Spa! They were amazed and so excited for the changes. It fit the photo shoot perfectly. 

This was one of my absolute favorites from the session. So fun for Anthony too! And hint hint, do you notice the pictures on the walls? We had to incorporate the amazing journey we have endured and captured with Vanessa and Anthony! We can't wait for the next adventure!


Buffalo Anniversary Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Anniversary Photo Location: Salvatore's Italian Gardens, Delavan Hotel & Spa



Spring was definitely in the air yesterday. The weather was amazing. I hope everyone got to enjoy the outdoors at some point! After the weekends Spring sessions and editing like crazy to deliver everyone's images by Monday, Neal and I enjoyed the day off and the weather!

Here is another gorgeous image from the Spring/Easter sessions at Neal Urban Studio. I love these girls! They were so cute! In between set changes, there was a lot of twirling! Well, I was twirling and Neal was moving the props.

This is one of our favorites from this session. Look at those smiles! And I loved their dresses. We didn't use that many props for this image. We kept it clean and neat. The vintage bike was perfect! All eyes on those cuties!


Buffalo Spring/Easter Session Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Spring/Easter Session Photo Location: Neal Urban Studio




I wanted to post one more image from Gabby(that's just one of the nick names she has) and Wendy's Spring shoot at Neal Urban Studio.

We were not planning on using the blue couch for the Spring shoots. But, Gabby is a King Charles Spaniel and it seemed fitting to bring it in for a picture. And she even has her own portrait on the wall. What royalty! Fit for a Queen! In this case, 2!

I love the interaction between Gabby and Wendy. Gabby just loves to be with people and loves attention. I mean, look at that face. How can you not want to snuggle!


Buffalo Spring/Easter Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Spring/Easter Photo Location: Neal Urban Studio



So..... It's Wednesday. Middle of the week and I am sure everyone can't wait for the weekend. Today's images are from a personal project Neal wanted to do. Time to let the creativity flow! Neal had a fun fitness shoot idea he wanted to do. It ended up turning into a series of images!

The amazing Anna and Jordan! Look at those bodies! (I think I need to work out with Anna).Even though it was a photo shoot, they were still motivating Neal and I to stay fit. And in a really fun way. What an awesome couple to photograph. We had so much fun with them. They kept us laughing the entire shoot! 

We take you to a private residence, old school, personal gym! It was the perfect location for this shoot. I mean, come on. A Bowflex! Do people really still use those? A Gold's Gym workout poster! Anna and Jordan loved it! They even got a mini workout in!

For Neal, personal projects are always a must. It's a way to free the brain from stress and just let the creative ideas flow. It's not often we get to do things like this either. I am so happy that Neal's vision came to life! And we had so much fun creating it!


Buffalo Fitness Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Fitness Model: Anna Alvarado

Fitness Model: Jordan Marwin