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Sunday
Apr032016

A BRIDE AND A SHADOW!

And now for Ryan's lovely wife, Lisa!

This was taken at the Buffalo Waterfront. As you can see from the shadow, it was a pretty sunny day. We originally had Lisa against this wall by herself. Ryan was casually walking behind us and we noticed his shadow on the cement. After getting Ryan's shadow into place, we posed Lisa.

Lisa's pose is really simple. What made this more exciting, was Ryan was talking to her. She kept her head to the side the entire time, looking toward Ryan's shadow. But she was laughing the entire time! Look at those dimples!

This image is so much fun!

-Danielle

Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony: Our Lady of Victory Basilica

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: Cobblestone District, Buffalo Waterfront

Buffalo Wedding Reception: Salvatore's Italian Gardens

Saturday
Apr022016

RUSTIC GROOM

I figured I would give you one more sequence of bride and groom solos this week!

We started Ryan and Lisa's photos in the Cobblestone District near the First Niagara Center. Check out Ryan! Can you say model! I sure can! 

This spot was perfect for Ryan! The brick looks awesome with the little bit of light that was shining on it. I like how it just brushed over his face too. He looks amazing in front of the white door as well. Ryan was just hanging out! There is a nice elegant but rustic feel to this image as well! 

-Danielle

Neal here, I love how Danielle brought this image out of the archives and put it in the spotlight. It's one of my favorite portraits that I've taken of a groom. I may have to put this on the official website!

-Neal

Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony: Our Lady of Victory Basilica

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: Cobblestone District, Buffalo Waterfront

Buffalo Wedding Reception: Salvatore's Italian Gardens

Friday
Apr012016

A BRIDE AND HER LADIES!

I bet you could guess I would post Jaclyn and her ladies today! We can't have the men without the ladies!

The ladies were just as much fun as the guys. Maybe even a little more outgoing! Since the reception was at Pearl Street, we wanted to take advantage of the surrounding area. All of the architecture in that area is amazing! 

This was taken in an alley! We had all the girls get really close and have fun! We didn't tell them how to pose either. These were real reactions and laughs. I love how each lady is doing something different too! 

-Danielle

Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony: St. Louis RC Church

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: Buffalo Waterfront, Downtown Buffalo

Buffalo Wedding Reception: Pearl Street Grill and Brewery

Thursday
Mar312016

A GROOM AND HIS MEN!

I love this groom and groomsmen image!

Jaclyn and Tim had such a fun wedding party! As you can see, it was a pretty big wedding party. The guys were a lot of fun! They were really goofy and up for anything. I wonder if you notice anything when you look at this photo?

The road is on a slope, decreasing slightly in height from left to right. But, that's not what I wanted you to notice. Each guy has his own spot in line. They are actually increasing in height slightly from left to right as well! Let's just say that it was really fun figuring out the height differences!

It was also really neat because Tim was the tallest of the bunch! It sort of resembles a bar graph! Neal shot this from across the street. Good thing the guys all listened well and stayed in their spots. We would have had to yell pretty loud for them to hear us!

-Danielle

Neal here, it's fun looking back at this image... Since there was a slight elevation to the street, Tim's bridal party varied in height. I thought it would be cool to have everyone the same height for an image so this was the time to do it! Notice the straight horizontal line at the top, the road is slightly downhill yet the groomsmens heads stay parallel to the top line. Fun yet difficult image to imagine and create!

-Neal

Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony: St. Louis RC Church

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: Buffalo Waterfront, Downtown Buffalo

Buffalo Wedding Reception: Pearl Street Grill and Brewery

Wednesday
Mar302016

WEDDING PHOTOS AT NIAGARA FALLS STATE PARK

Going back to another wedding in 2010! Christina and Anthony had their pictures taken and Niagara Falls State Park!

Everyone who has been to the Falls knows it is always jammed with both locals and tourists. It is a pretty difficult location to take photos. Tourists love to take photos of the couple and with the couple. With the couple you may ask? Other cultures do not have the same wedding traditions, so they do not always have the white dress and wedding parties. It is fun for a few minutes, but we have a job to do and can only spare so much time!

We always try to find a spot where there are not many people. We found this great little nook! I love the framing of this as well. There is actually water behind them. I like how the trees almost blend in with it. They created a really cool swirly effect in the water. 

When we get to a busy location, we need to think out of the box. Neal did an awesome job on finding this spot for Christina and Anthony. They could enjoy their wedding photos without being surrounded by giant crowds of people.

-Danielle

Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony: Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph Church

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: Niagara Falls State Park

Buffalo Wedding Reception: Antonio's Banquet and Conference Center

Sunday
Mar272016

HAPPY EASTER!

Happy Easter to everyone! We hope you all get to spend some time with family and friends! I know we are looking forward to it!

Today I selected a photo that just makes me feel like happy weather is on it's way. These two little ones were so much fun to photograph. We did this family shoot about two years ago at a private residence. I love the colors in this image. They are so bright and airy. 

When you have little ones to photograph, it can be very unpredictable. Since we were outside, the kids could run around and have fun. We let them do their thing and we were there to document. 

This little bro and sis decided to take a stroll and and check out what was down the road. As you can see they do love their accessories. We just love the hat! And no lady would be complete without her sunglasses in hand!

Happy Easter!

-Danielle

Buffalo Family Photography: Neal Urban Studio

 

 

Friday
Mar252016

HAPPY 1 YEAR BLOG ANNIVERSARY!

Today marks 1 year from when I took over writing the Neal Urban Blog! It has been so great reliving the weddings and shoots that we have had. I am very proud that I had a post ready for every day as well. (well almost haha. I know I missed a few due to technical issues).

This was not an easy task. When Neal asked me if I would like to take over, I was really excited. He didn't mention the late nights I would be up blogging due to our crazy schedule. There were many 1:00am nights I was laying in bed after a wedding and thinking, I forgot to type a new blog for tomorrow. I would get up and head to the computer. Good thing Neal is usually up. He always had an image in mind! It really was a team effort! It was definitely worth it though! We know it brought so many smiles to our clients and readers!

I hope all of our readers enjoyed hearing the back story of how we created some of our photos. I also hoped you enjoyed seeing some images that might not have been on the website. I loved being able to go through and select some silly or goofy photos. I wanted to show that Neal and I really do have so much fun with our clients. I know most followers know Neal for his artistic style edits. So, this is a great way to showcase some of the more simple and fun photos that do happen on all of our shoots.

I hope you will all continue to visit Neal Urban Blog. We have an awesome line up of weddings this year and I can't wait to chat about them! Cheers!

-Danielle

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