Entries in Niagara Square (11)



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!


Buffalo Engagement Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Engagement Photo Location: Buffalo City HallNiagara SquareErie Basin Marina





I love this solo of Katie from her wedding in July of 2011. She looks stunning!

Katie and Chad wanted some of their photos done at Niagara Square. If any of our readers know Katie and Chad, you know they are an extremely fun couple. Chad can put a smile on anyone’s face (so can Katie). However, we needed Chad to tag out for this photo!

Katie’s veil was amazing. I think she knew Neal loved long veils! We had Katie lean up against one of the pillars and glance down toward her flowing veil. I love how both her dress and veil look like they were flowing in the breeze. Just beautiful!


Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony: Fourteen Holy Helpers

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: Niagara Square, Lafayette Square

Buffalo Wedding Reception: Pearl Street Grill and Brewery



Let's go back to the summer! Elisa and David got married this past summer and we got some beautiful images.

Elisa and David live out of town. David loved architecture and Elisa loved flowers. We needed to give them the best of both worlds. And what better places than at Delaware Park and Niagara Square. Can you guess which location this was at? I bet you are all thinking Delaware Park. It was actually at Niagara Square

The flowers were so pretty. They were in full bloom and vibrant. We had Elisa and David stand behind the flowers and Neal shot through them. We didn't want the photo to be over powered with the bright colors and take away from the lovely couple. I love how Neal brought just that pop of color out of focus in the foreground. And then there is still greenery in the background. I really like how Elisa has a great smile and is on the verge of kissing her hubby! Everything ties in beautifully!


Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony: Lutheran Church of the Messiah

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: Delaware Park, Niagara Square

Buffalo Wedding Reception: Four Points by Sheraton

Buffalo Wedding DJ: Signature Entertainment



Can you say GQ Cover? I sure can! Kevin and Jeffrey got married in September. We did a tour of Buffalo for their photos. We started at Niagara Square. It also felt like the hottest day of the year, and they still look fabulous!

They were stunning! They had such great style. Kevin and Jeffrey had custom made suits as well! They could pose naturally and had such fun personalities. We could not take a bad photo of these handsome guys! Every image we captured could be used for a magazine cover. That is how amazing Kevin and Jeffrey looked.  

You will definitely be seeing more of Kevin and Jeffrey!


Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: Niagara Square

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony/Reception: Buffalo Historical Society




We did Michaela and Aaron's engagement session Monday at Niagara Square in Buffalo.

We were the only people there, so we could utilize the whole area. And we sure did! We had already done photos with City Hall and the fountain, so it was time to change it up. As it started to get darker, the street lights really stood out. Why not take advantage of them. We had Michaela pull Aaron in by his lapel. The lights in the back ground looked awesome. There were so many and all different colors. They make the perfect back drop for this image!

We can't wait for their wedding next year!


Buffalo Engagement Photographer: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Engagement Location: Niagara Square


All eyes on Lola the dog!

Here is another image from Chris and Christine's engagement session at Niagara Square.

They brought their dog Lola! She was so cute. I was getting so distracted wanting to play with her. We had Chris and Christine sit on a stone bench. She draped her legs over his. Then we brought in Lola. We told them not to worry about the dog and we'll see what she does. Christine's sister was with us as well with treats for Lola. Once the treat bag was out, Lola was smiling right at us. She really does look like she has a big smile.

I love when people bring their dogs! They can be so much fun to work with and add so much excitement to a shoot!


Buffalo Engagement Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Engagement Photo Location: Buffalo Proper, Niagara Square



Chris and Christine are getting married next year! We had an awesome engagement session with them a few days ago.

This was the last shot of the night! As you can see, we did some of their photos at Niagara Square in Buffalo. Being in the heart of downtown, you do not see too much of a sunset. But the clouds and the coloring of the sky were so pretty. It was nice to see some contrast in a sunset shot with buildings in the background.

After waiting for traffic to pass and taxis to move out of the way, we had Chris and Christine face each other. All we needed to do was add a bit of light on their faces and we were good to go! Well, Neal had to lay on the ground too, to get the right angle. But the shot turned out amazing! They are going to love it!


Buffalo Engagement Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Engagement Photo Location: Buffalo Proper, Niagara Square



Hope everyone is enjoying their long Labor Day Weekend! Here is a rainy image from Kelly and Tom's wedding! But don't you love it!

There reception was at the Statler in Buffalo. It was time to take Kelly and Tom outside for some night images. It was not raining when we started. Niagara Square is super close to the Statler, so we took a quick walk over. We got some amazing images there. Right when we were finishing up, it began to rain. Tom took the umbrella and he and Kelly started walking back to the Statler. Little did they know, Neal was still taking images of them walking across the street. There was enough light from the street lights and traffic signals to brighten up the background. 

This was a keeper, just turned black and white!


Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony: Queen of Heaven

Buffalo Wedding Photo Session: Buffalo Central Terminal/Niagara Square

Buffalo Wedding Reception Locatin: Statler

Buffalo Wedding DJ: Signature Entertainment

Buffalo Wedding Video: 17 Video Productions


Wedding shoot at Niagara Square

Laura and Mike recently celebrated their third wedding anniversary!

Here is a beautiful image that was taken on their wedding day at Niagara Square in Buffalo. Niagara Square was pretty busy with weddings that day. There were already some wedding parties taking photos at City Hall when we arrived. We decided to go to the other side of the Square away from the crowd. This image is a little different than you are used to seeing. Mike and Laura are posed almost like statues facing eachother. That is all we wanted them to do. We were going for a different style of photo. Mike is a very funny guy! To get him to be still and not talk was not so easy. Once Mike got Laura laughing we were all laughing. We got some great candid reactions.

After everyone calmed down, this shot turned out beautiful. We had Mike and Laura stand directly in the center of the fountain. Which was also the center of City Hall in the background. Neal was able to incorporate both historic landmarks without getting any other weddings in the photo. 

I really like this image. I think Mike and Laura were the perfect couple for this shot!

Happy Anniversary Mike and Laura!


Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

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

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: Niagara Square

Buffalo Wedding Reception: Samuel's Grande Manor



The focus today is the men and posing! It is always a challenge to continue to come up with different ways to photograph the Groom and Groomsmen. Most of the time, they are not really into the photos. We like to keep it simple and make them look cool and manly. We also want them to have a good time. 

This image was taken at Niagara Square in Buffalo. This set up is not always the easiest, but Neal loves to try it when he can. The focus needs to be on the Groom, but we want all the guys partially in it. The best way is to place the Groom first and then scatter the Groomsmen around him. This can take a few minutes to get them exactly where they need to be. Once everyone is placed, Neal had them glance in all different directions. The reactions of the guys are funny, because they always ask, "What am I supposed to be looking at?" The answer is, "Nothing!" The Groom is the only person we want looking at the camera.

As you can see in this image, the Groom has a great smile. He was partially laughing because all the guys were making hysterical comments. It was a posed shot, but turned into being slightly candid too. After it was done, all the Groomsmen were curious what the image would look like. Neal gave them a quick look they all said "OOHHHH, we get it now. That's really cool!"

Some images are hard for people to understand at first because they are in them and can't see what we are looking at. But we say, "Trust us. You will love it!"

Stay tuned for tomorrow image of the girls almost in a similar pose that really wasn't planned!


Buffalo Wedding Photography by Neal Urban Studio

Ceremony - The basillica Our Lady of Victory of Buffalo, NY

Photo Session - City Hall of Buffalo NY & Niagara Square

Buffalo Wedding Reception - Statler City

Buffalo Wedding Planner - After 5 Events

Buffalo DJ & Photobooth - Toy Bros.

Wedding Dress - Pnina Tornai purchased at Kleinfeld Bridal

Wedding Shoes - Christian Louboutin