Entries in wedding (3)


Our Lady of Victory.

Let’s be honest.  A lot of people are not able to attend a wedding ceremony or choose not to go.  It’s difficult for small children to sit still and be quiet for an hour. This image was taken by Neal at Our Lady of Victory in Buffalo.  More commonly know as just the “Basilica”.  This local icon is known to rival the great churches in Italy.  


If you attend the wedding ceremony, pay attention, but do not be afraid to people watch, especially the little kids. This little guy was curious and exploring during the ceremony.  We almost weren’t sure where he was going to end up next.  Then this statue caught his eye.  The angel holding the bowl with holy water.  Most young children do not know the significance of holy water.  In this case, the little boy took it upon himself to start playing in the water.  From the angle of the shot, you would never know he was up to no good.  However, he was pretty quiet and most people didn’t even notice what he was doing.  He kept himself occupied for the rest of the ceremony.

This is one of the reasons why we always have 2 people photographing a wedding.  A set of eyes are always on the bride and groom, and the other can have the freedom to observe everything and everyone else!


Buffalo Wedding Photography by Neal Urban Studio

Ceremony - Basillica Our Lady of Victory


You make me wanna shout!

It’s Friday and the weekend is here! Why not start it off with this image taken during a wedding reception at Statler City in Buffalo. Some of the best images of the night take place on the dance floor, so don’t leave early or you’ll miss out on these fun photo opportunities. 

If you have seen the movie “Animal House” then you know these iconic moves. You know it will be a great party when the Bride and Groom get in on the action to this song.  And that is exactly what happened here.  What makes this image even more special is the parents and siblings of the Bride and Groom are taking part and surrounding the happy couple. The dance floor was so pack, Neal had to crawl over the crowd to get this shot. The newly joined families had such a close relationship to one another that it was well worth the crowd surfing to capture them on the dance floor together.  

We got the pleasure of capturing hundreds more of exciting images just like this throughout the whole night. The party never stopped!

Don’t be afraid to let loose and show off your dance moves at the reception. The Bride and Groom will appreciate it and we’ll be there to document!


Neal Urban Studio


.....And we're back and it feels so good!

Not that we went anywhere, but the blog has remained idle for the past 11 months and it was finally time to start posting again.

Now that we have a brand new bright and airy 2,400 square foot studio space located in the Tri-Main Center Buffalo, New York, we felt this was a good time to change everything up. We redesigned our website, our logo, social media sites, marketing material, blog, our prints and albums. Everything needed to upgrade!

With that being said, the blog needed a facelift and an update! Danielle is taking over the blog and together Neal & Danielle are going to mix things up a bit. This isn't going to be just another blog where you see the same old stuff. We don't want to give anything away too soon but everytime you visit this page there will be something new for you to experience! 

Stay tuned!!


Buffalo Wedding Photography by Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Reception - Salvatore's Italian Gardens

Today's image was taken at Salvatore's Italian Gardens in Buffalo, NY. The story behind this image is that our Bride is a HUGE Disney fan. Her favorite Disney movie is "Beauty and the Beast". The color theme to her wedding matched the colors in the movie. She even brought Disney props to their Engagement Shoot. It was fitting that I pull off a Fairy Tale kind of shot for her. I wanted to shoot this at an angle that's not often seen at a popular location. I also wanted to light her in a way that put the spotlight on her to separate her from the busy scene. The lighting ads a little magic and mystery to the image. This is an image that has a story behind it and it's personal to the client which is what makes the image so special. - Neal