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Happy New Year all! We hope you enjoyed the holidays! Neal and I took a little time off from work to enjoy time with family and friends for the holidays! We also took a little vacation after our crazy season. But we are back today with an image from Kevin and Tessa's wedding!

Kevin and Tessa were married in November. They had their ceremony at St. Mary of the Cataract Church in Niagara Falls. After the ceremony we wanted to stay at the church for some photos. A bonus was, their wedding was on a Friday, so that meant no 4:00 Mass. This gave us more time in the church

I love this image of Tessa at St. Mary's! Having more time enabled us to set up our own lighting and do some different things. We set up lighting on both sides of Tessa. Look at the glow on Tessa! This is so beautiful and such a timeless image!


Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony Location: St. Mary of the Cataract Church

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: St. Mary of the Cataract Church, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Delaware Park, Salvatore's Italian Gardens

Buffalo Wedding Reception Location: Salvatore's Italian Gardens





Happy Friday! We end the week with one last image of Heather and Clay. Well, Heather and her parents.

This is an image from Heather getting ready at her parents house. You have to love an old staircase. My favorite! 

As Heather made her grand entrance down the stairs, Neal placed her parents in the doorway below. This was not the first time Heathers parents saw her though. But it was such a great set up for Heather and her parents to be in a photo together. And not just your typical family portrait either!


Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony & Reception: Youngstown Yacht Club

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown Yacht Club



I love this image from Jill and Matthew's wedding! They got married and had their reception at Pearl St. Grill and Brewery.

This building is one that Neal has always wanted to shoot at. He thought it looked like something from the Batman Movies. When we choose our locations we want to make sure that the style fits the couple. Well, we finally found the couple who has the style that fits this building. We took some nature photos earlier in the day so it was nice to mix things up and give the couple some contrast.

While we were walking around the block from Pearl Street Neal was trying to describe the building as if it's from Gotham City and Jill says, I love Batman! Matthew got excited as well. I love when everyone is on the same page as if it was meant to be! 

I really like the angle of this shot too. Neal captured Jill and Matthew, as well as the building, perfectly. We chose this pose to show the back of Jill's dress, it was so beautiful and unique that we had to show it off in a shot. Matthew looks like he could pass for Bruce Wayne here, I love the suspenders! Jill and Matthew were having so much fun. At one point, I don't think they remembered we were taking photos either!

They were so in the moment and so into each other! I love when couples forget that we are documenting and capture real moments. This was a great way to end the day, we got them back to Pearl Street in no time and they partied the night away!

Tomorrow's photo will be another photo from this series where it's upclose and intimate with beautiful expressions. We had to show this photo first though!

See you tomorrow!


Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony & Reception: Pearl St. Grill and Brewery

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: Tift Nature Preserve, City of Buffalo, Pearl at the Webb



Gorgeous Jill!

Jill and Matthew got married a few weeks ago at Pearl Street Grill and Brewery. They also got ready at Pearl at the Webb Hotel. The hotel has amazing rooms for photos. The lighting and textures are great.

For this, we decided to show a series of three images. Jill is sitting on the window ledge and Neal had her do three different looks! Even though Jill never moved her body, each photo is different. And stunning!

When there is great lighting at a location, it is better to take advantage and stay there. You can do so many different simple poses in a short amount of time as well! I can't wait to see this series of images in their wedding album!


Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony & Reception: Pearl Street Grill and Brewery

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: Pearl at the Webb, Tift Nature Preserve




I just wanted to take a quick minute and say Happy Memorial Day! I know most people are probably still enjoying the long weekend with family and friends. I know this is one of the first times Neal and I are able to. After coming off of back to back weddings Friday and Saturday, with 2 amazing couples, we needed to relax and take a break.

We hope everyone enjoys and are enjoying their weekend! Happy Memorial Day!


Neal Urban Studio



Adam and his groomsman. Don't the they look cool at the Genesee Country Village and Museum.

Sometimes we need to step back and say,"We need to show an image of the guys." Sorry ladies, they need some love and attention too.

This was a great background for the guys. Nice and rustic. Pretty manly. It was the Boot and Shoemaker Shop. We like the guys to feel comfortable and not dread taking photos. We are always looking for great locations that will make them feel this way. Also, we try not to be so posey. There are only so many ways to pose a guy. We always say, "If you are a hand in the pockets kind of guy, stand that way." "Maybe Captain Morgan style." Be yourself and how you normally would stand if you were hanging out. Then we'll take it from there. I think they did just that!


Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony: Christ Episcopal Church

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location and Reception: Genesee Country Village and Museum 


Wedding at Delaware Mansion

Sorry for the delay folks. To be honest, this past week our timing has been a bit off. My brother and family were visiting from California. We do not get to see them often, so most of our time was spent with our 2 and 5 year old nieces. There was lots of coloring, barbies, fairies, games, and dress up. We had so much fun and it was sad to see them return home today. But enough of that haha!

Sarah on her wedding day at the Mansion on Delaware! The room Sarah got ready in was great. I love this room for the bride. The windows are placed perfectly, with so much light coming in. Now, on Sunday I showed you the same pose that Neal had taken. Here it is again. You can see how different each bride is and the settings are different. 

Sarah had a more antique style dress without a long train. But this pose still works lovely with her. She had a very thin satin dress with a stunning bodice. With a turn of the head and hand on the hip, another lovely image was captured!

And to top it all off, her mother actually made her bouquet. (She made everyone's bouquets). She did an amazing job!


Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony, Photo Location, Reception: Mansion on Delaware


Buffalo Bridal Portrait

Good morning Monday! Back to work! I bring to you today, a stunning image of Sarah!

This was taken by Neal before I even started to work with him! I do know some of the back story though! Sarah got ready at her parents home. The window was open in the room that she was getting ready in. Neal noticed there was a nice breeze coming in and the curtains were flowing beautiful. 

At first glance, it looks like Sarah's veil is flowing. It is actually the curtains flowing in the breeze. Neal had her take a look out the window and let the curtains do the rest. I think Sarah just looks amazing! I wish I was there working on this one. I joined a few months after this wedding!


Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Reception: Salvatore's Italian Gardens





Happy Monday! And a Happy Dyngus Day to all of our Polish friends! Enjoy those pierogies and polka dancing! 

Lisa and Ryan were married in September 2010. Their ceremony was at Our Lady of VictoryBaslica. A gorgeous church! After the ceremony, we always like to stick around and do photos there as long as we can. We sent the guys outside to hang out for a bit.

We wanted to have all the ladies involved for a shot in the Basilica with Lisa. As you can see, each bridesmaid is holding part of Lisa's veil. They were all laughing and celebrating! Lisa really didn't need to pose either. Neal just documented the scene.

I love how you can still see a lot of the Basilica as well. There is some light peeking in from behind that casts a nice little glow around Lisa too! Having Lisa face away from us also showed off her amazing dress!


Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

Buffalo Wedding Ceremony: Our Lady of Victory Basilica

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: Buffalo Waterfront

Buffalo Wedding Reception: Salvatore's Italian Gardens




Danielle and Paul had a beautiful wedding in August of 2011! We did their photos at Niagara University Campus.

NU is a great location for photos. There is a lot of contrast on the campus. We shot this right outside of the Chapel. There are mature trees and the buildings stone work are really beautiful.

We did a nice and simple pose with Danielle and Paul. We did use a little veil assistance for this image, which we really do not normally do. We didn’t want it to look like a windy veil. We just wanted to have it lighten up the trees on the right side as a leading line from the right corner of the frame. I think it worked out great!


Buffalo Wedding Photography: Neal Urban Studio

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

Buffalo Wedding Photo Location: Niagara University Campus

Buffalo Wedding Reception: Antonio’s Banquet and Conference Center