Vennesa + Ismail

A quick photography insider tip - sometimes it’s hard to get subjects to laugh. I always ask for a fake laugh to warm everyone up. The silliness of pretending always quickly turns into real authentic laughter.  

But that wasn’t the case with Vennesa and Ismail. They were all smiles and laughs from the very beginning. When asked who was funnier they immediately acknowledged the other. As we celebrated made some images to celebrate their one-year anniversary, the love they shared was so evident.

We spent a joyful late summer evening at the Crane Estate in Ipswich. It was slightly warmer than expected and the clear skies lead to a stunning golden hour. Surrounded by such beauty, Vennesa and Ismail stood out even more.

It was such a pleasure making beautiful images and celebrating Vennesa and Ismael’s relationship.

 
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Fiona + Jens

This August day was HOT. I mean 100% humidity hot. And nobody looks good in that weather but somehow Fiona and Jens pulled it off on their wedding day. Regardless of the temperature we had a blast exploring the more rustic side of Rochester, NY and celebrating their union.

Surrounded by friends, family (and lots of dancing) their wedding was a blast. There was a special bond the newlyweds had with all the guests that evening. It was most evident during the multiple points throughout in which everyone, young and old, gathered to reminisce on the couples past and celebrate their future together.

What a way to wrap up the summer! It was such a pleasure to capture the day. Congratulations Fiona and Jens!

 
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Kasey + Aaron

What to say about Aaron and Kasey’s beautiful summer wedding? Only that it felt like a family event from start to finish. Of course family was present with friends as well and together they celebrated the new beginning that the newlyweds were embarking on. 

It was such a pleasure to be a part of the joyous day. Congratulations Kasey and Aaron!

 
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Melyssa + Joseph

Big weddings always equate to big fun! That’s the perfect description for Melyssa and Joseph’s wedding. Surrounded by family and friends all day, the joy of their love was shared by everyone around them.

It was a pleasure to celebrate their special day in my favorite city, Buffalo. We got to shoot the wedding party photographs in beautiful Delaware Park, a place I find more visually exciting every time I’m there. A big congratulations to the happy couple!

 
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a place called here

Take a moment to breathe

Pause and

Recollect

 

Grasping at the fortunes 

And future 

Unsettled within

 

Winds howl

No shelter to be found

I’m the eye if my own hurricane

 
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Take a moment to breath

Pause and

Gratitude

 

Sparks of content 

Glimmers of reality 

That now is enough

 

At peace with the ups and the downs 

Mountains and cliffs

Danger in ascent

Descent

 
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Into my conscious

At ease with the thought of you

Stillness

 

There’s nowhere like it

Streaks of rain 

Colored stains

 

Walking in circles

Brought me right back 

Home

 
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A place called here 

 
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