Trending: Bridal Cowboy Boots!

I’ve seen three different brides sport cowboy boots down the aisle so far in 2012 – It seems to be a sure way to both be comfortable and have fun expressing your style all while driving the mother of the bride crazy  🙂  I know my own mom is appalled by brides in sandals or flats so I can only imagine how she would feel about the boots… but, hey, if it’s your thing, go for it!  One bride this year actually bought heels and promised she would wear them for the ceremony – she didn’t.  Hey, if there’s one day you can get away with being sneaky, it’s probably your wedding day (:  And what a great way to show off your laid back outdoorsy style for a rustic wedding.

Check out the boots Jess and her bridesmaids wore for her wedding day!

Molly + Juan – Lake Ontario Cottage Wedding Photography – Ransomville, NY

It was a quiet and tranquil Sunday afternoon when I met Molly and Juan at their cottage on Lake Ontario – right down the road from where I grew up.  Photographing a wedding so close to home gave me an instant connection to this couple, but the setting and romance between these two elevated this wedding to be one of my favorites to date.  We began the day by wandering around their property and the surrounding fields, taking portraits before heading a few doors down to Molly’s parents cottage (where Molly grew up) for their wedding ceremony and dinner.  There were 8 witnesses there, 2 dogs, 2 cats and it was perfection.  The ceremony site rested on the bank above a particularly placid Lake Ontario and was surrounded with the Christmas trees from Molly’s childhood (her father planted them all!).  After the ceremony their families gathered together for an intimate catered dinner and I was on my way.

As much as I love photographing all of the big and glamorous weddings, this is what it’s all about – commitment, family union, love.  The good stuff (:

stacy squires - August 19, 2012 - 4:10 am

these are great!!!

Jena + Rob’s “reveal” – Buffalo, NY Wedding Photography

I love, love, LOVE when couples do a “reveal” or “first look” before their ceremony.  I recommend it to all the non-superstitious couples out there for a number of reasons.  To begin with, it gives couples a unique opportunity to savor the moment, to say “wow, you look AMAZING!  I’m so excited to marry you today” in a comfortable space without worrying about all the formalities and stiffness of the typical ceremony setting.  Couples who do a reveal are so relaxed come ceremony time and are able to just soak in the entire experience.  Beyond all this, doing the reveal gives yours truly all the time in the world to take beautiful photos so once the ceremony is over there are no worries about pictures – it’s simply time to party (:  Here are a few shots from the latest “reveal.”  I absolutely adore them!!!

Special thanks to my lovely assistant Lisa Cooper for helping me with this shoot!

Katie + Jon’s Engagement Photography – Buffalo, NY

This has to be one of my favorite engagement sessions of the year.  Katie was a bridesmaid in a wedding I photographed last year and I remember taking one look at her and Jon and thinking, “I sure hope I have the chance to photograph their wedding some day!”  Well before we knew it they were engaged and I was lucky enough to get the gig.  (:  Katie came up with one of the longest lists of locations for their engagement session I’ve ever seen but I can’t resist an epic e-session so we made a whirlwind trip around the city starting at the site of their first date, Empire Grill and ending at one of my favorite locations along Buffalo’s waterfront where the magic really happened.  Raindrops began to fall for a few minutes then suddenly the clouds parted giving us a dramatic sky and for the last shot of night, a RAINBOW.  It was destiny (:  Without further ado I present Katie and Jon’s Engagement Photos!


Anitra - October 5, 2014 - 6:56 pm

I am wondering if you could let me know where these photos were taken? Specifically the park/wheat-field setting with the bridge and city in the background? Brainstorming ideas and locations!


lindsay - July 1, 2015 - 10:06 am

Hi Anitra! The photo with the city in the background is LaSalle Park and the photo with the bridge is Squaw Island! Hope this helps!

Nora + Mark – Buffalo, NY Wedding Photography – Pearl St. at the Webb

Nora and Mark had a destination wedding in the Dominican Republic and came back home to Buffalo to celebrate with their friends and family at Pearl St. Brewery’s beautiful new facility at the Webb building.  Before we headed to the reception we hit some of Buffalo’s most iconic locations for some portraits.  All and all it was a relaxed and fun celebration of Nora and Mark’s wedding – I’m glad I could be a part of it!   Special thanks to my assistant Chris Henneberger for helping out with this one!

Wendy - July 10, 2012 - 8:51 am

I love love love that first black & white of the two of them in front of City Hall, and what a FUN dancefloor!! Great pictures of the reception!

Angela Hawk - July 10, 2012 - 10:10 am

Gorgeous shots! Where was the reception at?!

lindsay - July 10, 2012 - 12:49 pm

Thanks everyone! Angela – look at the title, silly. (: This is Pearl St.’s new facility in the Webb Building! All the character of Pearl St. without having to walk through a bar, restaurant and three other weddings to get to yours! (:

jen - January 18, 2013 - 12:28 pm

where are the pictures with the old brick buildings and wooden doors taken in buffalo? i love them!!

lindsay - January 31, 2013 - 2:34 am

Hi Jen! Those images you mentioned were taken in Buffalo’s Cobblestone District! (: Glad you like them!