Bride Prep Location – Private Residence
Groom Prep Location – Courtyard Marriott Harbor Center
Ceremony + Reception Location – Kloc’s Garden Grove
Hair + Makeup – Sass Salon – Christina Duco
Flowers – Flowers by Nature
Cake – Muscoreils
When Tiffany and Vinny first contacted me about their engagement pictures, they mentioned some private property of Tiffany’s Grandfathers in the Southern Tier of WNY might be a fitting location. This could have gone a number of ways, but I’m always up for adventure. I made the drive, dirt road after dirt road, nearly hitting several deer, a bunny and turtle. I eventually came upon a man (Tiffany’s dad) on a four wheeler who flagged me down. I followed him up a steep hill and eventually arrived at a cabin situated on one of the most BEAUTIFUL properties imaginable. Tiffany and Vinny’s vision was perfection. We wandered around in some light rain from location to location and the whole place was just heavenly.
Many thanks to these two for inviting me out to this special place and all the best to you both with your wedding this winter!
Welcome to my new home away from home!
It was roughly 207 degrees out for Katelynn and Scott’s wedding, and somehow that stopped zero fun. Well maybe a little bit on the broken air conditioner limo… but other than that, this day was laid back, beautiful and super fun. We started the day at Katelynn’s Aunt’s gorgeous farm house in Geneseo, NY. The bride and groom had their first look overlooking the fields and it was nothing short of perfect.
From here we went on to the stunning Temple Hill Bed and Breakfast for portraits. Temple Hill was built in 1826 as a school and was later converted to a private home. The grounds of the now bed and breakfast made a lovely backdrop for our pictures and the owners were ever so gracious with their air conditioner in between photos. Thanks Temple Hill!!!
Katelynn and Scott’s crew rolls deep and were effortless to work with. Big bridal parties can be… terrible. These people were not. Also, let’s talk about the palette of the bridesmaids dresses color coordinating with Temple Hill?! It’s perfect. The gowns came from Show me your Mumu and these ladies rocked them.
This lil’ guy is my favorite.We ventured on to the Oaks at Livingston Country Club for the ceremony and reception. Guests gathered in a small shaded area off to the side of the ceremony area to escape the heat. The seats remained mostly empty. It was pretty hilarious. This is Keith James. Hire him. Pretty sure everyone at this wedding got “ice’d” at some point. The grooms brother delivered a great speech, but the tribute to their Grandma brought everyone to their feet and to tears. Well done. I hope I get this story right. So. Katelynn used to live in a house where one night they found jugs of moonshine in the basement. Debauchery ensues. Katelynn eventually moves out and life goes on. Fast forward to the days leading up to this wedding, someone in this crew decided it would be a good idea to BREAK IN to this old house and steal the very last jug to bring to this wedding!!! I’m pretty sure I just witnessed a bunch of people drink gasoline, but it was highly entertaining no less.
Thanks Katelynn and Scott for including us in the celebration! We had a blast working with you and your crew!
Preparation – private residence
Portraits – Temple Hill Bed and Breakfast
Ceremony & Reception – Oaks at Livingston Country Club
Hair and Makeup – Mackenzie Thompson
Live Music Performer – Keith James
DJ – Soundwave
Flowers – Ali Paige Floral
Bride’s Dress – Hayley Paige
Bridesmaid Dresses – Show me your Mumu
Second Photographer – Steve Karosik
Ever since this photo shoot I’ve been contemplating, have we, as Buffalonians, hit the point where it’s totally fair to have “another” team? Are our sports programs SO wretched that we need backup to keep us engaged in the sports we love to watch? I’d like to say that’s totally, 100%, cheating on your team… jerks… but… maybe there has to be a breaking point? Can we really still hate on fair weather fans? I’m torn.
For Ryan, an avid hockey fan, that breaking point started creeping up around the time Sydney Crosby first put on his Pittsburgh sweater in 2005, and gradually grew as Crosby’s dynamic career has unfolded. As the fandom blossomed, so did Ryan’s relationship with Tricia, and the two decided to travel to Pittsburgh to see Crosby on home ice. This started to become a regular tradition for these two and they started to simply become fans of Pittsburgh as a whole. These two still call Buffalo home, but Pittsburgh is a place they return to time and time again and has become an important place to them.
Tricia and Ryan are planning a wedding for next June back in Buffalo, but decided to bring me out to Pittsburgh for their engagement photos to honor this place that’s so special to them. I had a blast working in some new places and exploring Pittsburgh for a day. It’s sure a nice place. But… let’s go Buff-a-lo!