Family Portrait Photography in Buffalo, NY at Chandler St. Murals

Devon, Bob, Alice, Doggies

Every now and then I’m lucky enough to create some family portrait photography here in Buffalo for my former wedding clients growing families. It’s really the best.  I photographed Devon and Bob’s wedding a whole bunch of years back at Hidden Valley Animal Adventure, and I’ll never forget their wedding for a lot of reasons…

#1 has to be that my intern and I BOTH got bit in the butt by a miniature horse during their engagement session.  That was a heck of a bruise from that little Rod Stewart lookin’ mini-horse.

#2 was that this couple had tons of guests flying in from southern California and England for a winter wonderland wedding here in Buffalo.  Well… winter isn’t always so wonderland-y ya know?  BUT, we had the most perfect fluffy snow for their wedding and it was absolute heaven.  I’ll never forget watching one of the bridesmaids looking out the window the morning of the wedding and saying, “Buffalo is magical.”  That was a first.

#3 their photobooth set had two taxidermied bears wearing bride and groom clothes.  No further explanation needed.

Devon and Bob have since relocated to Buffalo.  Devon’s working remotely as so many here seem to be these days and Bob has started a chocolate company! All I can say is that it’s always an adventure with these two and I was so happy to meet their new addition, Alice for our family portrait photography session in Buffalo, NY.  She’s a tiny bundle of energy and smiles, and chasing her all around this Chandler St. courtyard was a blast.

Big props to Chuck Tingley for providing the colorful murals we used as our backdrop!

child smiles for photographer during family portrait photography session in front of murals on Chandler St. in Buffalo, NY
mom tickles daughter during family portrait photography session in front of murals on Chandler St. in Buffalo, NY
little girl smiles at photographer while running during family portrait photography session in front of murals on Chandler St. in Buffalo, NY
small child shows belly while wearing rebel hat during photography session in front of murals on Chandler St. in Buffalo, NY
mother kisses daughter during family portrait photography session in front of murals on Chandler St. in Buffalo, NY
parents tickle daughter during family portrait photography session in front of murals on Chandler St. in Buffalo, NY
little girl wears rebel hat while smiling for photographer during family portrait photography session in front of murals on Chandler St. in Buffalo, NY
Family poses with dogs during family portrait photography session in front of murals on Chandler St. in Buffalo, NY
mom and dog pose for photographer during family session in front of murals on Chandler St. in Buffalo, NY
father lifts daughter during family portrait photography session in front of murals on Chandler St. in Buffalo, NY

If you or someone you know is interested in a family portrait photography session in the Buffalo, NY area, please have them contact me here!

Wedding Photography at the Barrel Factory and Wilkson Pointe in Buffalo, NY

Alanna + Ben

We got to spend the most emotional, fun day with Alanna and Ben last Saturday while creating the photography for their wedding as they celebrated with their family and friends at Wilkseon Pointe and the Barrel Factory here in Buffalo.   These two cried, and laughed, and cried, on repeat, all day long.  It was exactly as weddings should be.  I started the day with Alana at the Hilton Garden Hotel.  The views from her room were out of this world!

Meanwhile my partner in photo for the day, Teri, joined Ben and his groomsmen (and this adorable pup) at his house.Alanna and Ben love games – you’ll notice a game piece theme sneaking in to the details throughout the wedding from the cake topper to the guest book and more!When everyone was dressed and ready, it was off to Wilkeson Pointe on Buffalo’s Outer Harbor for a (very) sunny ceremony next to a perfectly sparkly blue Lake Erie.  A few rowdy boaters aside, it was an incredibly emotional, beautiful ceremony.  Not a dry eye to be seen.  Next we visited Main St. in Buffalo for some iconic Buffalo backdrops.  I think maybe we had a little fun with the photos… And finally we finished the day at the Barrel Factory in Buffalo’s Old First Ward neighborhood.  The factory is 116 years old but newly restored and now home to several great tenants, including this fabulous event center.  Don’t worry folks, those train tracks aren’t currently in use.  (:About this bouquet!  Alanna had her shower guests bring her a broach as a gift for her to create this fabulous (and HEAVY) bouquet from.  Some are family heirlooms, some new and some newly thrifted, they make quite a collection!There’s a lot to love about wedding photography at the Barrel Factory. This venue has quickly become one of my favorites in the city.  Not only are there a plethora of indoor spots that make great wedding portrait locations, but the vibe is so cozy and comfortable.  I could shoot in this space all day long!

Many thanks to Alanna and Ben for having us create your wedding photography at the Barrel Factory and Wilkeson Pointe! It was a perfect day.  And thank you to all these venues and vendors who helped make the day so great!

Bride Preparation: Hilton Garden Inn

Groom Preparation: Private Residence

Ceremony: Wilkeson Pointe

Portraits: Wilkeson Pointe, Main St. Shea’s Theater and Barrel Factory

Reception: Barrel Factory

Hair + Makeup: Evilina Natoli (hair) Katie KTVD (makeup) of Teez Salon

Florist: DIY (bouquets) / Barrel Factory (reception decor)

Bakery: Chrusciki Bakery (cake), Paula’s (donuts)

DJ: Zach Munger – TNT Sound

Transportation: Simply the Best

Second Photographer: Teri Fiske