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May 31, 2009  -  Weddings

jill + bill

The last time we saw Jill and Bill, it was FREEZING and snowing during their engagement photography shoot. We were pretty psyched the weather held up for us and we had an awesome day of shooting. Please pardon us for being less verbose on this post - it's 10:30, we just go back in from a shoot, but we promised to blog this tonight! We'll edit some more talking in later :)
I started off with the guys in their hotel room...
And I was over at the Jill's folks' house. The girls were all ready when I arrived, so I shot a few detail shots and the girls hanging out before we headed over to the church.
Now, it was a beautiful day, but it was crazy windy all day. Jill constantly had to try and keep her veil attached to her head. That sentence is so weird - I apologize. Like Rich said, we're kind of beat and the first thing that leaves me is my vocabulary (which should be awesome since Rich openly mocks my vocabulary when I am coherent!).
So, this was definitely one of my favorite shots of the day... why is that a bride getting out of her limo in the reflection of the church's sign? Why, yes! Yes, it is!!
That's totally rad :) This one might be my favorite of the day...but I dunno, I had a lot I really, really liked that we shot yesterday. Yes, we usually blog our weddings the day after we shoot them. I've been told that that's crazy, but the way we work, we feel it's better to dive into the images right away, make sure they're backed up in triplicate and get to editing a few that catch our eye while the whole day is still fresh in our minds. I think it lets us carry over the emotions of the day into our post-production work.
So, the musicians were playing the whole ceremony...
...and when I headed over to the other side of the church, I saw one of the flower girls totally jamming to it!
I love that shot!
We headed to Glen Falls for some bridal party shots, and it was a bit crazy. Seriously, we counted seven other bridal parties there, so we headed back into the more woodsy area away from the falls where no one else was. And Bill's brothers decided they really needed a photo holding Bill upside down.
So we did a round-about wandering sort of shoot to see if the main part of the park would clear out since we definitely wanted to shoot up by the old mill.
The light was righteous the whole way through....
And we totally made it to the mill without having to throw down with any other bridal parties. If there are any doubts as to how many people get married in Buffalo every week during the summer, head to Glen Falls Park on a Saturday...
After shooting at the park, the whole party decided to hit up the Irishman on Main in Williamsville. I immediately started looked for Irish, bar-related ways to photograph rings. That's just how my brain works.
While they were at the bar, I headed over to Glen Oaks Golf Course to get some venue shots before the guests started arriving for cocktail hour. The first thing that caught my eye were these amazing cakes. The two giant cupcakes were professionally done, but one of Jill's relatives made all of the little cupcakes. They looked (and smelled) perfect.
So, Bill and Jill did a pretty killer first dance. It was part Your Song from Moulin Rouge and part tango. Really cool.
We have a LOT of photos of the two of you dancing, guys :) Hopefully it's not too cheesy to say you two had a very, very sweet wedding day. Thank you for having us and we can't wait to show you guys all the rest of the photos we took!

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May 29, 2009  -  Portraits

baby claire

We're absolutely up to our eyeballs in photos to process, but I had to share some ultimate infant sweetness I got to photograph on Wednesday. Meet baby Claire - just a few weeks old and absolutely gorgeous!
Claire's mom is friends with one of our favorite brides ever :)...(had to give her a shout-out for when she reads this!)
Thank you, thank you for having me out - your little girl is an absolutely, unbelievably gorgeous baby. We should do it again sometime soon :)

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