First entry - Brian & Desiree


Hello there again Western New York!  It’s time to talk wedding photography!  With the new site up and running, new ideas keep funneling in for content.  At first I had thought one blog, that’s all I need.  But, the more I thought about it the more I said, no, we need categories.  While engagement shoots are linked to weddings, they are not weddings!  And portrait shoots are definitely not engagement shoots.  And then there’s the other stuff, gear, tech and general musings – why clutter it all up together?  It just seems more organized this way, maybe, we shall see!

Let’s get back on track now – weddings!  In putting together the new site I focused very heavily on the signature images – the WOW moments.  Now that that’s all done, time to focus on the whole day.  You as a potential client are loving the signature images, but may be wondering, what do his ceremony shots look like, and what do the reception shots look like?  With that in mind, it’s time to present the bigger picture as it were – whole weddings but with a catch – I’m not going to make you sift through 500-1000 images.  This will be laid out in album format, so think of each single image as a page spread in an album (not exactly how I’d lay out an album mind you).  While it may not be a complete wedding gallery it will give you a pretty good idea of what you get as a more whole product.

This wedding was shot in Aurora NY, at the historic Aurora Inn.  It wasn’t a large wedding, maybe about 60 guests – intimate.  The church was a just a short walk from the Inn where the bride and groom were getting ready, which was also where the reception was taking place.   On that walk we couldn’t help but take note of the fact that apparently, Batman is running for office – odd, shouldn’t he be fighting crime?

I personally loved the ruins out behind the Inn, such a stark contrast to the Inn itself, and great for EPIC imagery.  There was also a dock, nothing flashy, but also very nice for photography.  When you see the shots you would not think they were literally taken at the same place.  Love it!  We didn’t have as much time as I’d have liked between the ceremony and the reception but I think we made really good use of the time we had and came away with a lot of images in a short period of time.

To cap it off, I brought them out on the sidewalk for a set of farewell images!  That is one of those things I really enjoy doing – at the tail end of coverage, I always try to snag the Bride and groom and head outside for one last shot.  And this set came out quite nice!   

From start to finish this wedding was a little slice of magic.  Cheers to you Brian Desiree!