Natalie and Brock: Dunkirk NY

Their first date they knew this was it. "I'm his wife" "I'm her husband" . They're young but after so much loss loosing 3 of their parents.  They know whats most important. To have all the time you can with the one you love... so why wait ?! They didn't and now they are married!! There wedding was wrapped up with heaven and all the love you could imagine. Some times i see love but at their wedding i could feel in brush against me.

Then shall the young women rejoice in the dance,
    and the young men and the old shall be merry.
I will turn their mourning into joy;
    I will comfort them, and give them gladness for sorrow. Jeremiah 31

 

Courtney and Carmen: buffalo NY wedding photographer

Your  first love was everything all at once. The kind you never fall back from. Never try to. Never want to. A love so big, so strong, it never dies. Never fades. Never loses its electricity. The kind of love you fight for. _ Author Unknown                     more photos here

 Videography : Nazarethroad productions Getting ready location: pearl street lofts: Buffalo NY hair: Jessi Darvil bridesmaids dresses: Candace Orton  makeup : Kelsey Jean and Ashley Rodriguez/ buffalotanningclub Flowers: fernshaw gardens in Eden, NY (gorgeous and best price I found) Dresses: Azazie   Brides dress: Emily Kotarski bridal, Charleston SC  rental stuff: Taylor Rental, Bufalo NY Food: The Catering Company, Hamburg NY (would recommend them to ANYONE!)  decorations: amazzzzing bridesmaids!! 

I will always love you........

Today i stopped... i dont mean stand still, but to embrace a moment and be more present then you could ever be. I stopped. I took in all that was around me. I was invited in to a moment . A precious moment where someone shares their soul with you. It was tender,  beautiful, rare and special. I was so honored to be there . Its a moment where you become inside out and life means more then it ever could.  its where you are listing to everything even the pin drops because you know that every word is a treasure and every moment is worth more then what you have.  

Natalie lost her mom. Natalie is getting married on Saturday and her mom won't be there physically. Today i photographed her in her moms wedding dress. We talked about her mom and what it looks and feels like not having a mom on your wedding day. Can you imagine? I got to "see" Natalie  her sadness , her brokeness and i also saw how suffering makes things beautiful. Natalie is beautiful.  I saw her strength and her ability to love deeper . She doesn't have her mom here right now but she has been given eyes and a heart to see whats valuable and important in life. To love with all you can. To embrace and treasure every moment. 

I am so thankful for Natalie and our time together i really dont have words for what i felt . I did hear a whisper in my soul tell me that this is whyi do what i do. I can't wait for Saturday to see all the little miracles and joyful surprises that i just know will be present at Brock and Natalies wedding. 

 

Jo-Linda and Tanner: chautauqua NY wedding

I often trespass. I know its not a good thing to do but i often dont have time to ask so i just do it and apologize later but i have learned after this wedding some people really dont want you to go on their property. It was really all for this wonderful willow tree!! It was calling out to me from the moment i saw it. I love willow trees because they are soft and romantic. I would do it agin i would but maybe not at the same place. To  the person who was not happy... i love ya!! thank you for having the best tree!!  

Jo- linda " Jo jo "is from a family i have known in the town i grew up in CLYMER NY!!! Woot Woot!!! I dont know this family on a day to day basis but my husband has worked on one of the family farms when he was a teenager and i have had conversations with them throughout the years . Do you know how you just know something with out actually knowing it? Well if you follow all that, i just know the Rhodes family is a great family! Its very obvious when you see how the kids love and treat their parents and their siblings. There carry this really nice presence about them. Rose who is Jo linda mother has always been someone to smile at me whenever i would see her. Theres not many people in the world who always make everyone feel known but Rose does! My heart feels so happy just thinking about her and their family. Jo jo carries her mothers smile . Just looking at her makes you feel warm and cozy!  oh and look at the porcelain skin! 

Tanner, tanner is one of those boys ... "the boy next door" i wanted to call him that but sometimes i say stuff that makes no sense . I did look up this term and this is what it said: Very sincere, sometimes shy, sometimes confiedent and rarely arrogant. A sweet boy, someone who girls are proud to bring home to their parents because of his charm, demeanor and sincerity. Im pretty sure this is Tanner!! Tanner loves Jo so much and is so good at it!! 

Together.. Jo's sister Jen  summed it up the best in her speech when she said she asked he if they ever fight and JO said Why? almost like that was something unheard of. 

I wish you guys an abundance of Love and happiness and to never fight. May your marriage be so blessed!!! Thanks for having me at the wedding!! 

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Ryan &Monica: Country Club of Buffalo Wedding

In NYC Ryan walked into a Buffalo Bills bar , Monica came in shortly after. He noticed the "beautiful women who walked in the door. There was a loud obnoxious woman close to Ryan and Monica walked up to him and said " control your woman" He said, "This is not my woman"  Then they began talking and Ryan said " what are you doing after the game?" So they went to a cafe in East Village and then to another place for desert  .. Ryan said he loves the Bills, they might not be the best team but they are the best matchmakers. Now they are married ! 

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Abbie: Chautauqua NY senior Portraits

Abbie: She is a light in this world. She has a deep peace that rests on her that soothes your soul. She is an example of Joy. Some may say that the photos are the morning sun but i say its a little sun and a whole lot of Abbie. She makes you feel warm and special. This girl has blessed so many and will do so much in her life time. Anyone who knows her or her mother knows what i mean.  

Andrea and Michael: Spring Lake Winery

I asked the Groom earlier in the day about Andrea, he talked so much about how she's so nice to everyone. People she just meets at work she hugs and is so kind too. He later made a speech during the reception where he talked about this again. Telling everyone there that if you dont know her that you should !! I mentioned to Andrea while she was getting ready how Michael was bragging about her kindness and she smiled and said that he always does. Isn't that a perfect picture? A friend of mind recently told me she feels so safe because her husband loves her so much. Its so amazing how our words and love can give someone so much confidence and Joy that they could reach a potential unimaginable. It was obvious that Andrea Knew she was lucky!!! My favorite part of the wedding was just before the kiss Andrea reacted with such excitement. Like she was waiting to hear those words kiss the bride forever!! It was a beautiful venue in lockport NY It rained throughout the day but once again a miracle happened how it always does and there were perfect timed breaks for everything planned to happened!! Thank you God!! 

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