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Meet Christine, Tom & sweet little Bentley! We ventured out for their engagement session on an especially chilly afternoon, and they were such troopers (especially down by the waterfront!) We started with a stroll around Hoyt Lake before heading to the Marina, right back to the bench where Tom proposed. They loved that spot because of the views back into the city, and it was a perfect backdrop for their session 🙂 We ended with a warm-up inside one of their favorite date spots, Mezza on Elmwood. I love that they incorporated such special places into their shoot! Much gratitude to them for bearing the windy cold with me, and smiling the entire time; I can’t wait for the wedding day!

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The new year will bring some exciting new offerings for City Lights Studio! I can’t wait to share all of the details 🙂 For now, I’m thrilled to announce that I will be offering photography mentorships and small business coaching, starting in 2017!

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I have been asked many times over the years if I would consider doing this, and have always been excited by the idea. Now’s the time, so let’s talk shop! Whether you’re a budding wedding or portrait photographer looking to expand your skill set or a wedding vendor looking for ways to reach your dream clients and turn your passions a full-time career, I’d love to hear from you and learn more about your business goals! This is your year, let’s go get it!

> > View more details here! < < < 

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Add some joy to your holiday cards this year with fun, fresh portraits of you & your loves! Perfect for anniversaries, maternity shots, updated family portraits, sibling sessions & more! Take advantage of our rare mini-session special on 12.04!

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MINI-SESSION DETAILS
Candid and natural portraits, 20 minute session with delivery of 15-20 digital images for instant downloading and printing… $250

Sunday 12.04.16, Delaware Park, Buffalo NY
Slots starting at 9AM

Email today to book your spot!

Please note, mini-session special is not valid with other offers, discounts, or studio credit. A $100 deposit is required; remaining balance due day-of session. NYS sales tax will be added to the total. Digital files will be delivered within one week of session, ready to print for your holiday cards. Mini-sessions available for individual families only (larger groupings can book back-to-back sessions).

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We lucked out with the most gorgeous day for Eric & Michael’s November e-session! The fall colors were so rich, the light was perfect, and they had us all cracking up the entire time. I would love to shoot this session over & over again! We started at Forest Lawn in a dreamy leaf-covered spot I had been eyeing up that week, before heading downtown to a few of my favorite little nooks. They were open to any ideas, any brought a whole lotta fun to the session. I was already excited for their wedding, but now I really can’t wait!

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I’m so excited to be sharing images from the final wedding of our 2016 season! Steve & I had a blast with Carly & Dave! They are just so adorable (and so gorgeous!), the weather was perfect, they booked such lovely venues, and overall, made our jobs so easy & fun! We were also lucky enough to celebrate with three fab City Lights couples 🙂 I started with the ladies at the Hotel @ the Lafayette for prep, where Dave met us for an incredibly sweet “first touch”. They didn’t want to see each other before their ceremony, but wanted a moment together. We found a great curved wall, where they stretched their hands until they met each other. You can just feel their joy and excitement all over again in those shots!

Afterwards, we headed downstairs for their ceremony inside the Crystal Ballroom. It was full of smiles, and tears. We then headed off for bridal party shots outside, at Delaware Park and the Butler Mansion before settling in at the Foundry for a wild party (and a few fun shots in their hotel suite!) Their reception was full of fun elements like handmade centerpieces, a cigar & whiskey bar, candles everywhere, even a delivery of Mighty Tacos! They ended the night with a sparkler send-off in the courtyard. It was perfect, from start to finish, and we loved being there to capture it!

It’s crazy to think I won’t be sharing another wedding for a few months! I’m a little sad my 2016 season is over; what a beautiful year it was! Every wedding was a dream & I felt such a connection with my couples. It reminded me, over and over again, how fortunate I am to have this job. Thank you to all of my clients who made this year so great! Can’t wait to see what next season brings!

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Second Photographer : Stephen Gabris
Getting Ready & Ceremony Location : The Hotel @ The Lafayette
Officiant : Don Warfe
Reception Location : The Foundry Suites
DJ : CJ Sound
Florist : Maureen’s
Cake : Corey Cattarin
Hair : Jessi Darvil
Makeup : Emily Perez

 

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