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When I first met Lauren during our consult, I couldn’t help but to notice how joyful she was when she spoke about her wedding. She just lit up, telling me about Tom, and their pup Minnie, and the beautiful plans for their day. I loved her happy energy, and was so excited when they chose me to be their photographer! I was looking forward to their e-session, and was thrilled with the gorgeous morning light we had at Delaware Park & The Japanese Gardens! Can’t wait for the big day!

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We had the most lovely day with Brianna & Charles, and I can’t wait to share some favorites! I started inside the Hotel Lafayette for bridal prep, while Colin hung with the boys (and Gino, pretty much the cutest pup ever) at their Elmwood Village home. We headed over to Holy Angels for a gorgeous ceremony, before B&C were whisked away in her dad’s vintage Camaro. After bridal party shots at Columbus Park, Lasalle Park and the front of the Lafayette, we headed inside the Marquis Ballroom for a stunning (and wild!) reception. The entire day was so fun; see for yourself below!

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Vendors Who Rocked This Wedding :
Second Photographer
 : Colin Gordon
Ceremony
: Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church
Reception : Hotel @ The Lafayette
Hair/Makeup Artist
: Lauren Messina
Videographer : Direct Entertainment
Limo : S&S Limousine
DJ : CJ Sound, DJ Dennis
Florist : Maureen’s Florist
Bakery : Sweet Treats

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Very excited to be sharing shots from one of my favorite little families 🙂 I’ve photographed Liz & Ryan’s journey together since their engagement session in 2009, and have had the honor of seeing them again, every year, for new celebrations from their wedding, to maternity photos, to newborn pictures, and the fun family sessions that followed! Just in time for their 6th anniversary, we planned a beachy sunset shoot at the Outer Harbor with the whole crew and I love the images we created together. Check them out below!

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Lauren & Paul chose the North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens for their engagement session, and we lucked out with the most gorgeous October evening. I think I squealed about the sunlight about fifteen different times! They brought their pup Beans along and we captured some ‘family’ portraits. The setting was so lovely, and they showed me the spot where Paul proposed, under a willow tree by the creek; how perfect is that?! They were so fun to hang with, and Lauren, those EYES! Work it, girl! Can’t wait for the wedding!

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