Meet the ladies of Salon Elizabeth, one of Buffalo’s newest (and most lovely) salons! I loved spending time with Laurie and Jodi, and have been lucky enough to have known and worked with Lizzy, the owner, for years now. She’s one of the most sought-after stylists in WNY, and we have crossed paths on many weddings, styled shoots, and more. She’s always got a smile on her face, and is such a joy to spend time with! This past year, she designed and built her own salon from the ground-up. Talk about inspiring!! I was thrilled when she asked me to come capture her story, showcase the salon, and document beautiful portraits of her team, inside the salon and out in the snow! Scroll down to enjoy a tour of the space (including a dreamy bridal suite and gorgeous murals), and meet the Salon Elizabeth squad!

If you’re interested in telling the story of your business, I’d love to help capture it!


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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!

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!

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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