I was so excited to photograph this wedding! I'm starting the year off on top of things, and although I have quite a few weddings left from last year to blog, I wanted to get Brooke + Dan's quiet affair up quickly. I absolutely love photographing intimate wedding ceremonies and elopements. Dan and Brooke knew exactly what was important to them on their wedding day, and decided to forego a huge event in order to celebrate two families becoming one with those that meant the most to them. I adored how they included Dan's daughters in the wedding ceremony, and loved that all their siblings were part of their wedding party.
It was a pretty dreary, slightly rainy, slightly cold, typical spring Buffalo day. We did outdoor portraits in record time, to keep kids (and adults!) from freezing too much, but I was amazed at how tough everyone was! There was minimal complaining, and I am so thankful for bridesmaids and groomsmen that are this understanding in less than optimal conditions!
Brooke, Dan and I did the rest of their portraits at InnBuffalo - which is the most elegant historic Inn I have ever seen. The entire place is full of history and gorgeousness. Carved wooden walls, beautiful sitting rooms, stained glass windows... If you need a place to stay in Buffalo, you should definitely check it out!
Oh if only we were in the warm type of days where I could talk my maternity portrait clients into believing that laying in the creek while the sun goes down is a good idea. The heat in my office is currently working at less than optimal power, so while I type with fingers I can't feel, looking at these idyllic summer family portraits make me miss that weather oh so much more.
This little family is one of my favorites in the world. They have welcomed us into their lives and hearts as friends, and this little girl will always hold a place in my heart for the love and friendship she has shown Clara. I know this gorgeous momma wanted to show the free spirit of her family, and was fully willing to go to any lengths to capture these last precious moments before their family of three turned into a family of four.
I am so excited to offer these! I will be taking on a limited number of family sunset sessions this year. These sessions ALWAYS turn out amazing.
They are not your regular "everyone smile at the camera" portraits. These are the ones where you play with your kids, snuggle, tickle and have FUN. While I will get a few of all of you looking at the camera, I won't be asking you to hold a fake smile the whole session, or trying to keep your toddler sitting still. I want them to run in circles, dance, jump and be kids. These are FULL family sessions, not mini sessions.
They will be scheduled 1.5 hours before sunset, at a to-be-determined location (depending on the time of year, different places are better for perfect sunset portraits). They will take 60-90 minutes to complete, and you will end up with an amazing collection of portraits that shows your family in their best light.
I am also including a 16x20 print of your favorite image from the portrait session. I truly believe in families printing their photos, and want to make sure you get at least one professional quality photographic print with your family portrait session. Yes, you will also have an online gallery, and receive all the final edited images via download.... But I want you to have more than professional profile pictures. I want love on your walls.
I will be 100% involved and available for the planning, outfit picking, and advice giving leading up to your session. I will want to know what you are planning to wear, what your hopes are for the session, and location choices.
All the details:
Retainer: $150 (with the final amount due one week before your session)
Date: You pick! (Yes, we will reschedue depending on inclement weather)
Time: 90 minutes before sunset
Location: To be decided depending on the date
What you get: A specialized 60-90 minute sunset portrait session, all the final high resolution images, and online gallery to order from AND a 16x20 Print of your favorite portrait.
Please note: There are only a limited number of sunset sessions available. Once they have all been booked, I will not be offering any extras.
Sessions are available for Sunday, Monday or Tuesday evenings from May to September only.
Click here to choose your date and schedule your session: http://beccasutherland.studio-booking.com/booking/specials/