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Buffalo Botanical Gardens Engagement | Julia + Mark

Originally we were going to embrace Buffalo's winter weather, and do some outdoor engagement portraits in the beautiful snow. So we scheduled, and hoped for snow. Yes. We HOPED for snow.  Little did we know what this winter had planned for Western New York.  So we planned, and were excited that the snow was landing so beautifully on the branches. And we figured out the prettiest park for snowy pictures.

And then it got cold.

I'm talking eyeballs freezing cold. The type of cold that makes me worry if my camera will work for the whole session, and the type of cold that makes everyone re-think outdoor engagement portraits.

So we adjusted and decided on the Erie County Botanical Gardens. And it was perfect.

More than perfect, actually... because right off to the side of the gardens, I found these awesome evergreen trees that had the perfect layer of snow.

And then Julia and Mark won the day by actually throwing snow in the air and completely covering themselves. I love my wedding couples!

A beautiful, snowy Ellicottville NY Engagement Portrait Session

I met up with Kali + Todd in Ellicottville a couple weekends ago for their engagement portrait session. It's been a pretty mild and warm winter lately, so it's hard to remember how bitterly freezing cold this day was... Kali and Todd are from farther south originally, but have moved to this area recently and wanted to highlight WNY's winter weather. I think they handled the cold better than I did!  I couldn't even tell that they were freezing or their fingers were ready to fall off (Or was that just mine?).  They were experts at dodging skiers as we played a game of frogger across the ski hill, and were so super fun that it was hard for me to choose what pictures to show here!