Mandy and Matt's story could make even the biggest cynic believe in fate. They managed to find each other even though they were born thousands of miles apart (Matt hails from Hawaii- not exactly near Buffalo) and, as fate would have it, found themselves in the same gym in Western New York. I was lucky enough to be present when they tied the knot on November 18th, and the rest is history.
The wedding was held at a beautiful church in East Aurora, and followed by a reception at Avanti Mansion. Distance couldn't stop them from finding each other, and a little rain on their wedding day couldn't dampen the mood or stop us from getting amazing photos. Instead of the usual outdoor shoot we decided on Hotel Henry to take their formal shots after the ceremony.
I enjoyed every moment of photographing this beautiful couple and was reminded yet again why I love my job so much. It is such an honor to be able to capture some of the most important memories of peoples' lives and to know that they will be able to look back on these photographs for years to come.
All of my best to Mandy and Matt!
What is the best way to make an engagement shoot sweeter? Add dogs, of course! Kalya and James (and their two adorable pups) were so much fun to shoot. This is a couple that is so in love that even the freezing temps didn't faze them!
I love engagement shoots because they are the first step in a series of some of the most important moments of a couple's life. I have been lucky enough to work with some couples from engagement to wedding to maternity shoot, and watching these men and women begin their lives together brings me endless joy. Couples like Kalya and James are the reason that I love my job, and I wish them much happiness as they progress along the next stepping stones of life!
I am always honored when one of my friends asks me to photograph their wedding, and Kate and John's wedding was no exception.
I have known Kate for years and worked with her on other weddings, so seeing the day where Kate was the one walking down the aisle was surreal.
I was with Kate and John every step of the way throughout this process, from helping John plan the engagement to the last moments of their reception. This was a wedding fit for royalty. I had two other photographers with me so we could capture all angles of the ceremony in the gorgeous St. Joseph’s Cathedral, and then the reception at the Kotecki's Grandview Grove. Kotecki's Grandview Grove is owned by Kate’s father and the bride and groom both work there, so it was extra special for them to be off the clock and be able to enjoy the beautiful space in celebration of their own love.
We shot at Shea's, an art gallery, in a field on the way to the venue, and of course in the lobby of the Grove. We were joined by Kate and John's adorable son Matthew, who was truly a natural in front of the camera.
I am so happy that Kate and John chose me to photograph their wedding, and look forward to watching them continue this beautiful life that they have created together.
Photographed by Seventh Arrow Studio // Ceremony - Saint Joseph's Cathedral // Venue - Kotecki's Grandview Grove // Floral - Buffalo Floral Art // Dress - Ma Carr // DJ - Johnny K // Guest Cake - Say Cheesecake // Display Cake - Muscoreil's Fine Desserts // Make Up - Amandalee Shamrock // Hair - Jennifer Geitter-Cuttitta // Barber - Armstrong Barbershop // Tux - Men's Warehouse // Limo - Status Limo // Photo booth and uplighting - Toy Brothers // Cocktail Music - Sax Man Silm // Linens - Elegant Events Direct // Late-Night Snack - Mighty Taco
There is a special place in my heart for November weddings.
My own wedding was in November, and there is something about the coziness of a cool autumn day that makes a couple's love shine even brighter. It also doesn't hurt to have a couple as lovely as Jordan and Eric, a duo who radiated warmth and kindness from the moment I met them.
Jordan and Eric got ready at the lofts at Pearl, which served as a perfect backdrop for their earth-toned color scheme. Jordan looked absolutely stunning in her lace dress against the exposed brick, and the large windows allowed us to make good use of the little daylight that we had to work with before the ceremony.
Originally, Jordan and Eric were opposed to the "first look" portion of the shoot, but they decided to trust us and go with that option due to the limited hours of daylight that we would have after the wedding. I am so glad they agreed to do the first look, as the photos really captured the purest expressions of their love. After the first look I took the entire wedding party out onto the street for some more photos, and then brought the bride and groom to a small church down the street to capture the last moments before their marriage.
The beauty of Jordan and Eric's wedding was in the details. From the earrings made by Eric's sister to the embroidered "Jordan & Eric" on the underside of Eric's tie, this wedding was truly one of a kind. The ceremony and reception were held at the Webb, a beautiful venue that they had decorated with white roses and burgundy accents. Jordan and Eric danced the night away surrounded by their closest family and friends, a perfect beginning to their new life as Mr. and Mrs. Kieffer.
Wishing this lovely couple many years of happiness.
Photographed by Seventh Arrow Studio // Venue - The Webb // Floral - Buffalo Floral Art // Dress - Bliss Bridal in Hamburg // DJ - CJ Sound // Cake - Wegmans // Make Up - Grace Suzanne Makeup // Bridesmaids Hair - IDuPRETTY // Bridal hair - Nicole Milliron // Tux - Men's Warehouse // Jewelry -Jewelry Sarah Kieffer Designs //
You only get one chance to capture your perfect day, and for this reason, couples want their wedding photos to be perfect. Many brides spend months, even years, looking at bridal magazines and wedding albums, and when they come to me to photograph their wedding they often have a very specific idea of how they want the photos to look.
When I approached Kailey and Matthew about where they wanted to do their shoot, I expected the usual strong opinions. What happened instead, however, was that they left it up to me. I can’t thank them enough for having faith in me, because the freedom they gave me allowed my vision to come to life and I couldn’t be happier with the results.
On the big day, Kailey got ready in a quaint townhouse in Elliottville, and Matthew at Holiday Valley. I wanted an elegant yet rustic look for this winter wedding shoot, and so brought the couple to an abandoned parking lot on the way to the venue. “Abandoned parking lot” doesn’t exactly sound like every couple’s dream photoshoot location, but Kailey and Matthew had total faith in me and the natural landscape was a perfect complement to the bridal party’s neutral color scheme.
Kailey and Matthew tied the knot at 4:00 pm in a ceremony at Youdler Lodge at Holiday Valley, where the natural wood beams and red and green accents elegantly tied together their wintery theme. The ceremony was followed by a reception in the same location.
In a testament to this couple’s willingness to try anything, we snuck back out to the parking lot during cocktail hour to squeeze in a few more photos. And really, look how beautiful they are- can you blame them?
I loved everything about this couple and this wedding, and am especially grateful to them for trusting my vision. It can be hard to give up the reins for even a moment on a day you’ve been dreaming about forever, but I promise you, it’s worth it. When you trust your photographer, magical things happen.
A huge congratulations to Kailey and Matthew- hoping you never cease to bring each other warmth and light even in the depths of winter.
Buffalo Wedding photographers // Amanda & Sarah from Seventh Arrow Studio
Dresses ~ MA Carr // Suits ~ JC Penney // Venue ~ Holiday Valley Resort // Video ~ Filmwell Studios // Favors ~ Paula's Donuts // Cake ~ Elm Street Bakery // Florist ~ Maureen's Wholesale
That one word that no-one wants to hear in the forecast for their wedding day. And in Buffalo, you never know if it is actually going to happen because every forecast is different and every area has a different one. Being a Buffalo wedding photography things I have in my car at all time - umbrellas, a clear umbrella for the bride and groom, smoke bombs or sparklers, a backup system, extra batteries and a light stand. Hey, you just never know, but you have to be prepared for everything!
Jen and Bryan had the most amazing day and didn't let a little rain stop them from having the best day every. The ceremony took place inside of Kotecki's foyer and boy, did everyone have a great view with the bridal party on the staircase. Kotecki's has so many options for photos for both raining and sunny situations so I knew I would get some amazing photos of this crew. And, man, did I. Check out the most amazing cinco de mayo rainy wedding ever. Thank you Jen and Bryan for being such good sports, be prepared and choosing Seventh Arrow as your wedding photographer.
Hair and Makeup: Blu Salon / Floral: Maureen's Wholesale Florist / Dress: David's Bridal / Venue: Kotecki's Grandview Grove / Photographers: Amanda and Sarah from Seventh Arrow Studio
Many of you remember Erin and Bri from that Ollcott engagement session that was posted a while back. Well, the time has come to share with you their wedding. When they had originally contacted me, they were to be married in a small venue outside of Franklinville. They booked Seventh Arrow as their wedding photographer with that venue in mind, a few months go by and I was delighted to find out their wedding venue was changed to Holiday Valley because a wedding date had opened. They jumped at the chance, and boy are we happy they did. The vest options for photos at Holiday Valley for a wedding photographer are amazing and unique, unlike other venues. A photographers dream. We are so happy that Seventh Arrow was invited to join the preferred vendor list there.
Back to Erin and Bri, these girls were the best, and they were truly truly in love. We loved capturing them as they love made us "sing" and dance. Lets just say, our jobs were not that hard that day. They wanted to do something unique for their first look. We knew just the answer. Polaroids. Now, they have that moment captured in a keepsake. Take a look at the photos below and enjoy viewing there special day.
Thank you for allowing Seventh Arrow to capture your special day! We really loved it and you.
Buffalo Wedding Photographers: Amanda and Megan
Venue: Holiday Valley Resort and Conference Center
When Jen and Keith contacted us and told us that they were expecting we could not have been more trilled for them. I, Amanda, have photographed every life milestone including their engagement, wedding, a styled shoot, baby announcement and now their maternity and soon their newborn. I'm beyond thrilled to have such amazing clients and cannot wait to meet this baby that I know will be so well loved by all.
Buffalo maternity photography by Amanda Rosenberg at Seventh Arrow Studio
Hair and Makeup by Salon Elizabeth
Dress from Sew Trendy
Flower Crown was brought on etsy.
Sarah, Andy and I (Amanda) had so much fun on this engagement session. These two love games, so why not incorporate things that you love into your Buffalo engagement session. From mini golf, to the park to playing games and finally to eating cupcakes, I'd say these two know how to have a good time!
What photographer doesn't want to photograph beautiful people at a vintage theme vow renewal? One of the most unique and amazing vow renewals I've ever seen/photographed. Thank you Amanda and Kevin for choosing Seventh Arrow Studio's to capture it for you.
You know right away when you meet a couple for the first time that you will have the best time shooting their engagement photos and at their wedding. This was the case for these girls at there Ollcott engagement session!
Alex - Class of 2017 | Niagara Wheatfield High school | Buffalo Senior|
"A Letter to My Sweethearts"
You have heard my voice for months, delicately singing you songs when no one else is around. I can’t wait for the moment I hear yours – your laughter, your babbles, even your cries.
Nine months has been my most anticipated countdown. Though the time has slowly passed, movement from inside has been my greatest experience yet. Your tiny feet have left the most beautiful imprint on my heart.
This couple was one of the most down to earth couples that we have ever met. Seventh Arrow Studio is so happy to have shared the day with you, your family and your friends! Chris Borgatti and his band killed the music with his rock acoustic "jam session" style and the guest danced the night away next to an amazing sunset on their families property in Youngstown, New York
Valerie and Mark
We have never met another couple that has had such a horrid year yet has such a powerful and loving family to help them through it. Both of their fathers had past last June, so instead of this due being a grave and sad reminder, they both decided that they would move their wedding to June to have something to celebrate and make June a month of memories and love. We were so happy that I was there to celebrate their love with them. They could not have been a more loving and great couple. Everyone that as in attendance had love pouring out of them and the Val and Mark had the most perfect day!
Buffalo wedding photography - Seventh Arrow Studio, Amanda Rosenberg
Dress - David's Bridal
Floral - Sam Club
Alicia and Paul are ENGAGED!
Allison and Jamie | Engaged
I first met Jamie and Alli at a fire at his uncles property in Barker. It was dark, but Alli and I talked the throughout the night and became friends as Jamie and Matt (my husband, boyfriend at the time) were already good friends. As time went on and life happened, I've been their to capture all of their important moments thus far, from their maternity session, to newborn session to their engagement. Now, I get to capture their wedding in July and I cannot wait!
Congrats Jamie and Alli!
We couldn't wait to start the year of couples shoot with Amanda and Kevin! They will be tying the knot in front of all their friends and family in September of 2016!
Just in time for Mother's Day!