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Engagement Photos | Shaw Photography Co.

Buffalo Wedding Photographers

Whimsical Upstate NY Wedding at the Lafayette Hotel in Buffalo, NY

By Featured Weddings, Weddings

It’s hard to believe it’s mid July already and we’re 1/3 of the way through with the 2013 wedding season. We have always been so thankful for the most amazing client’s in the world, and Shawn & Keri were no exception.

A lot has changed in the last month: Brian is now officially full time and we’re currently working on rebranding “Christina Shaw Photography” to something that incorporates who we really are: a team. It’s been a wonderfully strange 4 years since we moved home from Brooklyn and started our little business. Keri & Shawn brought us back to that feeling of returning “home” for something bigger. (Since we photographed their engagement session back in Brooklyn, they too have returned to Buffalo). Brian & I have the conversation ALL the time that if you were to ask us 4 years ago what our futures held in Buffalo, Wedding Photography would not have been on the list of ideas, but yet, here we are doing something we could never imagine our world without: capturing people’s happiness. full time. It’s a heartening feeling to know there is something bigger out there drawing us to what we’re meant to do and where we’re meant to be.

A year ago that something bigger connected us with Shawn & Keri.

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Engagement session in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

By Engagements, NYC & Brooklyn Weddings & Engagements

Shawn & Keri are our first blog of the new year and if they are any indication of how things will be, I couldn’t be more excited for this 2013 wedding season to start. We met up with Shawn & Keri in Brooklyn while we were visiting for the New Year. They happen to live just blocks away from where Brian & I met 6 years ago. Not only that but they happen to live just streets away from our friends we happened to be staying with. AND, not only THAT, but they asked us to meet them near their favorite park, that just happened to be where Brian & I had our engagement photos taken. And one more tiny not only that. The restaurant we stopped at to warm up in between shooting, just happened to be the spot where Keri’s mom got engaged. Don’t you love how the world works?

we do.

We also just happen to really love these people. They are open & real & amazing to work with. There is nothing more we could ask for.

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Mike & Abby |Engagement | Buffalo, NY

By Engagements

Buffalo Engagement Photos | Mike & Abby | Buffalo, NY

Spring is here and our wedding season is approaching quickly. We’re beyond excited to start photographing a weddings again and this time with warmer weather! (The last wedding we photographed was in January….brrrrrr). Abby & Mike are not afraid of a little cold though, they are getting married in BUFFALO IN January of 2015, AND they are hoping for snow! (They call it being adventurous!).

We set out on what looked like it was going to be a warm Buffalo evening to photograph their engagement photos and right before we arrived, it started to rain. Luckily, it stopped right before but in true Abby & Mike fashion, the temperature dropped to a cool 45. Perfect temperature to practice portraits for the big day.

We photographed in a spot we’ve been meaning to shoot for a while, a desolate building behind my dad’s work. For year’s we’ve been eyeing it saying, we need to photograph someone there and we finally had a couple up for the opportunity (Hey, it’s sometimes hard to sell, “Rundown/abandoned but awesomely colored & texturize building for your intimate engagement session).  But Mike & Abby gave us full trust & creative freedom to take them where we saw fit… Hey, we think canoodling between two trucks is romantic! Yes. We just said canoodling. With that, we’ll leave you our favorites from their Buffalo “Rustic” engagement session: