Heather and Jake are such a sweet couple! I loved seeing their tight-knit friends and family cheer them on during their wedding day, and I appreciated how much their day reflected who they are personally.
The ladies got ready at Heather and Jake’s beautiful home, which is surrounded by fields in the Buffalo, NY area. Everyone was busy getting ready, but Heather made sure she got a few pictures with their pup, who was remarkably chill considering all the activity happening around her! :-)
Heather and Jake’s ceremony was held in the new sanctuary at St Mary’s Church in Amherst, NY. It was beautiful! The priest was personable and lighthearted, and I loved the look Heather gave to her maid of honor during the ceremony :-)
Between the ceremony and reception, we headed to Jake’s family property a few minutes away. I always enjoy taking pictures in a place that’s meaningful to the couple because, years from now, I hope they’ll feel just as connected to the moments we captured as they did on the day of their wedding. We found a great little opening in the trees where we could be protected from the sun - it was hot out! - and we got many beautiful images together.
The reception was held at Sean Patrick's outside of Buffalo. The team there did great taking care of us, and the room was perfect for the reception!
One of the most meaningful moments during the evening came during the special dances after dinner. Heather and Jake did the normal father/daughter and mother/son dances, and they also added a unique one for Heather: a dance with her grandpa. He has been significantly involved in Heather’s life all through her childhood, and she considers him like another parent. It was special to see her honor him with a dance and spend time together before the rest of the evening’s festivities.
Heather and Jake, thank you so much for inviting me to be part of your day and capturing these memories with you. Congratulations!!