Month: March 2010

“dramatic b+w” – i heart faces

Filed in general shot by on at

We had a TOUGH time deciding on this week’s entry, but Ben (the other half of Ayres Photography) insisted that this photo “brings the drama,” so here it is! It’s definitely dramatic, no question about that! The girl in the middle looking super-excited is the bride, surrounded by her closest friends. :)

I do love this one…

excited bride dancing at reception

Sooooo many amazing entries this week…stop by the i heart faces blog to check ’em out!!

  • ohana photographers SAYS...

    so fun!

  • Dale SAYS...

    Every group of girls should have at least one great photo like this. I love the energy. Keep up the great work !

  • Erin Cassidy SAYS...

    Love it!

  • mizhelle SAYS...

    wow! amazing shot! all expressions have been captured :)

    u may view mine here

  • julie SAYS...

    Wow, I love that. Fun angle and lots of very dramatic faces!

annette + chris

Filed in engagements shot by on at

If you haven’t been to the Buffalo and Erie Country Botanical Gardens lately (or ever), you should definitely check it out. It’s a pretty amazing place; so many different rooms, intricate displays, and hidden nooks and crannies that conjure up visions of “The Secret Garden.” All of these characteristics make it the perfect spot for wedding or engagement photography in Buffalo, especially this time of year when the weather is half-way between crappy and gorgeous. We met up with Annette and Chris for their engagement session at the gardens on one of those “half-way” days, and the results were more than we had hoped for! It may have been crappy-ish outside, but where we were, it was a jungle paradise. :)

greenhouse engagement photo

botanical gardens fishtank

cactus room engagement photo

botanical gardens rope bridge photo

rope bridge photo

botanical gardens engagement photo
This giant checkerboard rocked my world…so much fun!!
giant checkerboard
I think this one is my favorite…LOVE
under a tree photo
Ok, I lied, this one is my favorite.  It could possibly be one of my favorite engagement session photos of all time…AWESOME!!!
botanical gardens terracotta pots
This one gives me a Secret Garden magical feeling…complete with a bird in the center of the arbor.  Not sure if you can get much more romantic than this…LOVE
greenhouse arbor photo

vintage mirror reflection photo

vintage mirror fisheye shot

bonsai tree engagement photo

sitting on lap engagement photo
This globe is so cool.  It’s right in the center of the largest room, when you first walk in.  I envisioned this shot as soon as I saw it…
earth engagement photo
We shot a few around the outside of the building, simply because it’s way too cool of a building not to, but it was kind of cold and windy for wandering around.  I do love these, though…
in front of buffalo botanical gardens

botanical gardens grounds

rainy day engagement photography
…and the wind does a number on our new fun umbrella.  Thanks a lot wind.  This shot cracks me up, though, so I had to include it!  :)
inside out umbrella photo

Annette and Chris, thanks for hanging out with us at the Botanical Gardens. You guys are an awesome couple…we had so much fun! Looking forward to the wedding!

Check out more of our buffalo engagement photography sessions.

  • Ayres Photography SAYS...

    Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, Meghan! We really appreciate it! I think the globe shots are my favorite, too… :)

  • Meghan McCarthy SAYS...

    Great shots Jenn & Ben! Lovin’ that fish eye lens! And the “Globe” shots are the best! You guys rock!

  • Ayres Photography SAYS...

    Jamie, thank you for leaving us such a beautiful comment. We appreciate it so, so much! And, yes, having a great looking, awesome couple like Annette and Chris definitely gives the photos a little “boost!” :)

  • Ayres Photography SAYS...

    Thanks so much, Annette! So glad we could make you guys feel comfortable, and enjoy the session; and of course, we’re thrilled that you love your photos! :)

  • Jamie SAYS...

    I love what you did with the mirror in the Begonia Room. The way you artistically capture couples is fascinating. I hope they cherish the memories that were created in this shoot for a life time. My two favorites from this shoot are the mirror shot and the shot you did through the globe…The Botanical Gardens is a great way to juxtapose love, nature, and nurture…Hmmm. I love your work. It’s so hard to pick favorites when you have such a great looking couple in a place like the Botanical Gardens.

  • Annette SAYS...

    Ben & Jen, We can’t thank you enough for our beautiful engagement photos, you were soo great to work with and made us feel comfortable. We are looking forward to see more and especially the wedding photos!! : )