Month: August 2010

the gersh family

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We have a ton of wedding posts in the works, but we really wanted to share the absolutely adorable (and hilarious) family session that we had with the Gersh family a couple weeks ago! We love shooting family sessions, and when the group we get to work with is as much fun as this group was, we love it even more! :)

We started with some portraits of the entire clan…

family portrait taken in a Williamsville backyard sitting on a white couch outside
…then, we just hung out for a while and shot some candids.  I love this one of grandmother and grandson…so precious!!!
portrait of a grandmother kissing her young grandson behind a red hibiscus flower
We did some portraits of the individual Gersh families, too.  With people as photogenic as this, our job was a piece of cake!
black and white family portrait of a young couple and their adorable son

a young couple pose with their baby wearing a funny hat for a family portrait
The three Gersh siblings…this part of the session had us laughing out loud.  These three must’ve had a great time growing up together!
family portrait of three siblings sitting on a log in Williamsville NY
This little guy had so many great expressions.  Just look at those CHEEKS!!!
black and white candid family photo of two babies making funny faces

child portraiture of a young boy sitting on a white couch in Williamsville
Babies and pinwheels are an adorable combination…
family portrait of two babies sitting on the grass next to some pinwheels in Williamsville NY

portrait of an adorable baby boy chewing on a green pinwheel
What a sweet face!!  Isn’t she a doll?  ;)
portrait of an adorable baby girl laughing in Williamsville NY

natural candid family portraits by Ayres Photography
Father and daughter…
portrait of a young father with his baby girl on his shoulders
…and some more individual family portraits.  :)
family portrait taken outside on a white couch in Williamsville NY

family portrait of a young couple and their baby girl taken outside in Buffalo NY

black and white candid photo of a young mother twirling around with her baby girl
By the end, the kiddos were completely wiped out (and so were we)!!!
candid photo of a baby girl half asleep on a bumble bee pillow

black and white candid photo of a sleepy baby boy with a pacifier in his mouth

A great big “THANK-YOU” to the whole Gersh family!! We had such a wonderful time hanging out with all of you! It was a pleasure to photograph such an amazing family! :)

  • Melissa SAYS...

    Thank you sooooo much for the amazing photos of my beautiful family. Our parent’s anniversary will always be remembered by these photos, thank you. I would like to order one of every photo.

  • Carrie Gersh SAYS...

    Jenn and Ben! Thank you so much for these beautiful pictures. You are very talented photographers- it’s a pleasure to see all of us through your eyes.

    -Carrie

  • Geremy Gersh SAYS...

    Having the Ayers photograph the family was a present for our parents 40th Wedding Anniversary. We had such a great time. Ben and Jenn were so patient. They arrived with great ideas for photos. Having to do a family photo with two babies is hard enough, but dealing with all of our crazy ideas as well. Way beyond our expectations – this might turn into an annual event.

    Job well done!

    The Gersh’s

jolyne + greg

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Meet Jolyne and Greg!! These high school sweethearts are just about as cute as a couple can possibly be. We had a great time getting to know them a little bit during their engagement session! They were both born and raised in Tonawanda, which is where their love story starts; so, naturally, their session was all about Tonawanda!

We started out the session with a few fabulous portraits of Jolyne and Greg with their “fur kids!” We love dogs a ton, so it’s always a treat when our couples include them. :)

engagement portrait of a young Tonawanda couple with their yellow lab puppy

engagement portrait of a young couple with their chocolate lab
Look at that face!!!  OMG, she is ridiculously cute!
professional pet portraits taken by Ayres Photography in Hamburg NY
Our plan was to hit up Canal Fest, but on our way there, we stopped by the river to grab a few shots there.
engaged couple poses for a photo in front of a gazebo on the Niagara River
L-O-V-E!!
black and white engagement photo of a couple laying down on a brick walkway in Niawanda Park in Tonawanda NY

engagement photo session at Niawanda Park in Tonawanda NY
We were lucky enough to be near the water at the most perfect time of day – the light was AMAZING (and these two are too cute for words).
black and white engagement photo of a couple about to kiss in front of the Niagara River at sunset

adorable engagement photo of a cute couple taken at sunset on the Niagara River

black and white engagement photo of a couple standing next to a dramatic tree shadow
Jolyne’s dad has a sweet boat docked right near where we were going, so we decided to stop and grab a few shots there, too!  This one’s pretty fun!  :)
black and white engagement photo of a couple kissing on a boat on the Erie Canal in Tonawanda

an engaged couple stands on top of their boat in the Erie Canal to pose for a photo

black and white engagement photo of a young couple sitting on their boat in Tonawanda NY and laughing hysterically

wide angle engagement photo taken at sunset on the Erie Canal
Then, we entered the Canal Fest craziness…
a couple that can laugh together will stay together Canal Fest engagement photo session

engagement photo taken at Canal Fest 2010 in Tonawanda
…but, clearly, it was worth it…
engaged couple kissing in front of a carnival game booth at Canal Fest 2010
…to get shots like these!!  “Kissing on top of the ferris wheel” shot?  CHECK.
unique engagement photo of a couple kissing at the top of the ferris wheel at Canal Fest 2010
We walked around the back of the ferris wheel, and happened to bump into a classic car show.  Loving the color of this truck!
close up shot of a classic Chevrolet orange pick up truck with an engaged couple sitting next to it
We played around with some slow exposures for a few…I loved this one of Ben’s.  It’s different, and cool, and definitely a picture I wish I had of us.  :)
black and white long exposure engagement photo taken at night in Tonawanda NY
Our very last stop on the Tonawanda tour, was this fabulous alley.  The block glass was a major win (as was this adorable “un-posed” pose)!
a cute engaged couple poses for a photo in an alley in Tonawanda at night

Jolyne and Greg – have we expressed enough that we think you’re a ridiculously adorable couple?? You guys are just waaaaay too cute together, and we honestly cannot wait to shoot your wedding! :)

  • Ayres Photography SAYS...

    Jolyne and Greg, thanks so much for taking the time to comment! We’re so happy that you’re happy!! ;)

  • Greg Ryan SAYS...

    Wow this was truly amazing. I had so much fun doing it and they came out even better then I anticipated. We haven’t even had wedding pictures and Jolyne and I already feel the money we paid was worth it. you guys are great and I am so excited for our wedding. These turned out fantastic I am so happy thank you.

  • chris SAYS...

    great shots! but they couldn’t have paid me enough to get on the ferris wheel! good for you guys!

  • Stephanie SAYS...

    These pictures are so good and the couple is so photogenic!! One of my favorite engagement sessions. I love their dogs…sooo adorable.

  • Jolyne SAYS...

    OH MY GOSH!!! We love love LOVE them!!! I can’t wait to send all of our family the link!!! FABULOUS shots!!! We’re sooo excited to see what you guys have in store for the wedding!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!