joanna + nathanial

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Helloooooo sunshine!! Welcome back to Buffalo, NY!

I didn’t realize how much I missed having the sun make an appearance in our photos, until we started looking through this set, and I kept getting more and more excited to see it. Our first engagement session of the season WITH SUN, and we could not have asked for a better couple to share it with. Joanna and Nathanial are so adorable, so obviously in-love, and so much fun to hang out with. :)

I have been trying to get a couple to have their session at this beach for a while now, so I was THRILLED to high heck that they were the first folks to agree. It’s such an amazing place for photos, and of course, having the sun there was the cherry on my sundae. Joanna and Nathanial wanted their puppies to take part in the adventure, so we started out the session with two of the cutest pit bull puppies I’ve ever seen EVER…just look at those faces!!

bring your dogs to your engagement session

engaged couple with puppies
Then, the puppies did their own running around the beach thing, while we captured these supermodel spectacular shots…seriously, don’t they look like they do this every weekend??  AWESOME!!
couple sitting on driftwood

sleeping on fiancee's lap

engagement photos at Sturgeon Point Marina

couple kissing at the marina
I love these next two soooooooo much!  They’re just natural, “caught-you-off-guard” photos, but there’s something special about them…
giant tin can at sturgeon point marina

hugging couple engagement photo

kissing on rock wall photo

couple kissing on rocks

sturgeon point marina
L-O-V-E this photo, and these rocks…
couple holding hands

engagement photos by lake erie
holding hands with shadows

engagement photo session sea wall lake erie
The next three black and white’s are some of my favorites EVER.  I love how much these two love each other…
engagement photo close up

black and white close up

natural engagement photos
Joanna, did you know you were a supermodel?
beautiful bride to be

This awesome wood frame was totally Ben’s idea…he scoured the piles of driftwood looking for something perfect to use, and I’d have to say that he scored big-time…LOVING THESE

kissing couple natural frame

Joanna and Nathanial, you guys ROCK…thanks for making this session one to remember! We had a great time hanging out with you and the pups (and their hilarious dog-sitter)! Totally looking forward to the wedding; it’s going to be spectacular!

Check out some more of Jenn and Ben’s awesome buffalo engagement photography!

  • shannon SAYS...

    Incredible photos- what a GORGEOUS couple :)

  • Ayres Photography SAYS...

    Thanks so much, Heather! Yeah, there’s no denying the cuteness of those pups…they were super fun! :)

  • Heather Neckers SAYS...

    Seriously, the sun has been rocking my world here on Lake Erie as well!! :) Fun set and I’m loving that gray pit bull, so adorable!!

  • Ayres Photography SAYS...

    Thanks for stopping by to comment, Steve! :) Sometimes it takes the energy of an amazing couple like these two to bring out the best of our talent, and yes, the sun was delightfully welcome.

  • Ayres Photography SAYS...

    Joanna, you are SO, so welcome! We totally enjoyed working with you guys…you both made these photos as awesome as they are. We can’t wait for the wedding! :) Thanks so much for taking the time to comment!

  • Steve Po-Chedley SAYS...

    Ben and Jen – These are some of your best photos. Really awesome. The sun clearly did help, but you got a lot of great facial expressions and some great shots of Joanna and Nathanial. Joanna and Nathanial – congratulations!

  • Joanna SAYS...

    Thank you so much for these awesome photos. I have been waiting in anticipation since wednesday so see them and I was not disappointed. I cant wait to see the rest of the photos. You made us feel so comfortable during the session. Even though Nathaniel said he didnt have fun I know he secretly had a blast. Keep making beautiful photos because I love them all!!!