lashekia + craig

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When LaShekia and Craig told us about the vision they had for a vintage-themed engagement shoot, we were more than a little excited. We had an amazing time bringing their vision to life!

These two lovebirds live in Harlem, NY, but LaShekia is a Buffalo native, so it’s great that they were able to make the trip up here for their session; not only for the obvious sentimental reasons of it being her hometown and all, but also because we have some pretty incredible locations in this city for a vintage-themed shoot.  ;)  Our first location was The Buffalo Museum of Science, which was an absolutely amazing place to shoot.  I think it really captured the vintage vibe they were going for!  (All of the styling for this shoot was done by LaShekia – she did an exceptional job of choosing the perfect wardrobe and accessories for each location!)

We were loving this ceiling…we definitely hung out there for a while.  ;)
The diorama rooms were really fun and “vintagey.”  :)
After we were done shooting around the inside of the museum, we made our way out to the rose garden in back for some strolling/picnic shots!  This garden is lovely, and none of us even knew it existed before that day, so if you’re planning a trip to the Buffalo Museum of Science, make sure you check out the pretty little hidden garden in the back. ;)
After a quick wardrobe change, we headed on over to location number two, the Buffalo Chop House, for some very glamorous shots.  I don’t think we ever would have thought to use The Chop House as a backdrop for a vintage shoot, but we’re SO glad that LaShekia did, because WOW, it was PERFECT!  Aren’t they just an absolutely STUNNING couple?  I love these so much.  :)
Another wardrobe change, and we were on to our third and final location, Parkside Candy!  I know I already said it, but once again, how awesome was LaShekia’s styling for this shoot???  She killed it!  They both looked absolutely perfect.  :)

LaShekia and Craig – thank you SO much for making the trip up from NYC so that we could be a part of this super fun shoot!! It was awesome! We had such a great time with you guys! You both look so fabulous in these images – you are the epitome of style and glamour. ;) Thanks again for everything!! – J + B

  • Natasha SAYS...

    Hey La & Craig,
    These are great! You guys look wonderful. :)

  • candice brooke SAYS...

    This is awesome! I love the vintage feel! Great shoot :)

  • Jennifer @QueenCityBride SAYS...

    I am LOVING THESE! OMG! Parkside Candy!!!

  • LaShekia Chatman SAYS...

    J & B- thank you SO MUCH for helping to make our creative idea come into fruition! It was so fun and easy working with the both of you creatively. It was a real treat to get with creative ppl. who you can vibe with and create some magic! I SO WISH you guys were available to shoot our wedding too. I can’t wait to share these! You guys are the best. ;-)

    -Sheika & Craig

  • Ayres Photography SAYS...

    Thank you, NaKia!! We’re so glad you like them! :)

  • Ayres Photography SAYS...

    Awwww, thanks so much, Stephanie!! They were a wonderful couple to work with. ;)

  • NaKia SAYS...

    These are AWESOME!!!!! I’m almost in tears!!!

  • Stephanie SAYS...

    These are amazing as always!! You guys really out did yourself this time. You captured the moment so beautifully.

  • Ayres Photography SAYS...

    Thanks so much, Mike!! So glad you like! ;)

  • Mike SAYS...

    these are amazing! They will love these!!! I love them!!!

  • Ayres Photography SAYS...

    Thanks so much, Wendy!! It was such a fun shoot, and yeah, LaShekia’s styling is pretty amazing. ;)

  • Wendy SAYS...

    Love LOVE her outfit from the first location and love all her styling! You guys did a great job for them, esp. at the Science Museum!