mary + john

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Mary and John were our last e-shoot of 2011, which means that all of last year’s e-shoots have officially been blogged, and I can give myself a huge pat on the back! I still have two more fabulous weddings from November and December to post, and those will be up this week, so I’m feeling super productive!  ;)

Mary and John live in the DC area, so this was the first time we had the pleasure of meeting them! They are such an awesome couple, and we had a great time working with them! Mary is a proud native Buffalonian, and really wanted to incorporate some of the city’s most famous landmarks into their shoot, so we made quite a few stops that day.  We even stumbled upon a few new spots that we had never shot before!  It’s always nice to see new elements of our beautiful city.

We started out the shoot on Main Street in front of the always famous Shea’s Buffalo sign.  If that isn’t a Buffalo landmark, then I don’t know what is!!

Then, we walked around the city for a bit, looking for some nice colors and textures!  We found a lot of great spots that we had never used before.  We also found a fabulous Buffalo statue that we had never even seen before!  How cool is he?  ;)
We had never shot in front of The Buffalo House before, so that was a fun new location for us!  I love these shots!  (I wish I could link to them, but alas, they don’t have a website.  I always find it so bizarre when I come across a business without a website these days!)
We did this shoot in mid-November, so most of the leaves had fallen by then.  We did manage to find one with some pretty yellow leaves still left on it, though!
Love this building.  We normally only get about 10 minutes there before a security guard comes flying out to shoo us away, but we take whatever we can get.  ;)
Our next stop was the Naval Park area!  We shot here quite a bit in 2011, and we’re loving what they’ve done with the place.  It’s a great little spot.
Wow, Mary….you are simply gorgeous.  LOVE.
These next two shots are similar but different.  They were shot within 2 minutes of each other.  One is my shot, and one is Ben’s.  I love how we can be standing right next to each other, looking at virtually the same exact scene, yet we capture such different things.  Have I mentioned lately how important it is to have two photographers on your wedding day?  This is why.

Can anyone guess which one was me and which was Ben’s?  I think it’s easy, but that’s probably because I already know the answer.  ;)

Mary and John wanted to incorporate some of their DC roots into their Buffalo shoot, so they brought along a DC flag!  I had no idea that states had their own individual flags!  How did I miss that?!
Our last location of the day was the waterfront to grab some shots with our lovely Peace Bridge in the background.  We love this spot!  It’s beautiful all year round, in any weather, and in any season.  And, of course, what would a trip to this spot be without some shots on the break wall?!  In my last post, I mentioned that I had no idea what this walkway was called, and one of our wonderful readers was kind enough to clue me in!  Apparently, it’s called the Bird Island Pier!  Thanks so much, Whitney, you sweet thang!!  ;)

Mary and John – thank you so very much for running around the city with us! We had such a wonderful time with you two! It’s always an amazing experience for us when we get to work with people that we instantly “click” with, and that was you two from the first moment. We are beyond excited for the wedding, and cannot WAIT to hang with you two crazy kids again!!! Thank you so much for the delicious muffins, Mary! You are so very kind! We enjoyed them so much!! See you soon! Much love, J + B :)

  • Katie SAYS...

    WOW – what fun! I loved the story line too! You two look absoutley so happy. Made me smile and made my day to see you so happy! xoxo wall

  • shannon SAYS...

    Beautiful photos! Love the locations, and you both look fantastic!!!

  • Jodi Neuhauser SAYS...

    Great Pictures Mary and John! I love all of the different locations and the combination of long-distance picts and close up shots. The black & white shots are beautiful! I can’t wait until June!

  • Anne SAYS...

    Absolutely beautiful! I think I might have to convince my husband we need a 5 year anniversary shoot since we don’t have any outdoor wedding pics. Love you, Mary & John!

  • Mary SAYS...

    We love them! Thank you, thank you!!