michele + daryl

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“One word frees us, of all the weight and pain in life.  That word is Love.” – Socrates

I don’t know what it is about decaying buildings that excites us, but whenever our couples want to shoot at the Buffalo Central Terminal, we are pretty thrilled.  We love shooting there…it’s one of those places that we’ll never get bored of, because we notice something different every time we go back.  I hope that they will eventually start booking receptions there…that would be amazing!

So anyway, when Michele and Daryl told us that they really wanted to have part of their session at the Terminal, we were psyched!  It had been about a year since our last shoot there, so we were ready to give it another go. This first shot is Ben’s, and it’s one of my favorites for sure.  :)

This was actually the first time we’ve ever shot this angle of the Terminal…we couldn’t believe we’d never noticed it before!!  So awesome!
There are a few buildings on the grounds of the Terminal that you can walk around in and admire…this is probably our favorite.  Honestly?  I think we love this side building even more than the main one.  It RULES.
This spot is right outside the above mentioned building, and it’s a crumbly paradise.  I thought the green tint in this shot was super interesting…I made no adjustments to it at all, so it must just be the way the light was hitting the vibrant green moss and reflecting back…pretty rad stuff.
Even though we could have probably spent the entire day shooting in that one little building, we eventually made our way to the back side of the main building, which is just as magical.
The giant train platforms might be my favorite part of the whole place, even though you DO have to walk through a field of extremely high weeds (with god knows what lurking in them) to get there.  Some highlights:  we saw a deer crossing the tracks when we were heading over to the platforms (very cool), aaaaaaaaand we were stopped and questioned by some lovely Buffalo PD regarding our business at the Terminal (very not cool).  I love these shots….just LOVE them.  :)
On our way out, we decided we’d walk up the tracks to find a better/safer way back to our cars, so we had M and D walk ahead of us and grabbed some action shots.  :)
Our next stop was the lift bridge in the Old First Ward.  Definitely another of our favorite city of Buffalo shooting locations.  You can’t beat the view of the old grain factories, the smell of Cheerios, and the lines and angles of the bridge itself – a major win all the way around.
For our last location of the day, we made our way out to Knox Farm for some amazing sunset shots.  There really is no better light than the light that happens right before sunset…everything seems so much more magical. Photographing a gorgeous couple like Michele and Daryl in this kind of magical light, is just beyond amazing. 
I love all the wide open space at Knox Farm…it’s so much fun to shoot there.

I also love how much love is present in these photos…you can really see and feel the connection these two share, and it’s absolutely beautiful.  We’re psyched to capture it again on the wedding day!
More absolute gorgeousness…
And as soon as the sun dropped below the horizon, Ben busted out the colors and started scheming.  Last time I checked, there are no giant purple trees in the wild; but I believe that’s precisely what makes these so fun to look at.  ;)

Michele and Daryl – thanks so much for hanging out with us! We had an awesome time getting to know you guys a little bit! You’re both a ton of fun, and so easy to work with. We can’t wait for the wedding (in just a few weeks)!! See you soon! – J + B :)

  • miquel SAYS...

    omg, i loveeee the last shot!!! its amazing (as are the Ayres team!) love the locations as well!! great shoot!… oh, & can I just tell u that i loveeee the quotes u are using to start each blog. a true english teacher for life ;) lol.

  • Jennifer @QueenCityBride SAYS...

    Three locations and Three Outfit changes! LOVE IT !!! Wouldn’t it be great if they got the Central Terminal restored as an event space??? Beaucoup $$$$

  • Mike SAYS...

    nice shoot guys! such a nice feel to all of the pics.

  • Kate SAYS...

    LOOOVE the colors in those shots at the Terminal!

  • Courtney Smith SAYS...

    yayyy for Central Terminal!! love it :) beautiful pictures, as always.