breanne + shawn

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Our final wedding of September 2010 had us back at one of our favorite places to shoot in all of Western New York! Breanne and Shawn chose the always amazing, stunningly gorgeous, Becker Farms and Vizcarra Vineyards to be the backdrop for their fabulous wedding day. We were so psyched to spend the day with such an awesome couple, at such an awesome place. :)

Breanne and Shawn opted to do their “formal” session before the ceremony started, which is a really great thing to do whenever possible. (If you don’t mind seeing each other before the ceremony, it makes a ton of sense to do all of these shots – or as many as you can – ahead of time.) We met up with the bride and groom and their wedding party at the crumbly ruins of an old mill, just down the street from Becker Farms. It’s such a cool building; I absolutely love it. I tried to do some research to find out its history and such, but there isn’t much out there. All I could gather was that that area is (was) known as “the mill district,” due to the fact that there used to be five mills around there. This particular mill was destroyed in a fire in 1880, but the stone skeleton still remains.

Seriously, though? How awesome is this building?

a bride and groom pose for a photo before their wedding ceremony at Becker Farms
To the middle of the road…
wedding party photos taken in front of Becker Farms and Vizcarra Vineyards
…aaaaand back to the building.  :)
wedding party photos taken at the old mill ruins in Gasport NY
After taking a whole bunch of sweet “mill” shots, we scooted back up the road to the amazing Becker Farms/Vizcarra Vineyards to play around in the grapes.  LOVE these next two!
portrait of a bride and groom taken through the grape vines at Vizcarra Vineyards

photo of a bride and groom taken through the grape vines at Vizcarra Vineyards
Also:  LOVE.
wedding photo of a bride and groom kissing in a vineyard

wedding photo of the groom and his groomsmen at Becker Farms in Gasport NY
I love the simplicity of these flowers; so elegant.  :)
wedding photo of a bride and her bridesmaids taken on a vintage orange truck
It’s also pretty cool that they totally match the orange truck.
wedding photo of a bride and her bridesmaids taken at Becker Farms

photo of a bride and groom standing in front of a piece of vintage farm equipment at Becker Farms

photo of a bride and groom standing in front of a piece of farm equipment with a chicken in the foreground
After we wrapped up the wedding party, and bride/groom session, it was time for the ceremony to start!  This is Ben’s perspective of Breanne and her Dad’s walk down the aisle…

a bride and her father walk down the aisle at a Becker Farms wedding ceremony
…and this is my perspective.  I love both!  :)
a bride and her father begin their walk down the aisle at a Becker Farms wedding ceremony
It was an absolutely beautiful ceremony!
the bride and groom exchange rings during their wedding ceremony at Becker Farms

the bride and groom seal their vows with a kiss at the end of their wedding ceremony

Becker Farms is a beautiful place for a wedding ceremony
This is definitely one of my favorite captures of the day – right after the ceremony.  :)
black and white wedding photojournalism of a bride showing off her new wedding band

photo collage of wedding details from a Fall themed wedding
INTRO-ductions!!  This is Breanne and Shawn’s adorable son, Aiden, whom you may remember from their engagement session earlier this summer…SOOOOOO cute!
bride and groom and their son get introduced into the wedding reception at Becker Farms

photo of a gorgeous wedding cake at a Becker Farms wedding reception
Ok, I know this is a lot of cake cutting pictures, but I love all three of these and couldn’t choose.
bride and groom cut their cake
ME WANT CAKE!!!!
little boy cries for wedding cake
MMMMMMM, CAKE!!  Kids are hilarious.  :)
bride and groom feed wedding cake to their son

macro shot of wedding rings taken in a bin of Now and Laters
A little first dance action…
bride and groom dance their first dance at their Becker Farms wedding reception

black and white wedding photojournalism of a bride and grooms first dance
…and then, the party was rockin’!!
Becker Farms is the best place for a wedding reception in Western New York

little boy dances like John Travolta at his parents wedding reception
As always, we managed to grab this lovely couple for some night shots, and we headed straight for the Becker Farms apple orchards (which we are totally in love with)!
portraits of a bride and groom taken at night in an apple orchard using a red rim light
We’ll leave you with this STUNNING portrait, which will most definitely join the ranks of our all-time favorites.  :)
stunning black and white portrait of a bride and groom at night in an orchard

Breanne and Shawn – Thanks so much for choosing us to be your wedding photographers! We were thrilled to be a part of your special day! You are a wonderful couple, and with Aiden, you make an adorable little family. We wish you both nothing but the best! CONGRATS!!

  • Debra Stenzel SAYS...

    The pictures are beautiful. I especially liked the ones of brea and shawn sitting on the lawn.

  • debbie reed SAYS...

    You guys the pictures are incredible photographer did great ,but look what he had to work with, you guys look so “YOU” great pictures great wedding love ya

  • Breanne Wienke SAYS...

    Jen and Ben, Thank you sooooo much for these absolutely incredible photos! We couldn’t be happier! LOVE all of them…LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the final four! THANK YOU!!!! :)