jamie + andrew

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You might remember Jamie, Andrew, and their adorable son, Benjamin, from their engagement session at Letchworth State Park back in April. We knew from way back then that their wedding day was going to be phenomenal. They are just one of those couples that you can spend five minutes with, and know beyond a doubt that they are perfect for each other. They are also one of those (very rare) couples that make me consider the idea of becoming a parent because they make it look so darn easy; but, for now, I’m still scared of parenting…very scared.

I, of course, started out the day with the ladies.  ;)

gorgeous lace wedding dress hanging in the window of Cheektowaga hotel

peep toe wedding shoes with rhinestone buckles

action shot of bridesmaids lacing up the bride's corset

action shot of bridesmaids lacing up the bride's wedding dress

beautiful bride checks herself out after getting ready for her ceremony
Jamie and her girls had a little pre-ceremony toast before heading down to the lobby…
a bottle of Asti sits empty in the foreground as the bride and her bridesmaids drink champagne in the background
Waiting for the limo to arrive…LOVE it!
the bride and her girls wait in the lobby of the hotel in Cheektowaga, NY for the limo to pick them up
The boys were pretty much ready when Ben got there, but he grabbed a few group shots in front of J + A’s house for good measure.  :)
the groom, his groomsmen, and the groom's adorable little boy pose for a group wedding photo outside the groom's house before the ceremony
This wedding was loaded with awesome details…they were everywhere, begging to have their photo taken!  I LOVE DETAILS!!
a welcome bucket of wedding programs sits on a table to greet guests as they enter the ceremony
Andrew and his “best dog” wait for the bride to walk down the aisle…
the groom and his dog wait patiently for the bride to walk down the aisle

the beaming bride is walked down the aisle by her proud father at Samuel's Grande Manor
Samuel’s Grande Manor has one of the best (if not THE best) gazebos in town for an outdoor ceremony…it’s such a beautiful spot.
wide angle of the ceremony taking place at the gazebo at Samuel's Grande Manor
I loved how happy this ceremony was.  Tears of joy are great and all, but, in my opinion, laughter wins over tears every time.
black and white close up of the bride and groom during their gazebo ceremony
Someday, little Benjamin will LOVE this photo, and be so happy he has it to look at.  Is he not the most adorable child ever?  Just look at that face!!
the bride and groom exchange rings during their wedding ceremony

after they say I do, the newly married couple seal it with a kiss

the bride, groom, and their adorable son walk up the aisle at the end of the ceremony

large group wedding party photo taken on the balcony at Samuel's Grande Manor
Awesomely hand-crafted wedding cake topper…
custom made wedding cake topper, hand formed out of clay
…along with more awesomely hand-crafted details.  As previously stated, GREAT details at this wedding!  LOVED them!
the hand crafted guest book, the personalized wine bottle wedding favors, and the card box designed and created by the bride

a photo of the bride and groom's wedding rings taken using their program as a background
Fantastic speeches?  CHECK!
the best man gives a humorous speech and a moving toast

the maid of honor gives a hilarious speech and makes the bride laugh out loud
Benjamin takes over for his dad when it’s time for the cake-cutting…
the bride and her young son cut the wedding cake while the groom watches in the background
…but he wants nothing to do with the cake-smashing!!!
the wedding cake smashing gets out of control and the couple's young son runs for cover
Getting “bustled” before the first dance…
it takes several bridesmaids to figure out how to correctly bustle the bride's gown

the wedding couple dances their first dance as man and wife

a black and white close up of the bride and groom's first dance

the bride dances with her father and the groom dances with his mother
After their first dance, Jamie and Andrew took Benjamin for a spin around the dance floor!
the bride and groom dance with their son immediately following their first dance
Then, we snuck the bridal party outside for a few group shots by the fountain.  This was SUCH a fun group to work with…they had us cracking up non-stop.
a fun, high energy wedding photo of the bride and her girls
See what I mean?  SO great!
the bride poses for a wedding portrait while her bridesmaids twirl around her
I guess this could be considered a “bridal party shot blooper,” but it’s WAY too freaking hysterically funny to not share with the world!  (We took some normal, non-choking  ones, too, I swear.)
the most fun, crazy bridal party group wedding photo ever taken
Back to the dance floor!
the son of the bride and groom parties on the dance floor with his hot grandma

the bride dances with her 4 year old son at the wedding reception

the bridesmaids and other wedding guests get crazy with their dance moves
This might be my favorite bouquet toss shot of all time…
action packed shot of the bride tossing her bouquet to a group of eager single ladies
After we did the bridal party shots, we kept the bride and groom outside for a few minutes longer to grab some portraits of just the two of them.  I don’t know what it is about night portraits that I love so much…I just know that I love them.  :)
stunning portrait of the bride and groom kissing under a trellis at Samuel's Grande Manor

two gorgeous night time wedding portraits taken in front of the gazebo at Samuel's Grande Manor

amazingly well lit evening portrait of the bride and groom framed in by lush green leaves

Jamie and Andrew – You guys ROCK! Thanks so much for choosing us to be a part of your wedding day! You guys are a great couple to work with, and you’re such amazing parents – we wish you all the happiness in the world! :)

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  • chris SAYS...

    Aaaaaaahhhhhhhhh………….. fun and friendly people ….

  • Ayres Photography SAYS...

    Miquel, you are SO sweet and adorable! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment – we really appreciate it! :)

  • Miquel SAYS...

    I can not pick one favorite photo. They are all amazing!! Jenn, I’m with you, I loveeee the night shots you take. They are always make me tear up,they are so beautiful! lol… & such a gorgeous bride :)

  • Jamie A. SAYS...

    Wow. I love the shots of the Wedding Party. It really looks like everyone had a great time, the Bride was so gorgeous, I love all the special moments you captured for this couple. I bet these photos will mean even more on their fiftieth anniversary.

  • Ayres Photography SAYS...

    YAY! Jamie, we’re so, so glad you love them! It was absolutely our great pleasure to be a part of your wedding day. :)

  • Toni Davis SAYS...

    I am Andrew’s mom.
    Please send me the password. I love what I have seen so far!!!!

  • Jamie SAYS...

    I LOVE THEM!!! I can not even begin to thank you enough!!! This was totally worth the anticipation of waiting for the first look at our photos!!! I love our ceremony photos!! I love the emotion captured!! I love it all!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! (can you tell I’m so happy?!) Its so awesome to see how everything came together!! Jenn and Ben, you two are awesome! I can’t wait to see the rest!