katie + tony

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New Year’s Eve, 2009 – our last wedding of the year, and our first time shooting at the adorable Chapel Vandervoort in North Tonawanda. For anyone who is planning a small, intimate ceremony, this is a place to consider having it. It’s tiny, yet warm and inviting; compact, yet architecturally stunning; simple, but charming. :)

Katie and Tony wanted to keep things low key, with coverage of just the ceremony, and a portrait session afterwards. It was very cold and rainy that night, making outdoor portraits out of the question; so, needless to say, we shot the heck out of the Vandervoort!

We could not come to a compromise regarding whose bouquet picture was better, so we had to post both. Although it is killing me, I have to remember that we are not competing against each other, so I will refrain from divulging which one is mine and which is Ben’s…they are both lovely, either way.  


I have never been to a wedding that was this stress-free.  Everything was so calm and fluid.  While Katie was getting ready upstairs, we took some shots of the empty Chapel, and some wedding guests milling about…

Tony’s mom pinned on the corsages…

Some pre-ceremony portraits…LOVE this one of Tony waiting patiently for his bride to appear!  The Chapel Vandervoort has all sorts of bits and pieces of decor that make for great photos.  I happened to see Tony’s reflection in this candlestick and couldn’t resist!
A lovely pre-ceremony portrait of Katie…
I thought this was kind of a cool image – the bride makes her entrance, while her brother rehearses his reading for the ceremony (in the foreground)…



Married!
The newlyweds meeting and greeting their guests…

After the meet ‘n’ greet, we headed back to the altar for a quick portrait session.  I really like this one of Tony and his brothers…dramatic lighting and a sweet chandelier give it a cool, gothic look.
A very nice portrait of Katie and her mom ?
And, finally, our stunning couple!

Katie and Tony – thanks so much for having us! We had a great time shooting your wedding! Hope you had an awesome time at your reception. :) You guys are a super-fun couple! Talk to you soon!

  • Ayres Photography SAYS...

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

  • Joyce SAYS...

    You’re right, tough call on the bouquets as they are both very pretty. Great photographs! We could not make the wedding just the reception so you really brought it together for us, beautifully. Thank You!!

  • Ayres Photography SAYS...

    Thanks, Jennifer! :)

  • Jennifer SAYS...

    Beautiful pictures!!

  • Ayres Photography SAYS...

    You are awesome, Steve. I still won’t tell whose is whose, but you are awesome. :)

  • Steve SAYS...

    The first bouquet picture is better. But it is close.

  • Ayres Photography SAYS...

    Thanks so much, guys! We’re so happy that you love them!

  • Tony SAYS...

    Fantastic shoot. I am so honored to have had you guys shoot our wedding. These photos are amazing and beyond anything I could have ever imagined!

  • Katie Bundy SAYS...

    Words cannot even express how much I love these photos. I think my two favorite so far are Tony in the candlestick and the Bundy brothers shot!