kim + josh

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We are so lucky to have the opportunity to work with such great couples! Honestly? Kim and Josh were a pleasure from the moment we met them. We had a ton of fun at their engagement session, so we knew that their wedding would be nothing short of amazing, and we were totally right on with that prediction. These two are so much in love, that it’s almost contagious! They will, without a doubt, enjoy many happy years together. :)

I started out the day with Kim and all of her ladies, at The Spa at Falling Waters in Orchard Park.  It’s such a beautiful place, and they did an amazing job getting all the girls ready for the big day!

black and white wedding photo of a bride to be getting her hair done and The Spa at Falling Waters

photo of the main lobby of The Spa at Falling Waters in Hamburg NY
Checking out the completed up-do…SUCCESS!!  Kim looked amazing!
black and white candid wedding photo of a bride to be checking out the back of her hair in a mirror
Make-up time!
beautiful bride to be gets her make up done at The Spa at Falling Waters in Hamburg NY

black and white candid wedding photo of a bride getting her make up done
Then, we all headed over to the Hampton Inn and Suites in downtown Buffalo, to get Kim into her dress and FABULOUS shoes!
gorgeous backlit wedding dress hanging from a window at the Hampton Inn and Suites in downtown Buffalo

awesome turquoise wedding shoes

black and white candid photo of a bridesmaid helping the bride put on her necklace
The finished product – a STUNNING bride!
beautiful portraits of a bride on her wedding day taken in the lobby of the Hampton Inn in downtown Buffalo NY
Meanwhile, Ben was hanging out with Josh and the guys to capture some “getting ready” action!
the groomsmen and their bottle of Jack Daniels getting ready for the wedding ceremony

the best man helps the groom put on his cuff links to get ready for the wedding ceremony
Then, Ben and all the guys made their way over to what is probably the most amazing church we’ve ever seen – Our Lady of Victory Basilica in Lackawana.  This one jumped out at me while selecting blog images…what a cool, fun shot of all the guys outside the church, Ben!  LOVE IT!
fun black and white portrait of the groom and his groomsmen before the wedding ceremony
A few last minute preparations…
the groom helps his groomsmen put on their boutonnières
…and then, Kim and her father make their grand entrance!
the bride walks down the aisle with her father at Our Lady of Victory Basilica in Lackawana NY
I love these next two shots…right before the kiss, and right after!
the bride and groom seal their wedding vows with a kiss at OLV Basilica in Lackawana NY

candid photojournalistic shot of the bride and groom during their ceremony at OLV Basilica

the newly married couple walk back up the aisle at OLV Basilica
A beautiful grand exit.  :)
the bride and groom make their grand exit out of the church after the ceremony
Then, it was over to the Botanical Gardens to get the party started!
a sunset shot of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens the wedding reception site
The weather that day was all over the place.  Kim and Josh chose Delaware Park as the spot for their wedding party shots, but as soon as we got there, the skies opened up and everyone had to run for cover!  Luckily, it stopped raining when we got to the Gardens.  The sun came out, and we got to take some awesome wedding party shots after all!
portrait of a bride and groom with their wedding party in front of the Botanical Gardens in Lackawana NY

black and white portrait of a groom and his groomsmen walking in front of the Botanical Gardens in Lackawana NY

fun portrait of a sassy bride standing in front of her bridesmaids at the Botanical Gardens in Buffalo NY
The Botanical Gardens are such a lovely place for a wedding reception…and, for adorable bride and groom shots!  YAY!
gorgeous wedding day portrait of a bride and groom kissing in one of the many greenhouses at the Botanical Gardens in Buffalo NY

gorgeous close up black and white wedding portrait of a bride and groom at the Botanical Gardens
This shot of Ben’s made me laugh out loud!  While there’s no denying that the Gardens are absolutely gorgeous, the staff is fabulous, and the weddings that take place there are top notch, there is one downside – it’s unbelievably FREAKING HOT in there!!!  Hotter than hot…sweating through your clothes hot!  But, in spite of the hot and sticky environment, we managed to have a great time.  :)
wide angle photo of the thermometer inside the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens during a wedding reception

reception detail photos from a beach themed wedding
Cake cutting time!!
the bride and groom cut their turquoise beach themed cake at the Botanical Gardens

the bride and groom eat their cake during their wedding reception
LOVE this one!
the bride and groom share a kiss right after their cake cutting

close up shot of the wedding rings on top of a bunch of dwarf bananas
Aaaahhhhh!!!  We see so many “first dances,” and all of them are wonderful in their own ways; but, this one was in a league of its own.  It was completely choreographed, rehearsed, and practiced until it was pure perfection!  Kim and Josh did an amazing job!  :)
the bride and groom dance their first dance at their Botanical Gardens wedding reception

the bride and groom dance a very choreographed first dance
Check out these moves!
this bride and groom have been working on their dance routine for months

black and white candid shot of the bride and groom dancing at their wedding reception
The dance floor opened up and people were sweatin’ to the oldies…LITERALLY!  I think this might have been the Macarena, though…
wedding guests show off their dance moves at a wedding reception at the Botanical Gardens in Buffalo

the bride tears up the dance floor with her slammin dance moves

the bride and her best friend dance to Thriller

the bridesmaids and groomsmen keep the dance floor packed all night long

this bridesmaid shows off her funky dance moves at a Botanical Gardens wedding reception

adorable photo of a groomsman and his girlfriend dancing at a wedding reception

candid photo of a bride and groom dancing during their wedding reception
At the very end of the evening, we borrowed Kim and Josh to grab just a few more “bride and groom” portraits.  I love everything about this couple, and everything about these shots!  :)
wedding portrait of bride and groom taken at night in front of the Botanical Gardens in Buffalo

wedding portrait taken of bride and groom inside one of the Botanical Garden greenhouses

Kim and Josh – you guys are the best! Your wedding day was one to be remembered! Thank-you SO much for choosing us to be a part of your day – we had a blast!! :)

  • Jacqueline B SAYS...

    This is a gorgeous wedding! I ADORE those shoes! Who designed them?

  • Miquel SAYS...

    this last picture is amazingggg!!!! what a beautiful wedding!

  • Josh M SAYS...

    These pictures are awesome great job! Kim looks beautiful and I can’t wait to see the rest!

  • Jamie SAYS...

    Wow!!!! That photo of Kim and Josh on the bridge is amazing. I love the shot at the Basilica with the details in the background. And as always, my true favrourites are the Bride becoming her angelic beautiful self prior to the Big event. I just think those ones will mean so much later on. I love the originality of the wedding party poses, you make people look so natural.

  • Judy Crowley SAYS...

    Josh and Kim, these are beautiful pictures. Congratulations on your special day.

  • Yvonne Mom) SAYS...

    Beautiful takes on such a memorable day! I loved the black and white ones, the rings and the last one….so unusual! Nice job!

  • Wendy SAYS...

    I love the black & white fisheye-from-above shot while they’re dancing together!

  • Andrea SAYS...

    Josh and Kim I’m so honored to have been a part of such a magical day, Kim you were the prettiest bride I have ever seen, and I’m so glad that we’re best friends!!!!! xoxoxoxo can’t wait to see the rest of the pics :0)

  • Cheri D SAYS...

    The pictures are amazing!! Kim and Josh you guys look great!!!!!! Had sooo much fun at the Wedding, so happy I was apart of it!! Best Wishes to a wonderful future together :)

  • Stephanie SAYS...

    OMG these are so great!! I know Kim and Josh and they totally are a perfect couple. I can’t wait to see more!! Kim is so beautiful.

  • Kim W SAYS...

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pictures. I almost started crying! Amazing job guys!!!