lindsey + joe

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We’ve been excited about posting this wedding for a while!  So glad it’s finally up! :)

This was one of those days where absolutely everything went perfectly, the weather was GORGEOUS, and love was in the air…seriously, it was an amazing day, and Lindsey and Joe are an amaaaaazing couple!  Both Ben and I started out the day at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church in East Aurora, where Lindsey and Joe were doing all of their “getting ready.”  It’s such a gorgeous church…the Tiffany stained glass is phenomenal…you’ll see.  :)

This church has so many different rooms to choose from, that it was totally possible for Lindsey and Joe to get ready in the same location without seeing each other!  Lindsey was in a pretty cool little room with a fireplace, and a piano (YAY!).  I did carry her dress around from room to room until I found the perfect window to hang it in, though…a dress with sleeves, hooray!  Those are pretty hard to come by, these days…it was beautiful.  ;)

ivory faux crocodile wedding shoes and ivory wedding dress with sleeves and sweetheart neckline

black and white wedding photojournalism by Ayres Photography

close up of wedding jewelry on piano keys
I love this shot…Lindsey has a great smile (and the most hilariously contagious laugh ever).
black and white wedding photojournalism bride getting dressed for wedding

a bride puts on her shoes before the start of her wedding ceremony
Ben took Joe and his best man to some other cool rooms within the church to grab a few portraits…I love this one.
a portrait of the groom and his best man hanging out before the start of the wedding ceremony
As the ceremony time crept closer, Joe got a teeny tiny bit more nervous…Ben grabbed this shot of Joe being nervous through the door…it’s so great.  It totally captures the moment, I promise.  ;)
black and white wedding photojournalism the groom is nervous before the wedding
So, here’s some of the amazing stained glass I mentioned earlier.  All of the stained glass in this church was designed and created by Louis C. Tiffany himself – it’s pretty fantastic.
Baker Memorial United Methodist Church famous Tiffany stained glass

Baker Memorial United Methodist Church decorated pew for a wedding

the ring bearers and flower girl walk down the aisle at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church in East Aurora NY
I am in love with this shot of Joe’s reaction to seeing Lindsey walk down the aisle…
wedding photojournalism the grooms reaction to seeing the bride walk down the aisle
…I’m in love with Lindsey’s reaction, too.  :)
photos of a bride and her father walking down the aisle at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church
It was such a beautiful, happy ceremony!
black and white candid wedding photography Baker Methodist Church in East Aurora NY

photos of wedding ceremony at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church in East Aurora NY

wide angle shot of wedding ceremony at Baker Memorial United Methodist in East Aurora NY

black and white photojournalistic wedding photography by Jenn and Ben Ayres
LOVE!
gorgeous candid wedding photography in East Aurora NY
After the ceremony, and some formal shots in the church, we headed over to Knox Farm with just our bride and groom to take some gorgeous portraits!  I love all of these…honestly, I can’t even pick a favorite.
Knox Farm wedding photos
Love the sun’s rays in this one…
gorgeous black and white wedding photo of bride and groom at Knox Farm

Knox Farm wedding portraits

natural unposed wedding photography at Knox Farm in East Aurora

black and white wedding photography taken at Knox Farm in East Aurora NY


black and white landscape wedding photo taken at Knox Farm in East Aurora

gorgeous portrait of a bride in East Aurora NY

black and white wedding photo of bride and groom kissing

beautiful Fall wedding photos taken at Knox Farm
Our last stop of the day was a super-fun reception at The Roycroft Inn!
fine art wedding photo of colorful bouquet

photos of wedding reception at The Roycroft Inn in East Aurora NY
The Roycroft is just a stunning venue, and so rich with history – it’s always a pleasure to shoot there.  :)
photo of the bride and groom being introduced into their wedding reception at The Roycroft Inn in East Aurora NY

black and white wedding photo of a bride and groom cutting their cake at The Roycroft Inn

the bride and groom dance their first dance at The Roycroft Inn wedding reception
This was most definitely a dancing crowd!!
black and white wedding photojournalism by Jenn and Ben Ayres

photos of wedding reception at The Roycroft Inn in East Aurora

candid black and white wedding photo of guests dancing at The Roycroft Inn
Lindsey and Joe’s wedding was a morning/afternoon affair, so instead of “night portraits,” we borrowed them for a few “afternoon portraits” in one of The Roycroft’s hidden courtyards.  I love the way these turned out – so beautiful!  :)
vibrant wedding photo of bride and groom sitting on a bench in a courtyard at The Roycroft Inn

photo of a bride and groom kissing on a bench at The Roycroft Inn in East Aurora NY

Lindsey and Joe – thank-you so much for allowing us to be a part of such a special day! You guys are both amazing people, and together, you make one phenomenal couple. CONGRATULATIONS!! We wish you all the best! :)

  • Ayres Photography SAYS...

    Hey Lindsey and Joe! We’re so glad you like them! You guys had a gorgeous day for a wedding! :)

  • Lindsey and Joe SAYS...

    Wow! We love them! Thank you so much, Jenn and Ben! You truly captured the beauty our wedding day :)

  • Suzanne Collins SAYS...

    Lindsey! Felicitations!! You look so beautiful and the photos are amazing!! Madame Kane (Collins now)

  • Danielle and Jon Schoff SAYS...

    These are absolutely wonderful pictures…it was such a great day!!! CONGRATULATIONS again you guys…

  • Ayres Photography SAYS...

    Thanks so much, Breanne! It was such a gorgeous day…definitely makes me miss Fall right about now! ;)

  • Breanne Reed SAYS...

    I love the shots at the farm…beautiful!