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Well, based on the ridiculous amounts of snow we’ve gotten over the last couple of days, I’d have to say that winter is officially here! We still have a goal of blogging our way through the remainder of our 2010 weddings before the holidays; it’ll be interesting to see how far we actually get.  We’re a really good team, though; so, it’s totally possible.  Ok!!  Let’s get on with the images!!  :)

Megan and Brian are two of the nicest people you could ever, ever meet.  They both have enormous hearts, they are kind to everyone around them, and their love for each other is so apparent.  I’ve never see two people so happy and content to just be together in the same room!  Even the crappy weather that day couldn’t dampen their spirits!  Their main concern was each other, and that kind of love is the kind that will stand the test of time.

Meg and Brian chose the fabulous Holimont Ski Resort in Ellicottville, NY, to be the backdrop for their gorgeous Fall wedding.  When we got to Holiday Valley, where the wedding party was staying, Ben and I split up to shoot some “getting ready” action.  We were loving the whole “ski resort” vibe – so cozy and inviting!

two piece wedding dress skirt and bodice and ivory wedding shoes

powder blue wedding garter and diamond bridal jewelry
Megan’s mom was also her maid of honor.  :)
mother of the bride helps her put on her wedding day jewelry
The flower girls had these rubber spiders that they kept putting everywhere, and then demanding that I take pictures of each new placement.  This one was placed on the bow of an unsuspecting bridesmaid.  ;)
the flower girls were playing with rubber spiders while the bridesmaids were getting ready

mother of the bride fixes the brides veil

black and white wedding photojournalism a bride shares a loving moment with her mother
Ben took full advantage of the all the awesome things a ski resort has to offer!
groom and groomsmen pose for a pre wedding photo on the Holiday Valley chair lift
I focused more on the beautiful Fall foliage…
the bride and her bridesmaids pose for a pre wedding photo on the grounds of Holimont in Ellicottville NY
…and the amazingly gorgeous bride.
a gorgeous close up wedding photo of a Fall bride
This flower girl and her darling pumpkin basket of orange flower petals were just adorable.
adorable flower girl and her pumpkin shaped basket of orange rose petals

beautiful Fall themed wedding bouquet with charms
Megan, peeking over the railing to see what’s going on right before the ceremony…
black and white wedding photojournalism of bride taking a peek before the ceremony
It was such a beautiful ceremony!  Just look at that view!
aerial view of a wedding ceremony at Holimont in Ellicottville NY

the bride and groom exchange rings at a Holimont wedding ceremony

black and white wedding photojournalism of a wedding ceremony at Holimont

Holimont wedding ceremony photos
It started to rain just as we were leaving to do their couples’ session, but they were all about getting some shots outside, so we just brought along a few umbrellas.  HOORAY for people who don’t mind a little rain!!
photo of just married sign on BMW z4

black and white wedding photojournalism bride and groom photos

photos of bride and groom in ellicottville NY

wide angle shot of bride and groom standing under a green umbrella in ellicottville NY
It slowed down to just a drizzle for about 5 minutes, allowing us to grab these two AMAZING shots.
gorgeous close up of bride leaning on grooms shoulder in Ellicottville NY

photo of bride and groom standing in front of church doors in Ellicottville NY
Then, we headed on back to Holimont to get the party started!
photos of Fall wedding details decorating a Fall wedding
Introductions were a RIOT.  Meg’s mom/maid of honor busted out an intense baton-twirling routine, while the best man matched her enthusiasm with his wicked dance moves.  HYSTERICAL!!
black and white wedding photojournalism Ellicottville NY

bride and groom are introduced into their reception at Holimont
The rain prevented the “sparkler send-off,” but they still got plenty of use.  ;)
using sparklers as wedding favors

bride and groom cut their giant cupcake at a Holimont wedding reception

Fall wedding reception details
A gorgeous first dance shot by Ben, using only available light….
black and white wedding photography - bride and groom have their first dance at their Holimont wedding reception
…and a couple more adorable first dance shots.  The paper lanterns made the lodge sooooo magical!
first dance wedding photos

black and white wedding photojournalism Ellicottville NY

bride bouquet toss at Holimont wedding reception

black and white wedding photojournalism - Ellicottville NY photographers
As per usual, we wanted to pull our couple for some night shots!  Even though it was still raining, these two were more than willing.  I love the way these turned out.
gorgeous portrait of a bride and groom taken at night in Ellicottville NY

wedding photos of bride and groom taken at night on the grounds of Holimont
We’ll leave you with the OHIO tribute shot, which put the sparklers to very good use!
slow exposure wedding photo with sparklers

Megan and Brian – you guys are two of the most awesome people we’ve ever met, and we mean that from the bottom of our hearts. Thank-you SO MUCH for choosing us to be your wedding photographers! We feel honored to have been a part of your day. CONGRATULATIONS!! We wish you both all the best!

  • Ayres Photography SAYS...

    Hi Jessica! Thanks for commenting! Both the ceremony and the reception were held at Holimont in Ellicottville, NY. Isn’t it gorgeous!? Definitely one of our favorite places to photograph a wedding!! :)

  • Jessica Krah SAYS...

    Were the wedding and reception held at the same place….If so where I LOVE IT

  • Nancy Moore SAYS...

    The pictures are beautiful! Thank you so very much for being a big part of the wedding…you captured the moments that take our breath away…:)

  • Ayres Photography SAYS...

    Thank-you, Breanne! We’re so lucky to get such amazing couples to work with! :)

  • Breanne Reed SAYS...

    These pictures are amazing! The two of you do such a great job!

  • Ayres Photography SAYS...

    Thanks so much, Sandie! It’s so sweet of you to stop by and comment! We’re getting closer and closer to Meg and Trav’s post – can’t wait for you to see them! :)

  • sandie mccarthy SAYS...

    Ben and Jen: your work is amazing – i now see why my Meghan and Travis picked you to be their wedding photogs also! can’t wait to see the precious memories of our day. This wedding you posted is absolutely beautiful!

  • Ayres Photography SAYS...

    Thanks so much, Miquel!! I know, I totally LOVE that shot of Meg and her Mom, too – what a great moment! It really was a beautiful wedding! :)

  • Miquel SAYS...

    The black & white pic of the bride & her mom brought tears to my eyes! There’s so many good pics: the first dance, the night shots, etc! What a beautiful wedding. I’m glad the newlyweds didn’t let a little rain ruin thier gorgeous day! Amazing job!!

  • Ayres Photography SAYS...

    You are so welcome!! You guys deserve all the happiness in the world for being such awesome people! So glad we could be a part of your day! :)

  • Megan & Brian SAYS...

    WOWWW!!! I LOVE these! Thank you so much, you two ROCK! Brian and I are more than happy right now!!!