robyn + dylan

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We’ve been excited about getting this wedding up on the blog for a looooooong time. Dylan and Robyn are an awesome couple, and we were so honored to have been a part of such a special day. They’re both photographers, as well as fellow Nikon shooters (which is awesome). It’s always a little nerve-wracking to shoot for other photographers (especially on their wedding day – holy crap), but it was both challenging and fun at the same time.  It was an awesome day all the way around, and we definitely enjoyed ourselves. :)

I started out the day with Robyn and her girls at the New Age Salon, which is a pretty awesome place.  (I’ve driven past it a zillion times, but never went in.  Now, I will be visiting regularly, as I discovered that they carry the holy grail of hair products that I previously thought was not available anywhere in Buffalo or its suburbs.  WOO HOO!)

So, yeah…even with her hair only half done, Robyn looks gorgeous and amazing.  She’s a lucky gal.  ;)

After the salon, it was time for the gift exchange (and some delicious sandwiches)! One of Robyn’s wedding day gifts from her groom was this sweet jewelry box…I guess Dylan has pretty good taste. ;)

Robyn has such a great smile, and she was flashing it left and right the whole day…made my job super-easy!

Second wedding day gift from Dylan? An awesome monogrammed bracelet. I think she likes it. ;)

After all the ladies were dressed and ready to go, we hit up the gorgeous waterfront area in Tonawanda. Check out that sky!


Ben spent the pre-ceremony portion of the day hanging out with Dylan and his peeps.  I love the shot of Dylan’s sister working on her “best woman’s speech” – nice capture, Ben!

Robyn wasn’t the only one opening gifts that day!  ;)

Hilarious.  Siblings just being siblings…LOVE it!

There were so many amazing ceremony shots.  It was incredibly difficult to narrow it down to just a few for the post, but these were some of our favorites.

Instead of a unity candle, or sand ceremony, Dylan and Robyn pressed their hands into a piece of clay which will become a permanent keepsake.  How cool is that?

One of my favorites from the day…this was immediately following the ceremony…they must’ve thought they had a moment alone, but I’m really glad I happened to be standing there.  :)

After the ceremony, we did a whole bunch of family/wedding party portraits, and again, there were so many we loved, but had to narrow it down to a few favorites.

The newly married couple, and Dylan’s adorable son, Collin.  :)

There is so much to love about this.

Super-cool wedding party shot.

Hate to sound like a broken record here, but even the bride and groom shots were hard to narrow down.

Dylan and Robyn wanted some shots on the nearby train tracks, and a friend of theirs loaned them an awesome classic car for the day, so we arrived at the tracks in style.

A few reception details (there were soooooo many good ones)!

One of my fave ring shots of all time!

Apparently, it’s an Italian tradition to cover the bride and groom in streamers during their first dance.  I’ve been Italian my whole life and this was the first time I saw it happen, which is a shame, because it’s pretty darn cool!  Every wedding guest got their own streamers to come up and drape on them while they were dancing!

Warmin’ up the dance floor…

No matter what I say to try and describe what is happening in the following photo, it won’t do justice to what actually took place; but, the long and short of it is that Dylan wore a weird aviator’s cap and goggles with a webcam somehow installed in it, to retrieve the garter from Robyn’s leg.  The webcam was hooked up to his laptop, which was hooked up to a projector, which was….well, you get the idea.  That’s all I can really say…you had to be there.  It was the most original thing I’ve ever seen, and I have to give Dylan props for that; however, more props go to Robyn, who had no idea that there would be a camera up her dress.  She took it WAAAAAAY better than I would have, to say the least.  ;)

We did manage to grab a few night portraits.  These two were our favorites!

Dylan and Robyn – Thanks so much for choosing us to be your wedding photographers! We’re so glad we met you guys, and we definitely hope to stay in touch! You’re a great couple, and a great team. Congrats!!! :)

  • Wendy SAYS...

    I love the color shot with the kids & the streamers – great! And the rings in the frosting? YUMM, in two ways!

  • Ayres Photography SAYS...

    Thanks so much, Chris and Tracy! :)

  • tracy SAYS...

    Ben and Jen… WOW
    each wedding you do gets better and better!

  • chris SAYS...

    WOW!!!! A beautiful couple; fantastic work!

  • Ayres Photography SAYS...

    YAY!! So glad you like them! It was our pleasure…we were thrilled to have been a part of it. You guys rock, and we love you! ;)

  • Dylan Buyskes SAYS...

    Wow, wow, wow.
    You guys did an amazing job from these shots that we get to see. Everyone asks who shot your wedding, and I am definitely proud to announce Ayres photography.Thank you very much for taking on our wedding and working with us.
    Dylan & Robyn