A definite favorite bridal portrait of Neal Urban Studio. Melissa looked absolutely stunning. Everything about this image screams magazine!
Melissa and Mary had their ceremony and reception at Hotel at the Lafayette in Buffalo. This is an amazing wedding venue. And they both got ready in the hotel. The rooms are so nice to photograph in. They are big and have huge windows. They allow for so much natural light.
This is what you see here. This image was all natural light. We pulled the curtains behind Melissa, but kept the rest of them open to let in light on both sides of her.
This bride could pull off any pose and the best serious face. We do not ask for that often, but for this we wanted it one hundred percent magazine style. She had a gorgeous dress with such detail and flowing material. We loved the effect it made when she was holding it up. So we thought it would look good for a photo. We had her sit down and hold out her dress.
And it sure did! The bride is breath taking. (Her wife's portraits were just as breath taking as well!) We love how her hair cascaded down. Her hair color and skin tone look amazing against that curtain color. Her head piece is beautiful. Look at that bling! The make up is perfect! The placement of her shoulders is great too! You would think she did this before!
Melissa and Mary did a first look in the reception room as well. It was one of the most emotional first looks we have ever done. So many tears of joy!