We had so much fun with Melissa and Justin on their engagement session in Clarence Center, NY. We started at one of their favorite restaurants called Gertie's. Then they mentioned there was a carnival being set up around the corner. We decided to walk over for some fun shots!
They crew was still in the process of setting up. The carousel was up and ready and a great place to start. We had the couple sit on the ground, so you could still see the carousel horses behind them. The sun was super bright that day. We made sure the sun was behind them for back light. We had Melissa and Justin get nice and cozy. All we were missing was a picnic basket and some wine!
This lovely couple owns Yolo Restaurant and Lounge. At first, we were going to go there for photos. But then decided against it, since Justin was there everyday for work. He wanted something different. We could completely understand!
Melissa and Justin got married October 10th, 2015. Their ceremony was held in downtown Buffalo at St. Louis RC Church. For photos after, we went to the Main St. Theater district. There was a lot of architecture. The reception was at Salvatore's Italian Gardens.
So, going to this location for their engagement session gave great contrast to the wedding day images. These were a lot more playful and spur of the moment! We don't get to just walk around on a wedding day. We have a timeline we need to follow and make sure we have the bride and groom where they need to be!