Buffalo NY has many great locations to offer for your Engagement Session.  When choosing a location for your session, there are some factors to keep in mind:

   First, do you want a natural, urban or industrial look for the photos?  If you want more than one, you need to think about places relatively close to each other, so as to not waste valuable time driving between locations.

  Next, pick places that mean something to you and your fiancé. This can range from where you met, where he/she proposed, a favorite vacation spot etc., just keep it personal.  Also, if you have access to rooftops, non-public areas in hotels/museums etc. these spots make for great images too.

THINGS TO REMEMBER

  • The weather: Here in Western New York, summers are HOT and winters are unpredictable. Plan on giving yourself enough leeway for rescheduling in case of bad weather.
  • Clothing Choices: Think about what you’ll be wearing when you have your pictures taken and is it appropriate for the season. The session will take approximately two hours, with up to two outfit changes, and we’ll be shooting in the evening to capture some nice sunset shots.  Keep your outfits complementary, stick to neutral colors, no big logos and stay away from being too matchy matchy. For women, heels can look amazing, but you’ll be walking A LOT (on grass, thru mud, up and down hills), so keep this in mind and maybe opt for flats or wedges.  Any location near water will involve wind, so having your hair up or, at the very least, having a ponytail holder is advisable.

   At the end of the day, the engagement session is a wonderful gift for yourself. You’re celebrating a big moment in your lives, and while the wedding day is the most important, it’s also a source of a lot of stress and anxiety because you are including family and friends in the moment. The engagement session is all about just the two of you. It’s a couple of hours that you have together to show your love for one another that’s just for you, with no other expectations or concerns. So, treat yourself, have fun and congratulations again on your engagement!

Knox Farm State Park, located in East Aurora just outside of Buffalo, NY, offers a picturesque setting for engagement photos. Once the country estate of the Knox family, it boasts expansive green fields, rolling hills, charming wooded areas, and historic farm buildings. Couples can wander through the tranquil landscape, framed by majestic trees and rustic fences, creating timeless and romantic images. With its serene ambiance and natural beauty, Knox Farm State Park provides a captivating backdrop for capturing the love and joy of an engagement.

Akron Falls Park, nestled in Akron, New York, showcases the breathtaking Akron Falls, a picturesque waterfall cascading over sedimentary rock formations. The park features serene walking trails that wind through lush forests, offering couples an idyllic setting for engagement photos surrounded by nature’s beauty. With the soothing sound of rushing water and the verdant landscape, Akron Falls Park provides a tranquil and romantic backdrop for capturing cherished moments of love and commitment. (PERMIT REQUIRED )

Whirlpool State Park, situated along the Niagara Gorge in Niagara Falls, NY, is renowned for its awe-inspiring views of the powerful Niagara River rapids and the iconic Niagara Whirlpool. Couples can stroll along scenic trails that overlook the gorge, marveling at the dramatic natural landscape and capturing the raw beauty of the rushing waters. With its rugged cliffs, and panoramic vistas, Whirlpool State Park offers a captivating backdrop for engagement photos, evoking a sense of adventure and romance amidst the majestic power of nature. (Does Require a ~1hr hike to the lower Whirlpool)

Tifft Nature Preserve, located in Buffalo, NY, is a tranquil oasis spanning over 264 acres of wetlands, forests, and meadows. With its peaceful atmosphere and natural beauty, Tifft Nature Preserve provides a serene and romantic setting for engagement photos, allowing couples to capture intimate moments amidst the picturesque backdrop of this urban sanctuary.

Gallagher Beach, situated within Buffalo’s Outer Harbor, offers stunning views of Lake Erie and the city skyline. With its sandy shores, picturesque boardwalk, and panoramic vistas, it provides a romantic setting for engagement photos. Couples can capture moments of love and serenity against the backdrop of shimmering waters and the iconic Buffalo waterfront. Gallagher Beach’s tranquil ambiance and scenic beauty make it an ideal location to create cherished memories of this special time in their lives.

Woodlawn Beach State Park, located just south of Buffalo, NY, boasts a pristine sandy shoreline stretching along the shores of Lake Erie. Couples can enjoy breathtaking sunsets and panoramic views of the lake, making it an ideal spot for romantic engagement photos. With its tranquil atmosphere, gentle waves, and picturesque dunes, Woodlawn Beach State Park offers a serene backdrop for capturing cherished moments of love and togetherness against the backdrop of nature’s beauty.

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, nestled within the scenic surroundings of Delaware Park in Buffalo, NY, offers a unique blend of art and nature. With its serene ponds and elegant architecture, Delaware Park provides a picturesque backdrop for engagement photos. Whether framed by vibrant foliage or against the backdrop of the gallery’s iconic facade, this combination of art and nature creates a romantic and timeless setting to capture cherished moments of love and togetherness.

The Buffalo History Museum, located within the tranquil Japanese Garden at Delaware Park, offers a serene blend of culture and history. Couples can wander through the meticulously landscaped gardens, featuring traditional Japanese elements such as bridges, lanterns, and lush foliage. With its peaceful ambiance and scenic beauty, the Japanese Garden provides a romantic backdrop for engagement photos, capturing the couple’s love amidst the timeless elegance of this cultural gem.

The Theater District in Buffalo, NY, is a vibrant cultural hub renowned for its historic theaters, bustling streets, and lively atmosphere. Couples can wander through the district’s charming streets, lined with ornate architecture, trendy cafes, and boutique shops. With its lively energy and urban charm, the Theater District offers a dynamic backdrop for engagement photos, capturing the excitement and romance of city life. From the marquee lights to the bustling crowds, this iconic neighborhood provides endless opportunities for creating memorable images that reflect the couple’s love and the vibrant spirit of Buffalo.

Buffalo City Hall stands as an iconic symbol of the city’s rich history and architectural grandeur. Its majestic art deco design and towering presence make it a striking backdrop for engagement photos. Couples can pose amidst the intricate stone carvings, grand staircases, and panoramic views from the observation deck, capturing the timeless elegance of this historic landmark. With its regal ambiance and city skyline as a backdrop, Buffalo City Hall offers a captivating setting to commemorate the beginning of a lifelong journey together.

 

Niagara Square, located in the heart of downtown Buffalo, NY, is a historic urban plaza surrounded by iconic landmarks such as Buffalo City Hall and the McKinley Monument. Couples can stroll through the square’s manicured gardens, framed by majestic statues and architectural marvels. With its classical elegance and bustling urban atmosphere, Niagara Square provides a charming backdrop for engagement photos, capturing the couple’s love amidst the vibrant energy of the city.

Wilkeson Pointe, located at Buffalo’s Outer Harbor, is a scenic waterfront destination offering breathtaking views of Lake Erie and the city skyline. Couples can enjoy leisurely walks along the promenade, relax on the sandy beach, or picnic in the lush green spaces. With its serene ambiance and panoramic vistas, Wilkeson Pointe provides a picturesque setting for engagement photos, capturing the beauty of nature and the couple’s love against the backdrop of shimmering waters and cityscape.

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