Eric & Alyssa Engagement | Wedding Photographer Buffalo

Chestnut Ridge Park

Wedding Photographer Buffalo | AlekseyK Photography

   It’s always a pleasure spending an evening photographing a loving Couple. This past weekend, I spent some time with Alyssa and Eric and their dog Lucy. We chose Chestnut Ridge Park, Orchard Park, NY as our location and were blessed with beautiful weather. The Park was named for the abundant Great Chestnut trees, and includes a Casino, est. in 1925, which serves as a meeting place, event center and observation platform for the overlook sledding hill.

   I began our session on the fishing pier. This is a great location to break the ice and get to know each other, and it allows my Couples to settle into having their pictures taken. Lucy was an extra treat; I always love working with animals. The unpredictability of their actions keeps me moving and they’re a really great tool for evoking emotion between a Couple that may be a bit shy during a session.

   As the sun began to set we moved over to the sledding hill overlook and Casino. The large swings were initially packed, but I think my camera scared everyone away, because in just a few minutes we had our pick of locations. I found it tempting to ask Alyssa and Eric to scale the toboggan runs and try for one or two dramatic images…..but reason and good sense won out…..darn! My time thus far with Alyssa and Eric has been brief, but I’ve had a wonderful time working with them and can’t wait for their big day! Congratulations on your engagement and see you in a couple months!