Elizabeth Lee Millen Images: Blog http://www.elmimages.com/blog en-us (C) Elizabeth Lee Millen Images elizabeth@elmimages.com (Elizabeth Lee Millen Images) Wed, 11 Oct 2017 08:23:00 GMT Wed, 11 Oct 2017 08:23:00 GMT http://www.elmimages.com/img/s4/v65/u1050093023-o555443606-50.jpg Elizabeth Lee Millen Images: Blog http://www.elmimages.com/blog 80 120 Evelyn | Buffalo NY | Children Portrait Photographer http://www.elmimages.com/blog/2017/9/evelyn-buffalo-ny-children-portrait-photographer Below are some favorite moments from Evelyn's recent mid year session. I just love getting to visit with babies throughout their first year and capturing their little personalities blossoming. Evelyn is one sweet little girl with the cutest smile! She gave me some really adorable expressions, its just to hard to pick a my favorite of this precious little doll! 

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Tree Farm Holiday Family Photos 2017 | Western New York Family Photographer http://www.elmimages.com/blog/2017/9/tree-farm-holiday-family-photos-2017-western-new-york-family-photographer  

 

Elizabeth Lee Millen Images is now booking holiday sessions at a beautiful WNY locally owned tree farm on the afternoon of Saturday, October 28, 2017. Session times are limited and need to be reserved in advance.

 

The session fee is $175 for up to 20 minutes and five individuals. Please note more than five individuals will require added session time and $10 per additional individual. The rain date will be Saturday November 4th. Families must be available for both October 28th and November 4th to participate. 

Session times are as follows. This section will be updated as the available times are booked:

3:30pm: Available (Booked)

4pm: Available (Booked)

4:30p: Available

5pm: Available

5:30pm: Available

All sessions will have an ordering appointment scheduled at least 7-10 business days following the session date to review the printed proofs in-person with Elizabeth and to place your order. Print and digital packages are available for purchase at that time. All print orders will be beautifully custom packaged and guaranteed delivery no later than two weeks following the ordering appointment. The link to digital packages will be emailed within approximately the same time frame. Applicable sales tax will be applied to all session fees and purchases.

Please email elizabeth@elmimages.com or call 716-393-9ELM(9356) for session details, booking information and to learn about the print and digital packages made available for this upcoming holiday season. 

 

 

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Riley | Lockport, NY Senior Photographer http://www.elmimages.com/blog/2017/9/riley-lockport-ny-senior-photographer We spent an August evening with Riley, a soon-to-be 2018 graduate from Lockport High School. We had so much fun working with Riley and capturing the essence of who she is at this exciting time in her life. Please take a minute to look through just a few of our favorite moments with Riley. 

This beautiful girl's smile and adorable personality shine so bright! She's filled with an abundance of happiness, and she laughed at nearly everything I said, which made me feel like the funniest person on Earth!

Good luck with your Senior year Riley! We wish for your the very best of everything coming your way!

 

 

Elizabeth Millen is a high school senior photographer servicing the greater Western New York area. For session information please email elizabeth@elmimages.com or call 716-393-9ELM (9356). Attention Senior High Schoolers, Class of 2018! Sessions are now booking into the Spring and Summer of 2018. Call or email today for booking information. Thank you!

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Kennedy | Lockport, NY High School Senior Photographer http://www.elmimages.com/blog/2017/9/kennedy-lockport-ny-high-school-senior-photographer-buffalo-williamsville-amherst Meet Kennedy, Lockport High School Class of 2018! We had such a fun night with Kennedy, a member of the Lockport High School Swim Team, out and about the downtown streets of Lockport, and then in a lovely near by park just before sunset. Below you will find some favorites from her session.

This girl owns a spark of joy and sweetness that exudes from her very soul. She has a firecracker personality, those pretty eyes and adorable freckles that are just as gorgeous as the inner strength and beauty she possesses!  With her bright future ahead, I am sure she will be successful at whatever she puts her mind to!

The world needs more people like Kennedy!

Elizabeth Millen is a high school senior photographer servicing the greater Western New York area. For session information please email elizabeth@elmimages.com or call 716-393-9ELM (9356). Attention Senior High Schoolers, Class of 2018! Sessions are now booking into the Spring and Summer of 2018. Call or email today for booking information. Thank you!

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Leslie | Rochester, NY Lifestyle Newborn and Family Photographer http://www.elmimages.com/blog/2017/9/leslie-rochester-ny-lifestyle-newborn-and-family-photographer In late July I spent the morning with sweet little Leslie, with her new family in their home in Rochester, NY. Leslie was so beautiful and sleepy the whole time I was there. She didn't even make a peep at the end of her session when we dressed in her in a precious little hand made turtle outfit that was a baby shower gift.  She just had to be a little turtle; it went perfectly with her nursery theme!

Below you will see just a few of my favorite moments from this adorable newborn lifestyle session. Thank you to Leslie's parents, Laura and Ben, and puppy, Claire, for inviting me into your home to capture just a little bit of your new life together as a family. Enjoy your beautiful baby girl!

 

 

Elizabeth Millen is a lifestyle newborn and family photographer servicing the greater Western New York area. For session information please email elizabeth@elmimages.com or call 716-393-9ELM (9356). Sessions typically book two to three months in advance. 

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Holly & Sean Engaged | Buffalo, NY Engagement and Wedding Photographer http://www.elmimages.com/blog/2017/9/holly-and-sean-engaged-buffalo-ny-engagement-and-wedding-photographer In just ten days Holly and Sean will be married in a traditional Catholic ceremony in Olcott NY. We met up with them in downtown Buffalo, NY for a fun engagement session last week. We strolled about here and there near Ellicott Street, and then went over to the Buffalo River Works for a drink. That place was hoppin' with line dancing and Bill's fans (there was a pre-season televised home game on), but the streets of downtown were quiet and colorful!

You can see highlights below of the laughter and love that we captured between Holly and Sean as we roamed around the city streets and more.

Holly and Sean, good luck as you finalize your wedding day plans! We can't wait for your wedding day and it's right around the corner!

 

 

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Sessions at Home | Lockport, NY Family Photographer http://www.elmimages.com/blog/2017/8/sessions-at-home-lockport-ny-family-photographer-buffalo-ny-photographer Hey everyone!

Thank you for visiting my blog and reading up on something I've been excited to share for a while! 

I have this indescribable passion for photographing families in their own environments, at home. To me, it’s the most beautiful place on earth. Even if you might think it’s not perfect, it is. It's the place where your family creates the best memories, feels most authentic, and comfortable, wouldn't you agree?

This is why in 2018 I will be encouraging the families I work with to think about sessions at home. Whether it's in your back yard, on your front steps or gathering somewhere on your lawn, think about being home. I promise these images and moments captured will be treasured more than you will ever know. It's not only documenting your family, but it's also denominating your family's history. Maybe you will live there forever, or maybe someday you will move, either way you will always have those sweet images to look back to and share with your family through the years. 

Below you will see highlights from a recent session of some of our friends (most talented hair stylists/artists to our family), the Bish's. I adore these moments we photographed of them playing and loving each other in the comfort of their own back yard, and a few on the front steps, too!

If this idea of using your home as your backdrop grabs at your heart strings and resonates with you the way it does with me let's talk. I would love to hear from you! I am now booking family sessions weekday evenings beginning in late April 2018. Email me for session details elizabeth@elmimages.com. 

I look forward to hearing from you!

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Family Reunion | Lockport, NY Family Photographer http://www.elmimages.com/blog/2017/8/family-reunion-lockport-ny-family-photographer-buffalo-new-york Last spring I received an email from Kerri, she looking for a photographer for her family. Kerri was hoping I was available for an extended family session the week of July 4th. She and her family lived out of town, as did one of her brothers and his family. With everyone was traveling home to Lockport, NY to visit their parents, they thought it would be a perfect time to capture some updated family photos together. I reached out to learn more about what this family was looking for and within minutes I was so happy to discover that this was for a family I knew when I was very young, at which time we all lived in the most wonderful neighborhood a kid ever ask to grow up in, Carlisle Gardens in Lockport, NY.

Our neighborhood was very special. Each custom designed home was unique and beautiful in its own way.  The roads had twists and turns every which way to keep the local traffic out. They were lined with trees, rows of trees, islands of trees everywhere! We had neighborhood parties, picnics and parades.  As kids we played neighborhood wide games of cops and robbers on our bikes. We spent countless hours running, biking, and exploring until the street lamps came on. It really was a magical place to grow up. 

I was so honored to reunite with this family, the kids and I are now all grown adults with families of our own, and it was so sweet to see how they've changed, but also still remained the same, and to meet their families. I was so honored to photograph them and work to provide them with images they would hopefully treasure. 

Below you will find some of my favorite highlights from this extended family session. Mrs. Eglin, Mr. Eglin, Kerri, Nick, Stephen, and family thank you for trusting me to document your beautiful family all as you reunited this summer in our hometown. If we ever have an opportunity to do this again, let's go to the Gardens and have a session there, on "the big island". 

  

 

Elizabeth Millen is a photographer based out of Lockport, NY serving the Western New York area. If you are interested in a family session of your own please do not hesitate to reach out! Session availability tends to book about two to three months in advance. Elizabeth books outdoor family sessions late April through early November. Lifestyle indoor sessions are booked mid January through late April. Call 716-393-9ELM or email Elizabeth@elmimages.com for session details and booking information.  Thank you!

 

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Puppy Love in the Park | Tonawanda, NY Family Photographer http://www.elmimages.com/blog/2017/6/puppy-love-tonawanda-ny-family-photographer-biffal-ny-family-photographer Just before Father's Day we met up with Leeza and her gorgeous girls, including her sweet pup Neka for a photo shoot to surprise Josh, the unknowing Dad who was hard at work at the Grill at Dome in Tonawanda, NY. Leeza selected some of the images below to display in her home and to give to Josh for Father's Day. What a sweet gift idea!

Here are just a few of our favorites from this session in a neighborhood park in Tonawanda, NY to enjoy and share.

Happy belated Father's Day Josh!...And Surprise! :)

 

 

 

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Spring in the City | Lockport, NY Family Photographer http://www.elmimages.com/blog/2017/6/spring-in-the-city-lockport-ny-family-photographer ELM Images launched our 2017 outdoor photo season with one of our favorite little ladies, Ms. Vida, who with her parents joined us in downtown Lockport, NY for some unique family photos.

We had fun as we moved around the city streets, looking for just the right spots. I think my favorite part of the session is when little Vida, who had just recently turned three, said to Amie, "This is FUN Mama!" Pretty little Vida gave us a variety of sweet expressions as she danced and sat on the sidewalk in her cute tutu.  

I can't forget to mention the sweetest and funniest part of our session with Vida when were first getting started...She told us that that day she should be called Ariel, because that's who she is. This little doll has an amazing personality and imagination. If you just so happened to have walked by us that night on the streets of downtown Lockport you may have in heard a little of Vida and I singing some of Princess Ariel's big number "Part of Your World". I can't say that I was great, but I know Vida loved it and that's all that matters! I'll do whatever it takes!

Thank you to the Palladino Family for allowing us to once again photograph your sweet family!  We hope you enjoy the photo journal below of some favorites from the session to share with your family and friends!  

Elizabeth Lee Millen Images is a professional photographer based in Lockport, NY serving the Western New York area. Family Sessions are now booking for Fall 2017. Please call 716-393-9ELM (9356) or email elizabeth@elmimages.com for availability and session details! Thank you!

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Karen & Len | Married | Lockport, NY Wedding Photographer http://www.elmimages.com/blog/2017/6/karen-len-married-lockport-ny-wedding-photographer-buffalo-ny-wedding-photographer Karen & Len were married on Saturday, May 20th on a gorgeous, sunny Spring day! We first met up with Karen and Len at Milly's Inn Located in Wilson, NY for a quiet "First Look" before their ceremony. Karen looked like an angel as she walked through the grass toward Len where he was waiting to see her in her dress for the first time.  Len did try to sneak a peek earlier while she was getting ready but unbeknownst to him that was not allowed! Sorry about that Len! :)

They moved across the parking lot to the Sunset Bar & Grill for their outdoor ceremony overlooking the Wilson Marina. I have to say, for anyone looking for a quaint venue with amazing food, service and a beautiful atmosphere the Sunset Bar & Grill is the place for you! It was absolutely stunning! 

As you will see in the photo journal below there was so much joy, laughter and love as Karen and Len said their vows. We were so honored to be there to document it for them. 

Thank you Karen and Len for trusting us with this very special event in your life! Enjoy!

Elizabeth Lee Millen Images is a professional photographer based in Lockport, NY serving the Western New York area. ELM Images is now booking into early 2018 for weddings. Please call 716-393-9ELM (9356) or email Elizabeth@elmimages.com to learn more! Thank you!

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Lisa & Nate | Married | Lockport, NY Wedding Photographer http://www.elmimages.com/blog/2017/6/lisa-nate-married-lockport-ny-wedding-photographer-Buffalo-wedding-photographer  

Remember Lisa and Nate? They are the couple we met up with at Scripts Cafe in downtown Lockport, NY for their engagement session on a bizarrely warm February afternoon. Need a refresher and want to see those cute photos one more time? You can see their engagement session here Lisa & Nate's Engagement Session.

On Friday May 19, 2017 they tied the knot and it sure was a beautiful day! Lisa and Nate had an afternoon ceremony at the the Lockport, NY Campus of The Chapel. After being showered in bubbles as they exited the church they headed to their reception at the Tonawanda Castle, in the City of Tonawanda, NY. The castle is such an amazing venue for a wedding! We had a great time there!

Lisa and Nate, thank you for trusting us with capturing your day! Please enjoy the preview of highlights below!

 

Elizabeth Lee Millen Images is a professional photographer based in Lockport, NY serving the Western New York area. ELM Images is now booking into early 2018 for weddings. Please call 716-393-9ELM (9356) or email Elizabeth@elmimages.com to learn more! Thank you!

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Click 101 | An Introduction to Digital Photography http://www.elmimages.com/blog/2017/3/click-101-an-introduction-to-digital-photography

I am so excited to officially announce my new course "Click 101! An Introduction to Digital Photography"! This is something I have been planning for a long time and have been waiting for the right time to offer it. If you own a DSLR and would love to get off of "Auto Mode" and learn how to use your camera manually, being in control of your settings, and want to learn how to document the things you love the most with your digital camera using natural light then this course is perfect for you! 

The Click 101! course includes three group sessions. Below are the details of what you can expect from each session:

Session One:  One two-hour introduction session to gain knowledge of using your Digital SLR camera on "Manual Mode". We will meet at my home in Lockport, NY for a round table, hands on session. My goal is to get you comfortable with understanding your camera and being in control of your photography using manual settings. It's time to learn how to really use that gorgeous camera you own and get off of "Auto" mode! I will have a Click 101! Intro to Digital Photography course guide for you to keep. Refreshments will also be provided.

Sessions Two and Three:  90-minute on-location sessions outdoors. We will work together as a group at an outdoor location in Lockport, NY where I will show you some tips and tricks to use toward photographing beautiful natural-light portraits using the basic camera knowledge from Session One and by applying the guidelines I will share with you about available light, composition and posing.

 

Session One is Saturday, July 1st from 10am to Noon. 

Session Two is Monday, July 10th from 7pm to 8:30pm (Rain date Wednesday July 12th)

Session Three is Monday, July 24th from 7pm to 8:30pm (Rain date Wednesday July 26th)

 

All class participants will have the opportunity to join a private group on Facebook administered by me to continue learning from each other. 

The fee for this course is $375. $175 non-refundable retainer is due upon booking. The remaining fee would be due at the time of the first session. There are only 5 spots available for the July course. Early birds can save $50 by booking their seat before May 1st. 

Already know your camera and off of "Auto Mode", or interested in Click 101! on a one-on-one basis? I am also offering one-on-one mentoring sessions beginning in August 2017. 

One-on-one sessions are best for individuals that want to dive deep into the in's and out's of learning their digital camera with the interest of one day being a professional photographer. We will start wherever you need to based upon your skill level. I can offer you the knowledge of using your tools, your camera and your lenses, as well as other important parts of photography like composition, light, and posing.  On the business side of things I can share with you tips about building a portfolio, building relationships with clients, selling your art, and so much more. I am happy to design the one-on-one session to meet your needs. What you learn from me all depends on what you want to invest in with me. One-on-one sessions begin at $225/hour. 

Please email me directly to register your spot for the Click 101! group sessions or for one-on-one mentoring. I look forward to hearing from you!

I can't wait to help you grow your love of digital photography!

 

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Evelyn | Buffalo NY Newborn and Family Lifestyle Photographer http://www.elmimages.com/blog/2017/3/evelyn-buffalo-ny-newborn-and-family-lifestyle-photographer Beautiful little Evelyn was welcomed by her loving family in January. Here are some of my favorite moments documented at their home when Evelyn was just about two weeks old. This sweet family was a joy to photograph, especially Harper, Evelyn's big sister, who was thrilled to have the chance to jump on her Mom and Dad's bed. Sometimes when you are three you just need a little silly time in the middle of your new sister's photo session, at least that's what I think! I am glad Lauren and Andrew, Harper and Evelyn's parents, agreed. 

Be sure to notice Evelyn's gorgeous nursery. The light creamy beige walls, the touches of gold and little bits of sparkle, the shades of teal and blush throughout. It's a beautiful, airy, and comfortable space for Evelyn to grow into. Lauren enlisted the help of her dear friend Katie who has a talent for interior design and styling. You can see her work here on her blog Citydwellin. Katie is available to help you with your home, too! Check out her blog to see what she's all about!

Thank you to Lauren and Andrew for allowing me to photograph your beautiful family! I'm looking forward to seeing you all again in June when Evelyn in 6 months old! I just adore those mid year milestone sessions! It's going to be so wonderful to see how she's grown!

XOXO,

Liz

  

Elizabeth Millen is a newborn and family photographer serving the Western New York area providing customized portrait sessions that include heirloom quality wall art and albums. Interested in a session of your own? Call Elizabeth at 716-393-9ELM (9356) or email for session details and availability to elizabeth@elmimages.com. Please note that sessions with Elizabeth should be booked about 2-3 months in advance. Thank you!

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Lisa & Nate | Engaged | Lockport, NY Wedding Photographer http://www.elmimages.com/blog/2017/2/lisa-nate-engaged-lockport-ny-wedding-photographer-buffalo-wedding-photographer Lisa and Nate are engaged!

To celebrate we spent some time with them as they went on a sweet date in downtown Lockport, NY, just in time for Valentine's Day! We were there as they cozied up with coffee's and heart shaped treats at one of Lockport's favorite local cafes, Scripts Cafe.  This session is so romantic and cute it's sure to bring a smile to your face! Thanks for letting us follow you around town Lisa and Nate, we loved being your paparazzi!

Your May wedding day is right around the corner and we can't wait for what we will capture with you on that day, too!  

Enjoy!

Liz

 

 

Elizabeth is an established engagement and wedding photographer servicing the WNY area. For more information and availability please call 716-393-9ELM (9356) or email elizabeth@elmimages.com. Thank you!

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Gracie | One Year & Cake Smash | Buffalo, NY Family Photographer http://www.elmimages.com/blog/2017/2/gracie-one-year-cake-smash-buffalo-ny-family-photographer Gracie, a gorgeous little blue-eyed beauty, is one! A little less than a month ago I spent a few hours with Gracie and her family at home to celebrate Gracie turning one with a family photo session and cake smash! Before I show you my most recent favorite moments with Gracie let's take a little trip down memory lane through Gracie's first year; as a newborn in the hospital and at home, as a 6 month old just figuring out how to sit-up on her own and then as a one year old at home with her family! It's been a fun year watching Gracie grow! I was so honored that Gracie's parents trusted me to document her first year, just as they had with her incredibly adorable older sister Charlotte! 

Enjoy!

 

At the hospital meeting Gracie...

At home at 10 days old...

In July at 6 months old...

And then finally, one year old at home with her family...

 

 

Interested in your documenting your newborn's first days or year? Elizabeth is a newborn and family photographer providing services for Western New York area families. Newborn sessions should be booked at least 2-3 months prior to the baby's estimated due date. Special pricing for multiple first year sessions are available! To book your own Fresh 48 (Newborn Hospital Session), or other lifestyle and outdoor portrait sessions please contact Elizabeth Millen by calling 716-393-9ELM (9356) or email elizabeth@elmimages.com. Thank you!

 

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Victor | Buffalo, NY Lifestyle Newborn Photographer http://www.elmimages.com/blog/2017/2/victor-buffalo-ny-lifestyle-newborn-photographer I am so excited to show some very sweet moments from Amy and Cole's newborn session with their beautiful baby baby Victor! Below are highlights from their session at their home as a new family. To start off we have a few images from when I met with Amy and Cole before Victor was born. I love seeing these moments captured going from bump to baby! I hope you do, too!

Welcome to the world little Victor Cole!

 

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Let's Go To The Movies, Volume 2 | Lockport, NY Family Photographer http://www.elmimages.com/blog/2017/2/lets-go-to-the-movies-volume-2-lockport-ny-family-photographer Let's Go To The Movies, Volume 2

Hello and welcome to the the ELM Images blog!  If you are checking this out you are in for a treat! Last year my best friend Stacy and I recreated iconic movie posters with with our kids. Stacy's Mom Janet was our costume designer and helped us style our little movie stars. There were so many posters that we loved and wanted to do with our kids, we decided to create another volume of movie posters this year, too.

Below you will find this year's collection listed in alphabetical order. In case you missed the "Let's Go to the Movies, Volume 1" we included some highlights at the end of this blog.

Thank you of reading this blog and enjoy the images below!

And now....Highlights from "Let's Go to the Movies, Volume 1" also listed in alphabetical order:

If you made it this far and saw all the cute hollywood moments recreated we hope we brought a big smile to your face!  Thank you from a couple of creative and crazy Moms and one cool Grandma who are just out to have a little fun making memories with their kids! Please feel free to share this blog or comment below! We love shares and comments!

 

 

 

 

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elizabeth@elmimages.com (Elizabeth Lee Millen Images) Amherst, NY Photographer Back to the Future Blues Brothers Breakfast at Tiffany's Breakfast club Bueller" Buffalo, NY family Photographer Christmas Vacation Classic Movie Posters Clue the Movie Desperately Seeking Susan Dirty Dancing Elf Ferris Forrest Gump Funny Face Goodfellas Grease Harry Potter Home Alone Legend Lockport, NY Photographer Napoleon Dynamite Pretty In Pink Rebel Without A Cause Say Anything School of Rock Seven Year Itch Singing in the Rain Top Gun White Christmas Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Young Frankenstein Zoolander 2 http://www.elmimages.com/blog/2017/2/lets-go-to-the-movies-volume-2-lockport-ny-family-photographer Sat, 04 Feb 2017 02:16:54 GMT
Margo and Family | Lockport, NY Family Photographer http://www.elmimages.com/blog/2017/2/margo-and-family-lockport-ny-family-photographer It was a cold and windy early January Saturday afternoon when I met up with Margo, Chris and their kids for an outdoor family session in downtown Lockport, NY. They had plans to be out and about celebrating Chris's birthday and Margo thought it would be great to capture some updated family photos, so she called on me to do the job! Thank you for thinking of me Margo!  It was a very chilly day, as in my fingers were frozen and couldn't move them kind of chilly day, but this family was so willing to endure the cold, they did an awesome job putting on their smiles (or “blue steels” as the kids requested) and we all had a great time! 

I first met Margo and her son Tyler a few years ago when I was hired to photograph Tyler for his high school Senior portraits. At the end of this blog I will share with you a few images from Tyler's Senior portrait session. We captured some pretty amazing moments that are still some of my all time favorites ever. And hey folks, speaking of high school Seniors, I would be remiss not to mention that I am currently booking sessions for 2017 and 2018 high school graduates now! Sessions will take place in the evening July through September 2017. So, if you are checking out this blog and you have or know a high school Senior that would love a customized senior portrait session with me, spread the word that Liz from ELM Images is your photog for the job! Call 716-393-9ELM today!   

Okay, my commercial is over...Now onto the much awaited highlights of Margo, Chris, and their sweet, adorable and super fun family!  I've been told that friends and family of Margo's, Chris's, and especially their kids' have been patiently waiting for these to be shared online! So here they are! Enjoy everyone!

XOXO,

Liz

 

And now as promised a few images looking back on Tyler's high school Senior portrait session. Thank you again to Margo and Chris for trusting me with documenting special moments for your family!

To schedule your own Family or Senior Portrait session please call Elizabeth at 716-393-9ELM (9356) or email elizabeth@elmimages.com. Elizabeth's session availability typically books about 3 months in advance so please reach out soon for information on summer and fall 2017 portrait sessions! Thank you!

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Karin & Paul | Buffalo, NY Wedding Photographer http://www.elmimages.com/blog/2016/12/karin-paul-buffalo-ny-wedding-photographer-butler-mansion-classic-car Karin and Paul | Wedding | Saturday, October 22, 2016

 

Karin and Paul said "I do" in front of their close friends and family on a beautiful fall day! There was so much love, joy and laughter to experience on their wedding day. Everything was perfect, from her dress, to his tux to their 1931 Pierce Arrow getaway car! It was as if we were transported into the 1930's at the gorgeous Butler Mansion in Buffalo, NY.  Please enjoy some of our favorite moments captured in the photo journal below. Thank you!

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