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  • Welcome to Alyissa & Michael Photography

    We are a professional wedding and portrait photography duo located in Buffalo NY. We like to view every photo shoot as a way to showcase our clients' unique personalities and the relationships they share. We're always in the mood for a good story and would love to hear yours so give us a call at 716-712-4077 or shoot us an email if you would like to talk some more. We'll be right here, doing what we love.   Alyissa & Michael Photography - Featured on StoryboardWedding.com Alyissa & Michael Photography - Featured on The Knot

Last Wednesday, I had the honor of spending the morning with Bee, James and their wonderful families. It was such a joy to be asked to capture their day. It was a very simple, low key wedding, which was such a wonderful change from the usual traditional wedding days. There was no first dance, no unity candle, no cake cutting, just Bee, James and 12 of their closest family and friends. And It.Was.BEAUTIFUL!

 Bee got ready at her mothers home. Adorning a gorgeous tee length dress and bird cage head piece, she looked amazing! Classic yet vintage. bee and james 2015-09-03_00022015-09-03_00042015-09-03_00052015-09-03_00062015-09-03_0007

Her dashing groom arrived at the house and waited for her to finish getting ready, then it was time for the fist look.

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Off they went to city hall to exchange vows, with their family by their side and love in their heart they said their “I do’s”

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Bee and James, thank you so much for allowing me to capture your day. You two truly are amazing! CHEERS to many many more years of love and happiness!!

Lisa and Jon had a classic, beautiful wedding in Elma, NY. I always have a good time with Lisa and Jon and their wedding was no exception. It was just a great time and I had a blast.

If you’ve been following this site for a while then Lisa may look a little familiar to you. Not only did I photograph their engagement session, but I also took her high school senior portraits. I’m guessing that when your senior portrait clients become your wedding clients is probably one of the signs that you’ve been doing this for a while…

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Thanks for letting me be part of your special day!
– Michael

Ceremony: St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows, Elma NY
Portraits: Knox Farm, East Aurora NY
Reception: The Columns Banquet Hall, Elma NY

What do you do when a bride and groom come from two different religions, backgrounds, traditions?? Celebrate both and celebrate BIG!! and thats just what Ashley and Kamaljot did. With 800 of there family and friends, the festivities started the night before with the Sangeet . Filled with close family and friends from all over the country and even world.Food, music, and tradition lit up the evening as a warm up for the following day! View More: http://buffalo-wedding-photographer.pass.us/ashley-kamaljotView More: http://buffalo-wedding-photographer.pass.us/ashley-kamaljotView More: http://buffalo-wedding-photographer.pass.us/ashley-kamaljotView More: http://buffalo-wedding-photographer.pass.us/ashley-kamaljotView More: http://buffalo-wedding-photographer.pass.us/ashley-kamaljot

The next day started off bright and early, getting ready for the first part- A traditional Sikh ceremony. Ashely adorned a beautiful red siri dripping with detail.View More: http://buffalo-wedding-photographer.pass.us/ashley-kamaljot2015-08-19_00022015-08-19_0003View More: http://buffalo-wedding-photographer.pass.us/ashley-kamaljot

The same went for Kamaljot and his traditional Sikh attire. KJ made his grand entrance on a gorgeous white horse followed by his family and friends dancing their way into the ceramony2015-08-19_00042015-08-19_0008View More: http://buffalo-wedding-photographer.pass.us/ashley-kamaljotThe ceremony took place in a Sikh Temple in which Kamaljot grew up in and has been attending since a baby.  Friends and family all watched as these two joined together in the union of marriage.

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Next was the american ceremony. Over looking breathtaking Niagara Falls Ashley and her bridal party ate some lunch and got ready while jamming out to probably the best pandora station I have ever heard!! She wore a gorgeous Demetrios gown full of elegant lace and crystals. While Kamaljot was in the next room with his grooms men getting all dapper in their Tuxs. 2015-08-19_0011View More: http://buffalo-wedding-photographer.pass.us/ashley-kamaljot2015-08-19_0010View More: http://buffalo-wedding-photographer.pass.us/ashley-kamaljot2015-08-19_0012View More: http://buffalo-wedding-photographer.pass.us/ashley-kamaljotView More: http://buffalo-wedding-photographer.pass.us/ashley-kamaljot2015-08-19_0013View More: http://buffalo-wedding-photographer.pass.us/ashley-kamaljotAshley and KamaljotView More: http://buffalo-wedding-photographer.pass.us/ashley-kamaljotView More: http://buffalo-wedding-photographer.pass.us/ashley-kamaljotView More: http://buffalo-wedding-photographer.pass.us/ashley-kamaljot

It was on to the ceremony. Ashey and Kamaljot rented out Old Falls street and turned it in to a venue. They exchanged vows, laughs, and tears, said their “I do”s and then it was time to start the celebration!!!

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Let the Festivities begin!! The reception was held at the Seneca Niagara Casino. Gabrielle Pagano from After 5 Events transformed the room into something out of a dream.

 

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We are so excited for Ashley and Kamaljot. CHEERS!! to many many more years of love and happiness!!!