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November 22, 2009  -  Engagements

lesley + ryan

Gah! So, Rich is in Baltimore, and I'm here in Buffalo, so we were going to attempt long-distance blogging, but it did not work out, so I'm flying solo tonight on the blog!

We met up with Lesley + Ryan in Lesley's neighborhood. She grew up there, so we headed to this little park at the end of her street to start their session. It was warm, the sun was gorgeous, and these two are ridiculously adorable together. I couldn't ask for anything better!
I adore this shot of yours, Rich!
Thanks most gorgeous, kind, wonderful and gracious wife ever! (Okay, it's me, but that's about what he'd say...)
So, we're shooting here and one of Lesley's friends who lives right in the neighborhood as well wanders over. We were chatting a bit, and I turned around and L + R were still cuddling and generally being adorable, so I was like, oh guys, you don't have to keep doing that. And Lesley's friend was like, oh no, they are like that all the time! Seriously, you guys are too cute.
L + R wanted to shoot over at UB, so since it's a little tricky to get there from Lesley's neighborhood, we hopped in Ryan's car. Rich and I have a bad habbit of forgetting to eat before we go to shoots, and this day was no different. So when we hopped in Ryan's car and saw a bunch of red candies on the seat, we were like, score! We may have even high-fived. Ryan was like, guys, those are cold medicine and disgusting. Clearly, he was full of it, so we popped them in our mouths, and I have never had a more offensive experience.

Literally, my mouth started foaming. I'm so not kidding. It was foul. And then we took the scenic route to the campus, and I must have fallen over myself to get to the first butt can I saw to ditch mine. Rich, for no apparent reason other than he's crazy, decided he had committed to his and was going to for the whole experience. Worst. Taste. Ever. Just a head's up, if you ever find yourself in the backseat of Ryan's car, regardless of how delicious you imagine those cinnamon candies will taste, do not eat the candy. Just don't.
You're right! I am crazy! Crazy in love with this photo! (Okay, me again, but I know he'd say some AWFUL transition here like that)
We headed up to the library steps partially because they were super pretty, but mostly because it was so significantly warmer in the sun. Seriously, can I just say that it's Buffalo, Thanksgiving, 50 and sunny, and there are still leaves on the trees? This is awesome.
Yay!
We were wandering about and saw this old 70s era building that we dragged L + R in front of. I know that most 70s era buildings are pretty un-fun to look at (with appologies to all 70s era architects), but they are super fun to shoot in front of. There's usually a ton of fun pattern, and I love the way this looks.
So, this is totally my favorite of Rich's. The light was gorgeous and golden and reflecting off the windows all perfectly, so we ran over here, and I have to give MAJOR props to L + R for being so relaxed and natural when there was totally a class going on on the other side of those windows!

And thank you Rich for being the best photographer I could get to work with. Seriously, you're awesome and this shot rocks my heart!
Since St. Joe's butts up against UB and Lesley went there, we wandere around the buildings and played there a bit.
Thank you both for being so fantastic and fun. We cannot wait to see you guys again (and I'll end with some helpful wedding advice - no Cold-Eze favors for your guests!!). Thanks, again!

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