Stephanie & Mike's Wedding at Templeton Landing, Buffalo NY.

What an incredible day it was! Stephanie & Mike have been planning this wedding for a while now and it was so well thought out. Every little detail was wonderful and the the love they have for each other is so evident! 

We spent some time together over the years at family functions and when Steph came to me and asked me to photograph her wedding, I was ecstatic! We did engagement portraits at Knox Farms and then heading downtown to Shea's where we got the surprise of the night! They lit up the marquee just for them with the date and names of their wedding! 

Fast track to the day of... 

Both Stephanie and Mike have been through a lot this year as a couple. Being able to see them celebrate on this day really just made my heart grow even bigger. The weather was cold, wet and it even rained cats and dogs several times right when the ceremony was about to start! No matter what the situation was during the day, they both stayed positive and we all had a fantastic time! 

Thanks so much for being awesome! You two rock!! LIVE.LAUGH.PHOTO. <3 Ariel 

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  I highly, highly recommend Ariel Hawkins Photography! Here are a few reasons why...    First off, the overall experience. Working with Ariel is like working with a friend that you’ve known for years.. And I sincerely mean that. She has this way of making you feel instantly comfortable and is absolutely wonderful to work with, through every step of the process. From the first consultation with my fia  ncé and I, through our engagement session, and our wedding Ariel really took the time to learn more about us and understand the vision that we had for our photos. She was able to take our vision and put her creative spin on it, making the sessions truly customized (and fun!) experiences. She also managed to keep us calm during some not so ideal weather conditions on our wedding day, which was extremely appreciated! We still managed to get the photos we wanted and all turned out perfectly!  Next, is the quality of work. Ariel's overall creativity and attention to detail is AMAZING. She is an artist that clearly loves what she does. All of her ideas are completely original and incorporate details and creative spins that I would never think to include. We have so many beautiful (and original!) photos as a result and are beyond happy with that. She was running around all over at our wedding to capture everything and we received numerous compliments from our guests about her work ethic (and friendliness!).  I can't recommend Ariel enough. We are SO happy we had the opportunity to work with her and have some beautiful photos to cherish for a lifetime.   Ariel, thank you so much for everything! We cannot wait for our next excuse for photos so we can work with you again :) -Stephanie Mroz

I highly, highly recommend Ariel Hawkins Photography! Here are a few reasons why...

First off, the overall experience. Working with Ariel is like working with a friend that you’ve known for years.. And I sincerely mean that. She has this way of making you feel instantly comfortable and is absolutely wonderful to work with, through every step of the process. From the first consultation with my fiancé and I, through our engagement session, and our wedding Ariel really took the time to learn more about us and understand the vision that we had for our photos. She was able to take our vision and put her creative spin on it, making the sessions truly customized (and fun!) experiences. She also managed to keep us calm during some not so ideal weather conditions on our wedding day, which was extremely appreciated! We still managed to get the photos we wanted and all turned out perfectly!

Next, is the quality of work. Ariel's overall creativity and attention to detail is AMAZING. She is an artist that clearly loves what she does. All of her ideas are completely original and incorporate details and creative spins that I would never think to include. We have so many beautiful (and original!) photos as a result and are beyond happy with that. She was running around all over at our wedding to capture everything and we received numerous compliments from our guests about her work ethic (and friendliness!).

I can't recommend Ariel enough. We are SO happy we had the opportunity to work with her and have some beautiful photos to cherish for a lifetime.


Ariel, thank you so much for everything! We cannot wait for our next excuse for photos so we can work with you again :) -Stephanie Mroz

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