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Couple during wedding ceremony in brick courtyard surrounded by twinkling string lights

When Rachel and AJ reached out to me about photographing their fall wedding at The Hotel at the Lafayette, I instantly loved them. Rachel shared as they were discussing the vision they had, they realized what they valued most was documenting the day because they know how much it will mean to them years down […]

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Girl laughing on bed as fiancé hugs her during an in home engagement session with Buffalo based photographer Jessy Herman Photo

You’re engaged, congrats! *virtual hug!* You may be in the early stages of wedding planning, scrolling through Pinterest for wedding inspiration and making to-do lists. Something you may be thinking is, “Should we have engagement photos taken? Do we need them?” Having worked with many couples wondering the same question, consider these top four reasons […]

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Bride and Groom kiss on their wedding night surrounded by guests with bright sparklers as they exit

We’ve all seen the beautiful photos, or maybe you’ve been to a wedding and participated in a sparkler exit. Now you’re wanting that magical moment for your own wedding night. Having photographed plenty of sparkler send-offs, here are my top tips for planning your sparkler exit. And getting the dreamy sparkler wedding photos from it! […]

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Turn on the Christmas music, it’s HOLIDAY SEASON! This season just brings so much joy. The festive mood, twinkling lights, good food, cozy nights, more time with the people we love. After a year of COVID and not being able to travel home to Michigan as easily to see our family, or heck, even be […]

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Husband and wife hold hands walking through open field with Adirondack Mountains in the background

On to plan C! In the midst of COVID and many healthy and safety restrictions in place, Sarah and Paul decided to totally change gears and have a super intimate wedding in the Adirondack Mountains. As soon as they told me their new plan I thought, “this is SO Sarah and Paul!” While we chatted […]

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Couple laying in field during engagement session at Knox Farm State Park

As the end of summer winds down, I spent the evening with Sydney and Eric taking their engagement photos! We decided on Knox Farm State Park for their session and had so much fun! Sydney and Eric are so kind, easy going, and down for anything, including getting cozy in the fields. They also taught […]

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Bride and Groom walking through wildflowers with waterfront behind them in Buffalo, NY

These romantic boho elopement styled bridals came together beautifully thanks to some of the best wedding vendors in Buffalo, NY! Photographer: Jessy Herman PhotoDress: Lovers SocietyBridal Shop: Lovely Bride RochesterFlorals: Heirloom Soul FloralsHair: Luxe and Lavish BeautyStyled by Scottiebe

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Couple walking through tall grassy field holding hands

Meeting these two has been a long time coming! Lisa and I have been talking for what seems like forever at this point, and we finally got together to create some magic during their summer engagement session in Buffalo! When deciding where in Buffalo to take their engagement photos, Lisa said she would love if […]

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Bride tapping groom on shoulder during their wedding day first look

In case you don’t know, a wedding day first look is exactly what it sounds like. Rather than the traditional run of show where you wait to see one another for the first time walking down the aisle, so many couples are deciding to do a first look before the ceremony. Here’s why they’re one […]

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Bride with her bridesmaids in pale pink dresses

I’ve gathered some of the best online shops among brides who purchased their bridesmaids dresses online. Pour yourself a glass of wine and start shopping from the comfort of your own couch!