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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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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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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 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!

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These two, I just love them. Andy and Aaron are the sort of people you meet and want to have as friends. They are both so kind, so thoughtful, and so fun to be around. She takes beautiful photos of their neighborhood and adorable exotic cats, Othello and Oliver.

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Bride and Groom walking down aisle as guests throw lavender in celebration

When Elizabeth first reached out, she shared they would be traveling from Seattle to have a very small, relaxed backyard wedding at her childhood home on Grand Island. Rather than a more traditional wedding, they wanted it to feel like a mini-vacation to Buffalo for their families.

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Besides being a beautiful place, the Buffalo Erie Botanical Gardens have become one of my favorite locations for engagement photos. I’m sharing five reasons why choosing a greenhouse for your engagement session makes for an ideal location.