Allison & Shawn // East Aurora Engagement // Becker Farms Wedding

One of the perks of being in the wedding industry, is that we often have the honor of getting to know our couples for YEARS before the big day is even here. That was the case with Allison and Shawn. When we had our very first meeting at Spot Coffee in Orchard Park, we knew we had a special connection.

When we got to photograph them in celebration of their engagement, we got an even further glimpse in to who they were as a couple. This is one of the many reasons we love it when couples opt to do an engagement session with us (not to mention seeing their photographs transformed in to amazing save the dates by Hoopla House Creative). By the time the wedding day day rolls around, we start to feel more like friends than photographers/clients.

The evening of their engagement session was spent exploring Strawberry Banks Farm in East Aurora. Clearly it was filled with love, but what stood out to us the most, was the amount of joy and laughter (SO much laughter) that Allison and Shawn shared. It was contagious. We knew their wedding day at Becker Farms would be nothing less than amazing, and one of the BEST times we’ve ever had. It exceeded all our expectations! So, when couples ask if we feel like engagement photos are necessary, we will always think of the connection we share with couples like Allison and Shawn, and say absolutely YES!

In their own words…

“Aside from our family and friends we had the BEST vendors who became family to us on our journey. I’d like to take a moment to say when we started looking for photographers, we knew we needed and wanted a legit team. We knew we needed laid back professionals that could go with our insane little human wedding posse. We knew we needed just down to earth and straight up TALENTED photographers that would capture our day for us. What we got I can’t even put into the right words. From our 1st meeting at Spot to our engagement photo session to everything in between, Dave and Ali Lovern are two truly talented, kind, hilarious, fun and amazing people. We will be forever grateful they were not just our photographers but a significant part of our celebration. While our wedding journey has wrapped up, Shawn and I have a good feeling that our paths will cross again and they’ll be a part of our lives forever. And that’s a wonderful feeling.” – Allison, bride

Allison & Shawn’s wedding day dream team:

  • Dress & Veil: Something Blue by Leeandis
  • Hair & Makeup: Groomservice
  • Flowers: Maureen’s Buffalo Wholesale
  • Invitations: Hoopla House Creative
  • Videographer: Elegant Event Video
  • Photobooth: SnapShack
  • Officiant: Candace Begely
  • Cake: Becker Farms
  • DJ: Mike McSpharon
  • Tents: Tent-atively Yours
  • Honey Jar Favors: Tom Eames



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