Chestnut Ridge Engagement: Casey & Mike

Casey and I have been planning her and Mike’s engagement session for over a year now. We had a solid plan to shoot photos in the snow, but our terribly cold and long Buffalo winter forced us to postpone. Several times.

We finally agreed that we’d wait until the spring, and I’m so glad we did. The light was fantastic at Chestnut Ridge in Orchard Park, beautifully illuminating their love.

Mike was the first person Casey met when she started working at a grocery store at 16. It wasn’t instant — “he completely snubbed me,” she says laughing. A year and a half later, they finally became friends and the pair started dating just after her 18th birthday.

Now, together for five, and engaged for one and counting… Casey & Mike will be married about this time next year.


I love the peonies that Casey brought to honor her sister, handpicked with love from their own garden.


Our time together wrapped up with some special photo requests: Mike’s truck and a sunset silhouette.


Congratulations, Casey & Mike!