Exploring Ellicottville

It’s been a while since Brandon and I have had a weekend to ourselves free of work or personal obligations. We made zero plans except to “be outside and enjoy the weather” — so we did, and it was such a nice feeling not to be tied to an agenda.

We made the journey out to Ellicottville, NY, a small town that was on our list of things to do while living in Buffalo based on recommendations from nearly everyone we’ve met. I brought my camera along to shoot more personal work. I really loved how these images turned out. I’ll be printing a copy to frame.

We only spent a short time in the quaint village and headed back North. On our way out, we made a pit stop at Griffis Sculpture Park.

I also forced myself to get on the other side of the lens to experience what it’s like to be the subject, the model. I know it’s so uncomfortable and super awkward, so I’m trying to see how I can make it less so for clients.

I spotted this green door on our way out and asked Brandon to take a photo for me there. While I was setting the shot up, a family with some small kids saw us near this shed and ran over . . . because they thought it was part of the art sculptures. When they realized it was a bathroom, they looked at me like, “Why is she taking a picture next to the toilet?” 

You never know when or where inspiration will hit, kids. Like this wall of forest friends . . . I think it’d be a great idea for a nursery someday.