Lovely Day Photo is a boutique portrait and wedding photography service located in Buffalo, New York. Founded in 2006. With more than 13 years in business and having photographed hundreds of weddings, Lovely Day Photo knows exactly how to capture those timeless portraits and natural moments you’re looking for, all while staying within the timeline of your day. My timeless style ensures you’ll always be proud to see your images hanging in your home, or laid out in an album for years to come.
As of 2019 all of our packages now include a custom designed heirloom album. It’s important to me as a photographer to complete the job. Photographing your day is such an important role to be awarded. Handing over files is great, but a USB drive shouldn’t be where the story ends. In 30 years that USB drive will not work, I guarantee it. Part of my job is to make sure you have something that you can cherish for the life of your marriage. I want you to pull that album out on your anniversaries, or to show your children (someday), or maybe even to grandkids! Your wedding is just the start of a marriage, and I take a lot of pride in knowing that I’m creating something for your marriage, not just your wedding day.
While planning your wedding I offer unlimited timeline support and location ideas. After your wedding, you can expect to see album designs, wall portrait options, and other creative ideas on how to enjoy your wedding images.
Please contact Lovely Day Photo as soon as you’ve booked your venue, as Saturdays tend to book quickly, and I can only photograph one wedding a day, ensuring you get my undivided attention.
Travel available at no charge for weddings in Buffalo, Rochester, Ellicottville, Niagara Falls, Batavia, and Geneva.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Jenna · Married on 07/03/2016
We are elated that we chose to work with Melissa at Lovely Day Photo to capture one of the most important day of our lives! When it comes to wedding photography, as a bride, you want the peace of mind to know you have someone reliable who won't miss one important moment and who will deliver what they promise. I knew from the moment we had our first phone call that we would be working with the most organized, dependable photographer in Buffalo! Melissa provided beautiful guidance on the timeline of the day, arrived promptly, had great insights, had sunsets planned down to the minute, and poured her energies into capitalizing on every moment to capture the fine details that we worked so hard to plan and convey. Melissa did not stop for a moment on our day, and did so unobtrusively with such a gentle but powerful level of service. She made my husband and I feel so comfortable, bringing out our happiest most natural selves, which makes all the difference in the world for timeless photos to remember. As if forging paths through creeks, pulling put out tree roots, filling champagne glasses, and guiding you through the tall grasses for the perfect shot was not enough, we were brought to tears by the phenomenal viewing of our wedding photos that were candid, timeless and stunning representations of our love and our relationships. We can't wait to call Melissa again in the future to be by our side for life's important moments. Don't hesitate for a minute, you'll be so glad you chose Lovely Day Photo!
Christopher · Married on 10/20/2018
Melissa was just incredible. We are so glad we chose her!
From day one, it was clear that Melissa was the right choice. She is organized, professional, hardworking, creative, knowledgeable, personable, and friendly. When we first met her in her studio (where we were greeted with two delightful glasses of champagne), it felt like we were talking to an old friend. She's great to work with, and I'm happy to report that her warm demeanor absolutely extends to all of her interactions with guests on your wedding day. She not only took great photos (as you can see in the examples) but she made our wedding more fun because she was part of it.
Melissa has an eye for beautiful photos and a gift for making people smile and laugh. She's basically everything you could want in a wedding photographer. You cannot go wrong with her!
Jessica · Married on 08/18/2018
Melissa, for lack of a better word is AMAZING.
She was referred to me by family and upon meeting with her, we were immediately sure we wanted her for our wedding. I kept telling people she was like a photographer and wedding coordinator in one! She has done this a long time, that and her love for her work definitely shows!
Melissa helped guide us along our timeline for the day, knows when to step in and help (my moms/sisters first wedding) so Melissa jumps in when we’re short on time to get me get dressed, kept bobby pins and double sided tape on her incase, bustled my dress, got me water, was my BFF for the day, you name it! All the while being on top of all the photos we wanted and then some!
She kept everyone on track while having a great time and making us laugh for even better photos! I can’t wait to get our wedding photos back and see what magic she captured!
Melissa, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you!!!!!
Jessica & Evan
One of the best things about Lovely Day Photo is that you know you're going to be working with Melissa! She has such a creative flair and her photos are breath taking! Not only are you ensured beautiful photos, but you're not gonna find a more fun photographer to spend your day with! We love working with her because her personality and professionalism have a perfect balance to make sure your moments are captured all while having the time of your life!
We love working with Melissa... she is so much fun and her work is amazing.
Melissa is an outstanding photographer and a true professional. She is fun and extremely artistic. I would recommend her to any of my clients.