I am Wendy Mitchell and I have been open as Wendy Mitchell Photography since January 2005. I am a wedding and engagement photographer in the Buffalo NY area. Each year I shoot weddings across WNY, Rochester, the Finger Lakes and the Southern Tier and occasionally travel to other areas of upstate NY (Syracuse, Alexandria Bay, Capital Region) as well as northwestern PA (Erie, Bradford).
I graduated from RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) in 2004 with a B.F.A. in Professional Photographic Illustration but commercial advertising photography has never really interested me - I love the personal feeling of working with brides & grooms to photograph beautiful, meaningful weddings!
Photographing couples is what I love to do most - weddings, engagements, vow renewals... I take a mainly documentary style approach, staying out of the way and taking pictures of everything as it happens. I love getting a wonderful mix of details, candid moments, beautiful posed photos of you with your families and your wedding party. I love photographing the flowers, the programs, the food, and the decorations in addition to making sure I get lots of pictures of everyone smiling & having a great time (and sometimes crying during the vows or the parent dances!).
Having been in business for well over 10 years (and over 400 weddings!), I still understand the importance of treating every wedding as its own special day. While I do have the experience to be able to expect and prepare for normal wedding day situations, I make sure to approach every day as its own event without a formulaic or list-based agenda for what I'm going to photograph. Sure, I'll take pictures of you both with your parents & grandparents, the cake, the flowers, all of the details, but I don't work in a way that I'm just checking off a to-do list. Every wedding is as organic and free-flowing as possible!
Please contact me to set up a meeting, and of course view my work on my website - wendymitchellphotography.com!
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Jessica · Married on 10/13/2018
Our best decision!
Wendy was recommended by a friend, and she did not disappoint! From our first meeting with her we knew she was the one to photograph one of the best days of our lives! She first did our engagement photos which were absolutely beautiful, and then our wedding which took our breath away! There wasn’t a moment that she missed, and this was done with no “official list” of what I wanted. Wendy is very kind, funny, and easy going. I’m not big on having my pictures taken, but she always made me feel comfortable. Wendy was without a doubt the right choice!
Tara Voorhies · Married on 07/28/2018
Fantastic wedding photographer!
Wendy did an absolutely phenomenal job with our wedding photos! She took the time to meet with us prior to our wedding to discuss what we wanted and she was able to showcase her expertise to make our pictures amazing! Wendy was extremely professional and made it easy for us and our guests to have a blast without worry. Our photographs were promptly available both online and via personal USB with outstanding quality. We will definitely be seeking out Wendy again as our journey continues!
Peggy · Married on 07/22/2018
Professional and flexible
With no script to work from, and in a small space (60 people on a yacht), Wendy took beautiful candids of the guests, the dancing, families and the happy couple. She is the ultimate professional, and I highly recommend her photography service!
Wendy Mitchell is one of the best photographers in WNY. Stunning photographs every time and a wonderful vendor. She is easy to work with flexible and fair. She is just the person you would want snapping shots of you on the big day. All of our staff looks forward to seeing her when she is here for an event. Highly recommended.
Wendy is an absolute pleasure to work with. Our Signature DJ's love working with her out in the field for events. More importantly, she takes incredible photos that will be remembered for a lifetime.