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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Recommended by 99% of couples
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Kacey White · Getting married on 08/08/2020
Personal and Professional
Wendy Mitchell is an absolute joy. I met her through my best friends wedding and knew I had to have her as well. She can make any personal comfortable and her personality shows through her work. Her photos look not only incredibly natural, but real.Sent on 02/21/2019
Stacy · Married on 06/27/2020
Wendy was absolutely wonderful. She was sweet, professional and genuine. Although Wendy is already booked for our wedding day, it was a pleasure to have her shoot our engagement photos. Wendy took away any nervousness that we had and captured our true selves. The photos were nothing short of perfect. I would definitely recommend her, and would love to work with her again!Sent on 08/17/2019
Catherine · Married on 11/09/2019
Best Vendor We Picked
Wendy photographed our wedding in November 2019, and from the beginning we were more than happy with our decision. Not only was she able to flex our date after signing the contract due to a forced date change, but the communication throughout the whole process was quick and helpful. We did engagement photos, which we used for our Save the Dates. There were many places we came up with as location options and Wendy helped us narrow them down to the best ones that we could reasonably accomplish during the session and capture the essence of the cityscape we wanted. She was also willing to change plans mid shoot to move to a nearby area to catch the sunset instead of a planned location. We met with her once more before the wedding to review the plan, and after that everything was in her hands! The day of our wedding, she captured every moment flawlessly and discretely - both my husband and I commented when we were looking back at our prints that neither of us had even noticed her moving around with such stealth! Our photos are absolutely beautiful; they don't look heavily filtered and capture the true, 'real' people and places. Our day was unexpectedly chilly, but you would never have known it with how willing she was to visit all of our desired outdoor locations. She also remembered every thing we asked her to get, which was great to not have to think about it ourselves that day! Lastly, we booked a videographer separately, with whom Wendy worked wonderfully and professionally, and respected his needs during the whole day. I already can't wait to have more big life moments to bring Wendy in to capture for us.Sent on 03/25/2020
10/10 would recommend every time!
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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.