Buffalo Botanical Gardens Engagement Photos | Buffalo, NY | Rachael and Nick (and Ellie)

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Today’s engagement session features one of my good friends from high school, Rachael, and her fiancé Nick! We had so much fun hanging out at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens for their photos, and I am just in LOVE with all the greenery in these pictures! We had the gardens mostly to ourselves, and kept finding beautiful new spots at every turn. I highly recommend making a visit if you’ve never been!

Rachael and Nick met at work, where they are occupational and physical therapists. They are both such sweet people, it makes sense that they have careers helping others! And they are so adorable together; I seriously couldn’t take a bad picture of them. I’m so glad that Rachael has found such a perfect match! And even though more than a decade has passed since Rachael and I last saw each other, it felt like no time had passed at all. It was like we were right back to our cross country days. (For any of you Irondequoit folks reading this, get ready because this is just the beginning. There’s three more IHS alumni engagements coming in the next couple weeks!)

After we finished up with photos inside the botanical gardens, we went outside to get their sweet Boston terrier, Ellie! Nick’s parents were kind enough to play doggie taxi driver so that Ellie could join in the engagement photo fun. Get ready for cuteness overload when you see her!

Walking through all the plants in the main atrium at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens
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Walking through the cactus section of the greenhouse at the Buffalo and Eric County Botanical Gardens
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With most of my engagement sessions, I have to keep my eyes peeled for a pretty spot or plant to take a ring shot on. But at the botanical gardens? I was overwhelmed with options haha!

Solitaire engagement ring on a fern during a botanical gardens engagement session
Sweet engagement photo with bride-to-be in a beautiful white lace dress
Candid picture of couple walking through the greenhouse

I’m in love with Rachael’s shoe choice! Such a great accent to go with Nick’s blue suit.

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Romantic kiss on his fiance’s cheek
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Happy couple with their dog
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Engaged couple and their Boston Terrier all smiling for the camera during their engagement photos

That face!!! She is totally fixated on my squeaky tennis ball haha.

Adorable Boston Terrier sitting in the grass and looking straight at the camera | Buffalo Dog Photographer
Giving their sweet pup a kiss
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