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Wendy Mitchell Photography

Buffalo , NY
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Buffalo, NY US (map)

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716-874-0854
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ABOUT US

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... Read more
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!).

I currently shoot 32 weddings each year (I've done 340 weddings as of the end of 2014!). It's what I love to do and I'd love to talk to you about your wedding! Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What photography services do you offer?
Add'l Hours, Custom Graphics, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, One Event/Day
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Prints, Save the Date, Thank You Cards

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Deanna
Wedding:
9/26/2015
5.0/5.0
During our wedding planning process, my now husband and I had no prior experience in hiring a photographer. After Wendy photographed our engagement session in August 2014 and wedding in September 2015, she has certainly set our baseline expectations. Wendy's photography style is classic, yet candid and incredibly stunning. During our wedding ceremony and reception, I barely remember seeing Wendy, which amazes me considering the amount of candid photos she was able to capture. In addition, her laidback and zen disposition is extremely calming on a day of complete organized chaos. Wendy felt like a member of the family at our wedding that just happened to also be capturing every moment of our big day.

Despite Wendy's very busy schedule (we booked her over a year and a half in advance), she responds quickly and thoroughly to all emails and concerns. Considering all of these elements, the value of her high-quality services is very reasonable. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a professional and equally talented wedding photographer in the Buffalo-Niagara region. I'm convinced that come Christmas, my family and I will still be pouring over our beautiful wedding photos and raving about her extreme talent. Look no further than Wendy Mitchell - you will seriously not be disappointed.
During our wedding planning process, my now husband and I had no prior experience in hiring a photographer. After Wendy Read more...
During our wedding planning process, my now husband and I had no prior experience in hiring a photographer. After Wendy photographed our engagement session in August 2014 and wedding in September 2015, she has certainly set our baseline expectations. Wendy's photography style is classic, yet candid and incredibly stunning. During our wedding ceremony and reception, I barely remember seeing Wendy, which amazes me considering the amount of candid photos she was able to capture. In addition, her laidback and zen disposition is extremely calming on a day of complete organized chaos. Wendy felt like a member of the family at our wedding that just happened to also be capturing every moment of our big day.

Despite Wendy's very busy schedule (we booked her over a year and a half in advance), she responds quickly and thoroughly to all emails and concerns. Considering all of these elements, the value of her high-quality services is very reasonable. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a professional and equally talented wedding photographer in the Buffalo-Niagara region. I'm convinced that come Christmas, my family and I will still be pouring over our beautiful wedding photos and raving about her extreme talent. Look no further than Wendy Mitchell - you will seriously not be disappointed. Read less
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Alex
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
I can not say enough good things about Wendy! She is fantastic! She is very professional, responsive, polite and FUN! I learned about her though a coworker that used Wendy for her wedding. I loved my co workers' pictures and album and knew I had to book her. She fills up quick and well in advance, which is a sign of an excellent photographer. Wendy put together a timeline for my wedding way back when we initially started planning that I stuck to the day of the wedding. She knows what she is doing and keeps everyone on track. Wendy was so patience with everyone and didn't get annoyed by some of our craziness! She was courteous to the parents and grand parents and made sure everyone was happy. Wendy gave us a couple sneak peaks of our pictures immediately after the wedding on her facebook page and had a blog up with 30 photos within three days of the wedding. Not only does she provide quality work but she is quick too. THANK YOU Wendy!!! :)
I can not say enough good things about Wendy! She is fantastic! She is very professional, responsive, polite and FUN! I Read more...
I can not say enough good things about Wendy! She is fantastic! She is very professional, responsive, polite and FUN! I learned about her though a coworker that used Wendy for her wedding. I loved my co workers' pictures and album and knew I had to book her. She fills up quick and well in advance, which is a sign of an excellent photographer. Wendy put together a timeline for my wedding way back when we initially started planning that I stuck to the day of the wedding. She knows what she is doing and keeps everyone on track. Wendy was so patience with everyone and didn't get annoyed by some of our craziness! She was courteous to the parents and grand parents and made sure everyone was happy. Wendy gave us a couple sneak peaks of our pictures immediately after the wedding on her facebook page and had a blog up with 30 photos within three days of the wedding. Not only does she provide quality work but she is quick too. THANK YOU Wendy!!! :) Read less
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Ann
Wedding:
6/5/2015
5.0/5.0
We hired Wendy to shoot our wedding at The Foundry in Buffalo in June based on the recommendations of several friends who have used her. Wendy started with "first look" photos in the afternoon, then formals with our wedding party, then family photos, ceremony, and reception. I really cannot say enough about her. It was a hectic day (aren't all weddings?) and she was the consummate professional throughout it all. She had great suggestions for locations and poses, and she just melted into the background. It was really important to me to have a photographer who isn't obtrusive - I think it's incredibly rude when the guests can't see the ceremony because the photographer is in the way. Wendy made a point of making herself invisible, but she didn't miss a single shot. Even when my aunt, who is a self-styled photographer, showed up and insisted that she would take our photos, even going so far as to nudge Wendy out of the way, Wendy handled it like a pro. She also worked with our other vendors (videographer, DJ, site coordinator, etc) to make sure that she was in the right place at the right time and everything ran smoothly.
We got a few photos on her blog within days of the wedding, and the entire set (450+ photos!!) within a MONTH. Her turnaround times are unheard of. Her photos were gorgeous: she really captured the little moments beautifully. The only difficult part of working with Wendy is you won't be able to choose which photos to put in your album, you'll want to use every one. Her prices are also extremely reasonable, and she was willing to work with us to give us everything we wanted and nothing we didn't. I would hire her again in a heartbeat. She's a dream to work with and worth every penny. You can't do better than Wendy Mitchell Photography.
We hired Wendy to shoot our wedding at The Foundry in Buffalo in June based on the recommendations of several friends who Read more...
We hired Wendy to shoot our wedding at The Foundry in Buffalo in June based on the recommendations of several friends who have used her. Wendy started with "first look" photos in the afternoon, then formals with our wedding party, then family photos, ceremony, and reception. I really cannot say enough about her. It was a hectic day (aren't all weddings?) and she was the consummate professional throughout it all. She had great suggestions for locations and poses, and she just melted into the background. It was really important to me to have a photographer who isn't obtrusive - I think it's incredibly rude when the guests can't see the ceremony because the photographer is in the way. Wendy made a point of making herself invisible, but she didn't miss a single shot. Even when my aunt, who is a self-styled photographer, showed up and insisted that she would take our photos, even going so far as to nudge Wendy out of the way, Wendy handled it like a pro. She also worked with our other vendors (videographer, DJ, site coordinator, etc) to make sure that she was in the right place at the right time and everything ran smoothly.
We got a few photos on her blog within days of the wedding, and the entire set (450+ photos!!) within a MONTH. Her turnaround times are unheard of. Her photos were gorgeous: she really captured the little moments beautifully. The only difficult part of working with Wendy is you won't be able to choose which photos to put in your album, you'll want to use every one. Her prices are also extremely reasonable, and she was willing to work with us to give us everything we wanted and nothing we didn't. I would hire her again in a heartbeat. She's a dream to work with and worth every penny. You can't do better than Wendy Mitchell Photography. Read less
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Ann-Katrin
Wedding:
5/24/2015
5.0/5.0
I found Wendy through weddingwire and fell in love with her work so we decided to book her for our wedding. And what can I say, she did an amazing job with our pictures! It was like she wasnt even there that day and still she made sure all the pics we wanted were taken and she brought in so many ideas. We fell in love with the pics we already got to see. A lot of family and friends tell me it looks like out of a movie. And we were even told by friends that attended several weddings before that she was the best photographer they have worked with so far.
Everything was easy and smooth with Wendy even though we were never able to meet her in person to talk things over before our wedding and had to do that through Skype.
Thank you so much Wendy! You are so talented and helped making our day perfect and having the best pictures to remember every part of it!
If youre still looking for a photographer, search no longer and hire her, you will not be disappointed!
I found Wendy through weddingwire and fell in love with her work so we decided to book her for our wedding. And what can I Read more...
I found Wendy through weddingwire and fell in love with her work so we decided to book her for our wedding. And what can I say, she did an amazing job with our pictures! It was like she wasnt even there that day and still she made sure all the pics we wanted were taken and she brought in so many ideas. We fell in love with the pics we already got to see. A lot of family and friends tell me it looks like out of a movie. And we were even told by friends that attended several weddings before that she was the best photographer they have worked with so far.
Everything was easy and smooth with Wendy even though we were never able to meet her in person to talk things over before our wedding and had to do that through Skype.
Thank you so much Wendy! You are so talented and helped making our day perfect and having the best pictures to remember every part of it!
If youre still looking for a photographer, search no longer and hire her, you will not be disappointed! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Wendy was absolutely amazing and we could not have asked for a better person to capture our special day. Everything went so smoothly and she makes you feel so at ease throughout the entire process. We had chosen Wendy because she photographed my friend's wedding a few years previous and did a great job. Since we live out of state from where we had our wedding, we met via video chat which was very helpful. She knows what works well and captured all the little moments that made our day so special.
You will not be disappointed with Wendy, she is a wonderful person and a wonderful photographer.
Wendy was absolutely amazing and we could not have asked for a better person to capture our special day. Everything went Read more...
Wendy was absolutely amazing and we could not have asked for a better person to capture our special day. Everything went so smoothly and she makes you feel so at ease throughout the entire process. We had chosen Wendy because she photographed my friend's wedding a few years previous and did a great job. Since we live out of state from where we had our wedding, we met via video chat which was very helpful. She knows what works well and captured all the little moments that made our day so special.
You will not be disappointed with Wendy, she is a wonderful person and a wonderful photographer. Read less
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KATHERINE
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
There is so much I could say about Wendy and all of it is great. After falling in love with her work it was an easy choice to pick her for our wedding. Sure, I could have spent less, or gotten a package from some combo company with a photobooth or fancy lights. Attend a single wedding show and you will go home with at least 20 cards from photographers. BUT when it comes to the most important moment in your life that you want to remember, the last thing you want is a blurry picture or stale shot that makes you grimace. I wanted to see my photos and feel only joy at the great day we had. Wendy did that for us. She was quick to respond to all my questions, made sure to get all the shots I wanted, and provided a full set of photos in high resolution so I could print them. We also have an online gallery to share with friends and family. I have received so many complements on my photos and her style at the wedding. She was never in the way or rude to people to get a shot. It was like having a great friend take your photos. She knew where to be and when, but had fun while doing it. Anybody can buy a camera but it takes a true eye for beauty to be a great photographer and she certainly has it down.

I could not recommend anyone else. If you want the best, you want Wendy. Plain and simple. But do book early as she is so fantastic that she books up rather quickly.
There is so much I could say about Wendy and all of it is great. After falling in love with her work it was an easy choice Read more...
There is so much I could say about Wendy and all of it is great. After falling in love with her work it was an easy choice to pick her for our wedding. Sure, I could have spent less, or gotten a package from some combo company with a photobooth or fancy lights. Attend a single wedding show and you will go home with at least 20 cards from photographers. BUT when it comes to the most important moment in your life that you want to remember, the last thing you want is a blurry picture or stale shot that makes you grimace. I wanted to see my photos and feel only joy at the great day we had. Wendy did that for us. She was quick to respond to all my questions, made sure to get all the shots I wanted, and provided a full set of photos in high resolution so I could print them. We also have an online gallery to share with friends and family. I have received so many complements on my photos and her style at the wedding. She was never in the way or rude to people to get a shot. It was like having a great friend take your photos. She knew where to be and when, but had fun while doing it. Anybody can buy a camera but it takes a true eye for beauty to be a great photographer and she certainly has it down.

I could not recommend anyone else. If you want the best, you want Wendy. Plain and simple. But do book early as she is so fantastic that she books up rather quickly. Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Meeting Wendy was like reconnecting with a long-lost friend. She is extremely personable and her personality allows you to be 100% yourself in front of the camera which is a rare quality. Additionally, her work is absolutely stunning. We hired her to do our wedding on 10/04/2014. She has already uploaded a blog post and several amazing pictures that allow us to relive every moment of our spectacular wedding. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Meeting Wendy was like reconnecting with a long-lost friend. She is extremely personable and her personality allows you to Read more...
Meeting Wendy was like reconnecting with a long-lost friend. She is extremely personable and her personality allows you to be 100% yourself in front of the camera which is a rare quality. Additionally, her work is absolutely stunning. We hired her to do our wedding on 10/04/2014. She has already uploaded a blog post and several amazing pictures that allow us to relive every moment of our spectacular wedding. I would highly recommend her to anyone. Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
We loved having Wendy as our wedding photographer. Not only are our photos absolutely beautiful, but she also was so much fun to work with! We received many compliments from our friends and family on how friendly and easygoing she was, and what a great job she did capturing all of the special details of our wedding. We would highly recommend her to anyone!
We loved having Wendy as our wedding photographer. Not only are our photos absolutely beautiful, but she also was so much Read more...
We loved having Wendy as our wedding photographer. Not only are our photos absolutely beautiful, but she also was so much fun to work with! We received many compliments from our friends and family on how friendly and easygoing she was, and what a great job she did capturing all of the special details of our wedding. We would highly recommend her to anyone! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Brides - Look no further! Wendy Mitchell Photography is the easiest and best decision you will make for your wedding. We knew we wanted Wendy from the moment we first laid eyes on her work. She was the first and only photographer we met with as we knew we didn't need to look any further.

The first time we met her, we quickly learned that she was just as great of a person as her photos were breathtaking. Some vendors require a lot of oversight and a lot of management. Wendy was on the other end of this spectrum. I knew with her I could give her an idea of what I was looking for and she would run with it. Not only would she run with it, but also it turned out even better than what I had envisioned.

Wedding planning is stressful. Wedding day coordination is stressful. Wendy removed all of that in all areas that she could, even outside of photography. Our venue coordinator was horrible (to say the least) and Wendy stepped right in. She also did an excellent job working hand in hand with our videographer. The way they worked together, you would have thought they had been working together for years. Our guests commented how great she was the entire day of the wedding. They loved her fun, easygoing nature, and you would have thought she was a friend of ours thy way she fit right in. Our guests couldn't wait to see the photos, and when they did, they fell in love all over again.... just like my husband and I did.

Although your wedding day goes by so fast after so much planning, the product that Wendy provided us will allow us to forever relive the best day of our life and the beginning of our Happily Ever After through her talented eye and perfect lens. We can't thank Wendy enough.
Brides - Look no further! Wendy Mitchell Photography is the easiest and best decision you will make for your wedding. We Read more...
Brides - Look no further! Wendy Mitchell Photography is the easiest and best decision you will make for your wedding. We knew we wanted Wendy from the moment we first laid eyes on her work. She was the first and only photographer we met with as we knew we didn't need to look any further.

The first time we met her, we quickly learned that she was just as great of a person as her photos were breathtaking. Some vendors require a lot of oversight and a lot of management. Wendy was on the other end of this spectrum. I knew with her I could give her an idea of what I was looking for and she would run with it. Not only would she run with it, but also it turned out even better than what I had envisioned.

Wedding planning is stressful. Wedding day coordination is stressful. Wendy removed all of that in all areas that she could, even outside of photography. Our venue coordinator was horrible (to say the least) and Wendy stepped right in. She also did an excellent job working hand in hand with our videographer. The way they worked together, you would have thought they had been working together for years. Our guests commented how great she was the entire day of the wedding. They loved her fun, easygoing nature, and you would have thought she was a friend of ours thy way she fit right in. Our guests couldn't wait to see the photos, and when they did, they fell in love all over again.... just like my husband and I did.

Although your wedding day goes by so fast after so much planning, the product that Wendy provided us will allow us to forever relive the best day of our life and the beginning of our Happily Ever After through her talented eye and perfect lens. We can't thank Wendy enough. Read less
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Journey
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough great things about Wendy! She is an amazing, talented photographer and is so easy to work with . She knows exactly what she is doing, is professional and so much fun! I didn't have to stress for one minute on that day. She was flexible, really listened and paid attention to our vision for the day. She was able to get images that were important to us as well as the ones she knew would be priceless, even despite my husband disliking pictures! I highly recommend Wendy and can't wait to see the rest of the photos!
Journey
August 30, 2014
I can't say enough great things about Wendy! She is an amazing, talented photographer and is so easy to work with . She Read more...
I can't say enough great things about Wendy! She is an amazing, talented photographer and is so easy to work with . She knows exactly what she is doing, is professional and so much fun! I didn't have to stress for one minute on that day. She was flexible, really listened and paid attention to our vision for the day. She was able to get images that were important to us as well as the ones she knew would be priceless, even despite my husband disliking pictures! I highly recommend Wendy and can't wait to see the rest of the photos!
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