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You guys! Do you remember combing through your moms photo drawers, her bins, her albums looking for that certain portrait. A portrait that you were dying to see! I certainly do. The smell of glue, the crinkle of the plastic protecting the images. My mother used to yell at me EVERY time I would go […]

Hi there! Are you newly engaged or in full wedding planning mode? Yes? DeaLea is happy to announce we are opening our dates for the 2019 wedding season. DeaLea Photography provides a full service photography experience to each and every one of our bridal couples. We will be there for you in every way possible […]

    Sarah’s senior portraits started off on the outer harbor near a light house that Sarah holds dear. This light house has a stunning view of the city so I can see why she loves it there. Sarah isn’t a fussy senior, her hair flew wild and she didn’t feel the need to change […]

Elopement turns into beautiful cocktail reception! Rachel and Matt, if you didn’t know, eloped while visiting Florida to attend the Buffalo Bills game in Miami. What could be more exciting than a pop up wedding, beer and the Bills? If you don’t know than you are not from Buffalo, NY. Clearly. This adorable couple flew […]

There is nothing I love more than driving along the side of back roads and finding a portrait location that I NEED to use. This location has been on my radar for a few years now and I am so happy that I finally got a chance to use it! What a dream it was. […]

Little Luca has turned one! She is a lover of bubbles but does not love hats! Her smile is infectious. Marissa, Gabe and big brother Eliot just love this sweet girl! You can see it in their faces.   A perfect family on a perfect early morning!      Can we talk about this dreamy […]

Here it is! The wedding that I personally couldnt wait for, and I am so sad is over. The Buffalo Zoo wedding I talked about for an entire year, it’s here!           Danielle and Aricca said their “I do’s” while a giraffe played in the background!   They danced their first dance as […]

I’m not sure I have ever laughed as hard during a portrait session as I did with these girls! There is something to be said about a family who can naturally laugh and joke with each other. They are doing it right! Rachel and Ian are molding their girlies into confident, unique young women. It […]

There is nothing like getting to know a family while walking a beautiful landscape! These kiddos are giving their parents a run for their money and they love every minute of it. I truly love photographing a family with little ones. The more they are in front of the camera the more comfortable they become […]