Ciara Jentz Photography: Blog en-us (C) Ciara Jentz Photography (Ciara Jentz Photography) Wed, 13 Dec 2017 03:46:00 GMT Wed, 13 Dec 2017 03:46:00 GMT Ciara Jentz Photography: Blog 120 80 Bedtime Routine So let's talk bedtime routine.


If you've read anything about getting your kids to start going to bed easier (can I get an AMEN?!) you've read that they NEED a routine. I thought I'd share ours on here and some of my favorite products as well (p.s. none of this is sponsored-I just like sharing what I like).

So we typically do baths after dinner complete with bubbles and all sorts of bath toys. I put a squirt or two of the Tubby Todd Hair and Body Wash in the bathtub while it runs and voila! Bubbles. You'd think I took my kids to Disney World-they love it.

In the bath I wash them up with Tubby Todd again-head to toe. I love this stuff. Honestly. It's so gentle on their skin (I have THREE different types of skin with my babes from dry and eczema to more oily) and this stuff covers it ALL.

After the bath, on my curly one, I use MONAT's Gentle Detangler. This stuff was MADE for my middle guy. I let it sit for a few seconds and then brush through his very curly sometimes snarly hair.

EVERYONE gets rubbed down with Sleepylze Essential Oil Blend. Now, I'm not totally sold on the whole oils things. I know I know...but hear me out. This stuff smells GOOD and my oldest loves me to put a drop on his "Lamby" to help him sleep-so hey-if he thinks it helps, I'm gonna roll with it.

J, my oldest is the babe with the eczema and I'm convinced this Tubby Todd All Over Ointment is doing wonders for his dry cracked and sometimes bleeding skin. His legs get SO raw in the winter time because they itch so badly and he just scratches them. They are dramatically better this winter. It's crazy to me. But I'm going to keep it in our routine because it's definitely helping.

And that's it! We put soft pjs on and head upstairs to brush and flush. Oh! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this new cd I bought on amazing by Christy Nockels. Such sweet sweet lullabys that play throughout the night in our babes room. 

P.S. I couldn't NOT put the Wubbanub that we use every night on here. What would bedtime routine be without the Paci? Ps I love that my boys use this. As they get older we definitely leave them in the crib once they're up but the love for their wubbanub is real. You can find the Moose one here. SO CUTE!


We purchased our current house from my grandma and they had this huge jacuzzi tub! Needless to say, we make good use of it. 




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Pearl Street Grill and Brewery, Buffalo, NY | Jessica + Jeromy Jessica and Jeromy had an absolutely perfect day. Blue skies, warm weather-a beautiful perfect day. They surrounded themselves with family and friends and truly enjoyed their day. There were many memorable times throughout the day but I loved the moment that the party dancing started-Jessica and Jeromy and their party took the floor and we knew that the dancing and fun would go hand in hand through the night. Take a look at some of the most memorable moments throughout the day.


Huge Shout Out to Jenilee Photography for shooting as my second. Girl-you know I think you're amazing. <3 

Dress: Allure Couture, Purchased at M.A. Carr 716-667-2502

Videographer: Black Horse Videography

Florist: All Occasion Florist, Mary Wojnar 716-684-7432

Cake: Cake Crazy Bakery, Shetice Williams

DJ: Toy Bros 716-479-1133

Hair/Makeup: Ashley Soper

Tuxes: Men's wearhouse 

Invitations: Hoopla House Creative, Lindsay van Harssel 716-870-8735

Calligraphy for place cards: Courtney Calligraphy 

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Deerfield Golf and Country Club, Brockport, NY | Lindsay and Craig Cox Lindsay and Craig planned everything-down to the milk and cookies and garbage plates served to their guests towards the end of the night. The day started with bright sunshine and blue skies. Lindsay and her girls got ready at the Deerfield in the gorgeous Bridal Suite. The guys got ready at the Hampton Inn nearby. Each of their details fell into place for a perfect day as they walked out to the outdoor ceremony. However, all of this paled in comparison to the moment that Craig saw Lindsay walking down the aisle towards him. I won’t say who shed the first tear, but there was no doubt the love and connection that these two have with one another. After a beautiful ceremony and pictures out on the green, the party started inside where Craig and Lindsay had their first dance as husband and wife surrounded by family and friends. The rest of the night passed quickly as the room filled with laughter and dancing music. Let me tell you-these two know how to throw a party. The Deerfield went above and beyond and everything ran so very smoothly. Lindsay and Craig-we thoroughly enjoyed being a part of your day. Thank you for trusting us to capture your special moments. May you love each other a little more each day. <3

Venue: Deerfield Golf & Country Club |
Second Photographer: Jenilee Photography |
Bridal Gown: Allure Bridal |
Bridesmaid dresses: Allure Bridal |
Makeup and Hair: Alicia Wonsey | Wedding day beauty by Alicia Wonsey
Men's Tuxes: Vera Wang (Men's Warehouse) 
Videographer: Filmwell Studios |
Flowers: Fabulous Flowers and Gifts |
Flower girl dress: Custom Made and Designed by Yasmin Eny Rodriguez Ruiz
DJ: Showcase Sound |
Cookies: Savoia Pastry Shoppe |
Cake: Savoia Pastry Shoppe |

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Lafayette Hotel, Buffalo, NY | Alyssa and Anthony I met Alyssa and Anthony last year in August when they were looking for a wedding photographer. Right away I knew they would be a blast to hang out with. They proved me right during their engagement session and their wedding was a perfect testimony to their fun-loving and easy going personalities. For their special day, they had the most beautiful details and made sure to enjoy each part of the day they had planned. They were so considerate (even making sure we ate some of the Wendy's they stopped to get after pictures!) The family and friends they gathered around them on this day were an extension of their fun-loving personalities and I'm sure the party went on long after we had to say our goodbyes. Alyssa and Anthony we wish you all the best as you begin this beautiful thing called marriage. We were honored to be a part of your beautiful day. Thanks for treating us like family and making sure even we had a perfect day with you all. All the heart eyes. XO


Huge shout out to the ever talented Jenilee Photography from




Venue: Lafayette Hotel
Cake: Just Say Cheesecake

Makeup: Krista Lou Williams

Hair: Amanda Dion

Flowers: Sabers-Carrie

DJ: Eric Volk | Premier Sound

Limo: Affordable Limo

Dress: Jewel | David's Bridal
Tuxes: Ike Behar | Tuxedo Junction

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Cydney + Kevin | Engaged | Genesee County Park I absolutely cannot wait for these two to tie the knot this summer! I have the feeling it's going to be an amazing day. We spent some time in the woods taking pictures of these two and then grabbed the little man-safe to say he stole the show. 

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Mahaney | Darien Lake State Park, NY When you have a beautiful family and a gorgeous location and the sun goes down leaving behind a beautiful golden light you can't go wrong. My favorite though? These littles and how they laugh and snuggle mom and dad. <3 

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Duquin | Glen Falls Fall must be my favorite season to do this job! The leaves were outrageous for the Duquin's family session! It may have been freezing, but this family toughed it out and I'm so glad we did. <3 

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Koss | Knox Farms I love meeting new families! The Koss family was such much fun. Their little guy had us running all around Knox Farms but we had so much fun. I love his giggles!

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Kreutzer | Fall | Glen Falls, NY I look forward to this family's session every year. This year the leaves were perfect and Glen Falls was beautiful! The images speak for themselves...Kreutzer family, you are so much fun! I love how you love.

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Jack | First Birthday! Jack is such a gem..but he may or may not have liked the whole smashing a perfectly good cake. I mean who does that? ;) We did happen to get a couple of great shots though-Jack, you are such a sweetie! Have an amazing year!

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Alyssa + Anthony | Engaged | Glen Falls, NY Alyssa and Anthony. So much love. We went adventuring about Glen Falls and snapped a couple a great pictures along the way. Absolutely cannot wait for their August wedding. You two are the best!

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Alyssa + Bobby | Engaged | Darien, NY Alyssa and Bobby were so much fun to work with! They happened to pick an amazing fall day for their engagement session and we had fun roaming around on the property where Alyssa grew up. So looking forward to their June wedding!

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Henderson Family | Knox Farms When you have such a special family and such an amazing location you get magic. That's what this session was without a doubt. This beautiful family did their thing at Knox and I just followed with the camera. Seriously-loved the special moments that were found along the way. I felt the immense privilege of enjoying life with these four for just a short amount of time. Here are the Hendersons.

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Cloen | Family | Knox Farms This session will forever be etched in my mind. This family and the way they love each other made me realize how I wanted my future family (now a reality) to be, to love, to interact. The way that they love is something that doesn't happen overnight. The best part? This is all them, I just followed them around and clicked. Enjoy a little snippet of the Cloens...

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Samantha and Dan | Engaged | Knox Farms I love meeting new couples. These two were no exception. The love that the share is so evident is just oozes out of them. I love that they brought something a little personal to them and Knox Farms in East Aurora never disappoints! 

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Brandon Senior | Pembroke, NY I've known Brandon for many years now. We grew up as neighbors and he was always hanging out with my younger brother. I won't write exactly how old it makes me feel since he is graduating this year...Brandon I hope you pursue your dreams and have many adventures on the way.

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Delaney | Senior | Corfu, NY Delaney was so fun to work with! Her personality is great! Great big wishes for your future adventures!

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BABY J's Room So you may have's been a while since I've blogged. It's almost embarrassing to look (so don't!) at how long it's been since I've blogged. Life has been busy, with the holidays and then a trip to the west coast...are my excuses sounding legit yet? So really-I'm just a terrible blogger. But I'm working on it. :) On another note-we are just crazy about this little boy who has moved into our home-that's right! The Jentz family has welcomed in an amazing little man to join our family (officially being adopted in a couple of short months). In preparation for that, my sister (who is amazing), my mom (equally talented) and a dear dear friend of mine (the very lovely owner of Yari Garcia Photography) came over and stormed the a Baby J's room. 


Below is the result of their hard work and many trips to T.J. Maxx. <3 

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Highland Park, Rochester, NY | Ellis Family I met Kayla after she and my sister started working together. She's one of those people who you immediately feel like you've known longer than you actually have. She is one of the most caring and generous people I know. Always giving her all. Fast forward to present day and her beautiful little family. Her adorable ham of a little boy-I'm obsessed with his laugh and smile...he is so loved by his parents...their love for him is evident in their every move, every laugh, every kiss on his forehead. Long story short, I had the absolutely privilege to capture some moments between them at Highland Park in Rochester. <3 <3 <3 Love their love.

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Corfu, NY | Sarah + Zach Zach and Sarah were married on a beautiful sunny day. Surrounded by family and friends they said "I do" in a gorgeous church with light streaming in through all the windows. Following the ceremony they celebrated in a white tent outdoor reception that had Sarah and Zach's little touches in every detail from the white antlers to the greenery to what was served at the bar. Even the fawns who frequent the fields behind their house made a special appearance during dinner in a nearby field, much to everyone's surprise. The night was perfect, ending with a full dance floor and stars in the sky. Sarah and Zach, it was absolutely our pleasure to be part of your perfect day.


Big thanks to Jenilee of Jenilee Photography. As always-you rock! 

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