The best thing about my job is the people I get to work with. Wedding photography is an intimate art, and I love getting to see who people really are as they promise their love to each other.
In Alex and Brynne, I got to experience the most wonderful combination of complete fun, mixed with sincere love, admiration, and deep meaningfulness. They were completely present, aware of the significance of their day, and at the same time joyful and free, so happy in who they are together.
I. loved. every. minute. of. it!!
I think their expressiveness is what makes me enjoy their moments together so much - you’ll understand when you see the images below!
Alex and Brynne got ready with their wedding parties at the gorgeous Lofts on Pearl by Wyndham in downtown Buffalo. (Side note: the last wedding party I photographed in Buffalo got ready at the Hotel Henry - are all hotels in Buffalo this beautiful!?!?)
Their wedding ceremony was at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, which has architecture that completely amazed me - what a beautiful location for a wedding!
We did couples pictures at not one but two perfect locations: Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park, and the Erie Basin Marina, just around the corner from the reception.
And speaking of the reception, the party at the Pearl Street Grill and Brewery continued the fun and meaningfulness throughout the evening. It featured Brynne’s brother presenting a trophy from a Mario Cart game from their childhood, her father sharing how proud he was of his daughter, and Alex's brother giving a best man speech had guests - and Alex! - doubled over in laughter, and touched by his genuine care and love.
Oh, and Alex and Brynne intentionally chose May 4th because how can you pass up an opportunity to have Star Wars props on the dance floor!? They certainly would never want to! :-)
It all mixed together in a magical day that was genuinely a joy to be part of. The dance floor was so fun and full of energy that I literally lost track of time capturing everyone celebrating together, and I’m so thankful I got to be part of their day. Thank you Alex and Brynne - enjoy your images!!