Congratulations to Andrew and Kelly who were married on April 24th 2021 at Karpeles Manuscript Library, with a reception following at The Admiral Room at The Marin in Buffalo, NY.  Leah and I began our day with the getting readies; she with the girls at The Buffalo Marriott at the LECOM Harborcenter and I with the guys at The Admiral Room, before meeting up for the getting into the dress.  This part of the day was fairly straight forward for us, even considering the onset of the Covid-19 Pandemic last year.  What was a bit unique was the fact that just about every member of the Bridal Party was a doctor.  I entered the room and did a general Doctor, Doctor, Doctor…. But seriously, this was basically the safest wedding I’ve ever shot!

   After we got Kelly into her beautiful dress, it was time to rush over to Karpeles for the ceremony.  This venue is a bit difficult to photograph because of the dim lighting, it is grand and has so much to offer any Couple willing to explore the options.  When the ceremony was done and family formals complete, we made a quick stop at City Hall for some pics, and then it was on to The Admiral Room to take full advantage of their many splendors.  We really could have spent all day just in this one location, and still not have hit all the points.  I really can’t wait to return!

   An early First Dance was followed by dinner and parents’ dances, then general dancing long into the night.  Before we left, there was just one more area I really wanted to try and photograph, and that was the Vault.  Since The Marin was originally a bank, there are some very interesting features of the subfloors that really make for cool photos.  There’s also the rooftop, but we were unable to gain access… maybe next time!

   Leah and I would like to thank Andrew and Kelly for inviting us to spend this very special day with them.  It was truly our pleasure and we wish you all the best for the future!


Photography + Videography:  AlekseyK Photography
Planning: @weddingsbygianna
Ceremony: Karpeles Manuscript Library
Reception: @the_admiral_room_
Florals & Candles: @williams_florist
Dessert table: @b_sweetdesigns
DJ: @djmikesetlock