James & Brandy | Buffalo Wedding Photography River Fest Park

   Ahhhh…summer in Buffalo, NY….It was a sweltering, near record-breaking hot day, as we celebrated the wedding of Brandy and James at River Fest Park, Buffalo, NY. This Park is among one of the new developments along the Buffalo River; serving as a community recreational area, hosting summer concerts, weddings and now a new restaurant and banquet facility. The large pergola was a wonderful setting for Brandy and James’ 50’s themed celebration, with RiverWorks as a backdrop.

   I’ll have to admit, with the heat index nearing/topping 100deg. it was a challenge for Family Formals, especially with several young children. Everyone survived…I think….and afterwards I had a glorious hour and a half for creatives (by far my favorite part of the day). Since the theme was the 1950’s, Brandy and James were able to acquire a vintage car for the day. I took them over to a nice remote location off of Fuhrman Blvd. by the outer harbor. There was shade (very important to everyone after an hour of formals is the sun), and lovely tall grass. This may have become my new favorite Couples/Family session location. We were even lucky enough to snag another car (that literally got lost on his way to a car show); the car may have been from another era, but hell, no one cared, it was cool!

Wedding Reception  | Banchetti By Rizzo’s, Amherst, NY

   By the end of creatives, I think everyone was ready for a break, some cool drinks and party time! We made our way over to Banchetti By Rizzo’s, Amherst, NY, for the reception. A bounce house and swings gave the kids something to do, while the adults settled in for a night of drinks and dancing. Brandy and James wanted to incorporate a Star Wars theme too, so we took out their lightsabers and the battle of good and evil commenced! As the party raged on, I said my goodbyes. Thank you to Brandy and James for inviting me to take part in such a memorable day.



Wedding Photography |  AlekseyK Photography

Ceremony | River Fest Park, Buffalo, NY

Reception | Banchetti By Rizzo’s