Matt & Kayla | Pearl Street Grill & Brewery Wedding

Congratulations to Matt and Kayla who married this weekend at Pearl Street Grill & Brewery, Buffalo, NY.  We were first introduced to this wonderful Couple last year at Kayla’s brother, Brett’s, Wedding.  It has been an honor and pleasure to work with many subsequent Couple’s that are part of this family/friend group, and we couldn’t wait to spend the day with Matt and Kayla too. 

Leah and I arrived, with a significant chill in the air, to the Lofts on Pearl for both the getting readies.  We divided our time between the rooms, before eventually getting Kayla into her dress and ready for the First Look.  Being so near, I couldn’t pass up the chance of staging the First Look across the street at St. Joseph’s Rectory garden.  This is one of the few green spaces in the area, and the best spot around.  Kayla was a real trooper, not complaining once about the cold as we took a bit of time for portraits and Bridal Party photos.  

After I had effectively created a bunch of popsicles, we all headed over to Pearl Street Grill & Brewery for the Ceremony and Reception.  Normally, shooting Ceremonies at any of the Pearl Street locations is difficult from a lighting standpoint.  But, Kayla and her mother wisely thought the situation through, and rotated the seating so as to face a brick wall rather than the windows.  Having a dramatic side light was more preferable than the usual backlit scenario.  One funny moment happened when Kayla’s father quickly stepped away from the proceedings.  He’d forgotten their letter to the Bride and Groom out in the hall.  No one knew why he’d left till he returned holding it in his hand.  

Dinner and dancing followed.  I pulled Matt and Kayla away a couple more times throughout the evening for both sunset and night shots.  This day ended up just as amazing as I’d expected.  I don’t think you can go wrong when you have two wonderful people to work with and a great set of family and friends to support you.  Thank you again to Matt and Kayla for inviting us on this journey together.  We wish you both all the best for the future!

Wedding Vendors:

Photographer | AlekseyK Photography

Ceremony/Reception | Pearl Street Grill & Brewery