shauna + jay

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Another beautiful, sunny Saturday, spent with another amazing couple!!  Shauna and Jay are such awesome, laid back people.  After we got to know them a little bit during their engagement session, we predicted that their wedding day would be pure fun from start to finish, and we couldn’t have been more right! :)

I started out the day with Shauna and her girls, for a little “getting ready” action…

black and white photo of a bride having her necklace fastened by her bridesmaid

buffalo ny bride walking down the stairs in her parents house on the way to the wedding ceremony
…and Ben met up with the guys at Trinity Church to grab some pre-ceremony groomsmen shots!
gorgeous color photo of Trinity Church on Delaware Avenue in downtown Buffalo NY

black and white wide angle photo of the groom and his groomsmen at Trinity Church in downtown Buffalo
Trinity Church is an absolutely gorgeous place for a wedding ceremony.  They’re not very “photography-friendly” – no flash allowed!! It was no sweat, though…we love a good challenge!

A gorgeous ceremony shot taken by Ben from up in the balcony!  Yay, Nikon 200mm f2!!

bride and groom saying their vows on the alter of Trinity Church in Buffalo
It seriously is such a beautiful church…
wide angle shot of Trinity Church taken during a wedding ceremony

black and white wedding ceremony photo taken in Trinity Church without flash

a bride and groom light their unity candle during a wedding ceremony at Trinity Church

black and white photo of bride and groom looking at each other in Trinity Church
Okay, I totally love this.  I almost always include a shot of “the kiss” in every wedding blog post; but, this shot (immeditately following “the kiss”) totally wins the prize for adorable-ness.  Have you ever seen a happier bride and groom?
bride and groom laughing right after they kiss at the end of their wedding ceremony

I’ve said it before, but I’ll happily say it again – Pearl Street Grill & Brewery does an AMAZING job with weddings. We’ve shot enough receptions there to know that it’s one of our favorite reception spots in all of Buffalo. The staff is great, the food is delicious, and the general atmosphere is totally unique and low key at the same time.

three layer wedding cake with white chocolate shavings topped with fresh flowers
And, of course, they have the coolest beer taps EVER.
close up shot of wedding rings on a beer tap at Pearl Street Brewery
Shauna and Jay’s wedding party was ALL ABOUT having fun!  They were great!  ;)
black and white wedding photo of bride and groom and their wedding party on the balcony of Pearl Street Brewery

bride and groom and their wedding party on the balcony of the Pearl Street Brewery
Shauna even looks adorable with cake smooshed in her face…now, that’s talent!!
a bride and groom cut their cake at their Pearl Street Brewery wedding reception
Two fabulously hilarious speeches…
the maid of honor toasts the bride and groom at their Pearl Street Brewery wedding reception

the best man toasts the bride and groom at their Pearl Street Brewery wedding reception
…and a super cute first dance as husband and wife!!
a bride and groom share their first dance as husband and wife
L-O-V-E this shot!!
a groom dips and kisses his bride during their first dance in Buffalo NY
Love this one, too!!  Jay’s face is priceless!
the groom makes a happy surprised face at his bride during their first dance at Pearl Street Brewery

close up detail photos of handmade wedding favors and champagne being poured into a glass

close up details of wedding cake place cards guest book and candle centerpiece

night wedding photography of Pearl Street Brewery in downtown Buffalo NY
NEWLYWEDS!!!  I love how happy Shauna looks in this shot.  :)
black and white candid wedding photo of bride and groom dancing
The dance floor was bumpin’ all night long!
candid wedding photo of a bride dancing with her bridesmaids and friends

black and white candid wedding photo of a bride dancing with her new sister in law

candid wedding photo of a groomsman and his date dancing at a Pearl Street wedding reception
We managed to grab these two social butterflies just long enough to get a few night portraits on the Pearl Street balcony, and I’m SOOOOO glad we did!
close up portrait of a happy bride and groom at their wedding reception

night portraits of bride and groom laughing and holding each other

evening wedding photography bride and groom on the balcony of Pearl Street Brewery using colored back light

unique wedding photography of a bride and groom framed in circles

Shauna and Jay – thanks so much for choosing us to capture all the fun and excitement of your wedding day! You guys and your friends and families are all amazing people…we had a blast! We wish you all the best! :)


    new york has such beautiful churches for sure! we’re shooting out in new york again this week and are so excited to shoot in one of those churches. Beautiful job!

  • Wanda SAYS...

    What beautiful shots of a wonderful couple. Nicely captures the love and fun this family has.

  • chris SAYS...

    I’m really impressed with the church shots. I can’t imagine what it’s like to be told at the last minute that you can’t use lighting, but as usual, you came through and all photos are beautiful.

  • Mom and Den SAYS...

    Looking at these wonderful pictures makes us feel like we are reliving the moments of your wedding day all over again. What a great feeling. The photographer has some really creative and unique shots of the two of you. BEAUTIFUL!!!

  • Shauna SAYS...

    Amazing pictures!! You captured so many of our favorite moments- Thank you so much for everything!