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Jenna & Christian’s Hotel Lafayette Wedding


Jenna & Christian’s Hotel Lafayette Wedding


I just love traveling for weddings! The opportunity to shoot at various destinations and locations that my work as a photographer gives me makes me even more passionate about my job. And I look forward to documenting the special moments of my lovely couples and their guests at new locations and stunning venues. I got a similar opportunity when I traveled to Buffalo in New York’s Erie County when Jenna and Christian decided to tie the knot and chose me as their wedding photographer. Located along the eastern end of Lake Erie, Buffalo is such a fun little town, and my couple’s wedding venue, Hotel Lafayette, was so unique. It offered a perfect blend of the iconic Art Deco style and modern elements for photographing my couple against gorgeous backdrops. My bride, Jenna, is a fellow photographer, so she has an eye for detail and appreciates the artistic side of photography, which made capturing her special day so much more fun!


Jenna & Christian’s Story


I always love it when my couples let me into their lives and stories. Getting a sneak peek of their sweet stories helps me bring out the essence of their stories and relationships through my wedding photography. So when I asked my bride about her first encounter with her groom, Jenna quipped, “Christian crashed my party in college in 2014.” Jenna, that’s quite a dramatic and fun first meeting story. And honestly speaking, I think your story could give any Hollywood romantic flick a run for its money!


And when I asked my bride about the proposal, she gushed, “(It was) on the dock at my family’s cottage in Haliburton, Ontario. It was perfect.” Talking about their favorite date night activity, Jenna said that she and Christian love finding new bars and restaurants to try. Or, they just make good drinks and dinner at home and then watch a movie or play video games. Jenna and Christian, I’m totally in agreement with you on this one! Watching movies or unwinding over a video game with the one you love could be so much fun - and a great way of bonding with each other.


Hotel Lafayette Wedding Photography


My couple’s wedding was as sweet and beautiful as their love story. From photographing the wedding details to the getting ready images of my bride and groom at a century-old hotel, I just loved the whole experience of documenting Jenna and Christian’s wedding story. And the one sentimental detail that my couple added to their wedding was the pictures on the back of their dad’s ties. It was such a sweet and thoughtful gesture and made the already beautiful day even more special.


The bridal portraits I took in the huge sun-drenched hotel suite turned out breathtaking, while the family portraits were great too. And Hotel Lafayette - with its Renaissance-style architecture - offered incredible photo-worthy backdrops for the wedding pictures. Be it against the red-bricked walls, amid the green patches, or under the twinkling lighting decor, I got amazing frames to photograph my couple and their guests. The highlights of the day for me were the three first looks - one for the bridesmaids, one for my bride’s father, and then, for the groom of course! Each of the moments had a unique emotion and the most natural expression to capture. And then there was cuteness overload as my couple’s furry friend also graced the occasion. The high spirits of my bride and groom and their relaxed, happy demeanor made photographing them such a breezy affair - be it indoors or outdoors. The images taken on the bridge and against the waterbody looked so lovely in the natural lighting! The reception was full of fun too and beautifully wrapped up my day shooting this wonderful wedding at Hotel Lafayette.


Celebrate Your Wedding With Kayla Bri Photography


Jenna and Christian, I love you guys! You two are made for each other, and witnessing the love and bond you share was an honor. I loved photographing your classy wedding and being in the company of your warm and welcoming guests. And with the impressive Hotel Lafayette as your wedding venue, I had such a gorgeous setting for chronicling your big day through my images. I want to thank both of you for trusting me with your wedding photography and would like to give a huge shout-out to the amazing videography team - North Forest Films. It was great working with them. Jenna and Christian, I wish you both plenty of date nights and movie time together, and I hope you have a happy life ahead!


To all my readers here, if you or someone you know is also planning a wedding, you can contact me for photography. Besides weddings, I also do engagements and family sessions. If you have any questions, you can email me or call me at (352) 223-1137. To see more of my work, check out my Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.