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Boston Engagement Photography

Laura + Michael (& Zoey)

Boston Engagement Photography

This has been an incredible Fall. It is not often that peak foliage hits in early November. This certainly made the trip to Boston to meetup with Laura and Michael to take some engagement photos around their stomping grounds all the more worth it. And this before got to spend the afternoon with two fantastic people. We had a blast wondering around with their perfectly photogenic dog Zoey (who was one of the best listeners, human or otherwise ;-) ).
Categories: Engagement
Tags: Boston

November 11, 2018
The State Room Wedding Photography

Rachael + Zachary

The State Room Wedding Photography

Rachael and Zach won the jackpot for best fall foliage this wedding season, which is rare for November. We were able to do all of their photos outside around the picturesque plaza in 60 degree weather. When they were done, we headed to the State Room for these two to get hitched. They had a lovely personalized ceremony that featured readings and vows from “Game of Thrones” and “Parks and Rec”, which shows what great taste they have.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: The State Room, Albany, Capitol

November 11, 2018
Fairways of Halfmoon Wedding Photography

Ashley + Dan

Fairways of Halfmoon Wedding Photography

If rain is good luck for a wedding, Ashley and Dan’s marriage will be blessed for years to come. The two did get outside for their first look though, underneath an overhang. From there, we headed back inside to the brewery for some shots. The ballroom was beautifully decorated with fall flowers and decor not to mention an adorable doggy bag table that was literally take home treats and toys for people’s dogs.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: Clifton Park, Golf Course, Fairways

October 10, 2018
The Century House Wedding Photography

Heather + Eric

The Century House Wedding Photography

We knew when Heather and Eric came to visit us that they were going to have a very fun wedding and it did not disappoint. The ballroom dripped with an Edgar Allen Poe theme as Heather walked down the aisle to “Pure Imagination” from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. After the two were wed, Heather kicked off the party with a change into an amazing red dress. Before dinner the two danced for the first time as husband and wife to Adam Sandler which was followed by two really sweet toasts.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: century house

October 10, 2018
Saratoga Springs Maternity Photography

Maggie + Jay

Saratoga Springs Maternity Photography

We just adore Maggie and Jay. From bride and groom, to bridal party VIP, to parents-to-be, we have had a lot of fun capturing special moments for these two. It is especially sweet to do the shoot in the park where we took pictures on their wedding day. We are so excited for their little one to make her debut next month, and it sounds like Jay and Maggie (especially Maggie) are ready to meet her!
Categories: Maternity
Tags: Congress Park, maternity, saratoga

October 10, 2018
Jimbo's Club Wedding Phtoography

Emily + Lenny

Jimbo's Club Wedding Phtoography

Yesterday we took a scenic drive up to Brant Lake to photograph and celebrate the marriage of Emily and Lenny. We met them both two years ago when they were the maid of honor and best man at her sister’s and his cousin’s wedding. Now that their turn to be married had arrived, they couldn’t have chosen a more perfect location, date, and partner for the occasion. They were wed on the water’s edge with a view of the gold and green speckled mountains and the sound of waves lapping on the shore.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: Brandt Lake, Jimbo's, Lake George

October 10, 2018
90 State Street Wedding Photography

Kathleen + Ian

90 State Street Wedding Photography

Kathleen and Ian had a gorgeous day for their wedding… we joked that it only took a large order of umbrellas as their insurance policy to scare away the rain in the forecast. We started our day by checking in with the bride and groom, in this case, only a door away, where both sides of the bridal party were in good spirits (and quite punctual!) in their preparations. We headed up the hill to the Capitol Building for the first look.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: 90 State Street, Albany, Capital, St Mary's

June 6, 2018
The Desmond Wedding Photography

Linsey + Thomas

The Desmond Wedding Photography

Linsey and Tom got married on the hottest day so far this year and we are pretty sure the love for them and each other on this day most likely contributed to the warmth. We started our day checking in with them at the Desmond where both were preparing for their big day. We headed over to the Crossings Park for their first look, where once they had their special moment, their dog, Dante was included to have a moment of his own with his parents.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: Colonie, Crossings, The Desmond

May 5, 2018
Glen Sanders Wedding Photography

Rachel + Chris

Glen Sanders Wedding Photography

I guess April showers sometimes bring even more May showers in addition to beautiful flowers. We headed out on this drizzly Saturday to check in with Rachel and Chris at their perspective getting ready spots. At the church, the two were wed in a beautiful ceremony where the priest reminded everyone that rain is a great symbol of nourishment for life and growth, and therefore is the perfect backdrop for a wedding day.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: Church of Immaculate Conception, Glen Sanders, Mazzone, union college

May 5, 2018
Canfield Casino Wedding Photography

Gina + Rob

Canfield Casino Wedding Photography

We met up with Gina and Rob about a year ago in the city for their engagement shoot. At that point the wedding seemed so far away, but in the blink of an eye it was here, warm weather and all! And what a beautiful day it was. When we stopped in to see Gina and her bridesmaids, we walked into a sea of matching pink button down shirts, all attending to their last minute details.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: Canfield Casino, Congress Park, saratoga, St Peter's

May 5, 2018
60 State Street Wedding Photography

Grace + Gregory

60 State Street Wedding Photography

Grace and Gregory had the perfect backdrop for a winter wedding: a coating of snow on the ground and a “balmy” above freezing temperature. After a sweet first look, the bridal party braved the cold to help showcase this winter wedding, which was quite different than their warm weathered engagement shoot in the park! The two were married in the ornate, marble ballroom of 60 State in a beautiful ceremony among friends and family.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: 60 State Street, Albany, NY

March 3, 2018
The Sagamore Wedding Photography

Emily + Patrick

The Sagamore Wedding Photography

Emily and Patrick were married on a beautiful February day in a ceremony at the Sagamore surrounded by friends and family. They had a breathtaking first look (literally and figuratively) on the hotel’s deck overlooking the gorgeous winter view of Lake George. Their guests were treated to a dinner, dances, and toasts, before they made their way to the dance floor where moves were displayed that I had never seen before.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: Lage George, The Sagamore

February 2, 2018
The State Room Wedding Photography

Heather + Brian

The State Room Wedding Photography

Winter has come! We have been looking forward to shooting Heather and Brian’s wedding for a long time now, and their big day certainly did not disappoint! The two were married at the State Room among family and friends by Brian’s childhood friend. After cocktail hour, the bridal party cut loose with some fun dances and poses during introductions. The first dance had the whole crowd misty-eyed as they swayed to a cover of the Growing Pains theme song.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: 60 State Street, Albany

February 2, 2018
River Stone Manor Wedding Photography

Shannon + Andrew

River Stone Manor Wedding Photography

If you plan a December wedding in New York, part of you has to be rooting for snow. And that’s just what Shannon and Andrew got for their big day, a beautiful light blanket of snow as a backdrop for their big day. We met up with them as they got ready, and I was happy I got the chance to meet the new addition to their family, Jordy, and to say hello to big sister, Ella.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: Jay Street, River Stone Manor, Schnectady, St George Church

December 12, 2017
Revolution Hall Wedding Photography

Kelly + Alfred

Revolution Hall Wedding Photography

We really couldn’t ask for a more perfect way to end our wedding season than with Kelly and Alfred’s fairytale and superhero themed wedding. From Kelly’s Cinderella dress and gold shoes, to the groomsmen’s superhero boutonnieres and assuming a super hero landing for photos, to the perfect reading from The Princess Bride followed by the song “So This Is Love” from Cinderella in their ceremony, to pumpkin decoration that were just a wish away from assuming stage coaches, these two had these themes covered.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: Frear Building, Revolution Hall, Sage College, Troy

October 10, 2017
Altamont Engagement Photography

Rachel + Chris

Altamont Engagement Photography

Month ago we put this mid-October date on the calendar to meet Rachel and Chris for an engagement shoot. At the time, we were hoping we’d be able to find some trees that still had their leaves. Well, we had a different challenge yesterday: finding leaves that had already turned! We walked around Chris’s parents’ property, enjoying a beautiful sunny day and scouting out trees that started to show signs of what has turned out to be a very late fall.
Categories: Engagements
Tags: Altamont, Fall

October 10, 2017
Century House Wedding Photography

Kierstin + Tom

Century House Wedding Photography

Kierstin and Tom hit the weather jackpot for an outdoor tent wedding at the Century House in mid-October. The rain tapered off and the sun was doing its first look as the day as these two were doing theirs. We first met the ladies while they were getting dolled up, and by the time she was finished, Kierstin looked like a classic movie star. Over in the groomsmen’s room, the laughs were flowing amid youtube videos as they crammed for their test in how to tie a double Windsor knot in a tie and toasts to share a special beer together.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: Latham, Tent

October 10, 2017
Pond Lily Wedding Photography

Danielle + Alan

Pond Lily Wedding Photography

Danielle and Alan are an amazing couple that truly made their wedding day their own. Dani made the signs, place cards, and other personal touches around the ceremony and reception, even making a swing that hung near the ceremony! Their personalities ran through the ceremony as well, from incorporating Chinese customs, to vows that included lyrics from the Backstreet Boys. The two were wed amid a light but perpetual sprits of rain that I can only assume was luck misting them throughout the day.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: Catskills, farm, Pond Lily

October 10, 2017
Albany Engagement Photography

Heather + Brian

Albany Engagement Photography

We can barely call this work when a great couple we know asks us to do engagement photos at one of our favorite places, Wolf’s Biergarten! But it doesn’t stop there, throw into the mix an adorable dog, a beautiful day, some intriguing dancers by the Egg, an introduction of a new favorite beer, and lots of laughs. Thanks for a memorable shoot, guys! We are looking forward to all the fun you have in store on your wedding day!
Categories: Engagements
Tags: Albany, Empire State Plaza, Wolff's Biergarten

September 9, 2017
Hiland Wedding Photography

Kirsti + Chris

Hiland Wedding Photography

You know it was a great wedding when you can’t stop belly laughing when you go through the photos the next day. Kirsti and Chris are so lucky to not only have found each other, but to marry into such wonderful families and friends. We met up with the two as they were getting ready in Lake George. We were so excited that they chose the Adirondack Brewery to do their first look.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: Adirondack Brewery, Lake George, Queensbury

September 9, 2017
Gideon Putnam Wedding Photography

Tara + Joshua

Gideon Putnam Wedding Photography

Tara and Josh are such a lovely couple, who chose lovely people to be with, at a lovely place, on a lovely September day for their wedding. We started the day by checking in with the ladies. As they got ready, everyone helped out with a safety pin here and a hair touch up there; even the bride was seen steaming and zipping up her ladies’ dresses. It was there that we also met flower girl, Reagan, who let it be know right away that she was in direct running with the bride for most photographs to be taken of her that day.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: Gideon Putnam, Hall of Springs, saratoga

September 9, 2017
Birch Hill Wedding Photography

Kaitlin & Matt

Birch Hill Wedding Photography

Kait and Matt had an incredibly fun wedding, but we kind of knew to expect that from our engagement shoot where the two brought lots of laughs and a sense of adventure. We started their big day by splitting up to document the two getting ready; Matt at their home where there were darts, yummy-looking shots, and fine tuning some suit adjustments; and Kait at a family friend’s picturesque property where they got dolled up with lots of laughs and champagne in hand.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: birch hill

September 9, 2017
Newborn Photography

Baby Kage

Newborn Photography

We have been excited to hear word of baby Kage’s arrival and couldn’t wait to meet him yesterday for his newborn shoot. He is just so darn cute, and we could tell right away that the whole family was quite smitten with him, especially his big sister. He showed off his full range of emotions from alert to cranky to sleepy for the camera. When it was time to go, it was hard to pull away from watching him snooze.
Categories: Families
Tags: baby, newborn

September 9, 2017
Schenectady Engagement Photography

Shannon + Andrew

Schenectady Engagement Photography

We had a great time getting to know Shannon and Andrew during their engagement session. We arrived at their house where we met their adorable dog, Ella, and then we were off to shoot in Central Park. We chatted about their wedding plans, beer lists, and teaching schedules amid the beautiful gardens. They are such a great couple and we can’t wait to capture all of their fun and celebration on their not-so-distant wedding day!
Categories: Engagements
Tags: Central Park, schenectady

September 9, 2017
Old Forge Wedding Photography

Frances + James

Old Forge Wedding Photography

Frances and James had a beautiful location for their wedding, their family property in Old Forge. It wasn’t just pleasing to the eye; it was a treat for all of the senses. The sight of the beautiful mountains across the lake, the sound of the waves lapping up on the shore as boats, filled with waving passengers cheering on the wedding, passed by; the smell of freshly popped popcorn in the air; and of course the taste of wedding cake baked and decorated with love by Frances’s brother and mother.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: Boat, Old Forge, Tent

August 8, 2017
Old Daley at Crooked Lake Wedding Photography

Lauren + Jason

Old Daley at Crooked Lake Wedding Photography

Lauren and Jason had a beautiful day for their wedding. The weather had us guessing right up to the time of the ceremony, but mother nature spared these two as they exchanged their vows lakeside, and she sprinkled them with just a touch of good luck drizzle right after. And then the party started, and there was sure a lot to celebrate! The photo booth was hopping. We have done this photobooth for years and it is always fun to see what fun props couples will come up with.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: Crooked Lake

August 8, 2017
Lake Placid Wedding Photography

Lauren + Jared

Lake Placid Wedding Photography

After settling in at Lake Placid and meeting Lauren, she mentioned that leading up to the wedding, she had a string of bad luck, but it seemed to have all gotten out of the way to yield an amazing wedding day with amazing weather, and celebrated with their amazing friends and family in front of the amazing high peaks backdrop of Lake Placid. We started capturing the bridal party getting primped for the big day.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: crowne plaza, golf course, lake placid

July 7, 2017
Saratoga Maternity Photography

Ashley & Dwayne Maternity

Saratoga Maternity Photography

The last time we saw Ashley, Dwayne, and the kids, was on their wedding day. We were so excited when they contacted us to let us know their family was growing by one. We met up at Congress Park, the same location as their first look, to take some maternity and family photos. It’s amazing how much can change in a year! We walked around the park and even took a spin on the carousel.
Categories: Maternity
Tags: Congress Park, saratoga

July 7, 2017
The Elm's Lake Luzerne Wedding Photogrpahy

Rachel + Tom

The Elm's Lake Luzerne Wedding Photogrpahy

Rachel and Tom had a beautiful lake-side ceremony and reception at The Elm’s on Lake Luzerne. Rachel got ready at her parent’s home and the two did their first look and exchange of personal vows at their family’s dock. What a beautiful moment on a beautiful day for a beautiful couple. Jay enjoyed having the opportunity to see Tom again, or as he knew him as “Tommy”, back when he used to babysit for him.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: lake luzerne, the elm's

June 6, 2017
Old Daley Inn on Crooked Lake Wedding Photography

Leah + Patrick

Old Daley Inn on Crooked Lake Wedding Photography

We have been looking forward to Leah and Patrick’s big day since we ventured out to Oneonta for their engagement shoot. It was a fitting location which provided some nice shots as well as a sweet trip down memory lane. After that day, it felt like we blinked and their big day was upon us. It poured as the two got ready with their bridal party; but when it came time for the ceremony, the sun poked through just in time for a beautiful exchanging of vows on the shore of Crooked Lake.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: Averill Park, Crooked Lake, Old Daley Inn

June 6, 2017
Hilton Garden Inn Wedding Photography

Kari + Chris

Hilton Garden Inn Wedding Photography

To say this day was a long time in the making would be an understatement. Kari and Chris were high school sweethearts. They knew they had something special back then and still do 10 years later. They were hitched at the Hilton Garden Inn in Clifton Park. The two got ready with different styles: Kari being super organized with labeled binders coordinating the schedule as it unfolded, and then there was Chris, laughing through fashion dilemmas and offering some hilarious photo ops along the way.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: Clifton Park, Hilton Garden Inn, Mazzone, Regal

June 6, 2017
Hiland Country Golf Club Wedding Photography

Kathy + Bryan

Hiland Country Golf Club Wedding Photography

If there was ever a perfect day for a wedding, yesterday was it! There was no humidity, a slight breeze, and the bluest of skies. And we can’t think of any couple more deserving to get it, than Kathy and Bryan. We started the day capturing their bridal party getting ready at the Cresthaven Lodges on Lake George. The flower girl, Penelope, was hands down the most attentive flower girl we have ever worked with; she lovingly doted on Kathy all day.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: Hiland Country Golf Club, Lake George, The Lodges at Cresthaven

June 6, 2017
Albany Engagement Photography

Grace + Greg

Albany Engagement Photography

We had a wonderful time during our engagement shoot with Grace and Greg who made the trip all the way from DC. The weather was perfect as we walked around downtown trying to find some nice Albany architecture backdrops. We caught up on the progress of their wedding plans for next March and mused at what these same scenes will look like then. Whatever the day will bring, we are so looking forward to working with this awesome couple again!
Categories: Engagements
Tags: Albany, Empire State Plaza, Washington Park

May 5, 2017
New York City Engagement Photography

Gina & Rob

New York City Engagement Photography

We had a great time strolling through the Upper West Side and Central Park with future bride and groom, Gina and Rob. It was a beautiful day and the flowers were in bloom, from the community garden around the corner from their apartment to the cherry blossoms bursting in Central Park. After poking around some of the nooks and crannies of the park, we had a lovely dinner at a neighborhood restaurant and headed out again for some fun night shots in the city.
Categories: Engagements
Tags: Central Park, New York City

April 4, 2017
Glen Sanders Mansion Wedding Photography

Jordan + Brad

Glen Sanders Mansion Wedding Photography

I couldn’t think of a better couple to kick off the official start to our wedding season, than Jordan and Brad. We checked in with Brad first, and enjoyed meeting his family and groomsmen. After some photos, we then headed over to Jordan’s house where we found her excitement to be quite contagious. From meeting us at the door jumping with a big smile, to the hair and make up person getting a standing ovation from the bridal party, to the whoop of excitement from the back room of the church that echoed throughout the sanctuary, Jordan made it very clear that this was a day of joy.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: glen sanders mansion, St Kateri Tekakwitha

April 4, 2017
Troy Urban Decay Photography

Beth + James

Troy Urban Decay Photography

We decided to make the most of this gorgeous sunny day by dusting off our cameras and heading over to Troy to shoot another set in our Urban Decay series with the fun and “up for anything” couple, Beth and James. We had a blast discussing photography and their upcoming wedding as we trekked through the snow of this old industrial park. The wind brought a bit of a chill (and the stench of dead skunk) but there was beauty to be found here…the colorful graffiti, the blinding light, and of course this adorable couple sure helped.
Categories: Engagements, Urban Decay
Tags: Troy, Urban Decay

March 3, 2017
Gideon Putnam Wedding Photography

Dana + Chet

Gideon Putnam Wedding Photography

Well New Year’s Eve is meant to celebrate new beginnings, and Dana and Chet decided to take this opportunity to start their new beginning as husband and wife. (Not to mention this was a first for us too: our first time shooting a New Year’s wedding!) The two got married in the very cozy Gideon Putnam in Saratoga, just one door away from each other. After a first look there in the room, we headed down for family photos and a few quick shots at Hall of Springs where we were successful keeping the two relatively dry in the picturesque snow-filled landscape.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: Gideon Putnam, Hall of Springs, saratoga, SPAC

January 1, 2017
Revolution Hall Wedding Photography

Kayleigh + Aaron

Revolution Hall Wedding Photography

Kay and Aaron had a beautiful December day to get hitched… quite a bit warmer than when we met for their engagement session last year! The two met up at Revolution Hall for a very sweet first look followed by some pictures around the grounds with their very fun (and only slightly hypothermic) wedding party. The Hall was decked with beautiful seasonal decorations and featured a dessert table that was a pyramid loaded with mason jars filled with pie filling goodness (no apple pie though, which we found out from the best man’s speech, is something Aaron has a history with!
Categories: Weddings
Tags: Brown's Brewery, Revolution Hall, Troy

December 12, 2016
Family Photography

Bergeron Family

Family Photography

It’s always fun hanging out with the Bergerons, and a photo shoot is no exception! We had a great time meeting up with them at their lovely home and then exploring the rail trail in Bethlehem. We were able to capture some beautiful portraits including a few that channeled their inner goofballs. Thanks Bergerons for being so wonderful to work with and thanks Mother Nature for holding onto some of those beautiful leaves into November so we could capture some of that beautiful fall foliage!
Categories: Families
Tags: Albany, Bethlehem, Rail Trail

November 11, 2016
Saratoga Springs Engagement Photography

Kaitlin + Matt

Saratoga Springs Engagement Photography

It was such a treat to go just a bit north of Saratoga to visit Matt’s picturesque property. The barns and views were such a great back drop that we were joking that they could charge photographers to do their shoots there. It was fun to hear about Matt’s memories as we walked through many parts of the property that has shown time gone by. We also got to meet Herby and Rider, their four-legged babies, who truly enjoyed prancing around the property.
Categories: Engagements
Tags: Barn, saratoga

October 10, 2016
Indian Ladder Family Photography

Tori + John = Katarina

Indian Ladder Family Photography

Perhaps even more special than getting to share a couple’s wedding day, is when you get to do a shoot when their family of two turns to a family of three. Tori and John are also special because they were the first wedding Heather shot as an assistant photographer thus sparking this career. Now five years later, I got to catch up with them and meet the absolutely adorable Katarina. It was a cold and blustery day at Indian Ladder Farms, but that didn’t throw Katarina off her modeling game.
Categories: Families
Tags: Indian Ladder Farms

October 10, 2016
Thatcher Park Engagement Photography

Lauren + Jason

Thatcher Park Engagement Photography

We have been pretty lucky with how awesome all our couples are. Lauren and Jason are no exception. They have been together for eight years! And it shows with how comfortable they are with each other. And they were patient with my sometimes quirky attempts to get photos (including climbing a tree and crawling under a bridge). I am so looking forward to their wedding next year.
Categories: Engagements
Tags: Thatcher Park

October 10, 2016
Saratoga Springs Engagement Photography

Tara + Joshua

Saratoga Springs Engagement Photography

We had a lot of fun hopping around Saratoga with Tara and Joshua on a beautiful fall afternoon. Congress Park certainly offered its challenges with constant attempts by ducks trying to upstage them. (We struggled to get a reflection shot without a duck skimming the water or sticking its but in the air to search for food.) After the park, we walked through downtown Saratoga as we both scoped out contenders for a restaurant for dinner.
Categories: Engagements
Tags: Congress Park, saratoga

October 10, 2016
Revolution Hall Wedding Photography

Deanna + Ryan

Revolution Hall Wedding Photography

Most couples would describe their wedding day as a magical day, but Deanna and Ryan incorporated some legit magic, Harry Potter-style on their wedding day… which seemed most fitting since Ryan proposed to Deanna in Harry Potter World. The two had their first look in downtown Troy and then headed over to Revolution Hall for a beautiful ceremony where they were married by an officiant (whose power was invested in her by both New York State and the Ministry of Magic.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: Brown's Brewery, Revolution Hall, Troy

October 10, 2016
Glen Sanders Wedding Photography

Shayna + Mike

Glen Sanders Wedding Photography

We have been looking forward to Shayna and Mike’s big day for some time and were excited for yesterday to arrive! We first met them back when we were shooting her “Maid” of Honor, Hailey’s, wedding and had a chance to work with them during an engagement shoot. It was funny watching Mike take on the role of groom since, as a local wedding videographer (Scotto Films), he is usually the one capturing the big day, not the one being captured!
Categories: Weddings
Tags: glen sanders mansion, scotia

September 9, 2016
Oneonta Engagement Photography

Leah + Patrick

Oneonta Engagement Photography

We had a great time hitting the road to meet Leah and Pat at SUNY Oneonta where they first met in college many moons ago. After walking around the student union we continued to walk down memory lane down on Main St. in Oneonta. This couple was so much fun to work with and were even willing to work for some shots like climbing a fire escape and and hopping onto a wall.
Categories: Engagements
Tags: Mets, Oneonta, SUNY Oneonta

September 9, 2016
Revolution Hall Wedding Photography

Nichole + Matt

Revolution Hall Wedding Photography

When you work with couples this much fun, it’s really not fair to call it work. ;) We started by dividing up where Nichole and Matt were getting ready so that they could each get a picture with one of their fur babies. After that, we met them at Revolution Hall which looked stunning, thanks in part to Nichole’s mom who HAND MAID the two story curtain for the stage they were married on (which we later found out was purchased with the promise of more business from the venue!
Categories: Weddings
Tags: Brown's Brewery, Revolution Hall, Troy

September 9, 2016
Birch Hill Wedding Photography

Jen + Brian

Birch Hill Wedding Photography

What a great day yesterday was for a wedding. It’s always great to see a bridesmaid from a past wedding become a beautiful bride. We started with Jen getting ready with some friends and mom helping out and made our way down for Jen and Brian’s first look. Without a bridal party, we got to walk the Birch Hill grounds to get some lovely photos of these two. With their two mom’s standing up for them, it was time to make it official.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: birch hill

September 9, 2016
Italian American Community Center Wedding Photography

Kim + Ernie

Italian American Community Center Wedding Photography

We have been looking forward to Kim and Ernie’s big day for well over a year now, and it is good she gave us so much advance notice as she is often the one watching our kids when we go shoot our weddings! We started by getting shots in Kim’s room in the beautiful and newly renovated Renaissance Hotel. After a little champagne, and a lot of laughs, the bridal party headed up State Street where Kim and Ernie shared their first look.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: Albany, Italian Community Center, St Francis of Assisi, Treviso

August 8, 2016
90 State Street Wedding Photography

Amelia + Kyle

90 State Street Wedding Photography

Amelia and Kyle had a beautiful day to get married, and after waiting eight years for this big day, I can’t imagine a couple that deserved it more. The two had fun getting ready for the big day with their prospective bridal party members. Amelia had a first look with her father that was very special… the father of the bride hat just made the moment. Soon the limo came to take them to their rendezvous location for a very sweet (and very sunny!
Categories: Weddings
Tags: 90 State Events, 90 State Street, Albany, Capitol, Education Building, Empire State Plaza

August 8, 2016
Takk House Wedding Photography

Ashley + Dwayne

Takk House Wedding Photography

We knew from the last meeting we had with Ashley and Dwayne that their wedding was going to be a fun one to remember. The details they infused throughout their wedding day were so unique: the bouquets made from book pages, the beautiful wooden watches for the groomsmen, and the great food selection (Dwayne confessed to being on top of that decision) just to name a few. And the theme of vintage meets superheroes kept it classy and fun.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: Congress Park, saratoga, Takk House, Troy

August 8, 2016
Albany Country Club Wedding Photography

Jackie + Brian

Albany Country Club Wedding Photography

We have been looking forward to Jackie and Brian’s wedding day ever since we got to know them during their engagement shoot back in November and were so excited the day had arrived. We started by capturing the hustle and bustle of the bride and groom getting ready in their prospective hotel rooms. Then we were off to Christ the King church where they had a beautiful ceremony that featured what I believe to be the youngest flower girl and ring bearer we’ve ever shot.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: Albany Country Club, Christ the King

August 8, 2016
Hiland Golf Course Wedding Photography

Kat + Andy

Hiland Golf Course Wedding Photography

It was just three months ago that I met Kat and Andy in Saratoga for their engagement session. When I showed up at their house yesterday, I knew it was going to be a fun day when the bridesmaids were rehearsing their dance for the dance off that would happen later that night. And let’s not forget to mention that a friend was setting up a tent in the back yard for the bride and groom where they would spend their first night together as husband and wife.
Categories: Weddings

August 8, 2016
Albany Urban Decay Photography

Lauren + Chris

Albany Urban Decay Photography

Our latest installment of our urban decay project has a bit of a backstory. Lauren (as seen in these pictures) has had a hate affair with this ugly eyesore of a building since she’s moved to Albany. I must agree that when heading down 787 entering Albany, it certainly distracts from an otherwise attractive skyline. So in the spirit of finding art and beauty in the ugly (and it doesn’t get uglier than this) we headed into the building that’s claim to fame is that it has survived having a raging fire within its structure for several days straight and came out on the other side pretty much looking the same.
Categories: Urban Decay
Tags: Albany, Urban Decay

July 7, 2016
Pat's Barn Wedding Photography

Maggie + Jay

Pat's Barn Wedding Photography

Woven through many details of Maggie and Jay’s wedding was the phrase “Best Day Ever.” It was written on the napkins; it was written on their wedding cake; it was written above the seating cards; and it was written across their faces. Anyone at this wedding could tell you that these two nailed their best day ever from getting ready with friends and family, to a ceremony filled with laughs and beautifully chosen words, to a fun photo shoot in Congress Park (that included a little “good luck” rain), to finally getting on that party bus and heading over to Pat’s Barn, where the two could celebrate their new chapter together.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: Church of St Peter, Congress Park, North Greenbush, Pat's Barn, saratoga, Troy

July 7, 2016
Longfellows Wedding Photography

Erin + Justin

Longfellows Wedding Photography

Erin and Justin had an amazing day for their wedding. We met up at Erin’s family home which we got to after many twists and turns through some breathtaking country roads. After some shots there, we headed to the church in Corinth where we met up with Justin and his groomsmen. After a very sweet ceremony, it was off to Congress Park where the bridal party saddled up to take a few spins on the carousel.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: Congress Park, Longfellows, Merry-go-round, saratoga

July 7, 2016
Lake George Engagement Photography

Kathleen + Bryan

Lake George Engagement Photography

Ingredients for a great engagement photos: 1. A fantastic couple! 2. Nice weather (including clouds) 3. Golden light 4. Fun! I had a blast venturing around Lake George Village with Kathleen and Bryan and cannot wait for their wedding next year!
Categories: Engagements
Tags: Lake George, Lake George Village

July 7, 2016
The State Room Wedding Photography

Kara + Griffin

The State Room Wedding Photography

I must say, the following are signs that you photographed an amazing wedding 1. You can’t stop laughing as you go through trying to rate photos 2. You can’t possibly pick just a few highlights and 3. You find yourself grinning from ear to ear as you edit away thinking just how happy the couple looks. Kara and Griffin’s wedding exceeded all three of these criteria. We got a chance to get to know these two back when we did an engagement session in Central Park and Brooklyn, so it we just picked up where we left off.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: Albany, state street, The State Room

July 7, 2016
Revolution Hall Wedding Photography

Sunitha + Shante

Revolution Hall Wedding Photography

Sunitha and Shante did their wedding the way you are supposed to which is to find out what makes you happy and fill your special day with just that. And that’s what they did. Non-traditional at its finest. Not only did they do a first look for the couple, but for our first time ever, we did a first look of the cake. (No, really, it was THAT amazing… I think the first cake ever to make the blog!
Categories: Weddings

June 6, 2016
Key Hall Wedding Photography

Erica + Alex

Key Hall Wedding Photography

Erica and Alex had a beautiful wedding day. The weather cooperated and got all of the rain out of its system before the festivities began. The two had their first look by the vault at Key Hall and then we were off with the bridal party to Jay Street for some pictures. Erica and Alex were then married in the presence of friends, family and stormtroopers. After a light saber arch exit (accompanied by the Little Mermaid theme song to make sure both halves of this marriage were represented), the two officially were ready to kick off their shoes (literally, Erica quickly made a switch to flip flops) and the party started.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: Jay Street, Key Hall, Parker Inn, Proctor's, Schnectady

June 6, 2016
Saratoga State Park Engagement Photography

Rhianna + Ryan

Saratoga State Park Engagement Photography

Well, sometimes you can’t trust the weather forecast! Looked like the 0% chance rain was a bit closer to 100%. But that didn’t keep Rhianna and Ryan away and I always say, don’t be too afraid of rain on your wedding day (or engagement in this case). Needless to say we were able to get some cool rain shots, nice diffused lighting throughout, and it actually stopped long enough for us to venture into the woods.
Categories: Engagements
Tags: Hall of Springs, saratoga, Saratoga State Park

June 6, 2016
Birch Hill Wedding Photography

Victoria + Jason

Birch Hill Wedding Photography

When we arrived at Tori’s hotel room we could tell the party had started well before we got there; the room was filled with fun tunes, a few cocktails, and a lot of laughs. We met up with Jason at Birch Hill to do their first look and take pictures. The two made their way down to the pond where they had a picturesque wedding attended by friends, family, and several geese and ducks.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: birch hill

June 6, 2016
Revolution Hall Wedding Photography

Janis + George

Revolution Hall Wedding Photography

We couldn’t have wrapped up this long weekend with a nicer couple. We caught up with Janis and George while they were both getting ready. Evidence of Janis’s handiwork was all over their home. Copper spray paint and turquoise ribbon were evidence of her labor of love in making her own bouquets, decorations, and centerpieces for all of the tables. Janis and George got married at the beautiful Christ the King Church.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: Christ the King Church, Cook Park, Revolution Hall, Troy

June 6, 2016
Revolution Hall Wedding Photography

Ashley + Chuck

Revolution Hall Wedding Photography

There is no better way to start a double header weekend than with a super fun, photogenic couple (Ashley and Chuck) at a favorite venue (Revolution Hall). Twas a bit balmy, but the bridal party was in good spirits as they got ready and headed over to downtown Troy for a first look. After enduring the heat for a few photos, the bridal party retreated to the Malt Room where they relaxed with some drinks.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: Brown's Brewer, Revolution Hall, Troy

May 5, 2016
Plotter Kill Preserve Maternity Photographh

Hailey Maternity

Plotter Kill Preserve Maternity Photographh

We were thrilled to hear that former bride and groom, Hailey and Juliano, were expanding their family to three! We had a lot of fun walking around Plotter Kill Preserve scoping out spots for some pictures to capture that beautiful bump. We can’t wait to hear news of his debut in August. Until then, we wish them a relaxing and joyful summer as they await the arrival of their newest addition.
Categories: Maternity

May 5, 2016
Hilton Garden Inn Wedding Photography

Allison + Dan

Hilton Garden Inn Wedding Photography

Of all the brides and grooms we’ve worked with over the years, Allison and Dan win the award for most punctual couple. Their day was clockwork and transitions were seamless. I think that’s a good sign that you are marrying the right person, because, to borrow a movie quote, “When you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: Clifton Park, Hilton Garden Inn, Saint Mary's Crescent Church

May 5, 2016
Silver Bay Wedding Photography

Iain + Matt

Silver Bay Wedding Photography

We thought we were booked for 2016, but when Iain and Matt shared that they had plans to jump into the lake after their marriage vows, we just knew we had to be there. And we are so happy we were, because these two planned an epic wedding from homemade bow ties and boutonnieres, to adorable dogs, to a breathtaking backdrop (which HAPPENED to be the site of where they first met), to games galore (kicked off with rock, paper, scissors for who would say their vows first and ended with the Ian & Matt trivia game), to great music mixed by DJ Vin (which of course led to great dancing), to great food, including the best dessert we’ve had on record (grooms-made pies and a signature ice cream flavor for the happy couple).
Categories: Weddings
Tags: Silver Bay

May 5, 2016
University at Albany Photography

Jen

University at Albany Photography

Even professional photos can be fun when you have cooperative weather and a great subject. We hope Jen enjoys these pics around the SUNY campus!
Categories: Portraits

April 4, 2016
Saratoga Springs Engagement Photography

Kat + Andy Engagement

Saratoga Springs Engagement Photography

Spring is here! And with spring comes engagements. What a great Sunday it was to head up to Saratoga with Kat and Andy and their adorable two dogs. We started at the always beautiful Yado Gardens and after I freaked out when a snake slithered in front of me, we headed to the snake free downtown Saratoga. I am looking forward to this wedding later this summer.
Categories: Engagements

April 4, 2016
Washington Park Family Photography

Fish Family

Washington Park Family Photography

What better way to commemorate a family reunion than with a photoshoot! What a beautiful day for it too. And there is nothing better than an enthusiastic group of children who enjoy getting their picture taken; there was no shortage of creative input in setting up shots. These cousins were so adorable together. We hope the Fish family enjoys every second of this time together with extended family!
Categories: Families
Tags: Albany, Washington Park

April 4, 2016
Canfield Casino Wedding Photography

Maegan + David

Canfield Casino Wedding Photography

Despite rain showers the morning of (not to mention snowfall the morning after) Maegan and Dave had beautiful weather for a beautiful wedding in a beautiful church with beautiful people on a beautiful day. After spending time with the bridal party getting ready, we were off to the ceremony at the breathtaking St. Mary’s Church. After a sweet ceremony, we took pictures around Congress Park, including some very fun spins on the carousel.
Categories: Weddings

April 4, 2016
Southern Vermont College Engagement Photography

Kayleigh & Aaron

Southern Vermont College Engagement Photography

We enjoyed a nice winter’s drive up to Southern Vermont College to do an engagement shoot for Kayleigh and Aaron. It was a great spot; not only did it have sentimental value being the place these two met, but it also had gorgeous grounds. These two were fun to work with and caught us up on some of the fascinating history of this spot… human sacrifices and all! It was a bit chilly but these two, as well as their dog, Dempsey, were great sports being in the cold.
Categories: Engagements
Tags: Southern Vermont College, Vermont

February 2, 2016
Revolution Hall Wedding Photography

Celeste + Dan

Revolution Hall Wedding Photography

Celeste and Dan had a perfect day for a January wedding, a light snowfall in the morning followed by rising temperatures throughout the day. The two got ready at the First Presbyterian Church in Albany, which rivals any local church on beauty and charm. But after our engagement session in an abandoned factory, let’s just say that taking pictures was much less complicated in this beautiful space with this beautiful couple.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: Albany, first presbyterian church, Revolution Hall, Troy

January 1, 2016
90 State Street Wedding Photography

Lua + Dan

90 State Street Wedding Photography

Lua and Dan’s wedding was a great start for our New Year. When we arrived, the bridal party was just finishing getting ready and were in great spirits. Two flower girls kept me busy with just being so darn adorable. We headed up to the plaza to do a first look followed by some photos on the gorgeous staircase in the Capitol Building. Before we knew it, it was time to head down to 90 State for a small, intimate ceremony.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: 90 State Events, Albany, Capitol

January 1, 2016
Thatcher Park Engagement Photography

Abbey + Barret

Thatcher Park Engagement Photography

It was a chilly day up at Thatcher Park, but the picturesque, snow-covered views and this lovely couple were worth trekking into the cold. We started at the overlook and then made our way to a place these two like to picnic for a hot chocolate break, then finished off by the Indian Ladder trailhead. It is ironic that Abbey and Barret chose these conditions for their shoot as they will be getting married in Texas in a few months.
Categories: Engagements
Tags: Thatcher Park

January 1, 2016
Barns of Nipmoose Engagement Photography

Jackie + Brian

Barns of Nipmoose Engagement Photography

There are no shortage of beautiful places to do an engagement shoot in the Albany area so I guess it is no surprise we haven’t shot at the Historic Barns of Nipmoose before. We weren’t sure what to expect as we made the trek out on the long, windy country roads to get there. It turns out Jackie and Brian found quite a gem. And we found quite a gem of a couple!
Categories: Engagements
Tags: Barn, Historic Barns of Nipmoose

November 11, 2015
Washington Park Family Photography

Meet Leena

Washington Park Family Photography

What a great day to meet a super awesome family and take some photos in Washington Park. Stephanie and Adam were so relaxed with their 10 week old daughter, you just know she is going to grow up to be someone special. But for today, we get these super cute photos of Leena who tolerated me clicking away with the camera. These are only a few of the many faces she made (with a few stink eyes in there too, trying to figure out what the heck I was doing).
Categories: Families
Tags: Albany, Washington Park

November 11, 2015
Saratoga Springs Engagement Photography

Maggie + Jay

Saratoga Springs Engagement Photography

What a great day to head up to Saratoga, meet Maggie and Jay at their apartment, and walk around taking shots. When these two were planning for their engagement session, they thought they would feature their new coats, but with 70 degree weather, the coats stayed behind for most of the shoot. We hit all the hot Saratoga spots, and even some hidden spots that Jay knew about. We also made a visit to Ben and Jerry’s where these two spent some time scooping ice cream together.
Categories: Engagements

November 11, 2015
Revolution Hall Wedding Photography

Molly + Adam

Revolution Hall Wedding Photography

Molly and Adam were such a fun couple to close out our fall wedding season. The two had a beautiful ceremony at Revolution Hall. The service was officiated by Father Bob, who truly captured the joy of this couple and this day. These two must be on Mother Nature’s good side because the foliage peek was delayed this year and made for a beautiful backdrop for some photos. The wedding party soon joined the rest of the guests for cocktail hour and the celebrating really began.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: Brown's Brewery, Revolution Hall, Troy

October 10, 2015
The State Room Wedding Photography

Kara + Griffin

The State Room Wedding Photography

There seem to be two ways to take photos in Central Park: Use a selfie stick or have us come down. I am sure glad Kara and Griffin chose the later (I am wondering when they make a selfie stick that can hold an SRL though). Although we have been to NYC many times (Heather actually lived there for a year), this was our first engagement shoot down in the city and we were pretty excited.
Categories: Engagements
Tags: Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, New York City

October 10, 2015

Brittany + Kevin

I must confess, I woke up a little giddy yesterday, excited to work with Brittany and Kevin on their wedding day. That’s just the kind of couple they are. It was just about a year ago we took their engagement photos and it was then we realized that you can’t help but absorb the love and happiness that these two radiate. It’s the kind of bug you want to to catch.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: glen sanders mansion, schenectady, scotia, st john the evangelist, union college

October 10, 2015
90 State Street Wedding Photography

Lynlee + Ryan

90 State Street Wedding Photography

I must say it is couples like Lynlee and Ryan that help us push ourselves to deliver our best even as the season winds down. We started the day splitting up to capture pictures of the bridal party getting ready. Between the ladies sporting t-shirts that conveniently labeled their roles, to the groomsmen standing in a line formation to help each other tighten their vests, I knew this was going to be an easy group to work with.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: 90 State Events, Albany

October 10, 2015
Troy Engagement Photography

Nichole + Matt Engaged

Troy Engagement Photography

I love adventurous couples. First, when we met we told them about our urban decay project and that Carrie at Rev Hall showed me the upstairs there, they were: “let’s do that.” Then, when I contacted them on Friday to what they wanted to do with the rain coming in, they were: “no, let’s do it anyway.” This sets the scene for some awesome photos in my book. Add two amazing people who are obviously so in love, and you get this blog post.
Categories: Engagements, Urban Decay
Tags: Confectionery, NY, Revolution Hall, Troy, Urban Decay

October 10, 2015
Albany Family Photography

Luke Turns One!

Albany Family Photography

There are a little of hidden gems in Albany, and Buckingham Pond is one of them. When Kate emailed me and said she wanted some photos of their family there I was pretty excited. And what a beautiful fall day we had. And how cute is Luke! He was such a ham for the camera. Happy Birthday Luke!
Categories: Families
Tags: Buckingham Pond

October 10, 2015
Engagement Photography

Shayna + Mike

Engagement Photography

One of our favorite things is when bridesmaids become brides. Shayna was Hailey’s maid of honor from a wedding we did last year and I was so happy to visit her family’s home to shoot their engagement. A beautiful mix of wide vistas with old cars made for some interesting backdrops. And special props need to be given to Shayna who put with Mike (a fellow wedding videographer) and I talking shop.
Categories: Engagements
Tags: Urban Decay

October 10, 2015
Lake George Engagement Photography

Amelia + Kyle

Lake George Engagement Photography

Tis the season for engagement sessions. Amelia and Kyle are first up at the beautiful Sagamore in Lake George. You can tell when a couple has been together for a while and just get each other. They have a certain comfort around each other and I really hope it shows in these photos. And I must give a shout out to Amelia for rocking those awesome shoes for the entire shoot!
Categories: Engagements

October 10, 2015
Inn at Erlowest Wedding Photography

Jamie + Rob

Inn at Erlowest Wedding Photography

Despite dark clouds and ominous winds the previous day, Jamie and Rob had one of the best fall days yet to say their I dos. It was nothing but blue skies, billowy clouds, and warm sunshine the whole day. Jamie got ready at her house with her mother, sister, and niece. Once ready, they hopped into the back seat of their Model A car that had been refurbished with love by her late father.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: Inn at Erlowest, Lake George

October 10, 2015
60 State Street Wedding Photography

Megan + Dan

60 State Street Wedding Photography

Megan and Dan are a beautiful couple that had a beautiful day for a beautiful wedding. We met up with Megan first to find that two of her bridesmaids were sporting cute baby bumps and a third had twin baby girls. The mama and mamas-to-be looked stunning as did Megan. Dan and the groomsmen were getting ready down the hall. After they helped each other through the chaos of tightening ties and folding pocket squares, Dan gave a heartfelt toast to how important their friendship was to him.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: 60 State Events, 60 State Street, Albany

September 9, 2015
Schenectady Family Photography

Westervelt Family

Schenectady Family Photography

Another beautiful day in a beautiful park with a beautiful family! And while we certainly adore all of the families we work with, when we arrived at the shoot to see three energetic boys bouncing around the flowers, we knew this family was a kindred spirit! And what fun they were, climbing rocks, smelling flowers, and snacking on home-picked apples. We hope they like this mix of action and posed shots, as there was a lot of action that day.
Categories: Families
Tags: central park schenectady, rose garden, schenectady

September 9, 2015
Indian Ladder Farms Family Photography

Pranis Family

Indian Ladder Farms Family Photography

We had a fun family shoot with the Pranis family. Grandma wanted some cute photos of her grandchildren which was not hard to do with an adorable bunch like this! We walked around Indian Ladder Farms capturing some of the seasonal transitions. And no trip there is complete without a cider donut before the ride home. We hope this outing was just the beginning of enjoying all that fall has to offer!
Categories: Families
Tags: Altamont, Indian Ladder Farms

September 9, 2015
90 State Street Wedding Photography

Jackie + Jared

90 State Street Wedding Photography

Jackie and Jared are not new to the blog. We first shot their engagement a year ago at Indian Ladder Farms, then they braved the old St John’s church for our first Urban Decay Project shoot. Well the third installment of their photo trilogy is their wedding day… which was perfection. When you have a couple as warm and fun as Jackie and Jared, there is a good chance that their friends and family will exude the same kind of energy, and they certainly did.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: 90 State Events, 90 State Street, Albany, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, NY Wedding

September 9, 2015
River Stone Manor Wedding Photography

Cat + James

River Stone Manor Wedding Photography

Cat and James told us River Stone Manor was beautiful, but when we stepped out of the car and walked back through the well-manicured grounds towards the river, we knew it was going to be a day filled with great shots. Cat finished getting ready there, and had a touching first look with her mother and father before the big reveal to her soon-to-be husband, James. After photos, they headed down towards the river for the ceremony.
Categories: Weddings

September 9, 2015
Troy Wedding Photography

Alison + Mike

Troy Wedding Photography

Alison and Mike had a beautiful, late-summer day for their wedding. I often say that our couples deserve it, which they certainly do, but after learning Alison has waited 11 years to cross this bridge, I was more thrilled than usual for the beautiful forecast. They were married in a church in Latham and then headed over to the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy to enjoy a lovely reception with family and friends.
Categories: Weddings

September 9, 2015
Lake George Wedding Photography

Kate + Tim

Lake George Wedding Photography

One of the great things about being based out of Albany is that we can one night shoot in the city, and the next night be shooting in the country on a lake. The Adirondacks is one of the most beautiful places we have been and it is right in our backyard. And it doesn’t hurt to head there with a beautiful couple! Kate, Tim, and their whole family and friends were just so warm and welcoming to us that it made it so easy to make some beautiful images with them.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: Adirondac, Adirondack, Lake George, Shoreline Cruises

September 9, 2015
The State Room Wedding Photography

Ela + Mark

The State Room Wedding Photography

Ela and Mark are a fun loving couple who truly deserve each other. They had a sweet first look at the Capitol Building in Albany followed by a photo session that Ela survived. (She confessed that she hates posing for pictures, but she seemed to laugh through most of it.) Their adorable children were quite the opposite though and served an extra serving of ham for the camera. The best part of the photoshoot was retreating to the party bus in between shots.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: The State Room

August 8, 2015
Washington Park Family Photography

Rosen Family

Washington Park Family Photography

Having scheduled this family shoot so far in advance, we really lucked out with the best weather this summer has had to offer. We had a great time walking and chatting around Washington Park. The children were so well behaved and so good to one another. They gave us a lot of suggestions about locations to shoot in the park; all of them picked out at least one spot they wanted their picture taken in… well except Ezra who just smiled wherever we put him.
Categories: Families

August 8, 2015
Albany Engagement Photography

Celeste + Dan

Albany Engagement Photography

Well, we found another adventurous couple willing to explore our Urban Decay project. This time we we brought Celeste and Dan to Tobin’s First Prize Center, an abandoned hot dog factory. Apparently the animals to be slaughtered used to roam in the fields right behind the property. These days it is quite shy of a first prize though. If anyone is interested in a bit of its history, All Over Albany did a story on this dilapidated building a few years back.
Categories: Engagements, Urban Decay

August 8, 2015
Family Photography

Susan + Justin = Shirley

Family Photography

One of our favorite things as photographers is to do a newborn shoot for a former bridal couple. There is something so magical about seeing that their love has grown from that day and manifested into a new little person. For Susan and Justin, that took the form of little Shirley. When we arrived to the house on the day of their wedding, 90’s music was blaring and the bridesmaids were getting dolled up while sipping their cocktails.
Categories: Families

August 8, 2015
The Point Wedding Photography

Nicole + Derek

The Point Wedding Photography

Let’s be honest, we have a pretty sweet job. We get to know some awesome couples, feel like part of their family, and capture one of their happiest days. When Nicole, Derek, and Chloe met us a few months ago, I knew good times were to be had. First, Chloe was on top of ensuring the photobooth was going to be a hit, and Nicole and Derek were so down to earth and fun I just couldn’t wait to capture their day.
Categories: Weddings

August 8, 2015
60 State Street Wedding Photography

Sondra + Bryan

60 State Street Wedding Photography

Some weddings we truly do forget amidst the fun of the day, that this is actually our job. Sondra and Bryan were really that much fun to “work” with. You may remember their engagement last fall. We started by splitting up to capture Sondra and Bryan getting ready, and I must say that the groomsmen truly rivaled any bridesmaids’ instincts and willingness to take photos. We were then off to do a first look at the education building and walked around the Capitol and pedestrian bridge for some great shots.
Categories: Weddings

August 8, 2015
Cityscape Photography

New Orleans

Cityscape Photography

Within an already busy summer of weddings and family activities, we had the opportunity to get away, just the two of us, to New Orleans. The soupy hot weather was fine by us; it actually held us to the pace we promised ourselves. If we got warm, we would simply hop into a gallery, or grab a drink at a pub, or poke around a gift shop. We were still able to see quite a bit, even while taking it slow.
Categories: Personal

August 8, 2015
Backyard Wedding Photography

Jamie + Chris

Backyard Wedding Photography

When pulling up to Jamie’s family home, Jay and I looked at each other and smiled; we knew it was going to be one of those days where it would be easy to take good pictures. Not only was the property breathtaking, but Jamie and Chris had perhaps the most beautiful weather day this whole summer and it was much deserved by such a beautiful couple. Big, billowy white clouds punctuated a rich blue sky, as if Heaven were kissing the wildflower-strewn fields.
Categories: Weddings

August 8, 2015
Revolution Hall Wedding Photography

Danielle + Patrick

Revolution Hall Wedding Photography

Hopefully the luck Danielle and Patrick have had so far is a sign of the luck to come in their future together. First the universe supplied them with quite a bit of luck to begin with when Match.com didn’t have them catching each other’s attention at first, they found themselves with a second opportunity to connect while teaching at the same school and finding each other face to face in the teachers’ lounge.
Categories: Weddings

July 7, 2015
The Appel Inn Wedding Photography

Kerri + Ryan

The Appel Inn Wedding Photography

We love to share how we work with the best couples and we feel so lucky that they find us. Our couples have been: fun, quirky, creative, funny and kind, but after shooting Kerri and Ryan’s wedding day, we are adding the word inspirational to the list. After waking on her wedding day to heart-crushing loss, Kerri and Ryan showed an epic balance of joy and grief as they continued through the day.
Categories: Weddings

July 7, 2015
Wedding Photography

Kristen + Ken

Wedding Photography

Kristen and Ken have a unique love story figuratively made in heaven but literally made at Camp Chingachgook… oddly they are not our first couple to find true love there! Their family and friend’s were so much fun to work with that my cheeks hurt from smiling throughout the day. And when you get to know them, it is no surprise that they are surrounded by so much love. Mother Nature sent some love their way as well, as she waited until well into cocktail hour to send down the rain.
Categories: Weddings

June 6, 2015
Saratoga Springs Engagement Photography

Lua + Dan Engaged

Saratoga Springs Engagement Photography

Saratoga was the perfect location for Lua and Dan’s engagement shoot. It is a special place to them since it is where Dan proposed to Lua, and he certainly went above and beyond to ask for her hand (including a limo, a scavenger hunt, and a future mother in law!) And what a day they had! Their dog Raven came along for the shoot and joined in for a few pictures at the park.
Categories: Engagements

June 6, 2015
Glen Sanders Wedding Photography

Meghan + Connor

Glen Sanders Wedding Photography

It was so nice to see Meghan and Connor again. We had so much fun at their engagement shoot; the shoot where we found out as we were wrapping up that Connor had been getting over pneumonia. The fact he had just smiled through it made us realize we had a couple who had what it took to commit to taking great photos! Their wedding day was just perfect: beautiful dresses, flowers, and suits, attentive bridal party, gorgeous location, blue skies, lovely ceremony, touching toasts and dances, and some hard core dancers who frequented the dance floor… not to mention at the heart of it, a couple perfect for each other.
Categories: Weddings

June 6, 2015
90 State Street Wedding Photography

Ashley + Randy

90 State Street Wedding Photography

When I met Ashley and Randy over a year ago, I had a hunch they would have a fun wedding. First, they were having their ceremony at Oakwood Cemetery in Troy. Having grown up near Troy, I know how cool this chapel is, but had no idea how beautiful it was inside, nor that you could do wedding there. The fun continued when I showed up at their house where the ladies were getting ready to find an arcade game in their living room.
Categories: Weddings
Tags: MARRYMOHLS

June 6, 2015
Saratoga Springs Engagement Photography

Ashley + Chuck

Saratoga Springs Engagement Photography

Where do you shoot a couple involved with Park Playhouse? You go to SPAC of course! Ashley and Chuck braved the potential rain for what turned out to be a beautiful morning. After spending sometime a SPAC and the Hall of Springs we headed over to the always beautiful Yaddo Gardens in Saratoga, where Chuck showed off some of his dance poses. These two were so fun and I truly cannot wait for their wedding next year at Revolution Hall.
Categories: Engagements

June 6, 2015
Urban Decay Photograph

St John's Church: Project Urban Decay

Urban Decay Photograph

Remember a couple weeks ago when we were looking for an adventurous couple to work on a new project idea? Well, Jackie and Jared were two brave souls who trusted us to take them into an atypical shoot location: inside an abandoned church. We wanted to capture beautiful images in a place where neglect, decay, and an era gone by was palpable. They were very good sports considering the condition of this place.
Categories: Engagements, Personal, Urban Decay

June 6, 2015
Albany Engagement Photography

Victoria + Jason

Albany Engagement Photography

We are always asked where to do a photoshoot. Our general answer is someplace that is special to you. We can find great spots almost anywhere, and it sure wasn’t hard at Jason’s parents house. Add in a beautiful couple, great weather, nice grounds, and couple of horses and this is what you get. Can’t wait to shoot this couple again this time next year. Congratulations Tori and Jason!
Categories: Engagements

June 6, 2015