• Here are a few of our favorite weddings. Take a minute to enjoy the videos. Don't forget that you can view them in full-screen mode by pressing the screen icon in the lower right of each video.

{ Jacalyn and Gerry } continued…..Trash the Dress

Jacalyn has many things on her “bucket list” when it comes to trashing her wedding gown. Gerry, like all good men with little decision making, is just along for the ride!  Here are just a few samples of what we captured that afternoon.  What’s next?

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{ Megan + Jason } Hudson Valley Wedding | The Lazy Swan, Saugerties, NY

When we first spoke to Megan about photographing her special day, truthfully I had no idea that this was actually Megan Cahill, the sister of Matt and his bride Lizzy, whose wedding we photographed two summers ago.  See, you have to understand that her brother’s images were kind of famous.  Famous in a funny way as Lizzy and Matt’s photographs were featured in several magazines around the Hudson Valley area.  I was so honored that Megan trusted us too.

Megan and Jason got married in a ceremony filled with music and song from friends and family.  All Souls Church, located in Tannersville, New York was the perfect site to wed this happy couple.  They live right down the street from this historic stone church and they both read  handwritten vows making the promise very personal for all of us to experience in their joy.

Following a trolley ride down the mountain past Bastion Falls to the reception, The Lazy Swan was the perfect place to celebrate the union of this great couple.  Jason and Megan danced the night away as you can see making the most of their reception.  Did I mention danced the night away?

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Autism Connection of Greene County Charity Golf Outing

What a pleasure it was again to photograph the 2013 Autism Connection of Greene County Charity Golf Outing at Thunderhart Golf Course at Sunny Hill in Freehold, NY.  The weather was perfect and besides the 24 teams competing, New York State Assemblyman Peter D. Lopez kicked it all off with the opening remarks.

Autism Connection’s mission is to connect individuals impacted by autism to community resources such as educational, medical, and support services throughout Greene County.  Giving back is what life is all about.  Get involved and if you missed this fundraiser, you can also donate by contacting them directly via email back clicking here

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{ Jacalyn and Gerry } Wedding at Hunter Mountain, NY – Northern Catskills

Where to start…….Jacalyn and Gerry were truly made for each other. Gerry with his goofy smile, Jacalyn with her occasional tongue shooting out to catch a lick, these guys were a pleasure to hang with and photograph.

After shooting their engagement session at West Point, I knew they were willing to do just about anything to get a shot. My favorite capture was them on the helipad where Marine One lands with our President. Despite all the warning signs about stay out, it was only moments after the shot did we see some MP’s coming our way. Sometime you need to test the limits to get some truly great images and having the proper Military ID always helps.

Fast forward, their wedding day was met with similar tests of trickery. Not only was it cold (38 degrees to be exact) but the winds had to have gusts of 30mphs all day long. Having the ceremony moved from the 3,600′ summit of Hunter Mountain to the security of The Kaatskill Mountain Club Great Room, of course they said they were still going to the top for photos no matter what.

Well just like the helipad at West Point, no risk meant no reward. Our opening image says it all. (no photoshop here, real clouds, real winds, real cold but they rock’ed it….and so did we!) ENJOY.


John - Thanks…you guys were great! Should have your on-line proofs complete this weekend and custom proof book shortly afterwards. Can’t wait to see you guys soon!

Jacalyn - Amazing photos and such a great time having you take the photos!!!

Magahen - breathe taking….

John - Thank you so much for the kind words. Qing and I really enjoy what we do and Jacalyn and Gerry were so much fun to work with. We all just wish it was a little warmer on top so we didn’t have to rush so much.

Ashley Dates - The pictures are amazingg!!! So beautiful

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New Studio…New Location…New Images to hang on the walls!

After a long cold winter we have finally finished the construction of our very own showroom and shooting studio in Rensselaer.  We are so proud of our accomplishments and the friends who were there when we needed them the most!

The only thing left is to hang a few images on the walls.  Here is one from a shoot last summer that shows off our train tracks right outside the studio.  Since the train runs only once a day, it’s super easy to capture images without saying, “TRAIN!”

Lily was awesome to work with and I cannot wait to show her the 30×40 hanging in the showroom.

Sue Yonkers - Good luck and continued success at the new location!

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Rensselaer County Democratic Committee Pre-Election Party

We were asked by the Rensselaer Democratic Committee Chair Thomas Wade to cover their pre-election party fundraiser this week at The Franklin Plaza.  Since I have been helping out Morgan with her Amy O’Connor for Family Court Judge campaign, of course we accepted.  Here are a few images of Paul Tonko, U.S. House of Representatives (20th District),  delivering his rally speech.  Many including myself in the audience were inspired.  ENJOY!

 

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November 6th – get out and VOTE!

If you didn’t know, Morgan is helping Amy O’Connor get elected this coming November as Family Court Judge in Troy, NY.  Running a campaign takes lots of energy.  Long hours in the office, lit drops every few days, mailings and special events keep them all pretty busy.  Here is a POTD of Morgan outside of Amy’s headquarters doing what she does best.  ENJOY!

Morgan at Work

1/60, f5, ISO 320

 

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Brittany – Troy, NY

While teaching a class today for my meetup group, the Capital Region Photography Group, I got the chance to shoot a little.  Brittany was a model for the runway fashion show I shot back on my birthday.  We traded contact info afterwards and she has been a trooper posing for several meetup classes so far.  Here is what I captured in the 30 minutes we got to work together.  ENJOY!

 

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