Portraits of Rachel

Posted in Jeff Foley Photography, Portraits on November 30th, 2015 by admin

I love sharing what I do with people I care about. Last night, I got to make portraits of my friend Rachel. So many smiles, and so many pretty photos. Thanks to Jeanette for assisting.

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Julie and Dan’s JFP review

Posted in Jeff Foley Photography, Weddings on November 30th, 2015 by admin

Julie and Dan left me a sweet and thoughtful review onWeddingWire:

“When it came to choosing a photographer my husband and I were looking for someone easy to get along with who had a true passion for the art of photography. We found that and more with Jeff Foley.

“Jeff is a really great guy and a true artist. He sees through a lens of optimism – working with the amazing attributes of light, landscapes, and color.

“You want Jeff to be the eyes that capture your wedding, special occasion, or engagement. You will be in great hands and have a good time. You will also experience how rewarding it us to trust in someone whose true passion for capturing extraordinary moments thru the camera, will give you memories to cherish for a lifetime.

“On our wedding day, it was so easy to work with Jeff. Our bridal party had a great time with him the whole day, and he kept us on track and had an awesome second photographer assisting him, Amanda. She was terrific!

“Jeff is very detail oriented and professional. You always know what will happen in advance and he is very flexible and organized.

“In the end, my husband and I were so glad to have Jeff as our engagement session and wedding day photographer. It was such a great experience and we would highly recommend Jeff to other couples!”

Thank you for taking the time to share your JFP experience, guys! I appreciate it, and I’m glad I got to document your wedding day.

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Congrats to Jen and Carlos!

Posted in Jeff Foley Photography, Weddings on November 27th, 2015 by admin

Congratulations to Jennifer and Carlos, who got married on October 3, 2015! I enjoyed documenting your wedding! With Normanside Country ClubLipstick N Lashes Beauty Bar and BoutiqueCT Productions Mobile DJ ServicesLaRose Media and Nectar Custom Floral Designs LLC. Thanks to Jay Zhang for second shooting.

Jen, a Saratoga native, first met Colombian-born and Ohio-raised Carlos on a date at Panera. After getting frozen yoghurt to end their date, Jen called her mom right away, exclaiming, “I met the guy I’m going to marry!”

Their wedding took place in downtown Albany at the grand Cathedral of Immaculate Conception and a wonderful reception followed at the Normanside Country Club with 116 of their closest friends and family. There was a great feast prepared to celebrate their matrimony, as well as lots of dancing complete with a DJ. The food consisted of filet mignon, a chicken dish, and a salmon dish. Jen and Carlos first danced together as husband and wife to Kip Moore’s “Hey Pretty Girl.” Their cake was pumpkin flavored with cream cheese frosting.

Carlos’s storybook proposal took place in the rain during a New York City weekend get away, outside a restaurant in Central Park. He had Jen’s family fly up from Florida, and they all hid behind an outdoor bar that was part of the restaurant’s outdoor patio. Carlos and Jen stood beneath an umbrella as the rain poured down around them.

The bride wore a strapless dress with a belt around the waistline, and the skirt of her dress remained tight until about mid-hip where it gently flared out. She also wore a train and veil, and had a beautiful hairpiece made from her mother and grandmother’s dress (her mother wore her grandmother’s dress on her wedding day). Jen wore the hairpiece in place of the veil during the reception. Carlos wore a black tux with a silver tie and a silver vest.


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Jillian and Adam’s maternity shoot

Posted in Jeff Foley Photography, Portraits on November 25th, 2015 by admin

In March of 2014, I photographed Jillian and Adam’s wedding. Today, I had to privilege of making maternity photos for them. I love this job! (Jillian’s makeup by Erin Marzilli.) Congrats, guys!

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Grayson in the studio

Posted in Jeff Foley Photography, Portraits on November 25th, 2015 by admin

I photographed Rita and Michele’s wedding a little more than three years ago. Today, they visited the JFP studio so I could make portraits of their two-year-old son Grayson. Wow, this little man is cute. And a super sharp dresser. It’s so nice to reconnect with my couples as they experience the joys life has to offer.

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Congratulations to Kristen and Travis!

Posted in Jeff Foley Photography, Weddings on November 24th, 2015 by admin

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you make an entrance into your wedding reception! Thanks so much, Kristen and Travis, for sharing your wedding day with me! With Deryck DeMatas90 State EventsMazzone Hospitality, Piano Man’s DJ Productions (Fernando Bustamante), Erin Marzilli, and Dave Bigler Photos and Films. Thanks to Amanda Vitti for second shooting.


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Amber and Chris’s wedding photos

Posted in Jeff Foley Photography, Weddings on November 24th, 2015 by admin

My cousin Chris married his best friend (Amber) on October 8, 2015, and I had the privilege of documenting the day for them. What a delightful experience for me. Thanks for sharing the day with me, guys. I wish you a lifetime of happiness together. With The Appel Inn & A Gracious EventJoe C Pro-SoundElegant Touch Catering Company and Coccadotts Cake Shop. Thanks to Jay Zhang for second shooting.

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Ashley and Mike’s wedding photos

Posted in Jeff Foley Photography, Weddings on November 21st, 2015 by admin

Congrats to Ashley and Mike, who got married on September 26, 2015! What a wonderful day! It was great to work with River Stone ManorLeigh Brockmann at Strut SpalontiqueFleurtacious DesignsBridal Gallery by Yvonne and JENT Events & Entertainment. Thanks to Jay Zhang for second shooting.

On September 26th, Ashley Boyer and Michael Testa were married in a traditional ceremony and reception, which both took place at the River Stone Manor in Schenectady, New York. Their ceremony took place on the Manor’s luscious grounds, which led right down to the riverfront.

They had a cocktail segment, which took place underneath an elegantly tented area. The dancing and dining then took place in the ballroom. Their first dance song was to John Legend’s “You and I,” and the rest of their music consisted of pop and hip-hop.

One hundred and fifty of the couple’s family and friends came to celebrate with them, and everyone enjoyed a meal with pasta as the main dish. Their wedding cake was composed of two different flavors — chocolate with peanut butter mousse, and rum cake with a lemon and raspberry frosting.

Mike proposed by the Hudson River, after coaxing Ashley out to dinner. They decided on the Bonefish Grill, s semi-fancy restaurant with a relaxed ambience in Latham, NY. Mike and Ashley went on a walk by the riverfront before they went out to dinner, and Mike proposed.

The bride wore a stunning blush-colored mermaid-style gown that she helped design and alter. She had two maids of honor, who each wore navy, knee-length dresses. The groom had four groomsmen and one best man. A week after their wedding, the couple honeymooned in Aruba.

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A Saratoga Springs (New York) family portrait session

Posted in Jeff Foley Photography, Portraits on November 8th, 2015 by admin

Tonight’s clients (former JFP wedding clients) chose to have their 18-month-old daughter annouce that the family is expecting another baby! Love it!



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Celebrating 50 years of marriage

Posted in Jeff Foley Photography, Portraits, Uncategorized on November 7th, 2015 by admin

The way I see, canoodling is not about your age or the number of years you’ve been together. Nor is the silliness that it often leads to. LOL. Tom and Mary Jo will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Feb. 26th and — thanks to their daughter purchasing a portrait package for them — they visited my studio today. I treated them the same way I treat my newlywed couples, and they responded the same way. Love clearly is love. What a great day for me.

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