So, during the father-daughter dance at Stephanie and Ray’s recent Mazzone Hospitality (Glen Sanders Mansion) wedding, two little cousins stepped onto the dance floor, too. I kept a close eye on them as I photographed Stephanie and her dad, as they seemed to be having fun mimicking the adults. And then it happened! The little dude went in for a kiss! It was so cute. He only got the cheek, but it was an adorable effort. I was laughing and trying to keep the camera steady. It was great to work with my friends from Cool Cat Entertainment (Vinny Liotta), Best Bytes Media (Daniel Ross and Giovanni D’Abbiero) and Tuxego (Anthony Commisso). Thanks to Kristen Juchem of Kristen Renee Photography for second shooting.
What an awesome end to my 2013 wedding season (minus the dead truck battery at the very end of the night!). Thanks so much to Jessie and Andrew for having JFP document your big day! Thanks, as well, to my friend Brian K Garreau from Conway Entertainment Professional DJ Service and the awesome staff at Longfellows. And thank you to Kristen Rizzuto, who did hair and makeup for the bridal party. And it was great to work another gig with JFP second shooter Alan Sanfilippo.
Congrats to Stephanie and Ray, who celebrated a Mazzone Hospitality (Glen Sanders Mansion) wedding on November 28, 2013! Thanks for having me and JFP second shooter Kristen Renee Photography on hand to document your big day! It was also great to work with my friends from Cool Cat Entertainment, Best Bytes Media and Tuxego.
Congrats to Shealee and Salvatore, who got married today at the Hilton Garden Inn, Troy, NY and whose reception was at Pat’s Barn at Rensselaer Technology Park. It was a wonderful day, and I got to work with Kimberly J Ryan from the hotel, Alayne Curtiss and the ladies from Make Me Fabulous, Ambiance Florals & Events, Nicole’s Restaurant, Bridal Gallery by Yvonne, and Patrick Bergeron of Metro Music. Thanks to Krystal for second shooting.
I started the day with Shealee at the Hilton Garden Inn as she got wedding to walk down the aisle.
Shea and Sal opted to do a First Look, seeing each other before the ceremony. We chose the area surrounding Russell Sage College’s French House (Shea is a Sage graduate, and Sal went to RPI, which is just up the road) for the First Look:
After the First Look, we went to work making portraits (and dealing with intermittent rain):
This couple knocked it out of the park with their portraits. They have such an elegant, classic look together.
The couple, of course, had to represent their schools!:
We made a quick stop at The Ruck (a popular Troy watering hole) as we headed back to the Hilton Garden Inn for the ceremony:
Finally, it was time for the couple to get married!:
Gotta love a triumphant bride!:
And then we were off to Pat’s Barn for the party:
Thank you, Shea and Sal, for choosing JFP! I wish you a lifetime of happiness together!
Congratulations to Rachel and Mike, who got married on October 26, 2013. They are such a warm, sweet couple, and it was a privilege to spend the big day with them. I also got to work with the awesome staff at Longfellows, my buddy DJ Nick of Cool Cat Entertainment, Krystal Rose Studio (hair and makeup) and Platinum Transportation Group. Thanks, Rachel and Mike, for choosing JFP! Enjoy your honeymoon!
I started my day with Rachel at a family home as she got ready:
Seriously, how beautiful is this bride-to-be?:
And here’s the groom getting ready:
The ceremony took place at Sacred Heart Church in Castleton, New York:
I love how easy it is to see Rachel’s happiness in this next photo, as she rushes down the aisle to become Mrs. Spring:
Right after the ceremony, we made a picture of everyone who attended the wedding:
We then ventured outside, into the cold and wind, for some portrait work:
This next photo was Rachel’s idea. So cute!:
Rachel loves Halloween, so we made a quick cemetery portrait for her:
I adore this picture of Mike fixing his new bride’s shoe as we walk from one location to another:
We then made the trek to Longfellows for the reception. During his limo ride, Mike left the following message on my Facebook wall: “Thank you, Jeff and Krystal. You were great. Now off to the reception. See you there!” I thought that was really thoughtful.
Thank you again, guys, for choosing JFP! I wish you a lifetime of happiness together!
Congrats to Liz and Jeff, who got married at the awesome Franklin Plaza Ballroom on November 2, 2013! It was a great time, and I had the privilege of working with Franklin Hospitality, my buddy DJ Nick Maddalone of Cool Cat Entertainment, Bella Moda Hair & Nail Salon and officiant Neal Relyea. Thanks to Alan for second shooting.
I started the day with Liz at the Franklin Square Inn and Suites:
Liz has a great sense of humor:
Jeff was getting ready right next door. One of his groomsmen (Ashish) was fired up:
And Jeff killed me with this next maneuver. He’s a funny guy!:
Liz and Jeff opted to do a First Look, seeing each other before the ceremony. It was threatening to rain, and it was chilly, but they braved the elements:
It was then portrait time (my favorite time of the day!):
It rained for just a moment:
Liz and Jeff met while playing kickball, so we had to a kickball portrait:
The ceremony took place inside of the Franklin Plaza Ballroom:
Finally, it was party time!:
Thank you so much, Liz and Jeff, for choosing JFP to share your wedding day. I wish you a lifetime of happiness together!
Thank you so much to Jessica and Erik for a sweet JFP review on WeddingWire!:
“I found Jeff at a Bridal Show about a year before our wedding, and I instantly knew he was the photographer for us! His personality makes everyone feel comfortable and he is great at keeping you on schedule! Jeff was very flexible when my husband and I decided to change our wedding date and location, which took a lot of stress off of us! He takes beautiful pictures, and I highly recommend him!! Thank you Jeff!!”
Thank you again for choosing me, guys! I had a great time documenting your wedding!
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Thank you to Shealee and Salvatore for a five-star review onWeddingWire! I am so appreciative of the kind, thoughtful words:
“One of the best things about friends getting married before you is seeing vendors in action. I first saw Jeff’s work at my friend Tina’s wedding and as soon as the first picture went up on Facebook I asked her ‘Who was you photographer?’ I wasn’t even engaged at the time; however I put Jeff Foley in my back pocket for a later date, but started to follow his work on Facebook. I adore his pictures so when it came time to book my wedding photographer it was an easy choice. From the first phone call I knew Jeff would get along with my family and friends and he made the planning process easy for me with his timeline.
“The day of our wedding was amazing. We chose to do a first look (which I highly recommend) and I thought it might be weird seeing my groom for the first time trying to having an intimate moment while a camera is going off, but it wasn’t like that at all, I forgot Jeff was even there and we had our special moment; just the two of us. Jeff made posing for pictures easy and had me laughing all day. Our wedding party loved him and I’m already getting so many compliments on the few teasers that are online. I’m so excited to see the rest of Jeff’s work! He made our special day so much fun and I would absolutely recommend him to photograph and capture your day as well. ”
Thank you again for choosing me, guys!
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Thank you to Rachel and Mike for reviewing JFP on WeddingWire! I appreciate it:
“I found Jeff Foley through a family wedding, when I looked through their wedding pictures I absoutly fell in love with their pictures. Especially the one with the boston terrier with ‘here comes the bride sign’ So i started my research for my wedding and fell in love with his work. To me no other photographers work compared to Jeff’s. We then made a appointment to meet and OMG i fell in love. He made us feel so comfortable and that’s what I need. Once our big day came he did amazing!! I only got a few teasers so far of my pictures and they are just perfect. At my wedding I didn’t even notice him at my reception which is a good thing because you don’t want a annoying person up your butt all night lol..Everything was perfect and feel blessed that he was available for my wedding. I highly recommend him to anyone else that needs a photographer.”
I’m so glad JFP clients Kristin and Jeffrey introduced me to 5 Pointz (in Queens, New York) before it was wiped clean. Graffiti artists had been allowed to use the huge building as a canvas for about 20 years, but the building’s owner recently painted it white overnight (he received permission from the city to tear the building down so he could build condos). It was such a cool place, and it was awesome to make some of Kristin and Jeffrey’s engagement photos there.