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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Congrats to Caitlin and Ramfis!

Posted in Jeff Foley Photography, Weddings on November 6th, 2015 by admin

Congrats to Caitlin and Ramfis, who got married on Sept. 13, 2015, at Club Helsinki in Hudson, N.Y. It was wonderful to share an intimate wedding day with them, and to work with wedding planner Emily Heins, my buddy Brian K Garreau of Conway Entertainment Professional DJ ServiceWe Marry UFlowers By PeshaLexie Voelker Hair and Makeup ArtistBridal Gallery by Yvonne. Thanks for Kristen Renee for second shooting.

A very fun and unique wedding took place on September 13th at Helsinki Hudson, which triples as a club, restaurant, and ballroom. Caitlin Cooper married Ramfis Montalvo in a sophisticated and high-spirited brunch themed wedding.

The two met at a New Year’s Eve party in 2012 that Caitlin was hosting at her then Albany apartment, which Ramfis (who was living in the Bronx at the time) went to. He was encouraged to attend by a mutual friend, who was very confident that they would hit it off. They began to date and after a few months, Ramfis moved up from New York City to Albany.

Then on Sunday, February 1st of this year, when Caitlin thought they were just getting ready to go to brunch, Ramfis proposed.

“I thought we were going to the diner to get French toast!”

This led to the most auspicious brunch wedding ever, where Helsinki Hudson held both the ceremony and reception. The newly weds had originally wanted a more traditional country club event, but opted for the more intimate and uniquely them affair, which included 35 of their closest friends and family. The ceremony began at 11:30am, and the reception started promptly at noon.

Guests were treated to a number of different delicious options for brunch: a fried chicken and waffle bar, Nutella Stuffed French Toast, shrimp and grits, egg quesadillas, and a dry cereal bar, among other things.

The bride wore a gorgeous gown that the seamstress customized for her. She used the garter from her mother’s wedding dress, which was her “something old” And her “something borrowed” was a delicate crystal rhinestone hair ornament shaped like a feather. Caitlin feels that feathers appear during important moments, and takes their appearance to mean that her late father is watching over her.

The Montalvos first dance was to Leon Bridges’ “Coming Home.” And the music played at their wedding was of a similar caliber: sort of retro and oldies, but at a very wide variety, from the Jackson 5 to John Mayer.

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Liz and Mike

Posted in Jeff Foley Photography, Weddings on November 3rd, 2015 by admin

Congratulations to Liz and Mike, who got married on September 25, 2015! It was great to spend the day documenting their wedding, and it was great to work with Franklin Plaza BallroomFranklin Hospitality, my buddy Brian K Garreau of Conway Entertainment Professional DJ ServiceStiletto SalonAll Occasions Limo, Inc., Aubrey Lanni (makeup), Choppa & Son Formal Wear, and Angela’s Bridal. Thanks to Kristen Renee for second shooting.

After meeting during a Dart League competition at the charming (and not quite a dive bar) Ryan’s Wake in Troy, Liz and Mike became close friends. They remained friends for a few years, and then they began to date. Six years and one wonderfully mischievous daughter later, Mike proposed, which led to a beautiful wedding on the 25th of September, 2015.

While sitting around a campfire in the Adirondacks with all of her family and close friends, Liz was completely surprised when Mike dropped down on one knee and proposed. Eagle Bay, N.Y., located in the Adirondacks, has always been a significant place to Liz; her family went there when she was a little girl for a few weeks out of the year for vacation. The date was August 3rd, and supposedly everyone and their mother had known of Mike’s proposal plan.

Joined by about 160 guests, their ceremony took place at the Our Lady of Assumption Church in Latham, N.Y., which included a full mass. The reception followed at the Franklin Plaza Ballroom, with dancing to a variety of music; specifically 90s hip hop, and Mike’s personal favorite, “Baby Got Back.” Their first dance song was to Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud,” which Liz discovered and chose for their first dance song far before it became a commonly known hit.

The reception also had a diverse number of appetizers, including tomato soup shooters with grilled cheese, and bacon wrapped scallops. For the main course, the guests chose between filet mignon in a Gorgonzola butter sauce, sole, or Osso Buco pork.

The bride wore a strapless mermaid style dress with a sweetheart neckline, which she added a dazzling diamond belt to. The couple’s daughter, Mia, was also included in the ceremony, and wore a beautiful white dress, which was very similar to her mother’s. Mia walked up the aisle before the bride, carrying an ivory satin basket with a bouquet made from the same flowers as Liz’s. The groom wore a traditional black tux and ivory colored vest with a white silk necktie. The bridesmaids all wore strapless black gowns, and the groomsmen wore traditional black tuxes with black neckties.

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