Congrats to Andrea and Michael!

Posted in Jeff Foley Photography, Weddings on February 28th, 2015 by admin

Congratulations to Andrea and Michael, who got married at 90 State Events (Mazzone Hospitality) this afternoon! I had a great time with them, and it was wonderful to work with True Grace MakeupCuff’s CakesPetricone Matt Photography (video), The Magnetman and White Label DJs. Thanks to Alan for second shooting.

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Congrats to Kristin and Chris!

Posted in Jeff Foley Photography, Weddings on February 9th, 2015 by admin

Congratulations to Kristin and Chris, who got married on January 18, 2015! Thanks for sharing an awesome day with me, guys! With The Glen Sanders MansionMazzone HospitalityLipstick N Lashes Beauty Bar and Boutique, Sean Junda Wedding Films and Piano Man’s DJ Productions. Thanks to Alan for second shooting.

Kristin got ready at Glen Sanders. This woman knows how to have fun! LOL.:

I love this photo of Kristin with her mom and sister:

Here’s Kristin checking herself out in a mirror held by her mom and Chris’s mom:

And here’s Kristin and her dad seeing each other just after Kristin got into her dress:

A quick window portrait:

Kristin and Chris did their First Look at Glen Sanders. It was chilly out, so we did it inside:

We then jumped right into some portrait work:

I ran into a few animated guests just before the ceremony started:

This next image melted my heart. I thought it was so cute that the reader wrote on the back of her paper for the bride and groom to see:

Finally, it was time to party!:

Thank you for choosing JFP, guys! I wish you a lifetime of happiness together!

 

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Congrats to Marissa and Matthew

Posted in Jeff Foley Photography, Weddings on February 8th, 2015 by admin

Congratulations to Marissa and Matthew, who got married on January 17, 2015! Thanks for sharing your wedding day with me! With Franklin Plaza BallroomFranklin HospitalityOlya Paskovaty Hairstylist/ Makeup ArtistFlowers By PeshaBest Bytes MediaFunk EvolutionElite Hair and Image SalonLily Saratoga and Tuxego. Thanks to Alan for second shooting.

Marissa got ready at a family home, and there were lots of smiles as she prepped:

There was even a brief appearance of “duck lips” … LOL:

How adorable is this flower girl?:

Matthew and his best man Deric had a few laughs behind the scenes at St. Augustine’s (Troy, N.Y.):

Marissa and her father Vincent, meanwhile, waited in the vestibule. They were ready for the ceremony to get underway.:

Does it get better than the look on Matthew’s face in the next image? I adore photos where the emotions are right on the surface.:

After the ceremony and our family portrait session, we headed to Franklin Plaza to make some bridal party and couple portraits. It was frigid outside, but we made a quick group photo outdoors:

Then we ran inside and took advantage of the many great spaces at Franklin Plaza:

The newlyweds rocked their portrait session!:

Finally, it was time to party:

Matthew and Marissa are both musicians, and Matthew played the trumpet with Funk Evolution (he has been a band member for some time) during the reception:

Thank you, Marissa and Matthew, for choosing JFP. I wish you a lifetime of happiness (and music) together!

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Courtney and Dan’s JFP review

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

Thank you so much to Courtney and Dan for taking the time to leave me some kind words on WeddingWire. I loved spending your wedding day with you guys, and I adore your photos!

Here’s what Courtney and Dan had to say about their JFP experience:

” If you are looking for a photographer for your wedding, life event, or just fun, Jeff is your guy. My husband and I are absolutely THRILLED with our wedding photos. First and foremost: he can make any picture look beautiful. We had our engagement photos taken in the Spring and it was pouring. When I mean pouring, I mean black sky and raindrops the size of bullets. Nevertheless, we decided to go on with the show. Jeff wasn’t worried for an instant! We took the photos in the pouring rain, and when we got to see them, we were in SHOCK! The photos looked like something out of a romantic comedy: sun showers and umbrellas on a beautiful spring day. Amazing. On the day of our wedding, we had a little more luck with the weather. No precipitation! It was, however, freezing. We went to some of the buildings in the downtown Albany area and the photos are absolutely breathtaking. I couldn’t ask for better photos. He captured exactly what I wanted. In addition, he is such fun to be around! From our initial meeting, to the awesome slideshow after the wedding, he is such a pleasure to be around. All the guests and the bridal party were raving! I can’t recommend his services enough. I can’t wait for him to capture our next life event.”

Thank you again, guys! I can’t wait till the next time you’re in front of my camera!

To see JFP’s WeddingWire reviews, go here.

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A First Look image

Posted in Jeff Foley Photography, Weddings on January 29th, 2015 by admin

With The Glen Sanders MansionMazzone HospitalityLipstick N Lashes Beauty Bar and Boutique and Piano Man’s DJ Productions. Thanks to Alan for second shooting.

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The 2015 JFP performers portfolio

Posted in Jeff Foley Photography, Models on January 26th, 2015 by admin

I update my portfolios each year in an attempt to make sure potential clients see the kind of work I feel like I do best/enjoy the most. It is a highly unscientific process, but I enjoy going through my photos from the past year and pulling out those images that make me the happiest. Several times each year, I have the opportunity to work with models, athletes, musicians or other kinds of storytellers (often, talented teams of hair, makeup and wardrobe professionals are also involved), and these shoots produce some of my favorite images. Here are the ones I’m currently loving.

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Congrats to Courtney and Dan!

Posted in Jeff Foley Photography, Weddings on January 25th, 2015 by admin

Congratulations to Courtney and Dan, who got married on January 2, 2015. I could not have asked for a better way to kick off my 2015 wedding season! This was an awesome day! With 90 State EventsMazzone HospitalityCT Productions Mobile DJ ServicesAdvantage Transit GroupLark Street Flower MarketKrystal Rose StudioBridal Gallery by Yvonne and Waldorf Tuxedo. Thanks to Alan for second shooting.

I started the day with Courtney and her bridal party at 74 State Hotel (Albany, N.Y.).

Here’s Courtney with her mom as her sisters put the finishing touches on her dress:

What a beautiful bride:

Alan photographed Dan and the guys as they got ready:

The First Look took place in front of the NYS Education Building:

It was chilly out, so we jumped right into our portrait session:

The ceremony took place at the Westminster Presbyterian Church:

Finally, it was time for the party at 90 State!:

Thank you, guys, for choosing JFP! I wish you a lifetime of happiness together!

 

 

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The 2015 JFP engagement portfolio

Posted in Engagements, Jeff Foley Photography on January 24th, 2015 by admin

I update my portfolios each year in an attempt to make sure potential clients see the kind of work I feel like I do best/enjoy the most. It is a highly unscientific process, but I enjoy going through my photos from the past year and pulling out those images that make me the happiest. Here are the engagement photos I’m loving at that moment.

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Congrats to Heather and Robert!

Posted in Jeff Foley Photography, Weddings on January 19th, 2015 by admin

Congratulations to Heather and Robert, who got married at Franklin Plaza Ballroom (Franklin Hospitality) on December 20, 2014! Thanks for sharing the day with JFP! And it was great to work with FLAWLESSBYTINADavida’s Salon & BoutiqueTuxegoBridal Gallery by Yvonne, and Events by Cool Cat. Thanks to Alan for second shooting.

We started the day with Heather at Best Western Plus Franklin Square Inn.

I love this photo of Heather sharing a moment with her mom as she slips into her wedding dress:

Ring bearer Jaxen wasn’t so interested in the whole process (ha ha):

Heather and Rob did their First Look in front of Franklin Plaza:

I then put the couple to work, making their portraits:

Wow. Just wow.:

These next few photos were made in the Franklin Plaza’s brand new third floor:

Once the portraits were finished, I separated Heather and Rob. They had about 45 minutes to catch their breath before the ceremony.

How gorgeous was Franklin Plaza for the ceremony?:

And then it was finally time to party!:

Thank you, Heather and Rob, for sharing your wedding day with me! I wish you a lifetime of happiness together!

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JFP’s wedding portfolio

Posted in Jeff Foley Photography, Weddings on January 16th, 2015 by admin

Each year, I update my portfolios in an effort to make sure that the work potential clients see online is representative of what I want to do/do well. Selecting the images is a highly unscientific process, but I think that — after 10 years or so as a photographer — I have finally identified my style.

I make images that are romantic and silly. They are often classy, and sometimes they are not. In other words, they are about the people in front of my camera. I tell their stories.

I am a storyteller at heart. I have been since I was a little kid. I still remember filling notebooks with my own “Hardy Boys” stories as a youngster. I adore learning about people, and I love sharing their experiences in photos. With that in mind, I work hard to make my clients feel comfortable expressing themselves visually.

Thank you all for sharing your world with me. I appreciate it.

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