I had a fun Saratoga Springs engagement session with Kathryn and Chase tonight. Looking forward to their wedding later this year!
Thanks to Natalie and Craig for a fun-filled engagement session in Troy tonight! (Natalie’s hair and makeup by Make Me Fabulous). Can’t wait for your Franklin Plaza Ballroom wedding. Thanks to Jeanette for assisting.
I photographed Kristen and Jeff’s wedding in 2015, and recently I had the pleasure of making maternity portraits for them. Thanks for allowing me to document this time in your life, guys!
Congrats to Lizzy and Heather, who got married on April 9, 2016! I’m so glad Jeanette Foley and I were able to spend the day with you ladies and your family and friends. What a privilege for us! xoxo. With Mazzone Hospitality, The Glen Sanders Mansion, Metro Music, Poppytree Floral Designs, Angela’s Bridal and FLAWLESSBYTINA.
Thanks to Kayla and Jason for an awesome engagement session tonight. I loved getting to know you guys a little, and I can’t wait to document your wedding day!
Jeanette and I photographed Kathleen and Dave’s wedding today. What a wonderful, fun day! And we loved working with Christopher Brian Salon, Albany Bride & Gown, Tuxego, Poppytree Floral Designs, DJ Truemaster Trimingham, Brown’s Brewing Company and Brown’s Revolution Hall.
Rachael and John left JFP a sweet five-star review today:
“From first contact to receiving our photos, Jeff Foley was amazing to work with. He kept a great line of communication and was amenable to all our specific requests. He was also extremely well organized; we were always ahead of schedule on the wedding day! He is tremendously devoted to his work, evidenced by his delaying his much-needed surgery till after our wedding. We cannot thank him enough for fighting through the pain of his broken arm in order to capture our day perfectly. Even with one arm, his photos were gorgeous!! We are so happy with everything!”
Thank you so much, guys! We loved spending the day with you.
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My wife Jeanette and I recently spent about a week in Sin City, so — of course — we set aside a couple of hours to shoot. Jeanette did her own hair and makeup, and she was sporting a gorgeous Lyn Morgan Designs dress. We worked along the old Las Vegas strip.
The image above was made using a tattoo parlor’s wall. We had driven past the wall many times, which gave us a chance to observe the way the sunlight worked there. And there were never any cars in the parking lot, which meant that I’d have enough space to use a 200mm lens and still be able to shoot Jeanette full-length. We went late in the afternoon, when the wall was mostly shaded. Perfect. However, as luck would have it, there was a car parked about 10 feet in front of the wall. Thank goodness I brought my Sigma 20mm lens (and thank goodness it’s such a great performer). I lit Jeanette with a bare flash on a lightstand and my girl did all the hard work. I love the way she is mimicking Sinatra’s pose here.
This next photo was made in front of one of the large hotels along Fremont Street. We hauled a bare flash and a lightstand out of the car, and I swapped the 20mm for a Canon 200mm lens. Since the setup was different than the first shot, I told Jeanette I needed to test and tweak the light before we actually started to work. I also told her she didn’t need to do anything other than stand there while I tested. Fortunately, she didn’t listen to me. LOL. She varied her poses as I made images, chimped and changed my settings. I made a whopping eight frames before security came hustling out and asked to see a permit, which we did not have. We had no choice but to move along. I’m so glad Jeanette was working on her poses while I tested light. I love her attitude in this shot. My wife is fierce.
We made the last photo in this post a couple of hours later. I used a Sigma 50mm lens and an on-camera flash and a RoundFlash (a ring flash adapter). This combination gave me the ability to work and move fairly quickly (which important on the streets of Las Vegas), and it put out light with a bit of a fashion photography feeling to it. Again, Jeanette did most of the work here.
Check out what Lizzy and Heather had to say about their JFP experience:
“There is so much to say about Jeff and Jeanette I don’t know where to start. My wife and I are out of town brides and immediately Jeff made us feel confident and comfortable. He worked with our insane travel schedules, met with us over the phone, and proved that we could trust him to make sure everything was perfect even if we couldn’t always be physically there. Then we flew Jeff out to Colorado to shoot our engagement session. Not only did we make sensational, once in a life time images but we also made an amazing friend. On the day of our wedding, just seeing Jeff and Jeanette there calmed our nerves. A look of reassurance and a laugh was all we needed to put our hearts at ease. We consider ourselves honored to have worked and become friends with JFPSquared. Our wedding day wouldn’t have been the same without them. If you’re looking for warm, compassionate, calming, and hilarious people to capture the day of your dreams in the most beautiful way I’ve ever known, look no further than Jeff and Jeanette. They are the photography duo to beat.”
Thank you for the kind words, ladies, and for sharing your fairytale wedding day with us. xoxo
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Congratulations to Christine and Brian! They got married at Saratoga National Golf Club Weddings & Events on March 19, 2016. Thanks for sharing the day with us, guys. We had a blast. It also was great to work with Mazzone Hospitality, Danielle’s Bridal Boutique and my buddy Vinny Vin of nonstopmusic. Thanks to Jeanette Foley and Jay Zhang for second shooting.