Saratoga Springs, NY
Earlene and John's snowy wedding day began in the suites at the Pavillion Grand Hotel in downtown Saratoga Springs. Earlene and her many bridesmaids got ready with hair and makeup by Relish Salon, while John and the boys got ready downstairs. The girl's stunning bouquets were designed and delivered by Blooms, and truly captured the magic and romance of a winter wedding. Earlene donned an elegant dress from Something Bleu Bridal as she got ready to travel to Congress Park for her first look with her groom-to-be. Josh from A Moment to Share and I captured the couple's teary first look - complete with smiles, tears and laughs. A chilly photoshoot followed at Congress Park and the newly renovated Adelphi Hotel in downtown Saratoga before the couple headed to the Saratoga Hall of Springs in a classic Rolls Royce. Talk about traveling in style! Upon arriving to the venue, this couple literally stopped traffic for some dramatic photos along the Avenue of the Pines. Earlene and John are my favorite type of couple - up for anything to get the shot! Formals with family and the bridal party followed. The couple then shared vows and smiles during their candle-lit ceremony against the dramatic columns of the Hall of Springs - led by Father Christopher Richard. Total Entertainment got the room rocking for the reception and guests came ready to party! The newlywed's wish for "a little winter magic" came true later on in the night, as we stepped out into the falling snow for some backlit snowstorm photos. Every winter wedding needs a surprise snowfall and sparklers! Special thanks to Sarah from Bisou Weddings and Events for seamless wedding planning and coordination, and to Mazzone Hospitality for wonderful staff (I'm talking about you Pam!) and delicious food, as always!
When Earlene went to the Bridal Expo in Saratoga, she was interested in getting information from the photographers that were present. Earlene met a few but they didn’t have such a first impression as Caitlin did. What immediately stood out about her was how friendly and knowledgeable Caitlin was and she also understood what our vision for our wedding and [we] knew she would be able to fulfill our dreams. Based on Earlene’s initial meeting with Caitlin, we decided to hire her and right from the get go I knew we made a great choice. Caitlin was an absolute joy to work with. She has a very detailed eye and knew what type of pictures would work well for us and suit our fun personalities during our engagement session and wedding. She has a very calm demeanor and was able to direct us without making it feel like we were being bossed around. She had great ideas as to where to shoot and place us, and we trusted her completely. It really shows in the pictures she took….they look absolutely incredible!…Earlene and I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out and loved them so much we bought a bunch of framed photos and canvasses to put on our wall. We are so overjoyed that we had Caitlin as part of our wedding experience, that we plan to use her again as our photographer in the near future!
Thats easy (even with so many great moments to choose from!)….with our wedding about 2/3 done, it began to snow outside. Caitlin grabbed Earlene and I and asked if we wanted to go outside and snap some pictures in the snow. Having a winter wedding, we had hoped we would get some snow fall on our wedding day and having all the trust in the world with what Caitlin was doing – we immediately jumped at the opportunity and went outside with her and shot some pictures….What we hoped would look great turned out to be pure magic, as the pictures looked amazing….so much so that when Earlene and I saw them for the first time, they brought tears to our eyes….and what was the absolute highlight of pictures taken that day wouldn’t have been possible without Caitlin’s quick decision to improvise and go big! Rating 5/5
—Earlene & John