sara & asa: canfield casino

Sara & Asa’s Canfield Casino wedding was superb! They had an unusually warm day for April but I know any couple would take a day like this year round. Anyone who knows me knows The Canfield Casino is my favorite room of all time in fact Kris Ann & myself will be using this very room for our 2010 wedding, but this blog post is not about us, it’s about Sara & Asa.

So we met up with Sara at the hotel in Saratoga, Alane from Make Me Fabulous was just putting some finishing touches on Sara when we arrived. We had a whole new crew of bridesmaids all dressed, all on time and looking good as well. After a some getting ready shots with Sara and Mom we moved out onto Broadway for some portraits with the girls. This crew of ladies was another fun bunch and had some beautiful looking flowers by Kris Ann at Fleurtacious Designs, nice job Kris Ann.

Then it was off to the Casino to meet with with Asa and the guys. We opted to do the guy photos in the awesome bar area since it was a little warm & bright outside. We didn’t want the guys to wilt 😉 but seriously I love that bar, its just so legit and classic. Shortly thereafter Sara & the ladies arrived and we did a first look. It was fantastic, we finished up all the family and bridal party photos prior to the scheduled 5 o’clock ceremony. The ceremony was held in the parlor, as most are at The Casino. Sara & Asa wrote their own vows which had people tearing up all around. It was a great ceremony.

Later into the cocktail hour Al Woodard, who we worked with again this weekend and myself pulled Sara & Asa in the dining room and then outside for some photos in the good light. Seriously it was the good light, a sweet time of day to shoot. Did I mention Glen Sanders catered this wedding too? The food was awesome as usual . The party was a fun time as well, City Rhythm held it down and had the people on the floor all night. All and all, another great wedding to finish off the month of April with, looking forward to what May brings.

Enjoy, leave love,
JP

A great shot of a proud and happy mother.

Alane from Make Me Fabulous doing her thang.

A good looking bunch of fun ladies..

Love this portrait of Sara, the eyes draw you right in don’t they?

Some nice fluers by Kris Ann at Fleurtacious Designs

Classic, I imagine most photos back in the day taken in this very spot would look similar.

Gotta get a cigar shot right?

A nice series of their first look.

Go get your bride Asa..

I love when it just happens. A real kiss.

Playing around with a little HDR photography here.

I gotta give Kris Ann some face time as well… she did do an awesome job on the room.

This is my favorite Casino light. June weddings get spoiled with this light until like 9pm.

Remember their engagement shoot?

Here are two from my favorite series all day.

The “on deck” spot for getting announced into the room never fails for an energetic image like this.

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