shannon & matt: canfield casino

Who doesn’t love a wedding at the Canfield Casino? How lucky were we to have two weddings there back to back? Our first of the Canfield back to back was with Shannon and Matt. Shannon first found us back when she worked at Saratoga National as a bridal attendant. I remember when she and her mother Sharon came in to meet us they were both so enthusiastic and excited. That very much carried through to May 11, 2012. They were wise at their choices too! They added wedding coordinator Christine Wheat after they read my blog post about wedding coordinators. Thank god for her and her team! I LOVE LOVE LOVE having wedding coordinators more than anything! Anyway, back to the date… We set things off at the Hampton Inn then it was off to a location that local people might be familiar with. Its Yaddo Gardens and to be honest we sort of avoided this place for a while since it had been a bit overdone in the photo industry. I must say it was a breath of fresh air to shoot there again. The images I captured there are some of my favorites from the day! So Justin Timberlake once said “I’m bringing sexy back.” and I’m saying “I’m brining Yaddo back!” After our session at Yaddo we all headed to the Canfield Casino. The ceremony space was set and Mazzone Hospitality was on their A Game welcoming Shannon and Matt’s friends and family. With the high sign from Christine Wheat the ceremony began and a teary eyed bride walked down the aisle. After that it was full blown party mode but thats what you get with the New York Players. If you are lucky enough to have them or be at a wedding with them you best have your dancing shoes on! I must say working with Shannon and Matt was an absolute pleasure! You’re both so fun and super easy to photograph. Thanks for allowing us to be a big part of your amazing day. Congrats to you and keep the love strong for decades!


Setting it off with some sweet details..

getting pretty..

Shannon and her sister putting on the finishing touches.

Oh how I love these!! How amazing is the back of her gown?

First look!


My facebook teaser…

Ppppffft yeah right..

I really forgot how beautiful Yaddo was.

So sweet.

Shannon, you killed it girl!


This is classic Yaddo..

Oh hey ladies!


ladies and fellas 😉

All types of emotions come out at ceremony time.

Mr & Mrs..

Love this.. so after the ceremony I walked into the back room and this is how they’re sitting. So awesome to kick back for a minute on your wedding day.

The Canfield Casino ballroom.

Back outside for the good light shots..

I love this one!

In the configuration!

The Elario Photo Booth was in full swing!



Uhhh, yeah.. Umm.. 🙂

Congrats you two!!

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