a windy engagement session with emily & mike

Last week I caught up with this 2012 Elario bride and groom to be for a windy engagement session. Now, so you know we didn’t plan for the wind. It was one of those fall days where it just never stopped. Luckily downtown Albany has some spots I was able to tuck them into to avoid the wind! We set things off at The Brown Derby Restaurant, which is a great place to get your eat on. If you haven’t been you should try it. Anyway this is Emily and Mike’s spot. In fact they frequent there so much they made the coveted wall of fame with all the local famous peeps. I think Bobby Mallozzi should consider adding a JP Elario sketch, just saying. πŸ˜‰ After that we hit the mean streets of downtown Albany and did our thing. I will say I finally met a man more obsessed with his hair than I am. Mike, we’re a special breed! I really can’t wait to shoot their wedding in June of 2012. I know it will be a blast! So without further ado here is Emily and Mike’s photos…


Meet Emily and Mike (and The Brown Derby Restaurant)

My favorite thing about this restaurant is you don’t feel like you’re in Albany. Not that I’m knocking Albany, but you know what I’m saying!

I love this one..

I think the artist nailed it their sketches.. I want one!!

In Academy Park. (before all those tents showed up)


I love these doors.

Let me just give massive props to the color coordinating here. Mike, I’m sure Emily picked your clothes out πŸ˜‰

I love this one. The light, the color and of course the little exchange.

Mike “You want me to sit on the ground?” Me: “yeah!”

My facebook teaser.. Love this one too.

You’re beautiful Emily.

When I was taking this pic a random stranger walked by and said “I love your blog” If you’re reading this THANK YOU!

7 stories up.. I love this spot.

Ok so it was even more windy.. but we knew it would be! Mikes hair managed not to move too much.

This is one of my top 3 favorites from the whole session.

Nailing the Elario Configuration..

and my token “bling shot”

Lastly 3 wind blown peeps! I had a blast guys!

next one

sarah + ben = henry