Ashley & Brian: Key Hall at Proctors

OK! We’re back! I decided to take last week off from the blog. Thanksgiving week is usually light on blog traffic so I thought why not? Plus, I wanted to save this blog post for a week when everyone’s back at work because thats where you blog stalk from right? I’m excited to share one of the area’s newest venues in this blog post. Key Hall at Proctors is pretty awesome. It’s an old bank turned into a reception hall. The best thing about it is the folks at Mansion Catering are attached to it. What more could you ask for?

When Ashley contacted us to shoot her wedding she basically took what little availability we had in November and picked a date. I must say I was flattered! Little did we know Schenectady was having their Christmas parade that day!! I mean seriously who throws a Christmas parade the Saturday before Thanksgiving?? Anyway the streets were packed! It was all good because there was a great energy in the air. I decided we just use the streets of Schenectady for first look and all the other photos. I’m stoked with the results. After all, I love me some city shots! Did I mention it was pretty cold too? Word. It was frosty out there. No worries though, Brian would give Ashley his coat in between shots. My favorite part of the whole bride and groom portrait session was when we went out into the middle of the parade route. There was no way I was going to pass that up! Anyway after that we headed to the beautiful St Johns Church for a wedding! After the knot was tied we headed to Key Hall at Proctors. What a venue! I can’t wait to shoot here again. DJ Mike Garrasi of Music Man Entertainment was in the house which means the party was hopping! We also worked with Al Woodard for like the hundredth time this season but I’m not complaining! I must say this was a great one! Ashley and Brian, thank you both SO MUCH for choosing us before you chose your date. Again, its flattering and means a lot to us. We really enjoyed spending November 19, 2011 with you both! Congrats!


Fun shoes..

getting her pretty on..

A little emotional here as she got dressed..

Out on State St..

Don’t we get lucky with all these beautiful brides??

One more..

Brian, looking sharp. Nice job on the hand tied bow tie.

The guys.. Key Hall is the building with the columns behind them..

First look!

The bridal party.. one of my favorite bridal party shots this year.

I loved shooting on this street!

A nice little spot..


An Elario configuration.

Love it.

My favorite image of the whole day.. I love it.

All these people were actually here for Ashely and Brian!

St Johns..

Mr & Mrs..

Key Hall at Proctors..

The space is so cool.

Inside the vault I found their wedding date.. πŸ˜‰

This is how they enter the room for introductions.. Pretty cool huh?

Nothing like a great first dance with a dip.

We took them back outside for a couple more..


Brian is a Starbucks nut and got the Stuyvesant Plaza store to donate all their coffee for the wedding, plus that awesome sign!

Did I mention they partied?

Ok, one more in the vault.. Congrats you guys!!!

next one

portraits of a girl named tiffany