Ok folks, I got a great one to share today. This past Saturday we photographed a really awesome couple. Audrey and Jamel, these two couldn’t be more in love. Seriously, you felt it in the air all day long. One awesome surprise on the day for us was walking into the newly remodeled “Sanders Suite” at the Glen Sanders Mansion. The Sanders Suite is the room most brides get ready in at GSM. I gotta give props to Maria and the rest of the GSM peeps for this awesome redo. Seriously the room looks fantastic and coming from a photographer those lighter walls it makes light superb! I’m sure hair & makeup agrees. Speaking of that, Make Me Fabulous was on this one too! So Audrey was ear to ear with smiles when we came into the room. Seriously one of the most photogenic brides out there! She was ready to get into that gown and get herself married. But not so fast Audrey, it was time to meet up with Jamel and the guys. A fun fact about Jamel is he’s a set designer for Law & Order. Yeah thats right, Jamel’s big time. He recently had a part on NBC’s Mercy too. But Jamel didn’t get all hollywood on us, he was a wonderful groom to spend the day with. So these guys wanted to head out to some spot in downtown Schenectady for the guys photos. I’m glad we did, I really loved the grittiness of this location. Before I knew it, it was 6:30pm and the ceremony music playing and down the aisle came Audrey. One of my favorite series of the day is are the images Big Joe got from behind Jamel and the ceremony officiant as Audrey and her proud father came down the aisle. After the ceremony with just minutes of daylight left we managed to squeeze out some nice portraits of the newlyweds and then it was party time! Just a really fun wedding from then on out. We both really enjoyed working with you guys! Our congrats go out to you and we thank you for allowing us to make some nice photos for you!


And in true Law & Order fashion… “these are their stories” (insert music here)

The newly remodeled Sanders Suite had this AWESOME chair just waiting to be photographed with some shoes on it.

See what I mean? All smiles! Audrey looking beautiful here.

Doesn’t the new room look great? I’m digging the floor too.

All brides should be this happy when seeing themselves all finished! This stuff’s not staged folks, its real.

Oh and here is my wife Kris Ann delivering some Fleurtacious Designs… first wedding together since ours.

Great looking bouquet too!

Audrey’s father just got finished telling Audrey she looked as beautiful as her mother on her wedding day. He had all the ladies in tears.

The ladies.

A little closer.

A stunning bride. Nuff said.

Over at Jamel’s room…

Just a great moment with Mom.

Doesn’t this photo make you want one of those vintage little coke bottles?

Love this shot.

Those are some serious medals. Thank you Jamel for your service to our country.

Jamel just has that likable personality. Even in his uniform all serious looking you can still feel it.

One more …

The ceremony details…

I just love these.

This is my all time number 1 unity candle shot.

Time to celebrate…

With champagne…

and a kiss..

Butter light…

The ballroom…

The rings.

And I’ll end with a nice shot of their second “first dance”.

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  1. This is the most beautiful wedding. You can really feel the love! Unbelievable. Joe Elario, you are quite talented 🙂

  2. After meeting Jamel and Audrey, I knew their wedding would be beautiful. The brilliant photography captures every detail of this wonderous day. The memories will shine forever.

  3. I want to thank the Elario’s, Kris-Ann(flowers) and MMF(hair and makeup)for a fabulous job the compliments from all of our guest were amazing You made this day stress free from the min. we meet I had all the confidence in the world with you at the helm. These photos are award winning. I wish for every bride to chose all of you so they can have the perfect day too.

  4. Beautiful photos that capture the love this couple shares, from our consults to seeing them the day of they are a truly an amazing couple and have an amazing family. Audreys dad made me cry too…. All the best to you both!

  5. I can see the love in their eyes. Tremendous Ring and Room shoots fellas. Can’t wait till we get to kick it again in May. Peace.

  6. OMG, She looked gorgeous and I really love the flowers on this one. Kudos to the bride and groom, to my MMF girls, Fleurtacious and the Joes!

  7. These pictures are absolutely stunning! It’s like being there for your special day all over again. We had a fabulous time and your photographer has captured the day beautifully. Congrats to the happy couple!

  8. WOW thats all I can say…Audrey you look AMAZING!!!! You look so geniunly happy its so beautiful! Jamel looks so handsome and you both look like you are walking on clouds in all the pictures, the pics are amazing! Oh and audrey I love the way you set up the tables, i’m taking pointers…lol! I wish you both eternal happiness and nothing but love and laughs!

  9. WOW!!!!! Absolutely amazing photos!! What a GORGEOUS bride(couple for that matter) Love every one of those shots!!! Good luck to you guys picking photos out for your books!!!! :o)

  10. WOW she was just GORGEOUS!!!! Seriously very photogenic, I agree. And they are both aglow 🙂 Congratulations guys on a beautiful wedding and to a beautiful life together!

    I really like all the details from the ceremony to the cute birdcage veils for the girls (oh and I love her veil too – very classic!)

    Nice with the Dress Blues too. Overall beautiful, warm shots. Nice work!!!! 🙂

    OOOH! And cool wedding bands framing the engagement ring! Quite the bling there. Some bling for him too! Congrats again guys!

  11. Beautiful as always! :o) Who made the cake? The flowers and the ballroom look amazing too!!!


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