Behind the Scenes from 2017

Welcome to my 10th annual behind the scenes blog post!! I cannot believe I’ve done this blog for TEN YEARS!! This is my favorite of all blogs I publish every year! I love sharing all the fun that goes into what we do, so lets get into it..

For those who have not seen one of my behind the scenes posts, here is what they’re all about. Beginning every year we start a folder called “Random Shots” and throughout the year when editing pictures we move the photos that have us in them, other vendors or anything that was behind the scenes. As always the folder has thousands of images in it and its never easy to narrow down my favs. We’re so happy to get to work with all the people in this post (and those also who might not have made this year’s post). There is no doubt we have some incredible wedding professionals in this area. We love and enjoy working with you all, year after year. Now sit back, relax and peep the behind the scenes from our 2017 season!

If you want to take a look back, here are links to my posts from 2008 2009 2010 , 2011 , 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016.


We ended/began our 2017 season with Jessica + Jon at Crooked Lake House. It was cold.
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Chris from Fleurtacious designs on a cold January day.
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Setting up a studio on the road.
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First look with a photobomb from Alison
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We’ve done so much work with Peak Residential in the last couple years I’d be crazy not to include them in this post.
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and in 2017 I began shooting for lululemon.. here’s one from their holiday party.
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March 11th 2017. Coldest. Day. Ever.
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Lauren and Jeremy of LaRose Media.
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We added a new natural light studio to our space last March. I’ve had a blast shooting in here.
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My pal and industry bestie, Katie O’
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Mike Emery of New York Players photobomb.
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Shooting flatlays for the one and only, Jenny C Designs.
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Shooting Michelle Pollard of Studio 4 Hot Yoga & Pilates. This was a shoot for lululemon and if you go into their store you will see these images. Truly an honor to be making images for lulu.
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A mid shoot workout session featuring Alison and Miss Anna of lululemon.
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That smile, love ya Drew. Another amazing shoot for lululemon which also hangs in their store as well.
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Never a dull moment with Hayden.
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The Albany Business Review interviewed me back in May for a wedding piece they ran. Here’s a behind the scenes of me posing for my big shot!
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Shannon Whitney of WPP making things perfect for us.
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Vinny freaking Vin…. lol.
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All we do is laugh when we work together.
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That blue light.
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In January Jamie and Josh welcomed Victoria into their lives. She was a regular fixture here in the office, until she started to crawl.
Capturing a killer group shot while balancing myself on some 12.5’s Photoshopping those straps out was hell tho.
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“Just look casual guys”
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The always moving Ben Pliss in the house.
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hungry ducks..
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Who’s fresher? Kimmy or Nates blazer?
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Lemme get that cold brew PLEASE.
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Oh hey Mrs Elario AKA the amazing owner, mother and leader of the one and only, Fleurtacious Designs.
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If you don’t follow my wedding day insta stories you should. 😉
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That trademark Vinny Vin.
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You get them triceps from Fusion Personal Training Studio?
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Shooting on the steps of the New York Public Library. Loved every moment from this day.
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Where’s JP?
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After this group photo session C’ Dubs dropped the mic.
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A guest appearance from Sheila for a mid wedding lunch.
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Working hard over here.
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Arriving at Ausable Club and hanging with Geoff and Alexandria
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That getting ready outfit shot.
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They get close, I get closer.
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Is that your wedding planner or the secret service? So official.
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When they bring in the big guns.
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“Yep we shlep”
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It was worth it tho.
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That feeling when portraits are over.
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My sweet little girl Helene working at Jamie’s computer.
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When I wake up on Sunday morning and my back hurts I now know why.
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Kailin is the reason my newborns and family shoots look good. It’s been a great season working so much with my old Albany friend.
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These guys won an engagement session from us! Loved their shoot!
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When the girls show up to work…. we get nothing done.
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Ever shoot in a monsoon? We did.
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Never seen rain like this at a wedding ever. We made the best of it and did our damn thing too.
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Like the park was legit flooded. Wild.
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Another rainy wedding with Christine.. Am I seeing a pattern, Wheat?
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When its misting sideways and you use the umbrella not only to keep the subjects dry but also defuse the light.
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It did stop raining tho.
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Capturing beautiful stuff..
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The Fleurts
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A BTS from my podcast with Kenny Hopkins of Now You’re Engaged which can be found here.
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We love Alexis (The heartbeat of Erlowest)!! Cant wait to shoot her wedding in June!!
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Elario Photobooth fits into tight spaces lol.
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When inspector gadget shows up to shoot your wedding.
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Getting that first look in the rain just right.
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Oh Jeremy!
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So because of the rain the ceremony got moved into a backup location but there was no place to shoot so Jeremy and I grabbed a seat next to this fine folks.
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but the rain did stop.. it always seems to stop.
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A behind the scenes from above.
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Angela’s Bridal is my jam. Alexandra got dressed around the corner from them so we popped over to say what up and take some photos.
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My homie, Tiffany Wayne lending a helping hand with me on a Sunday in September.
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Captures of me doing my thing by Tiffany Wayne.
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shooting for lululemon at anatomie in Troy. Eileen was 8 months pregnant and made this stuff look easy. what a beautiful space!
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I don’t know what’s happening here..
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The Fleurts..
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when the polaroid comes out..
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My friends at Miller’s Lab asked me to be in one of their Miller’s Makers advertisements.. It’s a huge honor. My pal Tiff captured this for me.
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When you turn one you call JP and Simply Scout Designs, we’ll hook it up for you.
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Capturing a beautiful bride in Manchester VT.
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When I decide to insta story mid portraits
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This is our old time portrait. We brewed up the Simply Min-E Holiday sessions here which was a huge success. Stay tuned for more!
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The kids!!
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Loved this set she designed!
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a photobomb in NYC.
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shooting again for lululemon at Hiit It with Britt here in Albany. I’ve known this young lady for like ever and couldn’t be more proud of her success.
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Adult prom photos at Dancing in the Woods (33 years and counting of shooting this event)
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This is really behind the scenes (or the set) where our rockstar Jamie banged out prints all night. The only ones who knew she was back there was us and some lady in a red dress 🙄
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last wedding of 2017… and it snowed like a mofo.
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The look on my face when I’m at my very best doing what I love the most while making some beautiful images.
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and I’ll end with this one of myself and Big Joe. Been doing this since I was 11 along side this guy. Thanks to all the people who continue to trust us and to all our vendor friends, we love you all. 2018, lets get it!
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next one

Kate & Drew’s Franklin Plaza Wedding Photos