behind the scenes from 2010

We’re back with our 3rd annual behind the scenes blog post! You might remember when I first posted one 2008 and then again in 2009. I have to say this is one of my favorite things to blog. A little history on these images. Every season basically from everything we shoot we always have behind the scenes shots. Sometimes they are lighting/location test shots. Sometimes they are just goofy shots of us. Often they’re shots of  fellow friends and vendors we work with. These images are all pulled when in editing and placed in a folder called random shots. Our random shots folder dates way back to 2001 when we started shooting digital and today is somewhere around 150 gigs of images. Pulling shots from our 2010 year was tough since we now shoot all year knowing shot’s will make this very blog post. I tried hard to narrow down the choices but I couldn’t get them under 95 images! I know I know, my blog posts run long sometimes but isn’t that why you come back? You’re here to see pictures right? Well sit back relax grab a cup of coffee, a cocktail or whatever and enjoy!


Back on the first day of January I snapped our first shot for this blog.

“Seriously? You’re making me come outside?”

It wasn’t as cold as it looked. The next day though, well that was another story.

I love more than anything to mess with my pal Donna from Mansion Catering. Those who are in the biz know Donna and love her.

Jan 2nd was freezing! It did have awesome photo opportunities though.

After these cold images we had a big gap before the reception started. Big Joe, Al Woodard and myself headed across the street for buffalo wings. That warmed us up!

Highjacking a shot 101..

Fact: Before every reception during cocktail hour you’ll find New York Players trumpet legend Tony Gambaro practicing in the ballroom..

It was a cold winter. One day I found Lexie curled up behind my Mac Pro because the fan blows out hot air. Too cute.

In February Anjella was excited to show me her gown..

At her wedding I was upstairs in the Hall of Springs taking a photo and noticed March’s schedule on the wall. Particularly the 6th 😉

I had to throw a random shot of us on our wedding.. This was seconds after we walked down the aisle. I love this one.. Image by Jessica Claire.. Check out our wedding if you have not yet. PS… How beautiful is my wife?

He looks lost..

Sometimes I have to show a bride what I want.. Brian’s like dude what are you doing here?

“Paging Dr Elario for surgery.” We shot the annual report for Albany Medical Center. One of my shots was to capture a real live operation. It’s not always sunshine and kittens. It was wild.

Kris Ann of Fleurtacious Designs finishing touches on an April wedding..

Sandwiched between CASL Productions. (Cheryl left, Mandy right) I wonder if we’re running on time.

I think the tie made his head glow..

Talk about accidentally matching something.

Yes you look pretty with your bouquet.

What do you think girls?

Dodging cars in Troy..

My bubbles..

Sometimes you have the luxury of relaxing with the bride. I think we were waiting on the groom somewhere.

Still waiting..

For the couples who had an Elario Photo Booth at your wedding I’m sure you all remember Kat right?

Girl in blue: “Why are you taking my picture?”


Double fisting my Canons in spa city.

Al Woodard raising the roof.. Well, the lady behind him was for sure.

Trying to blend in 😉

Where did he get the cheeseburger?!?

On Memorial Day Weekend Christine Wheat brought her army of wedding planners. It was a big wedding.

“Cover up, I’m coming in!” by the way everyone gets ready in 627

Same big wedding, Kris Ann driving a big truck. She drives it like a pro too.

Same big wedding. Executive VP of Operations for Mazzone Management Group Mark Delos has a staff meeting..

I wish I knew what we were talking about here…

Highjacking a shot..

With neon earplugs in tact I bust a move for a second.

The wedding planner says it’s time to cut the cake.

Ladies and gentlemen, Al Woodard!

Ok one more of Al in the butter light.

Big Joe setting the scene.

How’d he get up there?

Shooting into some harsh light.

Meanwhile in June I headed north..

“OK Kristin this is what I want you to do”

April K helped me shoot this wedding. It’s always thumbs up with her.

The girls from Fleurtacious Designs taking a break during a ceremony..

Wedding planner Katie O’ enjoying a moment with a bride and groom.

Ok I’ll remind you all again. It’s Al Woodard. Not Woodward. ONE W!

Here’s something you don’t see quite often. DJ Paul Malo and an empty dance floor.. This was during cocktails obviously 😉

“Ok what are we doing?”


The stranger watches…

A little configuration.. oh see the dude again lurking in the background. I bet he’s a blog stalker!

Here Katie carry my coat, lens, some glasses and a bouquet. Wedding planners are so great to have a around.

The outcome of this shot from this July 3rd wedding rocked.

I spent my 4th of July with the famous David Michael Schmidt from Renaissance!

New York Players trumpet legend Tony still practicing 7 months later.

“Bring me over there please.” FYI, I did tip him.

A rare image of us both thanks to blog stalker #1 Mona. Mona also told me she prefers Canon to Nikon. Sorry Big Joe.

I don’t even know!

Just chilling with a b&g..

On this engagement session Big Joe joined me..

I don’t even know what my man is doing here?

I’m on a boat!

The purple house!

Oh I’m sorry did you not want me in this shot?

All summer Big Joe covered the Saratoga Racing Scene for NYRA. I just love this shot.

Wow it’s September already?

The legend! Joe from Franklin Plaza.


I don’t even know how these things ended up on me.

Oh hey Alayne!

Enjoying a laugh with the ladies..

The Elario’s lurking in the background.

We almost caught Donna busting a move.

October at Michels wedding. Mirrors are just too easy.

Rocking a 300 2.8

Just another mirror shot.

Hand delivered from the florist herself.

Overnight it became chilly. This was minutes after their first look.

The next day I had myself a nice little canvas to work with.

Floral designer On Thai from Surroundings Floral Studio.

Courtney from Alb Country Club couldn’t understand what the “blue light” was I kept talking about.

My friend Jason tagged along and shot some video of me in action. In this scene we’re outside the brides room but there’s no bride to be found. We had a great 20/30 minutes to chat 😉

Where’s a bridesmaid when you need one huh? Just kidding we’re always happy to help out.

Superstar Tracy from the New York Players and I are always clowning.

The infamous mirror shot at the Hall of Springs.

It’s now October 30th! Wow!

Happy Halloween from Lexie!

I couldn’t agree more with this list. Although you left off “Old time rock and roll” I hate that song.

When its freezing outside I try hard to keep everyone distracted from the cold.

Thats it! It was a fun year behind the scenes!

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favorite 2010 engagement session