christine & dan: canfield casino

Saturday September 17, 2011 was Christine and Dan’s big day! It was a great day too. We set things off early in Saratoga at the hotel. Christina’s bridesmaids were all set and ready to rock while Christine was getting her finishing touches from Michelle from Salon 7 and makeup artist Michelle Johnson. Videographer Justin Mayer was in the house as well. Once I captured Christine in her gown we were off to St John the Evanglist church. I love shooting weddings in this place. How could you not? It’s one of this area’s most beautiful churches. After a long receiving line we headed up to Congress Park for some photos and a wedding. This was nothing new since I shot their engagement session in the park just last April. By the time we were done with photos cocktail hour was slated to begin 5 minutes later. So with a little gap between their ceremony and cocktails we were able to get all the photos done so Christine and Dan didn’t miss a beat. The party was now in the hands of Emily Bruce from Classe Catering and the Grand Central Station Band. They all partied like rockstars at Christine and Dan’s wedding. To you both, thank you sooooo much for choosing us to document this day. It’s been a pleasure getting to know you and your families and we can’t thank you enough. Now, lets get into this blog post!!!


You all remember them from their engagement session.

Some beautiful rings..

and Manolo’s

and of course the further last name hanger completes a bridal suite.

Christine getting pampered as all brides should.

Christine and her two closest ladies, Mom and sister Danielle.

Perfection right here.. what poise!

a couple more..

St John the Evangelist and Dan..

the fellas..

I love this one..

Photographing a bride and her father minutes before the ceremony is my favorite thing to shoot, it’s nothing new to me but when I took this image it actually almost brought tears to my eyes. What a powerful moment between Christine and her father Bill. I am so glad I was able to capture this, it’s hands down my favorite image from the whole day.

Seriously this church is incredible..

I love this shot Big Joe snagged…

Mr & Mrs..

Great looking shot of a beautiful bridal party right here.. there is a future Elario bride in there. 80-something days to go..

Hey ladies..


I love this portrait of you Christine.

A nice little Elario configuration..

I like when a groom cant help but cuddle his bride as they walk..


It was an overcast day for the most part but the light decided to come out when needed..

Remember this one?

Well we did it again only behind me went “whoop whoop” from an undercover cop car with a man inside who I could only assume didn’t believe in love. I still got the shot officer grumpy. 😉

The Historic Canfield Casino Ballroom.
My facebook teaser. I love this one.

This means it’s party time!

first dance..

We’ll end with the cake shot! Love you guys!

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