deah & chris tie the knot…

Finally… This post should be titled “Deah & Chris finally tie the knot.” Why? Well for starters these two have been together for 14 years! Thats a long time huh? Anyway, Deah and Chris finally made it official on July 17, 2010. This wedding was just awesome. It was great to see a lot of familiar faces, past brides & grooms, friends, clients etc..

Arriving at Deah’s mothers house we were greeted with a printed timeline on the front door. I thought it was hilarious and tweeted this. Although I tweeted it at 3:42pm we were there on time, in fact we were early, we always are ;). This timeΒ Kris Ann beat me to the house with the flowers. We have this game we play of who arrives first, its fun. She won this time though! Anyway this house was like a circus in a good way. There were bridesmaids popping out of every corner, hairspray flying, music blaring and good vibes all over. I’m telling you future brides, play music when getting ready. It changes mood and just makes that part of the day that more fun. After this wedding I can now say I photographed a bride while listening to some serious hip hop and I loved every second of it. I almost started a dance party right up in Deah’s Mothers house but I was there to work, not party. We really had a blast photographing all these ladies, they know how to be fun. After that I stepped foot in the hottest church this season. St James in Albany was where the nuptials took place. Although this church has recently been renamed I grew up in this parish so it will always be St James to me. Chris and his boys showed up and were ready to party, we reminded them there was a mass first by the one and only Father Tony Childs then they could party. After the mass we hit up one of my favorite spots in downtown Albany before heading to Birch Hill for their reception. The whole day was just fun! Deah, Chris, their families and friends are just fun fun people. The party was insane too. Their guests partied the hardest so far this season. Seriously I’ve been to a lot of weddings (haha) and this one was just off the hook. Oh man, the Elario Photo Booth too! That thing was a huge hit at this wedding. The guests were bugging and Deah and Chris have some good laughs waiting for them with those images. I know , I know, shut up JP lets see the pics! Let me just say thank you to the b&g for an awesome day. We had a blast at your wedding! Congrats guys…. oh and dont wait 14 years to make babies will ya?


Whats the deal with MJ? Well apparently Deah’s sister Brittany found it in Deah’s basement last year shorty after the king of pop left us. When she found him he wasn’t wearing pants too. Strange right? Well from that point on the Michael doll became Deah and her PYT’s “traveling mascot”. I guess they bring him everywhere and take pics at parties, weddings etc.. Β Both Deah and her Mom knew this was a special occasion and went out and both bought this tux for him with out the other one knowing. Funny huh? So thats the deal with MJ… I decided to do my Elario twist on their mascot with Deah’s bling.

Deahs hair and makeup was by her friends.. Hair by Hannah from Studio D in CP and makeup Kaitlin from Chanel.

Some details…

Getting ready… I especially love the one on the right.

Some Fleurtacious Designs looking awesome.

Deah, Mom and sis Brittany.. they have these cool matching tattoos. Don’t they all look so much alike?

Beautiful bride alert…

Another one..

St James!

After 14 years together Deah called it. She said Chris would give me the peace sign.. She know’s her man.

ALways love shots like this. You can’t and don’t stage this stuff folks.

I know I said in an earlier post that its easy to post a flower girl shot for a cheap “awwww’s” but I’m partial to these girls. Remember them?

Deah’s Mom walked her down the aisle.

14 years in the making..

Mr and Mrs..

I told you these ladies were super fun.

Working it out…

Per the request of Deah’s sis Brittany. She wanted an animated jumping shot…. here ya go Britt.

The good light..

The facebook teaser and quite possibly my fav from the whole day.

Love birds πŸ˜‰

Cute b&w.

love this one too.

so awesome.

This building is just sick. For years now I’ve been shooting here and it never gets old.

I really love this one too… it might be my second fav

come on lets go party….

but hang on and stop right there… then he kissed her hand, I didn’t ask either. Chris was turning into a pro by this point.

How awesome?

That scientist wife of mine was at it again growing that green grass.

Now this is a story all about how… Yeah thats right. Brittany the MOH rapped her toast to the theme of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air with “Deah and Chris-isms” replacing all the lyrics. This is one of those reasons all couples should have video. Boy I hope one of the guests captured this because this was a GREAT toast. Goes in my top 3 of all time.

Elario Photo Booth craziness! New backdrop… you like?

They partied like it was no ones business. The party was on level 10 all night..

Michael even had a blast! Thats it peeps. This is Deah and Chris’ wedding! Thanks for viewing. Congrats guys!

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engagement session with jessica & jason