kara & paul: saratoga national

On July 3rd 2010 we had the honor to shoot a local celebrities wedding. I’m sure you all know Kara right? Kara was one of those brides that was just fun from day one when we met. Actually I’ve known Kara for a few years now. Paul is not too far behind on the fun factor either. He’s just one really likable guy, you just wanna give him a big bear hug haha. These two are like a perfect match. With two fun personalities like Kara & Paul what better time of year to tie the knot than independence day weekend? Its like Christmas of the summer and everyone just comes ready to have a good time.

So lets start from arriving at Kara’s house… From stepping out onto the super hot pavement I saw a great sight. Whats that you ask? It was makeup artist Flawless by Tina and hair stylist Mark Anthony done for the day. I love when I can work with professionals that are on time! That makes us very happy people. Kara was pretty happy too. She had 100 dozen roses on her coffee table from Paul. I imagine thats got to make you excited to get married. Anyway, Kara was ready to hop into that fun gown and slip on her pink shoes. After that, we then stepped out back and shot some portraits of the girls. The light outside was so nice too, you’ll see. When we arrived at the church Paul and his boys were in the back just bugging out and having fun, then the men had to get serious for the mass and nuptials. After mass it was time to head to Saratoga National. When you walked in there you knew it was going to be a good time. Aside from a champagne station that whenever a glass was taken it was instantly refreshed by the awesome staff at national, you were greeted by life sized cutouts I photographed of Kara & Paul back in May. Heading upstairs I was blown away with the transformation of the ballroom. It was a completely different room. David Michael Schmidt and his team from Renaissance were on this one and they did a great job! Talk about great jobs… the cake! Oh man that cake was an instant home run by Debbie Coye Saratoga’s famous cake lady! From then on out it was party time. Ad a b&w dance floor and some nice toasts and you instantly have a party. So Kara and Paul, we’d like to thank you for having us capture your big day. I knew it was going to be a great one and not only that but I knew you’d both be a great couple! Congrats to you both!!


Pink shoes = fun bride.

I do, love these images. πŸ˜‰

Here’s Kara!

Our back for some shots. The light was pretty awesome. For it being so sunny Kara’s white house acted as a reflector. This was a gift from god.

So pretty…

Classic bride and bouquet shot. Bouquet #1 too.

Kara & Dad… probably my fav from the whole day.

As they were turning the corner to walk down the aisle.

Classic Elario double angle… Big Joe up top..

and mine from the ground..

Pretty cool huh? Shout out to Paper Dolls of Saratoga, they did all the paper things πŸ˜‰

I’m pretty sure the b&w dance floor came from Total Events since thats where we got ours from along with the pipe and drape and extra lighting.

Yes, this is Saratoga National folks..

I shot the head table before the big pieces came up. You’ll see them in the toast shots. Flowers by Renaissance

Cake by Debbie Coye. How fun is this cake?

The details on the cake were pretty awesome and totally amazing.

Angelo himself serving tomato soup sips. We had these at our wedding and they were a major hit! All “One Reputation” brides & grooms should order these!!

First dance!

How great are these?

Pauls father was his best man… he decided about 1 minute into his toast he didn’t need notes. Paul got a little roasted by his Dad.. too funny.

That Nikon 14mm is straight up sick.


Out onto a new Elario original SNGC spot..

for some sweet images…

and some awesome light…

followed by a little dancing..

and some laughter.

There is nothing like an amazing b&w..

This one is more amazing though.

I love having couples laying in the grass.

I mentioned above there was a second bouquet.

And I’ll leave you with my facebook teaser image…….

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