Ah yeah, here’s another one for ya! We all remember Lauren & Chris from their engagement session right? Well Saturday September 11, 2010 we had the honor to hang with these guys as they tied the knot. This was the type of day all weddings should be like. The weather was perfect! No humidity, a little breeze, blue skies and not a chance of rain whatsoever. We set things off at Lauren’s mother Cindy ‘s home. This was also the spot for their reception but we’ll get to that in a bit. After some preparation shots with the ladies we headed to Emma Willard School in Troy. There we would find the guys looking dapper in their tan suits. What a great look! I believe the suits came from Tuxego in Latham. Anyone who know’s Anthony from Tuxego know’s he’s a top notch tuxedo rental company in our area. After we photographed the guys it was time for Lauren and Chris’ first look. Then they tied the knot exiting the chapel through a bunch of bubbles. We headed back into Troy for some photos with the classic car on the cobblestone. Once we were done with those photos we headed back to Averill Park to Cindy’s home where Classe Catering and Vinny from Non Stop Music took over. I’d be crazy if I didn’t mention Fleurtacious Designs and those colorful flowers! Also we worked with one of our favorite local videographer-et’s 😉 Cheryl & Amanda from CASL Productions. I’m sure Cheryl will have something on her blog soon (no pressure Cheryl). So that about wraps this one up peeps! Lauren and Chris, we can’t thank you enough for choosing us to capture your big day and what an awesome day it was. We had a blast!


Lauren is a big fan of the Boston Terrier between her and her sister Sarah I think they have over 5 (maybe more)? Anyway here is the newest addition “Fenway” (*rolls eyes at name 😉 ) rocking their rings..

The shoes on some logs..

If it weren’t for Lauren’s sister Sarah (former neighbor of ours) I probably would have never met Lauren. We miss you in our hood Sarah 😉 Anyway Sarah was a great MOH putting some finishing touches on Lauren who looked stunning btw.

Lauren is always smiling and laughing..

More birdcage veils ladies. Please? You know us photog’s love these things..

Sup fella’s? Seriously though this is a great look for a laid back outdoor reception.

Chris might be quiet and laid back but my man always has the relaxed pose going on. He know’s how to work it. I’m sure he’s rolling his eye’s reading this too. LOL

Kris Ann, where do you get those fuzzy flowers?

Love this one.. no staging here.. Lauren’s ready to see her man.

First look time…

How great is his face?

Emma Willard sure is something else huh?

Love the short dresses with the pockets. Such a great color too!

I must have said something funny..

Love this one too.

Some nice bouquets from Fleurtacious Designs

Another one of Lauren..

I had to pull Chris into this one..

Yup, it was that kind of day..

On deck… Lauren had both Mom & Dad walk her down the aisle.

Love these two.

Lauren is just full of spunkiness.

Seriously, the sky couldn’t be bluer and the grass greener.

Troy, NY…

One of my favs

My facebook teaser..

I love all the lines and perspective on this one..

Ahh the Elario configuration..

Just sitting on the steps enjoying a laugh.

A few little details..

A snippet from their first dance..

and I’ll end with “Fenway” because he’s so damn cute.

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  1. never have i seen pictures with so much energy , diversity and perfection. each one was beautiful and truly captured the spirit of the moment. I loved them all! count on me as a future client when and if the day ever happens! I absolutely adore the car shots too. none of the pictures look like i have seen them before. Excellent job!

  2. Joe you and your dad did an amazing job of capturing this magical day. Just beautiful. now if you could just photoshop my double chin and wrinkles I would appreciate this.
    Michele, your lighting, candles lit up the night, the talk of the guests, Lauren .JP will have to share the photos so you can see for yourself how beautiful it was.Thanks for all you did to make the day/night enchanting.

  3. My company, intuition event coordination & design did all of the lighting design work and it looked like meatball (the Boston Terrier puppy) approved!!! The photos are beautiful, I can’t wait for more!

    Michelle Dischiavo / intuition events

  4. When I first saw the photo of you guys on the back of the car-I was speechless. It was a perfect reflection of your love for each other. You guys have a love that everyone hopes and dreams for…And, Chris- I am hoping to be half the person my “younger” brother is…. Lauren your dress also perfect-I really believe you guys are both old souls…. So, the dress-says it all….

  5. Thanks everyone for the kind words. I find myself looking at the pictures over and over, reliving the day I married my best friend. Thank you to JP and Big Joe for an unbelievable job they did, I know these pictures will last us a life time, and bring us back to the best day of our lives!
    Sarah~ To answer your question I got the dress at David’s!! Ha- I know right?! It was so beautiful, loved that dress!
    Thanks again to all my vendors who made the day so special!!! We will never forget it!

  6. Thank you so much Joe and big joe for an the amazing work you do. I could not be happier!! Thank you to Kris Ann for her beautiful work on all the flowers, you are truely talented! To all you future brides, don’t even think about not hiring the Elario’s, just do it!! You will not be disappointed!!
    Much love!!

  7. FENWAY!!! GREAT Name for a dog, and what a cutie pie 🙂
    Lauren and Chris – congratulations! What a beautiful day you guys had – not a cloud in the sky, the bluest of skies… I hope every day feels as beautiful for you! You guys look sharp! I love the light tuxes – they look great. And Lauren you look beautiful of course! You made a great choice with the bridesmaid dresses (truly a dress you can wear again!) and awesome shoes with the pink.
    Kris Ann as usual great work! I love the detail on Chris’ boutonniere, wrapped in blue with the color (or maybe the actual flower) of the fuzzy flower around it. Awesome attention to detail.

    JP and Big Joe – these are just fantastic! I love the angles and the colors… and the shot of the sun just shooting its rays into that gorgeous sky – are you serious??? (BTW how do you take a pic like that without going blind huh?)

    I love the car shots as well…

    But I especially love the look on Chris’ face just before the first look. Awesome. Every couple should do a first look, they are amazing. 🙂
    Congrats guys!!!!!! 🙂

  8. Perfect day…great couple…gorgeous photos! Love the configuration! Lauren & Chris – you are awesome – thanks for letting Amanda & I be a part of your day. Big Joe & JP – it was great working with you again and the images are amazing, as always.

  9. Dang, JP. I can’t keep up with all of your blog posts! I love the birdcage veil. I wish more brides wore them! You’re such an amazing photographer. Your photos are just, real. I don’t know how to explain it but thank you for sharing are these amazing photos with us.

  10. So beautiful! One of my favorites of yours. The bright colors are amazing. Now about that beautiful dress… who by and where??? Details please. 🙂 Congrats cute couple.

  11. they’re all super shots…wow. love the color, sky BLUE, grass GREEN…how do you get those colors? and such a great couple! beautiful ( and that baby doggie. ..just makes ya smile !

  12. beautiful pictures joe. fenway was telling me how he would love a french girlfriend…i am just sayin. 😉

  13. such a pretty classic, end of summer wedding! congrats to the bride and groom! I cannot get over how cute the puppy with the rings is..omg. Kris Ann – the flowers with the blue dresses are just stunning, you did an awesome job!


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