Yeeeaaah! (lil john style) It’s time for Melissa and Andrews blog!! I must admit I’ve been looking forward to their wedding since they first signed up! I just love shooting weddings at the Historic Canfield Casino! I mean, who doesn’t? I’m quite positive you blog stalkers remember these two from their engagement session. It was the most viewed engagement session I blogged from 2010! I must say it was one of my favorites as well. Let’s cut to September 9, 2011. It was the beginning of what turned out to be the nicest weekend of the year. In Melissa’s parents home was Tina as in “Flawless by Tina” with her side kick Madeline. The ladies, obviously all were looking good. The house just had a great vibe and good energy! The music was bumping which set the tone that it was going to be a good day. After we smoked it at the house it was time to head to the church and catch up with Andrew and his crew. I gotta give props to Andrew and his boys for purchasing some nice grey suits, I loved it with the ladies pink dresses. Well done! So after the mass we headed to Congress Park for a hot little photo session! The light was at its best right then as you’ll see in the images below. Also I urge you to check out their video on my good friend videographer Al Woodard’s website. It’s awesome!! Back to that energy I talked about earlier, it seriously carried through the rest of the day and into the evening when DJ Paul Malo took the stage. Also the Elario Photo Booth was at level 10 all night long, thanks to Hayden for killing it as usual. All and all, a really wonderful day for some great people! Melissa and Andrew, you both are awesome and we can’t thank you enough for choosing the Elario men to be part of it all. Wherever you’re honeymooning right now best have some wifi so you can peep this blog! Much love!


Their engagement session from last November.

September 9th, 2011..

It’s like Melissa went to the school on “how to prepare for the wedding photographer.” I love when all the details are all out and ready.

Bling bling..

More details..

Tina doing her “Flawless” thing..

Word, how could she not smile?

I love this shot with Mom and her MOH..

I love all the heavy backlight… Stunning Melissa..

I love the colors in the flowers..

Birdcage veils rock! Nuff said.

Can you handle all that beauty?

Meanwhile in Saratoga Springs..

More grey suits please..

Oh hey Melissa, you ready to get married and stuff?

On deck..

Andrew, taking it all in.

Mr & Mrs..

Good looking crew in Congress Park.

We’re going to jump right into the configuration..

Ooooh that light!!

Stop right there. Favorite shot of the day alert!

It was too easy.

I love the soft tones in this one..

I would say this is a quintessential Congress Park image right here.

Of course this was my facebook teaser.

The Historic Canfield Casino.

Props to Melissa for designing all her paper goods.


First dance..

My favorite image to capture in this room is a bride and groom enjoying a dance!

yup. the photo booth was crazy all night..

Meet Melissa and Matt. You’ll be seeing more of them on the blog as they’re part of the Elario class of 2012 and have an engagement session scheduled soon.


Greydient was a perfect backdrop choice for this wedding.

aww congrats guys!

Team Elario + Woodard.

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  1. Totally forgot to comment here when we got back from the honeymoon!!! These are incredible. Thank you so much for capturing our special day. We absolutely love all the Congress Park shots. I love the soft, romantic feel of them. And – I have to say – thank you for convincing us to go with the photobooth. Our guests had a great time with it, Hayden was awesome, and we loved looking through all of the pictures. Many many thanks to you, Big Joe and Hayden! 🙂

  2. Seriously?? I go away for a week, and it’s like the blog exploded with the most gorgeous images ever. I’ve never been to Congress Park, but that entire series of Melissa and Andrew are so beautiful that I want to go there. I love that one of Melissa trying to get a peak right before she walked down the aisle — so cute! Love this one! Great job guys! 🙂

  3. gorgeous…LOVE the grey/pink combo, great to see a wonderful couple in love! beautiful images throughout the blog 🙂

  4. LOVE IT – I love when I know the couples on the blog it makes it that much more fun. I love love the congress park pciture – amazing. Melissa you are working it coming out of that limo. Have to agree with Mona about the groom – looked like my groom- always smileing :). Melissa you looked awesome so many great shots- have fun picking you big picture!!! – Nice job once again Team Elario!

  5. You guys look Amazing. I’m so happy for you both you are going to have a wonderful life together. Best wishes.

  6. . . Melissa & Andrew . . you both were wonderful to work with , ThankYou for going with “Elario Photography, Inc ” .

  7. What designer are those suits!… awesome job as always :)…the photobooth was the perfect backdrop for this bridal party 🙂

  8. Another beautiful wedding !! The pic’s in the park are sooo real & romantic. The color is absolutely perfect. What a great couple !

  9. Wow. WOW!! These are gorgeous!! Melissa, you looked so beautiful! These really capture a wonderful wedding for a great couple. Well done!

  10. 1. The photo of Andrew watching Melissa walk down the aisle got my teary
    2. Those personalized hangers seem to be making a LOT of appearences 🙂

  11. Omg, omg, omg. Stunning! Beautiful! Your best work yet, guys 😉 Melissa & Andrew: You two are 100% gorgeous. (Thanks for the S/O, JP! See you soon!)


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