mona & andrew: hall of springs

Hey there! So sorry for my delay on the blog scene. Things are super busy around here at JEP. Sure we might only Β have 3 weddings left on the season but the holidays are just nutty. So many deadlines, so many holiday shoots, cards, orders… you get the gist. If I owe you an email I apologize, I will get to it I promise. So for this week I am going to try my hardest to crank out 3-5 blog posts. This is one of the 3-5 so just keep your eyes out!

So by now we all should know who Mona is and we also should know who Andrew is from their engagement session right? Well Friday November 6th 2009 was the day these two became one. The day started off at the hotel where Mona and her ladies were getting ready and getting some finishing touches by Alayne from Make Me Fabulous. Mona was totally herself in a relaxed state of mind goofing off and being totally photogenic while doing so. We quickly captured some getting ready shots of Mona and then were off to the Hall of Springs where Mona & Andrew’s very cool videographer πŸ˜‰ Al Woodard was waiting for us. Mona then arrived with the ladies and while it was freezing cold we opted to shoot outdoors. Aside from Mona, her bridesmaids too were totally cool for it being so cold! Seriously I think it was like 40 and windy. Brrrrr! So during that quick little session and the limo that dropped off Mona and the ladies picked up Andrew and the fellas. We got our guy shots while the ladies warmed up and Mona reapplied some lip stuff. After keeping poor Andrew waiting for a couple minutes in the cold his bride to be walked up behind him and they had their first look! Among others, Mona was the first person to contact me minutes after my first look video blog was posted and wanted to do it! If you havent seen that video post its the fifth little b&w icon down over in the top right corner of this site in my featured videos section. Another thing about their first look is yeah our photos capturing it are cool but no cooler than Al Woodards video footage of it, go check it out now it might even make you tear up.Β After the first look we shot our butts off while freezing them off at the same time. The orange color in some of their photos was seriously the only foliage left in Saratoga Springs as far as I’m concerned. After their wedding I declared fall is over! Then it was time to tie the knot. Mona & Andrew had a traditional ceremony however it might look a little different thats because they wanted to ad a little Persian twist for a visual component. The wedding went late in the evening with the New York Players and yes the “late in the evening” was a pun. The Players straight up own this number and should you be lucky enough to ever attend an event they play at look out for that jam.

So for words, thats all I got today folks. I’ll let the photos do the talking but not without thanking the families of Mona & Andrew for being awesome! We also want to thank Mona & Andrew for trusting us with their big day! I know Fiji’s got to be awesome guys!

Enjoy, leave love. Seriously, leave love! Mona’s left you all crazy love. Even you silent blog stalkers best come out your shell and leave the queen of commenting some words!


Like I mentioned. She’s a total goof….

However that goofy face from above just transformed into a beautiful bride. I just love how Mona’s so laid back while there’s all this chaos behind her!

I know it was cold but so worth it!

As I mentioned above incase you didnt read. Go check out Al Woodards video of this awesome first look!

Love these!

Talking about some warm colors to make a cold day feel good!

One of my favs from the day.

The monochromatic is simply beautiful.

This is the same image thats in the header of this post but in color however I really like it as a b&w too.

Back to that orange color. I could not get enough of it!

I love the romantic feel of this one how he’s pulling her in.

This one is awesome too!

The Hall of Spring along with some of their entrance photos..

Oh snap he’s bout to dip her!

As if this couple did not brave the cold enough for us. I wanted to drag them out for just 3 more minutes…

It was worth it! Congrats guys!

next one

nicole & shawn: engagement session