our wedding: sneak peek al woodard style!

What’s up people? You might be saying to yourself “Is JP really blogging from his honeymoon?” Rest assure as I type this post I’m laying in the most comfortable hotel bed I’ve ever slept in. Seriously props to Steve Wynn, I love The Encore. Well as promised two blog posts ago our good friend videographer Al Woodard has whipped up 4 minutes of awesomeness your viewing pleasure. Word’s cannot  describe how thrilled both Kris Ann & I are with this video. From the getting ready shots to the first look and the ceremony is all beautiful stuff. Having this 4 minute video just days after our wedding is a real treat so we thank Al for taking the time to edit and post this so quick. I could ramble on for day’s about how happy I am with this so instead I’ll let you read the transcript from Al’s site and please make sure you head on over Al’s way. His work is just incredible and we truly love this guy! Props to Alfie!!


Well folks… this one definitely lived up to the expectations. In short, all I can really say is, what a day! What an incredible event! Kris Ann & JP combined all of their industry knowledge and experience to create a true one- of-a- kind wedding event for themselves. All the elements of a great wedding day were in place for this one. They were even blessed with nearly 50 degree weather during the first weekend of March! Both Kris Ann and JP were relaxed and in great spirits as they casually began to prepare during the pre-ceremony hours. Their “first look” was breathtaking and sentimental. Inside, the Canfield Casino was completely transformed into almost magical palace like atmosphere. After shooting scores of great events at the Casino, I must say that I have never seen either room look so amazing. I could go on and on about this amazing event. However, I’ll let this brief highlight video tell the rest of the story. One final fact I am pleased to report is that as promised, the JP did keep his Tux Jacket on the entire evening. Even during some serious all night partying, the jacket was always on. All grooms to be, please take note. So, without further ado, I present to you…The Marriage Celebration of Joseph and Kris Ann Elario!

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  1. Hi JP, I recently discovered your website (thanks to Scott Kelby). What a beatifull video! Music’s is great too. Wishing you and your lovely wife all the best for the future. I’ll keep following your blog to see your great pictures. They show you and your clients are really having lots of fun. Rudi

  2. Oh my Kriss Ann you look beautiful!You look soo happy …I am soo happy for you!I am in tears right now.Best of luck to the both of you!

  3. Video made me cry! I wish I had something like this to pass on to my kids! Congrats to the two of you…may you live a truly blessed life together!

  4. Very nice video and it looks like you and your beautiful wife had a great wedding. I enjoyed mine/ours back in 06 and I wish you the best. I’ll continue to live out my NYC photographer dreams through you and your dad and can’t wait for your next blogged/posted gig.

  5. Wow, the emotional build-up on that 4 minute video was incredible! You both looked amazing and every detail was fabulous! Congratulations & a million blessings! {Thank you so much for the spell check feature on your comment section!} : )

  6. Congratulations Joe,
    Hey you never know you might get some more ideas and have bit of a different outlook now you have been on the other side of the lens.??
    Top bloke I appreciate all your work.

  7. loved the first look part. your anticipation was just spectacular. You two look extremely happy and good luck to the both of you!

  8. seriously… i’ve watched this 4 or 5 times since Al blogged it and I start to cry more and more each time!! ahh you guys are so sweet!

  9. Yes Stu , this videographer shoot entirely w/Canon ‘s 5&7D’s . He has truly mastered the technique ( he is not a still shooter) check him out ” alwoodardfilms.com ”
    Yes . . .he simply did a wonderful job with this piece.

  10. Hey. This is a really cool video. I’m wondering if you shot this with the 5DII? I’m starting to use the video on the 5DII but need to learn the editing side. This type of stuff gets me excited. I’m not looking to become a videographer, but rather to supplement my stills with some moving action. Great music too. -Stu

  11. Mr. & Mrs. JP Elario !!!! 🙂

    I cannot tell you how much, I love this video, and what an INCREDIBLE work of art AL has created! Each time I watch this, it brings a tear to my eye! You two are the best, and perfect for one another! Kris, you look Stunning & JP, you look like that actor.. 😉 I am so HAPPY for the both of you, and I love you!


  12. This is truly the most amazing thing I have ever seen!So clever and breathtaking!How wonderful that you will have it documented this way forever!Congrats guys!

  13. Amazing! This video literally brought tears to my eyes. Absolutely beautiful. Well done Al! Can’t wait to see more 🙂

  14. Kris Ann and JP – what a beautiful couple – so glad I got to share in the fabulous festivities – lots of love – Rose

  15. Just amazing! A great video glimpse into such a beautiful event. I’m so happy for you both!

  16. OOOMMMGGGG!!!!!!!!!! I am so corny, but I have not stopped crying after watching that video.
    You both have worked so hard making so many other couples’ days so special! Now, it was your turn! The happiness and love that the 2 of you displayed is absolutly amazing. You show us time and time again, what a special couple you are, and how much passion goes with each one of you!
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful day with us, and sharing your love story!!!
    Great job to Al, beautiful work! I only wish I could do it all over again!
    The best was the end seeing how happy Joey was and turning to his family like”I did it!” lol

  17. al!!! your talent is beyond words. congrats again, jp and kris ann- you two are wonderful and make such a beautiful couple

  18. Not gonna lie, I saw this last night… hehehehehe. Al and I were emailing for other reasons and of course I asked if he planned to put up a teaser 🙂

    Beautifully captured. Beautifully done. Truly could feel the love and excitement, definitely teared up a little at the first look (what can I say, I’m a sentimental gal). You both look stunning, and it was really awesome to see you guys on the other side of the cameras/flowers. 🙂

  19. So awesome…. can’t wait to see more from Al! Congratulations to you both! Enjoy the rest of the honeymoon 🙂

  20. Amazing!!! You two are an amazing couple and I Hope that your day was as magical as both of you made us feel when we got married. Enjoy the honeymoon!! Enjoy all that life has to bring to you both of you.

  21. Your first look was amazing. I have to say Kris Ann got me a little choked up. You two looked beautiful.

  22. So awesome! Absolutely love the song! Congratulations again and good work Al!

  23. Congratulations! what a beautiful couple 🙂 your first look had me in tears haha, can’t wait to see you guys when you’re back from your honeymoon, enjoy!!

  24. WOW WOW WOW. I didn’t expect anything less from Al shooting what I knew had to be an amazing wedding! You guys are beautiful, congrats!

  25. Simply beautiful! My fave moment was when you and Kris Ann first saw each other, so sweet! Congrats!


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