Yay! Time for a new wedding blog! We’ve had some nice time off to enjoy a little bit of the summer! Last Friday however, it was back to work! It was Rachel and Ryan’s big day! Can we say “perfect day”? Yeah, they had an incredible day weather wise! When we showed up to the suite wedding planner Katie O’Malley was on hand all sparkly and smiling like always. Rachel was getting her beauty finished by my pal Alayne from Make Me Fabulous and Maureen from Lily Saratoga was on site as well! To say it was a room full of awesome, beautiful and talented girls would be an understatement. I love my job. After Rachel was dressed we headed to Congress Park and photographed her and the bridesmaids. Then it was off to St Mary’s Chuch in Ballston Spa for a wedding! After they tied the knot we all headed to Saratoga National! Myself, videographer Al Woodard, Katie O’, Kristi from Saratoga National and of course Rachel and Ryan rolled deep in our golf carts out onto the course. LOL. I always wonder what the golfers think when we’re all trucking out on to the course. Anyway we did our thing out there and got the good stuff captured. Then the super poplar and in demand DJ Fernando from Piano Man took this reception into full party mode. The floor, packed all damn night! What a fun wedding! Rachel and Ryan, we had tons of fun. Your wedding was great! Thanks for having us!!


The gown from Lily Saratoga.

Maureen from Lily on site. I love this little behind the scene shots..

Alayne doing her thang!

Rachel was cute here. I caught this little snap of her on the phone with her Mom.

So pretty..

Who’s that? Oh wedding planner Katie O’Malley rocking the straight hair…

Rachel was pretty damn easy to photograph.

The flowers by Anthology Studio. The water by Saratoga Springs 😉

We had to separate Ryans twin sisters 😉

I love this shot of Rachel..

St Marys Ballston Spa.

We like the little spiderweb here..

The dudes..

Alayne always gives her brides these little mirrors. How cool right? They were designed by former Elario bride Melissa…

I love this “just before” shot.

This church is just awesome!

Ryan’s aunts were so happy!

Mr & Mrs..

Out on the course..

too cute.

loving this series..

little bursts of light make me smile.

I love this damn photograph!!

this one too!

cute cake topper.

1st dance

2nd dance!

Little moments during a toast..

back outside for the butta light.

AHHH!! I love this!

My facebook teaser.

A sweet little configuration..

And we’ll end with this one.. Congrats you two!!

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  1. Most beautiful Bride (and Groom) 🙂 The wedding was SO much fun. Pictures are AMAZING

  2. I don’t know where to begin except to say thank you over and over. You captured some of the most beautiful photos and I couldn’t be any happier. You guys are incredibly professional, talented, and of course fun to work with. I have wanted the Elario’s to photograph my wedding for about 10 years now since JP took our pictures for Tulip Fest back in 2002 🙂 You made one of the happiest days of my life happier knowing I have such beautiful images forever!!! Thank you

  3. I LOVE LOVE LOVE THE BRIGHT COLORED dresses!! they are gorgeous in that light…and it makes the beautiful bride stand out that much more! great job JP!

  4. gorgeous, as always! the forehead kiss shots are my faves, love the buttah light shots, definitely; the couple looks like they know how to dance!! love those of course 🙂 congratulations!! beautiful flowers too, absolutely love the colors in her bouquet and the centerpieces!

  5. To say I needed a lift today is an understatement – and this was just the thing to do it. These are great. The day looks like perfection. I’m going to start commenting at an unorthodox spot. The “I love this damn photograph” forehead kiss – so much feeling. You can just see the loving, relaxed look on her face. Don’t all great forehead kisses just give you that feeling? 🙂
    Next – love the entry with Rachel and her dad. Some light, some grain texture, lots of feeling.

    Rachel – you look fabulous – hair, makeup, and your dress is so great – love the silhouette, the lace. So pretty. Great colors and theme – such a cute cake topper. I also like the colors you guys have for the guys. Subtle – classy. 🙂

    A couple more – almost done – the ring shot with the web. TOPS.

    The teaser – amazing. One of my faves, easily.

    This just looks like a great time overall. Congratulations to you rachel and ryan!!!!

    Big Joe and JP – Amazing work. Miss you guys! I may just give you guys a reason for a photoshoot soon 😉 Just saying.

  6. I do love every shot I keep looking at them over and over again! And totally have to agree with JP and Katie, love that leaning shot of Rachel and the one on the phone is sooo cute too. I was especially happy that those cute little mirrors are put to good use! They were designed with much love by former Elario bride Melissa Depasquale at http://www.atheneumcreative.com who also designed the Elario blog stalker pin! So much talent coming together all for Rachel and Ryan!

  7. Aww such great shots… I really want to get married again (to the same man 🙂 ). Love the ring shot…. so awesome!

  8. These are incredible photos. Love to see a couple I know so happy together! As always, thanks for sharing, JP! Rachel, you were absolutely stunning and definitely had the bridal glow going on 🙂

  9. I’ve been so busy this summer, I haven’t had a chance to comment in awhile! But I just HAD to comment on this one. Such a beautiful couple and it looked like they had the perfect day!! The light in the images right after the wedding were beautiful, but WOW, the light later on…. AMAZING! I love the ring shot too – so unique!! This blog post seriously makes me want to have another wedding!! Awesome job on capturing it all Jp and Big Joe!! Keep this up and I’m gonna have to think of reason to have a photoshoot soon! 🙂

  10. ridiculous orange-y, yellow-y, buttery light! very cool! love the bridesmaids dress color, they really pop! and how adorable is the shot of KO holding Alayne’s mirror for the lip gloss?! (can you say marketing material!?) I like the third picture in the field! pretty couple! congrats!

  11. Wow! This was a truly awesome (sparkly) day and clearly it was worth Rachel’s 10 years of waiting for these photos. (no pressure!) I am love love loving your favorite- was glad to witness how excited you got when you got the shot and so cool to see it here!!! Also a fan of the “fabulous/sparkly” shot… YAY! Congrats again to a wonderful couple!

  12. Un. Believable. Your work never ceases to amaze me. I would love, love, love, love if you posted some technical information on your work. The last shot, for example: looks like it was taken with something like a 70-200 f/2.8, or a 135 f/2.0, or an 85 f/1.2 or something. Any insight on how this amazing image was created? Congrats on another spectacular wedding!

  13. Great Job Joe … your pictures are truly amazing! I wish I had known about you when I got married – it would have been well worth the price!