sara & joe: hall of springs

When you live up here in the bitter cold northeast this is about the time of year you’re over the snow and the weather. However, I’m not near being over these images. Sara and Joe had what you would consider a perfect winter wedding day. The sky was blue, the sun was out and there was no wind to remind us the temperature only reached like 20 that day. Buffalo native and bride Sara was incredible and probably would have made a snow angel if I asked. She told me she’d be down to shoot outdoors on her wedding day so we ran with it.

Everyone got ready at the Gideon Putnam hotel. Not only does it have that whole Saratoga Springs feeling it was a perfect proximity to their ceremony and reception location, the Hall of Springs. We showed up to the bridal suite where Sara and company had just finished getting their pretty on. Like troopers they all headed outdoors in their boots and struck some poses for us. The Buffalo must have been strong that day because they never really complained at all about the cold. It really was chilly. This is coming from myself who rocked numerous layers and what not. I really don’t know how the ladies toughed it out. After their first look the sun came through the trees and I found some of the first good light of 2011 the wedding season. We stepped back indoors for group shots and of course to warm up. I did however bring them back out for a few more. Then it was off to the Hall where a Ketubah waited to be signed. The party was wonderful. Karen Lawrence Band did their thing and had people up and moving all night long. Sara and Joe I know you’ve both waited patiently for the blog so let me stop talking now. Before I stop, let me say thank you to you both. We’re glad to have been the lucky ones who got to document you guys on 1.22.11. Thank you both and many congrats to you!


There’s something about this hotel room.. I just see it in b&w and not color. It must be that old Saratoga thing.

Sometimes I search for all kinds of places to photograph the rings… Ultimately I loved the green of this box.

Sara was the bride who never stopped smiling.

Not quite sure what was going on here? Bustle practice for later I think? Either way Sara just laughed it up.

Rocking an old family fur..

Wow.. loving this one. She looked incredible out there in the snow.

I always like the shots where each lady is kinda doing their own thing.

I know I said something funny here..

Winter wedding rule: must have boots. Seriously..

The men.

First looks are always exciting..

and romantic.

Loving the light sneaking through here.

A little configuration..

One of my favs.

Back to that light again.. I just love how it warms this image right up. I mean it was freezing!

Big thanks to the bridal party for coming outside for this image.

I think Joe was starting to get cold 😉

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It was time for the Ketubah to be signed.. Sara, still smiling and laughing.

All their family and bridal party gathered..

Meanwhile under the chuppah..

They exchanged vows..

Mazal tov!

Mr & Mrs…

This is my favorite part of all the Jewish wedding traditions. So fun!

Congrats guys..

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