Last Friday I think it officially changed from fall to winter. Gosh it was pretty cold in the beginning of the day! Eventually it warmed up a little bit. Tanya, Dylan, their families and bridal party were all troopers though! Everyone braved the cold! We also had my good friend Jason Valentine on the Elario roster that day. Why? We’ll he shot a behind the scenes video!  It’s been too long so we decided it was time to have a fun day and share what its like behind the scenes of the images we create. Stay tuned for that!

Onto October 28, 2011. We set things off in the Gideon Putnam Hotel for our getting ready portion of the day as well as the ladies photos. Tanya was in the suite looking all types of beautiful just waiting to get into that gown. After a flower drop off by my lovely and talented wife Kris Ann of Fleurtacious Designs Tanya got dressed and we headed downstairs. Originally we had planned to do all the first look at the Gideon Putnam but last minute decided to head to the Hall of Springs. Sometimes you never know what type of game day decision might happen. After Dylan got to see Tanya it was all fun from there. We got those family shots wrapped up with the quickness and were able to have a lot of time with our bride and groom.I know Al Woodard was getting some incredible stuff out there too! Then before I knew it the guests were starting to arrive and it was time to get married. The ceremony musician John Charles Cook grabbed his acoustic guitar and the processional began. After that it was party time! Hayden Yund set the Elario Photo Booth up and DJ Paul Malo pressed play. The party really was a super fun evening. Tanya and Dylan danced their butts off like ALL brides and grooms should! 😉 It was a great day! I can’t thank you guys enough for choosing us to capture your day! I know I had a blast getting to know you guys and look forward to seeing you again sometime! Congrats!


The gown..

Hot shoes… 😉

Bling bling.

Our bride..

How pretty is Tanya?

Dad loves his first look.

Still some signs of fall in the back..

Do your thang Tanya!

OK, one more.

Some bouquets by Fleurtacious Designs

8 ladies trying to look like they’re not freezing their butts off!


Dylan had this whole GQ thing down..

First look..

How could he not smile?

20 person group shot anyone?

I love this one..

but I love this one more. Thats why it was a my facebook teaser.

A little wind and light..

The Elario configuration, looking good.

a b&w for fun..

I was pretty excited about this image when I look it.. Its just right.

Big pimpin in the Rolls..

This car was awesome.

Not to mention the color was as well..

One more forehead kiss..

Tanya and Dylans 2 month old baby Kinsley rocking a fascinator

The fam!

The ceremony space in the round… I’m seeing more and more of this and I love it.

The Hall of Springs was pretty dark for this ceremony. For the photo buffs ISO 5000 at 1/80 f1.2 (5d mk2)

Mr and Mrs…

A little combination of Fleurtacious Designs on the left and Tanya’s skills on the right..

First dance..

busting a move..

We’ll end with a little series from their photo booth!

This backdrop is called “black keys” by drop it MODERN (duh!)


Was Hayden telling you to act like cats or something?

The Honor attendants with the b&g

Congrats again!!!!!

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  1. Elegant, sophisticated, exquisite..these are the words that I have been hearing over and over from everyone since this beautiful wedding….and JP. Joe and all of your team , you captured it all. What a fabulous job. I cannot thank you enough for making this one of if not the most beautiful and memorable days of my life. You are just the best! Love you guys…Thanks so much.

  2. “Elegant, sophisticated, exquisite….” these are all the words i have heard over and over again for the past few weeks to describe this beautiful wedding…and you captured it all. The natural inner and outer beauty of this couple was amazingly caught by your and your camera. Kudos to you and your team. Thanks again for sharing this incredible day with us. Love the shots of baby Kinsley too. What a gift you have!

  3. Ok, I was love these shots for many reasons, but then I saw their BABY!!!! Tanya and Dylan – congrats on Kinsley!!! Beautiful!!!! And I haven’t read any other comments here right now but um, can we please discuss how you do NOT look like you just gave birth TWO MONTHS AGO! Are you serious?!?!?! No way! You all look so beautiful, and congrats on both wonderful, beautiful milestones!!! 🙂

    Onto the blog.

    Hmmmm, of what does a cold fall day acting like winter at the Hall of Springs remind me? Poor cold bridesmaids trying to act like it’s summer? Bride probably chattering but immune to the cold nonetheless? Yes I understand cold days like this as we were married on such a day. But a beautiful day it was, and so was yours. You have some beautiful light popping through, and I love it. The config and the shot with you sitting on Dylan’s lap are both so sweet.

    Nice seeing the HOS in the round for the ceremony too! It definitely changes up the look of things and makes for some great photos! Love it!!!!

    Oh another thing – Tanya you look beautiful in your dress! Everyone looks great 🙂 I love that your girls have different cuts of the dress, and I like that they are wearing short dresses. Big fan of short bridesmaid dresses versus long (not that I don’t like the long ones, just I lean towards the cocktail dress vs gown – except for the bride of course) 🙂

    Congrats again! 🙂

  4. The pics are dynamite! Tanya, you look exquisite; Dylan, GQ gorgeous and Kinsley should be on the cover of a baby magazine. It was so nice to see a bride and groom have so much fun at their own wedding. You guys did a fabulous job. The setting and lighting were just beautiful and the food was scrumptious. Thank you for the honor of sharing in your most special day.

  5. i just love looking through all of these pictures! Beautiful day, Beautiful family. I wish we could go back and do it all over again!!!!

  6. What an awesome day…. having said that, 2 pictures up, Dy-lon’s eyes look frightened as he appears to be seconds away from getting hit by a car!

  7. Two months post baby…? Not possible! Tanya, you looked stunning! To both Tanya and Dylan, congratulations!!!– for not only your beautiful wedding, but also, for the adorable Kinsley

  8. Tanya and Dylan you look amazing!!!!!!!! It was a wonderful wedding and I am glad I got to be a part of your special day! P.S. Kinsley looks ADORABLE!

  9. These are absolutly beautiful…but then again so was the bride the wedding and everything. A perfect wedding Tanya! Mrs. J

  10. Joe, JP and all the Elario team……Thank you for bringing us back to this absolutely wonderful day. Reliving it through these pictures is enjoying the wedding all over again. My heart is pounding and the tears are flowing……..This is why it is so important to have the best and only the best do this very, very important job. These pictures are extraordinary. Thank you, Fran Hurry

  11. . . . yeah . . beautiful flower’s “F.Design” , for a Beautiful Family .
    Thanks guys for going with “Elario Photography, Incorporated”

  12. love the photos, somehow no one looks cold!!! Tanya and Dylan, your daughter is so precious and I loved that you both just smiled, joked and laughed all day and enjoyed each other’s company. I cannot believe how many people I knew at your wedding! I even got down on the dance floor with my uncle doug while taking pics in the booth! xooxoxoxo

  13. Oh my gosh, this is everything I ever dreamed of and more! Usually people say that pictures don’t do something justice. In this case, they certainly do! Thank you so much to all of the Elario peeps for making our wedding look so damn spectacular!

  14. I’ve been dying for this, ahhhh! Tanya you looked beautiful just as I knew you would. Congrats to you, Dylan & Kinsley, the photos were amazing and you all looked so happy and excited. All the best to you guys!

  15. Tanya & Dylan first Thank You for choosing FD for your wedding flowers, it was a pleasure working with you! Second to the Joe’s…. great photos! Kinsley is absolutely adorable, I should have stayed and babysat 🙂 Oh and I will say it one more time, I loved your dress!

  16. Of course they’re all beautiful shots. The colors are so perfect. Love the “bling” shot ,very cool idea !

  17. LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this blog. your wife is freakin’ amazing, btw. absolutely love her bouquets and decor for the reception. and Tanya had quite a beauitul set up herself. and she looked AMAZING for having had a baby 2 months ago!! congratulations!!! great first look shots-love the emotions 🙂 the fall colors were wonderful … the bling bling, the shoes… love it all. as usual. 🙂 and thanks for the technical info 😉


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