Kristy & Mark / Longfellows / Saratoga Wedding Photographer
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
By Jessica Painter
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Last month we had the pleasure of shooting Kristy and Mark's wedding at Longfellows Inn & Restaurant in Saratoga Springs. Kristy and Mark are such a sweet couple - so genuine and sincere. They were so much fun to work with and get to know!

When we first met with Kristy and her mom last February to talk about their big day, we hit it off right away. Not only are Kristy and her mom really awesome people, but we both had a connection because of a horrible disease known as ALS. Kristy had lost a very special family member to the disease, and I was trying to raise awareness about ALS because a very good friend of ours had been diagnosed with ALS. I think finding a cure for this disease is something that holds great meaning for the both of us. In lieu of traditional wedding favors, Kristy and Mark actually donated money to a few meaningful charities, one of them being ALS. Such a great thing to do!!

OK, so on to the blog and Kristy and Mark's amazing day!

Since I wasn't blogging last fall when we did their Engagement photos, I thought I'd start off by sharing a few of my favorites from their session - which we shot at the Schenectady Rose Garden. Kristy and Mark brought along their dog Bella for part of the session - it was a lot of fun! 

Schenectady Rose garden, Engagement Session

Schenectady Rose garden, Engagement Session, Dog Photo

 

Now on to the wedding. Here's some of the fun details of the day. I love shooting the details!!

The flowers at Longfellows were just starting to bloom - they were gorgeous! 

Longfellow, Wedding Photography, Saratoga, NY

 

The bling was pretty gorgeous too... :)

Wedding Rings, Wedding Photography, Longfellows, Saratoga, NY

 

Wedding Rings, Wedding Photography, Longfellows, Saratoga, NY

 

I loved Kristy's dress! And of course the hanger, which was a gift from her future in-laws. Every bride should have one of these hangers.

Wedding Dress, Wedding Photography, Longfellows, Saratoga, NY

 

Wedding Dress Details, Wedding Photography, Longfellows, Saratoga, NY

 

Wedding dress details, Wedding Photography, Longfellows, Saratoga, NY

 

Wedding details, Wedding Photography, Longfellows, Saratoga, NY

 

Introducing Kristy; a very stunning bride!!

Bride Photo, Wedding Photography, Longfellows, Saratoga, NY

 

I think she was ready to get married. :)

Bride Photo, Wedding Photography, Longfellows, Saratoga, NY

 

The ring bearer and two flower girls were triplets and nieces and nephew of Kristy - they were adorable!!

Wedding procession, Wedding Photography, Longfellows, Saratoga, NY

 

First Kiss, Wedding Photography, Longfellows, Saratoga, NY

 

It was hard to tell who was more excited after they were pronounced husband and wife. :) So cute!!

Ring bearer, Wedding Photography, Longfellows, Saratoga, NY

 

How about some gorgeous flowers? Fun little tidbit for you... see the ring that says "I Love You" on Kristy's flowers? This was the first ring Mark ever gave Kristy while they were dating. 

Wedding flowers details, Wedding Photography, Longfellows, Saratoga, NY

 

Wedding flowers details, Wedding Photography, Longfellows, Saratoga, NY

Some beautiful ladies....

Wedding party, bridesmaids photos, Wedding Photography, Longfellows, Saratoga, NY

 

... and some handsome fellas. :)

Wedding party, groomsman photos, Wedding Photography, Longfellows, Saratoga, NY

 

One more of Kristy - isn't she stunning?!

Bride Photos, Wedding Photography, Longfellows, Saratoga, NY

 

I love these two.

Newlywes, Wedding Photography, Longfellows, Saratoga, NY

 

The one on the right is definitely my favorite from the night!

Bride and Groom, Wedding Photography, Longfellows, Saratoga, NY

 

Bride and Groom, Wedding Photography, Longfellows, Saratoga, NY

 

Bride and Groom, Newly Wed, Wedding Photography, Longfellows, Saratoga, NY

 

Time to get into the reception...

Wedding reception details, place cards, Wedding Photography, Longfellows, Saratoga, NY

 

Loved the cake!!!

Wedding cake details, Wedding Photography, Longfellows, Saratoga, NY

 

Wedding cake details, Wedding Photography, Longfellows, Saratoga, NY

 

Mark makes a cameo appearance in a photo of Kristy and the triplets. :)

Wedding kids details, Wedding Photography, Longfellows, Saratoga, NY

 

So cute!

Wedding Candid, Wedding Photography, Longfellows, Saratoga, NY

 

This smile is what we saw all night and day. What a happy bride!

Wedding first dance, Wedding Photography, Longfellows, Saratoga, NY

 

Longfellows is such a great place to have a reception!

Wedding reception, Wedding Photography, Longfellows, Saratoga, NY

 

I think these kids might have been a little excited about cake... :)

Wedding cake cutting, Wedding Photography, Longfellows, Saratoga, NY

 

I'll end with these two ... Congrats again Kristy and Mark! Wishing you many years of love and happiness!!! Give Bella a kiss for us!
Wedding candid, Wedding Photography, Longfellows, Saratoga, NY 

If you are interested in donating to ALS, please consider giving generously to help aid in the search to find a cure for this horrific disease. Visit www.ALSA.org. Please also consider visiting our Facebook page and liking it. Once we reach 1,000 likes we are donating $500 to ALS in honor of our friend Eric Lowen, who recently lost his battle with this disease.


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