Bridget and Khamel's Stable Gate Barn Winery Wedding / Albany Wedding Photographer
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016
By Jessica Painter Photography
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I am so excited about sharing this blog with you all! I've been dying to blog this wedding since the day I photographed it! :)

The weekend Bridget and Khamel were married is a very special one; not just because of their gorgeous wedding, but because my wonderful husband and I were also celebrating our sixth anniversary! 

I had originally turned down many weddings for that specific weekend so that Ed and I could spend it celebrating our anniversary, but when Bridget reached out to me about her wedding with Khamel, we had a change of heart. Ed and I both agreed there was no better way to kick off our own anniversary weekend than with the marriage of an amazing couple!

I met Khamel when we bought my first Apple computer at least seven years ago! He was my in-Apple-Store trainer (I am sure there is a better term for this) and I was able to take some one-on-one tutorials with him. As we chatted, I found out that he also had an interest in photography, and a friendship grew! To this day I still enjoy seeing his photos online and am always impressed (and envious!) with his creative angles on Instagram.

When Bridget and I connected, it was an easy decision to say yes to being a part of their special day. When I met her for the first time, I knew I made the right decision to photograph this wedding. Both Bridget and Khamel are such wonderful people; sincere, kind-hearted and so easy to talk to! I felt like we were old friends chatting, not people in a client meeting. These two make a great couple, and it was an honor to be asked to be a part of their day!

Now, it isn't every day that Ed and I get to photograph a wedding together, but he shot this one with me. See, with the birth of our daughter Charlotte, Ed had to take a step back from the photography business; and while I love my second shooter Heather, working with Ed every now and then is an extra special treat. :) I think this was an even more meaningful way to start our anniversary weekend.

Ok, enough babble; let's get to this beautiful wedding!!!! Like I said, I have been dying to share it with you; I had so many favorites as I edited! 

Here's a few of the pro's that helped to make their wedding day special: 
Bridal Hair: Karma Hair Studio (Stephanie Krug)
Bridal Makeup: Monique Vellano (friend of the bride)
Bridal Gown: Nicole Miller (via Lily Saratoga)
Groom's Attire: Paul Smith
Floral Arrangements: Danker Florist (Jessica Campese)
Ceremony & Reception Location: Stable Gate Barn and Winery
Officiant: Diane Simpson (friend)
Cake & Pastries: Crisan Bakery
Reception Music: Good Sir Band
Transportation: Today's Limousine

I'll end with a few night shots... What a beautiful day and couple!

Congrats again Bridget and Khamel! Thank you so much for trusting us to capture such special memories; ones that I am sure will become more and more meaningful as time goes on!

Bridget and Khamel will have a full gallery of their images available through the VIP section of our website. If you want to see them, you'll have to ask 'em. :)

P.S. - Hey, since you're here, why not to comment and leave some love for this beautiful couple! xxo

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Leave a comment:
Emma Kaiser - These photos are beautiful! They so perfectly capture the spirit of each memorable moment that day.
I cherish that day as I cherish you, Bridge and Khamel! Thank you for sharing your talented photo-making, Jessica and Ed.
Becky Kaiser - Jessica and Ed - these photos are wonderful. It's like being there all over again!
Bridget Kaiser-Abdulai - Jessica and, wow, wow! I'm blown away by these photos...I absolutely love them! You've captured our day so perfectly. Thank you! We will forever cherish them.
Rebecca Bloom - So glad I got to share in your special day. So happy for both of you.
Angela Clement - Beautiful couple, awesome wedding and amazing pictures. Love you both dearly.