Wedding Photography, Saratoga-Springs-NY-National Dance Museum-Crystal-Frank

August 04, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Last summer, we were waiting in Congress Park to meet an out of town couple for an engagement session.  It was our first meeting with this couple, so we were waiting for someone to find us, the ones with the camera gear.   Crystal was walking by with her dog, Shadow, and asked if I was a photographer. I said "Are you (future bride's name)?"  Crystal said no, and we explained why we were there.  She said, "Well I'm getting married next summer and I'm looking for a wedding photographer, do you have a business card?"  We talked for a few minutes then, and later Crystal called me and agreed to meet with her fiancé Frank.  The rest is on this page!  Soooo Happy that we met that day.  We actually met for two different engagement sessions because they had so much fun!  Crystal & Frank's wedding was fun, relaxed and elegant.

The wedding took place at the beautiful National Dance Museum in Saratoga Springs, NY.  Such a beautiful warm day, the ceremony took place in the courtyard, and everyone went inside for the reception.


122918_DSC6578122918_DSC6578 123232_DSC0577123232_DSC0577 124024_DSC6599124024_DSC6599 Everyone prepared for the day at the Hilton Garden Inn in Saratoga Springs.

124912_DSC6617124912_DSC6617 125544_DSC6626125544_DSC6626 132920_DSC0604132920_DSC0604 Frank called Crystal just before she was ready to leave, saying that he's looking forward to seeing her!

134414_DSC6676134414_DSC6676 Their "First Look" was planned at the Hall of Springs nearby, so the limo took the guys over first so that Jon could take some groomsmen photos. 

135931_DSC0638135931_DSC0638   And I stayed for a few personal photos of Crystal in her suite. 

134828_DSC6690134828_DSC6690 134916_DSC6695134916_DSC6695 Frank was getting a little anxious waiting for his bride, but the guys had time to help him chill.

140750_DSC0655140750_DSC0655 131033_DSC0582131033_DSC0582  Then, it was 'show-time'!  Frank's anticipation is running high now. 

142549_DSC6734142549_DSC6734 142550_DSC0671142550_DSC0671  And Frank turns and sees Crystal in her dress for the first time.  Frank=Happy!

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 It was time for some formal portraits of the husband and wife to be.  Some couples are very traditional and do not want to see each other until the ceremony and that's perfectly understandable.  But, for those who do choose the First Look option and plan for some time before the ceremony, we have more time to create some very memorable photos. Crystal and Frank have no shortage of photos before the ceremony.

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150811_DSC6859150811_DSC6859 151116_DSC0732151116_DSC0732 152447_DSC6897152447_DSC6897 And it was back in the limo for a quick ride over to the Dance Museum.

154050_DSC6948154050_DSC6948 Everyone is ready and waiting...

161008_DSC0739161008_DSC0739  Shadow also makes an appearance.  She stood up with all their friends and family and witnessed her 'Mom and Dad' get married.

162542_DSC6973162542_DSC6973 162759_DSC6985162759_DSC6985 162758_DSC0748162758_DSC0748  Crystal and her proud Dad, Barry make their way to Frank.

162812_DSC6991162812_DSC6991 162843_DSC6993162843_DSC6993 163157_DSC7010163157_DSC7010 163402_DSC7017163402_DSC7017 Beautiful backdrop!

163302_DSC0762163302_DSC0762 163709_DSC7031163709_DSC7031 And, they're husband and wife!


164323_DSC7072164323_DSC7072 180952_DSC7174180952_DSC7174  As there is for so many celebrations today, there was lots of choreography as the wedding party was introduced.

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185315_DSC0895185315_DSC0895  Together with DJ Mike Napoli, Crystal and Frank played The Shoe Game.

185759_DSC7304185759_DSC7304  Mike asked the entire group of family and friends to make it to the dance floor for a group photo!

200200_DSC0913200200_DSC0913  Frank is so serious and careful when he cuts the wedding cake.

203117_DSC0948203117_DSC0948  And then, the fun begins!

203509_DSC7398203509_DSC7398 203756_DSC0958203756_DSC0958  Frank & the guys met outside for a bit for cigars and stories about when they met Frank and the fun they had.

205737_DSC0987205737_DSC0987  Toward the end of the evening, everyone was dancing...and singing!


 And Frank was surrounded by all these beautiful women, he really hated that....
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Crystal, we're so glad you took Shadow for a walk that day in the park!  So much fun working with you and Frank. Enjoy wedded bliss forever!  


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