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a february wedding at glen sanders mansion, with lauren & frank

When you plan a February wedding at Glen Sanders Mansion, you dream of chilly temperatures, but not crazy cold. And a nice dusting of 3-4 inches of fresh snow the night before, just so everything is nice and clean and covered in white. You pray for no blizzard on your wedding day…but you might forget to include a line about no super warm day, either! Well…this late February wedding looks more like late April–the high of 68 degrees made for a very different kind of day than any of us had anticipated.

Well, if ever a couple were the type to roll with the punches, it’s definitely Lauren and Frank. Lauren is a little quieter, but I’ll never forget Frank’s laugh–even from across the room, it was evident that he was having a great time, and nothing as insignificant as the weather was going to change that. Lauren and her mom, Cindy, did an amazing job of putting together a truly spectacular event, and every detail was addressed. This wedding has a beautiful, traditional look–Lauren’s spectacular satin dress and Frank’s classic black tux…perfection.

Add to all of that a super fun wedding party, great families, an amazing ceremony at the Cathedral in Albany…you get the idea–it was a very special day. Hope you enjoy the photos.

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a winter wedding at glen sanders mansion–erica & alex

One of the more frustrating aspects of my business is coming up with new ways to describe our clients’ wedding days and how much we sincerely love working with them. I feel like all the superlatives have been used a hundred times, and there’s nothing new to be said. But that’s so unfair, because each and every one of our couples truly is unique and special…so I always do my best to tell a little of the story of their big day. So here goes, with Erica & Alex!

We first met at the Glen Sanders Mansion bridal show last winter, and immediately hit it off…sometimes, you just know. Our conversations over the next few months were always fun and funny, and as December approached, I was definitely pumped for this one. We met one last time a couple of weeks before the wedding, to go over our downtown Albany locations, and we agreed that a few inches of new snow would be key to making those photos rock. Of course, that means it’s cold–and you never know how people will be on the day when they’re freezing. So the day arrived, and it was perfect from beginning to end–we got the snow we wanted, the Wedding Party and both families were awesome to work with (of course, that goes double for Erica & Alex), our photo excursion to downtown Albany was fantastic, and Rabbi Anna Sugarman performed one of the most memorable ceremonies of the year for us. And then, there was a spectacular party where, as always happens, the Glen Sanders Mansion staff killed it!

All in all, it was a fabulous day for everyone involved, and that always comes down to an amazing couple. All our best wishes go out to Erica & Alex for a lifetime of happiness! Enjoy our photos from their day…

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a lake placid wedding at the whiteface lodge–marissa & cory

A Lake Placid wedding is bound to be beautiful any time of year, but in this quintessential winter sports area, a December wedding with a couple inches of fresh snow is going to be off the charts. And on this perfect winter day, we were also fortunate to work with a truly amazing couple–Marissa & Cory, along with friends and families, were super chill and fun to work with, all day long. The Whiteface Lodge is a dream-come-true venue from a photographer’s perspective–beautiful locations for photos everywhere you turn, and an authentic Adirondack vibe that’s hard to beat.

Every one of our weddings has moments that stand out in my mind–in this case a lot of them. Marissa getting into her gorgeous wedding dress, with help from her bridesmaids, including her twin sister Michelle; Marissa & Cory’s beautiful outdoor First Look, in the snow; their ceremony at St. Agnes Church; and the absolute insanity going on in the TWP PhotoBooth…wow! Not sure how I got pulled into a couple of those photos. 😉

All our best wishes to Marissa and Cory for a lifetime of happiness–can’t wait to work on the album from this one!


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sacred heart church and the sagamore wedding–martha & michael

This wedding came to TWP as a referral from Wendy Lawrence Weddings & Events–thanks, Wendy, it’s always great having the confidence of other pros in the business! And especially when the clients are as awesome as Martha and Michael turned out to be!

Getting to know clients in person is always such an important part of the equation, so it all felt even better when we met in the spring to go over the timeline for the wedding day–this is when I knew for sure this was going to be a spectacular one for us. Martha and Michael are not only a gorgeous couple, but they have style, humor, and personality all day long. The wedding day in October was chilly (or freezing, depending on your perspective) and rainy. It was pretty much a downpour for a good part of the day, so we had our challenges. Luckily for all, the rain let up quite a bit just about when we were set to start the wedding party groups and Martha and Michael’s portraits. No matter the season or the weather, the Sagamore offers photo opportunities that are hard to beat, so we were still able to do some pretty cool outdoor photos. This wasn’t the weather that most people would wish for on their wedding day, but from our perspective, it was sort of nice to do photos that look so different.

Btw, the flowers are by the always amazing On Thai of Surroundings Floral Design; Gwen and Amy from Blush 518 worked their hair and makeup magic; the Accents provided the evening’s entertainment, and the decor was by the fabulous crew at Fine Affairs. Awesome work by all!

All our best to Martha and Michael–TWP was happy to be a pert of your day and wish you a lifetime of happiness! Hope we see you guys again soon!

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