Michael Gallitelli Photographer

September 29, 2014

Glen Sanders Mansion

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We have the best brides and grooms! Every wedding is different except for
one similarity…we always have so much FUN thanks to the enthusiasm of the
wedding couple, bridal party and the families and friends!!!! It is a
joyful, happy time to celebrate the bride and groom and that is exactly what
we see!!!

From the beginning of our day starting at Jennifer’s parent’s home, we knew
right away there would be happiness, laughter and happy tears! Arriving at
the house, hair and make-up continued which gave us the opportunity to get
started on our preliminary photographs until the time Jennifer was ready to
finish getting ready and show off her gown to her family and she looked
radiant! After finishing up with some family pictures and bridal party, we
were off to St. Ambrose Church to meet up with the very handsome Shaun and
his two best men, (his brothers) and his groomsmen. Jennifer arrived in the
limo with all her girls and with everyone in place, time to get this happy
couple married! When family photographs were completed at the church we
continued our day at the magnificent Glen Sanders Mansion on the Mohawk
River. While guests were enjoying the cocktail hour on the patio, we
continued with the Jen, Shaun and the entire bridal party with plenty of
time for them to join the cocktail hour!

The ballroom looked beautiful as guests found their tables to get ready for
the introductions, which were hysterical! First dance, toasts, dinner, cake
cutting and later in the evening a very special surprise dessert display on
the patio was enjoyed by all! One more special photo that Jen requested and
that was the sparklers that spelled out LOVE! So much fun getting that

Thank you Jen and Shaun for choosing us to capture this amazing wedding day
for all of you! It was so much fun and we felt like part of the Sidoti
family for the day!

Congratulations Jennifer & Shaun!

We wish you all the ingredients for a happy marriage; health, happiness,
laughter and love!

Michael and Nancy

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August 5, 2014

Glen Sanders Mansion

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Wedding: Alison and Geoff

Venue: Ceremony & Reception, the Glen Sanders Mansion, Scotia NY

Date: August 2, 2014

Banquet Manager: Lucien Rizio

Officiate: Rabbi Matt Cutler

Floral Designer: Surroundings / On Thia

Videographer: Art on Video / Brett Wasserman

Band: NY Players / Mike Emery

Time certainly does fly by when you have planned a wedding for at least a
year, and suddenly, here it is, the day everyone has been waiting for! I
think Alison’s mother Este must have felt that way since she started
planning for what turned out to be a magical day for Alison, Geoff and all
the families and friends that were invited!!

Everything took place at the mansion started with hair and make-up, and then
Ali and the bridesmaids gathered into the Sanders Suite to help the bride
into her gorgeous gown and wowed everybody for the reveal! From there we
met up with Geoff looking very handsome along with his best man and
groomsmen for a chance to get some photographs of them.

We planned the first look outside in front of the Mansion where Ali tapped
on Geoff’s shoulder for her to show her groom how stunning she looked for
their wedding day! After that the Katonah signing where technically they
are married.

Can’t stop now, time for the ceremony down by the gazebo overlooking the
river with all the quests anxiously waiting to see this loving couple
married. On Ty from Surroundings created a breathtaking floral display on
and around the gazebo including all the floral arrangements for the cocktail
hour, the ballroom and bouquets!!! After the ceremony, quests were invited
to the patio for not only delicious food but eye appealing with amazing
looking displays that draw you right in before you even eat!

Let’s get this party started as bells rang for guests to enter the ballroom
and introductions about to take place as the very talented NY Players got
this part of the night started. Nothing was left out of this incredible
wedding day for Ali & Geoff.

Lucien the banquet manager and his staff were right there for whatever
anybody needed. Introductions, first dance, the hoorah, toasts, dinner,
cake and party time!!! The band was very lively and got everybody on their
feet, all ages could not stop dancing all night and for a little break a
dessert station was revealed for all to enjoy and then back to dancing to
work it off!

Thank you Ali, Geoff, your families, and extended families, for choosing us
to be part of this amazing day with you all! We truly appreciate how much
enthusiasm you had for letting us get creative so that your photographs
would be a memorable reminder of this magical day! We wish you all the
health and happiness that comes your way!


Michael and Nancy

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June 29, 2014

The Glen Sanders Mansion

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June 29, 2014

The wedding of Linda and Ron, from our very first meeting I knew I was the photographer for their wedding. We clicked immediately and after their engagement shoot outside Amsterdam I knew that their wedding would be a fun day. This couple were the most relaxed couple I can remember in sometime.

Once again the Glen Sanders Mansion did a fantastic job as well as their DJ Patrick Bergeron of Metromusic


Thank you Linda and Ron for allowing me to capture your wedding day.


Michael Gallitelli and Nancy Lobel


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January 28, 2013

The Glen Sanders Mansion

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December 29,2012
Kristen and Tim, their story a more to come…

July 7, 2012

The Glen Sanders Mansion

Wedding: Jessica and John
They did not stop smiling all day, even when their picture wasn’t being taken! Whatever we asked of them they were willing and enthusiastic! The perfect blend of two people with the same love for each other and their families!

Venue: The Glen Sanders Mansion, Scotia NY
Banquet Manager Jill and her staff always go above and beyond for your very special day! Consistent quality from the food to the way the room looks, and everything in-between is their goal!

Music: DJ Nate/Piano Man
WOW Nate! He had that dance floor packed with happy people dancing their feet off non-stop!

Florist: Price Chopper, Clifton Park, Marget
Consistent quality and creativity

Hair and makeup: A & Company

Ceremony: St. Ambrose Church, Latham New York

Somebody needs to pinch me to make sure I am not dreaming! Why you ask; because we have consistently had the most amazing brides and grooms!
This weekend was no exception! Jessica, looked gorgeous from hair and make-up to her beautiful gown and shoes! At her parents house we took advantage of the
well groomed garden for pictures before we took off for the church. We found John at the church beaming with anticipation for the arrival of his bride-to-be! After the ceremony we time to spare,
so we went to the Colonie Park for some fun bridal party shots! From there we finished up the photos over by the Mohawk River,
at The Glen Sanders Mansion boat docks, a favorite spot for the newlyweds!
Everyone was enjoying the cocktail hour until it was time to really get this party started! Not only did guests enjoy the amazing food, wedding cake and dessert display, everyone was going to be treated to something very special! After the wedding party and Jessica and John were announced, the surprise danced into the ballroom………a beautiful belly dancer dressed in her traditional costume! The crowd went wild and after all the formalities, she performed several traditional dances for everyone to enjoy!
It was a magical night that was non-stop laughter, fun, dancing and happiness!
We sincerely want to thank you Jessica and John for this amazing opportunity to capture this day with you and your loving families!

Michael and Nancy

July 6, 2012

The Glen Sanders Mansion

Wedding: Kerry & Shawn
Non-stop energy, great sense of humor, fun, perfect match!

Venue: The Glen Sanders Mansion, Making every brides dream wedding come true!

Videographer: Coltart Creations

Reception Music: The Accents Band, Joe and his band of 8 including two singers made this wedding rock all night!

Floral design: Fleurtacious, Creative floral creations

Limo: Today’s Limousine, Reliable and accommodating

Wedding Coordinator: Katie O’ ……Wedding’s and Events

It’s Saturday and that means we are ready for another amazing wedding with Kerry and Shawn! Starting at Kerry’s Dad’s house where all the action was taking place. Hair, make-up, bridesmaids, soon to be mother-in-law, one very proud father and the family dog! Kerry looked breathtaking in her gorgeous wedding dress as everyone looked on with tears of happiness.
We have a very busy day so we were off to St. Augustine’s Church for pictures of the handsome groom and a beautiful ceremony. From there it was off to Shawn’s gym where we had a fun photo shoot and just down the road a new park made for another nice backdrop for more pictures! Next stop…..Glen Sanders Mansion to get this party started, but not until we took advantage of the dock on the Mohawk River for pictures! The reception was filled with more fun, laughter, food, dancing, and one very happy newlywed couple!

Thank you so much Kerry & Shawn for your enthusiasm and allowing us to get creative and capture this amazing day for you! It was a pleasure and so much fun!

Michael and Nancy

April 3, 2012

The Glen Sanders Mansion

March 31, 2012The Glen Sanders Mansion
Blair and Jeffrey’s Wedding
March 31st, 2012

The last day in March, and in spite of the snow that fell in the morning, it cleared up for Blair’s wish for no snow on her wedding! We arrived at the Mansion where Blair and her family were getting glamorous with hair and make-up, thanks to Alayne from Make-Me-Fabulous! I knew it was going to be a fun day, thanks to everyone just relaxed and enjoying the anticipation of the excitement of the day ahead! Even the flower girls Emerson and Alisa were giggling and posing for Michael for some fun pictures! Now it was time for Blair’s photo shoot and she looked absolutely beautiful and so happy!

Next stop St. Mary’s Church in Ballston Spa to catch up with the groom Jeffrey and his brother Pat. The fun continued at the church with photo’s, laughter and anticipating the arrival of the bride-to-be! After an emotional ceremony, and family photo’s, it was time to get back to The Glen Sanders Mansion for the celebration of Blair and Jeffrey!

As always, the ambiance and the attention to detail from the management and staff at the Mansion, certainly exceeds the expectations of everyone’s dream wedding! That is what I observed as Blair and Jeff entered the ballroom for their first look. From there the night continued with introductions, first dance, toasts, delicious food, and music thanks to the awesome DJ Fernando, from Piano Man’s DJ Productions.

Michael and I just want to thank you and your family for a very enjoyable day! The enthusiasm and happiness you have with each other made this day so much fun!
Congratulations Blair and Jeff! We wish you all the health and happiness you both deserve!

Michael and Nancy

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