Michael Gallitelli Photographer

September 29, 2014

The Old Daley Inn on Crooked Lake Wedding

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Nicole and Eric’s Wedding

The Crooked Lake House

Picture perfect weather

Ceremony by the water

Three dogs

Awesome Family and Friends


All of our weddings lately, have seriously been memorable, with no exception
for Nicole & Eric! Starting out at Nicole’s parent’s home where hair and
make-up continued while we took care of our preliminary work. Nicole looked
beautiful in her gorgeous dress as she walked downstairs for all to admire!
After we finished with Nicole, parents and bridal party we were off to the
magnificent Crooked Lake House to get a head start before we met up with
Eric, his best man, the groomsmen and his two dogs! Guests were starting to
arrive and shortly after that Nicole also arrived. No first look, so the
ceremony began and I had the opportunity to watch Eric as Nicole walked down
the aisle with her father and it was a very special moment! After a
beautiful ceremony, guests were invited to the cocktail hour while we
continued outside on this beautiful day with family photos, bridal party and
just bride and groom.

As everyone continued enjoying the cocktail hour, we got started capturing
everything in this magnificent ballroom that looked enchanting!

Now guests were invited into the ballroom to start the rest of this happy
celebration for Nicole & Eric! After introductions, first dance, parent
dances and some very funny toasts, a delicious dinner was served by the very
attentive staff at the Crooked Lake House, while Marty and Janice made sure
everything was perfect! This group was ready to party and dance the night
away, so it was time for DJ Paul Malo to take over and as always, he had the
house rocking for all to enjoy!

Michael and I just want to thank you for choosing us to capture this very
special day for you and your families! It was as much fun for us and from
what I observed over the top for the two of you! We truly appreciate your
enthusiasm and willingness to allow us to make sure you will look back at
this joyful day as you turn the pages of your wedding album.

Congratulations, Nicole & Eric!

May your life together be filled with health, happiness and the love you
have for each other and your puppies!

Michael and Nancy

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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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September 25, 2014

Engagement shoot in Lake George, NY

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Engagement shoot in Lake George, NY in September

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September 11, 2014

Mohawk River Country Club Wedding

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Alicia and Tim’s Wedding

Date: August 29, 2014

Venue: Mohawk River Country Club

DJ: Mike Garrissi

Labor Day Weekend and it was a labor of love for our two happy couples,
starting with Friday’s wedding for Alicia and Tim! The Mohawk River Country
Club in Rexford was our first wedding for the weekend. The weather was
absolutely perfect and spirits were at high energy where we found Alicia and
her bridal party all dressed and ready. We stepped out of the bridal suite
at the club while Alicia prepared to get ready and as we entered the room
again, we found a beautiful bride ready for this happy day to start! Since
the ceremony and reception all took place at the Country Club, we took
advantage of this amazing setting for the first look, family pictures and
the entire bridal party!

While guests enjoyed the cocktail hour, we continued with Alicia and Tim and
took advantage of the golf course that sits right behind the club and we
succeeded in capturing some beautiful photographs and time enough for Alicia
and Tim to enjoy the cocktail hour with their guests.

After all the formalities, guests were treated to a delicious dinner and
bridal cake thanks to the very attentive Banquet Manager and staff who are
always consistent with their attention to details!

The rest of the evening was focused on DJ Mike Garrisi from Music Man
Entertainment, who packed the dance floor with everyone celebrating this
happy occasion with Alicia and Tim who certainly enjoyed themselves as well!

This was truly a fun day especially when you spend it with a very fun loving
couple who just smiled and enjoyed every moment of the beginning of their
lives together!

We want to thank you so much for allowing us to capture this wonderful day
with you, your families and friends!

Congratulations Alicia and Tim, and enjoy all the health and happiness life
has to offer!

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September 10, 2014

Estate Wedding September 2014

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WOW!!!!! Everything about this wedding for Elizabeth and Matt had that WOW
factor from beginning to end!!! We first met up with Elizabeth, her family
and bridal party at their home where hair and make-up was taking place. We
are always so happy when Alayne and her staff from Make-me-Fabulous are all
on board. As always we started our photographs with all the preliminary
shots that were all laid out, thanks to Christine Wheat and her staff who
were there for not just the bride and groom but for us as well every step of
the way.

Moving on, it was time for Elizabeth to get dressed and again, WOW!
Stunning, elegant, magnificent are just a few of the words to describe the
bride-to-be! The photographs really tell the entire story of this memorable
day! From there we went to see how Matt was doing and spend some quality
time with him and his best men and groomsmen. We had so much fun with them
until it was time to set up the first look. From, there we continued with
bridal party and then onto St. Mary’s Church in Albany for a beautiful

While all this was happening David Michael Schmidt and his team from
Renaissance Floral Design were putting on the finishing touches to the
outdoor tent for cocktail hour and the tent for the sit down dinner. After
the ceremony we wanted to get back to the house before the guests arrived so
that we could capture this breathtaking display of magnificent floral
arrangements and table setups. As the guests arrived I noticed that they
were speechless or just in awe of everything they had to look at as they
approached the cocktail tent. Later guests were invited to the dinner tent
where again they were totally impressed how a tent could be transformed into
this stunning setting that just impressed everyone, especially Elizabeth,
Matt and their parents as they viewed it for the first time all finished!

Continuing with the introductions where the bridal party entered together
dancing in a conga line and then the first dance that was executed
magnificently! After guests were treated to a delicious dinner thanks to
Lily and the Rose, the rest of the formalities were complete and the dancing
began, which literally had everyone out of their seats and rocking the dance

We just can’t thank you enough, Elizabeth and Matt, for allowing us to be
part of this memorable exciting day for you, your families and friends!
Your enthusiasm and sense of humor and willingness to just embrace this
happy day was an inspiration for us!

Congratulations Elizabeth and Matt!

We wish all the health, happiness and love life has to offer you!

Michael and Nancy

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August 26, 2014

Saratoga National August Wedding

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How much more fun could we have had with this wonderful, happy bridal couple
Jennifer & Pete…the answer is none! We literally laughed and smiled all
day long! Everything was just perfect! We started at Jen & Pete’s house,
where Jen, her Mom, Dad and Pete were getting ready, while we started our
preliminary photos. In-between we talked and laughed with Jen’s parents,
which was so enjoyable!

Jen and Pete’s house was so conducive to starting our photos with Jen who
looked absolutely stunning as she walked down the flight of stairs to the
sitting room. From there we met up with Pete at the Yaddo Gardens in
Saratoga for family pictures while we waited for Jen to arrive for the first

Next stop Saratoga National Golf Course for a short but sweet ceremony, more
photos on the golf course and enough time for Jen and Pete to enjoy the
cocktail hour with family and friends!

As we entered the ballroom I was wowed by how beautiful it looked and
Michael told me Jen created all the floral arrangements with table names of
the horses at Travers that day. Very creative and thoughtful when one lucky
guest won money with a winning ticket that Jen and Pete placed under the
chair at each table!

After all the formalities were complete and everyone enjoyed a delicious
dinner, cake and dessert table thanks to Mazzone Hospitality Catering, Adam
Conway from Piano Man DJ Productions, took over with his assortment of music
for everyone to enjoy the rest of the evening.

Thank you Jen & Pete for allowing us to capture this very happy day with
you, your parents, families and friends! From the moment we met you it was
like we have known you for years! Your sense of humor, enthusiasm and
kindness made our day easy, fun and memorable!

May your new home be filled with health, happiness and love for each other
that you truly deserve!

Congratulations Jen & Pete!

The Hills are Alive!!!

Michael and Nancy

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August 21, 2014

Franklin Plaza Wedding in August 2014

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What a fantastic weekend we had at The Franklin Plaza for two incredible

The first one was for Kaitlin and Jarrod which started out at the Best
Western Franklin Square Inn where we caught up with Kaitlin and her bridal
party where the room was filled with anticipation and excitement for this
happy day! From there we caught up with Jarrod and his lively group of
groomsmen and best man with their black suits and sneakers which was a fun
addition to this wedding! First looks seem to be trending again and so that
was next on our check list which worked out perfectly in front of The
Franklin Plaza. We continued with family pictures, and then for some really
fun photos of the bridal party, they wanted to go over to Bomber’s which is
right across the street and then back to Franklin Plaza for the ceremony!
It was a whirlwind day which continued after the cocktail hour,
introductions, first dance, toasts and dinner! As always, Greg, Joe, Dom
and the entire staff at the Franklin Plaza never cease to amaze me with
their consistency with, food, hospitality and attention to detail! After
that it was non-stop dancing thanks to DJ Cap Capella which had the dance
floor packed for the rest of the night!

Thank you, Kaitlin and Jarrod for choosing us to be part of this amazing day
with all of you! We truly appreciated your fun ideas and your enthusiasm
which made our day so enjoyable! We wish all the best!


Michael and Nancy

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Baby shoot at Wolfert’s Roost Country Club

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Franklin Plaza August Wedding

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Our second wedding of the weekend began just like the day before, starting
at the Best Western Franklin Square Inn! How convenient is this for all
your out of town guests, they stay at the Inn, walk across the street to The
Franklin Plaza for the ceremony and the reception!

As we got closer to the suite where Jackie and her bridal party were
staying, we could hear from the hallway all the excitement that was going on
inside! We walked in and heard a loud “HELLO MICHAEL” coming from everyone
who knows him well from their own weddings where they had him as the
photographer. While Jackie was finishing up with her hair and make-up, we
worked on our preliminary photos so we could get started on the formal
shots. Jackie looked beautiful from head to toe as we stepped outside in
front of the Inn with her bridal party! We sent the girls back to the suite
so that we could spend time with the very handsome Adam, best man and
groomsmen in front of The Franklin Plaza, where the first look would take
place as well! That went extremely well as did the family photos right in
front of the plaza. With still more time, we had fun with the entire
wedding party in the alley and then a short walk into the ballroom for the

After cocktail hour the rest of the day went by so fast! After
introductions with sparklers, first dance, toasts, dinner and cake cutting,
the dancing was non-stop thanks to Grand Central Station and Jackie and
Adams very happy families and friends celebrating the joining of their two
friends! Between dancing, the photo booth, the bar and a pizza station
later in the evening, this was one amazing wedding!

Once again Joe Galuski, Dom, and the entire staff did what they do best and
being there two days in a row, I must say it was all perfect from beginning
to end!

Jackie and Adam, what can we say but WOW! We had so much fun and so many
laughs that it felt like we were working with family! We appreciate the
opportunity to have been a part of this spectacular day and enjoyed your
enthusiasm that made our day happy!

Congratulations and we wish all the best of everything!

Michael and Nancy

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August 14, 2014

Altamont Fair Engagement Shoot

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Wednesday’s rain didn’t stop Stephanie and Brad’s Engagement shoot at The Altamont Fair Grounds. These guys were up for anything from squirt gun games to roller coaster rides to tossing ping pong balls into Goldfish bowls. If the wedding next June is anything like their engagement shoot, It will be a great day.

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