Michael Gallitelli Photographer

July 3, 2013

Saratoga National Golf Club

Wedding: Chelsea and Joe
Sunday, June 30th 2013

Ceremony: Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church
Venue: Saratoga National Golf Club, Saratoga Springs New York

Kristi, Banquet Manager, (perfectionist, along with her professional staff) Traci Montinino, Sales Professional

Hotel: Longfellows Hotel, Saratoga Springs, New York

Florist: Price Chopper, Clifton Park, New York

DJ: Paul Malo

Rain, rain go away, come back another day! Despite the rain not going away for Chelsea and Joe’s wedding day, we used it to our advantage and it turned out to be so much fun! It was not a total wash out but when you have a bride and groom who are willing to do anything for some memorable photos, use an umbrella!

Our day started at the Longfellow’s Hotel where Chelsea, her mother and entire bridal party were getting ready! After all our preliminary work it was time for the Chelsea to transform herself into a stunning bride! Everyone gathered around helping with all the details of the veil, the accessories and admiring how beautifully everything came together! In spite of the heat and no rain, we went outside for some Chelsea and bridal party time. From there we met up with Joe and his best man and ushers to spend time with them as well.

More pictures later, time to get to the church and enjoy the joining of this happy couple! After family photos at the church, we headed back to Saratoga National Golf Club. Just as we arrived it started to rain, but as I mentioned earlier, this did not stop us! Golf umbrellas are always available and that came in very handy! It was not a total wash out so we took out the golf carts for some beautiful shots around the golf course.

Time to let Chelsea and Joe enjoy the cocktail hour while we went inside to photograph the magnificently decorated ballroom! Everything and ready for guests to get ready for introductions, first dance, toasts, and sit back and relax and enjoy a meal that everyone will certain appreciate! As always Mazzone Hospitality and staff present the best the area has to offer. After dinner, more formalities and photo opportunities, but now it is time to party!!!! Chelsea and Joe chose Paul Malo, one of the best DJ’s in the capital district and what a night this turned out to be! That dance floor was never empty and everybody truly enjoyed themselves!

In case anybody was hungry between dance sets, there was a pizza and dessert station that would make anybody stop and feast on these treats!

Thank you Chelsea and Joe for allowing us to share your very special wedding with you, family and friends! Your enthusiasm and willingness to adventure outside and explore all the possibilities Saratoga National has to offer made it so much fun for us as well!

Congratulations, we wish you all the best!

Michael and Nancy

The Inn and Spa at East Wind

Wedding: Michelle and Rob

Venue: The Inn and Spa at East Wind, Wading River NY (Long Island)

DJ: Tommy’s Tunes

I get very excited when Michael uses these two words………ROAD TRIP! It is always a treat for us when a bride and groom finds a venue that is new to us and in this case, Michelle did a fantastic job of researching the internet and found The Inn and Spa at East Wind, Long Island New York! As we always do when we are not familiar with a new venue, we arrived early so that we had time to look around and get the creative juices flowing and scope out areas that would capture this amazing day for Michelle and Rob!

The building itself was breathtaking and stepping out of the car you can feel the breeze coming off the ocean that was not far away! After enjoying our own tour of the area, we entered the enormous lobby to find out where our bride and her bridesmaids were getting ready. There was certainly high energy and excitement as we entered the suite where Michelle and the girls were getting hair and make-up done for this very happy bride-to-be!

As you will see from the photographs we chose for this blog, Michelle looked absolutely stunning and with the little direction Michael gave her, she went with it like a professional! Everything was so perfect for Michelle and Rob that I could write a book about this day, but will highlight a few things that made this day spectacular!

The first look took place in the garden where the ceremony was going to take place which was the perfect setting for both! Then inside we took all the family pictures on the massive staircase that accommodated large and small groups. Then it was back to the garden where Michelle and Rob were married in front of all their very close family and friends! After more pictures of the newly married couple, it was time for the celebration to begin and so it did with wonderful food, dancing, laughter and capturing memories that Michelle and Rob will remember for a lifetime!

We wish to thank Michelle, Rob and their amazing families that helped put this wedding together for everyone to enjoy and including us to capture this weekend of fun, laughter and special moments that we will never forget!

Congratulations!

Michael and Nancy

Century House

Wedding: Alison and Sean, June 29th

Venue: Century House, Latham, New York

Clarion Hotel, Latham New York

Ceremony: Holy Spirit, East Greenbush

Hair and Make-Up: Make Me Fabulous/ Gwen and Lauren

Florist: Yankee Floral, Diane Steele, Albany New York

DJ: Jeffrey Scott

Videographer: Brian Moak

As I’m writing this blog, all I keep thinking to myself is what a fun, amazing, happy day we spent with Alison, Sean and their entire family and friends! This was the third wedding we photographed for the family and we totally enjoyed ourselves as much as the other two weddings!

When we arrived at the hotel we were greeted by Alison, her sisters and mother and a group of lively bridesmaids getting ready for this exciting day! Once our preliminary photos were complete, we then spent some time with Alison and later with Sean and his groomsmen, until it was time to get to the Church!

After a beautiful ceremony and mass, we headed back to the Century House to photograph just Alison and Sean to capture their time together as newlyweds. The cocktail hour was over, introductions began and from then on it was non-stop fun that did not end all night! Every aspect of Ali and Sean’s wedding was memorable including DJ Jeffrey Scott who really knows how to keep a party going!!!!!

Thank you Ali, Sean and your entire family for another fabulous day! We truly were extremely honored that you chose us again to be part of this third wedding.

Congratulations Ali and Sean, health and happiness to you both!!

Michael and Nancy

June 21, 2013

Canfield Casino

Wedding: Katy and Kyle

From beginning to end, this was one of the happiest days we had the pleasure of spending with Katy, Kyle and their families and friends! Everything was so perfect and it all started at Katy’s family home. Katy looked stunning from head to toe with her dress on and her gorgeous shoes, and bridal bouquet made up of all beautiful brooches! Everything took place in Congress Park with the first look, the ceremony and family pictures. We even had a prop, a red sports car that Katy’s father brought along to add to this marvelous day!
The ideas that Katy and Michael had for photo’s was so wonderful, like a photographer’s dream!

After all the formalities were completed and a delicious dinner was served, the party started and continued all night with DJ Paul Malo rocking the Casino with music that had everybody on their feet!

Thank you Katy and Kyle for allowing us to capture this magnificent day with you!

Congratulations!

Michael and Nancy

Venue: Canfield Casino, Saratoga Springs NY

Date: Saturday, June 15th

Ceremony: Spit and Spat, Congress Park, Saratoga Springs NY

Florist: Anthology Studio / Kara (Katy’s cousin who made the room come to life with her amazing talents)

DJ: Paul Malo

Videography: Brighter Lights Media / Christopher Scesny

Caterer: Black Diamond Caterers

May 31, 2013

Mallozzi’s

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Wedding: Sarah and Kevin
May 18th, 2013

Venue: Mallozzi’s

We often find that brides are a little intimidated in front of the camera, but once they are all dolled up with all the things they spent months choosing for this day all the nerves disappear and with a little direction from Michael, they turn into confident model types. For example, Sarah, worked the camera like a professional! The nerves were suddenly poof out the window and enjoyed every moment of this beautiful day that goes by so fast! We spent so time at the hotel for our pre -pictures and from there we headed to the church to meet up
with Kevin. After family pictures at the church, we had so much fun at Central Park with Sarah, Kevin and the entire bridal party!

From there we arrived at Mallozzi’s where guests were enjoying an amazing display of food and drinks for the cocktail hour. With formalities over, Sarah and Kevin indulged us and went outside for some stunning pictures of this amazing couple! Time to party and enjoy this wonderful day with friends and family!

Thank you Sarah and Kevin for allowing us to spend the day with you! Your enthusiasm and willingness to listen to our ideas made our work easy and so much fun!

Congratulations!
We wish you all the best of everything!

Michael and Nancy

May 24, 2013

The Franklin Plaza

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May 24, 2013

Katlyn & Kristopher

Venue: The Franklin Plaza
DJ: Jeffrey Scott

Their story and more to follow…..

May 13, 2013

The Hall of Springs

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About Lindsay and John

Lindsay was born in Salt Lake City, Utah but grew up in Niskayuna NY. She is the daughter of Dorinda Chase Campano and the late Bradley Whisher. She has a younger sister, Kim, and a younger brother, Brad. Lindsay attended college (undergrad) for 2 years at the University of New Hampshire in Durham NH. She then transferred to Cornell University for her last 2 years of undergrad and graduated with a BS in Biology. After undergrad, Lindsay took a year off from school and interned at the veterinary hospital at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando FL. She then headed back to Ithaca NY for her DVM at Cornell.

John was born in Newport, RI. His mother Dawn Pigott, currently lives in Newport while his younger brother Drew lives in Seattle, WA and his older brother Chris lives in Boston, MA. John attended college at the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT. After, John attended veterinary school at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.

How We Met

John and Lindsay met at Cornell’s Veterinary School. Lindsay’s friends threw her a surprise 25th birthday party then took her to a party at John’s house. John and Lindsay went on their first date 4 days later. They were both members of OTS fraternity where they attended many social events with vet school friends. They frequented “Greek Peak” a small ski mountain in the area. They share a love of sushi, outdoor activities, traveling and horseback riding.
Lindsay graduated vet school in 2008 and started working at a 30 doctor small animal practice in Fairfax VA while John finished his 4th year of vet school at Cornell. Six hours apart, they made the commute to visit each other whenever possible. In 2009 John graduated vet school and started an equine internship in Ringoes NJ. It was slightly closer to Virginia and Lindsay and John continued their long distance relationship.
In 2010, John started an equine surgery residency at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. Lindsay quit her job in VA to join John in Columbus shortly thereafter. She now works at a 7 doctor small animal hospital in Westerville Ohio. In her free time she rows with the Greater Columbus Rowing Club, plays on a local volleyball team, and horseback rides. John spends most of his time at his residency but also finds time for soccer, biking, and running. John will finish his residency in July and Lindsay and John will move where jobs are available. They plan to take a break for a honeymoon before their move.

March 15, 2013

Andrew & Kristin

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Kristin Marie Zychowski and Andrew Thomas Ferree
October 5, 2012
St Michael’s Church, Cohoes, NY
Reception, Mallozzi’s

January 28, 2013

The Glen Sanders Mansion

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

January 17, 2013

The Canfield Casino

Venue: Canfield Casino, Saratoga Springs NY
This a very special and intriguing venue for any wedding

Wedding: Brittiny & Sam
Spending time with Brittiny and Sam was a pleasure and fun!

Florist: Flowers by Pesha Troy, NY
Very talented and creative

DJ: Cool Cat Entertainment with/ Vinnie and his team
Vinnie and his team always deliver with their enthusiasm, personality and ability to know
His client and their needs

Videographer: Silhouette Art on Video with Brett Wasserman and his team Brian & Jim
Very professional and and we always enjoy working with them

Our day started at the Salon Onaj on Wolf Road in Albany where Brittiny and her wedding party were getting their hair and make-up done! There was a lot of excitement in that salon for the big day and it was just the beginning! From there we met Brittiny and the girls at her parents home. The excitement continued there with everyone getting ready and parents and family anxiously waiting for Brittiny to walk down the stairs in her gorgeous wedding dress! After a very fun photo shoot at the house we were off to the church to meet with Sam and his groomsmen until the girls arrived and it was time for family and friends to enjoy a beautiful ceremony!
After family pictures at the church we were off to Saratoga and photos in the park and then to the Saratoga Hilton for more photos and a special surprise for Brit & Sam. Brittiny’s dad treated the newlyweds with a horse and carriage ride to arrive at the Casino in style!
Franklin Plaza delivered, as usual, a wonderful array of delectable cocktail hour appetizers and along with Greg, and his attentive staff and the very talented Chef Michael Cocca, delighted guests with a magnificent dinner!
The energy in the room for Brittiny and Sam’s celebration was felt by every from introductions, to toasts, Brit’s father heartfelt speech and DJ Vinnie and his team getting everyone on the dance floor like he always does to make weddings rock!
Thank you Brittiny and Sam for allowing us to share this wonderful day with you and your wonderful families! We truly enjoyed your enthusiasm and willingness to spend the time with us so that we could capture every moment of this special day!

Congratulations Brittiny & Sam

Michael and Nancy

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