Michael Gallitelli Photographer

April 5, 2014

Saratoga Race Course and Saratoga National Golf Club

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Wedding:  Brittany and Christopher

Date:  April 5th, 2014

Hotel:  Saratoga Hilton Hotel, Saratoga Springs NY

Church:  St. Mary’s, Waterford NY

Venue: Saratoga National Golf Club, golf saratoga.com

Limousine Service:  Royale Limousine

Hair and Make-up:  Make -Me -Fabulous

Flowers:  Fletchers of Latham

Music:  Non Stop Music / DJ/ Vinny Vin

Somebody pinch me because we had another wonderful wedding this weekend with Brittany and Chris at the Saratoga National Golf Club!  It was another chilly day on Saturday, but just like last weekend, nothing seemed to curtail the bride and groom or wedding party when it came to photo’s no matter how cold it was outside!

Entering the suite at the Hilton Hotel, the room was filled with a very happy bridal party and Brittany seemed very calm while waiting for Michael to give her the okay to put on her wedding dress!  After all the initial items that are very important to this wedding was captured in photo’s, now it was time for the most important item, Brittany and her gown!

Brittany looking stunning as she emerged from one room to the other for all to admire!!   After some sweet shots of Brittany alone it was time to head off to the church, meet up with Chris and the groomsmen and wait for the arrival of his bride-to-be.

After an emotional yet happy ceremony and several family pictures, we were headed back to Saratoga and the racetrack with the new married couple and their wedding party!  In spite of the wind and the cold everyone was willing to get some different shots on and off the track!  From there we went back to SNGC for more photos with the bridal party and finished up to that they
could enjoy the cocktail hour!

The ballroom looked magnificent which was totally Brittany’s vision to every last detail!  Even the way the place cards were displayed was quite unique!  Nothing was left to the guest’s imagination, from the cocktail hour to the late night nosh display that Shannon and her staff took care of every detail, which was sheer perfection!

After all the formalities were complete, DJ Vinny Vin had everyone and I seriously mean everyone, up on the dance floor NON-STOP DANCING and this is why he is called DJ Vinny Vin, NSM!!!!  It was truly one amazing, superb wedding!

Michael and I just want to thank you Brittany and Chris, for sharing this important day of your life with us and allowing us to capture this happy, happy, wedding with your family and friends to always remember!  Your enthusiasm and ideas made it an honor and a pleasure to be able to create these lasting memories for everyone to enjoy for years to come!

Congratulations Brittany and Chris, and we wish you all the best!

Michael and Nancy

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February 24, 2014


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This is from a recent shoot with Sarah Kayser Seeley, beautiful “Lexi Grace”

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New York in Bloom, NYS Museum, Albany

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February 23, 2014

by David Michael Schmidt, of Renaisance  Floral and Design


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January 13, 2014

The Saratoga Hilton

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Talia and Nick’s New Year’s Eve Wedding,  their story to follow….

December 31, 2013

Saratoga Springs, New York

Venue, The Saratoga Hilton, Amy Domurad sales

Band, TS Ensemble

video, Philip Coltart Films

Tux’s by, Anthony Commisso, Tuxego

Decorations, Total Events, Jacquline and Rich

Florist, Felthousens

Hair and Makeup,  Makeup and Hair Artistry by Kyle Ann Garcia, Flawless by Tina,  True Grace Makeup, Jennifer McCarthy Norton and Ariel Tucci

Transportation, Todays Limo

Photo booth, Capital Region Photobooths

Plaza Linen and Gary’s Treasures

St. John’s Evangelist Church Schenectady, Father Provost

Church vocals, Dennis DiGesare Sr. and Jr. as well as the brass Quintet

Cocktail music by Mike ODonnnel


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December 26, 2013

Wolferts Roost, Albany, New York

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A collection of images from Wolferts Roost Country Club….


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November 7, 2013

The Franklin Plaza

October 5, 2013
Julianne and Lucas’s Wedding
Ceremony and Reception held at the Franklin Plaza

Destinaton wedding in Troy, NY
This is what the bride and groom had to say.

Well, we attended a wedding at the Franklin Plaza sometime ago and fell in love with the ambiance and character of the Franklin Plaza. It is something completely different then a venue’s on Long Island so we decided to make it a mini destination wedding.

The vendors were picked through a lot of online research since we were out of towners. We were literally obsessed and pleased with all our vendors. Everyone was so accommodating to work with especially planning a wedding 3 hours away. We seriously can not thank them enough!

Video-LaRose Media,
Hair & Makeup-Stiletto Salon,
Tux-Town & Country of Wantagh, NY,
Gown-Helens Bridal of Commack, NY
Officiant-Louis Zeppone of Hudson Valley Officiants
David-the Magnet Man
Vinny Vin of NonStop Music

From Michael and Nancy… Fun, fun, fun from the start of our shoot to the very end. Julianne and Lucas could not of had a better time at their own wedding. They offered us every opportunity to document their wedding day in every way they dreamed of. It was a pleasure to work for such a great couple. Now all you need to do is pick out 80 photos out of the 2500 we took for your book. Good Luck!

Thanks again,

Michael and Nancy

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The State Room

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Danielle and Michael Sbuttoni’s Wedding

October 26, 2013

Ceremony, The State Room

Reception, The State Room

Brides pre photos, the new Hilton, Albany

Music by, Soul Session

Wedding gown by, Something Bleu, in Saratoga

Flowers by, Anthology

Tuxedo’s by, Futia’s

Hair and Makeup, Kaitlin and Randi Vogel from Strut Spalontique

It was a privilege for me to shoot Danielle and Michael Sbuttoni’s wedding, The pressure was on because the grooms father and I went to high school together and we are still personal friends. I know I don’t look that old but I guess I am. However, my photographic skills and style stay current with today’s trends, plus I am still learning after all these years. Every wedding is a test for me to expand the creative process during a day shooting with young couples.

Danielle and Michael’s wedding was no exception, from the hotel to cobblestone street scenes to a walk in the park to twilight photos of downtown Albany, it was a great day.

As always Tom and his staff from the State Room did a fantastic job, the service and food are top notch. One of the entree’s was prime rib. When I say the portion was falling off the plate is a understatement, absolutely “HUGE” , The flowers by Kara and Evan from Anthology were breathtaking. And talk about rocking the house Garland’s band, Soul Session’s did a fantastic job. I’d say awesome but that word is so over used.

The photographer Bob Krist said it best, composition, lighting and a sense of the moment, when those elements are put together correctly that’s called a perfect image.

Thank you all involved for a great day, a group of very talented professional’s working together doing what they do best.

Enjoy from,

Michael and Nancy

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November 5, 2013

New York State Museum, Albany

September 28, 2013
The marriage of Erin Henderson and Kevin Smith
Ceremony,  Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany.

Catering by, Nicole’s
Music by, the Accents
Tuxedo’s by,  Anthony Commisso of “Tuxego”

Florist by, Frank Gallo Florist

All I can say is that I have great brides and grooms plus Erin and Kevin both have spectacular friends and family. We had an awesome time shooting this wedding for probably 12 hours. It was a great day for everyone involved. Erin and Kevin said game on when the camera was pointed towards them. Talk about working the camera, Erin and Kevin could be models. At the drop of a hat these guys were ready for almost anything I asked of them. Nicole’s Catering did a wonderful job with the food and service, the bar was 3 deep all night long and the Accents had the place rocking.

The NYS Museum has endless possibilities for a photographer, I would highly recommend this venue for a wedding ceremony or a corporate event.

Enjoy the blog, sorry it took me a month to post.
Michael and Nancy

November 4, 2013

Alyssa and Ryan Wilson’s Wedding

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October 12, 2013
Alyssa Ciccarelli and Ryan Wilson
Church St. Augustines Troy, NY
DJ Jeffrey Scott

I just love it when my couples turn to me for suggestions and idea’s. It’s a sign of trust when I captured Alyssa and Ryan’s wedding day. From the moment at the hotel to the reception this couple wanted to take advantage of all possibilities/locations and I was more than willing to go beyond the normal and repetitive photos that many photographers do wedding after wedding. Sometimes you need to think out of the box and I think we nailed it. It’s a very humble moment for me when couples contract me to photograph one of the most important days in the lives.

Thank you Alyssa and Ryan from the bottom of our heart.

All the best, Michael and Nancy

September 11, 2013

The Franklin Plaza

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August 25, 2013
Their story to follow…

Marwa and Feroze

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