Michael Gallitelli Photographer

August 21, 2014

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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August 12, 2014

Franklin Plaza, Troy Wedding

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Wedding:  Margaret & Sean

Venue:  The Franklin Plaza / Ceremony and Reception / Troy NY

Date:  August 8th, 2014

Hotel:  Best Western Franklin Square Inn  Troy NY

Director of Sales;  Joe Galuski

General Manager/ Greg Cushman

Bridal Attendant:  Dom Pat

Hair & Make-Up:  Lipstick N Lashes / Ballston Spa

DJ:  Piano Man / Johnny

Saturday, we were part of another wonderful wedding for Margaret and Sean,
at The Franklin Plaza in Troy.  It was a magnificent summer day, as we
started out at the Best Western Franklin Square Inn and met up with the
bride and her bridesmaids and mother.  There was a controlled excitement as
we entered the suite as the bride opened the door with a huge smile on her
face that literally did not go away all day!  Everything was ready for us to
photograph for the preliminary shots and later when Margaret walked into the
room in her wedding gown, she looked absolutely elegant!  It was certainly
the perfect dress for her!  From there we met up with Sean and his best man
and groomsmen to set up the first look which is always a lot of fun!
Margaret walked across the street from the hotel to the front of the plaza
where Sean was waiting patiently as his bride-to-be tapped him on the
shoulder and twirled around for Sean to see how beautiful she looked!  As we
planned the day, it was time for some family photographs and then ceremony
time right in the ballroom of the Franklin Plaza.

Guests were directed upstairs to the cocktail hour while the wedding party
relaxed in the private board room to enjoy the delicious assortment of hors
d’oeuvres and reflect on the day so far.

As the evening went on, it was time for introductions, first dance, parent
dances, dinner and lots of fun for everyone to enjoy a photo booth and
Johnny from Piano Man who provided the music to get this party really
jumping on the dance floor!

Greg,and the entire staff as always provided a magnificent dinner service
and close attention to guests every needs!

Thank you, Margaret and Sean for choosing us to capture this very special
day for you and your families and friends!  We truly enjoyed walking around
Troy for some special photographs and especially your enthusiasm the entire
day which made our day so much fun!


We wish you all the best!

Michael and Nancy


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Canfield Casino Engagement Shoot

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Engagement shoot at Canfield Casion in Saratoga Springs, NY

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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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July 30, 2014

Franklin Plaza, Troy Wedding

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Wedding: Michelle & Donald Brandt

What a magnificent day we spent with Michelle, Donald and their entire
family and friends for their very happy wedding day!

We started our day at Michelle’s family home where her parents and
bridesmaids were getting ready. As we entered the house we felt very
welcomed by everyone and proceeded with our preliminary shots.

It was time for Michelle to get ready and as we entered the room, there
stood our stunning bride in her gorgeous dress!

We had so much fun with Michelle and everyone at the house, but now it was
time to get to the church and meet up with the handsome groom and his
groomsmen, waiting patiently for the ladies to arrive. This is the time we
like to spend quality time with the groom and so we did!

After the ceremony, and family pictures at the church, we were on our way to
Russell Sage College and then The Franklin Plaza to photograph the entire
bridal party and spend more time with Michelle and Don.

I must say that Michelle and Don’s enthusiasm to do whatever Michael had in
mind to get some spectacular photographs was amazing and so much fun! We
just had the best time with them and truly appreciate one photo that I hope
everyone will appreciate, we certainly did!!!

As always the ballroom at The Franklin Plaza looked magical thanks to Linda
Jensen the floral designer and Greg, and his staff. I always say that no
matter how many times we are here, the ballroom is transformed into whatever
you envision for your wedding day. You know that Joe guides you thru all
the details and then the entire staff makes it happen.

That being said, after the cocktail hour, everyone was invited to the
ballroom to get this party started with introductions, first dance, toasts,
and a delicious dinner and Kyle from Piano Man brought everyone to the dance
floor celebrating the happy couple!!!

We can’t thank you enough Michelle and Don for choosing us to be part of
this magnificent day with you and your family and friends! You welcomed us
from the beginning to the end and we truly enjoyed spending the day with

Congratulations Michelle and Don, and may your life together be as happy and
healthy as the beginning of July 26, 2014!

Date:  July 26, 2014

Venue:  Franklin Plaza, Troy NY

Ceremony:  Ballston Center ARP Church, Ballston Spa

Music: Kyle Faulkner, Conway Entertainment 

Florist:  Linda Jensen Flowers Forever

Limousine Service: Today’s Limo Albany

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July 29, 2014

The Lazy Swan Golf Club and Village

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Wedding: Jillian & Lavoid

Date: June 21st, 2014

Venue: The Lazy Swan Golf & Country Club, Saugerties, NY
Banquet Manager / Kristen along with her staff, goes above and beyond your expectations with a smile

Florist: Flowers by Maria


Limousine Service: Casanova Carriage, Kingston NY

Music: Jade DJ Entertainmet / DJ Joey G

How fortunate are we to be part of Jillian & Lavoid’s wedding and to be back at The Lazy Swan Golf and Country Club! Our first stop was at Jillian’s
family home where the excitement of the day was already in full force. Finishing touches on the bride-to-be while we took care of our preliminary
work, until it was time for the one moment that everybody anxiously waits for; the wedding gown reveal! Jillian looked beautiful and happy as she
walked downstairs as her parents looked on with pride! After some pre-wedding photographs with Jillian and her bridal party, we were off to
the church to meet up with Lavoid and his groomsmen to spend some quality time while waiting for his bride! Just as we were finishing up, the limo
pulled up and the ceremony began! After a few family photographs at the church it was off to the picturesque grounds of The Lazy Swan to continue
with our photographs of the bridal party and family.

It is always breathtaking as you take that drive up to The Lazy Swan and greeted by Kristen the banquet manager who is there to attend to all your
needs with a smile! With golf carts waiting for us to find just the right locations on the golf course for our photos, we finished up and set everyone
to the patio to join their guests for the cocktail hour.

Later guests were directed into the magnificent ballroom where the introductions began, followed by the first dance, toasts and a delicious
dinner and later, wedding cake!

Time to get this party started with DJ Joey leading the way so that everyone was on the dance floor and enjoying the rest of this wonderful celebration!

Thank you Jillian & Lavoid for allowing us to capture this happy day with your wonderful family and friends! We truly appreciate your enthusiasm and
to capturing every moment of your wedding!

Congratulations, and we wish you both all the health and happiness life brings your way!

Michael and Nancy

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July 5, 2014


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Pat’s Barn was the setting for Anita and Ken’s wedding reception on July 5, 2014 and what a beautiful day they had. Surrounded by close family and friends and great food from Nicole’s Catering Anita and Ken enjoyed every minute of their reception. My job couldn’t have been easier, both of them allowed me to do my thing capturing this special day. It was  a privilege  to document your wedding day.

What a lovely sweet wedding we had Saturday with Anita, Ken and their
blended families, brought together with a lot of love and happiness that
Anita and Ken have for each other!

We started our day at St. Pius Church where Ken and his family gathered for
photographs while waiting for Anita and her bridal party to arrive. After
the ceremony, both families stayed for photos and from there, we went to
Pat’s Barn for the reception and more opportunities for photographs.

Party time, starting with the cocktail hour outside on the patio on this
magnificent summer day! Later all the guests were invited into the barn
where the introductions started and Anita and Ken worked the dance floor
with their first dance which was perfection to watch! After a couple of
toasts and blessing, guests were treated to a delicious dinner thanks to
Nicole’s and her staff. To work all that off, the band Common Ground did a
fabulous job with dinner music and later music to work your dinner off that
appealed to all ages. In-between dancing guests also had fun in the photo
booth and the youngest group enjoyed a performing clown which had them
hysterically laughing!

Congratulations Anita and Ken for allowing us to capture this very happy day
for you both and the joy that we felt from everyone who attended this
glorious celebration! All the best to you and your families!

Michael and Nancy

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July 3, 2014

Lazy Swan Golf Club and Village

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Wedding:  Lindsey & Dave

Date:  June 14th, 2014

Venue:  The Lazy Swan Golf & Country Club Village, Saugerties NY  845-247-0075

Banquet Manager / Kristen

Hair and Make-Up:  Make me Fabulous

Florist:  Flowers by Maria, Kingston NY

Wedding Planner:  Laura Remmert Events

Ceremony:  Emmaculate Conception, Kingston  NY

Videography:  LaRose Media / Lauren & Jeremy

Band:  The Accents / Joe & Frank Cannavo

We are very excited and pleased to be working with Lindsey and Dave and sohappy that they chose The Lazy Swan Golf & Country Club for their wedding reception!  The location alone for us is just phenomenal with the golf course right there and for them, the banquet manager Kristen and her staff go above and beyond your every wish!

We started our day at Lindsey’s parents home, where we found hair and make-up progressing and Lauren and Jeremy were capturing some of the details as did we upon our arrival until it was time for Lindsey to get dressed.  We were pleasantly surprised to have Laura Remmert Event Planner joining us today to help Lindsey and us out for this wonderful day! She is a huge asset to take the stress away Everything was just going so smoothly, and it was nice to be surrounded by all the professionals that we know!  When Lindsey was in her dress, we were all literally breathless with how stunning she looked with her perfect wedding gown!  With time on our side, we were able to continue our photos at the house until it was time to get to the church and meet up with Dave and his groomsmen.

After a beautiful ceremony and receiving line, a few more family pictures at the church, we were off to The Lazy Swan to continue with capturing this amazing day with Lindsay and Dave and family and friends!While everyone enjoyed the cocktail hour on the patio, we captured the essence of how the ballroom was transformed into a beautiful room, filled with color from centerpieces and linens!  As the festivities of the day continued the guests entered the ballroom to welcome the new bride and groom and enjoy their first dance together. Before dinner was served, guests were treated the one of the best bands in the capital district, The Accents!  The vocals and acoustics are amazing! They had the dance floor filled from the end of dinner until the end of the night playing all of the most current songs out now!!!

This was one memorable day and we thank you so very much Lindsey and Dave for choosing us to capture every moment and for indulging us with the sunset shot that you will enjoy forever and for everyone else to enjoy!

Congratulations and we wish you all the health and happiness that comes your way! Michael and Nancy

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