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New Book about Albany, NY | Portraits | Photography

I was looking over some photographs on some hard drive I had in my studio.  It contained so interesting images of people and places I rarely meet or areas I don't visit much.  I come from a white middle class background and for the most part know people a lot like me.  So when i saw these photographs of a book I was doing of the urban churches in Albany, NY titled Sunday hats I really wanted to finish the book.  The people are amazing and there ideas and what is important to them is wonderful.  These ladies are some of the most kind people I have ever meet.  I have thousands more photographs I just wanted to share a few. Sunday fashion and colorful hats and the important place in the local culture is so interesting to me.  Here is a quick look at a few.

 

Changes | Oak Hill | Hudson NY Photographer

2016 was a great year in so many ways. It has been a very rewarding with some of the most wonderful weddings and portraits I have ever done.  The Hudson Valley has become mostly a destination wedding area.  Industry and start up families have been declining while many new wedding venues mostly barn and stately estates have brought in wedding couples from all over the world.

 

Estate Wedding in Hudson, NY

The bar has been raised to world class standards.  NYC and Long Island brides and grooms are the about 50 % of my customers and that fact has made me more aware of the details of a wedding and has refocused me.

 

Getting Married in Saugerties, NY | Aperture Photography Wedding Photographer

Book your dream wedding. If you’re thinking about the perfect location to have your perfect day then Aperture Photography Saugerties Wedding Photographer would highly recommend Saugerties, NY. Such pure beauty in this part of the Hudson Valley which is known for its precious breathtaking scenery as well as its rich prestige of history. It’s known for its beautiful lush hills and the amazing Catskill Mountains overlooking this wonderful little town. It also has a lot of nice historic  sites like the Saugerties Lighthouse, rustic barns and houses as well as the lovely Seamons park. Also there is the Diamond Mills Hotel. Aperture Photography has done many weddings in Saugerties so we know all about the perfect places to go to on your truly special day. So if you’re thinking about the perfect area to have your wedding to enjoy with the one you love then we would strongly consider Saugerties, NY. Aperture Photography would love to be with you and help make your wedding day one you’d truly never forget. So please give us a call at 518-678-0176 or email us at: aperturephoto@msn.com.  Our website is http://www.aperturephoto.com

Albany NY Wedding Photography at the Egg and Pat's Barn | Aperture Photography

Albany NY has some of the most beautiful wedding photography locations in the country !  The Egg, The capital building, Washington Square Park are just perfect !  Aperture Photography is just 45 minutes from any part of the Capital Region and has photographed in almost every major venue.  Planning is key.  Beautiful pictures don’t take much time if planned well.  This  wonderful wedding was held at the beautiful Pat’s Barn.  The rustic beauty is amazing !  But.  I always love to get different colors and urban and country looks in weddings.  the contrast makes a wedding album interesting and beautiful.

Just 10 minutes of driving gave the wedding both a Albany urban classic look and the warm beauty of a barn wedding.  It was a visual delight.

Please contact Aperture Photography http://www.aperturephoto.com/  to talk about your wedding photographs in Albany and Saratoga areas.  We will take care of all your photographic needs and give you a collection of beautiful memories to treasure.

Wedding in Saugerties | Seamons Park and St. Mary's Church

Couple in Seamons Park in Saugerties, NY  

A Beautiful September day for a wedding in Saugerties, NY.  The heat and humid weather always seems to fade in the middle of the month.  It sure makes for a wonderful comfortable time.  The bride and groom looked so good.  They had such a a great time with a great group of guests who know how to have a great time.

They picked the perfect locations to get ready, married and have a reception.

The Bride got ready at the wonderful Montgomery Bed and Breakfast.

The wedding was at Saint Mary's of the Snow church in Saugerties.

The Reception was held at the Dutch Barn at the Kiersted House.

 

 

Bride and Groom during wedding vows at St. Mary's in Saugerties, NY

Photographs of a Bride and Groom in Saugerties. Taken by Aperture Photograhy

A Saugerties, NY Bride at her Wedding in Saugerties, NY

 

 

Summer Weddings in Upstate NY

Summer Wedding in Kingston NY by Aperture Photography Flower girl photographed at The Chateau

t has been both a beautiful and painful summer shooting weddings in NYC and upstate, NY.  It seems hotter and more humid the ever.  I could be wrong due to the trend toward outside weddings.  The Wedding and wedding industry blogs and publications are mostly based on the regions coastal of California.  The wedding are almost never humid and much cooler.  The wedding are held about 1 hour before sunset.  The comfort level could not be better.  This has influenced the wedding here where weddings held in hot humid times were not the norm just 5 years ago.

The reasons are many and I will list just a few.

  • Church weddings are becoming rare.
  • The venues would much rather time and locate the wedding at a certain location and time for logistics.
  • And of course the wedding media and the California weather style.

This is not to say New York outdoor weddings are not wonderful.  If the weather is on your side and the timing is perfect The Hudson Valley is the best.  But in July and August it could get uncomfortable.

Form mid September until late October nothing is like the Northeast part of the US.  Absolutely the best place to in the world to hold a wedding.  The refreshing air and great views are world famous.  And who does not love a North East  Fall foliage, christmas or a snowy wedding.

Don't get me wrong.  The summer is special, but think about the heat when make up and hair is involved.  You can do a lot no matter what the weather to insure you are picture ready.

Beautiful Hudson Valley Wedding Photography by Aperture Photography

  Kingston, NY Wedding Photo of a Bride

Hudson Valley Wedding Photographer

Aperture photography has shot well over a thousand weddings in the Hudson Valley.  The purpose of what we do is to make our brides and groom love there photography and all the memories they will bring.  A wedding is such a special and unique event. The bride and groom should have a wow factor along with documentary coverage in there photographs.  The wedding day is not any other day and the photographs should be the very best.  All the bases must be covered.  The ceremony, candids, preparation, family portraits and the reception and cultural traditions.  My favorite shots are the couple together and bridal photos.  I am a fashion and studio photographer so it comes so natural to me.

First Dance at a Formal Wedding Venue

Almost every bride has looked at Bride Magazine and thought about all the details and beauty that they want in there wedding.  It is a large emotional investment.  As the wedding photographer you need to do all you can to make the dreams and wishes come true.  Sure, you need to balance the need to get the shots with making sure the couple enjoy the wedding.  With all the years of experience and care it is no problem.

The Hudson Valley is so diverse with everything from rural barns to posh mansions and that is the fun of it.

Albany Wedding photography Pat's Barn Capital building | by Aperture Photography

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Albany NY has some of the most beautiful wedding photography locations in the country !  The Egg, The capital building, Washington Square Park are just perfect !  Aperture Photography is just 45 minutes from any part of the Capital Region and has photographed in almost every major venue.  Planning is key.  Beautiful pictures don't take much time if planned well.  This  wonderful wedding was held at the beautiful Pat's Barn.  The rustic beauty is amazing !  But.  I always love to get different colors and urban and country looks in weddings.  the contrast makes a wedding album interesting and beautiful. Just 10 minutes of driving gave the wedding both a Albany urban classic look and the warm beauty of a barn wedding.  It was a visual delight.

Please contact Aperture Photography http://www.aperturephoto.com/  to talk about your wedding photographs in Albany and Saratoga areas.  We will take care of all your photographic needs and give you a collection of beautiful memories to treasure.

Aperture Photography 4049 Route 32 Saugerties, NY 12477 Office: 518-678-0176 Cell: 845-663-8091

Wedding Couple in Albany NY by Aperture Photography

Pat's Barn Aperture Photography wedding photo

Albany Wedding Aperture Photography

Albany Ny Wedding Photo at the Egg

Wedding Couple in Albany NY, by Aperture Photography

Reception at Pat's Barn in Albany

Jewish Wedding Photograph of the breaking of glass

Wedding Portrait of bride and groom in Albany, NY by Aperture Photography

Portrait of a couple in Albany, NY

Great Wedding Photography in Albany, NY

 

Weddings and the little things | Aperture Photography Upstate, NY Wedding Photographer

As a wedding photographer with Aperture Photography and artist I always want my work to stand the test of time.  I am educated in fine art and always keep in mind that the very best work never goes out of fashion.  I call it the Black Tuxedo Rule. At an award show it always works.  It  With details simple is better.  It is not about spending a lot of money it is about classic details will look great in your photographs.  Good design never goes out of style and will look good  one hundred years from now as it did the day of the wedding.  I just photographed a lovely wedding in Irvington, NY near Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow  in Westchester County.  I have photographed many weddings in the area and it is always beautiful.  The photographs in this post are of a wedding in a private home and it shows what can be done by a creative bride and groom and family. Most of the photos were taken at this one wedding.

Weddings and the little things | Aperture Photography Upstate, NY Wedding Photographer

As a wedding photographer with Aperture Photography and artist I always want my work to stand the test of time.  I am educated in fine art and always keep in mind that the very best work never goes out of fashion.  I call it the Black Tuxedo Rule. At an award show it always works.  It  With details simple is better.  It is not about spending a lot of money it is about classic details will look great in your photographs.  Good design never goes out of style and will look good  one hundred years from now as it did the day of the wedding.  I just photographed a lovely wedding in Irvington, NY near Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow  in Westchester County.  I have photographed many weddings in the area and it is always beautiful.  The photographs in this post are of a wedding in a private home and it shows what can be done by a creative bride and groom and family. Most of the photos were taken at this one wedding. Wedding cake in Westchester County NY

Cup Cakes homemade displayed artfully at a wedding

beautiful home made sign at a wedding

Wedding Flower Classic Looks Great in any Color

Flowers at a wedding less is more

Home made wedding center piece ideas

Strawberry Cake at a wedding

Wedding Flowers captured by Aperture Photography wedding Photographer

 

The wedding dessert table DYI

The Full Moon Resort in Spring | Aperture Photography

The Full Moon Resort was the site of a remarkable Monday Wedding.  Aperture Photography was so happy to capture all the wonderful moments. Besides the normal family formal I shot in a photojournalistic style. People came from as far as Peru and Washington State.  After a week of rain the skies cleared and the sun danced off the new grass.  It was a perfect day and I have never seen the beautiful Full Moon Resort look better.  Check out their web site http://www.fullmoonresort.com/

The Full Moon Resort in Spring | Aperture Photography

The Full Moon Resort was the site of a remarkable Monday Wedding.  Aperture Photography was so happy to capture all the wonderful moments. Besides the normal family formal I shot in a photojournalistic style. People came from as far as Peru and Washington State.  After a week of rain the skies cleared and the sun danced off the new grass.  It was a perfect day and I have never seen the beautiful Full Moon Resort look better.  Check out their web site http://www.fullmoonresort.com/ Barn Wedding Photography in the Catskills by Aperture Photography

Beautiful Catskill Mountain Wedding Photography

Aperture Photography Low Light Photography

Artistic Cake

The Hora, or chair dance

Aperture Photography The Full Moon Resort

Aperture Photography candid portrait at the full moon resort

Breaking of the Glass at a Jewish wedding at The Full Moon Resort

Drinking wine at a Jewish Wedding

Wedding Season is in Full Swing

This year it seems like Winter hasn’t really happened in the Hudson Valley. With Spring here it the perfect time to set a date for your dream wedding. If you’re thinking about the perfect location to have your perfect day then Aperture Photography Saugerties Wedding Photographer would highly recommend Saugerties, NY. Such pure beauty in this part of the Hudson Valley which is known for its precious breathtaking scenery as well as its rich prestige of history. It’s known for its beautiful lush hills and the amazing Catskill Mountains overlooking this wonderful little town. It also has a lot of nice historic  sites like the Saugerties Lighthouse, rustic barns and houses as well as the lovely Seamons park. Also there is the Diamond Mills Hotel. Aperture Photography has done many weddings in Saugerties so we know all about the perfect places to go to on your truly special day. So if you’re thinking about the perfect area to have your wedding to enjoy with the one you love then we would strongly consider Saugerties, NY. Aperture Photography would love to be with you and help make your wedding day one you’d truly never forget. So please give us a call at 518-678-0176 or email us at: aperturephoto@msn.com.  Our website ishttp://www.aperturephoto.com

Get Married in Saugerties | Aperture Photography Saugerties Wedding Photographer

This year it seems like Winter hasn’t really happened in the Hudson Valley. With Spring here it the perfect time to set a date for your dream wedding. If you're thinking about the perfect location to have your perfect day then Aperture Photography Saugerties Wedding Photographer would highly recommend Saugerties, NY. Such pure beauty in this part of the Hudson Valley which is known for its precious breathtaking scenery as well as its rich prestige of history. It's known for its beautiful lush hills and the amazing Catskill Mountains overlooking this wonderful little town. It also has a lot of nice historic  sites like the Saugerties Lighthouse, rustic barns and houses as well as the lovely Seamons park. Also there is the Diamond Mills Hotel. Aperture Photography has done many weddings in Saugerties so we know all about the perfect places to go to on your truly special day. So if you're thinking about the perfect area to have your wedding to enjoy with the one you love then we would strongly consider Saugerties, NY. Aperture Photography would love to be with you and help make your wedding day one you'd truly never forget. So please give us a call at 518-678-0176 or email us at: aperturephoto@msn.com.  Our website is http://www.aperturephoto.com

Saugerties Wedding Wedding Photographer

Historic Mansion on the Hudson River

Wedding Photography in Saugerties by Aperture Photography

 

Quality Wedding Albums Are Back in Style | Print a Quality Album with Aperture Photography

albums Fine Wedding Albums by Hudson Valley Photographer Aperture Photography

Aperture Photography design and makes the finest wedding albums the will be treasures forever

I have noticed a big change in the past few years.  Quality Wedding Albums are in high demand. It is a digital world. Like it or not speed and easy are how most people live there life.  With social media and powerful electronic devices it is easy and convenient.  But we are missing so much of the beauty and sense of permeance and beauty of a real wedding album or a beautifully crafted album photographic print. The design, color and material options are endless.  And it is done by the artist and book binders.

I really love the idea of the couple having a usb drive with there wedding photos.  It makes sense to have them and make a copy for safe keeping.  But most people have little idea of what they are missing when they don’t have a high quality wedding album.  Yes you can make up a inexpensive album from sources on the internet, but I am certain the quality difference in night and day over a top quality album. Basically the difference is like a 15 dollar throw away cell phone and the latest iPhone.  Yes they are both phones, but that is where it ends.

Here are just a few of the advantages.

Top quality photographic archival paper with a full color range and color accuracy.  The ink on quality albums are pigment with millions of color graduations which does not fade for hundreds of years. After a few years with cheap paper and albums color shifts and fading will happen.  The feel of the paper the feel and refined look screams quality and beauty.  When look at a really beautiful album you slow down and really enjoy the experience.  

Albums are coming back in a big way.  People are a little tech tired.  Organic real items you can touch and feel add so much to the pleasure of reliving the moments of one of the most important days of you life.