Melisa+Neil l Canfield Casino Wedding

We’re excited to start the morning off with a gorgeous Canfield Casino wedding with Melisa+Neil! Shannon from Wedding Planning Plus contacted me about Melisa’s wedding, and from the start I knew we were going to have a beautiful wedding with the team that was being put together. You don’t always know what kind of weather, or look, you’ll get in late March in Upstate NY…. this this year it turned out to look like a gorgeous winter wedding. Unfortunately it felt like it too, so big props to Melisa+Neil for allowing us to capture these gorgeous photos below. Enjoy!

We started off with some fun detail shots at the Inn at Saratoga
The girls and their matching robes!
Another beautiful C+W bride (it never gets old)
Her father obviously agreed :)
Riding to the ceremony in class always makes for good wedding photos
I love this set of pre-ceremony moments. We’re always buzzing around trying to capture different angles, people, and candid moments
St Marys Church in Ballston Spa always looks beautiful




After the wedding ceremony it was time for some bridal party wedding photos around Saratoga Springs
I love this photo of Neil and the guys (CW facebook teaser alert!)

You can clearly see why this road is named “Avenue of the Pines”
One of the things I love best about photographing a Canfield Casino wedding is having access to these great wedding photo spots around Saratoga

We had to head back to the Canfield Casino wedding reception to warm up
The ballroom at this Canfield Casino wedding looked perfect




Thank you for allowing us to share in your beautiful Canfield Casino wedding!
Hair+Make Up: Make Me Fabulous
Vintage Car: Advantage Transportation Group
Rentals: Rain or Shine Tent Rentals
Flowers: Fleurtacious Designs
Videography: LaRose Media
Band: Soul Session
Catering: Mazzone Hospitality
Reception: Canfield Casino
Planner: Wedding Planning Plus
Canfield Casino Wedding Photos: Clark+Walker Studio


A League of Their Own Photo Shoot!

I hope everyone is ready for baseball! My St Louis Cardinals open up the season this weekend (Sunday night against the Cubbies) so this seems like the perfect time to share this incredible “A League of Their Own” themed photo shoot! Alisha and Lindsay from Clark+Walker Portraits teamed up with Tara from Tiane Novati to knock this photo shoot out of the park. The cute kids below belong to all 3 ladies! Lindsay had the idea while discussing Halloween costumes and it lead to one of our favorite shoots (our kids are in it, can you blame us?!)

This first image on the left you may recognize if you’ve been to the C+W offices. Aurora can’t help but be cute! And Talon on the right… well Tom Hanks has nothing on him :)
Tara did an incredible job making the uniforms!!!
The girls all had a blast on the field together
The image on the left, of Aurora+Gaia, is one of our favorites. It’s the C+W version of Kit+Dottie!


The kids were phenomenal… and I’m not sure if they had more fun playing, or whether it was the parents ;)


Lisa+Chad l Hall of Springs Wedding

We have another winter wedding to feature on the blog this morning! We’ve done a lot of winter weddings this year, but that might be at least partially due to the winter that never ends. Fortunately we’ve had a pretty winter though too, and some great weddings. This wedding was not only pretty but also had a couple I already knew (and loved), and was a Hall of Springs wedding. Everyone who follows the blog knows how much we love a Hall of Springs wedding, especially with a classic C+W couple… so let’s dive in!
We’re always looking for these expressions once the dress starts getting put on. It’s funny but you can feel the energy shift once the wedding dress gets put on in the brides room.
Another beautiful C+W bride!
Lisa had a nice moment with her father once the dress was put on
Alice captured this great little series of the flower girl, I love the image of her looking at the bride through the window

Chad is a man after my heart with his family shoe cleaning kit. A man who takes care of his shoes instantly gets props from me (anyone who knows me knows I love shoes). It was a great touch in the getting ready
In addition Lisa shared this about Chad: “Chad is an illustrator and is big on typography. We loved our invitations of with our names in League Gothic and the ampersand in Adobe Caslon Pro Semibold Italic, so we made that into an “L & C” logo that we sprinkled through out. Our friend carved the logo into wood for us, and my sister-in-law created a sign for the back of our chair.”

It was time to set up the first look once the getting ready was over
It was cold, but these 2 were troopers once again! In the engagement shoot it was mosquitos and tall grass, this time it was freezing wind and ice patches. No matter what these 2 have huge smiles in front of the camera – thank you!
The teaser on the C+W facebook page
One of my favorite wedding portraits, you can see the nice light trying to sneak in the background

The wedding ceremony was back at the Hall of Springs

The set up around the Hall of Springs was beautiful, and organized so all could see the ceremony
These 2 brought the energy for what ended up being an awesome reception (props to DJ Paul Malo who was a rockstar the entire night)
Lisa+Chad designed the ballroom at Hall of Springs to have an ivory, gold, and red color scheme which was beautiful
As if this wedding wasn’t already awesome enough, let’s add in some killer fireworks!
For the grand finale…. we’ll add some C+W photobooth images!
Thank you both for everything, from the engagement shoot to the Hall of Springs wedding experience. It’s been a blast every step of the way.

Ceremony+Reception: Hall of Springs
Dress: Adorae by Sottero & Midgley
Hair/makeup: Complexions
Flowers: Linda Meek
Officiant: Reverend Joy Burke
Cake: Mazzone
Catering: Mazzone
Entertainment: ceremony – Adirondack Cellist; reception – DJ Paul Malo
Hall of Springs Wedding Photos: Clark+Walker


Kristi+Tim’s Garrison Wedding Video

We love stories like this one and we LOVE couples like Kristi+Tim. They brought everything they loved about life, each other, and their families and poured it into this amazing Garrison wedding. Each piece had meaning and importance and was written into the day seamlessly. There’s almost to much ground to cover with everything that went into it, so I’ll just say that I hope this Garrison wedding video does their thoughtful+personalized event, justice.

Thank you Kristi+Tim for letting us be a part of your Garrison wedding video.

Dress: Hailey Paige, from Lovely Bridal Boutique
Makeup: Once Upon a Bride
Hair: Layla Bridal Hair & Makeup
Bridesmaid dresses: J.Crew
Flowers: Designs by Wildthings
Cake: Pastry Garden
Catering: The Garrison wedding
Band: The Nerds
DJ: Supersonic DJ
Garrison Wedding Photos: Clark+Walker Studio


Fenway Park Engagement Photos!

We’re very excited to start this weekend off right – with some gorgeous Fenway Park engagement photos! I’ve been keeping this shoot silent for quite some time now, Colleen asked me to keep it under wraps since the shoot was for their save-the-dates. Out of respect I decided to keep it on the shelf for the offseason, but now we’re ready to give this awesome shoot a feature! Colleen+Carson approached me about capturing their engagement photos at Fenway park last summer. Her father works for the Red Sox so the shoot was something we all were excited about, and given amazing access to do it. Anyone who follows the blog knows that we get to shoot in some very, very cool locations and this was right up there! Alisha and I being huge baseball fans, this was especially neat for me. Anyway on to these Fenway Park engagement photos!

I started on top of the dugout of course… because how often do you get to stand on top of the Red Sox dugout? No I’m joking, that was fun, but I loved the light, the park, and the logo all factoring into this first set
Having the whole park to yourself is awesome
Another gorgeous C+W couple of course! Fenway Park engagement photos are easy to begin with, but these 2 made it cake
The image for the save-the-date
The light around the park was spectacular (oh sun, how I miss you)

We even went around the park for some fun shots
They had to give the Sox some love!
And since her father had Championship rings from the Sox, their “ring shot” was just a wee bit different than normal :)
I have to say capturing these Fenway Park engagement photos was one of the most fun sessions I had all summer. I hope you enjoyed checking them out! Now… if only some people in St Louis wanted to hire us for a Cardinals e-shoot!!