Kelly + Joe’s Albany Wedding

We have the sweetest wedding on the blog today and I am so excited to introduce Kelly + Joe to you! This event was 11 years in the making from the couple’s first date to their walk down the aisle! In fact, Kelly and Joe’s first date was right here in Washington Park where he carried her over a mud puddle. From there Kelly and Joe always felt some kind of way about each other although they had a bit of a hiatus for a few years. Then the world pulled them back together and now she is in that beautiful dress! They wanted something intimate and beautiful so they chose their venue at the Women’s Club of Albany and it was just perfect! We could not be any more happy for these sweet and amazing people!





























Such a stunning ring! Simple yet elegant! 





We love Kelly’s dress details! 













The Women’s Club of Albany was such a great venue – intimate and beautiful! 





























Officially official!













On their first date, right at this park, Joe carried Kelly over a mud puddle! It was very serendipitous that we had a little on on their wedding day!













The toasts were so tearful and full of laughter













Such a sweet moment during the first dance!









We wish you a lifetime of happiness!

Venue:   Women’s Club of Albany
Catering: Healthy Cafe
Bouquets:  Bride’s Sister
Boutonnieres: Enchanted Garden
Hair: Betsy Cotrona
Makeup: Danielle Valachovic of Chanel
Dress: Deanna’s Bridal
Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero
Shoes: Blue by Betsy Johnson
Officiant: Brigid Beckman – Bountiful Blessing Events
DJ: Dj Truemaster

Mud Puddles

When you think back to your childhood what jumps into your mind? For, me I always remember playing hard and getting dirty. Jess felt the same way about her childhood and wanted to have a super fun shoot with her children. I am beyond obsessed with Jess’ eye and how amazing these shots are – they embody everything that it is to be a kid – to be fearlessness – to get dirty and just be in the moment.

I think we can all take wisdom from this innocence – to be fearless – to jump – to get dirty.












































Scarlet’s Cake Smash

We are so excited to wish this little love bug a Happy First Birthday! There isn’t anything better than a cake smash session – other than having your big sister join in the fun! xoxoxo






















What? There is Cake??? 





















Big Sister stepping in to share…













Dad decided to do a bit of a smash himself….












Colorful Couple’s Session with Jordan + Paul

This shoot was a color bomb – literally. First let me give you a little introduction to our fab couple today. Jordan, or better known as Pinup Jordan. She is the famous Mermaid of the Mermaid Lounge – A salon that was put on the map for her amazing vivid color skills and cuts. She is beyond crazy talented at creating magical hair styles bursting with unique colors. YOU so have to check out here work on instagram  Jordan’s other half, Paul a/k/a Pinup Paul is also in the field as he is working on becoming a master barber! I was introduced to Jordan and Paul through one of our talented team members, Kim. Kim has been going to Jordan for her styling for years. Kim and I thought that it would be a blast to capture this couple. For this shoot, I wanted to really show off their fun, bold personalities and that was when I thought it would be awesome to photograph them in an industrial setting and bring on the smoke bombs! Kim and I had a blast capturing this adorable couple and I am so excited to share my images from the day! I just loved the connection between these two – so much laughter, play and tender moments – it was a perfect day and perfect shoot!

















Ahh that hair is just so awesome (as is this spot)









Loveee everything in this – the tattoos – the graffiti and the color!









We had to celebrate with a little bubbly

























Thank you Kim for making the introduction to this vibrant and fun couple and thanks to Jordan + Paul for having a fun adventure with me!

 

Vintage Boudoir Shoot

First – Kim is absolutely stunning and I love when we get to collaborate ideas with our muses! For this awesome shoot, Kim and I wanted to do something more on the vintage side. This was all about elegance and beauty. I absolutely loved her wardrobe – it fit so well with our stunning location at the Takk House in Troy! We are just obsessed over Kim and these images – Enjoy!
















































A Mother’s Love

Every time I take out my camera, I am looking for the connection between people and the love that they share. There is something in the quite moments where emotions show on faces – the elation of a proud mother as she walks her daughter down the aisle, the tears of a groom as he dances with his mother. I love these raw moments – they are full of magic. Today we celebrate all of the incredible women in the world and their love for their children, grandchildren and let’s not forget those Fur babies! Happy Mother’s Day to all. It has been such an incredible experience for us to capture your love and connection. We are thinking about, and sending lots of love and energy out to the Mamas who have lost a child. Our heart is with you all today.





She was overcome with emotion as she saw her little girl become a bride…









The fun adventure of a mother and her son…





All the dreams for her baby girl…





That infectious Smile…













That newborn smoosh!





A Little collection of Mothers and their Children…





The realness of it all…





Taylor gave a toast at her Mother’s wedding. Her whole life it had just been “them”. “but now”, she said “we’re a real family.”





A soon to be Grandmother…





Mom and Mary (One of my all time favorite photographs)









Janet has been her hero, her roll model, her protector and her guide…





Janice asked her Daughter Elizabeth to be her Maid of Honor…





She spoke about her mother’s strength, beauty and wisdom.









Four Generations in one group hug…





I have watched these little girls grow up and just adore their amazing Mama! Equally fiercely fashionable





Whole Family Full Of Love!





It’s in holding onto each other that we are able to conquer this world.





This is Ever Day – the day when Amelia and Maria adopted their children and they would from here on always be “forEVER a family.”





“This is us”…





and so is this… One of Shannon’s Favorite images of her and Maxen – A true reflection of the times.









Becoming a Mother is simply beautiful





















I love this capture where Mom and Step-Mom and Dad are all holding hands…

































That beyond proud moment when mom walks you down the aisle…









And then she tears up at the ceremony…





Such a beautiful family with double the Mom love!













And…. Let’s not forget those Fur Babies…..









































As she watches the first dance…





Grandmothers on both sides of the bride and groom! What a magical moment!





And… Our Tearful Guys









Joe was one of our favs – Dancing to “A Song for Mama”

























Thank you for the love and for stepping in front of the our lens!

And to the YTK TEAM – Thank you all for being such amazing women and little mamas who help take care of me!

Hall of Springs Wedding with Jenna + Mike

I have been so excited for Jenna’s wedding since she reached out to us and told us that she was engaged! I have been so lucky to photograph many of her friend’s weddings so this day was filled with some of my favorite faces (and favorite vendors!) and it was so great to see everyone under one roof! Jenna and Mike’s marriage is yet another great adventure for these thrill seekers. Let me explain: These two were immediately smitten with each other and on their third date, Mike had Jenna jumping out of an airplane – that’s right they went sky diving! Through lots of out door adventures their love great and then one of the most exciting things ever happened. The birth of their son, Matthew (and he is the happiest baby on the planet – seriously this little guy could not be any sweeter or more full of smiles!) For the wedding they wanted a really classy and elegant wedding with lots of campaign and celebration! One of my favorite parts of the day was discovering that they both are Harry Potter fans (as am I) and Mike proposed to Jenna right at Ollivander’s Wand Shop! BUT NOTHING could beat Mike’s vows – “I will love you more than Snape loved Lily.” for all us crazy Potter fans out there… you couldn’t say anything more romantic! Every detail about the day was perfect and we just loved capturing this Hall of Springs Wedding!













Remember this beautiful face? Jalena (YTK Bride) had double duty at this wedding – as hair stylist and Bridesmaid! 





That perfect mist from our girl Julie -Beauty with Julie!









Mike looked so slick in his Tux













Another Stunning YTK Bride!

























Isn’t he just the cutest! Smiles for days!













One of the best looking bridal parties!









































I love it when Dad cries. 









Officially Official!









Now time for some classic Hall of Springs Portraits 





























Love this low key lighting 

























































































Thank you for having YTK Capture your Classy Hall of Springs Wedding – We wish you both a life of Magic – Always!

 





Venue:  Hall of Springs
Catering: Mazzone Hospitality
Hair: Jalena Manzino (Bride), Sanctuary Salon Saratoga: Shannon Ramirez, Meghan Ramirez and SarahAmicoMakeup: Beauty with Julie
Dress: Ferri Formals & Bridal
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Photography: YTK Photography : Katherine Wright and Diana Vaitkeviciute Newton
DJ: Wyatt Kelley
Flowers: Enchanted Florist

MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY : ON LOCATION

May 6, 2017- 9:00am to 5:00pm.

*Intermediate Level*

In this one day workshop students will explore the world of macro photography while on location shooting a variety of interesting subjects. We will first meet at the art center to go over the basics of shooting and then travel on location where we will explore the world close up. In the later afternoon students will return to the art center to share their discoveries. Prerequisite: Intro to Photography or firm knowledge of Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, and Camera Metering.

Have Questions? Contact Katherine Katherine@ytkphotography.com

Please visit The Art Center Online to register or for more information http://www.artscenteronline.org/digital-arts/photography/













PHOTOGRAPHY 101

May 17, 2017- 6:00pm to 9:00pm

This class will define and clarify the functions that are found on most DSLR cameras, explore shooting techniques, and introduce digital viewing and editing on the computer. Students will learn about depth of field, aperture, exposure, light meter, quality settings, shutter speeds, and basic composition. A DSLR camera can be provided, but if you have your own, please bring it with you. Please bring a flash drive to save your work.

Have Questions? Contact Katherine Katherine@ytkphotography.com

Please visit The Art Center Online to register or for more information http://www.artscenteronline.org/digital-arts/photography/

 









IPHONEOGRAPHY

June 3, 2017- 10:00am to 4:00pm

We have them with us constantly; our phones are an extension of ourselves. In this workshop we will discover all the functions and features of our iPhone and iPad cameras. We will learn fun shooting techniques, and some stellar apps for editing. Students will need to bring their own iPhones and iPads.













Have Questions? Contact Katherine Katherine@ytkphotography.com

Please visit The Art Center Online to register or for more information http://www.artscenteronline.org/digital-arts/photography/