Saratoga National Dance Museum Wedding with Jackie & Christina

If you follow the YTK blog you know that I have been so excited to photograph Christina and Jackie’s Saratoga Dance Museum Wedding. Christina wrote me the most delightful email that read “Hello, We are two women who love each other and your work.” from that one line I knew that I was just going to adore them and I so do! We had the most spectacular engagement session at Washington Park! Both Jackie and Christina are dancers so it was so important for them to have a venue to fit the theme. They put so much planning and thought into their wedding and hosted their grand event at Saratoga National Dance Museum – how perfect! One thing that they didn’t plan (but was equally amazing) was that their wedding date coincided with National Dance Day – even more perfect!  It was so wonderful to spend the day with these two amazing women, their friends and incredible family. You know that moment when two people just share a look and you can see the connection and how much they adore one another? That happened every time these two locked eyes! It isn’t uncommon for the YTK Team to tear up during a wedding ceremony – but we were just sobbing with happiness for Jackie and Christina. After all Love is Love and they demonstrate that with their kindness, playfulness and heart. We are just thrilled to share this absolutely stunning same sex wedding at Saratoga National Dance Museum. This first set of images was just so tender with both Mothers of the brides helping put on their jewelry. NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK002Jackie and Christina got their dresses from Brides against Breast Cancer and will be donating them back to help the cause!NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK003We just love this ring shot! Aren’t their bands stunning? NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK004They picked such a lush color pallet of purples and coral.NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK005We had a sweet first look before heading over for portraits. I just love Jackie’s HUGE grin! NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK006And Christina was brought to tears….NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK007NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK008Beautiful light – beautiful brides what more can you ask for?NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK009 ! NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK011 NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK012Jackie and Christina also wanted to have some images on the Carousel in Congress Park! We just love this shot! NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK013 NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK014Black and White bridal images are always so romantic! NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK015 NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK016 NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK017The Saratoga National Dance Museum was the perfect venue for this same sex wedding. NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK018Their smiles. That is all.  NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK020 NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK021The natural light is so beautiful at the Saratoga National Dance Museum. NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK022Jackie and Christina’s vows were so touching – we couldn’t help but tear up (a lot) during the ceremony! NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK023 NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK024And now time to start Dancing….Right after a few more Bridal portraits!NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK025I was obsessed with this lavender! It made for the most beautiful background! NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK026Soft and Romantic NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK027Since these two had planned out a fabulous first dance they changed into something more dance appropriate! We are obsessed with Jackie’s Fedora.NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK028They looked so hot in their second outfits – we just LOVE Christina’s skirt that was perfect for all she spins and twirls! NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK029Loving those punchy colors for the reception! Nicole’s did a stellar job (as always) with the catering! NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK030– This was the most epic entrance and first dance ever and I do mean you HAVE to see the video by Ben Pliss-  NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK031 NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK032Christina is quite the DIY Bride – she constructed the Jackie & Christina sign!NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK033The speeches were so fabulous from their ladies of honor! NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK034Tons of laughter and tears NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK035And let the party begin with what??? Oh you guessed it… More Dancing! NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK036 NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK037 NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK038 NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK040 NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK041 NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK039They were tearing up the dance floor!NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK042 NY_Same_Sex_Wedding_YTK043It was our absolute pleasure photographing your Saratoga Same Sex Wedding! Thank you both so much for having YTK capture your day.



Location Venue:   National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame

DJ / Band:  Pulse Entertainment      

Photography:    YTK Photography, Saratoga Wedding photographers

Videographer: Ben Pliss Media

Caterer:  Nicole’s Special Events & Catering

Cake: Crisan Bakery

Flowers:  The Floral Garden    

MU and Hair:  Silk Salon

Dresses:   Brides Against Breast Cancer

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