Some Girls Boutique!

Some Girls Boutique puts on a wonderful living manequin display for Troy Night Out — this month, Cory Nardin was prepping the models, and he and Margaret Lynch Partyka graciously invited us to capture the event on camera. We chose to shoot last night with a minimalist setup — one studio flash, three lenses, and a single camera, but we love the results — hope you do to!

Hair was provided by Cory Nardin, Makeup was provided by Ashley Elliot, Wardrobe by the fabulous Some Girls Boutique, and models Leslie Paddock, Colleen Paddock, and Laura Holloway made it all come alive. Thanks to Cory, Margaret, and the entire Some Girls crew for allowing us to be part of this event – we had a blast!

Some Girls Boutique Fashion Shoot with Paul Grupp and Brenda Rose of Upstate Photographers in Troy, NY

Some Girls Boutique Fashion Shoot with Paul Grupp and Brenda Rose of Upstate Photographers in Troy, NY

Some Girls Boutique Fashion Shoot with Paul Grupp and Brenda Rose of Upstate Photographers in Troy, NY

Some Girls Boutique Fashion Shoot with Paul Grupp and Brenda Rose of Upstate Photographers in Troy, NY

Some Girls Boutique Fashion Shoot with Paul Grupp and Brenda Rose of Upstate Photographers in Troy, NY

Some Girls Boutique Fashion Shoot with Paul Grupp and Brenda Rose of Upstate Photographers in Troy, NY

Some Girls Boutique Fashion Shoot with Paul Grupp and Brenda Rose of Upstate Photographers in Troy, NY

Some Girls Boutique Fashion Shoot with Paul Grupp and Brenda Rose of Upstate Photographers in Troy, NY

Some Girls Boutique Fashion Shoot with Paul Grupp and Brenda Rose of Upstate Photographers in Troy, NY

Some Girls Boutique Fashion Shoot with Paul Grupp and Brenda Rose of Upstate Photographers in Troy, NY

Some Girls Boutique Fashion Shoot with Paul Grupp and Brenda Rose of Upstate Photographers in Troy, NY

Some Girls Boutique Fashion Shoot with Paul Grupp and Brenda Rose of Upstate Photographers in Troy, NY

Some Girls Boutique Fashion Shoot with Paul Grupp and Brenda Rose of Upstate Photographers in Troy, NY

Some Girls Boutique Fashion Shoot with Paul Grupp and Brenda Rose of Upstate Photographers in Troy, NY

Some Girls Boutique Fashion Shoot with Paul Grupp and Brenda Rose of Upstate Photographers in Troy, NY

Some Girls Boutique Fashion Shoot with Paul Grupp and Brenda Rose of Upstate Photographers in Troy, NY

Some Girls Boutique Fashion Shoot with Paul Grupp and Brenda Rose of Upstate Photographers in Troy, NY

Some Girls Boutique Fashion Shoot with Paul Grupp and Brenda Rose of Upstate Photographers in Troy, NY

Upstate Photographers Wins WeddingWire’s Bride’s Choice Award 2011


Weddings, Wedding Venues
2011 Bride's Choice Awards | Best Wedding Photographers, Wedding Dresses, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Florists, Wedding Planners & More


For Immediate Release:

Troy, NY – January 26, 2011 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce Upstate Photographers has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for Wedding Photography!

Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.

Upstate Photographers stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is honored to celebrate the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program, WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the US and Canada. We applaud Upstate Photographers for their professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding planning experience last year.”

We are happy to announce that Upstate Photographers is among the very best Wedding Photographers within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011.

For more information on the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011, please visit www.WeddingWire.com.

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire.com, the nation’s leading technology company serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 local wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers to wedding cakes. WeddingWire also offers an online community and a suite of cutting-edge planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. WeddingWire.com and other leading sites, including MarthaStewartWeddings.com (NYSE: MSO), ProjectWedding.com and Weddingbee.com (both part of eHarmony), and Celebrations.com (part of the 1-800-Flowers family of brands, NASDAQ: FLWS).

Shoes! Shoes! Shoes!

Since we have been talking about details recently, we thought it might be fun to take a look at one of our favorite wedding details–shoes! We’ve seen sandals to slingbacks, flats to stilettos, and we love them all! Some brides choose comfort over fashion while, for others, it is all about fashion! Here are some fun images from our recent weddings. What will our 2011 brides be wearing? Can’t wait to find out!

It’s all about the details!

One of the enjoyable things about being a wedding photographer is that we get to see so many beautiful details in the weddings we photograph. It is truly eyecandy for a photographer! Every wedding is a unique reflection of the bride and groom. Some brides choose bright and poppy palettes for their wedding while others prefer soft and romantic.

Any way it is done, it is always great fun to photograph! Here is a selection of photos of details with a more muted palette from some of our recent weddings.

Blast from the past – Danielle Lo Presti

San Diego has a vibrant independent music scene — it’s an incubator for talented musicians with something to say. For the few years I lived there, one of my favorite pastimes was photographing local music — I literally shot hundreds of concerts there. One of my favorite artists to photograph was Danielle Lo Presti — her energy, musicianship, and magnetic personality made her an incredible subject for any music photographer. Here are a couple of my favorite images from that time:

 

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Now order prints internationally

For years now, you’ve been able to order prints from our galleries at very reasonable prices – but only in the US. Effective immediately, you can now order prints from just about any country in the world.

When ordering prints from within a gallery, if you specify that you want to pay in Euros, your order will automatically be fulfilled by our partner lab in London or Paris. Pay in Canadian dollars, and you’ll see print options with shipping to Canada. Perfect for couples with relatives and guests from outside the USA!

Just another way we’re working to enhance our customer service in 2011!

Julia and Jared!

We love it when couples plan a little extra time in their wedding day for photography. One of the ways to do this is with a first sighting; another approach is to do what Julia and Jared did — adding a bit of extra time between the ceremony and the reception. They contacted a nearby Apple orchard and asked permission to do their bridal party photography on the grounds, and the folks at Focastle Farms allowed us to photograph on their beautiful farm as well. Just a little bit of planning let Julia and Jared and their bridal party have a great time in front of the camera, and it shows!