Archive for January, 2013

Kip and Kate get married in New York!


Kip and Kate came over from Wales with a few close friends and family, and had the most remarkable mid-January Central Park wedding. When Kip first contacted us last October about their wedding plans, as you can imagine, as long-time New-Yorkers Brenda and I were terrified about what weather they might find when they arrived […]

Business Headshots for Upstate NY


All photos ¬© Paul Grupp/Brenda Rose. All rights reserved. For bookings please call (518) 526-9970 Studio: 169 River Street, 2nd FL Troy, NY 12180 Have you noticed how over the last couple of years, business portraits (“headshots”) have become far more important than they used to be? On company web sites and social networking services […]

Actors Headshots


Our Actors and Performers headshots show you at your very best! We understand how important it is for your headshot to accurately but attractively communicate your individuality and personality. Your headshot is your calling card, and is what agents, clients and casting directors see first. Over the years, Paul and Brenda of Upstate Photographers have […]

Actor’s headshot Q and A

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Should I get B&W or color Headshots? This goes in cycles. Years ago, after color prints became widely available, the theory was that black and white was timeless, and gave you legitimacy. Then color took over. A couple years ago, a few agents and managers started favoring B&W again, because it makes your headshot stand […]

Case study: Headshots for OrthoNY merger and new website


In the fall of 2012, Brenda and I were approached by a brand management firm with an interesting project: two major Capital Region Orthopedic Surgery firms were in the process of merging. Northeast Orthopedics and Orthopaedic Associates of Saratoga were to become OrthoNY, and part of the project was a new website with new images […]

Fashion Shoot for Some Girls Boutique


Some Girls Boutique, just a couple blocks up River Street from our studio, needed some images for their online catalog. We have been finetuning our studio processes to allow lightning fast turnaround on fashion photography. What a great opportunity for us to showcase our fashion photography chops, and for Some Girls to get the pictures […]

Randi and Alpha’s New Year’s Eve Wedding


We wrapped up the 2012 wedding season with an off-the-hook New Year’s Eve wedding at the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls, NY. Randi and Alpha have been together for 12 years and decided that a New Year’s Eve wedding was the perfect way to celebrate their decision to (finally:) tie the knot! Their family and […]

Alyssa and Robert’s Saratoga Springs Wedding


Alyssa and Robert planned their late November evening wedding at Longfellow’s Hotel in Saratoga Springs, NY. Alyssa’s choice of a silver bridal gown with matching silver Doc Martens was the perfect compliment to Robert in his black Doc Martens and tux. A StarWars LEGO cake topper added to the whimsy: a unique touch for a […]

Colleen and Mike’s November Wedding!


Colleen and Mike’s wedding day was filled with joy and warmth despite the chilly November weather! After a beautiful ceremony at Colleen’s family church in Fort Ann, Colleen and Mike were driven to the reception in style in Colleen’s dad’s restored Chevy. This was our first time shooting at the amazing Jimbo’s on The Point, […]

Georgie and Brian’s Saratoga Springs Wedding


Just ask Georgie and Brian and they will tell you…”All you need is love!” These Saratoga Racing aficionados chose their favorite places in Saratoga Springs to celebrate their late-October wedding day. They exchanged vows in the backyard of their new home with Saratoga Mayor Scott Johnson officiating, then took the trolley to the track for […]

Gabrielle and Scott’s Autumn Wedding at Saratoga National


Gabrielle and Scott win the prize for the having the rainiest wedding day in Upstate Photographer’s history! But they also win the prize for the most wonderful attitude towards their a rainy day wedding! It was such a pleasure to work with this couple — they smiled all the way through the constant rearranging of […]

Laura and Cody’s Glen Sanders Wedding


Laura and Cody exchanged vows under the gazebo at Glen Sanders Mansion overlooking the historic Mohawk River, on another fabulous autumn day (October 14, 2012) in Upstate New York! Great family and close friends helped them celebrate in the beautiful Mansion ballroom, with music provided by DJ and performer Mitch Frasier. We wish Laura and […]

Meghan and Ryan’s October 13, 2012 wedding!


It was a brisk and beautiful mid-October day for Meghan and Ryan’s Upstate NY wedding, with both ceremony and reception held at the beautiful Hiland Park Country Club. Aubergine and green were the colors of the day, highlighted by sweet apple decorations at the place settings. It was a fun-filled reception with love to spare […]

Randi and Alpha’s Photo Station pix


Looking for the Photo Station pix from Randi and Alpha’s fabulous New Year’s Eve wedding at the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls? You’re almost there! Click here to go to the gallery where they are available for viewing, downloading and printing. Thanks, Paul and Breenda