December 19, 2017

Rev Your Engines! | Car Themed Auto Museum Wedding

Rev your engines people!  Check out this Saratoga Auto Museum Wedding!

I photographed a wedding this past fall that was really cool–a car themed wedding at the Automobile Museum in Saratoga Springs, NY!  I really loved and appreciated the level of thought and detail that Dana and Kyle put into their wedding.  I also really enjoyed working with them because they scheduled a wonderful amount of time to create portraits on their wedding day.  Below is Kyle and Dana’s story–I hope you enjoy it!

Classic Car themed wedding photo
We had a great amount of time to create some images of Dana and Kyle around the State Park with his Dad’s classic Thunderbird.

Saratoga Auto Museum Wedding

How did you two meet?  Everyone knows we met on eHarmony.  Well, the running joke between us is that it took him 10 years to find me and it only took me 10 minutes to find him.  I had just finished filling out the whole questionnaire when I got a message from Kyle.  It was like he knew he had to message me right away.  After about a week of texting back and forth he wanted to meet me.  Eventually he convinced me to meet him for a drink at a restaurant/bar in Ontario.  My very first impression of Kyle was a know-it-all Engineer.  Needless to say, I was not impressed.  I made the biggest mistake (which at the time I didn’t know was the best thing ever in my life) when I asked Kyle if he could ask me any question what would it be.  How slick was he?  He said, “Can I meet you again?”  I was stunned.  So instead of being rude, I said sure.  Well, I guess when things are meant to be, they are meant to be.  Kyle was a complete gentleman the next visit, and the rest is history.  Meeting online really does work!!!

Groom Wedding Detail shot

Saratoga Springs Wedding Portrait

Saratoga Hilton Wedding Photo
I used off camera strobe here because I wanted to use the window as a backdrop and not completely blow it out.
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The guys looking handsome in the Hilton Hotel Lobby.
Dana’s Dad.

How did you get engaged?  It was pretty simple.  Kyle had reservations at a five star restaurant and proposed at our house right beforehand.

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Bridal Gown Detail Photo Saratoga Springs NY

Saratoga Wedding Photos

Saratoga Hilton Wedding Photo

Saratoga Springs Hilton Wedding Photo

Black and White wedding photo saratoga
I think hands are really eloquent.


Dana’s sister helped her get ready.
Saratoga Hilton Wedding Photo
Black and White plus great light. Don’t you love the hair?

Upstate NY Wedding Photo
Dana’s Dad waiting to see her dressed for the first time.
Saratoga Springs Hilton Wedding Image
I sometimes really like the candid images the best.
This is just funny.

St Mary's Church in Ballston Spa NY
St Mary’s in Ballston Spa is so pretty.

Tell us a little bit about planning your wedding.  As for wedding planning, we both wanted something unique.  Kyle had helped me get my Chiropractic practice up and running, so I wanted it to be special for him, so we chose a car themed wedding.  I told him if we had the wedding at the Automobile Museum, I wanted everything to be car themed.

St Marys Ballston Spa Wedding Image

Wedding Photo St Marys Ballston Spa

St Marys wedding photo

St Marys Wedding Ceremony Picture
I love capturing moments like this.

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Ballston Spa Wedding Photo

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Upstate NY Fall Wedding Photo

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St Mary’s Church is very important to Dana’s family, so we made sure to capture some formal images there.

Wedding Party Image Ballston Spa

Canfield Casino Wedding Photos
My former assistant is the brides sister in law!
Saratoga State Park Wedding Image
We went to the State Park to do formal images there as well.
SPAC Wedding Photos
The leaves were absolutely perfect that day.
Black and White Wedding Photo Saratoga Springs NY
Black and White is so classic.

Upstate NY Wedding Photo

Fall Wedding Photo Upstate NY

Canfield Casino Wedding Photo

Saratoga Automobile Museum Wedding
The Automobile Museum is in what used to be a Bottling Plant in the State Park.

Classic Car Wedding Photo

Fall Wedding Photo Upstate NY

Fall Foliage Wedding Photo Saratoga NY

Do you have any tips for couples planning a destination wedding?  Book all your vendors as quickly as possible.  We had all of ours a year in advance.  Try to coordinate more than one vendor appointment per visit so you don’t need to travel a lot.  Compromise with your spouse and don’t let family come in between you two.

Classic Car Wedding Photo
Dana’s Aunt made this awesome cake!

What was your favorite part of the day?  My favorite part was probably being wowed when I walked into the Auto Museum.  It wasn’t what I had expected–it was even better!  Mazzone’s and Total Events did an amazing job!  It was well worth more money paying for one of the best caterers!

Classic Car Reception Detail Photo

Auto Museum Car themed reception photo

Classic Car Wedding reception Photo
Great idea for escort cards!

Explain some of the details like the centerpieces.  All of the centerpieces meant something to each of us–my first car, his first car, etc.  It was a lot of work, but worth it!

Antique Car Wedding Reception Detail

Classic Car Wedding Cake Image

Classic car Wedding Reception

You had a caricature artist–what made you think of that?  I wanted a unique favor that people would not throw away!

Automobile Museum Wedding Photo
Dana and Kyle had a caricature artist to do drawings of people for their favors.

Saratoga Springs Wedding Photos

Auto Museum First Dance Photo

Automobile Museum Saratoga Wedding Photo

Cake Cutting Photo Auto Museum

Fall Wedding Ring Detail Photo

Auto Museum Saratoga Wedding
One of my favorite shots from the day. The building has great architecture and is beautifully landscaped.

What is up for you next as a couple?  We are buying a commercial building this month to grow my practice, and Kyle starts his Master’s Degree.  We are working on our careers.

Congratulations Dana and Kyle!

Dana and Kyle’s Wedding Vendors:

Wedding Photography | Susan Blackburn                            Wedding Venue:  Saratoga Automobile Museum

Caterer |  Mazzone Hospitality                                              Rentals | Total Events

Entertainment | DJ Mike Reilly                                              Transportation | Premiere Transportation

Wedding Gown | David’s Bridal                                             Groom’s Attire | Men’s Wearhouse

Floral Design | Meme’s Country Florist

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Tom DeLancey father of the bride.

Great job by all. Lots of imagination and preparation. Cindy and I are happy and proud to blend our family with the Halls. Thank you all the guests and professionals who has made this a wedding for the ages.

Lovely working with everyone at this event.

It was a perfect day and everything went smoothly. The auto museum was perfect for Kyle . They thought of all the little details. Guests said it was a wedding they would remember. Love our son and daughter in law

It was such a great day and I really enjoyed spending time with your family!