March 9, 2018

Life, Fun and Wedding Photography | What Do You Do for Fun?

My friends and family kind of know I am a little obsessed with photography–wedding photography and portrait photography in particular.

One time, I was photographing a commercial photography job and the art director asked me, “So what do you do for fun?”  And it was hilarious, because I really had to stop and think about it.  Don’t get me wrong, I like fun.  Fun is good.  It could be argued that fun is actually necessary.  However, I was honestly stumped because when I am photographing, it is–fun.  It is what I do for fun.  It is a bonus that I make money from it.  Even when I am not working for a client, I am usually either photographing something, thinking of photographing something, reading or watching a video about how to photograph people/things better–I am even going to a seminar in April for five days for photography.  I am a driven to provide better wedding photography in particular because I think it is so important to my clients.  Does this make me look a little one dimensional?  LOL.

Bridal Hair Makeup Photo Queensbury Hotel
This was shot during a recent Wedding Vendor “play date” at the Queensbury Hotel. Hair and Makeup by Our Little Secret Beauty Bar/Dress from Lily Saratoga.

Anyway, some really amazing Wedding Vendors and I got together to do a styled shoot that would help promote the newly renovated Queensbury Hotel in downtown Glens Falls.  It is a historic building that originally opened in 1926.  It is a landmark building in Glens Falls, so I was happy to be included in this little project.  Plus I just liked all the vendors who participated.  It was very, dare I say, fun.  Below are just a sampling some of the images from that day:

Queensbury Hotel Ballroom Wedding Photo
The ballroom is gorgeous with it’s original chandeliers. Up lighting was provided by Andy Pratt, a local DJ.

Queensbury Hotel Ballroom

Wedding Cake Queensbury NY
Let them eat cake. Cake by Holly’s Confections.
Bridal Bouquet in blush
How ridiculously gorgeous are these flowers by Samantha Nass? Love the crystal candelabra.
Wedding ceremony Queensbury Hotel
The lobby features the original floor and fireplace as well as the original painting.
Glens Falls Wedding Photo
All of the rooms in the hotel are getting a refresh and look very boutique.  Suit provided by Jonathan Reid in Glens Falls.  Doesn’t Matt look debonair?
Groom Boutonniere Photo
Ranuculous is one of my favorite flowers.
Queensbury Hotel Wedding Photo
Fabulous floor to ceiling windows and potted palms with the updated decor.
Saratoga Wedding Photo
Loved this red lip that Danika used on our model here.
Glens Falls Wedding Photo
Stephanie’s makeup and hair were so lovely.
Glens Falls Portrait Photo
I was struck by how beautiful the navy dress looked against the grey and red of the couches in the lobby.
Wedding Ceremony photo Queensbury Hotel
I loved that there was pipe and drape with twinkle lights in on of the ballrooms–great location for a ceremony if you don’t want to use the lobby.
Glens Falls Bride and Groom
And we even did night shots! So fun! There is the blush bouquet again!

That’s a wrap–what I do for fun.  We all have our obsessions and little idiosyncrasies.  So what do you do for fun?

Do you want to have some fun?  Let’s make some pictures together.  Call (518) 584-4237 or use the Contact Form to get in touch.  I would love to hear from you.

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Photographer Susan Blackburn of Susan Blackburn Photography specializes in photographing Seniors, Family, Weddings, Glamour, Boudoir & Commercial Photography sessions. With a photography studio location in Saratoga Springs, NY, Susan serves the Saratoga Springs, Lake George and the Adirondack Regions. She is also available for travel assignments.  Susan has been a professional photographer for 20 years. Her goal has always been simple—take pictures that her clients love.