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Washington Park and Albany Plaza Engagement Albany NY | Sam and Kevin

Washington Park and Albany Plaza Engagement Albany NY | Sam and Kevin

Sam and Kevin were super nervous at the beginning and as the day went by they were super excited and down for any new ideas I’ve been waiting to try out. We explored Washington Park and ended up at the Plaza of which we made some pretty steller shots that i’ve only been picturing in my head. They were game for something new and fresh. The day was nice and warm and their smiles were out all day. I made kevin do the “High school Jock” pose just for fun but something tells me that he’s done this particular stance before seeing how he looks so natural going into it, Sam’s facial reaction pretty much sums it up ;-)

I can’t wait to share with you their wedding in May which is JUST around the corner, can you believe it? It’ll be here in no time!

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Century House Albany NY | Kelly and Tony's Wedding

Century House Albany NY | Kelly and Tony's Wedding

Kelly and Tony were fated to be together, when I first met them they seemed like lovers who had finally got together and who already understood how infinite Love is, that it extends not for our partners, but to our families and each other’s families. Family is super important to these two and it was without a doubt a big part of their day. But let me tell you how excited these two were to see each other. A first look that was filled with just EXCITEMENT, no nerves - well maybe a little bit but mostly just excitement. My favorite thing about weddings is the first look, the raw moment that happens and the pure happiness that just fills the entire space.

A day filled with love, excitement, surprises and good friends and family. What else could you ask more? Maybe some more delicious cake :-)

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2017 Weddings | A Look Back | Jay Zhang Photography

2017 Weddings | A Look Back | Jay Zhang Photography

This past year has been the biggest year yet! Every year it gets better and better, and the thing that never changes is that my Clients are awesome and THE BEST. I've had the pleasure of traveling to so many different locations and meeting so many new and wonderful people and families. Here's a brief overview of all the weddings this year, I can't wait for what 2018 Brings

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Stablegate Winery Wedding | Steph + Todd's Wedding 2017

Stablegate Winery Wedding | Steph + Todd's Wedding 2017

I have been waiting to blog this wedding because it was such a good day. I essentially have been blessed with such amazing Couples so I obviously say that a lot, but these two though, have been so awesome all day. Nailed everything, had a ton of fun, someone got "Iced" - some ya'll know what that means, people cried, people laughed, there were fireworks. FIREWORKS. I made gifs, lots of them. Enough from me, check these out!

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Albany Country Club | Tina + Tyler's Wedding

Albany Country Club | Tina + Tyler's Wedding

I don't think there could've been any better way to describe Tina and Tyler's Love for each-other except through their blizzard message: "If kisses were snowflakes, I'd send you a blizzard". I can surely confirm, that it definitely snowed. Despite everyone's best efforts, it wasn't going according to plan, but it didn't diminish the importance, and the memories Tina got to share with her little girl. Sophia is probably THE most important thing to Tina and Tyler, and being able to share their day with their little girl, was something that they would never change for the world. Who cares about traditional paths, when your little girl gets to be just as excited about your day as you are.

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Birch Hill Castleton-On-Hudson | Mike and Adrian's Wedding

Birch Hill Castleton-On-Hudson | Mike and Adrian's Wedding

It was a good day for a Wedding. They started the day, getting ready with each other, slowly putting together the details of their day attire on and getting ready for portraits. They were getting married in STYLE. We walked around right around the State Capital and Plaza to create gorgeous photos of them in their massively stylish outfit. When it was time to get to the venue, everything was falling into place. We also were doing some Shenanigans with the Wedding Party before the Ceremony... You'll just have to scroll to see the ridiculousness!

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Mohawk River Country Club Wedding | Angela + Steve

Mohawk River Country Club Wedding | Angela + Steve

The day started off sunny, and full of activities, finishing out last minute changes and ironing out the details. It was quite the adventure, an adventure that Angela and Steve will talk about for years to come. Between setting the table charts, hair and make up, writing up the final words to the vows, and laughing in excitement and nervousness, It was perfect for Angela and Steve. They were so into each other, and so made for each other, I couldn't stop thinking how this sweet and wonderful woman, was marrying this chivalrous and respectable man. It was a perfect day.

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Katie + Cameron's Engagement in Troy NY

Katie + Cameron's Engagement in Troy NY

At first I felt a little bit reserved because they wanted to do part of their Engagement Session at the Oakwood Cemetery but when we got started, the light was beautiful and everything was so amazing. They had their first Date at the Oakwood Cemetery, well their first OFFICIAL date. ;-) We then traveled to Troy NY to get some shots right in the downtown district. It was laughs and giggles all day, I couldn't ask for a happier couple!

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Nichole + Sean's Wedding Extravaganza

Nichole + Sean's Wedding Extravaganza

The day couldn't have been more full of activity than this wedding, people were all excited to see the Bride in her full get up before the ceremony. We were trying to get people away from the hotel door all morning while taking tons of Getting Ready Photos and details. When it came to the first look,  Sean was excited, he couldn't wait to see her, in her dress, all made up. Nichole couldn't wait to see him, his beaming smile and his infectious laugh. They loved each other for years already, you could tell by the way the joked with each other, by the way they laughed with and at each other, and by the way they both go into full damage control mode when things didn't seem to go as expected. They can do anything together, I know this for a fact, because I've seen these two go to it. Check out the day with them!

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Angela + Steve's Engagement Session

Angela + Steve's Engagement Session

Angela and Steve are getting Married soon! These two are super easy going and they play off each other so adorably. Him with his witty and charming charisma and her with her sweet and down to earth nature, we had so much fun. We went through a stroll through the park and to the State Capitol Park and they just couldn't keep their hands to themselves! They were attempting to dip, So it was only natural for me to teach them a proper dip from my Ballroom Dancing Days, Check out how they did!

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Sofia + Brad's NYC Engagement Session

Sofia + Brad's NYC Engagement Session

If anyone knows me, they would know that I love a good adventure. I got to shoot an Engagement for Sofia and Brad in NYC! Although it isn't quite an adventure for me since its somewhere I'm familiar with, it was an adventure filled with lots of laughs, lots of flirting and lots of walking. Neither I or Sofia and Brad are unfamiliar with NYC so I wanted to create photos that captures their personalities, their relationship with each other, and the place where they live and love. Check out my favorites from this session and tell me which ones were yours!

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New Traditions from Same Sex Weddings

New Traditions from Same Sex Weddings

Same-Sex marriage is no different, in fact, its just a Marriage. Now that we've gotten that out of the way, lets talk about new traditions that are coming into light now that everyone wants to have their own wedding. 

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Typical Wedding Day Timeline

Typical Wedding Day Timeline

The Wedding day goes by real fast. If you haven't already heard this, you will eventually hear this for the 11th-teenth time, yes I know that isn't an actual word but you get the point.

There is a ton of truth to this and thinking about your wedding day timeline is as important as picking out your venue and picking out your photographer! I will take you through a typical Wedding Day Timeline with Jay Zhang Photography to help the newly engaged couples plan out their day with their photographer. 

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Nichole + Sean's Engagement

Nichole + Sean's Engagement

When it came time to do engagement photos of just them, I could tell that they have so much fun with each other all the time. No matter how rough the days go, I can tell that at some point, someones going to make a silly face so silly, that it'll make the other laugh at how ridiculous it is. Enjoy some of my favorites from this session!

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