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Sarah + Kevin | Albany Painting Engagement Session

I met Sarah & Kevin when he was a groomsman in Corinne & Bryan’s wedding and I was thrilled when they asked me to photograph their wedding.  I always recommend that my couples have an engagement session because it gives them an opportunity to get used to posing in front of the camera and it gives me a chance to get to know them better and figure out what types of poses they are most comfortable with.

Since Sarah & Kevin live near Albany and I’m near Binghamton, I wasn’t sure if we would be able to do an Engagement Session but I was thrilled when Sarah asked what I thought about doing their pictures at their house which they are fixing up together.  So we did pictures of them painting their house together and then went out to the park for a few minutes.  I just love how their pictures turned out.  🙂

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Hello Again! Jon and Fara’s Binghamton, NY Wedding

The strange thing about wedding photography is that we work so hard to make your portraits unique to you, to try to understand the couple and make it a “perfect day” – at least where your wedding photography is concerned – and then for the most part you never see us again. It’s sad!

But, amazingly, we have seen Fara before. No, she didn’t get married again and use us both times (though there is no shame in that – we would gladly photograph anyone again). We met Fara as a bridesmaid in two other weddings before she and Jon decided to tie the knot. Both of those brides were back to share in Fara’s big day and for us it felt a little like a reunion!

When the time came for choosing a wedding photographer, Fara knew exactly which photographers she wanted for her wedding day – after all she had seen our work in action twice – and she wasted no time setting up her included engagement portraits last fall.

Well, the big day arrived and it was nothing less than perfect. Here are a few images to capture the emotions of the day.

In case you wanted to know, the dress came from Wedding Works and the flowers were designed by Becky Cooper of HollyBerries.

The ceremony took place at Endwell United Methodist Church in Endwell, NY

What would a Binghamton wedding be without a carousel?

The cake came from Baked By Camille

The reception was held at the Holiday Inn Arena, and decorations were by House of Treasures.

Check out the custom made photo guest book with their engagement pictures in it. Now they have a keepsake instead of a dust collecting guest book.

Thank you Fara for being such a great bride to work with and for trusting us with your wedding. Oh, and Jon too of course! Congratulations to you both – it was a special day and we wish you a long and loving future. Who knows, maybe we’ll see some of your bridesmaids again!

Winter Weekend Special for Southern Tier Brides

Congratulations on your engagement (or the engagement of your daughter/son which now has you googling wedding websites). I thought you might want to know about our winter weekend special, as you peruse tips and timelines. But hurry- the weekend is nearly half over and this special has an expiration date.  

Book your wedding sometime this weekend before the end of Monday, January 31st and get the High Resolution DVD with all your pictures for $99 when you purchase any 2 Photographer package!  Now, that is one package with two photographers, not two packages. Because who buys their wedding photography for all their children at once? This will save you several hundred dollars plus give you a copyright waiver which means you can print extra pictures for yourself eventually.

We would love to have the opportunity to meet with you and show you our wedding albums.  Our wedding photography packages start at $899.  

Call us at (607) 953-5055 to schedule a consultation.

Remember – we offer FREE Engagement Pictures!!!
All of our Packages come with:
    *  A FREE Engagement Session
    *  100 Promotional Wallets
    *  Sneak Peek on Facebook 
       within 24 Hours
    *  Online Proof Gallery posted in  approximately 2 weeks

Go to our Facebook Fan Page to check out some of the engagement pictures we have taken lately.

Fara and Jon’s Binghamton, NY Engagement Session

Here’s a little peek of Fara and Jon’s Engagement Session. At Captured Emotions, we love doing engagement portraits in unique settings and with a variety of outfits. Seriously, kudos to Fara on some awesome shoes for her session. We are looking forward to working with them again at their wedding in May 2011.

Isn’t the Binghamton, NY area just gorgeous this time of year?

What did we tell you about shoes. These are awesome!

A toast to the happy couple!

And these boots too. Really if you love shoes this must be the girl to know.

Congratulations Jon and Fara, we are sure it will be a fabulous wedding and wish you a fabulous lifetime together too.

Engagement Pictures – Time for a Reenactment



So now you are engaged! Congratulations! Your fiance got down on one knee (at the least in the metaphorical sense) and asked you to spend the rest of your life with him (or her – hey girls can propose too). Welcome to wedding planning! So the first stop on your ever growing “to do list” is get some engagement portraits taken. Put your pictures on your save the date cards, wedding invitations, wedding websites, thank you notes, etc. Great for any type of wedding, these are essential if you have long distance friends and relatives who may not have had a chance to get to know your future spouse. At captured emotions we can bundle your engagement pics with your wedding package – so we’re happy to be your one stop wedding photography shop.



Recently, we had the chance to photograph Nicole and Brett, who plan to be married in 2011. They met at church and after a rousing church volleyball game, Brett found the courage to ask Nicole if she would like to go on a date. Fortunately for our story, she said yes. When it was time to pop the question, Brett took Nicole back to Otsiningo Park in Binghamton, the same park where their dating relationship began, and presented her with a romantic picnic for two, where he asked Nicole to be his wife. Fortunately for our story, she said yes again!

When it came time for engagement pictures, it just made sense to bring them back to Otsiningo Park and re-enact the picnic that changed their lives forever. Re-enacting your engagement helps to make your portraits personal – and the people you love feel connected to your big moment, even if they weren’t able to be there the first time.