Hudson Valley Photographer: Blog https://www.aelphoto.com/blog en-us Allan E Levine Photography [email protected] (Hudson Valley Photographer) Sat, 17 Feb 2024 21:35:00 GMT Sat, 17 Feb 2024 21:35:00 GMT https://www.aelphoto.com/img/s/v-12/u711883628-o344336138-50.jpg Hudson Valley Photographer: Blog https://www.aelphoto.com/blog 120 80 Are Thursday Weddings the new Friday Weddings? https://www.aelphoto.com/blog/2024/2/are-thursday-weddings-the-new-friday-weddings When it comes to planning a wedding, there are many factors to consider, including the date of the event. Traditionally, Saturday has been the most popular day for weddings, but in recent years, Friday weddings have become increasingly popular. However, there is a new trend emerging in the wedding world - Thursday weddings. Let's take a closer look at this trend and whether Thursday weddings are the new Friday weddings.

The Appeal of Friday Weddings

Before we dive into Thursday weddings, let's first understand why Friday weddings have become so popular. One of the main reasons is cost. Many venues and vendors offer discounted rates for Friday weddings, making it a more budget-friendly option for couples. Additionally, Friday weddings allow for a longer weekend celebration, giving guests more time to travel and attend the wedding festivities.

The Rise of Thursday Weddings

Thursday weddings are starting to gain popularity for similar reasons as Friday weddings. Couples are looking for ways to save money and extend the celebration, and Thursday weddings offer just that. Additionally, Thursday weddings can be more convenient for guests who may have work or other commitments on Fridays. This allows them to attend the wedding without having to take a day off from work.
 


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The Benefits of Thursday Weddings

Aside from cost and convenience, there are other benefits to having a Thursday wedding. For one, there is less competition for venues and vendors, as most couples opt for a weekend wedding. This means you may have more options and flexibility when it comes to choosing your dream venue and vendors. Additionally, Thursday weddings can be a unique and memorable experience for guests, as it breaks away from the traditional weekend wedding.

Potential Challenges

While Thursday weddings may have their benefits, there are also potential challenges to consider. One of the main concerns is attendance. Some guests may not be able to attend a Thursday wedding due to work or other commitments. This could result in a smaller guest list and potentially disappointing the couple. Additionally, Thursday weddings may not be as convenient for out-of-town guests who may have to take more time off from work to attend.

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Is Thursday the New Friday?

So, are Thursday weddings really the new Friday weddings? It's hard to say for sure, as it ultimately depends on the couple's preferences and circumstances. However, it's clear that Thursday weddings are gaining popularity and offer many benefits for couples looking to save money and extend their wedding celebration. It's important for couples to carefully consider their options and weigh the pros and cons before deciding on a wedding date.

Final Thoughts

Whether you choose a Thursday, Friday, or any other day of the week for your wedding, what matters most is that it's a special and memorable day for you and your partner. Don't be afraid to think outside the box and consider all your options when it comes to planning your dream wedding. After all, it's your special day and you should do what feels right for you.

Have you attended or had a Thursday wedding? Share your experience in the comments below.

 

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[email protected] (Hudson Valley Photographer) Advice to Brides Planning Advice Popular Wedding Day Thursday Weddings Wedding Day Plans Wedding Planning Wedding Planning Advice https://www.aelphoto.com/blog/2024/2/are-thursday-weddings-the-new-friday-weddings Tue, 13 Feb 2024 16:33:55 GMT
Classic Formal Wedding Reception Venues in the Hudson Valley New York https://www.aelphoto.com/blog/2022/3/classic-formal-wedding-reception-venues-in-the-hudson-valley-new-york Couples from New York, the Tri-State Area and beyond select the Hudson Valley for their weddings because of it's Natural Beauty & Central Location. Classic Formal Wedding Reception Venues are have always been popular and their elegant elements enhance the Natural Beauty that the Hudson Valley has to offer.  The list curated below showcases fine Classic Formal Wedding Reception Venues in and around the Hudson Valley, New York. 


 

Classic Formal Wedding Receptions - Ballroom with Outdoor Ceremony Space:
 

Bronx Botanical Garden - Photo Slideshow - Bronx, NY [Bronx County, NY] 

2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458  (646) 741-1400
Bykenhulle House - Photo Slideshows Photo Gallery - Hopewell Junction, NY [Dutchess County, NY]

21 Bykenhulle Rd, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533  (845) 242-3260
Candlewood Inn - Photo Slideshow Brookfield, CT  [Fairfield County, CT]

 506 Candlewood Lake Rd, Brookfield, CT 06804  (203) 775-4517

Christos - Photo Slideshow - Poughkeepsie, NY [Dutchess County, NY] 
155 Wilbur Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603  (845) 471-3400

Cortlandt Colonial - Photo Slideshow  Photo Gallery - Cortlandt Manor, NY [Westchester County, NY]
714 Old Albany Post Rd, Cortlandt, NY 10567   (914) 739-3900

Crystal Springs Resort - Photo Galleries - Hamburg, NJ [Sussex County, NJ]
1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ 07419  (973) 862-4351

 

Diamond Mills - Photo Slideshows  Photo Galleries - Saugerties, NY [Ulster County, NY]

25 S Partition St, Saugerties, NY 12477  (845) 247-0700
 

Falkirk Estate - Photo Slideshows  Photo Galleries - Central Valley, NY [Orange County, NY]

206 Smith Clove Rd, Central Valley, NY 10917  (845) 928-8060
 

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F.E.A.S.T at Round Hill - Photo Slideshows  Photo Galleries - Washingtonville, NY [Orange County, NY]
110 Round Hill Rd, Washingtonville, NY 10992   (845) 497-7476

Fountains at Wallkill Golf Course - Photo Slideshows - Photo Galleries - Wallkill, NY [Orange County, NY]
40 Sands Rd, Middletown, NY 10941   (845) 361-1022

The Garrison - Photo Slideshow - Garrison, NY [Putnam County, NY] 

2015 U.S. 9, Garrison, NY 10524    (845) 424-3604

Grand HotelPhoto Slideshows - Photo Galleries - Poughkeepsie, NY [Dutchess County, NY]
40 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601   (845) 485-5300

 

The Grandview - Photo Slideshows - Photo Galleries - Poughkeepsie, NY [Dutchess County, NY]
176 Rinaldi Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601   (845) 486-4700


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Highlands Country Club - Photo Slideshow  Photo Galleries - Garrison, NY [Putnam County, NY]

(Temporarily Closed) 955 NY-9D, Garrison, NY 10524   (845) 424-3254
 

Le Chambord at Curry Estate - Photo Slideshow  - Hopewell Junction, NY [Dutchess County, NY]

2737 NY-52, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533  (845) 221-1941
 

Links at Unionvale - Photo Slideshows  Photo Galleries - Unionvale, NY [Dutchess County, NY]
153 N Parliman Rd, Lagrangeville, NY 12540  (845) 223-1000

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Palacios Catering - Photo Slideshow - Goshen, NY [Orange County, NY]
1700 NY-17M, Goshen, NY 10924   (845) 294-9795


Seasons - Photo Slideshows - Washington Township, NJ [Bergen County, NJ]
644 Pascack Rd, Township of Washington, NJ 07676   (201) 664-6141


Sleepy Hollow Country Club - Photo Slideshow  Photo Gallery  - Sleepy Hollow, NY [Westchester, NY]

 777 Albany Post Rd, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510   (914) 941-8070
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Sleepy Hollow Hotel - Photo Slideshow - Tarrytown, NY [Westchester County, NY]

455 S Broadway  Tarrytown, NY 10591  914-631-5700

Tuxedo Club - Photos Slideshow - Tuxedo Park, NY [Orange County, NY]
1 West Lake Road, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987  (845) 351-4791

The Venetian - Photo Slideshows - Garfield, NJ [Bergen County, NY]
546 River Dr, Garfield, NJ 07026   (973) 546-2250

 

Villa Barone Mahopac - Photo Slideshows - Mohpac, NY [Westchester County, NY]
466 US-6, Mahopac, NY 10541    (845) 628-6600

 

Villa Borghese - Photo Slideshows Photo Galleries - Wappingers Falls, NY [Dutchess County, NY]
70 Widmer Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590   (845) 297-8207

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Villa Venezia - Photo Slideshow Photo Galleries - Middletown, NY [Orange County, NY]
2257 Goshen Turnpike, Middletown, NY 10941   (845) 692-3300

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VIP Country Club - Photo Slideshows Photo Gallery - New Rochelle, NY [Westchester County, NY]
600 Davenport Ave, New Rochelle, NY 10805  (914) 235-1500

 

The Waterview - Photo Slideshow - Monroe, CT [Fairfield County, CT]
215 Roosevelt Dr, Monroe, CT 06468   (203) 261-0915

 

West Point Club - Photo Slideshow - West Point, NY [Orange County, NY]
603 Cullum Rd, West Point, NY 10996   (845) 446-5504

 

Woodloch Pines - Photo Slideshow - Hawley, PA [Wayne County, PA]

731 Welcome Lake Rd, Hawley, PA 18428 - (800) 966-3562


 

Classic Formal Wedding - Tented Reception with Outdoor Ceremony Space:
 

Lippincott Manor - Photo Slideshows  Photo Galleries - Wallkill, NY [Orange County, NY]

69 Lippincott Rd, Wallkill, NY 12589  (845) 895-2474
 

Monteverde at Oldstone - Photo Slideshow   Photo Galleries - Cortlandt Manor, NY [Westchester County, NY]

28 Bear Mountain Bridge Rd, Cortlandt, NY 10567  (914) 737-6555
 

West Hills Country Club - Photo Slideshows  Photo Galleries - Middletown, NY [Orange County, NY]

21 Golf Links Rd, Middletown, NY 10940  (845) 341-1899

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Winding Hills - Photo Slideshow  - Middletown, NY [Orange County, NY]

1847 NY-17K, Montgomery, NY 12549  (845) 457-3187


 

 

To view our full list of Hudson Valley Reception Venue Photography Slideshows, click here.

To view our full list of Hudson Valley Reception Venue Photo Galleries, click here.
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Rustic Wedding Reception Venues in the Hudson Valley New York https://www.aelphoto.com/blog/2022/3/rustic-wedding-reception-venues-in-the-hudson-valley-new-york Couples from New York, the Tri-State Area and beyond select the Hudson Valley for their weddings because of it's Natural Beauty & Central Location. Rustic Wedding Reception Venues are increasingly becoming popular and their rustic elements showcase the Natural Beauty that the Hudson Valley has to offer.  The list curated below showcases fine Rustic Wedding Reception Venues in and around the Hudson Valley, New York. 


 

Outdoor Rustic Wedding Ceremony & Wedding Portraits - Rustic Ceremony Space:
 

The Barn at Villa Venezia  -  Middletown, NY [Orange County, NY]  Photo Gallery

2278 Goshen Turnpike, Middletown, New York 10941 (845) 692-3300  

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Benmarl Winery  - Marlboro, NY [Ulster County, NY] - Photo Slide show

156 Highland Ave, Marlboro, NY 12542  (845) 236-4265

 

Brotherhood Winery - Washingtonville, NY [Orange County, NY]Photo Slideshow  Photo Galleries 

100 Brotherhood Plaza Dr, Washingtonville, NY 10992 (845) 496-3661
 

Catskill Point - Photo Slideshow -  Catskill, NY [Greene County, NY] 

7 Main St, Catskill, NY 12414  (518) 943-5088
 

Hollowbrook Golf Club - Photo Slideshow Photo Galleries - Cortlandt Manor, NY [Westchester County, NY]

1060 Oregon Rd E, Cortlandt, NY 10567  (914) 734-1500
 

Lamb's Hill Farm - Photo Slideshow - Beacon, NY [Dutchess County, NY]

51 Mount Beacon Monument Rd, Beacon, NY 12508
 

Mohonk Mountain House - Photo Galleries - New Paltz, NY [Ulster County, NY]

1000 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz, NY 12561  (845) 765-3286
 

Mohonk Preserve - Photo Slideshow - Gardiner, NY [Ulster County, NY]

3197 Route 44 55, Gardiner, NY 12525  (845) 255-0919
 

Mount Gulian - Photo Slideshow - Beacon, NY [Dutchess County, NY]

145 Sterling St, Beacon, NY 12508  (845) 831-8172
 

Nostrano Vineyards - Photo Galleries - Milton, NY [Ulster County, NY]

14 Gala Ln, Milton, NY 12547  (845) 795-5473

Old Field Club - Photo Slideshow - East Setauket [Suffolk  County, NY]
86 W Meadow Rd, Setauket- East Setauket, NY 11733   (631) 751-0571

Orange County Arboretum - Photo Slideshow  Photo Galleries - Montgomery, NY [Orange County, NY]

211 NY-416, Montgomery, NY 12549  (845) 615-3828
 

Red Maple Vineyard - Photo Slideshow  Photo Galleries - West Park, NY [Ulster County, NY]

103 Burroughs Dr, West Park, NY 12493  (845) 834-6050
 

Twin Lakes Lodge - Photo Slideshow  Hurley, NY [Dutchess County, NY]

198 Heritage Dr, Hurley, NY 12443   (845) 338-2400
 

 

Outdoor Rustic Ceremony & Portraits - Tented Wedding:

Lippincott Manor - Photo Slideshows  Photo Galleries - Wallkill, NY [Orange County, NY]

69 Lippincott Rd, Wallkill, NY 12589  (845) 895-2474
 

Monteverde at Oldstone - Photo Slideshow   Photo Galleries - Cortlandt Manor, NY [Westchester County, NY]

28 Bear Mountain Bridge Rd, Cortlandt, NY 10567  (914) 737-6555
 

West Hills Country Club - Photo Slideshows  Photo Galleries - Middletown, NY [Orange County, NY]

21 Golf Links Rd, Middletown, NY 10940  (845) 341-1899
 

Winding Hills - Photo Slideshow  - Middletown, NY [Orange County, NY]

1847 NY-17K, Montgomery, NY 12549  (845) 457-3187


 

Barns and/or Rustic Elements on the Property - Ballroom Reception

Bronx Botanical Garden - Photo Slideshow - Bronx, NY [Bronx County, NY] 

2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458  (646) 741-1400
 

Bykenhulle House - Photo Slideshows Photo Gallery - Hopewell Junction, NY [Dutchess County, NY]

21 Bykenhulle Rd, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533  (845) 242-3260
 

Candlewood Inn - Photo Slideshow Brookfield, CT  [Fairfield County, CT]

 506 Candlewood Lake Rd, Brookfield, CT 06804  (203) 775-4517

 

Crystal Springs Resort - Photo Galleries - Hamburg, NJ [Sussex County, NJ]

1 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ 07419  (973) 862-4351

 

Diamond Mills - Photo Slideshows  Photo Galleries - Saugerties, NY [Ulster County, NY]

25 S Partition St, Saugerties, NY 12477  (845) 247-0700
 

Falkirk Estate - Photo Slideshows  Photo Galleries - Central Valley, NY [Orange County, NY]

206 Smith Clove Rd, Central Valley, NY 10917  (845) 928-8060
 

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The Garrison - Photo Slideshow - Garrison, NY [Putnam County, NY] 

2015 U.S. 9, Garrison, NY 10524  (845) 424-3604
 

Highlands Country Club - Photo Slideshow  Photo Galleries - Garrison, NY [Putnam County, NY]

(Temporarily Closed) 955 NY-9D, Garrison, NY 10524   (845) 424-3254
 

Le Chambord at Curry Estate - Photo Slideshow  - Hopewell Junction, NY [Dutchess County, NY]

2737 NY-52, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533  (845) 221-1941
 

Woodloch Pines - Photo Slideshow - Hawley, PA [Wayne County, PA]

731 Welcome Lake Rd, Hawley, PA 18428 - (800) 966-3562
 

 

To view our full list of Hudson Valley Reception Venue Photography Slideshows, click here.

To view our full list of Hudson Valley Reception Venue Photo Galleries, click here.
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Package Print Credit https://www.aelphoto.com/blog/2017/11/package-print-credit Utilizing the Print Credit in the Package

 

The $200 Print credit that comes in your package can be used for ordering smaller lose prints or for Wall Art.  If you would like to purchase prints right off of our website, we can issue you a code that you input in your shopping cart and our professional photo lab will auto fill the order directly to you.  The good part about that is that it will come in a few days after placing the order.  Always check the crop you are ordering because it is so automatic that no human is checking that for you.  

We recommend that you use the print credit to have us make a custom large print or prints for your wall.  When having us custom make a print for you, let us know which image or images you are interested in using.  It's always good to measure the wall space where you will be hanging the photo to determine which size we should order.  

 

Regular Photographic Prints (Printed from our Professional Photo Lab with a Lustre Finish, not mounted or matted):

(1) 20x30 Regular Photographic Print 

(2) 16x24  Regular Photographic Prints 

(1) 16x24 Regular Photographic Print & (2) 11x14 Regular Photographic Prints 

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True Black & White Photo Paper:  Ilford True Black & White Photo Paper Matte Finish

(1) 20x30 Regular Photographic Print 

(2) 16x24  Regular Photographic Prints 

(1) 16x24 Regular Photographic Print & (2) 11x14 Regular Photographic Prints 

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Fine Art Prints (Printed on Archival Photo Rag Cotton paper from Ink Jet Printer):

(1) 16x24 Fine Art Print

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Canvas Gallery Wraps (Giclee printing - fine art canvas material, rapped around a 1.5" wooden stretcher frame with wire or saw tooth mounting attached.)

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The $200 print credit would go towards a canvas gallery wrap, but it would not be enough to cover the full cost of it.  The Gallery Wrap Canvas pricing is listed below:  

 

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If you have any questions about the above described products or you'd like to request other photographic processes, please feel free to call & discuss it (845) 896-4177.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Winter Engagement Portrait Session https://www.aelphoto.com/blog/2014/3/winter-engagement-portrait-session We had a blast working with Daniella & Daniel! They had lots of energy and spirit despite the cold New York weather. If you ask Allan the cold weather was perfect as it allowed for the beautiful snow.  He didn't even mind laying down on it to get that perfect shot.

Daniella & Dan chose Garrison Landing in Garrison, NY as their location for their Engagement Portrait Session.  Despite working in the Hudson Valley for over 8 years this was our first time there.  We always love when people show us new & exciting places to take photos of our couples.  Daniel grew up in Garrison & the couple spends most of their summer weekends there relaxing on the family boat.  Enjoy looking at their winter wonderland engagement pictures…

 

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[email protected] (Hudson Valley Photographer) Dutchess Photographer Engagement Portrait Photographer Hudson Valley Photographer Hudson Valley Photographers New York Photographer Westchester Wedding Photographer Winter Engagement Photos https://www.aelphoto.com/blog/2014/3/winter-engagement-portrait-session Tue, 04 Mar 2014 17:07:04 GMT
Newburgh Ceremony Kim Mark https://www.aelphoto.com/blog/2013/5/NewburghWedding Kim & Mark had perfect weather for their gorgeous May Hudson Valley Wedding.  The Ceremony was held at St. Mary's Church - Newburgh, NY (located between South Street and Gidney Ave in Newburgh, New York).

 

Bride's Beauty Shot with Bouquet:  Allan Photographed with 85mm lens & Natural Light 

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Bridal Gown with Bridesmaids Dresses:

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Mother of the Bride Portrait:  Allan Photographed with 85mm lens & Natural Light

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Bridal Bouquet:  Using Natural Window Light

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Bridesmaid Bouquet: Using Natural Window Light

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Bride Arriving to St. Mary's Church - Newburgh, NY 

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Bride walking down the aisle at St. Mary's Church Newburgh, NY

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Groom watching bride walking down the aisle at St. Mary's Church - Newburgh, NY

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Bride & Groom at alter at St. Mary's Church - Newburgh, NY  - Vicki Photographed with 70-200mm lens. 

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Grandfather & Groomsman observing the exchanging of the vows:  Vicki Photographed with 70-200mm lens. 

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Bride & Groom Exchange Rings:

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Mother & Father of the Bride observe the exchaning of the rings:

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Bride & Groom Light the Unity Candle (Allan Photographed from the Balcony using his 400mm lens on a tripod). 

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Bride & Groom - the kiss at the alter (Allan from the Balcony with 70-200mm lens):

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Recessing Down the Aisle -  (Allan from Balcony)

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Poughkeepsie Wedding Melissa Dan https://www.aelphoto.com/blog/2013/5/PoughkeepsieWedding Melissa and Dan were married on a perfect day in the Hudson Valley in Poughkeepsie, NY.  The Bride Melissa got ready at her parents house in Wappingers Falls, NY. 

 

 

 

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Their Poughkeepsie Wedding Ceremony was held at Our Lady of the Rosary Church where Father Garrispo officiated.  

 

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Allan & Vicki Levine are popular Wedding Photographers photographing weddings in the Hudson Valley and surrounding TriState area.  To contact Allan & Vicki and inquire about their availability for your day contact them today (845) 896-4177 email:  [email protected] or fill out this contact form.

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Hudson Valley Photographer https://www.aelphoto.com/blog/2013/5/hudson-valley-photographer Hudson Valley Photographer:  Here's a video of some weddings we did in and around the Hudson Valley New York

 

 

 

 

Allan tells the story of your day with images that are natural, thoughtful and emotional. They show the spirit of your personalities, your love for each other, and the love among your family and friends. Bringing his artistic & technical knowledge together he creates photographs that you’ll love forever.

·        Artistic Photojournalism & Candid Photography

·         Creative Portraiture

·         Unobtrusive Shooting Style

·         2 photographers for entire day

·         Engagement Portraits

·         Same Day slideshow played at reception

·         5 minute Youtube Slideshow Set to music

·         Social Networking & High Resolution Files provided

·         Beautiful Wall Art & Fine Art Paper

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[email protected] (Hudson Valley Photographer) Fishkill Photographer Hudson Valley Photographer New York Photographer Upstate New York Photographer https://www.aelphoto.com/blog/2013/5/hudson-valley-photographer Tue, 14 May 2013 20:47:42 GMT
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First Look Wedding Photos:  Peekskill Train Station - Hudson Valley, New York

       Dacia & Chris had there First Look Photos at the Peekskill Train Station in Hudson Valley, New York.  Typically Wedding Reception Venues in the Hudson Valley will allow for a half hour Ceremony, one hour cocktail hour and four hour reception. Because this is only Five and a half hours, a way to maximize time with guests is to do the majority of the photos before the Ceremony.  

     First Look Photos are a great thing to consider doing when a couple is having their Ceremony & Reception at the same Location. Couples will sacrifice nothing when we arrange their "First Look" to be a special moment when they see each other and capture those beautiful expressions of surprise when they see one another.  Dacia & Chris chose this location because it has special meaning to them.  We love being able to incorporate personal meaning into the photographs.

 

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Allan & Vicki Levine are popular Wedding Photographers photographing weddings in the Hudson Valley and surrounding TriState area.  To contact Allan & Vicki and inquire about their availability for your day contact them today (845) 896-4177 email:  [email protected] or fill out this contact form.

 

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A black and white image at Locust Grove.  I don't usually turn a lot of  Locust Grove images to Black and white, but  in this case it seemed like it was meant to be. This is one of my favorite wedding venues in the Hudson Valley.

 

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Here are Theresa and her Bridesmaids at The Garrison. It was a bright beautiful summer day in June and I feel like I was there when I look at this image and others from Theresa's wedding. Your wedding day happens fast, so savor every minute of it. Hopefully you'll remember some of the days sensations when you look at your wedding photos.

 

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Here are  Tom and his guys at the Lippincott Manor.  This is one of my favorite groom portraits from last year. The sun is right behind the guys just out of the image and lighting up the field. I didn't want a silhouette, so we used a few off camera strobes to catch up to the sun.

 

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Smiling Power https://www.aelphoto.com/blog/2013/3/powerofsmiling For the Camera & in General:  The hidden power of smiling

 

Capturing a person's genuine smile in a photo is important because it presents their best self. That crinkle around the eye or or that glint of light & life communicates volumes about who that person is.  Here is a very interesting talk given by Ron Gutman on the Hidden power of smiling:

 

 

-Allan Levine is a Hudson Valley, NY Photograper that specializes in Weddings & Portraiture.  Located in Dutchess County, NY he serves the Tri-State area and beyond.

 

 

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Wedding hair beauty images https://www.aelphoto.com/blog/2012/8/wedding-hair-and-beauty-image I enjoy capturing wedding day getting ready photos a lot. Not only do I like photographing the interactions between the family members and bridal party but, the actual getting ready process itself. It's a big part of the day, but what I want to talk about today is the final result of all of that work and getting some great images of that result:  A Hair & Beauty Bridal Portrait

Sheree in some nice light

We enhanced some nice window light with some light of our own and got this great image of Sheree on her day. We'll do some with the Bridal Bouquet as well.

 

Dori with her flowers

We also got great image of Dori's hair and veil.

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You may ask why we're into the hair and beauty stuff a bit more than other photographers. Well we don't just shoot hair and beauty at weddings.

Hair and Make up by Sarah Archambault Sarah Archambault did this hair and makeup (above)

Sarah did the color on this one and Salvatore Boss did the Style and Makeup (Below)

Sarah A did the Color and Salvatore Boss Did style and Makeup

Debra McGarvey of Debra M Salon did the next two (Below)

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We do this Kraig with a K shot this of me at the Inner light Health Spa We wouldn't want to work tethered to a computer with all this equipment and with all of these people at your wedding, but we manage to get it done without them.

Brianna Brianna had looks on her day. Here are a few more of her.

Brianna Colors Brianna "Attitude" Christine was also great. I think I was the first Human to ever ask her for her "mirror face".

Mirror Face Christine Happy Theresa Had this classic Bird Cage Veil that was begging for a few vintage Glam shots to be thrown in along with some more up to date looks.

Theresa Vintage Theresa Now These Hair and beauty/Glam Shots take us less than 5 minutes to accomplish at most weddings, require a lot less editing than a lot of professionals might think; They look like this in the camera.  Two more commercial images just for fun...

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Sarah Archambault did the hair and make up Sarah Archambault did the Hair and Makeup, but I think that's Salvatore Boss's hand on the right pitching in.

 

Hope to add another topic really soon and thanks

Allan Levine

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About Portraits https://www.aelphoto.com/blog/2012/5/whataboutportraits There are a lot reasons to want portraiture at your wedding. Images where people are not being directed by the photographer are essential; They tell a story and they narrate the Wedding, but we want images of our friends and families looking at us as they do when they're with us. That's the simplest reason.

And yes, the portraits should be a fun time. We try hard to make it so.Yes they're having fun. Just having images of everyone looking at each other doesn't replace this. Another reason portraiture is important is that life moves fast.

All of us together.We're all together Today How often will all of your friends be able to get together like this? What will this be worth in 10 years? What about the guys? How often to they put on a "Tux"?We look good! ! ! !We look cool huhuh

If you're going to wear a Tux, you might want to try to pose for a Photo. Come to think of it, If you're going to marry a handsome guy or a beautiful girl, you might want a dreamy fine art black & white portrait that you happen to be in.

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You might also like to thank everyone by sending them a photo of yourselves gazing at them as though you're with them.

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About Photojournalism https://www.aelphoto.com/blog/2012/5/about-wedding-photography-photojournalism One of the things I like about being a wedding photographer is that I'm not doing the same thing all day. We shoot portraiture, clothing, shoes, fashion, tabletop details, and even architecture and landscapes, but we shoot photojournalism through out the day. 


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Photojournalism usually means documentary images that tell a story.  Black & White is a good medium for telling a story, but color  Photojournalism has its place too.Color PhotojournalismLinks at Union Vale Wedding

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While some couples say they place more importance on Photojournalism, they almost always want Portraiture as well and choose a lot of portraiture for their albums. Couples who say they value the Portraits more do the same; They choose a lot of Photojournalism.  We're happy to emphasize either, but our experience has been that couples and families are happiest when they have a combination of both.Portrait in the RainBride & Groom Manor Park Larchmont

I'll add a Portrait and a Details post soon.

 

Allan

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Grandview Bridal Show https://www.aelphoto.com/blog/2012/4/thegrandviewbridalshow The Grandview is at the top of my list of fun Dutchess County wedding venues. We'll be in the Ballroom tonight if you attend the Spring Bridal Show. The culture and professionalism the Bonura-Family instills on the staffs at all of their Venues makes working at the Grandview sheer joy for us. The view of the river is spectacular with the Beautiful Grand Hotel a short shuttle ride away for those traveling from Westchester or New York City.

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The 2012 Wedding Season is about to get started & we are so looking forward to the year ahead!  Being Hudson Valley Wedding Photographers we have some of the country's most beautiful landscape available to us & we love to incorporate that in our photographs.  We photographed Briana & Tom's Engagement Portrait Session at Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park

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Brianna and Tom were so much fun to work with. This was one of the first shots we took, but they were already connecting and having fun. That's something that's key to getting nice images.

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