Congratulations Topaz & Charles!

It’s always fun to photograph the first wedding of the year and this year was no exception! Topaz and Charles were awesome to work with. We started out at the Hilton in Albany where Topaz was already glowing when we arrived. We set up a first look near the hotel. We found some full bloom Magnolia trees that set the scene perfectly. The ceremony and reception were located at 11 North Pearl The place looked amazing and the catering by Mazzone Hospitality was top notch. We ended the night doing some night shots in front of the capital building and surrounding areas!

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Andy Bain - Truly wonderful…wishing Topaz and Charles all the very best and much happiness.

Spring Mini-Sessions!

With the warm weather finally approaching, we thought it would be the perfect time for mini-sessions before the rush of our busy wedding season begins!! These sessions are a great way to get some beautiful portraits without the time and cost of a regular session. These would also make a fantastic Mother’s Day gift. If you would like an actual gift certificate in order to have something physical to give as a gift, just let us know after booking your slot!! Or, you can use your images to make a wonderful Father’s Day gift!

This event will be photographed by Chris only. They will be held on May 18th and 19th at the Amsterdam City Hall. (All of the images in the above collage are of our newest little guy, Landon at City Hall and bottom collage are of some of our clients taken at the City Hall as well. Lots of great photo ops there!) The sessions are 15 minutes each (which is plenty of time to get some great shots!) and will be $175. This will include the session itself and at least 10 digital images. (usually more depending on the cooperation of the party/parties) These sessions are not for newborns or babies that can not sit up on their own. (unless they will be held by someone in a family portrait) These images will be sent to you for download online and you may print them as you wish! You could make slideshows, albums, photo books, prints, products- the options are endless!

To book your slot, just follow this link: http://sawickistudios.bookmonline.com/schedules/2013spring
If you do not have paypal, you may call the studio at 843-0190 to pay with credit card over the phone and we will book the slot for you. Feel free to click on “Share on Facebook” so that nobody misses out who may be interested!! We hope we will see you there!!

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colleen baldwin - does the 175.00 include digital images edited already? and we may print as many as we wish or do we pay by the print?

2010 Tutorials

Sample of a before and after using processing that’s included in the tutorials

14 Tutorials included in this set!
-all of them include a lighting chart
-all include processing video
-5 include set-up video along with processing video
-Includes before and after images

 

Tutorial topics cover:

-Ring Light
-High Key set-up
-Mixing ambient with strobe lighting
-Dramatic Rembrandt lighting
-Working with a fog machine
-Movie poster style lighting and processing
-Texture overlays
-Tons of little tips and tricks I’ve gained over the years

 

Here is a sample of one of the tutorials:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5PIcNyTzbE

 

Another before/after using techniques shown in the tutorials:

 

It is $199 for everything listed above and they will be sent to your email via download. To purchase these, just go HERE, click on “Tutorials Set”, Add to cart, complete your purchase and we will send them to you within 24 hours!!

(For photographers that belong to Pro4um, these are the tutorials we once had in a group buy, but we do plan on adding some new ones so if you already purchased these, check back for new ones soon!)

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Congratulations Paige & Matthew!

Our final wedding of 2012 went out with a bang! Working with Paige and Matthew was truly an awesome experience from beginning to end. You can see their epic engagement session we did HERE! Their wedding day was a beautifully warm November day and everything went perfectly. Katie O’Malley of http://www.katieoevents.com/ did an amazing job coordinating the day. The ceremony was at the well known and beautiful St Mary’s in Albany and the reception was located at The State Room -which is a gorgeous location. Time Capsule Photobooths kept the guests entertained and created some great memories for everyone. DJ Mike Garrasi of Music Man Entertainment of course did an exceptional job keeping the night rocking as he always does!

There was one part of the reception that really stood out to me that I wanted to mention in the blog. When it came time to do the Father/Daughter dance at the reception, Paige’s father did a fun “Daddy’s little Girl” routine. Started out bouncing on daddy’s lap, then a “horsey ride” and ended as a grown woman dancing with her father on her wedding day. It was quite touching to see. I have a daughter of my own and that tugged at the heart stings. We ended the night doing some night shots in front of the capital building. It was a fantastic ending to the wedding season of 2012!

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