Colleen & Max’s Old Daley on Crooked Lake Wedding Albany NY Wedding Photographers

Colleen & Max, August 6, 2022, Old Daley on Crooked Lake


We had quite the day for Colleen and Max’s Wedding in August at Old Daley on Crooked Lake.  Colleen was getting her makeup done when we arrived.  It was so serene and quiet in the Bridal space and we love that she wore a cherry blossom robe.  Max was down the hall with his guys playing a made-up board game.  Both got dressed in their respective spaces with the help of their parents.  We did their first look at the front entrance and these two were giddy when they saw each other.  We made our way around the property, and it was a HOT day, so we moved quickly.  On Thai from Surroundings was putting the finishing touches on the flowers on the arbor, when he grabbed the Bride’s bouquet for a quick spritz of water.  Now that’s what you call flower service!  Both Colleen and Max are only children, so we had their parents come out for some photos of them all together.  Their wedding party was small and each person had a role (officiant, flower people, and ring holder).  They were a fun bunch.  While guests arrived, we finished photos inside and then the couple were married by the lake.  During their Reception, Colleen changed into a white dance dress and the couple showed off their dance moves in a choreographed dance.  The dance theme continued with a joint parent dance that ended with the couple and each set of parents doing a special dance for the crowd.  After dinner, Colleen changed into a purple Chinese gown and we hit golden hour by the lake.  She looked stunning all day in each of her gowns.  We returned inside and she surprised her groom with a special dance.  It was a jovial evening filled with fun and lots of dancing.  Congrats again to Colleen and Max.  May you have a beautiful long life together.

Team of Wedding Professionals:

Officiant:  Lauren Ha (Bride’s friend)          Venue:  Old Daley on Crooked Lake          Venue Coordination:  Molly Reigert from Old Daley            Cake:  Whole Foods          Egg Tarts:  Hong Kong Bakery & Bistro          Music:  Jeff Richards from Conway Entertainment          Floral Design:  Surroundings Floral Studio         Makeup:  Zabina Popalzai from Makeup by Zabina          Hair:  Chunxiu Brookhart          Bride’s Gown:  Azazie          Men’s Attire:  Men’s Wearhouse          Rings:  Black Adept Jewelry          Invitations:  Minted & Tada Cards            Bubble Tea:  Short and Stout Tea Co.          Photography:  Meghan & Keith Hitlin of Hitlin Photography Inc. 

Bride Prep.

Colleen & Max's Wedding

Check out the pop out paper tree and dancing couple from their invites and custom wax seal

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Moms looking on as Colleen finishes with makeup

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First Reveal with Dad


Groom Prep.

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The guys playing a made-i


The Dads


Max ready to see his Bride

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First Look

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Colleen made all of her own jewlery

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Colleen & Max with their parents


Wedding Party

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Those flowers were KILLER!!!  Surroundings outdid themselves

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Choreographed First Dance

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Surprise family dance to wow the crowd.  Their parents were great sports!

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Colleen changed into her purple gown and Max into a different suit

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So Pretty!

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Colleen surprised Max with a special dance with her dance troupe

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Such a fun team:  Zabina, Meg, Keith, the AMAZING On Thai on flowers, Molly scooping up gelato and DJ Jeff


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