Tara & Jared’s 90 State Events Wedding Albany NY Wedding Photographers

Tara & Jared, January 13, 2023, 90 State Events


Tara and Jared’s Wedding started off our 15th year of business with their big day in downtown Albany.  We have been planning with this couple for about 2 years (even doing 2 engagement sessions with them) and they put together an amazing team of professionals for their day.  They had so many details planned, that we were so happy they had the amazing Kelly Jeanmaire as their Wedding Planner.  We started at the Albany Renaissance Hotel, where both Bride and Groom got ready.  When we arrived, their details were nicely laid out and we got right to work.  The color scheme for the day was Blue and Green; which not only is their favorite colors but mentioned in one of their favorite songs by Thomas Rhett.  After hair and makeup was finished, Tara and her girls had some fun shots in their coordinating robes and then got dressed.  Tara looked amazing in her gown and did First Reveals with her bridesmaids and dad before we brought her downstairs to have a First Look with Jared.  These two looked stunning together and their shoes were amazing; especially Jared’s with all that blue sparkle.  The couple requested photos with their 2 dogs; Luca and Snowball and then we got on a transport and headed towards the Education building.  It was a cold day, so we moved quickly and then made our way to the venue to get pics there as well.   The set up for the Ceremony and Reception had such attention to detail.  Their Engagement Session images were blown up to poster size and spread around the room and guests were greeted to beautiful violin music.  Once down the aisle, the officiant announced that guests would have a “Media Minute” where they could take as many cell phone pics within a minute’s time and then all cell phones needed to be put away.  After the ceremony we took some more pics outside and then everyone moved to the Reception.  The couple danced a choreographed dance and there were toasts and parent dances as well as an Anniversary dance and special “Friday, the 13th dance” dedicated to anyone who celebrated or had something special happen on the 13th.  They even did a sparkler exit with their wedding party and close family members.  Tara and Jared, you sure had an action packed day and one we will never forget.  Thanks for choosing Hitlin Photography Inc. to capture your love story.

Team of Wedding Professionals:

Officiant:  Edmund Cechnicki (father of Groom)          Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Music:  Tania Susi Music          Venue:  90 State Events          Wedding Planner:  The Main Event by Kelly (Kelly Jeanmaire)         Catering:  Mazzone Hospitality          Venue Coordinator:  Shana DiCocco, Olivia Weekes and Leslie Pistilli from Mazzone          Music:  Mike Garrasi from Music Man Entertainment          Makeup:  Jessica Lafata from JL Beauty Inc.          Hair:  Cassondra Schauble from Cassondra Luxury Hair          Bride’s Gown:  Sareh Nouri from Kleinfelds          Attendants’ Gowns:  Azazie          Men’s Attire:  Generation Tux          Rings:  Tiffany & Co.          Invitations:  Zazzle          Video:  Jessalyn Meehan from Jessalyn Meehan Films          Photo Booth:  Music Man Entertainment          Transportation:  Premiere Transportation          Photography:  Meghan & Keith Hitlin of Hitlin Photography Inc.          Hashtag:  #TLC113

Bride Prep.

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Sara was so excited for the day.  She had great energy.



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First Reveal with Dad.  Bride standing on Dad’s shoes.


Groom Prep.

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I love how their dogs were in the room


First Reveal with Mom

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First Look


The both looked stunning

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Since it was January 13th, they wanted to do a special pic at 1:13pm.

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Their dogs wore suits as well

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Next stop 90 State Events starting with shots inside the vault

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Ceremony Time.  The amazing Tania Susi Music played the violin while guests came in.

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Media Minute for anyone to take a cell phone pic, and then all phones away

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Love how their dog is looking at them as they kissed


Just Married

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Love this pic!

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Downtown Albany on a Friday VIBES

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Details in Cocktail Hour

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Choreographed First Dance

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Tara’s Dance with her dad quickly changed into “SHOUT!”


Such a party

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Near the end, there was an Anniversary Dance and a special Friday, the 13th Dance for anyone who ever had an important event on Friday, the 13th.  Oh and guests took some treats for their pets when they left.




The A-Team:  Keith, Kelly helping with the dress, Meg, Tania on violin, Olivia and Leslie from Mazzone, The Main Event ladies, Jessalyn on video, DJ Mike and Cody from Music Man


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