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Michaela and Jena met online.  Their proposal story was quite interesting.  The couple traveled to Chicago and went to the top of the Sears Tower (103 floors up).  There is a 360 degree glass enclosure looking out over the city up there.  Even though it was quite scary, Michaela persuaded Jena to get on the ledge for a pic of the two of them. While getting a picture taken, Michaela proposed to Jena.  This couple enjoys doing DIY projects together, going on day trips and enjoying a night out at various restaurants, comedy shows or hitting up an arcade.  We met them on a very cold day at the NY State Museum for their engagement session.  We look forward to capturing their big day this November at the Century House.

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Ashleigh & Jason, January 5, 2019, Franklin Plaza

We kicked off our 11th year shooting weddings with our 2019 Hitlin Wedding Couple, Ashleigh and Jason.  The couple were actually married in December in the Cayman Islands and had a renewal of vows at the beginning of this year in Troy.  Ashleigh and her bridesmaids got ready across the street at the Best Western Franklin Square hotel.  Ashleigh finished makeup when we arrived and the girls did a celebratory toast to their friend.  Meanwhile downstairs, Jason got ready.  The couple had a First Look on the roof top of Franklin Plaza.  It was a crisp January day, but Ashleigh came prepared with a pretty cranberry shawl which matched her floral bouquet perfectly.  We shot the couples portraits on the roof and inside the top floor of the Plaza before heading downstairs for some pics in front of the gorgeous Franklin holiday decorations.  The wedding party met us outside for some group pics.  The couple said their I Do’s again, but this time in front of around 188 guests.  Cocktail hour was served on the second floor and we caught an amazing sunset with the couple back up on the roof.  The combination of both Ashleigh and Jason’s ethnic backgrounds came into play during the Reception.  A drum announced the entrance of the wedding party into the ballroom and such interesting dance music was played for the guests to enjoy.  Ashleigh’s dad made traditional fruit cakes for guests to take home in cute little red boxes that were begging for a ring pic.  We had a bunch of fun and this couple was all smiles for us, especially for their second round celebrating their wedding.  Best wishes to you both Ashleigh and Jason from Hitlin Photography.

Team of Wedding Professionals:

Officiant:  Mark Mueller from the Bethlehem Lutheran Church          Venue:  Franklin Plaza, Troy, NY          Catering:  Franklin Hospitality          Venue Coordinator:  Greg Cushman from Franklin Plaza         Cake:  Perfect Blend Cafe       Music:  Vinny Vin from Nonstop Music          Floral Design:  Poppytree Floral Design          Makeup & Hair:  Chrissy Volans and team          Bride’s Gown:  Pronovias from Angela’s Bridal           Attendants’ Gowns:  Madison style from Anthropology Wedding Line from BHLDN Bridal          Men’s Attire:  Suit Supply and Brooks Bros.          Rings:  Hannoush Jewelers          Invitations:  Minted         Photo Booth:  Christina Primero from Out of the Box Photo Booth          Photography:  Keith & Meghan Hitlin of Hitlin Photography Inc.          Hashtag:  #JasandAshWeddingBash

Bridal Prep.

Cute socks, Ash

Groom Prep.

Gorg!

First Look, love Ashleigh’s expression

He lights up when his girl kisses him

Love these images by the bar

The crew

Ceremony

AH MAN, Franklin Roof Top has the BEST sunsets!!!

Reception

What a team:  MUA Chrissy, Meg and Keith, Christina, Nonstop Music and Franklin Staff

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Keith and I say all of the time how we are very lucky to have such a great job.  It’s the kind of job where we have fun and get to be creative.  We get to witness first hand the marriage of two individuals on the most important day of their lives.  But one of the BEST PARTS of our job is WHO WE GET TO WORK WITH.  In 2018, Hitlin Photography Inc. celebrated its 10 year Anniversary. Over the years we have worked with so many Wedding Professionals and one of the most important things we have learned in our time working, is to work as a TEAM with everyone involved in the Wedding Day.  So that’s what we do. I’m not going to lie, we try to have the most fun and like to joke around, but these people right here; well, they MAKE OUR JOB EASY.  We are so honored to get to work with so many AMAZING people in the Wedding business.  Enjoy our 2018 Tribute To Wedding Professionals. These are the people who we were lucky to work with this past year.  THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO and hope to see you out there in 2019 and beyond!!!

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And the WINNER of the 2018 Hitlin Photography Inc. FAVORITE Wedding of the Year Vote is:

Couple #19, Brittany & Michael

What a nail bitter this one was this year.  Couples went all out trying to get votes and even people who didn’t even know the couples took time to look at the weddings and decide on a favorite.  We had votes coming in from all over the world on this one too, with over 10 countries weighing in.  So many nice comments were written about each couple’s wedding as well.  We greatly appreciate all of the attention this Vote received.  A total of 7,213 Votes were placed over the span of 30 weddings we shot in 2018 within just one week.  We especially thank our couples for allowing us the honor of capturing your gorgeous day.  Congratulations to all of our couples.

TAKE A LOOK AT OUR WINNERS…

1st Place:  Couple #19 Brittany & Michael, September 8, 2018, Private Residence, Troy NY

VOTES:  Took in 2,378 Votes (32.97%)

Awarded:  $200 Gift Certificate to Hitlin Photography Inc. and a 20×30 Metal Print

2nd Place:  Couple #7, Lauren & John, June 1, 2018, Century House, Latham, NY

VOTES:  Took in 1,915 Votes (26.55%)

Awarded:  20×30 Canvas Gallery Print of their choice

3rd Place:  Couple #9, Sabrina & Adam, June 9, 2018, Franklin Plaza, Troy, NY

VOTES:  Took in 915 Votes (12.69%)

Awarded:  $100 Print Credit

AND a Special THANK YOU to all of our 2018 Hitlin Wedding Couples.  

You are ALL Winners in our eyes!

Thank you #HitlinAlumni

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Ok people, it’s about that time where we announce the “2018 Hitlin Photography Inc. Favorite Wedding of the Year”.  We have done this Vote annually for a couple of years now.  Not only do we celebrate our amazing weddings and couples that we shot this past year, but we also love for fans and supporters to let us know which wedding that we shot was absolutely their FAVORITE.  Here’s how it works; below are all the weddings Hitlin Photography Inc. captured in 2018.  If you forgot the couple, just click on their name or picture and it will bring you to their FULL Wedding Post where you can see their day through our images.  When you’ve chosen your favorite couple, SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM of this Blog, and choose the Wedding that was your FAVORITE by checking the box next to their names.

 I’ll be posting updates throughout the vote as to who is in the lead.  You only have ONE WEEK TO VOTE and the TOP 3 winning Wedding couples will receive some AMAZING PRIZES. So tell your friends, family, and heck, anyone you know to vote today.  You don’t need to know ANY of the couples to Vote.  Have fun and thanks so much for your support!!

WHO CAN VOTE?:  ANYONE who sees this post (even if you don’t know the couples, we’d love for you to vote)

HOW DO I VOTE?:  Scroll down through the Blog Post and check out a portrait from each of the weddings we captured in 2018.  You can click on each of the images to view the couple’s ENTIRE wedding Blog Post of their wedding images.  

Then, all you need to do is choose your favorite wedding by selecting the couple’s name in the voting poll at the BOTTOM OF THIS POST.  (The poll voting is restricted by IP Address, which may cause only one vote at one time via your home/office network).

DATES TO VOTE:  Poll is open NOW, Monday, January 28th -through- Sunday, February 3, 2019 till 10:00pm.  WINNER ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY, FEB. 4th!

WHAT DOES THE FAVORITE COUPLE GET?:  Couples placing in FIRSTSECOND, and THIRD in number of votes will receive the following prizes:

*1st Place:  $200 Hitlin Photography Inc. Gift Certificate to be used towards a future session, prints, products, or even album upgrades PLUS a 20×30 Metal Print (image of couple’s choice)

*2nd Place:  20×30 Canvas Gallery Wrap (image of couple’s choice)

*3rd Place:  $100 Credit to use on Prints

Thanks to all of our couples, clients, friends, family, and wedding professional friends for all of your support!!!!

#1 Jackie & Jason, Feb. 3, 2018, Otesaga Resort, Cooperstown, NY

#2, Victoria & Tony, Apr. 6, 2018, Old Daley on Crooked Lake, Averill Park, NY

#3 Brianna & Patrick, Apr. 7, 2018, Hall of Springs, Saratoga Springs, NY

#4, Laura & Michael, May 12, 2018, Revolution Hall at Brown’s Brewing Co., Troy, NY

#5, Kerry & Eric, May 19, 2018, MKJ Farms, Deansboro, NY

#6, Michelle & Michael, May 26, 2018, Glen Sanders Mansion, Scotia, NY

#7, Lauren & John, June 1, 2018, Century House, Latham, NY 

#8, Ashley & AJ, June 2, 2018, Old Daley on Crooked Lake, Averill Park, NY

#9, Sabrina & Adam, June 9, 2018, Franklin Plaza, Troy, NY

#10, Sara & Scott, June 16, 2018, Latitude 41 at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT

#11, Kathryne & Tom, June 23, 2018, Hall of Springs, Saratoga Springs, NY

#12, Mary & Matt, July 7, 2018, Greywacke Meadows, Cropseyville, NY

#13, Cassandra & Shawn, July 21, 2018, Kalahari Resorts, Pocono Manor, PA

#14, Lauren & Sean, Aug. 4, 2018, Old Daley on Crooked Lake, Averill Park, NY

#15, Kaitlyn & Drew, Aug. 11, 2018, 90 State Events, Albany, NY

#16, Jennifer & Matt, Aug. 17, 2018, Franklin Plaza, Troy, NY

#17, Amanda & Mark, Aug. 18, 2018, Mohawk River Country Club, Rexford, NY

#18, Lauren & Kevin, Sept. 7, 2018, Glen Sanders Mansion, Scotia, NY

#19, Brittany & Michael, Sept. 8, 2018, Private Residence, Troy, NY

#20, Becca & Ian, Sept. 15, 2018, Revolution Hall at Brown’s Brewing Co., Troy, NY

#21, Christine & Dave, Sept. 29, 2018, Century House, Latham, NY

#22, Melissa & Tim, Oct. 5, 2018, Albany Country Club, Voorheesville, NY 

#23, Taylor & Dave, Oct. 12, 2018, Old Daley on Crooked Lake, Averill Park, NY

#24, Elisabeth & Phil, Oct. 20, 2018, Pruyn House, Latham, NY

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Katie & Andrew, December 15, 2018, Franklin Plaza

We were so excited to wrap up our 10th Year of Weddings at one of our favorite venues; Franklin Plaza, for the wedding of Katie and Andrew.  The couple were married first in a Chinese wedding and then celebrated their American wedding in Troy a few weeks ago.  Katie and her girls got ready at the Best Western Franklin Square in the bridal suite.  We love this room as it is so spacious.  Katie finished makeup when we arrived and we bumped into good friend Melissa from Poppytree Floral delivering flowers.  Keith headed downstairs to the guys who were getting dressed and then opening groomsmen gifts.  After Katie slipped into her gown, we set up the First Look in front of Franklin where they couple saw each other for the first time.  It was a cold December day, but Katie came prepared with the most gorgeous white coat that fit perfectly over her gown.  We walked around downtown a bit for some pictures before heading up to the roof of Franklin to meet the Wedding Party and family.  The couple were married in the ballroom in a beautiful candle lit ceremony.  The room was then transformed during cocktail hour and we snuck the couple downstairs for some pics in the reception area.  Guests danced and had a ton of fun, while an amazing dessert table filled with Cider Belly Donuts and Cheesecake from Cheesecake Machismo was displayed in the back.  It was a lovely winter wedding and we had so much fun.  Thank you Katie and Andrew for smiling all day for us and letting us capture your wedding.

Team of Wedding Professionals:

Officiant:  Jessica Rowell from Carissa Ceremonies          Venue:  Franklin Plaza          Venue Coordinator:  Joe Galuski from Franklin Plaza          Catering:  Franklin Hospitality          Cake:  Zachary’s Pastry Shoppe          Music:  Patrick Bergeron from Metro Music          Floral Design:  Poppytree Floral Design          Makeup & Hair:  Jenna’s Salon          Bride’s Gown:  Bridal Gallery by Yvonne          Attendants’ Gowns:  Bridal Gallery by Yvonne          Men’s Attire:  Generation Tux         Rings:  James Allen          Invitations:  Minted          Video:  LaRose Media          Photo Booth:  Smile Lounge          Ceremony Music:  Spa City Duo          Desserts:  Cider Belly Donuts & Cheesecake Machismo           Photography:  Keith & Meghan Hitlin of Hitlin Photography Inc.        Hashtag:  #ItsKOTime

Bride Prep.

Groom Prep.

First Look

SO PRETTY!

LOVE the contrast of this red wall

Franklin always has the best Holiday decor

Ceremony

Reception

This dessert table was AMAZING

Snuck away for some quite moments upstairs

When we returned this is what greeted the couple at their head table.  Too cute!

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Ashleigh and Jason had an amazing day yesterday at Franklin Plaza Ballroom in Troy, N.Y.  Enjoy this sneak peek and check back soon for a full blog post!

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Robyn & Tom, November 17, 2018, Inn at Erlowest

As we traveled up the Northway for the wedding of Robyn and Tom, we were greeted by a fresh layer of snow in the Lake George region and knew it would be a gorgeous day.  Robyn and Tom live out of the area, but come to the Adirondacks to vacation often and knew they wanted to wed there.  We started the day down in the Sun Castle Town Houses where both Robyn and Tom were getting ready in separate houses.  Tom and his guys were laughing it up when we arrived and Tom got dressed while being heckled by his boys.  That’s okay, cause Tom can take a joke and is so fun to be around. This guy cracked a smile the entire day; even more when he was around Robyn.  Robyn finished her makeup when we arrived and after giving her bridesmaids gifts, we headed up to the Inn for her to put her gown on.  The room was lovely and her mom, Tom’s mom and even Robyn’s grandmother were there to help her get dressed.  The couple had a first look out on the Inn’s porch and the fresh snow on the ground illuminated every nook and cranny for amazing lit photos.  The Inn’s coordinator, Juliana had a golf cart ready to wisk the couple down to the lake for some jaw dropping photos of the couple in front of the snow capped mountains.  We had a lot of fun moving about and Robyn was a trooper in that cold.  The couple were married on the porch (with the help of heaters) in front of a breathtaking view of Lake George.  As the sun set, the wedding moved indoors and guests enjoyed delicious food and dancing to music supplied by the amazing Accents band.  It was a gorgeous day and we are so thankful we were able to capture it for you; Robyn and Tom.  Wishing you many blessings!

Team of Wedding Professionals:

Officiant:  Nick Ventresca (Pastor and friend of the Groom)          Venue:  The Inn at Erlowest          Catering:  The Inn at Erlowest          Venue Coordinator:  Juliana Vicari from Inn at Erlowest          Band:  The Accents          Floral Design:  Blooms          Makeup & Hair:  Glam Me Up          Bride’s Gown:  The Wedding Store (Andover, NJ)          Attendants’ Gowns:  The Wedding Store          Men’s Attire:  The Black Tux          Rings:  David Levy-Diamond Matchmaker          Invitations:  Minted.com          Favors:  Linda’s Biscotti (Chester, NJ)          Photography:  Keith & Meghan Hitlin of Hitlin Photography          Hashtag:  #TheRealRobThomas

Groom Prep.

Bride Prep.

3 Generations (Love shooting these)

First Look (NO JOKE, the Groom got a phone call just as we started the First Look)

They look amazing together

Robyn is stunning

Off to the lake

Killer view

That sky was legit

Keep her warm

Fun Wedding Party

Ceremony

The entire family

Reception

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Rachel & Craig, November 10, 2018, Hall of Springs

What can we say; we’ve been blessed with some amazing weddings this year.  Some have been pretty epic weddings and we think Rachel and Craig’s wedding ranks up there as one.  We were all over the capital region for this one and started the day up in Saratoga Springs at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, where Craig and his guys finished getting dressed. The couple gave each groomsmen a custom designed flask with their likeness on them.  The guys joked around and had lots of laughs as they toasted the Groom.  We then headed to Albany where Rachel and her ladies were finishing the last of their hair and makeup at the Renaissance Hotel.  The girls had the entire library floor to themselves, which is such an amazing space.  Rachel looked so pretty in her robe, which was made from her own mother’s wedding gown.  When you are around Rachel, you just have to smile.  She has the brightest, most amazing smile there is and it is contagious when you are with her.  After getting into her gorgeous gown, we headed to church where the couple were married in a beautiful Catholic Ceremony in front of close to 300 guests.  Parked outside was a vintage car that we had some fun taking pictures around and in before we bopped over to the NY State Capital area and Dept. of Ed.  These are classic Albany landmarks and always make for great photos.  It was windy and quite cold during picture time so we all worked fast.  Keeping the pace and everyone in check for the day was the AMAZING Christine Wheat and Jordan Kratz of CW Special Events.  These ladies are top notch and it is so fun working with them.  We all headed north to Saratoga where we ended at the Hall of Springs.  The Hall was decorated in crystal dripped candelabras and pink toned flowers.  The couple enjoyed dancing to music played by Funk Evolution and guests packed the dance floor and headed to Smile Lounge’s photo booth.  The evening ended with passed McDonalds food; which the guests LOVED and we thought was such a clever idea by the couple.  Thanks again Rachel and Craig for a truly amazing day.  You were such a blast and we wish you all the best in your future together.

Team of Wedding Professionals:

Officiant:  Father John Tallman          Ceremony Location:  Cathedral of Immaculate Conception          Reception Location:  Hall of Springs          Wedding Coordinator:  Christine Wheat & Jordan Kratz of CW Special Events Firm          Venue Coordination:  Meg Bell (booking) & Marianne Bumgardner (day of) of Mazzone Hospitality          Catering:  Mazzone Hospitality          Cake & Pastries:  Bella Napoli          Band:  Funk Evolution          Floral Design:  Fleurtacious Designs          Makeup:  Spa One          Hair:  Jenna’s Salon          Bride’s Gown:  Martina Liana Bridal from Lily Saratoga          Attendant’s Gowns:  Amsale from Lily Saratoga          Men’s Attire:  Michael Kors Tuxes from Ferri Formals and Bridals          Rings:  Elegant Jewelry, Patchouge, NY          Invitations & Signage:  Jenny C. Designs          Transportation:  Premiere Transportation and Advantage Transit Group          Video:  Josh Rask from Clark & Walker          Photo Booth:  Smile Lounge          Cigars:  Habana Premium Cigar Shoppe          Reception Decor:  Total Events LLC          Photography:  Keith & Meghan Hitlin of Hitlin Photography Inc.          Hashtag:  RachIsOnCraigsList

Groom Prep.

Love the detail on these flasks

Swag!

Bride Prep.

Great Bling Shot

Her Robe was made from her mom’s wedding gown

I think mom approves

First Reveal with Dad

So pretty!

Let’s do this!

Ceremony

LOVE shooting in this church!!

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