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The Glen Sanders Mansion Dreamy Styled Shoot - Albany, New York

Updated: Oct 8, 2018

“I wonder when this GPS will have me get on I-90?” I whispered to myself as I drove through New Canaan CT.

Joke was on me, I had my GPS set to “Avoid Tolls” and avoid tolls it did.

On August 6, I drove 3 hours through gorgeous Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York back roads to Albany. I was participating in the Styled Shoots Across America ( shoot at the beautiful Glen Sanders Mansion ( located a stones through away from Albany in Scotia NY.

This was my 1st time participating in a styled shoot, so I wasn’t sure what to expect.

Heather ( of SSAA is so hospitable and welcoming ,she made everyone feel at home the second we walked in. It must be the fact that she’s a Texas girl!

There were about 20 photographers, 3 models and a host of vendors. All the photographer broke out into groups of 5 and went to work

1st Stop, the sweetheart table and the cake!

That centerpiece tho!

2nd Stop was photographing the “bride and groom” Bless them! It was over 100 degrees that day and Katie, didn’t break a sweat!

3rd station was back inside (thankfully) wear all the stationary and details were. Now if you know me, you know that I live and die details!

Next stop were bridal portraits with Jessica. Jessica is such a pro, sitting in the blazing sun, with 5 cameras in her face and looking angelic!

The last hour was a free for all shoot out!

After saying bye to all my new photog friends, I started my trek back home, but this time I made sure to set the GPS to take me the most direct route.

Or so I though until I was back on New Canaan about 2 hours later.


Host: Styled Shoots Across America (Instagram; @styledshootsacrossamerica)

Planning & Design: Heather Benge Events (Instagram: @heatherbengeevents)

Venue: Glen Sanders Mansion (Instagram: @glen_sanders_mansion)

Assistant Coordinator: A Lively Event (Instagram: @alivelyevent)

Stationery: Nib & Flow (Instagram: @nibandflow)

Hair: BW Bridal  (instagram: @bwbridal)

Makeup: Christina Delfino (Instagram: @christinadelfinomakeup)

Florals:  Intrigue Teaches (Instagram: @intrigueteaches @intrigue_designs)

Cake: Duchess of Desserts (Instagram: @duchessofdesserts) 

Paper Flowers: The Striped Petal (Instagram: @thestripedpetal)

Linens: Nuage Designs (Instagram: @nuagedesignsinc)

Catering/Rentals: Mazzone Hospitality (instagram: @mazzonehospitality)

Shoes: Jessica Simpson (Instagram: @jessicasimpson)

Men's Accessories: Groomsday (Instagram: @thegroomsday)

Models: Bride:Jessica Kempisty (@jesskempisty), 

               Bride & Groom: Katie Dye (@dyenamo.kate) & Dylan Jordan (@dylantj_lfts)


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