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  • Welcome to Michele Calderon Photography

    Michele Calderon is an award winning photographer specializing in fun, unique fine art portraits of newborns, infants, children, and families, as well as wedding photography. She serves New York's Capital District, including Albany, Saratoga, Schenectady, and the Southern Adirondacks, plus the greater Hudson Valley area.

    All sessions are conducted on location or within our beautiful loft studio space on State Street near Proctor's Theater.

    All images and content © 2006 - 2013 Michele Calderon Photography. It is in violation of copyright laws to download or reproduce any images or content without the express written permission of Michele Calderon Photography. (Plus it's not nice.)

Meet Colin Roy, Local Blacksmith :: Saratoga Artisan Photographer

Way back in February, I spent an enjoyable afternoon photographing Colin Roy in his blacksmith shop. Of all the sessions I’ve photographed this year, this one stood out because it was unique, challenging (it was dark, and cold, and I needed to keep out of Colin’s way while we were both wearing serious ear protection) and truly fun. Before learning of Colin and his shop, I didn’t even realize that blacksmithing as a practical trade even existed anymore, outside of art shows and maybe the occasional vendor lineup at a history fair or reenactment.

Colin is a full time mechanical engineer who is trying to make blacksmithing his full time career. For now, he specializes in kitchen knives (his dad is a chef) but has also done some other interesting projects as well.  Like the 10 foot tall sculpture that sits outside Round Lake Auditorium, simulating the original bell tower. On the day I spent with Colin, he was making a hammer. And…..something else. LOL.

Read more about Colin’s story on his website,, and see him in action this Saturday, June 24th, at the Round Lake Antiques Festival. You can also follow him on Instagram (round_lake_forge).



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I’m a Terrible Blogger :: Saratoga Family Photographer

I admit it. Not that’s there’s really anything to admit, the evidence is right here! I haven’t blogged a session, a special, or anything in the last year. But there has been a lot going on behind the scenes. I’ve restarted weddings. There is a new real estate division in the works for 2017. Our first mini sessions are happening next week in the studio just in time for Valentine’s Day (see this mailer for details – as of this writing there are three openings left). The website is undergoing a total overhaul this month. Whew! Looking forward to 2017 here at Michele Calderon Photography and hope to see you and your family soon!

Here’s an image from one of my fall sessions, just to prove I’m still shooting 😉



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Emma and Matt :: Albany NY Wedding Photography

Emma and Matt are about the sweetest couple you could meet, and I had a great time photographing their gorgeous wedding recently with NYC based photographer Krystal Balzer. Emma and Matt met at Siena College so it was perfect that they were able to say the vows they wrote right there in the chapel.  Then everyone celebrated at Shaker Ridge Country Club. Here are a few shots from the day. (And here are more from Krystal!)

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