Here at Save the Date in the 518, we’ve been trying to remain conscious of documenting the process/day of our photoshoots. All of our them are weeks (even months) in the planning and follow a bit of a crazy yet efficient timeline.

Two weeks ago, we took over Basilica Hudson for our Tropical Love shoot that will be part of Issue 02 which is currently in design/layout mode. It’s slated to hit newsstands beginning of June so make sure you keep an eye out for it. The transformation of the space was incredible.

Check the photos below and read on to find out who were the creatives who contributed their talents to making this concept, one that is very close to our Editor-in-Chief’s heart, happen.



Photography | Heather Bohm-Tallman Photography

Location | Basilica Hudson

Stylists | Tara Holmes of Tiane Novati + Yvonne S. McEachron of layered.

Executive Chef | Adam Foti of Pomme | de | Terre

Sous Chef | Jeffrey Lentz

Creative Director | Aray Montalvan-Till

Set Design + Setup | Experience & Creative Design

Linen | Tablecloth for Granted

Hair | Julie Potter Master Stylist

Make-up | Amy Jones + Katt DiCocco of Upstate Beauty

Models | Josephine Inez + Ullises Gonsalves + Ryan Lewis Merritt + Kelly Crisinel-Andreo + Jordann Bernardo + Sam Kenific + Austin Evans + Christa Libecci

Wedding Dress | Something Bleu Bridal

Women’s Wardrobe | Saratoga Sundress + Violets + Sissi Boutique

Women’s Shoes | Violets

Menswear | The National 

Paper goods | Prismuttic Studios

About The Author


Aray Montalvan-Till is a jill-of-all-trades when it comes to creativity. She joined the NYC advertising industry while getting her education at Pratt Institute. She returned to the area where she worked as the Art Director and Social Media Specialist at one of the best known entertainment venues. Every position she has worked at, whether it was as a copywriter for award winning hispanic pharma campaign. art director of the 2010 U.S. Census. communication specialist for a local downtown BID or campaign manager for a politician has served as a stepping stone to the launch of Save the Date in the 518 Magazine.

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