It’s hard to believe this weekend marks the unofficial end of summer and the start of the fall season. While we still have plenty of weddings this fall, it always amazes us how quickly the summer months blaze by. Once winter sets in, we find ourselves savoring the colors of summer as we work on albums and off-season duties that have us filing through summer weddings. Sarah and Matt’s Wedding in Beverly, MA at the stunning Misselwood Mansion is one for the books. These two have been an absolute joy to work with, and their loveliness was clearly infused into every aspect of their classy wedding. Delicate florals, calm, ocean cove waters and a guest list filled with loving family and friends, Sarah and Matt’s big day was just as every wedding should be. We were delighted to have the opportunity to tell their love story, and know this is the beginning of a very happily-ever-after for these two. Congratulations Sarah and Matt, it’s been a pleasure!
Having two Associate Photographers here on Summer Street has proved to be mostly a beautiful thing. There are multiple eyes on the most important days in our clients’ lives, which means that we’re focused and rested when it comes time for us to work, the team mentality proves over and over again to strengthen our product and experience, an so on. The one thing that has been tough, if we are being honest, is that Matt and I get a little jealous when Chuck or Abby get to shoot a wedding and we don’t. When our Associate Shooters work with our couples, Matt and I do all the pre (and post) administrational work with our couples which means we get the full vision before the wedding day. We cherish the relationships we build during this season in our couples lives and getting to hug and toast to them on their wedding day is a huge high. Jacqueline and Matt are a perfect example of this. They are well suited for one another in many ways. Matt is loyal, strong and gentle. Jacqueline is warm, bubbly and steadfast. They have an easy flow to their relationship that puts people at ease. Chuck had the privilege of shooting their Nahant, Mass wedding earlier this month and the first thing he said to us after working with them was, “these two are SO nice!” And it’s true. Jacqueline and Matt, we have such big hearts for you. Congratulations on this new chapter in your lives. We know your marriage will be even more beautiful than your wedding, and that’s what it’s all about.
This wedding has a whole lot of love going on, doesn’t it? Our new Midwest Associate Photographer Abby did such a great job capturing Sarah and Jon’s sweet love. Stillwater, MN is one of our favorite quaint towns to day-trip, and Sarah and Jon’s historic courthouse wedding emulates the spirit of this sleepy river town. These two share a special love. They are both kind-hearted, honest and grounded people who share a big love for baseball. We love their cheery, vintage decor that just beams with happiness. We were so honored to have had the opportunity to work with them and know they are going to live a truly meaningful life together. Congratulations Sarah and Jon!
Leah and Erik are a dream team. Compassionate, thoughtful, talented and dare I say jolly (those of you who know Erik understand), we are smitten with this pair. We had the privilege of capturing their Sioux Falls, South Dakota wedding earlier in August and had a fantastic day. You really know that it’s been a great wedding when you leave work grinning ear to ear. They got ready at Erik’s family home surrounded by their friends and family. They had their first look and a few portraits together at the beautiful Terrace Park (where we could shoot all day long under the willow trees). After some additional portraits with their family and wedding party we headed downtown for their heartfelt ceremony that was filled with happy tears. The celebration continued with the sweetest bubble exit and ride on a horse drawn carriage (midwest style) and a great party at the new Hilton Garden Inn downtown. Leah and Erik, we wish you both years of happiness together! It’s been a pleasure. Congratulations!
Hannah and Hunter are so good together. Creative, genuine and hearts of gold – these two just work. We were honored to be a part of their lovely lovely wedding day in Sioux Falls, SD. After getting ready at home, they snuck away for a first look at Terrace Park downtown Sioux Falls. On the way there, Hannah was telling her personal attendant and me about how she was pretty sure Hunter was going to cry when he saw her because “he’s so good like that.” Sure enough, Hunter shed a few happy tears when he saw his radiant bride who was just bubbling with excitement that their wedding day had finally come. It was very sweet. They held their ceremony in South Dakota’s largest cathedral, Saint Joeseph’s where their nearest and dearest came out to witness their vows and first kiss as husband and wife. Afterward the celebration continued downtown Sioux Falls at the Museum of Visual Materials where their parents and friends toasted to their eternal happiness over some tasty BBQ. It was such a good day. Congrats you two!
Is there anything better than a summer wedding at a historic mansion? We may be biased, but we’d say no. Christina and Alex were wed on a beautiful summer day in July and Chuck (and our fabulous second shooter, Katie) were there to capture all the action. Our favorite highlights from their wedding include photos on the house-boat that Alex’s parents recently moved onto after selling their house (how cool is that?) and the surprise song Alex’s sister sang during their first dance. We love when our couples personalize their weddings and this wedding was full of personality! The Linden Place in Bristol remains one of our favorite “little” mansions in Rhode Island and seeing it in action again for Christina and Alex’s big day just reconfirmed our love for that beautiful house. Congratulations you two! We wish you all the best!
We love us a good Engagement Session. Put two gorgeous people in a stunning Boston backdrop and we’re all set. I had the pleasure of photographing Christina and Gabe in their neighborhood of The North End back in June, which in wedding season feels like years ago. Their kindness, genuine spirits and laid back approachability made such an impact on me that I’m dreaming of zipping over to join them for Oysters after work today (meet you guys at Neptune at 5? :)). They will be tying the knot next year in Christina’s home state of Michigan, and we’re sure that whoever will get to photograph their wedding will be one lucky photographer. We love these glimpses of their life here in Boston and were honored to capture this special time in their lives. Congrats, Christina and Gabe!