Jaime + Ben = Married

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Jamie and Ben threw the most charming wedding a few weeks back in Saint Paul. Matt and Abby were there to capture it all, and the results are just so great. We love love love when our couples infuse themselves into their wedding celebration, which Jamie and Ben did with care. It’s also very promising when you take two people as genuine, lovely and talented (did we mention Jamie is a florist back home in California and whipped together her wedding flowers?) as this pair and stem out a celebration as unique as they are. We’ve never seen such a well-executed ‘autumnal’ wedding so appropriately crafted for the middle of October. From the color palate of rich greens and deep plums to the textures of the farmhouse tables and soft glow of candlelight, it was all just so cozy and savory. Beside all the fantastic sensory details, what we really appreciated about this wedding was how much love was buzzing around during the reception. It’s clear that these two are deserving of a long and prosperous marriage, and we couldn’t be happier for them. Congratulations Jamie and Ben!

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Leah + Mike = Married

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When Mike and Leah set out to plan their nuptials, they knew they wanted something historic, unique and fun. They wanted something that wasn’t your traditional ballroom and chicken-dinner type wedding. When they told us about their plans to get married on a historic Riverboat on the Saint Croix off of Stillwater, we couldn’t be more excited. Mike and our very own Matt go way back. I’m talking, they have been friends since they were in diapers. It’s not often that we are invited to a wedding that we are also photographing, so it worked out to be a perfect fit to have our Midwest Associate Photographer Abby shoot their big day. Since Matt was in the wedding and I got to be a wedding guest (what do you mean I can eat and drink at a wedding? :)) it was fun to sit back and watch the action unfold from a guest’s perspective, and then later catch up with Abby about all the fun she had with these two. Mike and Leah’s wedding turned out to be exactly as they hoped, with an emphasis on the fun, and it was an honor to work with them. Mike and Leah, you know we love you guys and are so happy for you as you become a new family. Congratulations!

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Audrey + Patrick = Married

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There’s nothing quite like a traditional wedding filled with class and sophistication. We love Audrey and Patrick’s rendition of romance, and how they built their wedding around the laid-back elegance vibe. The Villa in East Bridgewater provided a lovely backdrop for their family and friends to gather together to celebrate these two, and the autumn sunshine made her appearance just in time for their outdoor ceremony and sun drenched portraits. Chuck had the privilege of working with Audrey and Patrick, and our good friend and talented photographer Katie accompanied him as the second shooter for the day. The results were flawless (as well as Audrey’s bridal look, am I right?) and the photos are clearly evidence of their joy together. Audrey and Patrick, we are elated for you during this exciting time. Thank you for trusting us to capture your flawless wedding!

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Erin + Koji = Expecting

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There is no greater honor than repeat clients. Since we do weddings, this can be a tough one since (hopefully) our clients are just having one wedding in their lives. That’s where family portraiture comes into play. Watching a couple grow in their life together is so much fun to photograph. It seems like just yesterday that we were shooting Erin and Koji’s heartfelt wedding in Quincy, when in fact it was over two years ago! Now, they are at another exciting crossroads as they prepare to welcome their first child into their lives. They are both in the medical industry, and Erin is actually a midwife, so in many ways they are no strangers to pregnancy and babies. Chatting with them during their session at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston was another reassuring vote for the fact that these two are going to make stellar parents. I mean, really, amazing parents. That is one lucky baby, and we’re excited to get him or her in front of the camera very soon and share more from this beautiful family. In the meanwhile, let’s all cheer these two on in their journey to parenthood!

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Ali + Adam = Married

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We love so much about Ali and Adam’s wedding. You really can’t go wrong with a wedding on the cape in our minds. The sand and sun make anything better, so when you set a pretty little wedding right by the sea, magic happens. Ali and Adam share a beautiful love, and their wedding day was a fantastic reflection of their connection. The Hawthrone in Chatham, Mass  served as a beautiful backdrop for their wedding day. Their entire wedding was filled with personal touches, including hand-made flower arrangements by the bridesmaids. And I don’t know about you, but their array of cakes (plural!) is about the prettiest display of yum we’ve seen this season. Chuck was capturing all the goodness for this wedding, and each time we think he’s outdone himself. Congratulations Ali and Adam. We wish you both years of wedded bliss!

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