Erica and Tim’s wedding was an event long in the making. They came to us early in their engagement, so we’ve had the privilege of getting to know these two quite well leading up to the wedding. It’s always fun to follow along in an engagement like theirs, because we become confidants during the vendor hunt and planning process. Erica and Tim had The Towers in Narragansett all lined up for their reception, and were hoping to have the ceremony outside on the town green nearby. When that door closed during the process, they turned to a nearby Bed and Breakfast which turned out way better than they could have imagined. Their families occupied the B&B for the week and set up camp Erica and Tim. Erica and her maids got ready at the Inn while Tim and his guys hung out at his family’s house nearby. They waited to see one another until the ceremony which made emotions run high for everyone involved. Tim’s experience in the military typically leaves him strong and steadfast, but even he couldn’t resist a tear as Erica made her way down the aisle. The celebration continued over at The Towers after the ceremony where their friends and families showered them with love in the form of witty toasts and even a song sung by Erica’s father (“My Girl”, for those of you who want to awwww with us). Overall, it was a smashing success filled with lots of love. What more can one ask for? Congratulations to the newlyweds!
In the client department, we feel like we are winning. Nothing makes this job more fun than the people we get to work with. It’s truly our joy to capture our couple’s love stories, and Becca and Dan’s Hubbell Homestead Wedding in Vermont is no exception. Chuck has been busy on Summer Street this fall, and he was privileged to capture Becca and Dan’s wedding on a perfect September day. Matt and I enjoyed shooting at Hubbell in the past, so it’s always fun to see how Chuck will capture the same space. Becca and Dan’s wedding did not disappoint, where some of our favorite highlights included family contributions such as the hand made chuppah that Dan’s family lovingly crafted with vines over a period of months. Their families also crafted the woodland centerpieces, so there was some serious talent running through their veins. We’re obsessed with their sun drenched portraits, and think their newlywed glow is just about as beautiful as Chuck’s handiwork behind the camera. Becca and Dan, we are so happy for you guys and know you deserve all the joy in the world. Congratulations!
We love this job for so many reasons, but one of the best is the diversity we see in how couples choose to celebrate their big day. Our biggest advice for couples planning their wedding (besides hiring a photographer you love, of course) is to stay true to personalizations throughout the venue and vendor choices. Ultimately, it’s a day to kick off your marriage in whatever way you hope, and when couples stay true to this, magic happens. Monica and Stephen nailed this one on the head for their summer camp wedding in New Hampshire. They kept the gathering fun and interesting by hosting the wedding at North Woods Summer Camp and honored their values by selecting strictly vegan accompaniments. The food and attire were all vegan, and they used sustainable and renewable products whenever possible. The results were fantastic, and we’re very jealous that Chuck got to capture this one without us. Congratulations to Monica and Stephen, and a job well done (as always) to Chuck!
Krystal and Patrick were married on a beautiful September day in the state capitol of Minnesota (ten points if you’re not from MN and know what city that is!) at the James J Hill Library downtown Saint Paul. These two, who currently call Chicago home, were set on hosting a classy yet laid back wedding that their friends and family could celebrate together after their long courtship leading up to their wedding. Our Midwest Associate Photographer Abby was there to capture all the action and clearly had a great time working with Krystal and Patrick and their kind crew of friends and family. We are so happy for you, Krystal and Patrick, and we wish you nothing but the best in your new adventure; marriage! Congratulations!
These two. This wedding. If I could have a mini Jen and Dylan to carry around in my pocket all day, I would. That sounds silly, but everyone who knows Jen and Dylan can attest to their ability to make you feel loved, cared for and encouraged. I daresay that these two together are going to make the world a better place. I started the day with Jennifer as she prepared to see Dylan for the first time at her parents home on the Portsmouth waterfront surrounded by her loving family and girlfriends. She was cool as a cucumber, and clearly beaming with excitement for what the day would hold. When she met up with Dylan, his adorable reaction to her bridal beauty literally brought tears of happiness to my eyes. They took me to some of their favorite spots in Portsmouth, where I was in photo heaven with these two stunners in front of the camera and the amazing scenery surrounding them (as evidence to the large number of couple portraits I just couldn’t narrow down). Their ceremony was held at a stunning old church, where instead of a unity candle they poured ocean water from their respective coasts into a peach tree that they’ll plant at their favorite place to relax. After the ceremony they had popcorn and lemonade for their guests to enjoy on the lawn of the church and then had a “popcorn parade” where all the guests walked over to the stunning Portsmouth Harbor Events Center for an evening of delicious food and dancing. It was a marvelous evening filled with loving toasts and a jam-packed dance floor where Jen and her best friends (and mom and grandma) showed off their dance moved to a Celine Dion song that they may have had an unhealthy relationship with. Congratulations Jen and Dylan. We are so happy for you!
I don’t know about you, but I’m obsessed with this Engagement Session. Between Molly and Paul’s radiating love, their adorable black lab, Penny, that tree swing that was just hanging out in the woods waiting for us and the most perfect sunny light there can be (surprisingly taken at 12:00 noon, which is a huge photography challenge) this session is completely “Pin-able”. Go ahead, and scroll through them again. I’ll wait…..You back? Now that we’ve all swooned over the prettiness that surrounds this session, I’ll take a moment to talk about Molly and Paul as people. They really are about as laid back and humble as two gorgeous people can be. Paul lights up when he looks at Molly (he even has a tattoo to commemorate his love for her) and Molly has a lovely, charismatic personality that makes everyone feel loved. We are so excited to be working with these two and can’t wait to share in their wedding next July. If these photos are any indication of how their wedding will go, you’re going to want to check back next August to see them on the blog because it’s going to be GOOD.