Holli + Menzie = Married

Every wedding we photograph has a unique beauty to it. People celebrate their unions in their own way – and we love how diverse this can be from couple to couple. Sometimes though, there are weddings where every single element is ON FIRE. Holli + Menzie’s wedding was such an event. The beautiful bride’s sister […]

Every wedding we photograph has a unique beauty to it. People celebrate their unions in their own way – and we love how diverse this can be from couple to couple. Sometimes though, there are weddings where every single element is ON FIRE. Holli + Menzie’s wedding was such an event. The beautiful bride’s sister just happens to be in the wedding industry (hi Amy!) which is the best of all worlds when you have someone so close to you, and who knows you as a couple so well, help turn your wedding into a personal, beautiful event that is professionally orchestrated in every detail. The vendor team was A+++, and for us that means folks who are not only insanely talented at what they do, but also wonderful people to work with who share a vision of pampering the couple with their talents. What really made this wedding work though, was the connection Holli and Menzie share. It’s clear they were made for one another and their love gave off such a radiant, welcoming vibe to everyone at Orchestra Hall that night. Holli and Menzie – you guys are the real deal. We have loved getting to know you and know you will have so many years of happiness together. Congratulations!

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Stacy + Tom = Married

It seems like everywhere you look, small is the new big. People are opting for homes with smaller footprints, all my friends are downsizing their wardrobes to simplify their lives and we’re seeing more and more weddings that have small guest lists. We’ve always loved intimate weddings, so when Stacy and Tom asked us to […]

It seems like everywhere you look, small is the new big. People are opting for homes with smaller footprints, all my friends are downsizing their wardrobes to simplify their lives and we’re seeing more and more weddings that have small guest lists. We’ve always loved intimate weddings, so when Stacy and Tom asked us to capture a few hours of their wedding at Grandview Lodge ‘up north’ in Nisswa, Minnesota – we were all in. We have family ties to this area, so we already knew what a beautiful, serene area this was and loved watching Stacy and Tom’s vision for a laid back, love-filled wedding come to life. They are in a season of exciting changes, and we couldn’t be more excited for this deserving pair. Congratulations, Stacy and Tom!

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Kristen + Tim = Married

If there is something most all our clients have in common, it’s that they don’t take themselves too seriously, which is impressive given that they are equally talented and kind. Kristen and Tim certainly fit this bill, in addition to having such a welcoming presence about them. As you can likely tell from their wedding, these […]

If there is something most all our clients have in common, it’s that they don’t take themselves too seriously, which is impressive given that they are equally talented and kind. Kristen and Tim certainly fit this bill, in addition to having such a welcoming presence about them. As you can likely tell from their wedding, these two are so great together and know how to throw a lively party. Chuck ventured up to Portsmouth, New Hampshire where the couple got ready for the day and then bared the chilly temps and mountains of snow for some portraits outside (Kristen knows how to rock a sequined shrug, doesn’t she?). They ventured over to The Rivermill at Dover Landing for their ceremony and reception, where their nearest and dearest joined together to toast to the newlyweds. Another job well done by Chuck, and a fantastic start to a beautiful marriage. All in all a good days work. Congratulations Kristen and Tim!

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Manpreet + Michael = Married

From our very first conversation with Michael and Manpreet, we knew these were our people. Hard working, exceptionally talented, full of love for one another, optimistic for the future, and did we mention totally real? Michael and Manpreet have magnetic personalities and huge hearts. They deserve one another and their wedding day completely celebrated that. If you’ve […]

From our very first conversation with Michael and Manpreet, we knew these were our people. Hard working, exceptionally talented, full of love for one another, optimistic for the future, and did we mention totally real? Michael and Manpreet have magnetic personalities and huge hearts. They deserve one another and their wedding day completely celebrated that. If you’ve been following our work for a little while, you know that we regularly shoot in New England and the Midwest, so it was extra fun for us to venture a little further south to the Big Apple to photograph Manpreet and Michael’s big day. The city has such an electric vibe, and hosting the event at the Brooklyn Winery was the perfect spot to gather together for their wedding. Manpreet and her favotire people gathered together at the couple’s home to prep for the day, while Michael’s crew got ready in Times Square. Michael grew up in the United Kingdom, so many of his friends and family came from overseas for the wedding. Times Square was a fitting and bustling place to get ready for the wedding, and also let many of his friends experience a slice of New York in it’s glittering light. The day continued with a sweet hour of portraits where Michael couldn’t stop smiling at Manpreet because their wedding day had finally arrived (I’m telling you, these two are sweethearts). Their cozy, candle lit ceremony left everyone in happy tears which was a great prelude for the rest of the evening’s stories and toasts from their loved ones. The night concluded with a serious dance party and we left with a huge grin wiped across our face. I’d call that a good day at work. Congratulations Manpreet and Michael. We are over the moon for you and trust you’ll share many glasses of wine from the Brooklyn Winery on your anniversary each year.

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2014 – IN REVIEW

For those of you still hanging around at the end, let’s start with a high-five for being able to process all those images. We are well aware that this little annual tradition of our images in a yearly review format is entirely too big. Believe it or not, this is a highly edited version of […]

For those of you still hanging around at the end, let’s start with a high-five for being able to process all those images. We are well aware that this little annual tradition of our images in a yearly review format is entirely too big. Believe it or not, this is a highly edited version of some of our favorite images for the year. I suppose that’s what happens when we shoot more than 50 weddings in a year, not to mention even more portrait sessions. There is just so much LIFE and LOVE that we get to witness! It’s such an honor, guys.

Now you get to read our little acceptance speech of gratitude. First of all, none of these photos would be possible without the beautiful clients we get to have in our Summer Street family. Their lives and love are our constant inspiration, and without that we’d just be taking photos of pretty things with no substance. Next up, our team of dedicated photographers. Of course Matt and I started this whole crazy business, but we’ve picked up Chuck and Abby along the way as our sensationally talented Associate Photographers, and much of what you see above is their talented work as well. Next up we have the privilege of working with some of the finest in the industry as our second shooters and assistants for some weddings; Ashley, Katie, Deb, Bella, Dan, Olivia, Ellie, Jean and Vina – your talent behind the lens is clearly phenomenal and we’re honored to call you peers. We are hybrid shooters (film and digital) so we have to thank our talented film lab, Richard Photo Lab, for their expert work in the dark room. This year we hand-trained a new talented digital editor as well. With the influx of a new market in the Midwest, Matt and I needed back-end support to help us deliver beautiful, consistent images to our clients in a timely manner, and we knew bringing an in-house editor to help us would be just the thing. Laura is now part of our team and has been an integral part of our back-end this year and helps all our images become what you see on our site. Talk about a talented group!

We have captured love in many places this year. From sandy beaches to historic estates. Ornate houses of worship and cathedrals in the woods. Childhood homes and mountain tops. All across New England and the prairies of the Midwest, we’ve gotten to step back and capture lives full of love. We’ve been able to tell their stories through photos that they will cherish for years to come. We are completely honored to call this work, and we toast to you all for supporting us along the way. Here’s to 2015!

*In the mood for more photos? Previous years in review: 2011, 2012 (part I, II, III), 2013*

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Sharon + Chris = Married

Sharon and Chris were married in Lakeville, Minnesota a few weeks back, wrapping up our 2014 season on a very high note. They were married on the same week that they celebrated 10 years together, which was one sweet element in a slew of meaningful contributions in their big day. They got ready at their […]

Sharon and Chris were married in Lakeville, Minnesota a few weeks back, wrapping up our 2014 season on a very high note. They were married on the same week that they celebrated 10 years together, which was one sweet element in a slew of meaningful contributions in their big day. They got ready at their venue and made their way down to a nearby state park for their first look and couple portraits – in the bitter cold of 17 degrees (without coats) – but once they saw each other their excitement and warmth pushed them through for some beautiful images together. A roaring fire welcomed guests as they shared a cozy and meaningful ceremony together. Cold temps didn’t keep the crew of Minnesotan wedding attendants  leery of popping outside for some photos (we are a tough breed) and afterward the party continued with witty toasts and some polka dancing. If there is anything we are sure of, it’s that these two deserve one another and they will share a happily ever after together. Congratulations, Sharon and Chris!

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Suzy + Dan = Married

Maybe it’s the introverts in us, but we love weddings with small guest lists. I think it’s a combination of seeing the bride and groom lavish love from each and every guest, or maybe it’s because the whole wedding feels like a dinner party, but either way we’re fans. Dan and Suzy celebrated their union […]

Maybe it’s the introverts in us, but we love weddings with small guest lists. I think it’s a combination of seeing the bride and groom lavish love from each and every guest, or maybe it’s because the whole wedding feels like a dinner party, but either way we’re fans. Dan and Suzy celebrated their union at the DeWolf Tavern in Bristol, Rhode Island a few weeks back, and Chuck was there to capture all the action. If you’ve never been to Bristol, you really should add it to your travel list. It’s the sweetest little costal New England town, with a sleepy old main street and beautiful historic houses that line the streets. It’s no surprise that The Dewolf Tavern was equally as cozy for a wedding. We love how the late fall twilight illuminates their dark and striking features, and how Dan’s pop of red on his tie and boutonnière are just the right touch of color. Beyond the aesthetic details, these two are charismatic sweethearts, and we couldn’t be more grateful for their trust in our work! Congratulations Suzy and Dan, we know you have years of happiness in your future together!

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