Autumn + Kate = Married

We love this wedding and this couple for so many reasons. The one that sticks out the most though, has to be their natural ability to make each other smile. In their vows, Kate promised to keep Autumn safe, and Autumn promised to keep Kate wild. How beautiful is that? Their entire wedding day was filled […]

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Bohemian Proposal Editoral Shoot

Well hello there! We’ve taken our annual blogging hiatus for the month of January and are excited to share this project on the blog with you today. Late last summer, the National Stationer Wedding Paper Divas reached out to us about doing a wedding inspiration project with one of their paper suites. We were intrigued […]

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2015 – In Review

2015 marks our fifth year documenting weddings full time. We’ve always said that you can enter a career by way of education or experience – and our path has been experience. Of course we are constantly pushing ourselves to take classes and workshops to learn more, but there are no professional photography degrees behind our team of photographers. […]

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summerstreetphotography_686 summerstreetphotography_687 summerstreetphotography_688 summerstreetphotography_689 summerstreetphotography_690 summerstreetphotography_691 summerstreetphotography_692 summerstreetphotography_693 summerstreetphotography_694 summerstreetphotography_6952015 marks our fifth year documenting weddings full time. We’ve always said that you can enter a career by way of education or experience – and our path has been experience. Of course we are constantly pushing ourselves to take classes and workshops to learn more, but there are no professional photography degrees behind our team of photographers. In 1993, a professor at the University of Colorado – Anders Ericsson, wrote a paper about how 10,000 hours of experience will make someone an expert in their field. After five years, we’ve well passed the 10,000 mark, and while I wouldn’t say we are experts, I can say this business has taught us far more than we ever thought possible about entrepreneurship, hard work, setting boundaries, weddings in every shape and form and dreaming big.

This year brought us documenting weddings in 13 states, photographing past (and new!) clients growing families and a true welcome as Midwest Photographers in addition to our New England base. With over 300,000 images processed (I’m not exaggerating) by Matt, myself, Chuck and Abby not to mention our crew of phenomenal second photographers – Missy, Jenny, Devin and Mike – it was a year of living and loving big. With the volume of work it might seem like we’re a well oiled machine with lots of minions to keep things running. And while we have our workflow down, each and every wedding and portrait shoot is handled in our humble little studio without elaborate outsourcing. It’s a labor of love, and one we are honored to call our life’s work.

Thank you for joining us this year. From the highest points in Maine to the shores of the Mississippi River, we’ve been honored to tell these stories with our cameras. We are eternally grateful for your support and look forward to another year documenting love.

*Previous years in review: 2011, 2012 (part I, II, III), 2013, and 2014*

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Jess + Tom = Married

This wedding makes our hearts happy. Jess and Tom are two of the most genuine, loving folks who exemplify ‘better together’. They were married in November in Minneapolis at the Polish Hall in Northeast. We love that these long-standing event venues are making a hip come back with couples getting married today. These spaces went […]

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Kathleen + Brad = Married

Kathleen and Brad were married on Halloween right outside of Chicago. Their wedding was a classy, perfectly autumnal day which was such a treat to photograph. They are a lovely pair with generous spirits, and their classic wedding was nothing less than our expectations. They choose not to see one another before the ceremony, so […]

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Their wedding was a classy, perfectly autumnal day which was such a treat to photograph. They are a lovely pair with generous spirits, and their classic wedding was nothing less than our expectations. They choose not to see one another before the ceremony, so when Kathleen and her father walked down the long aisle at the Alice Miller Chapel on Northwestern’s Campus, the anticipation and love filled the grand space. Brad choked back a few tears as he saw his stunning bride and Kathleen beamed with admiration. It was such a sweet moment! After the ceremony we took some photos on the beautiful campus grounds with their wedding party and boarded a trolley to cruise around Evanston a bit before heading to the venue. Since it was Halloween, one of the wedding party attendants suggested we stop at a house to do a group trick’or’treat stop. The driver happily obliged and the whole crew got out of the trolley and made a stop at a very gracious family’s house (they were strangers) who dolled out candy for everyone. It was equal parts hilarious and awesome. The party continued at the grand Michigan Shore Club where the gothic architecture style of the building suited the celebration to a T. Think: ‘classy dinner party meets Hogwarts.’ The reception continued at an easy and celebratory pace with a small surprise: Brad happens to be a talented guitar player and joined the band up on stage for a few songs! The crowd went crazy and everyone loved it. It was a fantastic day, and we were glad to be a part of it. Special thanks to Mike Fan who joined Summer Street for the day as our talented second photographer. Congratulations to the newlyweds!

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Paul + Sudeep = Married

Everywhere we turn: small is the new big. Wether it’s a business or a house or a wedding, people are consciously choosing to refine their vision for quality over quantity. The result yields a focused and intentional experience, and when it comes to weddings we’re all about it. Sudeep and Paul wanted an intimate gathering […]

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Trisha + Matthew = Married

There is nothing quite Autumn in New England. People from all over the world flock to see the spectacular display of color and perfect temps that highlight the area’s historic architecture and charm. It’s no surprise that autumn weddings in Boston are one of the most popular times. Trisha + Matt decided to use all these […]

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