25 Aug 2009 10:46 am
Ashley & Alex’s wedding at College Ave United Methodist Church in Somerville, MA
Weddings are all about the details, where the bride and groom make sure that their colors and themes show up throughout the day in a million small things. Very rarely, however, does that attention to detail match the attire to the venue so perfectly that you feel like you are transported back in time. Ashley and Alex’s wedding did just that!
I met Ashley and her bridesmaids at College Ave United Methodist church in Somerville, MA. I got there a little early to scout it out, and soon discovered that it was one of those rare old churches that hasn’t been updated in the last 100 years or so…as I began looking around, I found old hallways with wood trim and plaster walls, and an old 3rd floor gymnasium! Imagine my delight when Ashley arrived and brought with her a dress straight out of the same time period, complete with a birdcage veil! As soon as she was dressed and ready, we took advantage of the unique setting with a few bridal portraits in the church.
Then it was time for the ceremony; the processional beginning the event with the music from a piper bringing in a kilt clad groomsman to light the candles. In fact, none of the members of the wedding party wore pants, it was dresses for the girls and kilts for the guys. After the ceremony, we headed back upstairs for a few more portraits of the newly married couple before heading over to the Veronique in Brookline for the reception.
As perfect as the church was in creating the illusion of times gone by, the Veronique was just as fitting. We arrived a little early and took advantage of the old English manor house styling for some more portraits of Ashley and Alex. Soon enough, however, it was time for the real celebration to begin and the reception was as fun as they come, with many toasts, bouquets tossed by both Ashley and Alex, and glow sticks making their way onto the dance floor!
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20 Aug 2009 10:19 pm
Kim & John’s Wedding at the Winstead Beach Resort in Harwich, MA
Ever since Kim and John came up from their home state of New Jersey to meet with me about photographing their wedding, it has been one of my most anticipated weddings of the year. For one thing it was the first wedding I’ve photographed on a Monday…and (more importantly) it was the first wedding where I was the only guest!
I met Kim and John at the Winstead Inn in Harwich on Cape Cod. When I arrived Kim and John were getting ready together…John helping to lace up Kim’s dress, and Kim helping John with his boutonniere. Once they were both ready, they loaded up in a limousine, and headed down to the Winstead Beach Resort, where we met with the officiant for their beautiful beachfront ceremony. After exchanging their personalized vows, they were officially married, and we headed up to the grassy dunes for a few photos.
Then it was off to the Chatham Bars Inn, where Kim and John had a very special dinner reservation…for two! But we couldn’t let the beautiful bar area go unused, so we took a few photos before they had their first toast as a married couple. As they began to order their dinner, I left them to enjoy their most romantic evening alone.
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18 Aug 2009 12:21 pm
Holly & Brandon’s backyard wedding in Georgetown, MA
Saturday, I had the pleasure of photographing Holly and Brandon’s backyard wedding…but what a backyard! I’ve photographed many a country club with professionally landscaped grounds that couldn’t hold a candle to Holly’s Mom’s lovely garden!
We met at Holly’s Mother’s 100 year old home in Georgetown, MA. While the grounds were abuzz with last minute activity as the family worked hard to get everything ready, Holly and one of her closest friends got ready for Holly’s arrival on the scene in the bedroom upstairs. Once Holly was dressed and ready, we headed downstairs and took advantage of the wonderful light and beautiful antique furnishings to take a few portraits of Holly.
Then it was time for the ceremony. The guests gathered in the garden, as Holly and her father walked down the garden path together to the little bridge where Brandon was waiting. The ceremony was as lovely as the setting, with one of Holly and Brandon’s longest mutual friends ordained just for the event officiating. After the ceremony, everyone gathered under a tent in the side yard for cocktails and appetizers.
While the guests were enjoying the warm summer afternoon Holly, Brandon, and I took a walk down the street. At the end of the street was a lovely pond with a really cool little dock. The only problem was that it was in someone else’s yard. Fortunately the owner was out doing some lawn work, and was more than happy to allow the newlyweds to use his little slice of the pond. After a few photos, we walked back up to the house, and took advantage of the beautiful garden once again for some more photos. We got Holly and Brandon back in time to enjoy the cocktails with their guests.
Soon Holly and Brandon loaded all of their guests up into a convoy of limousines and we all took a drive into Boston, where an intimate dinner was prepared at Mistral restaurant. Mistral’s private room was tastefully decorated with flowers and candles, with warm light bathing all of the guests. I stayed just long enough to take a few photos of the festivities, then I left Holly and Brandon with their friends and family to enjoy the evening.
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Kids & Families
05 Aug 2009 08:29 am
The Wallace Family Portraits in Gloucester, MA
I met the Wallace family in Aruba earlier this year at Kelli and Chris’ wedding. Sally is a photographer and they have a little boy named Luke, so we had a lot to talk about when we shared a table at the rehearsal dinner! Fast forward a few months, and I had the privilege of photographing the Wallace family this past weekend on a beautiful private beach near their home in Gloucester, MA.
We met at their historic home, less than a mile away from the beach, and loaded everyone up. Then it was a short hop down to the park. To get to the beach, we had to take a beautiful hike through a wooded path with big granite boulders on either side. Upon cresting the hill, the ocean was laid out before us, with a quaint New England lighthouse framing the scene. Then Luke was off like a shot, exuding the joy that only a 2 year old at the beach can. We managed to wrangle him in for some fun family photos, enjoying the lovely sunset over the beach as we climbed rocks and waded though the surf.