30 Sep 2009 02:42 pm
Kristine and Jaret’s wedding at St Michael Parish in Lowell, MA
So what do you do if it rains on your wedding day? If you’re Kristine and Jaret, you spread your own sunshine through your smiles and love and happiness…then you throw the biggest party of your life!
We started out at Kristine’s house where a steady stream of bridesmaids made their way in, filling the house with activity. When Kristine arrived, they were ready for her, forming a bridal assembly line with various pieces of her attire. It worked like a charm, and quick as a flash, Kristine was ready for her wedding! Just before jumping into the awaiting Rolls Royce, we used the great natural light in her home to capture a few bridal portraits of Kristine.
Then it was around the corner to Saint Michael Parish where the pews in the large church were filled with Kristine and Jaret’s family and friends waiting to celebrate their wedding mass. Not long into the ceremony, I discovered that I wasn’t the only one working the wedding as a photographer, when the priest brought out his camera and took a few shots. Now that’s a full service church! The photography didn’t keep him from performing a beautiful ceremony, though, and soon Kristine and Jaret were walking down the aisle together as man and wife.
While the newly married duo greeted their guests on the way out of the church, I headed over to the Tewksbury Country Club to take photos of the setup, and scout out some indoor locations for the photos. When they arrived, we took a few minutes to pose with the Rolls, then headed into the beautiful ballroom for family photos. Then it was time for the party, with the music of Night Rhythm setting the tone for a perfect evening. By the end of the night, the rain had stopped, so we snuck out for a few romantic portraits on the bridge and among the sleeping golf carts!
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Ceremony: St Michael Parish
Reception: Tewksbury Country Club
Hair: Trend Setters Salon
Flowers: Ford Florist
Cake: Montoya’s Bakery
Entertainment: Night Rhythm
28 Sep 2009 04:23 pm
Linda & Ryan’s Engagement Portraits in Worcester MA
With their wedding quickly approaching, Linda and Ryan decided that it would be fun to have some photos of them in their home town of Worcester. So we got together for a quick engagement portrait session. We started out at the Union Station, one of my favorite places to take photos. From there we wandered downtown, my goal being to reach Federal Square, where I knew the little park out front would provide a great backdrop. Along the way, however, we were sidetracked by an old railroad building, an abandoned car dealership with cool blue walls and broken out windows, and a great little doorway where Linda and Ryan were brave enough to sidestep the doggie poo(at least we hope it came from a dog) and strike a romantic pose. We finally made it to Federal Square, where the backdrop was just as perfect as I thought it would be. Then we headed back behind the train station to a warehouse district before settling down at the Kenmore Diner for a coke, and a run through the timeline of their wedding day. Stay tuned for photos next week of them in decidedly more formal attire!
25 Sep 2009 12:01 pm
Marlene and Athanasios’ wedding at St Nectarios in Roslindale
I love all kinds of weddings, from the intimate backyard ceremonies to lavish affairs at big hotels, from quiet celebration with family, to wild parties with dancing and jumping…and this year I’ve had them all! And with all of the weddings that I have been a part of, I have learned one thing: No one can throw a wedding like a big Greek family can!
Marlene and Anathasios’ (Saki to his friends), wedding day started at home with family. I began the day with Marlene at her home in Medford, while my cohort for the day, the super talented Stacey Doyle, met Saki at his family home. While the bride and groom were getting ready, we were capturing all of the fun. Once Marlene and her bridesmaids were dressed we took a few photos around the house, finding a really cool couch from the50’s in the back hall, and an old red velvet chair which we took out into the back yard for photos.
Then it was off to the church. St. Nectarios is a beautiful church with all of the walls and ceilings festooned with paintings depicting stories from the Bible. Against this backdrop, Marlene and Saki completed all of the ceremonies associated with a traditional Greek wedding, and with shouts of congratulations accompanied by thrown rice and rose petals they made their way to the waiting limousine.
Picture time, found us at the Spring Valley Country Club in Sharon, MA, where the staff was waiting with a golf cart to take us all out to a beautiful spot on the course for photos. After a few photos with Marlene, Saki, and the wedding party, we headed back inside for the introductions. Once all of the wedding party was introduced , the lights dimmed and a video presentation started. It seems that while we were out taking photos, the team from Black Tie Video was putting together a movie from the footage they had captured earlier in the day. There was not a dry eye in the house when the video came to an end and Marlene and Saki were introduced in. From there the night was a blur of dancing and celebration where the modern and the traditional melded together for the perfect evening.
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Ceremony: St. Nectarios
Reception: Spring Valley Country Club
Hair: Juliana’s Hair Salon
Cake: The Icing on the Cake
Video: Black Tie Video
Entertainment: DJ Solaris
22 Sep 2009 09:31 pm
Nicole & Lance’s wedding at the Popponesset Inn in Mashpee, MA
Cape Cod in September is one of Massachusetts’ best kept secrets. With the summer crowds back home, the beaches are peaceful and quiet, and the weather is still mild enough to enjoy them. Nicole and Lance were in on the secret, and selected the perfect day for their beautiful beachfront wedding!
I started the day at the beach house where Nicole, her bridesmaids, and her family were getting the final touches applied to their makeup and dressing for the wedding. After a champagne toast to begin the festivities, we all loaded up and headed over to the Popponesett Inn, where Lance was eagerly awaiting a moment with his bride-to-be. There were tears all around as Nicole and Lance saw each other for the first time. Then we headed off together to take a few photos. Next to the Popponesset, is a little village of shops and restaurants that was mostly closed for the season. With quaint New England weatherboard buildings, and a cool little ice cream shop, it made a perfect backdrop for a few romantic photos of Nicole and Lance. We returned to the Popponesset just in time to get all of the family photos done before the ceremony.
The ceremony couldn’t have happened in a more beautiful location. With the late afternoon sun bathing their faces in a warm glow, Nicole and Lance made their lifelong commitment to each other. The justice of the peace began to declare them man and wife, and then, observing the shocked silence of the crowd, realized that he had forgotten the rings! Soon the rings were exchanged and the newly married couple enjoyed their first married kiss to smiles and cheering from all. They walked down the aisle and onto the beach, where we captured a few sunset portraits before they joined their friends and family for the cocktail hour. Before we knew it, the reception was in full swing with dancing and fun enjoyed by all!
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Ceremony/Reception: Popponesset Inn
Makeup: Kimberly Fosher
Flowers: Hobart’s Fine Florals
Cake: Cape Cod Cakes
15 Sep 2009 07:57 am
Kim & Jesse’s Wedding at Highfields Country Club in Grafton, MA
My favorite part of Kim and Jesse’s wedding was the amazing energy that Kim, Jesse, and their guests brought to the day. My 2nd favorite part was that it happened 5 minutes from my house at the Highfields Country Club in Grafton, MA!
I met Kim and her bridesmaids at the country club, where the bridal suite was readied for their arrival. After Kim and her were dressed, we used the great natural light from all of the bright windows in the country club for a few bridal portraits. Then we spent a little time in the ladies’ locker room using the old fashioned wooden lockers as the backdrop while Kim channeled her inner supermodel.
Before long, it was time for the ceremony. Since the rain decided to visit, the ceremony was moved into the ballroom where the guests quickly filled all of the seats. Presided over by a favorite uncle who was ordained for the day, and accompanied by a violinist, the ceremony was very personal and a whole lot of fun. After the newly married couple walked down the aisle together, we escaped for a few minutes to take some romantic photos outside as the mist rolled in over the hills. Then we headed back to the locker room!
The fun continued as the reception began, with DJ Andre Roberts keeping the dance floor full and Kim and Jesse’s friends and family celebrating to the fullest!
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Ceremony/Reception: Highfields Country Club
Hair: The Strand Salon
Entertainment: DJ Andre Roberts
03 Sep 2009 04:28 pm
Keren & Scott’s Wedding at Elm Bank Reservation in Wellesly, MA
Keren and Scott had a surprise guest named Danny at their beautiful garden wedding on Saturday at the Elm Bank Reservation in Wellesley MA. Tropical Storm Danny to be exact. Yet despite that, and numerous other setbacks that occurred throughout the day Keren walked through her wedding day with a grace and joy that I have rarely seen…and pulled off a beautiful event!
With the tropical storm looming, Keren, Scott, and I met at Elm Bank Reservation on sunny Friday morning to take some portraits together in the garden. The next afternoon I met Keren at her parent’s house in Newton, where everyone was getting dressed and ready. The house was bursting at the seams with Keren, her bridesmaids, and her family, including quite a few who were visiting from Israel. Soon everyone was ready, and we all loaded up and headed over to Elm Bank Reservation.
With such a big family, there were a lot of family photos to take. Since it was still raining outside, we took advantage of the large doorways in the Carriage House to give an outdoor background to our photos. As soon the photos were done, it was time to sign the Ketubah, with the family and guests gathering around Keren and Scott. Then we all filed into the tent where their beautiful Chuppah was set upand the guests were waiting. It was a very personal ceremony with emotions running freely as the Rabbi read their words to one another, and Keren’s father, ordained for the day, performed the civil vows. Scott broke the glass and they walked down the aisle as man and wife while their guests filled the tent with bubbles.
Since we’d taken all of the family photos before the ceremony, Keren and Scott enjoyed the cocktail hour with their guests. Then they disappeared for a little while. When they reappeared, announced in by the band, Keren was resplendent in her 2nd wedding gown of the night! But that wasn’t the only surprise. After beginning their first dance with a slow number, the music stopped and they broke into a crowd pleasing choreographed upbeat dance. And that was just the beginning of the party! The night fairly hummed with activity as they danced the Hora, were toasted by many of their family and friends, enjoyed a video put together by their family in Israel (and several powerpoint presentations by close friends), all while dancing to the band in between. Towards the end of the night, the rain stopped, and we headed outside for a few night-time romantic photos. The tropical storm couldn’t stop the fun at this wedding!
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