29 Oct 2009 06:07 pm
Danielle & Brian’s Wedding at the New Apostolic Church in Nashua, NH
It’s always a privilege when a couple selects me to photograph their wedding, but it’s doubly so when one of the folks getting married is also a professional wedding photographer! In this case, the groom, Brian, is the co-owner of Reflections Photography in New York. And what a perfect day for a wedding! It was sunny and clear without a cloud in the sky when I arrived at Danielle’s childhood home in Nashua NH. After getting dressed, Danielle grabbed a quick bite to eat, then we headed out into the backyard for a few portraits. Soon the bridesmaids arrived, followed by the limousine, and it was time to head to the church.
The New Apostolic Church in Nashua NH was standing room only when we arrived, as all of Danielle and Brian’s friends and family gathered to share in their marriage service. And what an emotional service it was, with tears flowing freely. At the end of the service we actually escaped into a little side room to sign the marriage certificate, then Danielle and Brian headed down the aisle as man and wife to greet all of their guests.
With all of the guests properly greeted, we all headed downtown for a few fun portraits. The bridal party joined us for the first few, posing in front of an old warehouse, before capturing a few photos of the girls in front of the Sausage King. Then the bridal party headed to the reception while Brian, Danielle, and I walked around downtown finding lots of cool little nooks and crannies for their romantic portrait session.
Before long, it was time to head to the Skymeadow Country Club in Nashua NH, where all of Danielle’s friends and family were waiting for their entrance. That’s when the celebration really began with the dance floor staying alive the entire evening! But that’s enough talking - you want to see pictures. Please forgive my excess this wedding - it’s the last wedding of the season, so I got a little carried away!
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22 Oct 2009 04:34 pm
Candace and Greg’s Wedding at St Ann’s Parish in Gloucester MA
Gloucester is a sleepy little seaside town… At least is was before Candace and Greg brought the party into town!
We began the day at the Peabody Marriott where Candace and her girlfriends were rocking the suite and preparing for the big day. After a few shots of the dress, shoes, and other details, Candace slipped into the other room to put it all on. Then we headed downstairs to the awesome little courtyard the the Marriott had set up next to the bar. It set the perfect backdrop for Candace and her bridesmaids to let loose their inner supermodels!
After a quck stop at the bar for a couple more photos, we all headed over to Stage Fort Park, where the frigid ocean breeze didn’t stop Candace and Greg from enjoyimg a moment alone as they saw each other for the first time. We even got the bridal party in on the fun, and they were all great actresses as not a one of them looked cold in the photos. Candace and Greg weren’t done, however, and we spent a few more minutes walking around the park, even wandering into a neighbor’s yard, where a display of birdhouses provided in interesting backdrop for the photos.
Boy were the cars warm as we headed back to Gloucester. One quick detour put us in front of the famous Gloucester fisherman’s memorial statue for a couple of photos, then back on the bus and to St Ann’s Parish in Gloucester. The low lighting in St Ann’s created a romantic atmosphere as Candace and Greg said “I do”, and exited to the waiting Rolls to take them to the reception at the Cruiseport.
We arrived at the Criuseport in plenty of time to capture all of the family photos, before Candace and Greg joined their guests in the cocktail hour. Then it was toasts, food, drink and fun, pausing only for a few moments when we took a quick break outside for a few photos at the Gorden’s fish factory across the street.
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And a special thanks to Johnny Arguedas for helping me out with Candace and Greg’s wedding!
20 Oct 2009 03:45 pm
Dana & Steve’s Wedding Reception at The Barn at Gibbet Hill in Groton, MA
Dana and Steve’s reception gives me the perfect opportunity to showcase some of the typical candid moments that I capture throughout a reception. By the time their Friday evening event started, they had already been married for four weeks - enjoying an intimate ceremony on a beach in Maui! Since the ceremony was just for the two of them, they decided to have their celebration at The Barn at Gibbet Hill in Groton MA with all of their friends and family, and asked me along to capture the fun.
We started out a few minutes before the cocktail hour taking some family portraits. Soon the party started with all the guests arriving to offer their congratulations. As the night progressed, Dana and Steve greeted their guests setting the stage for the delicious dinner. After a couple of toasts, the cut the cake, and proceeded on the dance floor for their first dance. Halfway through their family joined in and the festivities really began, with friends and family dancing into the evening.
14 Oct 2009 09:08 am
Beth and Greg’s Wedding at the Milton Hoosic Club
Sunday dawned crisp and sunny, with the golden sunlight displaying the color of the changing autumn leaves to their fullest…just the kind of day that every bride dreams about for their wedding!
Beth and Greg’s beautiful wedding day began at the Sheraton Braintree, where Beth and her bridesmaids and her Moms were having their hair and makeup perfected (and trying to grab a quick bite of lunch) in a corner suite of the castle styled hotel. In between the laughter and dancing and eating, they all managed to get into their beautiful dresses, shoes and jewelry, and we all headed off to Houghton’s Pond in Milton MA.
When we arrived at Houghton’s Pond, Greg and his groomsman were already waiting, eagerly anticipating the first moment when he would see his bride-to-be in all of her wedding finery. As he waited at the bottom of a set of steps with his back to her, Beth made her way to him, calling his name as she approached. With their family and wedding party watching from a distance, they shared an emotional moment together. Then we took photos of everyone, wandering around the park and taking advantage of the awesome locations it offered.
Soon it was time to head over to the Milton Hoosic Club for the reception. The Hoosic Club is a turn of the century property, with a lovely “back yard” area that was set up for the wedding. Making the back yard area even more lovely, was the amazing decorations all made by Beth’s mom. Everywhere you looked were elegant personal touches from the floral arrangements atop the archways at the front and rear of the aisle to the aisle lined with floral wrapped candelabras inter-spaced with birdhouses. And her craftiness extended to the centerpieces, and the sign out front, and the bridal bouquet - which was the most beautiful I have ever seen in the time I’ve been photographing weddings. Down this beautiful aisle, Beth’s dad escorted her to Greg, and they became husband and wife.
Then it was time for the party to start. Since Beth and Greg had done their photos beforehand, they joined their guests for the cocktail hour, then headed inside for the fantastic meal, and the super dance party hosted by DJ Shine.
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09 Oct 2009 01:38 am
Linda and Ryan’s Wedding at St Catherine of Sweden Church in Worcester, MA
The second part of my double header weekend, found me in my neighboring town of Worcester, MA, on a rainy Saturday afternoon for Linda and Ryan’s wedding.
I met Linda and her girls at a friends house, where the finishing touches were being put on her hair and makeup. We weren’t there long, before we headed to her parent’s house to finish the preparations. With the rain outside, we had to get a little creative with the bridal portraits inside, and Linda was adventurous enough to climb up and perch precariously on a headboard next to a cool old crucifix.
With the adventures in indoor portraits done, we were ready to head out to St Catherine of Sweden Church. In an emotional ceremony full of happy tears, Linda and Ryan made their lifelong commitment…and the rain stopped! No umbrellas were needed as they walked out of the church and had a toast in front of the Limousine.
Once they were toasted and safely in the limo, we all headed over to The Chocksett Inn for the reception. Once at the Chocksett, Linda and Ryan braved the puddles and wet grass to capture a few outdoor photos before we headed inside. After a few family photos in front of the fireplace, the band began to play and the party really started!
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Ceremony: St Catherine of Sweden
Reception: Chocksett Inn
Cake: Crown Bakery
Video: Royal Video
Entertainment: Pandemonium (and they freaking rocked!)
07 Oct 2009 08:40 am
Mia and Jasen’s wedding at St Patricks Church in Wareham, MA
The first half of my double header wedding weekend found me in Wareham, MA for Mia and Jasen’s wedding. Though they now reside in New Jersey, Mia grew up in Wareham, and they traveled back to her hometown for their wedding.
I met Mia at her family home in West Wareham, where her Mom was working on her hair. Soon her sisters arrived, and Mia herself became the hairdresser, helping her sisters with their hair. Before long everyone was styled and dressed and ready for photos. We began with Mia in front of a really cool wall made from wooden tiles that her parents built when they first moved in. Then it was out to the back yard for a few family photos before heading off to St Patrick’s Church in Wareham.
Mia and Jasen were all smiles as Mia was escorted by both her parents down the aisle. The ceremony was beautiful, and with a jump over a broom, the newly married couple walked down the aisle, out the doors, and down the street for a walk around downtown Wareham. Our first stop was the old library, which offered a really cool backdrop for photos. Then we headed down to an old train station where a mural caught our eye as a great spot for a wedding party shot.
After that, there was nothing left to do but head to the Hawthorne Country Club in North Dartmouth, where an evening of dancing and food and fun awaited us!
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Ceremony: St Patrick’s
Reception: Hawthorne Country Club
Flowers: Garden of Egan
Cake: Creative Endeavors
Entertainment: Murray Hill Talent - DJ Brian Delac
03 Oct 2009 10:44 am
Julianne, Danvers High School Senior Portrait shoot in Framingham MA
With all of the weddings that I have this time of year, it was nice to have a little change of pace to photograph Julianne’s senior portraits. Julianne is a senior at Danvers High School, but drove down to Framingham when I described what a picturesque location h downtown area was for photos (just a little tongue in cheek here!). Turned out, I was right!
We met at my office, and headed right over to the Brazilian restaurant next door. The brilliant blue walls gave us a great backdrop to begin. Then we headed over to a run down parking garage, but on our way we were distracted by an alley with a bunch of really cool red doors. After a few minutes in the alley, we finally made it to the garage, only to find that most of the graffiti was inappropriate for the yearbook! We found a couple of pieces that worked for us when, from the top of the garage, we spotted the train yard across the street. So that was our next stop. Then it was back to the office for a quick change, and off to an old stadium. Finally across the street to an abandoned building with really cool textured walls. Whew…makes you tired just reading it, right!?