October 2010


Weddings30 Oct 2010 10:04 am

No it’s not some awesome new girl band!  Instead it was an awesome idea by two sisters who were married weeks apart this summer (I met them both when I photographed Christine and Patrick’s wedding), to get dressed up again for a fun portrait session together.  And I was lucky enough to be the photographer they chose to do it.  My unique challenge was to make two girls together in wedding dresses in Boston, look like sisters, instead of a happy married couple!

We met at Christine’s apartment in Charlestown, MA, where Christine and Melissa’s parents, and Christine’s husband, Patrick, were on hand to help out with the shoot.   After having a bit of fun posing in the bedroom, and in the kitchen with aprons and baked goods, we headed down to the Charlestown Navy Yard.  There Christine and Melissa unleashed their inner supermodels braving the chilly fall temperatures to pose on old canons, swordfight with brooms, and run together down the boardwalk.  It was a blast!

Charlestown MA Wedding Photos Trash the Dress

Charlestown MA Wedding Photos Trash the Dress

Charlestown MA Wedding Photos Trash the Dress

Charlestown MA Wedding Photos Trash the Dress

Charlestown MA Wedding Photos Trash the Dress

Charlestown MA Wedding Photos Trash the Dress

Charlestown MA Wedding Photos Trash the Dress

Charlestown MA Wedding Photos Trash the Dress

 Charlestown MA Wedding Photos Trash the Dress

Charlestown MA Wedding Photos Trash the Dress

 

Weddings27 Oct 2010 10:27 pm

When Mink and Andy brought “pirate” outfits to their engagement session a couple of months ago, I though to myself, “What could be cooler than that”.  On Saturday, I found out as Mink and Andy put on one of the coolest and most unique weddings I’ve ever been a part of!

My day began at Stonehurst Mansion in Waltham MA.  I met Mink, Andy, and all of their bridesmaids, bridesmen, groomsmaids and groomsmen as well as their families as they arrived to get dressed for the event.  We quickly made our way upstairs, where I got to spend equal time in Mink and Andy’s neighboring dressing rooms.  In Mink’s room, the dress was a beautiful antique gown (first worn by Andy’s grandmother in the 1940’s) with blue socks and boots.  In Andy’s room the attire was even more antique, with the guys donning traditional Norwegian suits, complete with lots of big buttons, knee breeches, hunting knives, buckle shoes, and a wide brimmed hat for Andy.  Needless to say, there were a lot of buttons to button in both rooms!  With everyone dressed, Mink and Andy took a private moment to see each other for the first time in their wedding attire, then we headed out for a few photos before the ceremony, taking a few moments to recreate a pose that Andy’s grandparents took on their wedding day.

By this time the guests were beginning to arrive for the ceremony, and the wedding party lined up for the processional behind Andy’s dad who led them down the aisle playing a tune on an accordion.  And that was just the beginning of a ceremony that blended the traditions of many cultures into a celebration of Mink and Andy’s love.  From Mink’s “bouquet” (a flickering lantern) to the custom forged wedding rings that they passed around the crowd, their individuality shone through the entire event.  When the officiant proclaimed them married, they jumped a broom, then danced their way back up the aisle…and straight upstairs, where a 2nd dress was waiting for Mink along with a tray of appetizers made from venison and buffalo.

It was in the green dress that she came down the grand staircase hand in hand with Andy and began their first dance as a married couple.  Their waltz ended with a roar of applause from the gathered crowd, and Andy’s Dad took the mic, leading the crowd in the basic dance moves for traditional Norwegian dances.  After the first dance , he took up the accordion the let the crowd keep up the revelry.  By the time the 2nd dance was over, the crowd had danced up quite an appetite, and everyone headed into the dining hall for dinner.  From there it was a whirlwind of fun from the mead toasts with the bride and groom drinking out of horns, to the end of the evening, where the couple took turns reading the crowd the classic children’s story “Goodnight Moon”!

Stonehurst Robert Treat Paine House Waltham, MA Wedding Photos

Stonehurst Waltham MA Wedding Photos

Stonehurst Waltham MA Wedding Photos

 Stonehurst Waltham MA Wedding Photos

Stonehurst Waltham MA Wedding Photos

Stonehurst Waltham MA Wedding Photos

Stonehurst Waltham MA Wedding Photos

Stonehurst Waltham MA Wedding Photos

Stonehurst Waltham MA Wedding Photos

Stonehurst Waltham MA Wedding Photos

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Weddings22 Oct 2010 01:55 pm

Saturday, I had the chance to travel to the great state of Rhode Island for the wedding of Sarah and Jeff.  My day began at Sarah’s family home in Pawtucket, where the Patriot Ale was nowhere in sight, but the champagne more than made up for it!  In fact a tiny unidentified object in one of the champagne glasses was a great source of mirth, as the girls toasted the success of the day.  And the success came quickly, with everyone being dressed and ready for a few photos around the house in record time!

The sun shone brightly over St. Peter’s Church in Warwick, RI, as the Sarah & Jeff’s friends and family gathered to share in the celebration.  As the priest performed the wedding mass, the happy couple were married.  They walked down the aisle as husband and wife and right out the doors of the church, pausing for a kiss on the steps before entering the limo.  With an early mass, we had plenty of time for photos before the reception, so we headed to downtown Providence for an urban portrait session with Sarah, Jeff, and their wedding party.  It was a bit blustery in the downtown alleyways, but the party marched on like troopers, and the city provided an awesome backdrop for the photo session.

The wind in Providence had nothing, however, on the wind that was whipping off the water at the Warwick Country Club in Warwick, RI, but Sarah and Jeff weren’t done showing their New England heartiness as we headed down to the water for a few more photos.  Then it was inside, where a great dinner and a dance party warmed everyone right up!

Pawtucket RI Wedding Photos

Pawtucket RI Wedding Photos

Providence RI Downtown Wedding Photos

Providence RI Downtown Wedding Photos

Providence RI Downtown Wedding Photos

Providence RI Downtown Wedding Photos

Providence RI Downtown Wedding Photos

Providence RI Downtown Wedding Photos

Providence RI Downtown Wedding Photos

Warwick Country Club Warwick, RI Wedding Photos

Warwick Country Club Warwick, RI Wedding Photos

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The Details:
Ceremony: St Peter’s Church in Warwick, RI
Reception: Warwick Country Club
Make-Up: 2 Kiss and Make Up
Entertainment: DJ Anthony Crocenzi

 

Weddings16 Oct 2010 09:15 am

The second part of my double header Columbus Day wedding weekend, found me photographing an intimate backyard wedding…in the biggest and most opulent back yard I have ever seen!  Located on a hill with sweeping ocean views, the Crane Estate on Castle Hill in Ipswich, MA is one of the most amazing properties I have ever seen.  Add to that the perfect, sunny, early fall day, and we had all the makings of one of those weddings that you see in movies starring Resse Witherspoon :).

I met Amy and Joe (separately) at the little corner of the property known as the “casino” where their wedding was being set up.  Joe arrived first with his best man (his teenage son) in tow, and made his way to the cool old stone building on one side of the yard where the wedding was to take place.  After a few photos of Joe checking out the reception room and practicing his vows, I headed over to an identical cool old stone building on the other side of the yard, where Amy was arriving to get dressed for the day with her maid of honor (and soon to be stepdaughter).  The ladies wasted no time changing into their wedding finery, and we were ready for a few bridal portraits before the main event.

It didn’t take long for all of their friends and family to arrive all ready for a wedding!  And they weren’t to be disappointed!  Under a deep blue sky, and surrounded by Roman architecture, Amy and Joe’s simple and elegant ceremony spoke volumes about the deep love they have for one another.  Their big smiles competed with the bright sun as they headed down the aisle as Mr. and Mrs.  And from there, we kept walking, traversing the big hill up to the Mansion, where we used the Griffins guarding the house as horses, and the beautiful architecture of the house, and the house’s amazing ocean view as the backdrops for our portrait session.  Then it was back down the hill for a luncheon, where amazing food, and warm company awaited the newly formed family.

Castle Hill Crane Estate Casino Wedding Photos in Ipswich, MA

Castle Hill Crane Estate Casino Wedding Photos in Ipswich, MA

Castle Hill Crane Estate Casino Wedding Photos in Ipswich, MA

Castle Hill Crane Estate Casino Wedding Photos in Ipswich, MA

 Castle Hill Crane Estate Casino Wedding Photos in Ipswich, MA

Castle Hill Crane Estate Casino Wedding Photos in Ipswich, MA

Castle Hill Crane Estate Casino Wedding Photos in Ipswich, MA

Castle Hill Crane Estate Casino Wedding Photos in Ipswich, MA

 Castle Hill Crane Estate Casino Wedding Photos in Ipswich, MA

Castle Hill Crane Estate Casino Wedding Photos in Ipswich, MA

 

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Weddings14 Oct 2010 02:23 am

Columbus day weekend is always a great weekend for weddings, and this year was no exception!  On Saturday, I got to participate in the wedding of Christine and Peter in Boston.

The day began at Christine’s parents’ historic home in Somerville.  Built in the mid 19th century, the house was full of antique craftsmanship and awesome light.  Come to find out, it has been home to three generations of Christine’s family.  The action quickly moved from the kitchen to the master bedroom, as Christine and her bridesmaids headed upstairs to get dressed.  That accomplished, we took a few photos throughout the house, before heading outside to take some family portraits.  Then it was time for me to head up to St Catherine’s in Somerville, just a short walk away from the house.  It was there that I found Peter waiting to marry his dream girl!

It wasn’t long before the happy deed was done before God and all the assembled witnesses.  After a few family photos at the front of the church, we headed over to the ultra cool Royal Sonesta hotel in Cambridge.  As the cocktail hour provided refreshments for their friends and family, I snuck off with Christine and Peter for a photo shoot around the hotel, using the cool art pieces that adorned the lobby as our backdrops before heading outside for some night photos.  Then it was back inside for the the reception.  The awesome lighting in the ballroom, and the great tunes by the band, Boston Common, provided the perfect backdrop for an evening of great food, much laughter, and dancing!

Somerville MA Wedding Photos

Somerville MA Wedding Photos

Somerville MA Wedding Photos

St Catherine's Somerville MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Cambridge MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Cambridge MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Cambridge MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Cambridge MA Wedding Photos

 Royal Sonesta Cambridge MA Wedding Photos

This shot may not be the most artistic that I’ve posted on my blog, but it’s one of my favorites, as it features three ladies whose weddings I’ve had the privilege of photographing!

 Royal Sonesta Cambridge MA Wedding Photos

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The Details:
Ceremony: St Catherines of Genoa
Reception: Royal Sonesta Hotel
Flowers: Nellies Wildflowers
Cake: Icing on the Cake
Entertainment: Boston Common (band)

Weddings08 Oct 2010 05:39 pm

Saturday was a perfect day for a wedding at a castle!  Blue skies and a temperate early October day greeted me as I drove up to the beautiful old manor house at Turner Hill Golf Club in Ipswich MA, to meet Ruth and her bridesmaids.  And as lovely as the mansion was from the outside, it didn’t hold a candle to the inside, with its beautiful marble and hardwood appointments.  The bridal suite was no exception…brightly lit and featuring antique furnishings and old wood paneling.  It was here that our day began as Ruth and her bridesmaids arrived to get ready.  All that luxury didn’t distract the ladies from the job at hand, however, and it didn’t take long before they were dressed and ready for photos.  We began in the bridal suite itself, before adventuring upstairs to take advantage of the ornate staircase and the beautiful natural light, and discovering the linen ‘closet’ in the process.  Then it was downstairs to the library and the great hall, narrowly missing a sighting by the groom!  With the groom in the house, I snuck over to the game room, where he and the groomsmen were whiling the time away with a good natured game of Texas Hold Em.  A few hands and it was time to head outside for the main event.

Located in a garden right off the main house, the ceremony was even more beautiful than the property.  With the setting sun presiding over their nuptials, Ruth and Jason, looked lovingly into each others eyes and professed their lifelong love.  They sealed it with a kiss and headed back down the garden path as man and wife.  But we weren’t through with the garden yet, circling back for a few photos of them together with the cool old arbors and walls.  Then it was back into the big house, where their friends and family were gathered in the ballroom awaiting their entrance.  With cheers they greeted into the room and into the biggest party of their lives!

Turner Hill Ipswich MA Wedding Photos

Turner Hill Ipswich MA Wedding Photos

Turner Hill Ipswich MA Wedding Photos

Turner Hill Ipswich MA Wedding Photos

Turner Hill Ipswich MA Wedding Photos

Wedding Photos at Turner Hill in Ipswich MA

Wedding Photos at Turner Hill in Ipswich MA

Wedding Photos at Turner Hill in Ipswich MA

Turner Hill Ipswich MA Wedding Photos

Wedding Photos at Turner Hill in Ipswich MA

Turner Hill Ipswich MA Wedding Photos

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The Details:
Ceremony/Reception: The Golf Club at Turner Hill
Hair/Makeup: Make Me Fabulous
Cake: I Dream of Jeanne Cakes
Flowers: Audrey’s Flower Shop
Entertainment: George Conofey of CE DJ’s

Uncategorized06 Oct 2010 09:58 pm

I met Shaq, and he is much bigger in person than he looks on TV!  He also holds a special place in my heart, as I lived in Central Florida when Shaq started to make a name for himself with the Orlando Magic.  We were both so young back then…and at least one of us is still in shape (I’ll give you a hint, he’s the taller one).  Anyway, last week I was hired to shoot Celtics Media Day by a large cable sports network, and I jumped at the chance.  I got a few minutes to spend with each player on each of the sets the the network had set up.  It was crazy fast paced shooting, and it was a total blast!  Here are a few of my favorites for the day:

 

Boston Celtics Photos

Boston Celtics Photos

Boston Celtics Photos

Boston Celtics Photos

 Boston Celtics Photos

Boston Celtics Photos

Boston Celtics Photos

 Boston Celtics Photos

 

 

Weddings04 Oct 2010 06:06 am

Hey, this is a sticky, scroll down to see the latest photos!

Happy October, and as you walk through the doors of the Jamison Wexler store, you’ll notice that the holiday music is cheerfully streaming through the speakers, and the cashiers are all wearing silly hats with reindeer horns attached. I know, I know…I hate stores that try to push the holiday shopping season earlier and earlier too, but I LOVE happy customers. So I want to give you all the heads up on this year’s holiday deadlines.

Albums:
In order to have you album in hand by December 25, please provide your album photo selections no later than Wednesday, October 20, 2010. The final approval for your design must reach me no later than Monday, November 1, 2010.

Prints:
In order to have your prints in hand by December 25, please make all of your orders through your online gallery no later than December 1, 2010.

I don’t want to think about the holidays yet SALE!
And as a special thank you to all of you who have made this wedding season so successful, I am offering a 20% discount off of all orders on $100.00 or more now through December 1. Simply enter the code “Holiday2010” into the promotion field upon checkout and the discount will be applied.

Ho, ho, ho… –JAMIE