Weddings


Weddings26 Oct 2016 09:06 pm

At one point during Mandy and David’s wedding celebration, the skies opened up and the rain came down in buckets…flash floods were reported all over the region…but the celebrants in the tent were warm and dry and dancing their hearts out. While a few brave guests took the dance party into the courtyard, dancing in the rain with huge smiles on their faces. Yeah, that’s the kind of fun, amazing wedding it was at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield MA.

The rain hadn’t started yet when I arrived. I captured Mandy and her bridesmaids getting ready, and even ducked into the Groom’s suite for a few photos of the guys getting ready. And only a few sprinkles were falling, when Mandy and David vowed their lifelong commitment. And it was dry as a bone, when I walked down to the river for a few portraits with the newly married couple. It wasn’t until everyone was under cover, enjoying food and drink and celebration that the heavens opened up, and by that time the only ones who got wet were the ones that wanted to. Wet or dry, however, everyone had a great time celebrating Mandy and David’s beautiful wedding!

Willowdale Estate Topsfield MA Wedding Photos

Willowdale Estate Topsfield MA Wedding Photos

Willowdale Estate Topsfield MA Wedding Photos

Willowdale Estate Topsfield MA Wedding Photos

Willowdale Estate Topsfield MA Wedding Photos

Willowdale Estate Topsfield MA Wedding Photos

Willowdale Estate Topsfield MA Wedding Photos

Willowdale Estate Topsfield MA Wedding Photos

Willowdale Estate Topsfield MA Wedding Photos

Willowdale Estate Topsfield MA Wedding Photos

Willowdale Estate Topsfield MA Wedding Photos

Willowdale Estate Topsfield MA Wedding Photos

Willowdale Estate Topsfield MA Wedding Photos

Willowdale Estate Topsfield MA Wedding Photos

Willowdale Estate Topsfield MA Wedding Photos

Willowdale Estate Topsfield MA Wedding Photos

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Weddings15 Oct 2016 08:31 am

I never saw Katherine with any other expression than a big, happy smile on her face during the entirety of her and Einar’s amazing, rainy, wedding day at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd and the Radisson Hotel in Nashua, NH.

We jumped into family photos as soon as I arrived at the Radisson.  Katherine and Einar had a more traditional sensibility, and the antique chairs in the photo room made for a perfect studio set as we captured all of their friends and family together.  We even had a chance to sneak the happy soon-to-be-wed couple out into the lobby, where the beautiful stone fireplace and arched brick hall provided the backdrop.  Then it was off to the church, which was quickly filled with friends and family ready to witness their union.  In a ceremony with some of the most amazing music I have ever heard, Katherine and Einar became husband and wife.  Katherine even participated in the music, joining her brothers and playing the violin in a lovely string piece.  They exited the church holding hands and smiling lovingly at each other, while Einar shielded his new wife from the rain with an umbrella.  Back at the Radisson, we all gathered in the hall for dinner, toasts, and a cake cutting…followed by the moment that everyone was waiting for: the first dance.  Katherine and Einar had met at a contra dance event, and their love of dancing showed in their flawless first waltz as a married couple.   Then everyone else joned it, and I swore I was watching an episode of “Dancing with the Stars”, as the talented dancers tore up the floor all night!

Radisson Nashua NH Wedding Photos

Radisson Nashua NH Wedding Photos

Radisson Nashua NH Wedding Photos

Radisson Nashua NH Wedding Photos

Radisson Nashua NH Wedding Photos

Radisson Nashua NH Wedding Photos

Radisson Nashua NH Wedding Photos

Radisson Nashua NH Wedding Photos

Radisson Nashua NH Wedding Photos

Radisson Nashua NH Wedding Photos

Radisson Nashua NH Wedding Photos

Radisson Nashua NH Wedding Photos

Radisson Nashua NH Wedding Photos

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Weddings24 Aug 2016 02:50 pm

Late August weddings can often be a little hot and uncomfortable…but not Colleen and Tyler’s!  They were blessed with a perfect day to celebrate their wedding at St Peter’s Church in Plymouth MA, and reception right across the street at the amazing, historic Plymouth Memorial Hall!

But before we could start the wedding, everyone involved had to get into their beautiful and dashing wedding outfits, so my day started with Colleen and her family at the home away from home that they had rented for the occasion.  Hair and makeup was just finishing when I arrived, so after making sure i got photos of all of the important details, the ladies (and a dad or two), jumped into their dresses and were ready for their turn in front of the camera.  Then it was off to the church, where Tyler and guests were eagerly awaiting the arrival of the bride.  They were not disappointed as she seemed to glide down the aisle to take her beloved’s hand at the front of the church and say the words that would bond them for life.  Her smile was even bigger when she walked the other way down the aisle, and was mirrored by Tyler’s own.

Hopping into the waiting limousine, we took a shord drive down toe Christopher Columbus park, where Tyler had asked her the most important question of their lives.  We walked the bridge where she said, “Yes”, and wandered the park for a bit, before hopping back into the limo to take a few more photos at the jetty.  That was all the time we had for photos…we had a party to get to!  And the Plymouth Memorial Hall was just my kind of place!  The floor of the auditorium was beautifully decorated, with strings of lights casting a romantic glow over their first dance as husband and wife.  While the guests were eating, I did a little exploring with the couple, and found a couple of really cool nooks and crannies for a couple more portraits.  Then it was time to dance, with the lights dimming and the DJ kicking the music…and the fun…into high gear!

Plymouth Memorial Hall Plymouth MA Wedding Photos

Plymouth Memorial Hall Plymouth MA Wedding Photos

Plymouth Memorial Hall Plymouth MA Wedding Photos

Plymouth Memorial Hall Plymouth MA Wedding Photos

Plymouth Memorial Hall Plymouth MA Wedding Photos

Plymouth Memorial Hall Plymouth MA Wedding Photos

Plymouth Memorial Hall Plymouth MA Wedding Photos

Plymouth Memorial Hall Plymouth MA Wedding Photos

Plymouth Memorial Hall Plymouth MA Wedding Photos

Plymouth Memorial Hall Plymouth MA Wedding Photos

Plymouth Memorial Hall Plymouth MA Wedding Photos

Plymouth Memorial Hall Plymouth MA Wedding Photos

Plymouth Memorial Hall Plymouth MA Wedding Photos

Plymouth Memorial Hall Plymouth MA Wedding Photos

Plymouth Memorial Hall Plymouth MA Wedding Photos

Plymouth Memorial Hall Plymouth MA Wedding Photos

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Weddings27 Jun 2016 11:53 am

The last time I got to hang out with Sarah and Sebastian was at their engagement photo shoot, where we walked around Castle Island in Boston.  They were so excited to tell me all about their upcoming wedding in the French countryside.  And Napolean, their adorable dog, was excited for the exercise!  Fast forward a year later, and they are back from France, and were excited all over again to celebrate their wedding with all of their stateside family at The Porter Memorial Hall in Farmington, CT.

I met Sarah at her family home in Farmington, where her and her bridesmaids were handling the day with all of the calm of people who have already gone through this once before.  They were even on hand to help Sarah’s brother push start the old BMW that was to be Sarah’s chariot to her reception.  With a lot of laughter and fun, and quite a few pets for Napolean, Sarah, her family, and her bridesmaids all donned the dresses that they had worn a few weeks before across the ocean.  The we loaded up the caravan, and headed just a couple of miles down the road to meet Sebastian and a few more family members for photos at the Porter Memorial Hall.  With those knocked off the list, I took a lap of the awesome old church next to the hall with the newlyweds for a short portrait session as the guests arrived and listened to the fantastic jazz band that had set up.  The party was just beginning as I returned Sarah and Sebastian to their guests, and was in full swing by the time I bid them good night, with smiles, laughter, great food, and a beautiful cake, made by the bride’s own father!

Porter Memorial Farmington, CT Wedding Photos Wedding Photos

Porter Memorial Farmington, CT Wedding Photos Wedding Photos

Porter Memorial Farmington, CT Wedding Photos Wedding Photos

Porter Memorial Farmington, CT Wedding Photos Wedding Photos

Porter Memorial Farmington, CT Wedding Photos Wedding Photos

Porter Memorial Farmington, CT Wedding Photos Wedding Photos

Porter Memorial Farmington, CT Wedding Photos Wedding Photos

Porter Memorial Farmington, CT Wedding Photos Wedding Photos

Porter Memorial Farmington, CT Wedding Photos Wedding Photos

Porter Memorial Farmington, CT Wedding Photos Wedding Photos

Porter Memorial Farmington, CT Wedding Photos Wedding Photos

Porter Memorial Farmington, CT Wedding Photos Wedding Photos

Porter Memorial Farmington, CT Wedding Photos Wedding Photos

Porter Memorial Farmington, CT Wedding Photos Wedding Photos

Porter Memorial Farmington, CT Wedding Photos Wedding Photos

Porter Memorial Farmington, CT Wedding Photos Wedding Photos

Porter Memorial Farmington, CT Wedding Photos Wedding Photos

Porter Memorial Farmington, CT Wedding Photos Wedding Photos

Porter Memorial Farmington, CT Wedding Photos Wedding Photos

Porter Memorial Farmington, CT Wedding Photos Wedding Photos

Weddings27 May 2016 09:31 am

When I first moved to Massachusetts many years ago, there was a radio jingle expressing the sentiment that, “There’s a lot to like about Lowell”.  After spending the day there at Christine and Nick’s beautiful wedding at the University of Massachusetts Lowell Inn and Conference center, I have to agree!

I arrived at the ICC bridal suite just as Christine took a seat in the makeup chair for her pre wedding beautification ceremony.  Since she is a natural beauty, it didn’t take long until she was finished with that part, and free to laugh and joke with her family and bridesmaids.  We were having so much fun that the time flew by, and before we knew it she was stepping in to her dress, and all ready for a few bridal portraits.  Photos completed, we were off to get her married!

My next stop was Saint Kathryn’s Church in Hudson NH where Nick and his groomsmen were kitting up with boutineers and greeting the guests as they arrived.  Once everyone was seated, it was time for Christine to make her grand debut, escorted from the limo by her father, and directly down the aisle to Nick.  They hung out at the front of the church for a bit, and when they next walked down that aisle, they were forever joined as husband and wife.  While the guests filtered out, we stuck around for a bit taking photos of the happily married couple in the church garden (and the neighbor’s yard…shhhh), before joining the family at the altar for group photos.

Then we all piled into our cars (and limos) and headed back to the ICC, where the party was just awaiting the guests of honor!

U Mass Lowell Inn Conference Center MA Wedding Photos

U Mass Lowell Inn Conference Center MA Wedding Photos

U Mass Lowell Inn Conference Center MA Wedding Photos

U Mass Lowell Inn Conference Center MA Wedding Photos

U Mass Lowell Inn Conference Center MA Wedding Photos

U Mass Lowell Inn Conference Center MA Wedding Photos

U Mass Lowell Inn Conference Center MA Wedding Photos

U Mass Lowell Inn Conference Center MA Wedding Photos

U Mass Lowell Inn Conference Center MA Wedding Photos

U Mass Lowell Inn Conference Center MA Wedding Photos

U Mass Lowell Inn Conference Center MA Wedding Photos

U Mass Lowell Inn Conference Center MA Wedding Photos

U Mass Lowell Inn Conference Center MA Wedding Photos

U Mass Lowell Inn Conference Center MA Wedding Photos

U Mass Lowell Inn Conference Center MA Wedding Photos

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Weddings20 Feb 2016 08:47 am

Valentines weekend and love is in the chilly air…and what better way to celebrate it than with a wedding!  Diana and Louis thought so, and I was honored to spend the day with them at their wedding at the Barn at Gibbet Hill in Groton MA!

I met Diana and her bridesmaids at the Hampton Inn in Westford, MA where they were relaxing in their matching robes and taking turns in the hair and makeup chairs.  Before we knew it, it was time to head over to Gibbet Hill, so we headed downstairs, where the limo was waiting.  When we arrived at the barn, it was on, and the ladies wasted no time getting into their dresses.  Diana braved the frigid day to take a few snowy portraits before heading back inside to the warm bridal suite to await the big event.  It didn’t take long, as the guests were already gathered in front of the hand made archway.  As Lou smiled from the front of the aisle, Diana and her dad marched down the candle lit walkway, and the wedding was underway.

It was a beautiful ceremony, with the people that meant the most to the happy couple taking turns sharing readings and blessings.  Diana and Lou exchanged rings, vows, and a kiss, walking back up the aisle as husband and wife.  We headed right outside to take advantage of the last sliver of light, before hurrying back in to get out of the sub zero temperatures.  After a few more family photos, the couple was ready to pary with their friends.  And that’s exactly what they did, dancing the evening away as the band lit up the dance floor.

Barn at Gittel Hill Groton MA Wedding Photos

Barn at Gittel Hill Groton MA Wedding Photos

Barn at Gittel Hill Groton MA Wedding Photos

Barn at Gittel Hill Groton MA Wedding Photos

Barn at Gittel Hill Groton MA Wedding Photos

Barn at Gittel Hill Groton MA Wedding Photos

Barn at Gittel Hill Groton MA Wedding Photos

Barn at Gittel Hill Groton MA Wedding Photos

Barn at Gittel Hill Groton MA Wedding Photos

Barn at Gittel Hill Groton MA Wedding Photos

Barn at Gittel Hill Groton MA Wedding Photos

Barn at Gittel Hill Groton MA Wedding Photos

Barn at Gittel Hill Groton MA Wedding Photos

Barn at Gittel Hill Groton MA Wedding Photos

Barn at Gittel Hill Groton MA Wedding Photos

Barn at Gittel Hill Groton MA Wedding Photos

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Weddings06 Jan 2016 02:20 pm

There are fun New Year’s parties, and then there are New Year’s parties that are so legendary, that they can only be described as an extravaganza.  This New Years eve, I was invited to the latter, when I photographed Bob and Dan’s amazing New Years wedding at the Endicott Estate in Dedham, MA.

Bob and Dan chose the Endicott Estate because it was an amazing venue for the type of party they had planned, and as a bonus it is only a five minute walk from their beautiful Dedham home.  And that is where I met the two grooms, as they prepared for the big event in the comfort of their own bedroom.  They had everything laid out, so it only took about 15 minutes for them to be dressed in their dashing tuxedos, and we headed off together for the short walk to the estate.  Once their we dodged the hustle and bustle of the party preparation, and explored the antique mansion…taking full advantage of its charm, and having a lot of fun with their wedding day portraits.

They escaped upstairs as the guests started to arrive, and in no time at all, they were back downstairs…walking down the aisle to stand in front of the hand-carved fireplace while their closest friends and family took turns sharing stories about what made the happy couple so special.  A ring on each of their fingers, and a kiss later, and the party was ready to begin.  From start to finish they wanted this to be the greatest new years eve party ever…and they succeeded…eating and drinking and dancing their way ito 2016 and their new life together!

Endicott Estate Dedham MA Wedding Photos

Endicott Estate Dedham MA Wedding Photos

Endicott Estate Dedham MA Wedding Photos

Endicott Estate Dedham MA Wedding Photos

Endicott Estate Dedham MA Wedding Photos

Endicott Estate Dedham MA Wedding Photos

Endicott Estate Dedham MA Wedding Photos

Endicott Estate Dedham MA Wedding Photos

Endicott Estate Dedham MA Wedding Photos

Endicott Estate Dedham MA Wedding Photos

Endicott Estate Dedham MA Wedding Photos

Endicott Estate Dedham MA Wedding Photos

Endicott Estate Dedham MA Wedding Photos

Endicott Estate Dedham MA Wedding Photos

Endicott Estate Dedham MA Wedding Photos

Endicott Estate Dedham MA Wedding Photos

Endicott Estate Dedham MA Wedding Photos

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Weddings22 Oct 2015 01:07 pm

Is there a more beautiful place to witness the glory of autumn in New England than the Berkshires?  Jessica and Ryan don’t think so…and after spending the day with them at their gorgeous wedding at Gedney Farm in New Marlborough, MA, I think they might be right!

Gedney Farm has a great guest quarters, and the family and friends were taking advantage of them, so it was easy for me to bop around from room to room and capture all of the action.  From Ryan’s Mom helping him with his bow tie to Jessica’s suite, where her makeup was happening, to her soon to be mother-in-laws suite where she put on her dress, to the most formally dressed cornhole game I have ever witnessed; I was there to record all the fun.  Time was already flying when we all climbed the hill to the field where Jessica and Ryan made it official, and it didn’t stop for the ceremony.  Quick as a flash, the deed was done, and the three of us were on a golf cart touring the farm picking out the very best photo spots; the happy newlyweds valiantly fighting off the chill, and smiling warmly through it all.  Our tour ended at the barn, and without a pause, the happy couple headed into the party, where time continued to fly as the dance floor stayed hopping all night!

Gedney Farm New Marlborough MA Wedding Photos

Gedney Farm New Marlborough MA Wedding Photos

Gedney Farm New Marlborough MA Wedding Photos

Gedney Farm New Marlborough MA Wedding Photos

Gedney Farm New Marlborough MA Wedding Photos

Gedney Farm New Marlborough MA Wedding Photos

Gedney Farm New Marlborough MA Wedding Photos

Gedney Farm New Marlborough MA Wedding Photos

Gedney Farm New Marlborough MA Wedding Photos

Gedney Farm New Marlborough MA Wedding Photos

Gedney Farm New Marlborough MA Wedding Photos

Gedney Farm New Marlborough MA Wedding Photos

Gedney Farm New Marlborough MA Wedding Photos

Gedney Farm New Marlborough MA Wedding Photos

Gedney Farm New Marlborough MA Wedding Photos

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Weddings02 Oct 2015 05:52 pm

Fall wedding season is in full swing, bringing along with it cool evening, colorful foliage, and couples whose love warms the night. And all of this was true at Denise and Jeff’s wedding at St. Mary of the Hills and reception at Wachusett Country Club in Boylston, MA.

We started at Denise’s family home in Worcester, MA, where she was already seated in the makeup chair when I arrived. With so much natural beauty, it didn’t take long for her to finish up, and lickety split she was in her dress, and out into the beautifully landscaped yard, where the lovely garden provided a perfect backdrop for some bridal portraits.  The limo pulled up as we were finishing, and everyone piled in and headed out to St Mary of the Hills in Boylston.  The guests were already seated when Denise’s dad helped her out of the elegant car, and Jeff was waiting on the altar, smiling as Denise made her way to him.  A beautiful Mass joined them in marriage, and, still smiling, they made their way back into the limo.  Golden sunlight was descending on Wachusett Country Club as the limo pulled in, and I immediately took off with the new Mr and Mrs to take advantage of the light and the scenery.  By the time we made it inside, everyone was primed for the party.  And they weren’t disappointed!

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

Wachusett Country Club Boylston MA Wedding Photos

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Weddings24 Sep 2015 10:50 pm

As summer draws to a close we have those precious few weeks where warm days turn into slightly cool, comfortable nights.  The kind of day where you can look amazing in a wedding dress…and the kind of night where you can dance with abandon and not break a sweat.  Such was the day that graced us this weekend when Kelly and Matt tied the knot at The Estate at Moraine Farm in Beverly, MA.

I met Kelly and her bridesmaids in their suite at the Salem Waterfront Hotel, where they were finishing their hair and makeup in their wedding day robes.  Before long it was time for them to catch a limo to Moraine farms, where they completed their dressing in the beautiful, historic bridal suite at The Estate at Moraine Farm.  Kelly was radiant in her simple but elegant dress as we explored the old stone house, and the beautiful property surrounding it.  Once we got her hidden safely away, I had a chance to hang out with Matt and his groomsmen as they got ready in a separate room.  As the sun began to set, Kelly and Matt came together under a beautiful flowery bower and pledged their lifelong love to one another in front of a crowd of their closest family and friends.  With a kiss that transferred a little too much lipstick onto tough Marine Matt, they sealed the deal and walked hand in hand into the beautiful gardens of the estate.  We spent a bit of time exploring the gardens before joining the crowd in the tent, where the band was waiting to help everyone dance and celebrate the happy couple.  As the day faded into night, the dance floor was always occupied…first with the couple’s closest friends, toasting their love…then with the rest of the party…dancing the night away!

Estate at Moraine Farm Beverly MA Wedding Photos

Estate at Moraine Farm Beverly MA Wedding Photos

Estate at Moraine Farm Beverly MA Wedding Photos

Estate at Moraine Farm Beverly MA Wedding Photos

Estate at Moraine Farm Beverly MA Wedding Photos

Estate at Moraine Farm Beverly MA Wedding Photos

Estate at Moraine Farm Beverly MA Wedding Photos

Estate at Moraine Farm Beverly MA Wedding Photos

Estate at Moraine Farm Beverly MA Wedding Photos

Estate at Moraine Farm Beverly MA Wedding Photos

Estate at Moraine Farm Beverly MA Wedding Photos

Estate at Moraine Farm Beverly MA Wedding Photos

Estate at Moraine Farm Beverly MA Wedding Photos

Estate at Moraine Farm Beverly MA Wedding Photos

Estate at Moraine Farm Beverly MA Wedding Photos

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