Weddings


Weddings09 Nov 2017 12:49 pm

A fall wedding on the Cambridge riverside with a killer view of the Boston skyline already sounds perfect.  But it doesn’t even begin to describe the amazing party that made Danielle and Michael’s wedding at the Royal Sonesta Hotel!

The party had already began in Danielle’s suite as her friends gathered around her for lunch while her bridesmaids were downstairs for a bit of pampering.  Didn’t take long for them to return, and the leisurely lunch turned in to a mad rush of activity as the ladies all got dressed for the main event.  Once arrayed in her elegant dress, Danielle and I headed down to the river, where Michael was waiting to meet his bride.  After a happy reunion, we spent a bit of time wandering around by the riber and the hotel lobby before heading upstairs for a record number of family photos (completed in record time).

With all of the preliminaries taken care of, we headed in for the ketubah signing, followed by the beautiful ceremony overlooking the lights of Boston.  Right into the cocktail hour, the band warmed up for what followed:  An EPIC night of dancing and celebration!  As the city lights sparkled in the background, Danielle and Michael, along with all of their friends and family kept the dance floor humming until after the stroke of midnight!

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

Royal Sonesta Boston MA Wedding Photos

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Weddings29 Sep 2017 11:19 am

Ever since she was a little girl, Catherine had a dream of being married in a castle.  So when she discovered Hammond Castle in Gloucester, MA, there was no place else for her wedding.  In fact, I think it’s safe to say that with their amazing venue, and even more amazing attire, Cat and Jack went medieval on their wedding day.  And I was lucky enough to be invited to capture it all!

I arrived at the castle just before the wedding party, so they weren’t there to see my jaw drop.  But soon the place was abuzz with activity, just like a castle would have been 1000 years ago, I’d imagine, when all of the castle attendants prepared for a royal dinner.  Helpers were everywhere, setting up tables and chairs in the great hall, preparing the food and drink stations, setting up the lawn for the marriage ceremony…Jack in the thick of it, making sure everything was just right for his new bride to be, while she was tucked away in the bridal suite preparing herself for her betrothed.  Once he was assured that everything was under control, Jack slipped away to dress in his kingly finery, and then they were read to do a little courting in the courtyard before the official ceremony began.

In the meantime, the guests had gathered in the lovely castle garden overlooking the ocean.  Once everyone was seated, the music changed, and The wedding pary descended the beautiful stone staircase to the lawn.  In front of a kingly view, Cat and Jack made their vows to one another, and sealed it with a sunset kiss.  Their first act as the king and queen of their newly formed family was to walk through the property gardens for a few moments alone together, before heading inside to preside over a feast worthy of King Arthur himself!

With a special shout out to Bey from Tasks@Bey for planning another amazing event!

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Hammond Castle Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

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Weddings27 Sep 2017 07:00 pm

Lighthouses, and haunted houses, and motorcycles oh my!  If your first thought is “Bad Ass”, you would be right! And I had all three of these things at Nicole and Tim’s bad ass wedding at the Union Bluff Hotel in York Beach Maine.

I started hanging out with Nicole, her family, and her bridesmaids in her suite overlooking the beach.  It was all fun and laughter, as Nicole got made up and dressed in preparation of seeing Tim for the first time.  We’d planned the first look at the famous Nubble lighthouse, so Nicole and I boarded the trolley and headed that way.  Tim was already there with his Harley.  He had a wallet chain hanging from his suit, and was wearing a set of tough motorcycle glasses.  The glasses concealed the tears that snuck out of his eyes when he saw Nicole for the first time in her wedding dress, and the smile never left his face for the rest of the day.  After a few photos at the lighthouse, and on the beloved Harley (that had once belonged to Tim’s dad), we headed back into town, where we found the gate to York’s Animal Kingdom wide open.  We couldn’t believe our luck and wasted no time finishing their portrait session on the carousel and in front of the haunted house.

It was a short walk back to the hotel and into their married life.  Nicole had chosen the Union Bluff Hotel because she could look at the ocean the entire time she walked down the aisle. And she might have noticed it out of the corner of her eye , but Tim had all of her attention as she walked down the grassy hill and into his life forever.  The celebration that followed was worthy of the lead up, with dancing and laughing, and love spread by all.  It was still in full swing when I drove away with a big smile still on my face.

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach ME Wedding Photos

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Weddings20 Sep 2017 10:12 am

A perfect storm of beauty, light and fun…plus lobster and S’mores!!!  If that sounds amazing to you, the you should be super jelly of the amazing wedding that Jackie and Erik threw last weekend at William Allen Farm in Pownal, ME.

Pownal, ME sounds like the name of the place where you would find a sleepy farm with a lovely white farmhouse, and a big red barn, and that’s EXACTLY what I found when I rolled into town.  As the crew set up the barn for one heck of a party, Jackie and her bridesmaids were already making the farm a little less sleepy with their joyous laughter in the bridal suite.  While they did the actual dressing, I visited the guys in the converted hayloft, then we got everyone in place for the first look.  Eric waited beside the old apple tree which bordered the small farm pond as Jackie made her way to him.  Reunited, the soon to be married couple made their way back to the barn for a few family photos, then got ready for the wedding!

As the guests arrived in big yellow school busses, the farm became remarkably less sleepy as the sound of laughter traveled over the rolling green hills.  They gathered in the shade of lovely tree, and Jackie and Eric made it official.  The walked down the aisle hand in hand, then spent their first few minutes as husband and wife gamely hiking through the big north woods that bordered the property.  Picture time over, there was nothing left to do but turn the volume up to 10, and make sure that the cows three fields away were dancing in celebration.  And that’s just what they did!

William Allen Farm Pownal ME Wedding Photos

William Allen Farm Pownal ME Wedding Photos

William Allen Farm Pownal ME Wedding Photos

William Allen Farm Pownal ME Wedding Photos

William Allen Farm Pownal ME Wedding Photos

William Allen Farm Pownal ME Wedding Photos

William Allen Farm Pownal ME Wedding Photos

William Allen Farm Pownal ME Wedding Photos

William Allen Farm Pownal ME Wedding Photos

William Allen Farm Pownal ME Wedding Photos

William Allen Farm Pownal ME Wedding Photos

William Allen Farm Pownal ME Wedding Photos

William Allen Farm Pownal ME Wedding Photos

William Allen Farm Pownal ME Wedding Photos

William Allen Farm Pownal ME Wedding Photos

William Allen Farm Pownal ME Wedding Photos

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Weddings18 Aug 2017 01:11 pm

This weekend I had the awesome opportunity to return to the New England Aquarium to photograph the awesome lunch date wedding of Krysta and Sean. Lunch date wedding, you ask…never heard of it…well that’s because, to the best of my knowledge, Krysta and Sean invented it. And it’s an awesome concept…let me describe it for you.

I arrived just as the family started to gather for formal group photos on the walkway overloking the water. Krysta and Sean had organized well, with the help of the always amazing Tasks @ Bey, and it didn’t take long to bang through the list. Then Krysta, Sean, and I headed into the aquarium for a few photos of the couple. While we were there, the guests arrived, were ushered into the tent, and instructed to grab a plate, and head through the buffet. When the three of us arrived back at the tent, everyone was seated and eating lunch, as the happy couple walked right onto the dance floor. In a ceremony that packed a whole lot of love (and brisket) into 5 minutes, Krysta and Sean became official, and sat right down to their own lunches as their closest friends began to toast them. By the time the toasts were over, everyone was ready to dance…and dance they did…tearing up the dance floor in celebration of the just married!

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

New England Aquarium Boston MA Wedding Photos

Weddings21 Jul 2017 03:23 pm

Part two of my amazing wedding weekend found me on a beautiful sandy beach in Gloucester MA with two high school sweethearts who happened to both be awarded “Best Smile” their senior year.  Seriously, could anyone have handed me an easier job than the wedding of Hannah and Kyle?

Arriving at the elegant Beauport Hotel in Gloucester, MA, I wasted no time heading up to Hannah’s oceanside room where her award winning smile was already on display, only disappearing when it was time to put on lipstick!  The mood was just as jovial down in Kyle’s room, where he had a little help tying the perfect full windsor knot, and donning his jacket.  Back up to Hannah’s just in time for her to step into her dress, and take a few bridal portraits.  Heading down to the oceanside deck where the ceremony was bing prepared, Hannah and Kyle had a moment together before the three of us took a walk around the block for some couple’s portraits.  The Beaumont was nestled among a bunch of old fishing warehouses that provided a plethora of interesting locations within a short walk of the hotel.

With all of the portraits out of the way, Hannah and Kyle were free to participate in the entire event, and participate they did!  The ceremony took place on an oceanside deck, with the Atlantic Ocean witnessing the vastness of their love, on one side, and all of their closest friends and family witnessing it on the other.  The celebration never ended as they enjoyed the cocktail hour with their guests, then headed into the ballroom, where their smiles infested the entire room, and their dance moves kept the crowd moving all night!

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

Beauport Hotel Gloucester MA Wedding Photos

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Weddings20 Jul 2017 06:13 pm

What a weekedn to get married,  and I was fortunate enough to get to photograph two amazing couples as they pledged their lives to one another!  First up was a wedding close to home, as I photographed the marriage of Jennifer and Peter at St Mary’s Church in Shrewsbury, followed by their super fun reception at the Wachusett Country Club in West Boylston, MA.

I started with the ladies at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester, MA, where they wore lovely silk kimonos as they took turns in the hair and makeup chairs.  Since they all looked amazing naturally, it didn’t take long before they were in their dresses and ready to ride the classic silver Rolls Royce to the church. Peter was already there, waiting for his bride, and with smiles all around, she walked from the car and right down the aisle to meet him.  A beautiful mass joined them together, and they strode arm in arm to toast their newly formed family in the back seat of the elegant ride.

It only took a few minutes for them to be transported to the Wachusett Country Club, where the rolling green hills awaited their portrait session.  After taking advantage of the lush surroundings to capture them with their family, we headed inside for the dancing.  Those two could really cut a rug, dazzling the room with their moves and their smiles.  The rest of the evening was just as fun, with emotional speeches, delicious food, and more dancing!

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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Weddings30 Jun 2017 12:50 pm

The second half of my double header weekend found me close to home…5 minutes in fact…as I photographed the beautiful wedding of Danielle and Marc at St James Church in Grafton, MA and reception at Blissful Meadows in Uxbridge MA.

I began with Marc and his guys as they got ready at his childhood home in Grafton, then I popped over to hang out with the ladies.  The excitement was high in both houses, as everyone cleaned up and beautified for the big event.  Soon enough the girls were rocking their gowns and kick butt cowboy boots and climbing into the limo for the short drive to the church.  Once there, Danielle’s father escorted her down the aisle and into the waiting arms of Marc.  It was a beautiful mass, with Danielle and Marc beaming through the entire thing.  Those smiles never left their faces they walked down the aisle successfully married!

We headed right to Blissful Meadow, where we wasted no time taking advantage of all of the old farm equipment, climbing on an antique tractor, and recreating a famous Kenny Chesney song.  Wandering the amazing grounds, we took advantage of all of the cool old buildings and lovely gardens before making our way to the rest of the family for photos.  Then it was time to party, with Danielle and Marc starting the celebration right, with an awesomely choreographed country dance that showed off Danielle’s fabulous boots.  With the tone properly set, the rest of the evening was all smiles and laughter, and eating and drinking and dancing.  In short…perfect!

Blissful Meadows Uxbridge MA Wedding Photos

Blissful Meadows Uxbridge MA Wedding Photos

Blissful Meadows Uxbridge MA Wedding Photos

Blissful Meadows Uxbridge MA Wedding Photos

Blissful Meadows Uxbridge MA Wedding Photos

Blissful Meadows Uxbridge MA Wedding Photos

Blissful Meadows Uxbridge MA Wedding Photos

Blissful Meadows Uxbridge MA Wedding Photos

Blissful Meadows Uxbridge MA Wedding Photos

Blissful Meadows Uxbridge MA Wedding Photos

Blissful Meadows Uxbridge MA Wedding Photos

Blissful Meadows Uxbridge MA Wedding Photos

Blissful Meadows Uxbridge MA Wedding Photos

Blissful Meadows Uxbridge MA Wedding Photos

Blissful Meadows Uxbridge MA Wedding Photos

Blissful Meadows Uxbridge MA Wedding Photos

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Weddings28 Jun 2017 09:09 am

I have been photographing weddings for 14 years now, hundreds and hundreds of best days ever all over the world, but in all those weddings, no one has ever died.  Until this weekend.  Before he had a chance to present the bride and groom as husband and wife, the officiant was MURDERED…and the wedding party was escorted out of the ceremony in handcuffs in front of the stunned guests who had gathered at the Omni Parker House in Boston to witness the nuptials of Alessandra and Kevin.

If this sounds all very dramatic, it fit this couple to a T.  I arrived in proper attire for this 1940’s themed noir wedding, and found all of the bridesmaids being made into starlets from the golden age of Hollywood, with beautiful hairstyles and classic movie star makeup.  Moving up to the bridal suite, we took some time for a fun pinup inspired photoshoot before Alessandra stepped into the beautiful, scarlet accented gown and the role of a lifetime.  Back down to the press room, the ceremony went off without a hitch, with the bride and groom reading their own vows, while the crowd smiled, laughed and cried with them.  Without a hitch, that is, until the officiant suddenly keeled over dead.   Luckily a detective arrived in record time, determined to get to the bottom of the shenanigans, and declaring everyone in the room a suspect.  That’s when the wedding party was led out in cuffs.

Throughout the reception, the intrepid detective worked the case, with the help of the deceased’s twin brother, a reporter from the Boston Globe, and all of the assembled guests (who had clues to the crime at each of their tables).  In between there was time for dancing and toasts, and food and drink and plenty of celebration!  The crowd wasn’t going to let a little thing like a murder get in the way of Alessandra and Kevin’s special day.  By the end of the night, justice was served, the culprit was captured, and Alessandra and Kevin were declared married!  It was a perfect Hollywood wedding with a perfect Hollywood ending!

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

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Weddings25 May 2017 03:55 pm

This weekend I got to kick off the 2017 wedding season in style, when I joined Lisa and Jeff, along with the rest of their families, in the elegant rooftop ballroom of the historic Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston MA.

But before we could get to the flag waving, Canadian beer hoisting, sing-along-with-the-band party that was the reception, everyone had to get dressed to the nines, including, hair, makeup and beautiful dressed for the ladies.  Everything ran like clockwork, and before we knew it, I was escorting Lisa up to the rooftop terrace for a few moments alone with her betrothed before the ceremony. We were shortly joined by all of their closest friends and family for photos in the fireside room, then it was down to lovely, wood-paneled room, where Lisa and Jeff pledged their lifetime commitment.

I escaped with the new Mr and Mrs for a few photos at the old city hall across the street, then we all headed upstairs to join the party.  Lisa and Jeff started the show, dancing their first dance on the same dance floor that her parents had at their wedding years before.  I wasn’t there to witness her parents’ wedding, but I’m sure Lisa and Jeff did them proud with the love and laughter and fun that was had by all the entire night!

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

Omni Parker House Hotel MA Wedding Photos

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