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Posted by: In: Wedding 29 Oct 2014

 

 

corinthian yacht club wedding

 

The Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA is a stunning place for a wedding reception! Look at these stunning views!

 

Posted by: In: Wedding 09 Oct 2014
Bavarian Circus Theme Wedding Backyard

Mike and Emily in the woods at their Bavarian themed wedding.

From the moment we started talking about their wedding I knew it was destined for greatness. During our conversation, I heard the terms, “DIY”, “BACKYARD”, “BAVARIAN CIRCUS THEME”, “BEER GARDEN”, “LEDERHOSEN”… I almost choked on my Octoberfest in anticipation!

Can I also say that they changed their original date because Ashley and I were already booked… Now that, my friends, is the greatest compliment a wedding photographer can ever get. Not to mention it had rained on their original date, so we must be a good luck charm or something.

From Emily’s dirndl style wedding dress and Mike’s lederhosen, to the copious amount of hand crafted and collected details, this wedding was so unique and beautiful. They transformed the property into something magical, and something completely perfect for their Bavarian themed wedding.

As friends and family started to show up you could see the amazement in their faces. Especially as they walked into the woods that had been cleared for the ceremony. Emily and Mike gave their guests a fun experience and one they will not forget. I love how many guests dressed up in dirndls and lederhosen, it really shows how excited people were for this wedding.

Live music was played throughout the night as guests pulled up chairs and tree trunks around the fire pits. Beer flowed like wine and they danced long after the music stopped. Not sure that last sentence is accurate because we actually did have to leave and I’m pretty sure someone was still dancing to something when we packed up.

Mike and Emily made their wedding their own. They put a lot of time, energy and emotion into creating an atmosphere for their event that matched their vision. They proved that weddings can be whatever you want them to be. Congratulations to Emily and Mike!

Posted by: In: Wedding 29 Sep 2014

rustic new hampshire wedding portrait

Any bride and groom that enjoys digging through an architectural salvage yard to get inspiration for wedding DIY projects is going to be tops on our list. Ashley designed and built a lot of the decorations for the reception when we got married so of course we can relate to DIY projects. It’s all part of the fun, right? We’re still using the birch logs, cafe lights, bird cages and vintage books that we used as wedding decor; they’ve become part of our loft decor; it’s part of our family history. Ashley and I will always have the humorous memory of our friend Shawn cutting down the right size birch trees from his backyard/forest. Someone really has to have a vision to ask a friend to whip out the ol’ chainsaw and trudge through forest just so she can make a killer dessert bar station. Like us, Kaleigh and Matt will always have the memories of salvaging reclaimed doors and digging through antique shops from New England to Canada. Their passion and hardwork helped make their wedding unlike any other. They transformed the barn at The Inn on Newfound Lake into their wedding, and it was perfect.

Matt and Kaleigh planned a beautiful rustic New Hampshire wedding at the Inn on Newfound Lake. It was early in September and Ashley and I had just hit overdrive in the season. The weather was iffy so we decided to get up to the venue a bit early and check it out. Having never been up there before and being a little bit anxious and really having to find a rest room, I soon noticed the bone chilling blue lights behind me… here comes a speeding ticket. Maybe it was my politeness or maybe because I played the “golly-gee-shucks-officer, I’m lost and late for a wedding and I’m gonna get fired”, but he gave me a warning. That was close.

Once we got started shooting, the clouds were coming in pretty good, but everyone had their chins up and were still planning on an outdoor ceremony. But as soon as I arrived to the barn with the groom and groomsmen the torrential downpours started. It was an hour before the ceremony. Still, no one was complaining. The staff moved everything indoors, the officiant posted up right in front of the fire place and we were good to go. And just as the ceremony started, the clouds parted and the sun came out and poured through a window behind spot of the ceremony. Everyone sighed with relief that it stopped raining but Ashley and I looked at each other with annoyance. You see, the light was coming in at such an angle that it blew the highlights right out of her veil. If the ceremony started just an hour earlier, we would have been outside under clouds, which would have been fine but a bit boring. An hour later and the rain would have passed. Instead we were indoors, with intense sunlight coming in illuminating only a small part of the barn, and completely blowing out the highlights in the brides dress. Tough light, nothing we can do about it, except be cranky later. We were happy enough that we’d have an opportunity to take portraits outside after the ceremony.

Right after a storm is one of our favorite times to shoot outdoors. The light is unpredictable, but if it’s late in the day it can be stunning. We were lucky to have Kaleigh and Matt’s attention for as long as we did, because we made some great portraits that day. However, I don’t think it compares to how much fun was had at this reception. The bride and groom wanted a party and they were still shaking the barn after we left.

This was a great wedding and below you’ll find some of our favorite images:

Wedding Professionals:

Venue and Catering: Inn on Newfound Lake

Hair and MUA: TEAL

DJ: Cris Culkeen

Brides Dress: Over the Rainbow Boutique

Floral: Lotus Floral Design

 

Posted by: In: Wedding 05 Sep 2014

ipswich-hellenic-center-reception

 

George and Michelle are an incredibly fun couple and their wedding, a blend of Lebanese and Greek traditions, was an experience of a lifetime. It was fantastic to be a part of it all, even when no one around me was speaking English! Everyone was so happy and energetic and as wedding photographers, we feed off of that stuff.

The ceremony took place at the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox church in Ipswich, MA. A small but well adorned Greek church, Assumption was a beautiful spot for the ceremony. Greek ceremonies are always fun to photograph, there is always something happening and photographers are allowed to be very close to the ceremony which adds to the excitement. Occasionally we find ourselves restricted on movement or placement during church ceremonies, which is completely understandable given the surroundings of a religious ceremony. But Greek Orthodox priests usually want photographers closer to the bride and groom and that leads to special opportunities for real, candid photographs.

Michelle and George were very excited for their Ipswich Hellenic Center reception, and once we arrived it was easy to see why. The beautiful and expansive grounds provided ample opportunities for portraits outside and inside the house as well. The space on this August evening was gorgeous and it wasn’t soon after we finished portraits that the party really began. Riding on the shoulders of guests, George and Michelle’s first dance commenced with burst of energy and traditional Lebanese music, including live drumming. This was soon followed by Greek songs and money flying in the air. SO.MUCH.FUN!

Music and dancing went on through the night and I’m pretty sure that a lot of the guest chairs went unused after dinner because the dance floor was packed all night. What else can a bride and groom ask for: a gorgeous Summer day surrounded by the people they love most in the world. Sounds like a perfect wedding day! Congrats Michelle and George!

 

 

Posted by: In: Wedding 31 Aug 2014

pomfret chapel wedding ceremony

A Pomfret Chapel Wedding To Remember

Alia and Matt got married on a gorgeous Summer day in CT; they chose a ceremony at the Pomfret School Chapel and a Gwyn Careg Inn wedding reception. These two are dear friends of ours and it was a very special day to witness.

Photographing a friend’s wedding is a surreal experience. It’s work, but not really. It’s like attending a wedding, but not really. It’s a bit easier because we know everyone, but there’s also a bit of added pressure. The thought of “if you miss this shot these people will never be your friends again” occasionally sprints in and out of your head.

We’ve known Alia for many years and since Matt has been with her we’ve never seen her smile so more. It was an absolute honor to be able to photograph this day. We also brought along some help with Dustin, Caley and Steve who allowed us to put down the cameras and celebrate with our friends at the end of the night.

On top of everything this was our daughter’s first flower girl gig; which added another level of excitement and distraction. What a weekend!

These photos are going into our “client” folder only so we are sure they will be backed up in all of the places we keep our wedding photos. These photos are also going into the “personal” folder to make sure we keep all of our family photos together. This was a family wedding; even though there is no blood, Alia and Matt are such great friends and we love them like family. We are so happy to have these memories!