Ellen and Garret, Dedham, MA Wedding, Endicott Estate

In October 2015 Ellen and Garret had a classic New England wedding on a beautiful autumn day. Their wedding was held outdoors under a gazebo at Endicott Estate in Dedham, MA. Being chosen as their wedding photographer was very special because both the sister and brother-in-law of the bride are photographers. They were the ones who found me on Facebook, reviewed my portfolio, and then recommended me to the bride. I am always grateful when my customers refer me to their friends, but being selected and recommended by fellow photographers means a lot.

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Ellen and Garret exchanged gifts before the ceremony and I captured Garret reading the note to his bride-to-be. It was a simple but meaningful moment and my hope is that every time he sees this photo he'll remember exactly what he was thinking. 

Ellen is wonderfully photogenic and I took a lot of pictures that day. While reviewing the proofs she commented on a handful that she thought showed her making "funny faces." What she actually saw was candid moments where she was laughing and having fun on one of the most important days of her life. I reminded her that there were also some beautiful, modern and timeless photos of them so they should embrace the silly ones. After all, those are the ones that will make them smile the most years from now.

Ellen and Garret are an exquisite couple and I loved being a part of their perfect wedding day!

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Shauna and Matt, Moraine Farm Wedding, Beverly, MA

Anyone who knows me knows that I don't love the summer heat, but I have to admit that August can be a beautiful time for a wedding. Shauna and Matt had a summer wedding on a beautiful August evening at Moraine Farm in Beverly, MA. Moraine Farm Estate is a spectacular location for a wedding with over 100 acres filled with rich greenery, vibrant flowers and a sparkling view of Wenham Lake. Everywhere I turned there was a stunning backdrop for their photos, but ultimately my favorites are the ones that showcase the bride and groom against the simplicity of forest or the night sky. 

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Even the little details of Shauna and Matt's summer wedding were picturesque. The basil-infused lemonade, the delicate tea lights on the wall, and the sparklers that friends and family waved during their departure all made for a fun, lighthearted, but beautiful wedding. 

Setting the tone for the reception, a personal friend sang La Vie en Rose for Shauna and Matt's first dance and there wasn't a dry eye under the tent. Their day was relaxed and romantic without being informal, and it was perfect!

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Katie and Tim, Quonquont Farm Wedding, Whately, MA

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There's an old saying, a superstition, that rain on your wedding day is good luck. If that's true then Katie and Tim will be lucky for life! On a rainy September afternoon, Katie and Tim got married at Quonquont Farm in Whately, MA. Quonquont Farm is a beautiful location for a wedding with a restored 19th-century barn on a 140-acre farm and orchard. In preparing for their wedding day I started thinking about all the beautiful photos we'd have with that backdrop.

Then, despite Katie's bouquet of sunflowers, it rained. When I say it rained, I mean, it rained. The sky started pouring down early and it didn't stop. Not for the wedding, not anytime in the afternoon, nor into the evening. There are a lot of couples who would have been stressed out, frustrated, or disappointed. But not Katie and Tim. This is a couple who exemplified what a wedding is all about. It's about these two people, in love, celebrating their commitment to each other surrounded by love, regardless of what's going on outside.

Katie and Tim did more than just accept that it was raining; they embraced it and they had fun with it. I used a handful of umbrellas, protected my flashes and equipment with plastic wrap, and we set out to capture some memories in the rain. I have to confess, I've never been happier to have rain on a wedding day because we came away with one of my favorite wedding photographs to date.

In the end, they have some amazing photos and a really good story to tell about their Quonquont Farm wedding.

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April and Paige, Tuck's Point, Manchester-By-The-Sea Wedding

April and Paige met on the softball field after bumping into into each other in the outfield. Literally, they collided into one another which caused Paige to drop the ball and give April a dirty look. Of course, there were no hard feelings (but maybe a couple of bruises) and after the game they were more formally introduced. They ended up talking all night.

Who could have predicted that crash would change their lives forever?

That summer led to some pretty exciting adventures for the two of them. They've played softball (lots of softball), basketball, and flag football together. They’ve run road races, done the Warrior Dash, finished a triathlon, and biked over the Golden Gate bridge. They’ve driven from Washington, D.C. to Massachusetts and from Massachusetts to Florida. They even managed to do it without driving each other crazy!

They bought a house and made a home in Rockport where they spend a lot of their time sitting on the rocks and watching the ocean. It’s where they fell in love.

April and Paige's Tuck’s Point wedding in Manchester-By-The-Sea was held on a beautiful summer day in August that encompassed all the things that are so important to their story and their lives. There were softball bats, lawn games, the ocean, friends, and family. Most of all, there was laughter and love everywhere.

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