#CoupleOfBreaults (pronounced "bro") is just about my favorite wedding hashtag of all time and a prime example of what makes Brenna & Doug so wonderful. They are seemingly perfectly in sync with one another, quick to laugh, and totally easy to get along with. Their wedding was simple and positively beautiful at the lovely Tupelo Hollow Farm venue, a farm whose laid-back and simple beauty echoes the couple's love. It was my second time shooting there, and I was pumped to be back for such a wonderful day.
What do you get when you know almost the entire wedding party and adore every single one of them? A blog post with over 100 photos. I've known Hilary for, wow, 21 years and Chris for 12. They've been together for over 11 years and and married last month to the absolute joy of everyone who knows them. They are sincere, kind, and so damn hilarious. It just absolutely ruled to be there to witness their happiness and capture their wedding day.
Venue: Heritage Museum & Gardens
Floral: Martha Callihan
Music: Briana E. White (cocktail hour) & Hit Play band (reception)
Hair: Emma Mehrman (@emmabrunohair)
Beauty: Elizabeth McKinney (@lizardbreath__ )
When Sarah & Sean first reached out to be to photograph their wedding, they said, "Our venue's very dark, but it seems to match your style." And when their wedding day arrived, I fell completely in love with their venue. The rain, the wind, a change of ceremony location... none of that mattered. Sarah was so excited to marry Sean, Sean was so excited to marry Sarah, everything was beautiful, and when I asked each to pose serious for a photo, it was difficult to get them to stop smiling. The day was perfectly wonderful, and I was so pumped to be there to capture an awesome couple at one of the coolest venues.
Venue: Arlington Town Hall
Coordination: Kim Livesey
Dress: Sottero and Midgely
Makeup - Traveling Beauty
Hair - Maria DeBenedictis
DJ: DJ Ken Drew
Britt's sister, the maid of honor, began her wedding toast by saying, "I'm just curious, how many of you here tonight consider Britt & Jeff to be some of your best friends?" The entire wedding erupted in cheers.
Britt & Jeff are cool. Jeff would throw his championship WWE belt in the air while Britt smoked a cigarette in her flowered wedding dress and leather jacket. They're also incredibly kind, laid-back, and so, so genuine.
Their wedding was a DIY masterpiece and a true celebration of love, for one another and everyone surrounding them. I felt real lucky to be there to capture it.
I've known for Steph for 15 years. In the past year, in part due to her reaching out regarding wedding photography, we have reconnected, and I am so happy about it. Chris and she are a perfect match. They are kind, smart, and full of love for their families, their friends, humanity, and one another. Their rustic, mid-April wedding was met with cold winds, harsh sunlight, and a certainty that none of those things would mess with their day. From an orienteering course for their guests to Chris's family hopping in with the wedding band, their wedding was full of fun, full of love, and simply the best way to kick off my 2018 season. Cheers to two of the best!
Two very talented artists (www.mountainessmusic.com + www.hope-anderson.com) reached out to me to collaborate on a shoot. The theme was nature meets whimsy, and they showed up with a couple of boxes full of props. After three hours of shooting, we called it a day, and I am totally pumped on what we came up with.
Emily & Justin assured me I'd love Mexico, and wow. I really did.
But beyond falling in love with the gorgeous landscape, kind people & really cool culture, I got to witness one of the most stunning weddings of all time. 50 of their closest family & friends traveled down for the occasion and made me feel completely welcome. Emily made her dress, her accessories, the dresses of her bridesmaids & both mothers, her husband's suit, all of the favors, and all of the decorations, so there was a cohesive and intimate beauty in every detail.
And... I just think everyone should get to laugh this much on their wedding day. Justin and Emily have that really wonderful, really happy love. It was awesome to be trusted to capture it.
Here's to Le Pants King & Queen!
Venue & flowers: Sandos Caracol Eco Resort in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Wardrobe & decor: Emmy Sawich
Rings: Olga Hall & Rae Lee
I've slowly but surely been seeking out more editorial-style work. I really love it. It provides a collaborative opportunity with other creatives. Plus, experienced models really understand the camera in a way I'm not used to my subjects being familiar with. It's wonderful. This knowledge creates a really balanced, truly collaborative, back-and-forth shoot with results that I am always excited about.
I was thrilled when Michael reached out to me to shoot together. We discovered that we are both fans of minimalist approaches. I'd been dying to find someone to shoot with at the JFK Library. He was game - and such a good sport, braving high winds and cold temperatures. Check out the results below!
More of Michael's work can be seen on his website: https://www.michaelzomick.com
I love shooting with Hayley. She is talented, kind, and just a lot of fun. We gave ourselves a couple of hours to just hang out, drink some coffee, and shoot a whole bunch. I'm thrilled with the results. Check out Hayley's wonderful music at https://www.hayleysabellamusic.com.
What a spectacular day to end my 2017 season on. Sarah & Dave have this wonderful, tight-knit group of family & friends that came together for a perfect day. From their intimate, beautifully-lit ceremony at the First Congregationalist Church in Marion to their lively, non-stop dancing reception at the Rosebrook Event Center, it was an honor to be there to capture it all!
Rachel & I realized we hadn't seen each other in something like 7 years. Wow... at the risk of sounding trite, where does the time go?! I do love that photography always presents opportunities for me to reconnect with so many lost friends. It absolutely ruled to catch up and to meet so many of the important people in her life. Enter: Derrick. They're a perfect fit, and I can't wait to capture their wedding next year!
Laura & Alex are magical. 14 years together have earned them an obvious deep understanding of and everlasting appreciation for one another. They had an intimate ceremony at a historic church that didn't even have electricity, followed by a dance-heavy reception at a place near & dear to their hearts, Just Right Farm. This was a real special one.
Grace, Curtis & I have numerous mutual friends. Our lives cross over so much, it's amazing we hadn't met prior to this year. We explored a private beach in Marshfield that is dear to Grace's heart and, although we planned for sunset, I don't think any of us were prepared for just how beautiful it was.
Ashley & David are incredible. They arranged a 2-hour walking tour of Somerville for the engagement shoot with very specific stops (i.e. Market Basket) along the way. A totally wonderful day spent with two wonderful people.
Old friends, beautiful northern New England, and Stephanie & Chris in love. Cannot wait for Steph & Chris's wedding.
Steph and Josh have such a pure, beautiful love. They managed to have an incredible day, despite a number of initial obstacles. Steph's extraordinary eye for detail, Josh's great sense of humor, and the huge love fest that is their family and friends all came together to create the perfect wedding.
I instantly fell in love with Katie & Mike. I think everyone must. They're wonderful. Their day was beautiful, simple, and full of celebration, and I was so glad to be there to capture it.
Full Disclosure: Jenn is my cousin. I've photographed friends' weddings before, but shooting a family wedding is very different. These photos, like others, are full of sentimentality, emotion and love, but in a way that is very new to me. Congratulations, Jenn & Junior - I adore you both.
Despite weather forecasts, Alyssa & Ryan wound up with a truly gorgeous August day on Easton Beach in Newport, RI, followed by a night of non-stop dancing at the Rotunda Ballroom. They both spent nearly the whole night laughing on the dance floor, and it was an honor to get to be there and capture it their joy.
Alicia and Dave's wedding began with a cocktail hour and ended with a packed dance floor. It was a perfect celebration of love and happiness, and I was thrilled to be there to capture it.