Trust has to be earned in the space between my side of the lens and those I photograph. I’ve reflected deeply on the privilege of photographing these moments while gearing up for this upcoming wedding season, and thinking more about how creating a safe space for vulnerability will allow for the building of trust quickly in those intimate moments. I’ll be spending time getting to know my couples better.
Their communication began online, and when they met in person there was an immediate connection. James says Kristal took his breath away and the two shared a perfect first date.
The engagement was over the top romantic! James planned a relaxing Winter weekend away, complete with roses, champagne, and chocolate. As they walked along the decorated streets of Portland, James got down on one knee and proposed. It was then that they found their inspiration for the romantic Winter wedding. They wanted a winter wonderland with snow, candlelight, and warm fireplaces. When they arrived at Willowdale and saw the trees with the twinkle lights, it took them back to the night they got engaged, and decided then that Willowdale was the absolute perfect venue for their vision.
When asked what her favorite moment of her wedding was, Kristal replied: "Sharing our love with our amazing families and wonderful friends. We truly enjoyed every minute of the day. From seeing each other for the first time as I walked down the aisle, to exchanging vows, our first dance, cutting the cake, to dancing with our family and friends. Every moment holds a special place in our hearts. We just wish it could have lasted a little longer!"
Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful story and celebration with me! Congrats, guys!
And special thanks to my partner in crime, Ashley for shooting with me that day! Her beautiful images are mixed in here as well :)
Emily and Jarrid held their beautiful Fall wedding at the Red Lion Inn in Cohasset. One of the elements I loved most about this wedding was the genuine connection between her and Jarrid. The two met online and had an immediate connection that continues to this day!
The couple wanted their wedding to be romantic, simply elegant, with lots of candlelight :) Mostly they wanted a big party for their favorite people without some of the traditional stuff that didn't feel authentic to them. When asked what one of Emily's favorite moments of the wedding was, she had this to say: "Walking down the aisle with my dad towards Jarrid. I wasn't someone that had my whole wedding day pictured when I was little but I always knew I wanted that moment. I was so aware of every second - every person I saw smiling at me with love, the music that was playing. I could literally feel my heart beating in my chest."
Thank you Emily and Jarrid, for sharing your beautiful day with me!
I had the opportunity to photograph a gorgeous Winter wedding at a private residence in Boston this past weekend, and it was so lovely! Here are just a few images I have been working on. Many more to come from Amy and Drew's ceremony as well as their Four Seasons Brunch the day after! I can't stop drooling over the bride's stunning Valentino dress!!
For many of us, 2016 will not go down as a favorite year... STILL it had its moments! For me, 2016 marks my 12th year as a wedding photographer, and it was one of my favorites of my career thus far. This year I traveled to a few venues I had never worked at before, such as the brand new Longwood Event Space, The Newport Beach House, The Connors Center, The lovely Gedney Farm in the Berkshires, The Housing Works Bookstore in Soho, as well as The Artists for Humanity Epicenter. I also enjoyed revisiting different venues around New England. 2016 brought me back to The Harry Parker Boat House, Chandler Inn, and the State Room.
It has been an absolute joy and privilege to work alongside these beautiful couples along with their families and friends. Being invited in to bear witness to something as intimate as a wedding ceremony, will always be one of the most humbling aspects of my job. So thank you to all of you who put your trust in me. Thank you for inviting me into your homes, allowing me to document your anticipation, joy, emotion, and love.
Please enjoy just some of the highlights from this past year.