Kerin & Ryan picked Newport for their wedding location, almost on a whim. Both had never spent too much time in this quaint coastal town but after a visit they knew that it was the perfect place to host their wedding. A local destination of sorts, Newport provided the perfect place for their friends and family to escape to without much traveling. And with cooler temperatures and small crowds, the weekend event was the perfect way to experience Newport in a leisurely and relaxed pace.
Kerin & Ryan started the day in downtown Newport, both getting ready in separate houses right on Thames Street. Kerin's house even had a top floor roof deck that overlooked downtown and Newport Harbor! Following a lovely and intimate ceremony, they headed to the magnificent Elms Mansion for wedding portraits with their wedding party & family. Finally they headed back to Regatta Place, located right in Newport Harbor, for a night of dancing and celebrating. Their day was a great mix of everything wonderful about Newport - the history and coastal charm were the perfect compliment for Kerin & Ryan's day.
What a joy it was to celebrate with Kerin & Ryan's families who were all so excited to be together to watch as they became Husband & Wife. Kerin's Mom was a ray of sunshine the morning of the wedding while her Dad offered up cheers on the trolley and made sure that everyone had a full glass of rose to toast to the couple. Ryan's Dad joked that they were old pros during the family formals and his Mom snuggled in close, happy to see her son marrying the woman of his dreams.
As a wedding photographer, I'm granted special license into these private moments that families share together on the wedding day. It is a joy and honor to be there to document them for my couples and the people that they love. Kerin & Ryan, thank you for inviting us to be a part of your day, enjoy some of my favorite images!! Read More
Almost every year since 2012 I've had the honor of photographing Aubrey and her sweet family. Aubrey and I met via the wedding industry years ago. Today were running photography businesses and raising families. Aubrey's friendship has been such an encouragement to me as we navigate life in this unique world of wedding photography and motherhood.
I have loved being able to photograph their beautiful family over the years. Watching Max grow into a handsome young man and become a big brother has been oh-so-sweet. My hope is that their images will become treasured family heirlooms, documenting the exciting journey their family has been and continues to be on.
Aubrey, thank you for trusting me to capture your family each year, it has been a joy to photograph your life together!! Enjoy your images!! Read More
Take a peek inside Stephanie & Rick's Signature Wedding Album from their beautiful private backyard wedding in New England this past summer!! Stephanie and Rick chose a lovely grey linen cover, the perfect compliment to their wedding day color palette. Be sure to check out the video below to see even more of their beautiful wedding album. Enjoy!! Read More
As their family has grown, I've been honored to photograph the Policano Family from first baby to now their second. It's been a joy to watch as they've become parents to two darling baby girls. Courtney is one of my oldest and dearest friends -- being able to document this time in life for their family has given me immense joy!!
Courtney is a dream client who trusts my vision (even when it involves overly large floral crowns for babies ;)). I love the creative freedom that brings - I am so appreciative as their photographer to be trusted in that way to document such an important time in their life.
Earlier this month, we transformed our home into a natural light studio (our house has amazing light!) to photograph their newest addition, Seneca!! Her big sister Emmeline did such a great job sitting for the camera and Seneca stayed asleep just long enough for us to place her in a bed of florals!! Enjoy some of my favorite images from their at home newborn session on Boston's North Shore!! Read More
Sarah and Greg (remember this epic engagement session?!) went to high school together, but it wasn't until college and one fateful night that they had an opportunity to connect in Boston. A quick flirtation turned into dating and now five years later they are Husband and Wife!! Fittingly the city where they fell in love played a big part in their wedding day.
Sarah & Greg chose the Hyatt Regency for it's sweeping views of the Boston skyline. Sarah shares "Boston is where our relationship began -- so on our wedding day we can look out on the city where it all started for us!" As they said their vows in the shadow of the city, it all came full circle for them!
Sarah & Greg, thank you for inviting us to be a part of your joyous celebration!! Enjoy some of our favorite images!! Read More
As fall approaches and the summer wedding comes to a close, wedding album season begins!! This past week I packaged up Kenny & Melissa's beautiful album from their wedding this past spring. Before sending it off to their home, I decided to capture a few sneak peeks into the album to share with you!!
Kenny & Melissa chose a beautiful khaki leather cover for their Signature Album, the perfect compliment to their spring day. Want to see even more of their album? Check out the video below!! Read More
As Amanda's Dad joked during his toast, the uninvited guest, Hurricane Hermine, finally got the memo and decided to skip out on Amanda & Chris' wedding day. Despite the forecasted rain, wind and cloud filled skies, we were treated to a late New England summer day and it was glorious!! With sunshine, bright blue skies and not a cloud in Amanda and Chris could not have asked for a more perfect wedding day!!
Though they live in Connecticut, Amanda and Chris chose to wed on the North Shore at the beautiful Merrimack Valley Golf Club. Blush pink was the color of the day, the perfect compliment to the Bride's warm and bubbly personality. Amanda cheerfully spent the day floating from loved one with open arms and her infectious smile. Equally their families were quick to share in the excitement, embracing and crying tears of happiness following the couples nuptials. It was beautiful to witness these two families coming together.
Amanda and Chris, thank you for your warmth and hospitality -- being able to witness you full of joy and excitement as you married as a joy to see!! Enjoy some of our favorites from your wedding day!! Read More
Today is the third installment of our 10th Anniversary Trip to the United Kingdom!! If you're just stopping by, this past July we celebrated 10 years of marriage with an unforgettable trip to London & Scotland. If you missed it, you can check out PART 1 and PART 2! Today we're finishing our trip with our last day on the Isle of Skye, Edinburgh and a short jaunt back to London before we left for home. Highlights include sheep (lots of sheep!), scenic views and hairy "heilan coos"!!
Sharing these images have been an incredibly fun way to relive our trip -- which went by in the blink of an eye -- just yesterday we were asking "Did we even go away?" It's crazy how you can plan and plan for a trip and then it's here before you know it.
The last and final installment of our trip series I will be sharing where we ate, some of our favorite things and a quick review of our hotels and experiences. If you're planning a trip to the United Kingdom in the future, specifically London & Scotland, you won't want to miss that post!!
Today, enjoy some of our favorite images (and memories) of the trip in PART 3. Questions about our trip? Feel free to share them in the comments!! Read More
Molly and Andrew have loved spending summers in Newport -- the nautical charm, the coastal vibe, the New England character -- have drawn them back again and again. When it was time to plan their wedding they knew that the Newport area was where they would host their wedding. The Glen Manor House, right on the banks of the Sakonnet River, offered everything Molly & Andrew loved about Newport. Filled with historic charm and sweeping views of the water, the Glen Manor House was the perfect fit for their elegant summer celebration.
Molly and Andrew are the epitome of fun, caring and laid back. Together, they just fit, a perfect pair that greets everyone with a genuine warmth that seems rare these days. Being around them feels like you are engulfed in a ray of sunshine -- think I'm exaggerating? Just ask their loved ones!! So you can imagine that their wedding day was filled with laughter, smiles and lots of dancing fun!! Molly chose a palette of pinks, pastels and grays, and accented the reception with sparkling gold.
Molly & Andrew -- thank you for inviting us to be a part of your day -- we were honored to be there to document such a milestone in your life together!! Enjoy some of our favorite images!! Read More
This past spring I was honored to be asked to photograph an inspiration shoot with the talented ladies of Les Fleurs. Kerianne, director of Weddings and Events at Les Fleurs, envisioned an editorial shoot embracing old world romance paired with light and airy details, creating an effortlessly romantic vibe with modern and fresh touches.
Kerianne shared, "Our inspiration for this shoot stemmed from the cool, tranquil tones of Serenity—one half of Pantone’s hybrid Color of the Year—and the natural lushness offered by crisp summer greenery." She continued, "We brought in ‘something old’ with the candleholders, which were handpicked local antiques, and the compotes, which belonged to my grandmother. "Sentimental pieces can add so much character to your special day.” (excerpt from Swooned feature)
This was such a fun project to shoot -- from the delicately created stationary pieces from Proper Paper to the perfectly styled gowns provided by BHLDN, everything came together beautifully!! I cannot say enough about the rock star team of creatives that participated -- if you're planning a wedding, check out the resources below -- they are simply incredible to work with. Read More