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WEDDING PHOTO BLOG
It's often said that one of the best ways to grow as a wedding photographer is to write a recurring blog featuring some of your clients. It helps connect you with your readers and let's you show your voice to the world in ways the images don't themselves always convey.
For this reason, in the fall of 2014 I began a newly-designed photo blog specifically for my wedding photography that I hoped would ultimately lead me to telling some of the stories behind my favorite photos. Little did I know it would evolve into something much, much more than that.
This blog is a chance for me to document my thoughts about each and every wedding I shoot. Some of them are my George Street weddings where I will likely never see the couple again, and those blogs provide a historical record of the day in question. Others are from my own personal clients and allow me the chance to showcase what I consider the best work from those sessions in an easy-to-access webpage that my clients can see for themselves and show to their friends and families.
Either way, I thoroughly enjoy writing these blogs and hope you enjoy reading them. With that being said, have a look and let me know what you think. This blog will update regularly throughout wedding season. Enjoy!
MY LATEST WEDDING PHOTO BLOGS
St. Rocco's Rectory & Warwick Country Club
Date: August 27th, 2021
About two years ago, when I photographed Brittany and Giovanni's engagement session at Colt State Park in Bristol, I made sure to comment how I loved this couple because they were so flexible and patient.
But I had no idea how key those qualities would be on their wedding day.
After a beautiful ceremony at St. Rocco's Rectory, Brittany and Gio had their reception at Warwick Country Club on what might have been the hottest day of the day. But that didn't stop us one bit and you can see why their patience made the day so great by clicking here.
Harbor Lights, Warwick, Rhode Island
Date: May 30th, 2021
I'm just being honest. Few things disappoint me more than bad weather on a couple's big day. But that's why I have a special place in my heart for brides and grooms who refuse to let Mother Nature rain, literally, on their parade.
Kristen and Michael are an example of why I will always love these types of couples as the pair didn't sulk once on the way down the aisle for their rainy Memorial Day weekend wedding. In fact, I don't think any kind of weather could have ruined this day. See why I loved this wedding for yourself by clicking here.
Camp Hoffman, South Kingstown, Rhode Island
Date: August 21st, 2021
There are certain moments that define a wedding day and one of the biggest ones is when a groom sees a bride for the first time. I've shot a LOT of weddings in my day but few of those big reveal moments were more touching or beautiful than Daniel's was when he saw Clarissa walk down the aisle back in August.
Dan's reaction was so emotional that I thought, for a moment, he was joking. But he wasn't and I can't blame him for wiping away a tear because this was a day full of tears. The best and happiest ones. Why? Check it out for yourself by clicking here.
Saphire Estate, Sharon, Mass.
Date: August 1st, 2021
Wedding days are among some of the longest, and busiest, days of your life. For Ann and Andrew, that was even more true than most couples as the pair had not one but TWO wedding ceremonies on the day they became husband and wife.
But, although their wedding day consisting of a traditional Vietnamese ceremony and an American wedding ceremony and reception may have been long, I know they wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.
Why? Because it was perfect from start to finish. Want to know why? Check it out for yourself by clicking here.
The Barn at Wight Farm, Sturbridge, Mass.
Date: July 31st, 2021
As much as it hurt to see several of my brides and grooms postpone their 2020 weddings to 2021, one consolation I've been able to take is that, so far, it doesn't seem as if these grand celebrations one year later are any less special.
Karen and Steve's certainly wasn't. The pair had their "official" wedding back in July and, though they'd eloped in a small ceremony over a year earlier, their wedding at the Barn at Wight Farm in Sturbridge, Massachusetts was still perfectly them. How so? Click here and see it for yourself.
Saint Mary's Parish & Wyndham Newport Hotel
Date: May 22nd, 2021
It's rare that one moment will sum an entire wedding day but it's even rarer that it might sum up an entire wedding season.
And even though it's still spring, I think my favorite moment of the 2021 wedding season may have come during Allegra & Nick's May wedding reception that I photographed for George Street Photography.
After a beautiful first dance, Allegra and Nick let loose on the dance floor for one of the most fun dance medleys I've ever seen at a wedding. Want to see why I loved it so much? Click here to see it for yourself.
The Towers, Narragansett, Rhode Island
Date: May 16th, 2021
One of the most creatively freeing things you can do as a wedding photographer is second shoot for another photographer and, even though I hadn't done so for three years, when the opportunity presented itself to work with Pretty Nerdy Photography on Becca and Ryan's May wedding at the Towers in Narragansett, I just had to say 'yes.'
I'm so glad I did as Becca and Ryan's wedding was a ton of fun to shoot and a rewarding experience creatively. Want to see why? Click here to see some of my favorite photos from their big day.
Our Lady of the Rosary, Providence, Rhode Island
Date: June 12th, 2021
I always know I'm in for a great wedding day when I sit down with a couple for the first time and they have a very clear vision of what they want their wedding to be.
Mark and Julie were one of those couples and, partly because of the coronavirus pandemic but partly because of their own personalities, the first thing they told me was their wedding day would be a simple, short and intimate event.
But that doesn't mean it was any less special. In fact, I can't think of a way they could've made their wedding more perfect. Why? Check it out for yourself.
Private Residence, Glocester, Rhode Island
Date: June 5th, 2021
There aren't a lot of bright sides to be found through the coronavirus pandemic but one I'm particularly thankful for is the way in which it allowed couples to really figure out what the most important aspects of their wedding day would be.
For Paige and Ryan, that meant scrapping plans to host their event in a venue that may or may not have been under severe pandemic-related restrictions and opting, instead, for a backyard wedding ceremony and reception that featured a full pool party and dunk tank and was so right for them. Want to see why? Click here.
Saint Mary's Parish & Lake Pearl
Date: May 21st, 2021
I love a couple that makes each other laugh and few couples in all my years photographing weddings ever spent more time giggling on their wedding day than Lindsey and Andrew.
Lindsey and Andrew were married at Saint Mary's Parish in Franklin, Massachusetts and what they lacked in silliness for their traditional ceremony they more than made up for with a wild reception at Lake Pearl in Wrentham, Massachusetts. In fact, their reception was so much fun that I had to stay until the end even though I wasn't even booked to. See why by clicking here.
Quonset 'O' Club, North Kingstown, Rhode Island
Date: May 15th, 2021
If there's one thing all of my 2021 couples have in common, particularly those getting married in the spring and summer, it's that planning a wedding was definitely touch and go for a while.
It's hard to fully know what your big day is going to look like when you're in the midst of a global pandemic but, for Evan and Alex, as long as they were husband and wife, their wedding day was going to be a success. And when the rules changed and let them have the wedding of their dreams? Well, it was worth all the stress. See why for yourself by clicking here.
Charleston Yacht Club, Charleston, South Carolina
Date: April 3rd, 2021
Each year, by the time spring rolls around, I'm counting down the days until the start of a new wedding season. Despite having 11 years experience as a wedding photographer I'm still as excited for a bride and groom's big day as I was on my first assignment.
Even so, I don't know if I've ever looked more forward to a wedding season than 2021. And I can't say I've ever been more eager for a "first wedding of a year" than I was for Stephanie and Stephen's big day in Charleston, South Carolina back in April. Want to see why? Check it out for yourself by clicking here.
St. Mary's Catholic Church, Norton, Massachusetts
Date: December 5th, 2020
How do you stay positive when it seems like everything is going off the rails? That's a question I'm sure many of us have asked this year but, for Victoria and Keith, it's one that defined their wedding day.
Not only were this bride and groom forced to cancel plans for a beautiful wedding reception thanks to a global pandemic but even the day of their ceremony was beset by never-ending rain and horrid weather.
Yet, this couple not only stayed positive but they had an amazing wedding day DESPITE the obstacles. Want to see how? Check it out for yourself by clicking here.
Granite Rose, Hampstead, New Hampshire
Date: November 22nd, 2020
The year 2020 has been a trying one was many brides and grooms but, at the end of the day, I've found the most important thing a couple can do when planning a wedding is not to lose sight of the ultimate goal: Getting married to the person you love.
Michael and Christina kept that goal in mind as they planned their late November wedding day and though it may have been smaller than they initially thought, it was the absolute perfect day for so many reasons. Want to see why? See for yourself by clicking here.
Blissful Meadows, Uxbridge, Massachusetts
Date: October 16th, 2020
I love a couple that can deal with any curve ball you throw at them and the minute I met Ashley & Justin, I knew they were one of them. And, thank goodness because they needed it on their wedding day.
Whether it was moving their ceremony indoors at the last minute, being limited to one small portion of a barn for family formals or wet weather for their bride and groom portraits, Ashley and Justin never let the weather get them down and it paid off with one of my favorite weddings of the year. Want to see why? Check it out for yourself by clicking here.
Brewster Gardens, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Date: October 10th, 2020
If there's one thing that 2020 has taught me, it's that it's not the size of the wedding that matters, it's the love a couple shares with their closest friends and family.
Nowhere was that truer than when I photographed Katie and Merrill's October wedding.
Katie and Merrill had a simple wedding day with very few bells and whistles and, honestly, I'm SO GLAD they did. If you want to see why this was one of my favorite shoots of the year, despite not having met the bride and groom until an hour before they said "I do," check out the photos by clicking here.
Squantum Association, Riverside, Rhode Island
Date: September 27th, 2020
To me, one of the weirdest aspects of the 2020 wedding season, which has severely been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, is this idea that it's impossible to have a proper wedding without 150 guests and a giant dance floor.
Many of my clients choose to have intimate affairs regardless of pandemic-related restrictions and Gina and Philip are proof as to why that works quite well as they wanted a small wedding long before it was cool.
To see why that fit their wedding perfectly, check out the photos for yourself by clicking here.
Mary, Queen of the Rosary & Zukas Hilltop Barn
Date: September 20th, 2020
You can tell an awful lot about a bride and groom by the special events they plan on their wedding day and, in the case of Jonathan & Gina, their September wedding day in Spencer, Massachusetts was centered on three things: Their relationship, their dog and their family.
Throughout an incredibly fun day and evening, Jonathan and Gina paid tribute to those closest to them and it made for one of the most fun weddings I've seen all year. Want to see why? Check it out for yourself by clicking here.
Private Residence, Franklin, Connecticut
Date: September 19th, 2020
As much as weddings are known for the big moments like the first kiss, first dance and cake cutting, to me, it's the little moments that really make the day.
And this was evident all day and night long as Alena and Gabriel said "I do" back in September.
Getting married in a small celebration at a private residence in Franklin, Connecticut, Alena and Gabe's wedding day was defined by a lot of emotional moments that came and went in a blink of an eye. Want to know which ones I'm talking about? Check out their photos for yourself by clicking here.
Michael & Porchia
Hotel Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
Date: September 4th, 2020
You can tell a lot about a couple by what they prioritize on their wedding day and I knew the minute I started my coverage of Michael and Porchia's wedding back in September that the thing that mattered most to them was family.
What I didn't know was how much family would be the biggest theme of the event. Michael and Porchia's wedding day was as beautiful as it was selfless and you can see why for yourself by checking out some of my favorite photos from their September nuptials by clicking here.
Angel & Josh
St. Barnabus Church & Cranston Country Club
Date: August 29th, 2020
As a man who was raised Italian, I know what it's like to be in an incredibly rowdy and crazy room full of family on a hectic day and there are few days more hectic than a wedding day.
Perhaps that's why I enjoyed Angel and Josh's wedding day so much. The pair reminded me of my family in all the best ways and I couldn't help but smile throughout an afternoon 13 years in the making.
Angel and Josh had one of my favorite weddings of 2020 and, if you'd like to see why, check out their big day for yourself by clicking here.
Private Residence, Norwich, Connecticut
Date: August 15th, 2020
There's been a lot of discussion this year about whether brides and grooms should keep their 2020 weddings as planned or postpone to 2021 and beyond.
One of things I haven't seen talked about are couples like Nate and Aurora who use this crazy, unprecedented year to their advantage.
Nate and Aurora have always wanted a small wedding and 2020 was the perfect chance to have just that with no guilt. It was the perfect decision and if you want to see why, check out their big day for yourself by clicking here.
Private Residence, Pascoag, Rhode Island
Date: August 14th, 2020
There's a moment during almost every wedding I've ever photographed when I'm watching a bride or groom and trying to compose the perfect shot and I can't help but think to myself "They look so happy."
It's one of my favorite parts about being a wedding photographer and when I saw the way both Marisa and Larry had that look on their face throughout their August elopement, I couldn't help but smile.
Marisa and Larry hadn't planned to get married in August but I'm sure glad they did and if you'd like to see why, check it out for yourself by clicking here.
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Blissful Meadows Golf Club, Uxbridge, Mass.
Date: August 8th, 2020
I've always believed a positive attitude will help you achieve almost anything in this world and in a year where it's so easy to be negative and stressed out, I believe it more now than ever before.
Couples like Leanne & Evan help me keep this optimistic worldview. While this bride and groom never planned to postpone their wedding three months, they also never let their positivity toward the day get upended. In the end, it made for one of my favorite days of all of 2020 and you can see why for yourself by clicking here.
Private Residence, Coventry, Rhode Island
Date: July 9th, 2020
To say 2020 has been a difficult year for brides and grooms in New England is an understatement. For the first time in a century, the world has been upended by a global pandemic and, with it, any and all plans couples had to be married were thrown out the window.
But many couples have found a way to adapt and Jen and Jon are one of them. Not only did they make sure to get married on their original wedding date but their reception four months later proved worth the wait. See why no virus was going to stop this bride and groom by clicking here.
Private Residence, Fall River, Massachusetts
Date: May 16th, 2020
What do you do if you're a bride and groom planning a wedding and a global pandemic forces you to cancel or postpone? Well, if you're Elizabeth and Steve, you refused to let it ruin a day you worked so hard for and you find a socially distant and safe way to say "I do" like you planned all along.
I had the pleasure of documenting Elizabeth and Steve's elopement this month and though it may not have been the big party they were expecting, it's was still sweet and beautiful. See why I won't soon forget this day by clicking here.