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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
Crystal Lake Golf Club, Mapleville, Rhode Island
Date: July 23rd, 2022
Weddings are stressful events and, while it might seem like an easy thought to have, being able to laugh and joke around on the day you get married is a rare trait.
That's why I loved Megan and Louis' July wedding at Crystal Lake Golf Club so much. These two absolute sweethearts never let the stress of their day overwhelm them and, more importantly, stayed true to themselves even during one of their lives' most important moments.
And the photos? They reflected that. Want to see why? Check them out for yourself here.
St. Mary's Parish & Wyndham Newport Hotel
Date: July 9th, 2022
Like many adults my age, I have an affinity for the magic of Disney. Look, I grew up with it.
But, as a wedding photographer, that love runs even deeper because I know whenever I encounter a bride and groom that incorporates Disney into their special day that they're a fun couple that believes in fairy tales and happy ever after.
Few couples have proven that statement more than Jamie and Scott and you can see why their Disney-themed wedding really was a dream come true by checking it out for yourself here.
Danversport, Danvers, Mass.
Date: July 3rd, 2022
At its core, wedding photography is a game of patience.
In my case for Ida and Justin's July wedding date, that meant checking every couple of minutes if the sun would FINALLY let up enough for us to shoot some bride and groom portraits.
It took a while but it finally did some 20 minutes before sunset on that July afternoon and, boy, was it worth the wait. See why I loved Justin and Ida's portraits, and their wedding day as a whole by checking it out for yourself here.
Coachmen's Lodge, Bellingham, Mass.
Date: July 1st, 2022
At their core, weddings are supposed to be fun and, as much as I try to remind my couples of this, most of them get caught up in the stress and seriousness of the day and forget to just relax and enjoy themselves.
Not Emily and Josh, though. These two, who were married back in July at Coachmen's Lodge in Bellingham, Massachusetts had a wedding day that was, from start to finish, one of the most fun I've ever seen.
Want to know why? Check it out for yourself by clicking here.
Avenir, Walpole, Mass.
Date: June 26th, 2022
It never ceases to amaze me that even now, 12 years after I photographed my first wedding, I'm still discovering new venues I've never been to before that are so beautiful they blow my mind.
For Marissa and David's wedding back in June, this meant by first-ever trip to Avenir in Walpole, Massachusetts and, I've got to be honest, it was well worth the wait.
Marissa and David had an absolutely gorgeous wedding day and it was only partly because of the location they chose. See it for yourself by clicking here.
Private Residence, Danvers, Mass.
Date: June 18th, 2022
It's cliche but you can really tell a lot about a couple by the first impression you get when you meet them.
When I met Amanda and Michael after a bridal expo back in January, I knew right away they were my kind of people and their backyard wedding at the bride's mother's house was going to be fun.
What I didn't know is just how much fun it would be but when I headed out TWO HOURS into the four hours they set aside for dancing, and they were still going, I knew this would be a wedding I wouldn't soon forget. See why for yourself by clicking here.
Soprano's Casino By The Sea, Falmouth, Mass.
Date: June 17th, 2022
If there's one thing that will make or break your wedding day as a bride and groom, it's your ability to handle stress.
For Jesse and Michelle, who were married back in June at Soprano's Casino By The Sea, this meant staying calm as a downpour rolled through their area right before they walked down the aisle, delaying their ceremony by a full half hour.
Did Jesse and Michelle freak out? Absolutely not. And that's why their wedding day was a beautiful one I know they won't forget. Check it out by clicking here.
First Unitarian Church of Providence
Date: June 11th, 2022
If we're being honest, the main goal of any wedding for a bride and groom — besides, ya know, the whole getting married thing — has got to be to do something or having something so memorable your friends and family members never forget it.
For Carolyn and Lucas, I know deep down the one thing their guests will be talking about forever is the afternoon of super fun and super sweet contra dancing that everyone brave enough to take to the dance floor loved instantly. Want to see why? Check it out for yourself by clicking here.
Wright's Farm, Burrillville, Rhode Island
Date: June 3rd, 2022
I've said this more times than I can count but I genuinely believe WHERE you get married says a ton about who you are as a bride and groom.
That's why I knew Amanda and Chris were my kind of people when they told me they have their big day at Wright's Farm in Burrillville, Rhode Island.
Wright's Farm is an institution in the Ocean State and is beloved for their family-style meals and amazing atmosphere and both were true on the day made their marriage official-official. Want to see why? Check out this awesome wedding for yourself by clicking here.
The Pond House Cafe, West Hartford, Connecticut
Date: June 2nd, 2022
I love the beauty of New England. No matter how long you live here, you still discover new things to fall in love with and, for me, I can't see any other new location hitting me quite like the Pond House Cafe did for Ryan and Stephanie's wedding back in June.
How special was this spot? Well, it was so nice that neither I, the bride or groom cared even a little that it was raining during their first look. We just HAD to take photos here.
And you know what? It was worth it. Want to see why?Check it out for yourself by clicking here.
Saphire Estate, Sharon, Massachusetts
Date: May 20th, 2022
Among my biggest worries on a wedding day is whether or not a bride and groom will have time to actually enjoy themselves.
Weddings are stressful and they go by the blink of an eye but, thankfully, sometimes it's quite obvious when a bride and groom are making the most of every moment.
Case in point: Jennifer and Zachary, who turned the last hour of their reception into the most jam-packing party I've ever seen. Want to know why I feel that way? Check it out for yourself by clicking here.
Five Bridge Inn, Rehoboth, Massachusetts
Date: May 7th, 2022
One of my favorite feelings on a wedding day is the wide grin on my face that I struggle to hide when I see a bride and groom truly enjoying their day.
For some people, this is evident when they look longingly at each other during their a ceremony. For Jaclyn and Corey, it was in the way they kept making each other laugh. And I can't think of a more fitting way for these two to have become husband and wife.
Jaclyn and Corey were married in May at Five Bridge Inn and if you want to see why it was one of the most fun wedding days I've ever shot, click here.
The Villa at Ridder Country Club
Date: April 16th, 2022
As much as I love the entire wedding photography process with a bride and groom — from our first consult until I deliver the images — sometimes it's just nice to show up, shoot and leave.
That's one of the reasons I love occasionally working as a second shooter and while I don't plan on picking up a ton of second shooter gigs this year, I am so glad I got to photograph Tonya and Matt's wedding back in April for Pretty Nerdy Photography.
Why? It was a day full of tons of fun, no stress and lots of cool moments. See for yourself by clicking here.
Lake Pearl, Wrentham, Massachusetts
Date: December 4th, 2021
As a wedding photographer, you always want to end on a strong note. Whether it's an engagement session, a wedding or an entire wedding season, there's no better feeling than walking away from something you finished feeling great about how things turned out.
And that's what I adored the most about Kevin & Jillian's December wedding at Lake Pearl.
My final shoot of 2021, I couldn't have asked for a nicer or sweeter day to close out the best wedding season of my career and if you'd like to see why, check it out for yourself by clicking here.
Newport Marriott, Newport, Rhode Island
Date: December 3rd, 2021
I have a pretty simple rule when it comes to the music at a wedding reception: If I see a live band, I know we're in for one heck of a party.
Melissa and Patrick proved this theory to me once again as their December wedding day was FULL of amazing moments on and off the dance floor.
But I've expect nothing less as this couple are amazing in so many ways on their own.
Whether it was a sweet first look, some well-timed bride and groom portraits in the cold or their sweet and touching ceremony, this is one day worth checking out.
Kirkbrae Country Club, Lincoln, Rhode Island
Date: November 21st, 2021
Whenever I'm driving home from shooting a wedding, I can't help but think about the one moment above all that defined the day for the bride and groom.
For Catherine and Sean, that moment when they asked their guests to leave the Kirkbrae Country Club ballroom and took the dance floor by themselves for one last song.
It was a storybook ending to a beautiful wedding day but it was just one moment on a day full of memories and you can check out some of the rest of this, one of my favorite weddings of 2021, by clicking here.
Bournedale Function Facility, Plymouth, Mass.
Date: November 20th, 2021
As much as I enjoy fall weddings in New England, I always find myself a bit worried when the calendar turns to mid November.
You never quite know what you're in for over the last six or so weeks of a given year so when Allison and Joe told me they were getting married by the water toward the end of November, I panicked a bit inside.
Luckily, my worries of a wintery, cold, outdoor wedding were overblown as Allison and Joe had a beautiful, warmer-than-expected ceremony that was absolutely perfect for them. Why? Check it out here.
Newport Vineyards, Middletown, Rhode Island
Date: November 6th, 2021
One of my favorite parts of being a wedding photographer is that, at some point during a wedding day, the people you're working with forget you're there.
That's when I get to see how they act in real life and, most times, it's beautiful and sweet. For Amelia and Giuliana, who said "I do" back in November at Newport Vineyards, it was also apparently very, very funny.
Amelia and Giuliana are an amazing couple who compliment each other so well and their wedding day was one FULL of smiling, laughing and beautiful moments. Want to see why? Check it out here.
Camp Kiwanee, Hanson, Massachusetts
Date: October 23rd, 2021
There are a lot of reasons why I got into wedding photography but the main thing that KEEPS me in wedding photographer is finding really fun couples that I can be myself around .
I knew within minutes of meeting Elizabeth and Spencer that they were the exact kind of couple and were planning the exact kind of wedding I love to shoot.
What kind of wedding is that? A beautiful and romantic wedding that never takes itself too seriously. Oh ... and one that is awkward. In the best way possible. Want to see what I mean? Check it out here.
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Crystal Lake Golf Club, Mapleville, Rhode Island
Date: October 16th, 2021
If you told me I could choose one specific venue, on one specific day, to shoot a wedding every year, I wouldn't blink an eye and I'd say "Give me Crystal Lake Golf Club on a Saturday in the middle of October."
Why? Because nothing says "Fall in New England" better than that. Especially with a couple as amazing as Nicole and Sherry, who were married on, quite possibly, the most beautiful day of the fall season.
I'm so glad it was them I got to photograph on this beautiful day because they took full advantage of the weather in every way. How? Check it out here.