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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

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Graduate Providence Bride and Groom Form

Providence City Hall & Cranston Portuguese Club 

Date: December 7th, 2019

     By the time I reach the end of a wedding season, every part of my body wants to sleep for four months. The last thing I typically want  is go out there for another six or eight hours and hustle around a dance floor trying to capture every moment.

     But I do. And it's because of couples like Ariel and Sathia. 

      Ariel and Sathia were married in at Providence City Hall in December and it really was the best way for me to close my 2019 season out. You can see why by clicking here.

Independence Harbor wedding photos

Independence Harbor, Assonet, Massachusetts

Date: December 6th, 2019

     December is a time full of holiday joy and renewed appreciation for your friends, family and the things that matter most in your life. 

     For Danielle and Edward, there was no greater way to show that appreciation than saying "I do" three weeks before Christmas and truly embracing the spirit of the holidays as they did.

     From custom centerpieces to a visit from Santa himself, Danielle and Edward went all in on the Christmas spirit for their wedding and it paid off with a truly magical day you can see by clicking here.

Captain Daniel Packer Inne wedding photo

Captain Daniel Packer Inne, Mystic, Connecticut.

Date: November 16th, 2019

     One of my biggest selling points as a wedding photographer is I want every couple to get the photos of their dreams regardless of their budget and/or wedding plans.

     So when Victoria came to me and said she was having a "Viking wedding" and was cutting out almost everything you see on a traditional wedding day, I just knew I had to see it for myself. And I'm glad I did. 

     Victoria and Pembroke might not have had a traditional wedding but they sure had a beautiful one and you can see it all for yourself by clicking here.

Warwick Country Club wedding photos

Saints Rose & Clement, Warwick Country Club

Date: November 10th, 2019

     I ask a lot of my couples but I have a hard and fast rule for every wedding day: I'll never ask you to do something I wouldn't. 

     So when I asked Allison and Jason to give me a few more minutes outside in the chilly November air for their formal photos, it wasn't because I was thrilled to be cold. It was because I knew the best photos were yet to come. And I was right.

     Sunset at Warwick Country Club was one of my favorite parts of Allison & Jason's wedding and you can see why, and see for yourself by clicking here.

Massachusetts wedding photos

St Mary's Catholic Church & Attleboro Elks Lodge

Date: November 9th, 2019

     One look can say a lot, especially on a wedding day, and for Rebecca and Chris, all it took was one look from the groom as his bride walked down the aisle to tell you everything about their relationship.

     Rebecca and Chris were married at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Norton, Massachusetts on a slightly chilly November afternoon but no cold could have stopped this pair from warming each other's hearts. 

     I adored this bride and groom and their wedding and if you want to see why, check it out for yourself by clicking here.

Stonehurst Manor wedding photos

Stonehurst Manor, North Conway, New Hampshire

Date: October 26th, 2019

     When you think of fall in New England, chances are you picture beautiful foliage and picturesque little old colonial towns.

     At least, that's what I always picture and few weddings have ever nailed that visual better or utilized this region at that time of year better than Jill and Chris did during their October wedding at Stonehurst Manor in North Conway, New Hampshire.

     Jill and Chris had one of the most beautiful wedding days I've ever photographed and if you'd like to see why, check it out for yourself by clicking here.

Wyndham Newport Hotel wedding photos

Wyndham Newport Hotel, Newport, Rhode Island

Date: October 25th, 2019

     Wedding days are supposed to be happy ones full of positive emotions. But what happens when you're a bride who is still grieving the loss of a father who passed away three weeks before the big day?

     If you're Bethany, you let the tears fall, take a deep breath and honor his memory with the best wedding possible.

     Bethany and Thomas were married back in Newport back in October and if you'd like to see why this was one of the most emotional weddings I've photographed, check it out for yourself by clicking here.

Cranston Country Club wedding photos

Cranston Country Club, Cranston, Rhode Island

Date: October 19th, 2019

     At least once a year, I find myself in the middle of a portrait session and something about the location we're at just clicks.

     When this happens, I'm usually caught off guard by how beautiful nature can be and find myself saying, in the moment, that these photos are going "in my portfolio." 

     And I knew that was the case the moment I photographed Cora and Dan at Cranston Country Club. To see why I was right and why their wedding photos were some of favorites all year, click here.

Crystal Lake Golf Club wedding photos

St. Brendan's Parish, & Crystal Lake Golf Club

Date: October 13th, 2019

     I'm a sucker for any couple that's willing to give it their all during their formal wedding photos and I knew the moment I asked Kayla and Matthew to sit down on an dock overlooking a lake — and they actually did it — that they were my kind of couple.

     Sure, I already had plenty of awesome photos from their day but, hey, you can never have too much of a good thing right?

     If you want to see why I felt so confident about Kayla & Matt's big day before AND after those dock shots, check them out for yourself by clicking here.

Wright's Mill Farm wedding photos

Wright's Mill Farm, Canterbury, Connecticut

Date: October 12th, 2019

     I have a hard time scouting locations for weddings, mainly because I know no matter when I go, things can change and look completely different from the time of the scout until the wedding itself.

     And while this was certainly true in the case of Nicole and Matthew's October wedding at Wright's Mill Farm, I'm glad it was as I couldn't have envisioned it looking more perfect than it did the day they said "I do."

     Nicole and Matt had one of the most beautiful weddings I've ever photographed and you can see why by clicking here.

St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center wedding

St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center, Woonsocket, R.I.

Date: October 11th, 2019

     No matter how many weddings I shoot in my career, I never want to lose sight of why I started and why I started is the chance to work with couples like Bobbi and Jeremy.

     Bobbi and Jeremy were married in October at the St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center and when I first met them, they initially had removed photography from their budget entirely. Thankfully, I was able to help them reconsider and, though their wedding was one of my smallest this year, it was no less special. See why I loved this intimate wedding day by clicking here.

Saphire Estate wedding photos

Saphire Estate, Sharon, Massachusetts.

Date: October 6th, 2019

     The hardest struggle I find many of my brides and grooms go through in planning a wedding is staying true to the tradition and pageantry of such a big day while also, at the same time, staying true to themselves. It's a delicate balancing act but it's one Jacqueline and Michael walked perfectly during their wedding at Saphire Estate. 

     Everything about Jackie and Mike's wedding was "them." Whether it was the Bruins-inspired decor or rock music playlist, this couple had a vision and stuck to it and you can for yourself by clicking here.

Crystal Lake Golf Club wedding

Crystal Lake Golf Club, Mapleville, Rhode Island

Date: October 5th, 2019

     I don't often know much about my couples before I photograph their weddings but, every now and again, all I need to see is the way they look at each other to know everything about their love and their relationship.

     Ryan and Melissa personify this concept and their October wedding at Crystal Lake Golf Club was a morning full of positive energy and a beautiful love story that I couldn't wait to share.

     Check out why this couple's love for each other was simple contagious and why their early afternoon wedding was a blast to shoot by clicking here.

Arrowhead Acres wedding photos

Arrowhead Acres, Uxbridge, Massachusetts

Date: October 4th, 2019

     I'm a believer that having a great attitude can make or break a wedding so when I found out Michelle & Evan's nuptials were going to take place on an unseasonably cold afternoon in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, I knew the success of the day would rest on the bride and groom's shoulders.

     Thankfully, this isn't a couple that's afraid of slightly chilly weather and Michelle and Evan not only stayed positive on their wedding day, they absolutely crushed it. See why I loved this wedding so much by clicking here.

Quonset O Club wedding photos

Pilgrim Lutheran Church & Quonset "O" Club

Date: September 21st, 2019

     If you've ever been on Pinterest or in a craft store, you've likely seen the phrase "Life isn't measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away." It's a bit of a cliche but, I'll be honest, sometimes we've heard these cliches for a reason.

     Of all the weddings I've shot this year, that mantra best describes Dennis and Amber's big day and if you want to see why it's so much more than just a cliche for these two, check out the moments that made their wedding special by clicking here.

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