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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

Connecticut wedding photography

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.

Hotel Providence Wedding Photos

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Rhode Island Wedding Photography

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.

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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.

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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.

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