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THE STORY BEHIND THE STORIES

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     Have you ever had a moment where something funny or unpredictable happened and you thought to yourself "Man, I'm going to remember that for a long time?" As a Rhode Island wedding photographer, I have more of these moments every year than I could even imagine trying to count. 

     Weddings are the ultimate thrill ride for me. A once-in-a-lifetime day full of special moments and memories that I know my brides and grooms will cherish for a lifetime. With that typically comes a timeline full of things to do, a unrelenting stress for everything to go perfect and, eventually, enough alcohol to wipe away any inhibitions if things don't go exactly how you envisioned them.

     Back in the fall of 2014, when I was just starting my career as a wedding photographer, I thought it would be a good idea to do what everyone on the internet was doing back then: write a blog. The problem, I would discover, was I had nothing of note to say. So I did what any good photographer does: Let the photos speak for themselves. 

     It took me a while to find my voice as a blog writer but I'm so glad I did as I genuinely believe my blog writing has become a key part of documenting a wedding for my couples. These are the inside stories behind the stories of the wedding days that I will remember for the rest of my life. 

     Whether you're planning your own wedding or you just like looking at cool wedding photos and finding out more behind them, I hope you genuinely enjoy these articles. Going forward I will continue writing separate blog entries for each wedding and engagement session I shot and, soon, I will start adding some exciting wedding-related articles I hope help brides and grooms in their quest to plan the perfect day. 

     For now, though, enjoy a stroll back through my favorite stories and images of recent assignments and, as always, thanks for reading.

MY LATEST BLOG POSTS

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Five Bridge Inn Wedding Photos
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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.

Roger Williams Park Engagement Photos
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Roger Williams Park, Providence, Rhode Island
Date: May 14th, 2022

     Part of the reason I love wedding photography is I tend to attract couples with a similar attitude and mindset to me. In the case of Victoria and Daniel, whose May engagement session at Roger Williams Park is one my favorite in a long time, this meant an afternoon of inappropriate jokes and lots and lots of laughter. 

     Victoria and Daniel were so much fun to work with an I genuinely believe our ability to crack each other up helped bring out the best in their photos. Want to see why I feel that way? Check them out for yourself here.

Rocky Point State Park Engagement Photos
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Rocky Point State Park & Goddard Park
Date: May 10th, 2022

     One of the biggest things that will make a photo session the best it can be is flexibility. I think that's why I knew during Courtney and Giovanni's engagement session we were in for a fun time despite some of the toughest weather conditions I've ever photographed in. 

     Within moments of our trip to Rocky Point State Park, it was clear this would be a challenging day and, thanks to a great backup option, we were able to deliver one of my favorite sessions of 2022 so far. See why I adored Courtney & Giovanni's engagement session for yourself by clicking here.

Lake Pearl Wedding Photos
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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 Wedding Photos
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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 Wedding Photos
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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 Wedding Photos
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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. WhyCheck it out here.​​​​

Goddard Park Engagement Photos
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Goddard Park, East Greenwich, Rhode Island
Date: November 11th, 2021

     Anytime I book an engagement session past the first week of November or so, I'm always worried the fall colors won't stick around long enough to make the session as good as it can be. 

     Luckily, that wasn't the case with Jen and Domenic during their mid-November session at Goddard Park as we got one of the last good days for fall foliage. 

     And thank goodness we did as this couple was super easygoing and relaxed the entire time we were together. Perhaps that's why I loved their photos so much so be sure to check them out by clicking here.

Newport Vineyards Wedding Photos
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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.​​​

Rhode Island Engagement Photos
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Private Residence, Exeter, Rhode Island
Date: October 24th, 2021

     One of the best reasons a couple should plan an engagement session is to really get to know their wedding photographer and how they act in a real-world environment. But it works both ways, really.

     When I got the chance to work with Michael and Katie back in October, I had no idea who they were outside of one casual consultation five days earlier.

     Within two hours, they went from total strangers to a couple who I loved working with and could totally envision their upcoming 2022 wedding. And the result? A beautiful fall session definitely worth checking out. ​​​

Camp Kiwanee Wedding Photos
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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.​​

Crystal Lake Golf Club Wedding Photos
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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.​​

Roger Williams Park Engagement Photos
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Roger Williams Park, Providence, Rhode Island
Date: October 14th, 2021

     I tell every couple I work with that the first 10-15 minutes of a photoshoot are always going to be awkward and, for the most part, it is. But I didn't need that awkward period for Ashley and Joel during their October engagement session ... and not just because I photographed a family portrait session with them two days early. 

    No, photographing Ashley and Joel would have been easy whether it was our first of fifth time working together. Why? Because they're awesome. Check out why I feel that way by clicking here.​​​​

Roger Williams Park Engagement Photos
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Roger Williams Park, Providence, Rhode Island
Date: October 13th, 2021

     There really is no better time to live in Rhode Island than the fall. It is hard to imagine something more beautiful than the foliage once the colors start to turn.

     Unless, of course, you're ALSO capturing an amazing love story like Jessica and Phillip's. 

     What was so special about these two and their October engagement session? Well, we were taking their photos at the place Phillip told Jessica he loved her. And it was the place where he proposed. And the weather and fall colors? Absolutely perfection. Don't believe me? Check it out for yourself by clicking here.​​

Five Bridge Inn Wedding Photos
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Five Bridge Inn, Rehoboth, Massachusetts
Date: October 11th, 2021

     One of the most fun things I get to see on a wedding day is the way a bride and groom interact together but, often times, because it's an important day, you may not see the "real" side of the people getting married. 

     That's why I always appreciate when couples let their hair down, so to speak, and act like themselves and I knew the minute I had Megan and Jake on a basketball court shooting hoops as part of their formal photos, that I was seeing their true, authentic self. 

    And it. was. awesome. Want to see why? Check out their big day for yourself by clicking here.​​​

Goddard Park Wedding Photos
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Quidnessett Country Club, North Kingstown, RI
Date: October 10th, 2021

     Even though I've been photographing weddings for 11 years now, I don't think I'll ever get sick of seeing cool things. Perhaps that's why myself saying "That's so cool" at least five times during Tommy and Gina's October wedding day at Quidnessett Country Club.

     Leather jackets? Skulls? Skeleton decorations? Some of the best uplighting I've ever seen? Yes, yes, yes and yes. 

     But those are only SOME of the reasons I loved this wedding so very much. Want to see more? Check out Tommy and Gina's big day for yourself by clicking here.​​​

Massachusetts Wedding Photography
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Old Town Hall, Bedford, Mass.
Date: October 9th, 2021

     I have a special place in my heart for brides and grooms who eschew traditional elements of a wedding so when I first met Matt & Shay and saw their colorful hair and learned the bride planned to wear a black wedding dress down the aisle, I knew right away they were the couple for me.

     I'm just a big fan of staying true to yourself and Matt and Shay sure did that. So much so that I knew before their ceremony even started that this would be one of my favorite weddings of the year. And it sure was.

     Want to see why? Check it out by clicking here.​​

Plymouth Country Club Wedding Photos
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Plymouth Country Club, Plymouth, Mass.
Date: October 8th, 2021

     It's hard to boil Kerri and Jesse's October wedding at Plymouth Country Club down into one moment but, if I had to, that moment would be when the DJ hit the wayback machine to 1981 and tossed on "Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield.

     The song might be a little cheesy, and maybe not the best track for a wedding, but it was the perfect ballad for this party as Kerri waited a lifetime to become Jesse's girl and, on this beautiful night, it was well worth the wait. 

     Want to see why? Check it out by clicking here.​​

Publick House Historic Inn Wedding Photos
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Publick House Historic Inn, Sturbridge, Mass.
Date: October 2nd, 2021

     I'm a big believer in the power of a still photo. When done right, capturing a moment in time in one single frame can tell a story better than video ever could.

     Because of this, I absolutely adore when I catch my brides and grooms in full fledged, uproarious laughter on their wedding days. And few couples I've ever worked with laughed more than Tom and Meaghan. 

     Tom and Meaghan's October wedding was one of the most emotional, fun and, well, perfect weddings I ever had the pleasure of photographing. Want to see why? Check it out by clicking here.​​

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