Cristina & Greg’s Barn Wedding at the Warren Conference Center & Inn! | Ashland Wedding Photographer

Check out Cristina & Greg’s rustic wedding at the lovely Warren Conference Center & Inn in Ashland, MA!  You might remember this cute pair from their adorable apple orchard engagement session last fall  :)  The bride and groom picked another gorgeous country setting for their big day:

 

 

Congrats to this awesome duo!  Your wedding was a blast and I was thrilled to be a part of it:)

 

 

Stefanie & Viet’s Wellesley College Engagement Shoot | Boston Wedding Photographer

Check out these highlights from Stefanie & Viet’s e-session, at Stefanie’s alma mater, Wellesley College.  This adorable pair met back when Stefanie was an undergrad at Wellesley:)

 

Julie & Kyle Sail Away Together…on their Schooner Yacht Wedding in Portland, Maine! | Maine Wedding Photographer

I was so excited when Julie & Kyle contacted me about photographing their wedding on the Wendameen Schooner yacht…The plan was simple:  Meet on the docks in Portland, board the sailboat, get married on the boat while sailing away to the fabulously, beautiful and private Cow Island with their friends and family in tow, party it up on the island, and then sail back home to Portland.

 

Not having shot a wedding on a boat (this was a first for me!), I did run through some disaster-type scenarios in my head (potential for sea-sickness, cameras and gear getting splashed or rained on if it was a stormy day – or worse, falling over the side of the boat…you get the idea!)  But as Jefferson said: with great risk comes great reward, and fortunately for Julie & Kyle (and all of us), we were rewarded with a beautiful, sunny, warm and breezy day, just perfect for a sail…and more importantly, just the right setting in which to celebrate these two wonderful people and the fact that they found each other <3

 

I met up with Julie first at the Portland Harbor Hotel where she was getting ready with Mom and friends:

 

Fresh flowers weren’t allowed on the schooner, so Julie found this adorable paper pinwheel bouquet on Etsy!  She was also able to use the same pinwheel for Kyle’s boutonniere…:)

 

 

The lovely bride:

 

I told Julie she reminded me of someone famous…it wasn’t until later that day I realized who her celebrity doppelganger was…any guesses?  Imagine the bouquet is a microphone….:)

 

Down in the harbor, Kyle waited patiently for his bride to be revealed…..

 

Seeing each other for the first time:

 

Dad brought along a photo of Julie & Kyle’s dog Penny with the caption “I do too!”  So sweet, I’m sure Sophie (my little fur child) would have approved:

 

 

Then it was time to board the boat and set sail:
The bride and groom boarded in processional style, while Julie’s uncle played guitar….

 

On the boat, there were decorative tackle boxes, buoys and  fish hooks with love and words of wisdom…

 

Did you figure out yet which celebrity singer Julie resembles?  … You Oughta Know…  (that was a pretty big hint, by the way…)

 

Once the sails were up and we were out to sea , the Captain gathered everyone for the ceremony:

 

 

 

And then they were married!!!

 

We did some photos of the newlyweds around the boat, doing our best to ride the waves and maneuver around people, masts and rope, while staying onboard!  It was pretty fun:)

 

I love the shot of bride and groom steering the boat:)

 

We also did some family photos while we could grab some shade on the other side of the boat…

 

 

Then it was time to eat, drink and be merry, as we arrived on lovely Cow Island!

 

There were so many pretty spots on Cow island…I could have easily spent the day taking photos.  Here are some more bride and groom pics from the island:

 

 

The reception kicked off with a yummy lobster bake, fresh corn on the cob, blueberry cobbler, and whoopie pies!

 

 

Kyle and Julie both made beautiful toasts to each other and thanked their guests:

 

Then they shared their first dance as husband and wife:

 

And danced with their parents:

 

 

After dinner it was time to break out the hula hoops and shake those hips!

 

 

Our island stay was short, but sweet….On the way back, they had me take a water taxi alongside the schooner for the first 20 minutes, so I was able to get some photos of everyone on the boat from the water!

 
In this first shot, you can see everyone on the boat, including the bride and groom in the front:)

 

We couldn’t resist doing the Titanic shot….

 

What an incredibly lovely, thoughtful, fun and playful wedding (and it kind of felt like a mini-vacation for me :))  Kyle & Julie (or should I say, Alanis?)  - thank you so much for including me in your big day!  I wish you SO much love and happiness together….. <3

 

 

 

 

Huan & Yang’s Big Day! | Massachusetts Wedding Photographer

Huan & Yang are two of the sweetest people I know – one of the many reasons why they are perfectly matched :)  I’ve known Huan, a skiing and hiking buddy, for a few years, but only recently met his other half, Yang.  Her name means “sunshine” in Chinese and her always cheery, kind disposition certainly lives up to the name!  I was thrilled to be a part of this adorable couple’s wedding at the Independence Harbor.  Here are some highlights from their wedding day….

 

 

The beautiful sunshiny bride, Yang:)

 

 

And handsome groom, Huan:

 

 

Sharing their first look:

 

 

Huan with his groomsmen:

 

 

And Yang with her bridesmaids:

 

With everyone gathered at Independence Harbor, it was time to get married!

 

 

 

We did a few formal photos with family after the ceremony….

 

And then did some bride and groom formals:

 

 

Close friend Dan (also their dancing coach for the first dance!), came out to say hello before the couple headed inside for the reception:)

 

 

Making their entrance as husband and wife!

 

Husband and wife shared their first dance:

 

Friends made toasts….

 

And then it was time to cut the cake!

 

 

Then Yang called all the single ladies onto the dancefloor for the bouquet toss:

 

 

Huan & Yang – I was so happy to be a part of your wedding and I’m so excited for you both…looking forward to hearing about your many adventures, and to future skiing and hiking trips all together !!! Best wishes and XOXO

 

 

An Inspiring Wedding Day for Brunonians Jing & Dennis :) | Rhode Island Wedding Photographer

 

Jing and Dennis are truly, madly, deeply in love…something so apparent to anyone who’s spent more than a few minutes with this couple :)  Jing left her home in Sweden to study at Brown, where she met Dennis and the rest, as they say, is history…Both actors, this creative duo decided to tie the knot at the wonderful Providence Art Club.  Here are some highlights from their big day:

 

 

Jing’s beautiful handwritten vows were just one of the many personal touches at this wedding:

 

 

Jing’s flowers also looked and smelled amazing….

 

 

The gorgeous bride:

 

 

A couple flights down, Dennis and his groomsmen were also getting ready:

 

Handsome groom Dennis, waiting to see his bride:

 

 

The first look:

 

We did some formals of the wedding party:

 

I just love College Green and the gates at Brown University….such a perfect backdrop for photos of these two lovebirds:

 

A little piece of Italy…right in Providence!  I loved this alley for a private moment between Dennis & Jing:

 

After our little stroll, we returned to the Providence Art Club to prepare for the ceremony!

 

We grabbed one more photo of the bride & groom up on the roofdeck:

 

Beautiful Jing, ready to be married!

 

 

The couple were married by a beloved Theater Professor:

 

While Dennis & Jing read their personally written vows, there wasn’t a dry eye among their guests (including this photographer).  Their words and the love they so deeply felt were inspiring:

 

Husband and wife!

 

 

Cocktail hour:

 

 

The newlyweds and their immediate family sneaked out during the cocktail hour for some family formals:

 

 

Then it was time for the dinner reception:

 

They had an incredible cake by Emily Oliveira:

 

 

After close friends and family made toasts, Dennis surprised Jing with a beautiful song he’d written just for her…

 

 

The party moved upstairs after dinner where husband and wife shared their first dance:

 

 

And parent dances….

 

The night wrapped up with some serious booty-shaking on the dancefloor!

 

 

Jing & Dennis – you are inspiring couple to be around and your wedding day was absolutely magical from start to finish!  Wishing you so much love and happiness in your new life together!!!

**Special thanks to Dawn Temple, of Bellaria Designs Photography, for 2nd shooting =)