Grüetzi from Switzerland! |Boston & Zurich-Based Wedding Photographer

What an amazing two weeks spent gorging daily on cheese, delicious breads, and of course, the occasional Honold swiss chocolate;)

Here are a few photos from my time there…with much more to come in a few months as Jarige Photography will be back in Zurich late December 2014 through mid-January 2015, with availability for winter portrait sessions, engagements, elopements and weddings!

 

Je parle aussi français y español…

 

From Ticino, Switzerland (In Gerra and Brione):

 

Lavertezzo, Ticino, Switzerland:In Brissago, Ticino, Switzerland (beautiful lake views and a handsome local ;):

In Ascona, Ticino, Switzerland:

Via Mala:Canton Zurich:

Kloentalersee, in Glarus, Switzerland – a truly magical place….

 

Zurich <3

The Old City of Bern, Switzerland:

 

Back in Zurich!

There were too many photos to post this time, but we’re looking forward to some gorgeous wintry landscapes in December….

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