I couldn’t be more excited to share these images from Danielle and Kevin’s intimate destination wedding in Venice, Italy! Danielle and Kevin met in Venice while traveling abroad on a school trip for an art history course, and when they began planning their wedding (after getting engaged in Iceland, one of my favorite other countries!) they realized none of their initial plans were really feeling right. So, they decided to gather their families and bring them back to where it all started for an amazing week long trip of a lifetime.
With the help of an extremely talented wedding planner, Danielle and Kevin crafted the most beautiful day for their friends and family. The two began by getting ready at the Ca’ Sagredo hotel which has no shortage of historic details inside. We all water taxied to Palazzo Cavalli for the most adorable little city hall wedding, then proceeded to Piazza San Marco for drinks with live music. Watching Danielle and Kevin dance with their grandmothers in the square brought me back to this time last year when I was doing the same thing with mine! Sidenote: Italy has a piece of my heart. We wandered around for an hour or two to take portraits while their guests freshened up, then made our way to a little restaurant for their reception where we were fed something like five or six courses. I truly thought I was going to explode. People always think European countries eat healthier than us, which I definitely believe to be true! Until you make it to said countries and realize you need three different appetizers, bread, a salad, a main course, and two desserts. What an experience I will never forget.
When Hannah and Toni approached me about photographing their intimate wedding at Oleana, I was all in. Secretly one of my goals moving forward is to photograph more intimate gatherings, and I loved everything these two had planned for their day! They chose the absolutely amazing restaurant Oleana in Cambridge, MA to host their wedding day, and let me tell you it did not disappoint. (As a side note this may have been, quite honestly, the best food I have ever been fed at a wedding). Back to Hannah and Toni though! Hannah is a creative specializing in jewelry making (check out her earrings, she made those!), with an absolutely amazing sense of style. With the help of Liz from Mikado Weddings, Hannah and Toni’s intimate yet stylish wedding plans were brought to life. These two were troopers as we pranced around Cambridge for photos, where they received so many honks and congratulations from passerby’s! Ahh, there is just nothing like a good city wedding!
Caroline is a really old friend of mine, we date all the way back to an elementary school sailing camp where we met! So when she asked me to photograph her backyard wedding on her father’s property, I didn’t have to think twice about saying yes. We met as youngins and reconnected when we went to high school together. Cue far too many insane adventures to list in a blog post. We went our separate ways for college but I watched her relationship with Alex blossom from afar. It was so easy to tell she was in love!
Caroline is a super creative gal (one of the reasons I gravitated towards her in high school) and she did all of the calligraphy for her wedding. She use to work for a florist AND a tent company so she crafted the most magical, detailed backyard wedding ever. Plus the evening ended with a special appearance from Elton John…
Dress: Truvelle, Natalie dress from Dream Bridal Boutique
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Hair: Fusion Beauty
Florist: Robin Hollow Farm
DJ: Wicked Good Entertainment
Catering: Emery’s Catering
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Cake: Isis Cakes
Rentals: Ryan Designs
Jennifer and Charlie threw the most amazing seaside backyard wedding at Jennifer’s childhood home in Manchester-by-the-sea this past summer. These two mean business! They are both in the photography and art fields at their home in San Francisco, so to say the pressure was on would be an understatement. I so appreciated working with these two! They loved that I shot film, and being able to geek out with people about art brought me back to the time I spent in art school. They paid such attention to detail, even hand making their programs and menus on a Risograph machine which, if you know what that is, is SO kickass! Jennifer also wore her mother’s dress which was originally made by her aunt. I’m not even going to try to describe it here, just wait. They ended the night with a surprise fireworks shot put on by their friends. None of us were prepared for it in the most magical way possible. What a way to throw a party!
Finally blogging some of my 2017 weddings, starting with Liz and Pete’s backyard celebration at Liz’s childhood home turned wedding venue Greylock Valley Estate! Liz and I clicked from the moment we chatted over the phone. She described her wedding day vision to me which was not only personal but extremely creative and full of passion. Bathtub bar? Check. Antique wooden ceremony chairs? Check. A house full of persian rugs and vintage wallpaper? Check! I spent my entire day fan-girling over the oasis Liz, Pete and her family have created over the years at this gorgeous home nestled in the Berkshires.
Liz and Pete had such a natural chemistry and Liz was so excited about taking photos around her childhood property. The excitement was absolutely contagious! I couldn’t wait to explore with them and learn more about the land and Liz growing up there. I feel so privileged to have been a part of this special day and I can’t wait to see all of the gorgeous future weddings that grace this new venue!
Hey guys, it’s been a while since I have posted anything on here! I swear I haven’t been slacking in general, just in the blogging department ;). I am finally posting Matt and Christen’s World’s End engagement session that we shot in early summer! We all adventured out to Hingham to visit this gem of a location. This place is perfect combination of ocean and land and we had such a blast walking around this expansive location to shoot. Their big day is quickly approaching (although hopefully not too quickly, November take your time) and I can’t wait to see what they have planned!
I have been working with Michelle of Uncommon Feasts off and on for the past few months to assist her in some marketing materials. She recently approached me about working with the seriously talented Catrine Kelty to style and photograph some of her specialties. Needless to say I jumped on the opportunity! I photographed Michelle’s process and then waited for Catrine to work her styling magic. Side note: styling is such an art form! Never underestimate the necessity to have a stylist on your team, whether you are planning a shoot or planning your wedding! Their eye for detail is priceless.
So happy with how these turned out!
So excited to finally share these on the blog! Jennie and I got together about a month ago with the help of my killer florist friends Moonstone and Moss, right as the leaves were finally starting to show signs of spring. We headed over to World’s End (my favorite place of all time) and found these lovely little trees in bloom! We then headed over to Nantasket Beach and ran around like crazy people wrapped in ivy until the sun set. I love fun shoots like this with friends and I hope to do many more of them this summer!
I am finally getting around to blogging a set from the Jake Anderson Workshop I attended in the Catskills this past January at the lovely Foxfire Mountain house. Nestled deep in the mountains of New York, we spent a weekend learning, shooting, eating and drinking. I met some of the kindest individuals from across the country (and outside of the country! Hello Pam from Canada!) who were willing to answer questions just as frequently as they asked them. We dove into the world of branding, marketing, and general logistics for shooting film. My favorite par, of course, was participating in some beautifully styled shoots.
It was probably 20 degrees outside for this shoot. Thankfully these two were so madly in love, you couldn’t really tell! Meanwhile everyone in the group was bundled from head to toe in winter gear. Felt a little bad about that one…
Workshop Jake Anderson Workshop
Stylist Lacey Geary
Florist Kelly Lenard
Paper Goods Plume Calligraphy
Silk Frou Frou Chic
Engraving Paper Birch Designs
Venue Foxfire Mountain House
Film Lab Photovision
Dress Dreamers and Lovers
I recently had the privilege of photographing a Truevine Studio floral workshop at SPACE Boston! Kaylyn and her team set up a beautifully designed workshop for all the attendees, which included delicious sweets by Mayflour Confections and Nectar and Green. Kaylyn was an open book during this workshop, sharing a plethora of knowledge about how to craft bouquets and take care of flowers long term. I tried to pay attention to her tips and tricks in between shooting, since I don’t have much of a green thumb myself! If anyone is interested in learning the in’s-and-out’s of floral design in Boston, check out Truevine’s website for more workshop dates!