A COZY WINTER WELCOME!
A COZY WINTER WELCOME!
Anna and Matt are two of the most adorable people I might get to photograph in 2015! They share a sweet love story that culminates in a wedding day celebration on their private family property in Sandwich, MA this coming May 30th, and it couldn’t have been more perfect than to meet them in the snow this winter around the same property! You know I LOVE winter photos in the snow!
We explored downtown Sandwich for some fun starting photos, and then found our way out to Great Marsh. While we all love the Sandwich Boardwalk nearby, we stopped just short of capturing the “typical” photos for the area and kept exploring on our own instead. I love that we found some unique spots I’d never photographed before – just a smidge away from where I always photograph!
We ended up at the old train station in town – a new favorite perhaps!! Though I think it was the snow that did it!
One of my favorite parts about engagement sessions is the ability to socialize a bit and get to know each other before THE DAY. And that we did! Anna, Matt & I chatted throughout the entire session, and I learned that they had some special ties back to The Daniel Webster Inn on Main Street in Sandwich. We decided to close our time with a little cocktail in the cozy, historic pub!
Anna & Matt, I can NOT wait to join you guys as my first wedding of the new year! You have a beautiful energy together, and it’s going to be a truly wonderful celebration! XO
I had the EXTREME honor of photographing this South Africa wedding with one of my closest pals, Alicia Swedenborg! Admittedly, this was a little while back, but I wanted to give her the chance to share and publish this wedding first. You’ll find other posts from our adventure at these links:
But today I’m excited to share these wedding portraits of Candice and Justin! We photographed their wedding in the town of Nottingham Road, and then continued our journey up to the Drakensberg Mountains for photos in their wedding dress and suit & tie!
These two are the absolute sweetest, and were so welcoming of Alicia and I on their journey. It was lovely to witness different cultures and traditions, but also to capture the same beautiful love that brings couples together around the world!
Even a little splashing in the water? Heck yes – for the photos of course!
Candice and Justin, your wedding day (and week) is one that will always remain at the very top of my memories and day-dreams! It was an absolute pleasure to get to know you both, and your country! I wish you all the very best in this lifetime together!
And Alicia, my dear friend, I thank you for sharing this once-in-a-lifetime trip with me. We have travelled to some of the craziest, coolest weddings together – photographed in snowstorms, apple orchards, Sonoma vineyards and the Indian Ocean together. I can’t wait to see where our friendship goes next!
SO exciting to be featured on Real Simple.com this past week!
The article features seven of the biggest trends for 2015 weddings, and I’m loving that my clients are leading the way!
Erica & Greg were married this past September at Topnotch Resort in Stowe, Vermont, and what an incredible weekends in the Green Mountains it was! Stowe has long been one of my favorite towns in Vermont, and I used to work for the ski mountain back in college. Being able to capture weddings in such a romantic place is just the bee’s knees! (yeah, I said that) Topnotch Resort made for a gorgeous wedding destination for this NYC couple!Erica & Greg were already glowing on the evening of their rehearsal dinner, and the sunset worked its magic for us as we snapped a few photos. Rehearsals are a favorite of mine for the ability to capture couples and families in a more casual environment, but also to have the chance to meet all the weekend’s VIPs before the big day!The next morning brought a hefty pouring of rain, but you wouldn’t know it on the inside! Great day for sledding around the house?The rain dampened ceremony plans, but a quick change under the tent was perfect! And just in time, the skies transitioned into that dynamic post-storm glow we all know and love for photos!Always a blast when a wedding guest hops on stage – this guy was incredible!Huge congrats to Erica, Greg, and your fantastic family and friends! I hope your first months of married life have been a wonderful continued celebration!
Venue: Topnotch Resort | Flowers: Floral Artistry | Video: Inkspot Crow Films | Catering: Topnotch Resort | Ceremony Guitar: John Halvey and Violinist Allie Harris | Band: FreeStyle | Hair: Topnotch Resort Spa | Makeup: Cynthea’s Spa | Cake Topper: FirstSnowFall | Transportation: Vermont Chauffeured Transportation | Dress: Rivini | Bride Shoes: Giambattista Valli | Groom Shoes: Calvin Klein | Suit: J.Crew | Jewelry: Kate Spade