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What an absolute honor to spend a morning with Kendra and Matt, the photographers behind Summer Street Photography in Somerville, MA!

They are fantastic photographers and awesome people, and they’re excitedly awaiting their first baby too! We met at the Sandwich Boardwalk on the morning of Monday, June 10th – in celebration of their two-year wedding anniversary! I just love photographing the kind of snuggles Matt and Kendra have for each other :-)

Congratulations, Kendra and Matt, on the exciting adventure ahead! XO

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  • June 20, 2013 - 11:03 am

    Stephi - How lovely! :) Yippee!

  • June 20, 2013 - 10:57 pm

    Julie - Love the pictures …. Just everything about these pictures makes me HAPPY!!

  • June 21, 2013 - 10:31 am

    Meredith Sledge - Oh my gosh. I. Love. These! Her dress is AMAZING! I want one!

  • July 11, 2013 - 8:39 am

    Deborah Zoe - Stacey!! THESE are beautiful!! And Kendra you are just a stunning mom to be! Love ya!!

Mike and Amy celebrated their incredible wedding weekend this May in West Tisbury, on the island of Martha’s Vineyard!

I joined the family at their parent’s home for an amazingly heartfelt rehearsal dinner evening Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. There were so many toasts, so much laughter, and definitely a few tears. The morning of their wedding day, Amy and her sisters invited me to join at the house for a private yoga class at 7am… no camera (ok, just one photo!), just breathing in the air of a new day, surrounding our bride with beautiful energy. No better way to start such a momentous day!

The weekend weather was stormy, dramatic, charged and invigorating. The sun came out at Flat Point Farm just in time, and the wind continued to fluff our spirits (read: blow away all the Rabbi’s papers!). More importantly, there was so much love in the air! Mike and Amy have a brief and absolutely gah-gah courtship behind them – love like this just hits you hard! They were so sweet to watch as they savored the day together, and they shared a huge love for their families and friends as well. EVERYONE was so, so happy.

Congratulations, Mike & Amy!

The wind and rain of the day before had cleared, and this sweet dock found its way above water just in time for their first-look :-)

Flowers, flowers, flowers… it doesn’t get much more amazing than Becca from Petal Floral Design, except for when she’s also sister to the groom! It was such an honor to share this day with her as well!

Rabbi Mark was a fantastic addition to the weekend – so hilarious, and so welcoming of all into the Jewish traditions.

The winds swept up and carried Rabbi Mark’s papers into the air, just as the ceremony began! Their family on either side held onto the chuppah for safe keeping.

Sisters! Such a gorgeous combination of colors! (psst, I already bought myself the lipstick Amy’s wearing :-))

More incredible touches by the lovely Becca…

One of the best first-dances I’ve ever seen! Their song – Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” – was sung by brother-in-law (Becca’s husband), Mike – just perfect!

Paying homage to Mike’s Philly routes, cheese-steaks were served at the end of the evening!

Mike & Amy, what can I say… You guys welcomed me in with huge squeezy hugs, and it has been wonderful sharing in your planning as both your photographer and friend. You created the kind of day weekend that makes us “vendors” cry too. I am so incredibly grateful to have been a part of it. Your love is what it’s all about… I wish you a beautiful life ahead!

Venue: Flat Point Farm | Coordination: Danielle Bailey | Floral: Petal Floral Design | Officiant: Rabbi Mark Goldman | Catering: Buckley’s Gourmet Catering | Cake: Cakes By Liz | Band: Live Radio | Film: Esposito Productions | Hair: Sea Spa Salon | Make-Up: Shauna Zarrin | Dress: Modern Trousseau | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Rentals: Seaside Celebrations | Yoga Instructor: Megan Grennan |

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  • June 17, 2013 - 9:17 pm

    meg simone - Incredible! So Stunning! How perfect that you were able to join in with the am yoga AND that Becca is the grooms sister!! Hi Becca! You looked amazing, as did your floral designs. Love your eye on this one Stacey :)

One of my absolute top-favorite days it Italy: hopping the train out to the town of Arezzo for its monthly antiques market!

It just so happened to be Julie‘s birthday as well – a great day!

Over 500 vendors and 100 little shops have participated in this antiques market since 1968. The hilly, narrow streets were lined up and down, every turn we made! It was truly incredible, and how lucky for the Tuscany region to enjoy this every month!

Julie and I came out with vintage maps and postcards, earrings, a few gifts, and an incredible lunch (and Vin Santo!) over a shared table with some lovely women. They were from the midwest U.S., and had met in an Italian language course years ago. All retired now, they just bought a house together in the town of Trevi, and were shopping the antiques market to fill the home. It was the stuff movies are made of

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So much more to come from my month in Italy this April!

See also: The Bikes of Lucca, Italy

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  • June 11, 2013 - 9:59 am

    D Baker - I so enjoyed following you on your vacation on instagram.

  • June 11, 2013 - 10:15 am

    Julie - LOVE IT. Thanks so much for making my 29th a rad one! I’m so excited to relive our trip now one more time now that your blog posts are rolling!

  • June 11, 2013 - 10:50 am

    Lindsey - Loooooove, Stacey! I’d like to have just about every single thing you photographed in my house, I think. : )

So I’m seriously addicted to video these days…

And yes, this is another one just on my iPhone, but I actually LOVE the spontaneous fun of just using the phone!

In the next newsletter, I’ll be sure to share some of my favorite tips and resources for you to play on your own. In the meantime, I should probably start piecing together all the “real camera” footage I shot in my “30 days in Italy”!

I hope you enjoy this little glimpse of our Sunday afternoon!

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Kate and Andrew were married this May at the Brass Heart Inn, in Chocorua, New Hampshire – just outside of North Conway.

These two are the sweetest… this first photo captures so much about their love. Whether standing along the shore overlooking Mount Chocorua for photos, or just having fun together on the dance floor, the way these two adooooore each other is just beautiful. They literally only have eyes for each other, first and foremost. But that’s not to say their incredible group of family and friends didn’t have a blast too!

I can prove it, cause I’m now a proud cousin to both of them! LOVE you guys!

The lilacs couldn’t have been blooming at a more perfect time – Kate’s favorite color being purple!

I think you have to take this photo when you’re at the Brass Heart Inn… these boys looked like they had been practicing.

I’ve known some of Kate’s friends for as long as I’ve known Kate, it seems, and they are a fantastic bunch of girls! It was so fun to be with them all morning, and I even had to stop myself closer to the wedding when I realized I was still running around in jeans!

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The Brass Heart Inn was a stunning location for a wedding! The main inn and cottages house most wedding guests on the property, and the red barn is so gorgeous with its two tiers overlooking the dance floor. The Inn is actually for sale – I wish we could snatch it up!

Kate and Andrew, we love you guys with all our might, and we’re so excited to officially toast to your lifetime together! Your wedding weekend was simply amazing – thank you for inviting me to be a part of it so closely! Huge hugs!

Venue: The Brass Heart Inn | Florals: Blooming Vineyards Floral Design Studio | Hair & Make-Up: Debony Salon | Cake: Robin Raymond | Officiant: Rev. Theresa Gocha | Ceremony Music: Mount Aire Strings | DJ: DJ, Etc.

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  • June 4, 2013 - 8:13 pm

    Spring - Just Lovely!!!! The shots with the lake and Mount Chocorua make me very happy! XOXO

  • June 6, 2013 - 7:27 am

    Cheryl - As the bride said…it was perfect!