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Joel and Meghan are engaged to be married at a gorgeous castle in Ireland next year! They are sweethearts originally from North Carolina, and their careers have brought them to California and now Boston. Since they love the active lifestyle of the ocean and the mountains the same, it was tough deciding on the perfect spot for their together session – but I think we figured it out!

The Sandwich Boardwalk is always my top favorite, particularly when couples are traveling from Boston. We shared a cocktail (or two?) at Hemisphere’s Restaurant, overlooking the Cape Cod Canal, and then set off for the beach!

Coming soon, Mr. & Mrs. :-)

Joel and Meghan rocked these photos, letting loose, laughing a ton and just generally being up for anything together! The kind of playfulness that sure makes my job easy!

Huge congrats to you both!

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Breathtaking. The idea of taking, or losing, one’s breath.

When something as gorgeous as Cinque Terre pops out of the Mediterranean in front of you, it takes your breath. I hope these photos can share just a bit of that with you!

“The Five Lands” is composed of five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (trust me, Wikipedia says so ;-))

Julie, Melissa and I hopped a boat from La Spezia – a gorgeous city in its own right! We explored the adorable harbor and yummy seafood with local friends, and we gawked at the massive black boats belonging to Armani. And then we were off to adventure!

We enjoyed the boat ride all the way to the farthest village of Monterosso, and then we hiked about an hour and a half along THIS coastline back to the village of Vernazza.   b r e a t h  t a k i n g . . .

Vernazza is so full of color and life, even as it still recovers from a massive flood in 2011. Truly a magical place to wander and photograph.

We hopped the regional train for our ride back to LaSpezia, and eventually back to our apartment in Florence. It was a short weekend, and I was just getting over a stretch of migraine headaches, but Cinque Terre leaves a most beautiful mark on my time spent in Italy this spring. A place that takes your breath away, and inspires you to breathe all at the same time!

I will come back in a separate post to tell you about a special little place called Porto Venere as well…

Thanks, as always, to my lovely travel companions, friends, and fellow photographers, Melissa and Julie!

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  • June 27, 2013 - 10:28 am

    Lauren @ Every Last Detail - Love love love. I could just stare at these all day. In fact, I think I’m just going to leave this post up so I can peek every now and then… ;)

  • June 27, 2013 - 4:10 pm

    Ruth - Stacey I LOVE seeing these photos of Italy! I remember you telling me way ahead of time about this trip you’d be taking, and it’s so neat to see it all unfolding “in real life” ;)

  • June 28, 2013 - 11:36 am

    Jody Atkinson - Breathtaking is right! I wish I were there right now.

  • July 1, 2013 - 1:41 pm

    Betty White - I visited Cinque Terre once and fell in love with it. Your photos are breathtaking. I have always wanted to return and your photos have awakened that urge and brought it to the forefront of my mind. Love them all! thank you for sharing.

Katie and Brant are getting married this August at the Red Lion Inn in Cohasset, MA!

The minute they mentioned Wellfleet for their engagement photos, I was all in! I absolutely love the outer Cape, and knew we’d find some gorgeous spots. What I didn’t know, however, was that I’d first join them on the family porch, overlooking Wellfleet Harbor, slurping oysters that were pulled fresh from the waters that morning – I swear my clients are the bestest in the whole world!

We shared a gin and tonic with Katie’s lovely parents, and then off to Cahoon Hollow Beach to put our feet in the sand!

This gorgeous marsh backdrop is literally right on the property of their family cottage… [insert oyster here]

We walked around the docks of Wellfleet Harbor as the sun was setting, right where Brant proposed to Katie last year! Just as we were laughing about recent news stories, of bridal parties falling off docks or boats during portraits, we spotted this rickety maintenance platform and immediately jumped on. [insert gin here]

There’s no better time of day to end on photographs… a beautiful evening sun!

Katie & Brant, I absolutely cannot wait to see you again on your wedding day this August! It has been a blast getting to know you both, and I’m so happy we got to share this fantastic Saturday evening as the time gets closer! XO

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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 :)