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Becky and Jay are engaged!

A year ago I was frolicking the streets of San Diego with Becky. Okay, so actually I was donning corporate attire and representing one of the top two brands in the world at a conference. Way less cool. But something about San Diego makes me always want to pierce or tattoo something, and my colleague Becky may have been the icing on the cake. I walked out of my meetings one afternoon and walked directly into a piercing studio for a nose ring. I wish I could remember the conservative outfit I must have been wearing, ha! I met up with Becky and her own adorable nose ring later that evening to toast our good cheer/long day. Love this girl!

The nose ring was also a hint of quitting corporate life a couple of months later. It was the perfect juxtaposition in time. Almost a year to the day, I woke up and removed the nose ring – no reason, completely unplanned. My life is now one gigantic career rebellion, perhaps that’s good enough?

Back to the story at hand! Girl walks into a bar, enjoying summertime on Cape Cod, and there was Boy with his pals. Seeing Becky and Jay in person together, there is no doubt in my mind that they are the most PERFECT match for each other. Such an awesome afternoon with you guys! Congrats on all that’s to come!

We scooted out to the beach for a few more photos! So many nooks reminding them of stories with friends in the days they met. Makes for a perfect engagement session, I’d say!

Congratulations to Becky & Jay!

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  • November 14, 2012 - 10:54 am

    Tara - Ahhhhh the Improper!! Many a night spent there!!! Lovely as usual, Stacey!!!

  • November 14, 2012 - 11:04 am

    Liz Ricklefs - Congrats, Becky & Jay!!! Blondie, you clean up well :) Nice job, Stacey!

  • November 14, 2012 - 1:24 pm

    Karl - LOVE The Improper and the old microbus!

    You keep sticking it to The Man!

  • November 14, 2012 - 6:17 pm

    Becky - Can’t thank you enough for these. We will cherish them always! xoxo

  • November 14, 2012 - 6:33 pm

    Susan Jenkins - I admit I am a little partial to the 2 subjects of your beautiful photographs, Stacey…and I must say a big THANK-YOU for doing such an outstanding job capturing Becky and Jay’s happiness over their engagement. Keep following your bliss by contributing your unique brand of beauty to a world starving for it! And best of luck to you on your new journey. I think you will be VERY successful! Becky’s Mom….Sue

What a beautiful time of year to photograph Denise and Matt, savoring the fall foliage at the Stonehurst estate in Waltham, MA!

Denise and I worked together in corporate PR years ago, and words cannot express how exciting it is to now be photographing her wedding day. A stunning beauty inside and out, and even more so to see her with the man of her dreams!

I love that Denise (who grew up in Maine) switched into her Bean Boots for a few photos! Any good New Englander has a pair :-) [pinit]

We skipped over to Larz Anderson Park in West Roxbury for a bit as well, but the sun was dipping low in the sky. A great wrap on a romantic fall day!

So much fun with you, Matt and Denise! Happy planning, and I can’t wait to see you this May! XO

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  • November 5, 2012 - 11:22 am

    Melissa Oholendt - Goooooooorgeous. Loving that film!

  • November 5, 2012 - 11:40 am

    April K - Love this shoot… mostly because I love the bride to be for wearing those rubber ducky boots!

  • November 5, 2012 - 1:06 pm

    Denise - I love that you included a link to LL Bean’s website. I hope we get commission for any sales!

  • November 5, 2012 - 6:18 pm

    Chris - Denise and Matt you look awesome. Stacey great job capturing that reality.

Farewell to a beautiful October! I feel like it was such a long month, in a good way :-)

As I look at this and other months, it’s kinda cool that these colors match a very “October” feel. Here are some of the great highlights of our month – hope yours was great too!

Keeping the anchor strong, thanks to an overnight visit (and awesome gift) from Becca! I did suffer three attempts by my swollen glands this month, each fought off with bourbon and lots of garlic. In the end, though, I had to actually rely on some cold medication in time for the Cape Cod Marathon with my relay team!

Our Canadian friends Julie & Adam came for a nice long visit! We played tourist in Boston for 24 hours, so much fun, and they enjoyed trips to Nantucket and Provincetown during the week too! I wish they could stay (along with some of their Banff mountains) forever. Hope you had a Happy Halloween night, and that you weren’t carving emergency jack-o-lanterns like us to try and draw more kids to our door ;-) And FINALLY, after more than six weeks healing from a broken leg, our puppy Cajun got the go-ahead to play and walk yesterday!

Even keeping Cajun quiet, we were able to escape up to the family cabin on Lake Winnipesaukee for a bit of warm fire and fall foliage – thanks Kate and Andrew! Then one last house-guest for the year named Sandy – just a small story on Cape Cod, but we’re keeping our thoughts with those of you who were affected much more directly. Lastly, working with Jacin for my final October wedding meant a full car full of extra flowers to play with! I made about six different bouquets, thanks friend!

We still have candy in the jar and two more weddings before the holiday season, including a destination wedding in New Orleans! Have a wonderful November!

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Vermont is also “home” to us. My husband and I went to college there, fell in love there, got married there, adopted our dogs there, and continue to visit our family and closest friends there. We love every opportunity to get back to that fresh embrace we feel in the mountains of Vermont.

This August, I stayed in Dorset with Gary’s family for about ten days. I photographed a wedding, a community bakery, a wild-flower garden and an engagement shoot.

While out for a run one morning I passed THESE tall spruce trees… and within about 48 hours, I found a “model”, flowers, hair, make-up, earrings on consignment, and had the most beautiful items from Chaviano Couture‘s bridal collection overnighted from Atlanta.

So honored to have these photos featured on the Eco-Beautiful Weddings site, focused on stylish green weddings!

Visit Chaviano Couture‘s own site as well! Annette was SUCH a sweetheart to work with and shipped her beautiful collection to me on the same day I wrote to her. Her new collection is coming out soon!

A huge thanks to Selene for jumping in feet-first for this wonderful photo adventure! She kept up her spirits for hours as we traipsed through fields and streams, and even climbed trees!

Dress: Chaviano Couture | Flowers: Flowers Flowers | Hair: Hair By Pam | Make-up: Stacy Hunter | Earrings: The Dorset Exchange

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  • November 1, 2012 - 11:29 pm

    Helgi - love this

  • November 2, 2012 - 12:40 pm

    Alicia Swedenborg - looooooove it!

  • December 9, 2012 - 9:19 pm

    Meredith Sledge - Oh my gosh. These images…… LOVE.