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I have been thinking of ways to showcase some of my favorite talent in the wedding industry, and today seems like a good day to start!

I think of these vendors as my team. I mentioned a while back, that one of the coolest moments in a wedding day for me happens before I even leave the house. As I’m showering, packing my bags, pulling all the various batteries off their chargers, and eating a good hearty meal, I love thinking about all the other vendors who are filled with the anticipation of your wedding day. The floral team, the band or DJ, the coordinators and caterers – we all wake up with butterflies, peeking outside to check the weather, triple-checking everything we need to do. And we’re all doing this for YOU! Many vendor teams may not have even met you, but we’re all invested in making this the best day of your life. How awesome is that?!

When we come together on your day, we’re an instant team. We shake hands, give the nod across a room, alert each other to any issues, and even smile in thanks as the caterers sneak us an appetizer (shhhh!).

The teammate I’d like to introduce you to today is Meg Simone, of Meg Simone Wedding Films. If you’re a fan on Facebook, then you will have already seen this film of our winter camping trip, along with photographer Brea McDonald. It’s true – we are all great friends – but our friendships started by working together and that itself says something great about the wedding industry!

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This March, Meg was named one of EventDV‘s Top 25 Hottest Event Filmmakers in the World! (thankfully, the video was shot in February, so I have proof that she “knew me back when”…) She’s one of the most down-to-earth women I know, and so thoughtful in her interactions as she truly gets to know everyone she meets. She inspires and motivates me, just by taking the time to chat about our ideas for life and for business. I can honestly say, I’ve never hung up the phone with Meg without a huge smile across my face.

Meg is based in the NH White Mountains, but frequently travels for weddings throughout New England and beyond.

A few questions with Meg Simone (she answered them all!)…

(Q) What is your one big indulgence right now?

My indulgence only comes with completing tasks. I have a rewards jar that Brea actually gave me, that sits on my desk and inside it are various kinds of chocolate treats. I love the feeling of accomplishing a big edit and then getting to open the jar for a snack when I complete major goals during the week.

(Q) What’s your favorite moment in a wedding day? Why?

I love when a parent sees their child for the first time in wedding attire. I think that’s one of the big moments when they recognize that this is really happening, and that they are that much closer to moving up a branch on the family tree. As people grow up and have major milestones in life like this, it forces other generations in the family to face their own mortality because they too move up in ranks. I know that sounds a bit depressing, but I think it’s actually one of the more emotional times of the day. I love a good toast. You know, the kind that has the guests laughing and crying all in the same minute. Toasts that tell stories of the couple. I totally get caught up in the emotion of it all!

(Q) Tell us about one little extra step you take for your clients that we may not see from the outside.

For anyone celebrating in the White Mountains of NH, or at any venue I have been at for that matter, I typically end up sending them (if they are interested) clips to other weddings at that venue that are not on my site. It’s been extremely helpful for those planning from a distance to really get an idea of what a location looks like during the different seasons. It’s helped people choose the time of day to get married based on the lighting in the room, it’s helped people visualize what a space can look like. I have a lot of local knowledge about vendors and inside tips from living and working here for so long. I don’t just try to secure the booking and get them off the phone, I want to make each couple feel like a local if they aren’t from here, and I want to make sure if they ask for live band suggestions that I can deliver 5 different video clips to go along with reviews.

(Q) What does Monday morning look like for you?

It can either be total chaos or super quiet. I love to put my auto responder on Monday mornings and turn off the internet to just concentrate on editing. Chances are it starts with a bowl of one of these yummy hot cereals; oatmeal, cream of buckwheat, or cream of rice, topped with walnuts, bananas, raisins and made with Living Harvest hemp milk. It is SO good! And Gluten Free for those who need it.

(Q) If you started a blog on any one subject besides your business, what subject would you choose?

Sportsmobile Ski Trips… no-no, that would be too much fun…. Probably something to do with off the beaten path travel spots, complete with videos and trip itineraries you could download.

(Q) Where would you “trash the dress” yourself?

That’s a tough one because I think I only own one dress. I maybe own two. Trashing them would mean I would have to go shopping for a new one the next time I need a dress, and lets just say shopping isn’t on my “top 10 list of favorite things to do”…. I totally stress out.

(Q) Tell us about the moment you realized you were going to turn your passion into a business.

July 4th 2008 – my independence day! We had friends from CA in town, they had recently lost a son in the war. I was super depressed and over-worked trying to balance two extremely full time jobs, the light bulb finally went off. It was the ultimate tipping point being surrounded by those people at that exact moment in life. I finally got it and was ready for the change. I realized I had to follow my passion and MY own dreams. Life is way to short to play by others rules.

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  • May 25, 2011 - 12:35 pm

    Becca - you are all SOOO adorable!

More film scans arrived tonight from Richard Photo Lab, and this time here to share the recent escapades of team “Lady Jagas” in the recent 180-mile Cape Relay road race!

This was perhaps one of the most fun road races I’ve ever been a part of. Our team consisted of two vans, 12 runners, two drivers and two bikers. Van #1 started the morning off in Easton, MA, and my Van #2 joined up to finish the afternoon on Friday. Van #1 started running again in Plymouth, while Van #2 huddled up at a nearby home sipping sleepytime tea and watching a movie to try and get some rest. We had bikers along with us for the quiet overnight runs, which meant my own husband riding alongside me at 1:30am in Cotuit – what an experience! You can hardly tell how fast you’re running in that kind of darkness. Quite hysterical that Gary had speakers strapped to his chest, playing our own iPod mixes on each leg.

cape relay road race team

The whole run was filled with laughter and… well, more laughter. We didn’t care about our time at all – we were just racing to the awesome party on the beach in Truro! Thanks to all the ladies – and gent – for making this such an awesome experience!!

girls running on cape cod

Lady Jagas – Tired Legs Tour 2011

(Canon 1V, Kodak Portra 400, rated at 200)

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  • May 24, 2011 - 10:12 am

    Diane Foster - great job, looks like a great time. Sure with I had gotten up to watch.

  • May 24, 2011 - 10:39 am

    Carrie - Go Lady Jaga’s! What an amazing experience overall, but super cool about you and Gar late-night in Cotuit.

Marisa and Rob were married in a beautiful Provincetown ceremony this past weekend, and it was such an honor to share in the day amidst such a wide net of family and friends. I couldn’t imagine a better way to kick off my wedding season!

I was eager to share a few photos with the happy couple before their 10am honeymoon departure, and that was actually pretty easy since I was so wide awake after the day’s festivities. As always, you can visit Facebook for exclusive first peeks almost every weekend!

wedding photos on the beach in provincetown

wedding at the breakwater in provincetown

Stay tuned for a colorful collection of images soon. In the meantime, I hope the Mr. & Mrs. are enjoying a beautiful and relaxing getaway to Jamaica! You guys are adorable together.

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Happy Friday!

I wanted to share a couple of recent sites that have featured my photography! Thanks so much to Lovely Little Details and guest-blogger Erika, from Radiant Republic, for including a handful of my Nantucket wedding photos in a recent post on New England Wedding Inspirations! It was such a perfect day photographing this wedding with Brea McDonald, and I’m happy you found us!

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nantucket wedding photography featured

I also participated in a March inspiration shoot with wedding resource site Prepare to Wed. It was a beautiful winter day at the Round Barn Farm in Waitsfield, Vermont where I worked with Alden Blair Events, Ideas in Bloom, Papier Gourmet, Vermont Cake Studio, Vermont Tent Company and more to capture a stunning yellow theme for a rustic barn wedding. I’ll share more of these photos soon, but I was honored to be part of this team and have our concepts featured on their site!

vermont wedding inspiration

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend ahead!

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I had the crazy pleasure of shooting at the Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire in April. This is one spectacular venue, so I’m just going to get right to the images… If you’re looking for an extravagant mountain wedding in New England, BOOM.




Such old-world charm throughout the place.






The staff and event coordination is just impeccable. In the busiest months, the Resort may host five or six weddings in one weekend, but from everything I’m told they never miss a step.




What an amazing couple of days in a place oozing with history. You can read more about the hotel HERE if interested!


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  • May 10, 2011 - 7:05 pm

    Marianne - I might have to steal some pictures since this is where we got married! Wedding photos have changed so much. Wish I could do it again :)

  • May 11, 2011 - 3:53 pm

    Laura *You Stir Me* - I have to say, this is one of the most photographed NH (and New England!) wedding venues and somehow I feel like I’m seeing it for the first time through your lens. The lighting and mood of these photos is absolutely stunning – so vintage and classic! Love the shots of the interior and exterior porches!

  • May 16, 2011 - 5:19 pm

    Meg Simone - For a place that is in my back yard I will 2nd what Laura said – there is nothing more I LOVE seeing then a venue through fresh eyes! AMAZING night shot! Those clouds! So cool :)