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I was admittedly horrible about blogging weddings and sessions all through the past year. Truth be told, I just needed less time staring at a computer and more time out there being with YOU on the beaches, in the mountains, and traveling to some pretty cool places! But I promise I’m still here and ready to get moving on another great season ahead! There are still so many wonderful memories I want to share here. So many songs on the radio that send me back to a special celebration day. And even more special, I consider each and every one of my clients now great friends!

Two among them are Courtney and Hanns! These guys planned a truly thoughtful wedding at their family home in Falmouth – all the way from the San Francisco Bay area! With the help of Jamie from Cape Cod Celebrations of course! It’s always such a special thing to capture photos at a “venue” that holds a little extra meaning or history (or future!) for the happy couple, and this location took me to one of the most beautiful Cape Cod areas I’ve ever seen!


private-home-cape-cod-wedding-016Courtney’s high school Spanish teacher and mentor, Christina, was an amazing celebrant for their wedding ceremony! I’ve also always loved Brick Kiln Farm, and they did an outstanding job at fitting in or even setting the tone for the day.





I positively love this adventurous couple, and enjoy following Courtney and Hanns’ – and they’re dog! – via Instagram in San Francisco! It’s pretty cool to be part of such an important day in someone’s life and have wedding clients I feel like I could (and will) pounce in on when I next travel to their area! Congratulations to you both on a wonderful life you’ve created together, Courtney and Hanns!

Assisting Photographer: Cambria Grace Photography | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Wedding Planning & Design: Cape Cod Celebrations | Florist: Brick Kiln Farm | Catering and Cake: Casual Gourmet | Albanian Baklava: New Seabury Country Club | Officiant: Christina Norman | Music: Soul City Band | Hair and Makeup: Hairapy Salon | Invitations: | Dress: Monique Lhuillier from L’Elite Bridal | Transportation: First Student Charter Company

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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!

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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! engaged in sandwich on cape cod

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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!

drinks at the Daniel Webster InnAnna & 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

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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!

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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!

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Even a little splashing in the water? Heck yes – for the photos of course!

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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!

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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!vermont wedding decorErica & 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!topnotch-stowe-vermont-wedding-025The next morning brought a hefty pouring of rain, but you wouldn’t know it on the inside! Great day for sledding around the house?getting-ready-20topnotch-stowe-vermont-wedding-012getting-ready-59topnotch-stowe-vermont-wedding-009The 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!wedding in the rain in vermontwedding at the topnotch in stowe vermonttopnotch-stowe-vermont-wedding-011vermont wedding cakevermont wedding photored barn vermont weddingtopnotch-stowe-vermont-wedding-0023Always a blast when a wedding guest hops on stage – this guy was incredible!topnotch-stowe-vermont-wedding-022sparklers for a vermont weddingtopnotch stowe weddingHuge 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

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