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It’s always the coolest when a guy contacts a photographer before proposing to his girlfriend… and this past August I was there to capture the moment for David and Tyler!

David reached out to me in August about his upcoming trip to Cape Cod with his girlfriend Tyler, his family traveling up annually from Dallas, TX for more than 22 years. My job was to hang out on Kingsbury Beach in Eastham, like any normal photographer would, and start snapping away when I saw David get down on one knee!

Anyone who follows me on Instagram knows how this story went… the family’s dinner was taking FOREVER and the sun was setting. I waited almost two full hours for the lovebirds to come walking down the beach! “Should I leave? Should I stay? Did something go wrong? Am I at the wrong beach?? I’m at the right beach, right???” Thank goodness everyone on Instagram was on the edge of their seats along with me, ha ha!


Finally, after the sun dipped below the ocean, there they were! I wasn’t close enough to hear their words, and I hoped that my snapping wasn’t obvious until the right moment!


(Above shows my pathway back to the car… gulp! But thankfully someone BBQing in a big family party on the beach gave me a ride down the road after all was said and done!)

She said yes! After their happy words and embraces, I got to meet David and Tyler for the very first time. Such sweethearts, and I couldn’t be happier for them on this exciting adventure!



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Setta and Tim are getting married this summer at the 1824 House in Waitsfield, Vermont. I was so excited to meet them there in the snow last weekend, and to explore a bit of the Waitsfield area in the chilly sunshine! And such a great chance to bring their pup, Tucker, along to chase snowballs!

We left the 1824 House to trek up to a gorgeous overlook of Sugarbush [North] ski resort!

Finally, we drove toward Bridge Street in the historic center of Waitsfield, enjoying the backdrop of the town’s very active covered bridge!

Setta and Tim were so great to bear with me and a bit of hobbling around for these photos. I tore my ACL on Christmas Eve and had surgery three weeks ago. Perfect timing, as far as wedding seasons go, but I’m normally SO excited to romp around in the snow! Such an excellent time of year for photos!

Can’t wait to meet up with these lovebirds again in August for their beautiful Vermont wedding!

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Geni and Sam were married this summer at the Taj Boston Hotel, along the gorgeous backdrop of Boston’s Public Garden!

This family is extra special to me, having first photographed their son’s Vermont wedding the summer before. For another stunning celebration, Geni and Sam chose locations that are very close to them, both geographically and in their hearts!

They said “I Do!” at St. Mary of the Assumption in Brookline near their home! Such a stunning church, creating the most perfect wedding day memories to look back on. Much the same, our walk around the Public Gardens couldn’t have been more beautiful! Swan boats and all!

The Taj has a few options for reception rooms, but heading upstairs to the 1927 Dining Room was new for me – and absolutely gorgeous! I loved the cream and blue!

Geni and Sam, and the entire family – thank you truly, for the honor of celebrating and capturing some of life’s most beautiful moments with you! I look forward to keeping in touch and watching your family grow more and more! Congratulations!

Venue: Taj Boston Hotel | Ceremony: St. Mary of the Assumption | Flowers: Winston Flowers | Invitations: Crane & Co | Hair & Makeup: Ashley Brecken of Marc Harris Salon | Catering & Dessert: Taj Boston Hotel | Band: Shine Band | Transportation: The Original Party Trolley of Boston | Dress: Amsale | Shoes: Kate Spade | Suit: Joseph A Bank

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We absolutely love walking around Eagle Pond near our home – a great place to let our dogs play and swim – and I’ve always wanted to photograph there in the fall! Lucky for me, Julie and Dave love spending time at their family’s home nearby and we chose to capture their engagement photos at the pond!

When I first met these two, I walked into a home FILLED with family. Intimidating perhaps, but they were immediately the kind of loveable, huggable family I’ll have a hard time calling just “clients”. I can’t wait to celebrate their incredible wedding day next August in Chatham!

Late fall makes for beautiful photos. There’s still foliage on the ground, and the trees are twiggy and gray. We also made our way out to a beautiful field for its yellow November display! Julie and Dave are just the most natural snugglers :-) I love that they were so willing to lay down in the grass!

And we made our way over to the nearby town-way-to-water just a half mile away, on the road back to both of our homes. Pretty cool for me to be approximately 2 miles from home on a Saturday morning!

Julie and Dave, thanks SO much for a morning full of laughs and great conversation! It’s so fun having “clients” like you to spend a year with in this exciting adventure! I’m so happy for you guys! XO

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  • November 19, 2013 - 1:31 pm

    Deborah Sloane - Stacey,

    These photos are absolutely magnificent! Not only is the setting gorgeous and a wonderful choice for the autumn engagement shoot, you really captured the essence of Julie and Dave. They really are snugglers and love to play around; at the same time they are hugely romantic. The pictures reflect it all! I can’t wait for the whole family to spend August 2nd with you!


  • November 19, 2013 - 3:22 pm

    Lucinda Graham - Once again, Gorgeous pictures!!! If any of your couples are looking for an Officiant, have them check out my website. Wonderful photos. Cindy

Craig & Sandy’s winter wedding in Woodstock, Vermont was a most magical weekend! I’m so happy to finally be able to share these photos with you, after waiting with much excitement and patience for their recent feature on Martha Stewart Weddings!

Woodstock is about as romantic as you can get, any day of the week, but when a snowstorm hit on Friday of their wedding weekend, we knew we were in for the very best! I know you guys probably don’t want to talk about it right now, but I LOVE all things winter in Vermont! My friend Alicia and I bundled up and hit the roads early – no strangers to crazy wedding adventures together (that one time I had 5 hours notice to get on a plane to South Africa…)!

And who better at the other end than Craig and Sandy, and their incredible friends and family! The minute I met these guys for their engagement photos on the beach, I knew they were the kind of huggable, laughter-inducing friends you want in your circle at all times. No amount of snow would ever slow down this adventure and celebration – it just added to the warmth and love all around them.

See what I mean about Woodstock? These hearts weren’t related to Craig and Sandy’s wedding at all…. just your average burst of love in the town square!

The incredibly perfect flowers (and event design) by Tara Pollio, and adorably fitting invitation suite by Swiss Cottage Designs

They said “I Do!” and guests walked the beautiful streets back to the Woodstock Inn. The warmth of cocktails, laughter and dancing promising a fantastic celebration ahead!

Their decor was filled with vintage and wintery details, including calligraphy from Julie Song Ink. Guitarist Vinnie Leddick helped welcome everyone to the celebration.

Dancing with their parents – among the best I’ve seen!

Wishing Craig and Sandy all the VERY best in their lifetime ahead together, and a huge congrats on the baby they are about to welcome into this beautiful life! Thank you for inviting me in to this incredible winter wonderland of yours!

For more photos, check out the Martha Stewart Weddings feature here!

Assisting Photographer: Alicia Swedenborg | Venue: The Woodstock Inn | Floral & Event Design: Tara Pollio | Invitations: Swiss Cottage Designs | Catering: The Woodstock Inn | Cake & Dessert: The Woodstock Inn | Video: LongHaul Films | Ceremony Music: RLee Adams | Guitarist: Vinnie Leddick | Band: Beantown | Hair: Wedding Tresses | Make-Up: Katrina Hess| Officiant: Rev. Norman MacLeod | Dressmaker: Suzanne Neville | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Suit: Joseph Aboud | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab

A special shout out to LongHaul Films – Melissa and Tom were amazing to include on our team all weekend long, including a couple hot-toddys at the local pub to warm our fingers!

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  • October 29, 2013 - 3:39 pm

    esther sun - These are so so so beautiful, Stacey! xoxo

  • October 30, 2013 - 3:53 pm

    Lucinda Graham - Wonderful pictures!! They look so in love, and I hope their marriage lasts forever.

  • November 6, 2013 - 2:55 pm

    Meghann Gregory - Congratulations Stacey!! This wedding is amazing – fabulous job!!

  • January 15, 2015 - 8:11 pm

    Tara pollio - I had no idea Stacey! I just stumbled upon this 2 years later! Awesome! I would LOVE photos! Best- Tara