Walking down the streets of historic Chestnut Street in Salem, I find it extremely easy to let my mind wander. Taking in the sights of this charming area makes me think about who used to live here and what their lives must have been like. On one particular day in early August, I had the opportunity to photograph Will and Kylee as they committed to a life together. What is so remarkable about their day was that Will grew up on Chestnut Street. He spent the majority of his life walking these streets day in and day out, most likely passing by the Pickering House on a weekly basis. I asked him during formal pictures if he ever imagined he would be here on his wedding day…and the answer was a very quick yes. For Will and Kylee, the decision to get married in Salem was a no-brainer. Soon after their engagement, these two started planning a garden inspired wedding with romantic details on the grounds of the Pickering House. The result is just too good for words. I left Will and Kylee’s day feeling inspired…not just by what I saw, but because of the love that surrounds this couple. Friends and family came from all over to shower Kylee and Will with celebration. I know that they deserve all the well wishes as they are just two of the nicest, most down to earth people I’ve had the pleasure of photographing. Here is just a very small sneak peek of a wedding chock full of meaningful and gorgeous details (think lush flowers by The Floral Lab, the oldest home in Salem, a laid back barbecue buffet, and two BHLDN dresses). Congrats to Will & Kylee….wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness!!