John & Heather: Married!

This blog feels like so much more than a little sneak peek. How do you fit, into one small paragraph, all the words that appropriately explain the emotions behind a celebration as beautiful as John and Heathers? I guess we can start at the beginning. Almost eight years ago when I moved to a new town, chose a new hair salon, and met Heather. Little did I know back then that the sweet young girl behind my chair would become a friend to talk to on a monthly basis. We would chat about “a new guy…nothing serious” and then later, “ok, ya I guess it’s serious” until finally, John and Heather were engaged. Heather would explain all of her plans for a stylish, bohemian wedding at the Bedford Village Inn, all the while smiling from ear to ear. When the day arrived, nothing could have prepared me for just how magical each and every detail would be. Not just the flowers and flower crowns, mix and match bridesmaid dresses, or Heather’s stunning blush wedding dress. To me, it all culminated when John and Heather locked eyes for the first time and all their nerves washed away…replaced with joy for the rest of the evening. To say this wedding was an honor to photograph sounds like such an understatement. John and Heather…you are the real deal. Everyone around you can sense just how happy you make each other, and that happiness becomes contagious. Always remember how you felt on your wedding day and look back at these pictures for proof. I wish you nothing but the best and can’t wait to see what lies ahead! Cheers to a lifetime together!!

Patrick & Kim: Married!

Sometimes, I think the best relationships are the ones where two people are friends first. This is definitely the case with Kim and Patrick. They perhaps define what it means to stay together through thick and thin, celebrating the joys and weathering the storms as team. To highlight this point, let’s just say that these two High School sweethearts have prom pictures to prove their devotion. Kim and Patrick were married on a gorgeous day at the Atlantica in Cohasset. Their day truly felt like a culmination of sorts for both families, a celebration of a love over a decade in the making. Kim and Patrick…I wish you continued joy as you start the next chapter of your story. Congratulations!!

Brendan & Emily: Married!

A wedding day is something that is planned for months, sometimes years…where every last little detail is considered and stressed over to make sure everything is perfect. Emily and Brendan’s day was certainly one where all the pieces were simply stunning. The flowers, the dress, the colors, the ballroom all set up and glowing at The Roger’s Williams casino. But this is not what sticks out in my mind. The aspect that I will remember for a long time to come is the excitement Emily and Brendan felt to be married. The joy that radiated from their faces during a full mass at Providence College, where a sacred Sacrament was received. I believe that Emily and Brendan feel the importance of this next step as a couple, and that is so very inspiring to all those who have the pleasure of knowing them. Nothing is going to shake this bond…not even a wedding dress that pops a button right before the ceremony!! Emily and Brendan….I am honored to share a small piece of your story and wish you continued joy throughout your married life!

PS: A huge thank you to the very talented Sharon for being so great and shooting alongside me!

Will & Kylee: Married!

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!!