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Sneak Peek: Samantha and Patrick

I just spent a wonderful weekend with my family at my cousin’s wedding in Glen Ellen, CA up near Sonoma. Wine country! And I was proud to be there not just as a cousin, but also as the photographer! Here are a few photos to tide everyone over while I work on the rest … and they are worth waiting for!

Love you Sam and Patrick!





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Wedding: Melissa and Dan at XV Beacon Hotel and Mooo Restaurant

I recently got to return to a wonderful Boston venue for another intimate dinner wedding, which is what XV Beacon Hotel and Mooo Restaurant do best! Melissa and Dan invited their families to watch them tie the knot in Mooo’s gorgeous wine cellar. Melissa rocked an awesome cocktail wedding dress by Herve Leger and we got to do a fun photo session of the couple before their ceremony and party. With her fiery red hair and the love these two obviously share, it was a pleasure to photograph this couple! What a stylish night overall!




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Wedding: Evan & Michelle at Curtis Farm, Wilton, NH

I am excited to share my brother- and sister-in-law’s wedding! It was a wonderful weekend in New Hampshire and everything was just beautiful. It was such a pleasure to welcome Michelle into the family! She worked so hard on all the gorgeous details and they all came out so well. Some of my favorite moments of the day were Michelle getting ready with all her lovely lady attendants, the ceremony processional with bubbles, the enthusiastic wedding party, the Williams brothers’ impromptu song/speech, a high-five post cake cutting, Michelle’s mom’s reaction to the father-daughter dance, and the Middlebury College tradition of stripping off shirts whenever you hear Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” – that really brought me back! So many good memories. Without further ado … Michelle and Evan!


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Vintage Wedding: Tricia and Phil at Smolak Farms, North Andover

Pure magic. That is how I would describe Tricia and Phil’s vintage wedding at the beautiful Smolak Farms in North Andover, styled by the genius Jillian at New England Vintage Rentals. Pure magic.

When I met Tricia and Phil last year, we hit it off instantly. I’m a vintage-loving girl myself, and it just so happened that the red and white Swiss dot dress I was wearing matched Tricia’s red and white Swiss dot top! We were meant to work together! I was enchanted by Tricia and Phil together – their love is so palpable, it is a joy to be around them. They are two genuinely happy people and I knew their wedding would be a celebration to remember!

Let’s start with the bride’s incredible details: her grandmother’s wedding hat from the ’40s and her lovely pink shoes, sitting atop a dress her grandmother wore to her daughter’s (Tricia’s mother’s) wedding in the ’70s (which Tricia’s worn on several occasions). I love the family history!

Tricia chose a fresh flower corsage to pin to her dress – such a lovely idea! She’s talented, too – she did her own hair and it looked absolutely amazing!

Smolak Farms was a fabulous venue for this fête – beautiful orchards and woodlands abound. I can’t wait to show you the portraits, so without further ado, here are Tricia and Phil in their newlywed glory!

Swoon! Tricia and Phil were a pleasure to photograph. They are so incredibly sweet together! I could have taken portraits of them all day long. But, there was a lot of other gorgeous stuff to photograph, too, including all of the beautiful rustic details – take a look …

And just look at the cake, fashioned like a vintage hat box, and the delicious pies! Yummers!

Tricia and Phil’s ceremony was as joyful as they are; I go to a lot of these things, and these two made me cry! A good friend and her husband sang the Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros song “Home” and I just couldn’t stop myself from tearing up.

After the wonderful “I Do”s, we did some group photographs, all of the lovely couple photos, and then it was on to cocktail hour! With mason jars filled with signature cocktails, mustache cookies and temporary tattoos for a do-it-yourself mustache photobooth, and artisan jellos shots, it was a great kickoff to the evening!

The evening continued with delicious food, heartfelt speeches (including a tearful one from the bride’s sister – adorable!), and very sweet dances:

After dinner, the fun went on and on and on with contra dancing! Music was provided by a great folk band and a wonderful man taught all the guests the steps, then called them out. What a kick!

Amid all this, we managed to fit in a mini maternity shoot for Tricia’s sister! Isn’t she gorgeous? Congratulations, Christie and Brandon! I can’t wait to hear about your new arrival soon!

Before we knew it, it was time for Tricia and Phil’s magical exit in a 1939 burgundy Cadillac limo. The style never ends with these two!

Congratulations, Tricia and Phil! It was a night to remember and I am so grateful that I could be a part of it.

And a special thanks goes out to my dear friend and second shooter for the day, Tara Lynn Sen. I couldn’t have done it without you, girl!

Venue: Smolak Farms

Flowers and Styling: New England Vintage Rentals

Catering: Little Neck Clambake Company

Cake: Donna’s Cakes

Artisan Jello Shots & Specialty Desserts: Gelology

Musician: Owen Morrison

Videographer: Well Spun Weddings

Dress: Sabella Couture


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Wedding: Elizabeth & Jonathan at Hotel Marlowe, Cambridge

I had the pleasure of photographing Liz and Jon’s wedding at Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge – one of my favorite hotels ever! It is so stylish and fun and a perfect match for Liz and Jon’s upbeat, joyful personalities. The day was full of smiles and laughs. Take a look at these details and portraits!

The ceremony was so sweet – Liz came down the aisle beaming uncontrollably. I couldn’t help but grin, too!

Post-ceremony, the light outside was gorgeous for portraits of the newlyweds, so we went next door to Lechmere Canal Park next door before returning to the hotel for more indoor photos. Aren’t they the cutest couple? So much love.

I got Liz and Jon back to their cocktail hour in no time, and what a party it was!

Liz is such a sweetheart and it was so fun to watch her utter enjoyment during her reception. Look at those dance moves!

Thank you, Liz and Jon, for a wonderful day and evening – what fun it was to share it with you! Congrats!

Wedding venue: Hotel Marlowe, Cambridge, MA

Florist: The Tangled Web

Cake: The Icing on the Cake

Bride’s Dress: Coren Moore

DJ: Entertainment Specialists

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Wedding: Joni and Scott at the Middlesex School, Concord, MA

Summer is a beautiful time to get married, which is why there are so many summer brides here in New England! Joni and Scott are an adorable couple and their tent wedding on the grounds of the Middlesex School in Concord, MA (where they are both employed) was amazing. Thanks to Tara Lynn Sen Photography, I got to come along as the second shooter.

The day started with Joni getting her hair and makeup done; here she is without any makeup yet, and she’s already stunning:

We then met up at the Middlesex School where Joni and her ladies were getting ready at one of the administrator’s houses. Tara and I covered all the fun details as the girls prepped. The pink shoes are incredible!

The day threatened rain, but held off until after dinner. It was perfect – not too hot!

The dress was absolutely beautiful: one-shoulder lace and so light! Joni was beyond gorgeous in it.

We had great portrait sessions at the house – there were so many wonderful places to shoot. Joni and her family and her bridesmaids all looked lovely.

After spending time with Joni, Tara and I went over to visit the groom, Scott. What a surprise for me when I realized that I’d gone to college with Scott and recognized half of his groomsmen from class, music groups, and wandering the pathways of Middlebury College! It was so much fun to cover a Middlebury wedding.

Joni and Scott chose not to see each other before the ceremony, so there was lots of anticipation as Joni approached the chapel with her father and stepfather.

After a wonderful ceremony, we made sure to capture the newlyweds in all their bliss!

The reception took place in a tent on the Middlesex School grounds and it was filled with flowers! A tent wedding is a photographer’s dream for lighting – it is so easy to bounce flash and make everyone look amazing. Not that this place or this couple needed any help…

We stole the newlyweds’ rings for some quick shots before enjoying the speeches (and the couple’s hilarious reactions to them!), the cake-cutting, and all the dancing.

Congratulations, Joni and Scott – it was a beautiful wedding and  you are an awesome couple!


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