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BRIDES magazine just featured Colie and Jared’s wedding on their blog today! See it right HERE and yes I agree, that is the coolest escort card display ever, created by Greenlion design!

It’s not too often a wedding day starts with a flyover from a flock of snowy egrets, and then ends with a stunning fireworks display over the Newport bridge, but this one did.  Bridesmaids in elegant baby blue by Colie’s side in her art deco inspired dress gave a sense of airy elegance to her and Jared’s Castle Hill Inn wedding.  We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day!  When clients ask to do their first look at Castle Hill’s lighthouse, I worry a lot about the bright sun being too intense.  But on this day, it just worked so perfectly.  The gravel and the ocean added the best reflection of light back into the shadows and created an ethereal softness as the multi-colored sailboats cruised by in the background.  Having an alone moment to start the wedding off away from the hustle and bustle let this couple enjoy a romantic ride before we got started with bridal party and family photos in the garden.  Greenlion Design’s always gorgeous florals in simple whites and greens let Colie and Jared’s eye for design really stand out.  LOVE this couple who stayed on the dance floor from start to finish!  Oh and yes, there were Fireworks over the Newport Bridge

 

Venue & Catering: Castle Hill Inn || Day-Of Coordinator: Amanda Barker at Hidden Host Events || Bride’s Dress: Lihi Hod || Bride’s Jewelry: Sara Gabriel || Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo || Hair & Makeup: Frank Antonio || Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Amsale || Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss || Wedding Bands: Catbird NYC || Floral Design: Greenlion Design || Invitations & Paper Products: Red Jar Creative || Music: These Apples || Cake: Sin Bakery || Rentals: Exquisite Event Design; Rentals Unlimited || Photography: Erin McGinn || Videography: Blue Flash

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Danielle and Chris celebrated their wedding day on the MOST stunning property, Chris’s family’s house in Little Compton, RI (which if you’ve read my blog before you’ll know I’m sort of obsessed with).  Blue skies, sunshine and every other drop of summertime from the ocean breezes to fresh oysters welcomed their guests.  Oh, and did you catch their Reherasal Dinner clambake they brought me along for? Perfection. So excited to see if featured today on Carats and Cake!

 

Planner: Eventfully Planned / Florist: Sayles Livingston Design  / Hair Stylist: Jennifer Clark / Makeup Artist: Spectrum Makeup / Dress Boutique: Che Bella  / Lighting + Decor: Exquisite Events Cake: Buttercup’s Bakery/ Rentals: Rentals UnlimitedCaterer: Blackstone Caterers  / Music: Hudson Band    / Music- Cocktail Hour :  Boston Strings Quartet  / Video: David Bettencourt/ Tent   Newport Tent Company       / Second Photographer: Beth Ludwig

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Venue: Belle Mer Salon | Hair and Makeup: Jennie Kay Beauty | Floral design: Robin Hollow Farm | Video: Frame + Anchor | Second Shooter: Molly Lorincz

 

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  • If you can, if it’s a possibility at all even for a small fee, to extend the time you are allowed in the bridal suite (or another room with pretty light that’s on site) at your venue so we can get in there before the first look if it’s not already included, please please please do it! Usually if you are getting ready off site and have to travel to multiple locations, the difference between extending your photography services and your venue time might be negligible anyway. If you want to have some of hair and makeup photographed, have your stylist travel to your venue after your done for touch ups OR inquire to get on site early enough to have them meet you there to start your services.  However, most of my clients choose to just begin photography when they are done at the salon or the hotel.
  • Photographing your bridal details in the same scene where your wedding will take place is just so wonderful.  Using pieces of the venue to further encapsulate the textures and mood of the day in my opinion, is just the best way to tell your story.  Getting your dress on at your venue is the way to go too  (as long as there is a suite with pretty light – if not, I’ll always choose pretty light in a hotel over a dungeon-esque suite on site).
  • This also allows for your first look and formals to be on site at your venue. You picked your venue for a reason, and I’m guessing it’s because you love it.  And if you love it, I’m guessing you want more than just a few photos there during sunset.  Doing all your photos on site lets us capture all the little nooks and crannies that are so special about your site. Ending 30 minutes before the ceremony to hide you away from arriving guests gives me time to capture all your details and design aspects, as well as overall shots of the venue during daylight (which is especially important for those having sunset ceremonies or winter weddings).
  • A sunset sneak away – Because you are considering doing your first look and pre-ceremony photos, that means it might be quite bright and we will have to work with shade or particular areas of the venue to work with the bright summer light.  In any case we will sneak out for 10-15 minutes of golden hour or sunset photos to capture those we couldn’t earlier.  This also gives you a chance to sneak away just the two of you and soak in those first married moments!

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Spring brings lots of things this time of year – the end of the endless winter we’ve had here in New England, the budding of trees and blossoms, yard sales and clean houses (still waiting on that one), and ultimately the start of wedding season.  I’ve committed to try and blog more regularly even throughout the season (usually blogging falls by the wayside when editing and shooting and trying to spend time with friends and family in the in-between) but I think it’s important for my voice to echo a bit through this space to bond a bit more with you my friends, my clients, my possible future clients 😉

I’m excited for the new season! As a very pen and paper person, the tech aspects of being a business woman and digital photographer in the year 2017 is kind of the worst part of things, though. I’m trying to migrate things to a digital world, from contracts to calendars to meetings. And slowly but surely I’m getting there, but I think I need to give myself a break a bit. I’m kind of a person who also thrives off instant gratification so I also feel like I want things done immediately and it’s hard for me to try and do things slowly. As a Gemini I get way off track and start 800 other projects in the meantime. So right now, if you saw my desk (which you won’t, haha!) it’s a mix of, and literally: A DVD of Love Actually from Christmas, batteries, hard drives, my paper calendar, a sage smudge stick, coffee, and like 17 notebooks and pieces of paper all written in on random pages. How do I migrate all of that into Trello or Evernote or what have you? I’m also striving to focus more on minimalism, so having all this clutter is hard.  And I’m also a person who double thinks every upgrade. Do I really need to upgrade this or that? It’s only x months/years old? Our grandparents would just fix this one until it broke, shouldn’t I do that, too?  So that’s springtime here, folks. Time to weed out what’s not working, refresh and revamp things (including my brand which is currently being worked on by an amazing designer!), time to explore some exciting new things (lifestyle website to come!), and time to take time to unplug each day (office hours for email and social media).  Bare with me as there will be a few transitions here and there, but one thing you can count on many more gorgeous weddings coming up, my email being an open book for anyone who wants to reach out, and lots of love shining through these words I share with you as always.

Image from a shoot with Jennie Kay Beauty and Everthine Bridal with Frame and Anchor, Greenlion Design, and Emily Trudeau.

 

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Whenever I get to travel for an engagement session to explore a place that is super meaningful to my couple, it just makes me so happy!  Especially when that place is one of my favorite places EVER!  Jenna and Chris have lots of little ties to the beautiful Lake town of Meredith, NH.  Right at the foot of Gunstock Mountain and on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee is the stunning town of Meredith.  Filled with docks, flowers, and adorable restaurants, Meredith is a little gem in the lakes region.  Chris and Jenna’s friend took us out for a spin on the beautiful antique boat the Miss Meredith, and we got to experience the lake from all angles! To top off the stunning afternoon, we went for a drive around the lake and took in a little stroll on the sand. I loved getting to know these two in such a special place to them, and I can’t wait for their next adventure this summer when they tie the knot at Castle Hill!

 

 

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Let’s talk for a minute about the top 3 steps Liz and Bill took to make sure they had the best wedding photos.

1- They hired an (amazing) event planner.  Sarah and Caitlin at True Event know what’s up, and they know how to work with photographers to get the best images for their couples.  We worked so well as a team, and kept each other in the loop about our plans and details throughout the planning process.  They helped me with letting me know when things were set to shoot, with wrangling family members, and with a million more things that kept Liz and Bill so happy!

2- They allowed time for everything! With Liz and Bill doing their getting ready photos at a hotel about 30 minutes from the reception site, we needed to plan accordingly for a staggered arrival so they wouldn’t see each other before the first look.  I arrived earlier in the day to take a peek around the vineyard, and took some iphone pics of where I wanted to do the first look.  When my second shooter Jaime and I arrived at the vineyard (I left 15 minutes before the bride), we brought Bill out to the vines and decided where we would all stand in the small area for the best pics of the first look (also working with their videographer to make sure no one was in anyone’s shot).  We also planned out time to do all their bridal party and family photos before the first bus of guests was to arrive (with help from True Event), and finished all our formals before the Ketubah signing, still allowing time for me to grab detail shots with natural light in the tent.  Because guests weren’t in the tent until after cocktail hour, I was able to use the time after our sunset photos to get into the tent and capture all the candlelit details then as well.  Finally, they made sure to include me in timing out formalities like their Hora dance so we made sure all those events were captured before capping off our photography for the day.

3- They got to know me, and I got to know them.  Besides spending an hour doing the most fun engagement shoot on the docks at a local lobster shack, they made time to meet me for coffee, to have a skype call, and to keep me in the loop about their plans and decor, all the while building a familiarity and comfortability, so they could really relax and enjoy the wedding knowing I was getting all their organic emotional moments.

Got questions about this? I’m an open book about sharing the best way to get gorgeous photos, so just send me a note!

Vendors:

Venue: Jonathan Edwards Winery | Floral: Hana Floral Design | Wedding Planning: True Event | Stationery: Jessica Leigh Paperie | Videography: Love Locked Films | Catering: Russell Morin Catering & Events | Rentals: Rentals Unlimited | Band: Heartbeat Dance Band | Lighting: Ryan Designs | Transportation: Rockstar Limo | Hair Stylist: Posh Salon CT | Makeup Artist: Allison Barbera Beauty | Bridesmaids Dresses: Their Own | Gown: Vivi by Pronovias Atelier | Bridal Salon: L’Fay Bridal | Bride’s Wedding Band & Engagement Ring: Zoland Jewelers | Hair Comb: Avigail Adam | Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka Niara | Groom’s Tuxedo: Gentleman’s Playbook | Groom’s Shoes: To Boot New York | Groomsmen Suits: Their Own | Save the Dates: Mospens Studio | Groom’s Wedding Band & Watch – Cartier | Ketubah: Ketubah.com | Flower Girl Dress: Olivia Kate Couture | Mother of the Bride Dress: John Paul Ataker | Mother of the Groom Dress: Adrianna Papell | Wood Food & Wine Signs: WoodSign Studio | Wedding Cake Topper: Better Off Wed | Table Numbers: Oaky Designs | Custom Cocktail Napkins: For Your Party | Second Photographer: Jaime Marland

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Nicole and Kevin wanted another location for photos, so we started at Rosecliff before we came to Bohlin, and we had so much fun exploring the grounds of the mansion. I love the juxtaposition of the mansion photos with the photos we took at Bohlin as well. Great choice!

 

Come see their wedding in the newest edition of Bliss Celebrations HERE and on newstands now!

Venue: The Bohlin/ Flowers: Sayles Livingston Design / Hair and Makeup: Petal Blush Beauty / Video: Artistic Wedding Films / Rentals: Rentals Unlimited / Cake: Scrumptions / Dress: Allure Bridal / Lighting and Music: Beat Train Productions /  Second Photographer: Jaime Marland

 

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Ceremony Venue: Kay Chapel | Reception Venue: Regatta Place | Florist: Toni Chandler Flowers | Hair and Makeup: Jaclynn Kate Hair & Makeup Artistry Salon | Dress Designer: Romona Keveza from Dress Boutique: Madeleine’s Daughter | Shoes: Kate Spade | Invitations/Paper Design: Goosefish Press | Transportation: Viking Tours of Newport | Cake: La Salle Bakery | Rentals: Rentals Unlimited | Music: George Confoey | Video: Yellow Hook Productions at https://vimeo.com/187094089 | Dessert Bar: Lasalle Bakery | Second Photographer: Jaime Marland

 

 

 

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See even more today on Snippet and Ink! I love how they are focusing on the actual ceremony and marriage.  Eva and Brendon’s details were amazing, but to have their wedding chosen for it’s beautiful story was delightful!  Please make sure you click through to the video by Frame + Anchor as well.  Working with Evan and Chad is a dream, we have a very similar approach and style to our work and how we interact with our couples. This was a dream team and we always love partnering up, so if you are looking for a videographer for your day, please check them out!

Venue: Castle Hill Inn in Newport, Rhode Island / Floral Design: Stoneblossom / Dress: Nicole Miller, purchased at Flair Bridesmaid Boutique / Shoes: Stuart Weitzmen / Hair, Makeup: Jennie Kay Beauty / Rentals: Exquisite Events / Transportation: Viking Tours / Stationery: Fourteen-Forty Design Studio / Photobooth: The Danger Booth / Ceremony Music, Reception Music: Rhythm Productions / Cake, Dessert: Scrumptions / Videography: Frame + Anchor | Second Photographer: Ella Iannotti

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Check out more over on Classic Bride HERE!

Venue: Spring House Hotel | Florist: Melissa Sitbon, Painted Rock Designs | Hair and Makeup: Koru | Dress Designer: Sarah Seven http://www.sarahseven.com | Dress Boutique: Lovely Bride | Shoes: Nine West Crudenza | Accessories: Jewelry from Mother of Bride and Groom | Invitations/Paper Design: Swell and Grand, Ocean, Printed by Northport Copy and Shipping | Décor: Centerpieces by Painted Rock Designs | Cake: Aldo’s Bakery | Rentals: Black Tie Tuxedos | Music: Jon O’Neill | Video: Jessica Figuccio | Second Shooter: Jaime Marland

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