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Allen Hill Farm Wedding | Karen + Matthew

Where to begin with this beautiful wedding. I mean I LOVE shooting at Allen Hill Tree Farm so much that when Rachel with Rowanberry + Lavender called me to shoot this wedding with her I could not refuse. We couldn't have asked for a more gorgeous day and the weather was perfect for this fall wedding at the farm. The day started off at The Hilton Garden Inn and all it took was one step through the front door and I knew right away the perfect spot to hang the dress. I literally fell in love with the chandeliers in the lobby and with the beautiful wood and glass backdrop who could go wrong. I love when I get to go back and fourth between the bride and groom especially when the rooms are on the same floor. Matt was already dressed when we arrived but I couldn't help but grabbed a few quick details of him and on to the bride I went to back up Rachel. Karen had a handkerchief from her grandmother and kept the box it came in for her wedding day to store it. How much love this family has just made me feel like I was part of the family that day even though I had literally only met them 5 minutes ago. I immediately knew right then and there why Rachel talked so highly of this couple and how much she loved this family. Matt made Karen the sweetest necklace that had the coordinates engraved of where they are getting married on both sides. How creative he is I swear. I mean he even made the log Arbor that they got married under at the Farm. 

Then came time for Karen to get into her dress and well the tears quickly flowed. I found myself getting teary eyed behind the camera as I was shooting the moment. Rachel and I looked at each other and our hearts melted with excitement for Karen. Once Karen was dressed I quickly drove off to Allen Hill Farm to start the groomsmen photos and of course they are always a blast. The guys had a few fun ideas and even decided they would all climb to the top of the rock and take big group photo. 

I think I witnessed one of the most emotional ceremonies of all my weddings ever shot that day. The crying the smiling and most of all the laughing. After exchanging their rings they did a rope ceremony where they tie hands together and the officiant tells a nice story. The best part of the whole ceremony was the officiant was a very close friend of the family which always makes it more personal to the couple. 

Well finally it was party time for the guests and Rachel and I were off into the sunset with the happy newlyweds and of course we both were jumping for joy with the gorgeous sunset light we were so blessed to have that day. I think we probably took about 500 or more photos between the two of us. LOL If your looking for a gorgeous sunset for your wedding day then I highly recommend having your wedding at Allen Hill Tree Farm. Theres so many little hidden gems on that property for your wedding day photos. Also they always have the BEST caterers. On the Spot  Catering is one of my very favorite caterers in the area so I was really excited to see them there. They are always so tentative to the bride and groom and amazing to fellow vendors. They feed us well too and in my eyes thats always a BONUS when your on your feet working all day to have a great working relationship with other vendors.

After formals where over it was time to get to the fun part of the day! The first dance was amazing and of course the father daughter dance was emotional. Aren't they always the most emotional part of the day? Karen's Made of Honor was brought to tears and you could see the joy in her mothers face. We had fun partying along with the guests and snapped a ton of amazing photos even out by the bon fire and during cat cutting. But until next time I say Live, Love, Laugh and be Merry!

congrats to the happy couple and Thanks again to Rachel for having me to shoot this beautiful wedding with her. I can't wait for our next adventure together!

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Contact me today to book your wedding! NOW booking 2017 & 2018 dates.

 

 

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Nathan Lester House Wedding | Sara + Jose

When I got the distress call from Tracy 2 days before her daughters wedding at The Nathan Lester house I just new I had to jump in and help a fellow photographer out. Everyone deserves beautiful wedding day photos. I mean heck I literally could have walked to the venue. I love being around the corner from such beautiful historic venues in Ledyard. When I arrived right before the ceremony all I could see is the loving family members running around setting up the perfect simple decorations. It was simply stunning and so special. One of the most emotional intimate weddings I've had the pleasure of witnessing. I loved that Sara and her dad stopped at the back of the isle to say a little prayer before Jose turned to see his beautiful bride walking down the isle. His reaction was priceless and so sweet. He literally burst into tears. Tracy had only 3 weeks to pull this special day off, but I have to say she nailed it and I know Sara and Jose loved it. Thank you Tracy, Sara and Jose for allowing me to be a part of one of the most special days of your lives.

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Charlestown Rhode Island wedding | Lynn + Steve

Have you ever wondered how long it takes to find the love of your life? Well Lynn & Steve found each other in a bar one night on a whim. If you sit with these two and their family for 5 minutes you will see how perfect they are for one another. I felt the love in that living room during their intimate ceremony at their house. I was so excited to learn that Lynn is a bee keeper and how they incorporated a honey tasting during the ceremony. I've never seen that done before and it was so great. The officiant was so wonderful and had such an elegant delivery during the ceremony. I think my favorite part was the maid of honor was a granddaughter of the couple. She was so adorable and did such a wonderful job holding those rings and keeping them safe for when the time came to give them to the bride and groom. I am so happy with the way this wedding turned out and hope to do more intimate weddings in the future. Thank you again Lynn & Steve for allowing me to share in such a beautiful and intimate ceremony to start the rest of your lives together. I know you both have a bright future ahead especially now that you will share it with your true love.

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Country Outdoor Wedding with a pond | Katie & David

Katie and David chose to have a beautiful rustic wedding at The Retreat at Bradley Pond in Tallahassee Florida. This place was gorgeous! Seriously an amazing venue. The Retreat at Bradley Pond, nestled beneath majestic canopy of oak trees and Spanish moss, and is one of Tallahassee's favorite venues for a wedding. There is so much history there its incredible. There is an unlimited opportunity to take some amazing pictures between the beautiful pond with a small intimate dock to the old country store and Grist Mill that has graced the area since the 1920's. I had a ton of fun getting to know Katie and David. They sure know how to work hard and you can tell they put a lot of work into planning their perfect day. Katie even made every guest their own personalized mason jar to take home. Oh and I can't forget how amazing both their rings look. I am obsessed with them. The couple even took some time out of their day to take a stroll to the country store and ride on the hand made swing. Over all their day was pretty epic. I would highly recommend having a rustic wedding at The Retreat at Bradley Pond! Thanks again to my awesome second shooter Andrea for being there with me. You rocked it girl and I hope we get to shoot another wedding together in the future when I come back to Tallahassee for another wedding.

 

Come view another beautiful wedding we photographed at a gorgeous wine Vineyard below!

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Valenzano Winery Wedding | Jenna & Brian

This Winery wedding was so stunning from the vineyards to the barrel room. I would say its perfect for a rustic shabby chic bride with all it has to offer with a touch of elegance and beauty at every turn.

 I couldn't stop taking photos of this beautiful bride and her new husband in the grape vines. Jenna and Brian were so adorable snuggling and showing off how much they love each other. This do it yourself bride had amazing decorations with a simple yet elegant touch to them.

Did you see that bouquet... Yes it was absolutely amazing and I could have taken photos of it all night long.

The bridal party was so much fun and entertaining to say the least they even tried throwing the groom in the dumpster. I've never laughed so hard in my life at a wedding. They partied hard and got down on the dance floor for hours.

I loved being part of this beautiful couples wedding day and couldn't thank them enough for having me shoot this wedding for them. It was like we've known each other forever by the time I left that night!

 

 

I hope you enjoyed these beautiful photo of Jenna & Brian's special day as I did taking them. Please follow my blog to see more of my work when posted.

" Venue : Valenzano Winery in Shamong NJ "

 

We would love you to see this gorgeous backyard wedding including horses below!

 

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A Country Farm Wedding with Horses

I want to start by saying Brianne... girl you looked STUNNING!

It was such an honor to have been a part of such a fantastic day. Marc and Brianne were such a joy to work with, so much so that I feel maybe they need to write some sort of guide for future bride and grooms. It was smiles and laughter all day... That is what a wedding day should be!

Listening to the bride and her girls singing beautiful hems upstairs while they were getting ready was just magical. You could hear the beautiful voices all the way outside the farm house. The groom started to tear up with excitement that this special person was about to be his wife!

We couldn't have asked for a more gorgeous day. With the fear of thunderstorms before the ceremony began, Brianne was not stressed one bit and had faith the skies would clear and surely they did right as the bride was about to walk down the isle!

None the less we were able to step outside the gorgeous farm house to grab some beautiful portraits with the horses. These two should be models I swear I could have photographed them all evening...

Once again, Thank you so much for having me a part of this special day! You two looked so happy and in love and it truly warmed my heart! 

 

 

 

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