The unpredictable October weather chased Katie & Jen’s wedding inside, but the charm of the historic Ram’s Head Inn on Shelter Island made for an intimate, warm and loving day filled with family, friends, beautiful details, and lots of laughs. The brides might have worn very practical Wellingtons to their rehearsal dinner, but their shoes on the wedding day were beyond fab!
It doesn’t get much better than this. The email comes in, “Am I available to photograph a fantabulous (my word) event in Greenwich celebrating great food, top chefs, amazing mixologists, burger battles, local food, farm to table, cookbooks, cooking demos, and oh yeah, by the way, Little Big Town is headlining? Am I available? Yes, every year, from last year (I photographed it in 2014!) to infinity (I’m scheduled for this 2016 too!), yes, I will be there! And I suggest you get yourself a ticket too! Here are a few highlights, including Geoffrey Zakarian, Kathie Lee Gifford, Rocco Dispirito, Adam Richman, The Wailers, Alex Guarnaschelli, and Kimberly Schlapman with Little Big Town.
Meghan and Michael’s wedding day was all sparkling sunshine and lots of cheer, pretty much a direct reflection of their personalities! Their venue, The Inn Spot on the Bay, was perfectly charming and hosted their family and friends on the lawn overlooking the water with plenty of room for lawn games and signature cocktails!
Meghan and Rob picked the historic Hampshire House for their romantic and stylish candle-lit, black tie wedding. Having photographed Meghan’s sister’s wedding the previous year, I felt instantly welcomed and right at home with her family once again. My husband was my chosen second shooter for this family affair, and we took advantage of Meghan and Rob’s local knowledge to have a whirlwind fun snowy weekend in Boston!
I’m just taking a moment to sit back and count my blessings. I’ve spent the last 8 hours doing some long-overdue updating on my website. In updating my site, I got to spend a little time re-living some of the best, most beautiful days of so many amazing people and their families. My clients! Oh how I love them. When I’ve run into former bridesmaids at the grocery store, they don’t always remember me, but I have spent so much time editing wedding photos, I never forget a bridal party face!
Let me tell you, the best day of my adult life was my wedding. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to loving being a part of so many wonderful weddings, because I KNOW how special that day is. I know how long it takes to plan a wedding. I know that your Grandmother is very special to you, because mine was to me. And I am so happy that my clients trust me and believe in me. I believe in them too, in their vision and their family ties. I don’t take it lightly that, by taking photos of weddings, I am a small part of the family legacy, creating heirloom photos that I believe will pass the test of time. Not overly trendy, not too posed. Just real. Real beautiful. Real emotion. Real families. Real photography.
I’m excited to share a few selections from the ten pages Serendipity recently published of my Greenwich, Connecticut garden tour photos. Serendipity’s Creative Director, Lisa Meipala Kennedy, and I hiked through the gardens after an early morning rain storm to discover whimsical plantings and amazing architectural notes. Many other garden ‘tourists’ were enjoying the garden inspiration as well. I love it when a shoot is both educational and inspiring for my own life and garden!
Congratulations to Anne & Rob on their beautiful wedding day. (I am still not sure how they commissioned a full rainbow during the cocktail hour, but it was just the icing on the cake for their gorgeous, heartfelt day with family and friends.)
A large portion of my family on my mother’s side lives in Alaska, and I had the pleasure of shooting my cousin’s son’s wedding in Anchorage this year. This was my husband’s first ever trip to Alaska, so we planned a two week trip, packed our cameras and wetsuits, and headed for the great Northwest! The highlight was, of course, the wedding and all the time we spent with extended family, but we also found time to make new friends and take an adventure on an amazing surf boat, the M/V MILO out of Homer. I will post photos about that later. For now, here is a portrait of Zach and his new bride Trish, just returning from their ceremony at the historic Captain Cook Hotel in downtown Anchorage.
Exciting news, currently on newsstands! Jane and Dan’s beautiful wedding that I shot in Stonington, Connecticut last year was chosen as a featured wedding in Coastal Living’s special Weddings magazine.