Mother’s Day 2018

“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.”

Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful moms out there! You are all kinds of amazing.

Lynch Park Engagement : Justin Loves Sarah

The dreamy sunset light at Lynch Park was so perfect for Sarah and Justin engagement session. They were so kind to travel for their engagement session, as this couple is having an amazing destination wedding. Sarah and Justin spent the day around the North Shore, seeing Salem and going to an authentic old-fashioned printing company in Haverhill. They loved the gardens and romantic stonework that makes Lynch Park so memorable, and suggested it as a good place to meet. I was swooning over this couple’s adorable demeanors and cozy snuggles. Sarah wore a gorgeous blush skirt to match their wedding colors. She looked simply stunning with handsome gent Justin by her side, making her laugh and keeping her warm. These video game lovers met at college at University of Connecticut. Justin asked Sarah’s dad for permission before proposing, which is super sweet!

We simply can’t wait for their fairytale wedding in Vermont June 2018. Cheers, Sarah + Justin!

2018 AMP Wedding Preview

This is a new type of post for me but I plan to do it annually because it is getting me SO excited for the upcoming wedding season! The 2018 wedding season for us goes all the way until October when we end the year with a wedding weekend on Nantucket. We have 18 weddings in 2018 and one is already down! This past weekend, Jess & Dan kicked off the year with a beautiful spring wedding at The Salem Cross Inn in West Brookfield, Massachusetts

Of our 17 weddings this year, only 6 of them are at venues we’ve photographed at before. Which means lots of new & exciting corners of New England and Cape Cod to explore! Here are some of the venues where our couples are saying “I Do”…

Chatham Bars Inn (MA)

Popponesset Inn (MA)

Plimoth Plantation (MA)

Woodstock Inn (VT)

Dennis Inn (MA)

Bank Street Beach (MA)

Jefferson County Fairgrounds (MT)

Flying Bridge (MA)

Point Independence Yacht Club (MA)

Shining Tides (MA)

Chequessett Yacht Club (MA)

Bourne Farm (MA)

Zukas Hilltop Barn (MA)

The Wychmere Beach Club (MA)

Wequassett Resort (MA)

Whale Watch Estate (MA)

 

How Did They Find Us?

• Referrals from Past Brides

• Online Searches on The Knot, Wedding Wire & Google

• Social Media

• Referrals from Coordinators
(Elizabeth from Shining Tides – can’t wait to work with you!)

• Referrals from Fellow Photographers
(Ashley Tilton, thank you!)

• Wedding Shows (Pinehills + Boston with Wedding Day Expositions)

 

Some Fun Facts:

• The average AMP 2018 couple booked us 12 months in advance

• These couples live in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Philadelphia, Montana, Florida, and New York.  (so needless to say, I use FaceTime a lot).

  • This year will bring us the furthest I have ever gone. I am super thrilled to photograph my sister-in-law’s wedding in Montana. Big sky, here we come!

• We are photographing 2 weddings with the same family! Doug is marrying Maddie this spring, and his sister Christina is marrying Matt later this fall. Can’t wait to celebrate with this family twice!!

Time to meet some of the 2018 AMP couples…

Oh.em.gee we are so excited to celebrate with all these pretty couples!! See you in 2018. 🙂

Rainy Spring Engagement : Tim Loves Sarah

I was happy to meet Sarah and Tim at Minuteman National Park in Concord, MA on a rainy spring afternoon. We brought umbrellas, just in case, and crossed our fingers the weather would hold out. It totally did, and the overcast light was simply beautiful. The first time I had been here was in the winter for an awesome snowy session, so this time we got to explore more of the park. Sarah and Tim were easy to be with, and we fell into good conversation as we walked about. They are such a relaxed couple, and truly lovely together. They interact so sweetly and are very considerate of one another.

Tim told me that Sarah is down-to-earth, and unlike anyone else he knew, which is what made him fall in love with her. They met online and had their first date at an indoor mini golf course. They said it was somewhat awkward as the place was clearly made for kids, but had fun together anyways. Now they are excited to have everyone they love come together so they can get married!

We know their May wedding at Plimoth Plantation is going to simply be full of tenderness and joy. Cheers to Sarah + Tim!

 

 

Stone House Inn Wedding : Steph Loves Dave

Steph and Dave had the most gorgeous sunny wedding day in August. However, this down-to-earth couple had some last minute stress, as their venue was suddenly unable to host their reception. The Stone House Inn was still the perfect place to get ready though, and the couple decided to have two ceremonies – an intimate one with only close family and then one that included all their guests. The Acoaxet Country Club down the road stepped in and Steph and Dave got to have a second, beautiful ceremony overlooking the golf course with ocean views. It’s definitely fortuitous to get to say “I do” twice in one day!

Steph followed the “somethings” tradition: borrowed pearls, wore a blue sapphire ring from Dave, carried her great-grandmother’s scarf, and had a stunning new dress. I loved the lace backless detail! The teal, gray, and white color scheme was bright and airy, and went perfectly with the hydrangeas that decorated the cake and tables. Dave loves Steph’s rare ability to enjoy life and relish the moment. Steph loves Dave’s dance moves, which we got to see first hand as they danced the night away!

We were so honored to be a part of this pretty wedding day. Cheers to Mr. + Mrs. Oikarinen!!