Molly and Jim brought along pup Juniper for their engagement photos at Winnekenni Castle in Haverhill, MA. They had a great eye for pretty backdrops and picked a wonderful spot to meet. The foliage was stunning and bright on this overcast day, perfect for autumn. These two sweethearts enjoy taking Juniper for walks and binge-watching Netflix (totally our jam). They met at a college party and have been together 6 years now. I love how they are down-to-earth and happy in nature. Their authentic laughs and snuggles brought my camera and my soul joy.

Cheers to Molly + Jim, and their wedding this month is going to be amazing!

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Doug’s instant reaction to meeting Jannelle was “She’s my missing puzzle piece.” He has been writing his vows for 2 and half years now, and he shared them with Jannelle on a sunny May day at Shining Tides in Mattapoisett, MA. The couple had a vintage chic theme focused on the beach views that they enjoy. Jannelle and Doug had a special first look at Onset Bay with their family and friends cheering behind them.

Shining Tides is a great venue for a beach wedding, and the newly Mr. and Mrs. shared their first kiss as husband and wife by the sea. Delia was an integral part of the ceremony, helping with the ceremony and having Dad read vows that she wrote for her parents. They included a sand ceremony to visually show the combining of all their lives together.

Jannelle DIYed many of their details, and they were amazing! They had gorgeous clamshell centerpieces, customized napkins and table numbers, and air plant favors. The decor was stunning! The steel blue dresses and gray suits of the wedding party were subtly nautical. Since Jannelle’s father was attending the wedding from heaven, she opted for a lantern release during parent dances. It was a sweetly personal reminder of the loved ones that were there in spirit, as was the remembrance table that Jannelle designed herself.

The newlyweds joined us out on the dock at sunset for some fantastic portraits. We love when our couples are willing to let us get creative and take photos when the light is magical. We simply adored Jannelle’s crafted balloons for her ring bearers, and of course included them in as many photos as possible.

We were so happy to photograph this beautiful wedding. Congratulations, Mr. + Mrs. Bowles!! We wish you and your new family many years of happiness together!

 

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Sheila and Keiyana brought me to their secret hill on Cape Cod for a magical sunrise session. Skies this beautiful are worth getting up early for! These two Pittsburgh sweethearts have fallen in love with visiting Truro, MA and come often. I was so glad we found a day during their vacation to get together. They were a bit nervous to get photos done, and kept sharing little laughs at themselves as I captured candid moments and snuggles. Keiyana loves Sheila’s passion for learning and new experiences… and this was certainly an adventure! A quick outfit change and short walk brought us to the beautiful beach, a hostel where the couple enjoys staying, and even a brief tour of their wedding venue.

In September they are going to tie the knot here in Truro, and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of their big day. Cheers, Keiyana + Sheila!

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The first step in your photography experience is the engagement session, and gosh, it’s our favorite. We love getting to know you both in a natural and casual setting before your wedding day. For many of our couples, this is the first time they have had a photo shoot and usually have lots of questions. We hear you! Here are some frequently asked questions and our helpful answers.

When should we schedule our engagement session?

Whenever you like! New England’s four seasons offer a lot of variety for light and weather, so think about what look you like and let’s go from there. Many couples use their photos for save-the-dates. You want to have time to receive your edited photos, pick your favorites, design and order the save-the-dates, and get them mailed to your family and friends. A good estimate is about 6-8 months before your wedding date.

What should we wear?

This is not a simple answer, as it really depends so much on your style and personalities. There are however a few guidelines to help you out. Please don’t wear large patterns or logos, as it takes attention from your pretty faces. Wear clothes that are on the same level of dressiness or casualness as your partner. Short answer – the better you feel in your clothes, the better you’ll look in front of the camera, so don’t overthink it. Some people feel their best in a brand new outfit; we are absolutely fine being your shopping spree alibi.

What should we bring?

Your lovely selves, of course. Nothing else is necessary as we will use the environment around us to play and make you look so good. Though pets are always welcome! Also, if you want, we are happy to help carry around a primp kit for touch-ups. Keys and phones should not be in your pockets, so we can pop those in our bag too. Props are fun but not necessary. They can help set the scene and bring out your personalities as a couple. Maybe you have a favorite book? Maybe you like coffee? Maybe your fiancé gave you a special gift you’d like to bring. Have a favourite flower? Bring it! Cupcakes? Balloons and bubbles? Picnic basket? etc…

What time should we meet?

You know that time of day when everything has a warm glow just before sunset? Yeah, let’s meet then. We photographers call that magical time “golden hour” and it happens approximately an hour after sunrise and an hour before sunset. Depending on the season of your engagement session, the exact time will change, but you can assume we will meet afternoon/evening time. Unless you are an amazing morning-person unicorn and would like a sunrise shoot… which I am totally down for. Just bring me coffee and we are good to go.

 

Can we go to 2+ locations? 

Sure! Let us know ahead of time if we will be traveling between spots, as we will need to adjust the timing of your session. We won’t keep you longer than 2 hours, and that includes any walking or driving to locations.

Can we bring a change of clothes?

Yup! Again, we have about 2 hours to photograph, so let us know if you are planning to change during your session. Also, keep in mind that many places we photograph do not have a designated spot to get dressed.

What should we expect at the engagement session?

You can expect to play, laugh, snuggle, kiss, dance, twirl, walk, smile, and simply enjoy being with your partner on a lovely date night. There will be a few bad jokes and puns thrown in there for good fun. We are your personal paparazzi. For couples that are unsure in front of a camera, we will certainly  help with suggestions of where to stand and what to do. Our goal is to capture your personalities, so feel free to bring up your own ideas or say no to something that doesn’t feel natural.

How long until we see our photos?

We send your edited photos to you within 2 weeks from your session. You download directly from your gallery, so as soon as they are done, poof! They are in your inbox.

Do we actually need the engagement session?

We hear this so often, it hurts our hearts. We highly recommend you keep the engagement session. You have a rehearsal for your ceremony, so why not for your photos? Not only is the shoot super fun, it serves a purpose. This is why you need an engagement session.

 

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Jamie and Adam tied the knot in September at the ever gorgeous Hellenic Center in Ipswich, MA. When you pull up the drive, you see the columns and beautiful house with a rolling green lawn. Adam was actually the one to decide on the venue. Their date opened up while they were touring, and he decided it was fate. Who are we to argue; it really was the perfect location for their timeless navy blue, gray, and blush wedding.

Jamie and Adam met while working as bartenders, and the rest is history. They like to spend their Saturdays running errands together and catching up with family. They especially enjoy sleepovers with their nieces, who are their adorable flower girls. Adam loves that Jamie makes him laugh. They one word they would use to describe themselves is fun, and we agree! Jamie loves that every weekend Adam gets coffee for her before she wakes up. That’s true love right there.

Their wedding day was overcast with scattered rain storms, making Jamie a bit anxious about her outdoor ceremony. However, it stayed dry for the entire evening until the reception, allowing them say “I do” beneath the oak tree with a hanging chandelier. Adam seemed nervous but once he saw Jamie walking towards him, his whole face lit up. We love that Adam’s boutonnière had a photo of his deceased dad, who he got to keep close to his heart thanks to Jamie’s thoughtful gift. They filled their reception with many personalized details such as the “Find Your Face, Find Your Place” seating chart Jamie DIY-ed with photos of all their guests. Adam’s last name, Miele, means honey in Italian – so it was fitting that they had jars of honey as wedding favors! They included other classics like Jamie’s “something blue” wedding shoes and marquis letters decorating the fireplaces.

It was such a beautiful day full of laughter and love. We wish all the best to the newlyweds. Congrats, Mr. + Mrs. Miele!!

 

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