Tabor Academy Wedding : Second Shooting

We are members of a network of caring and talented wedding photographers in the New England area, and have loved gathering inspiration, asking questions, and becoming friends with countless vendors through this group. Couples sometimes wonder what is our back-up plan, if we experience some kind of emergency. Well, this network is it! And just like I know they would be there for us in our time of need, we also are humbled to be able to help others when they are stuck, which is how I found myself second shooting with the always-amazing Leah Haydock at this beautiful Tabor Academy wedding. Leah’s second photographer got ill during the ceremony, and I was able to step in before the reception began (totally seamless for the lovely couple) and help out. So while I don’t have all the traditional photos from a wedding day, these few I have are so stunning I couldn’t resist sharing. And who knows? Maybe good karma will come our way and we’ll work some more gorgeous weddings at this venue with couples as special as Caroline & Christian…

 

Frequently Asked Questions: Album Design

The wedding album is our favorite way to print your photos. It will be an heirloom that you’ll show friends, family, and future generations for years after your wedding day. We always design albums so that you can get an idea of how we feel the story should be told. We focus on drawing attention to the best images from the day, and pairing images that work well together. To begin creating yours, make a list of your favorite images and we will curate your custom album.  Here are answers to some frequently asked questions to help you get started.
  • How do we create our album favorites list?
You can select your favorites through your online gallery, using the heart on each of the photos you would like included in your album. You can name the favorites list “Album Photos” (or something along those lines) and I will be notified when it is made. I will then use your chosen images to design an album layout for your approval.
  • How many images can we select for the album?
I usually advise couples not to limit their favorites at first – that way you aren’t too concerned with numbers and forget to include photos you love! We want this album to be an heirloom you treasure and look back on for years to come. However, for reference, a 10 spread album would fit about 50-70 images. Though you can add extra spreads if you just can’t decide what to cut out!! Which leads to the next frequently asked question…
  • Can we add more spreads to our album?
Absolutely! Additional spreads are $50/ea. The maximum amount we can print is 25 spreads. You can purchase additional spreads through the store attached to your gallery.
  • Can we request changes to the design?
I am happy to make any changes you would like to the design. Just mention the spread numbers and/or file numbers you would like revised in an email to me.
  • It looks like the binding/seam might run right through our faces in the photo. Will that be OK when it prints?
The pages don’t bend like a magazine but rather have a hinged binding so that each spread lays flat. That means you will only see a faint shadow line where the pages meet; however, if the seam is in an obvious place you dislike when you review your album design, let me know and I may be able shift the photo/design slightly to make it much less noticeable.
  • What are our cover options? Will there be a photo or writing included on the cover or just the classic leather?
We offer 4 leather cover options for you to choose from, and are happy to offer our suggestions if you’d like! There will not be a photo on the cover of you album. It is an additional $35 to emboss names/date on the cover.
  • How much would it cost to order 2 additional unique albums (1 for each set of parents)?
You can absolutely order parent albums. We offer 8×8 albums (a size smaller than your wedding album) for $450 for 10 spreads. We can print it with the same design as your book, or we can customize the parent albums for each parent!
  • Do we need to select a photo in order to add the spread/parent album to our cart?
Yes, you should add a spread (any one) into your cart to purchase spreads and parent albums. We will have been communicating via email so it will be clear to me what you are purchasing even if it doesn’t show the “right” image in your cart. I personally place the orders from the gallery store so I will ensure that everything is perfect!
  • How long until we receive our album?
Once we place the order, it typically takes about 2 weeks for it to arrive on your doorstep. If you are efficient with choosing your album favorites and approving the design, you could have your album in hand as soon as 2 months after your wedding day!
Please reach out to Amanda.macdonald.photography@gmail.com if you have any further questions regarding album ordering and design. We are always happy to help!

Nobska Lighthouse Engagement : Justin Loves Amanda

Coastal, classic, and utterly romantic is the best way to describe Amanda & Justin’s engagement session. They met me at Nobska Lighthouse is Woods Hole, MA for some sunset portraits with their pup Finn. We absolutely love when couples include their dog in their photos, and Finn was such a good boy! It was super special to return to a lighthouse for their engagement session because Justin proposed to Amanda at one. These two are literally the sweetest couple, and these photos are magical. Can’t wait for their wedding day!

Bourne Farm Wedding : Christina Loves Matt

Totally in love with this space, this wedding party, this couple… well, this entire wedding. Bourne Farm has easily become one of my favorite venues, just because its SO beautiful!! Christina & Matt made it their own with beautiful details like the antique doors leading to their ceremony aisle, gorgeous hand-lettered wooden signs, and lots of greenery and hydrangeas. Their dusty blue color palette was absolutely perfect for their first look and portraits on the beach at the Sea Crest Hotel, and was beautiful against the trees and rustic barn of Bourne Farm. Christina and Matt shared an emotional first look and letters before their ceremony, which is our absolute favorite tradition! Gosh, I could go on and on about how amazing this day was, but I’ll just let the photos show you!!

We were honored to capture the love, fun, and overall amazingness of this couple at Bourne Farm. Cheers, Christina & Matt!

Also a big thank you to the wonderful vendors who helped make this day perfect:

– Venue: Getting Ready: Sea Crest Beach Hotel ; Ceremony/Reception: Bourne Farm
– Coordinator: Lisa Kitterage
– Florist: All About Flowers For Weddings – Judy Fligg
– Cake/Dessert Buffet: Casual Gourmet
– Bridesmaid Dresses: Joanna August
– Wedding Dress: Brand: Christos ; Bought at Ceremony (Beacon Hill)
– Suits: Calvin Klein – Men’s Warehouse
– Hair/Makeup: Michelle’s Hair and Beauty Bridal
– DJ: Tom Bennett – Tommy Bomb Entertainment, LLC
– Invitations: PurpleInkPress Etsy – Shauna Rue
– Linens: By florist – All About Flowers For Weddings – Judy Fligg
– Caterer: Casual Gourmet