Allison and David's Late Spring Wedding & Maneely's!!!

On May 25th, 2014, thunderstorms were passing through the region and I spent the morning watching the weather forecasts.  By no means do I see a rainy wedding day as a bad thing.  There are plenty of cool options photographically speaking, but thunderstorms can bring a little bit of trepidation! As fate would have it, the storms passed to the north and south of Allison and David's wedding! 

It was a blast shooting with them!  All weddings leave you with some sort of feeling.  Sometimes, you can't quite put your finger on it and other times it's so strong that it leaves you with a feeling that you wish you could do it again.  The day was so happy, so low-key and focused on love that I wish I could bottle that to sip on from time to time!

What we did get that we can take away and revisit, was great images.  Allison and David, thanks so much for having me on your wedding day :)

As always, click an image to view it larger!




Audrey and John's Rhode Island wedding ending at Wannamoisett CC

    As the title suggests, I had the pleasure of shooting Audrey and John's wedding a couple weeks ago!  We started with getting ready and headed to the church up in Smithfield, RI then headed to Wannamoisett Country Club for the reception.  What an amazing day we had.  I've been blessed to have met and been part of the biggest day of so many fantastic couples!  Audrey and John continue my luck in being able to work not only with great brides and grooms, but great families and their friends.

    I was invited countless times to continue the party with these guys.  After spending the day with this moderately crazy wedding party, I must say it was difficult to decline the offer.  Audrey and John have surrounded themselves with a truly happy group of people.  What I learned about these people that day: blow up alien dolls are WAY fun; a merry-go-round ride (or carousel as Rhode Islanders call them) should not be constrained to simply riding a wooden horse in a circle; and finally, family comes first.

  What a great day, thank you Audrey and John!

As always, click an image to see it larger!  Oh and if your on your phone, give the large image a second or two to load ;)

 

Merlinda and Maurice, a country wedding at Wood Acres Farm.

Merlinda and Maurice were married in October of last year.   It was a wonderful, on location wedding in the hills of Western CT at Wood Acres Farm.  The scene was set with the farm nestled into the hills and the hustle and bustle of Merlinda and her bridesmaids and family getting read when I arrived.  The weather cooperated and the sun was warm as they shared their vows on the porch of a cozy little cabin on the property.  The entire day went off without a hitch and the evening wrapped up beautifully with some really fun dancing and partying!  It was great to see these two families and their friends tear it up on this fantastic evening!

 

A little side note: as a photographer, I've had the pleasure of working with so many amazing, talented and dedicated professionals.  Merlinda and I have crossed paths many  times over the past years at various events, be they weddings or style shoots.  I'd be behind the lens and she'd be doing hair and makeup for clients or models.  In the countless times we've worked together, I was always impressed with her work, her level of professionalism and her willingness to go the extra mile to make sure her subject looked just so before getting in front of the camera.  If you're a bride to be, a model looking for a stylist for a shoot or just someone who needs a top notch hair and makeup artist, please don't hesitate to ask me for Merlinda's contact info.  I'd hire her for my own daughter's wedding (God willing that's quite a ways off, but you get the drift ;)

 

Ok!  Enough chatter!  Following are some of the pics from Merlinda and Maurice's big day.  Thanks so much for having me, it was a great time!

~per usual, click on an image to view it larger!