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Natalie + Kwame Hitched – Boston Wedding Photographer

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Fairytales can come true! From the moment I arrived at the hotel on Natalie and Kwame’s wedding day I was surrounded by some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. Happiness was the only emotion in the air.
Kwame’s initial mild mannered facade was deceiving at first. He became the center of attention once the music started at the reception. His focus on dancing only faltered when he met eyes his beautiful Queen Natalie as she gracefully stood her own on the dance-floor.Her graceful demeanor and beauty was goddess like. Thank You Natalie & Kwame for letting me be part of such an epic day.

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Celia and Joe – Dominican Republic Wedding

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Celia and Joe were married on June 4th on the beach in Punta Cana, with a reception at the Melia Caribe Tropical in the Dominican Republic.

As a destination wedding photographer, I was thrilled to travel to the Dominican Republic with the bride and groom. The morning of the wedding, I spent the first 3 hours bouncing back and forth between the bride’s and groom’s suites to document them preparing for the day. Even though I was doing a lot of running around, some of my favorite images for this wedding came from the getting ready portion of the day. I love the black and white image of Celia in her robe dancing around as well as the photo of her making silly faces and enjoying drinks with her bridesmaids.

That is how you should always feel on your wedding day; happy, carefree, and just enjoying yourself.

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After the ceremony, we headed out for a portrait session on the beach. Joe spotted a random passerby with a donut-shaped float and grabbed it for some pictures. Again, this bride and groom weren’t afraid to have fun! Their hilarious photo made the Huffington Post List: “19 Straight-Up Awesome Wedding Ideas You’ll Wish You Thought of First.”

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The couple’s friend, Roni, did an amazing job as the DJ for their wedding. As a surprise for Celia and Jow, she had organized friends to hire Grace Évora to sing at the wedding! Grace is a huge, international star. He made a huge, surprise entrance before he went on to sing several songs at the reception.  

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My personal favorite moment was a bit quieter. During the best man’s speech, he mentioned a story of a loved one who had passed. I swear, the entire crowd was brought almost to tears.

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I also loved photographing Celia and Joe the day after their wedding when they both jumped into the pool wearing their full wedding outfits. It was yet another moment where Celia and Joe didn’t take themselves too seriously. I love photographing couples who know how to let loose and have fun.

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Celia and Joe, words cannot describe how honored I am to have been chosen to photograph your wedding. I had a hand in shaping the lasting record of one of the most important days of your life, and I don’t take that lightly. Thank you for having me.

Vendors:

Invitations/Printed Signage/Welcome Bags: Ten Penny Creative
Singer: Grace Évora

   

Caitlin & Rob Hitched Falmouth MA – Cape Cod Wedding Photographer

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Caitlin and Rob were married on June 13th in 2015, with a ceremony in Falmouth, Massachusetts, and a reception at a historic oceanfront estate.

This oceanfront venue was incredibly special to the bride and groom because it was picked out by Caitlin’s dad, Lawrence. Lawrence had vacationed at this home often, and always envisioned his daughter getting married there. So, there was a lot of special significance to the place. What’s more, there was some real history behind the estate. It was said to have once been the home of the Anheuser Busch family, with the stables still standing in their original location. What a treat to photograph!

I spent the first few hours with Caitlin and her “bro of honor,” her brother, Conor. She had decided to have Conor take the place of a traditional maid of honor, and the obvious affection between the two of them was a delight to photograph. Meanwhile, my second shooter, Jenee Cook, was with Rob and his best man as they got ready.

These two were so easy to photograph during their portraits on the beach. Caitlin was all smiles, and her Marilyn Monroe beauty coupled with Rob’s rugged good looks made my job easy as pie. Add to that the stunning Cape Code background, vintage furnishings by Boston Rustic Wedding Rentals, and the florals by Beach Plum Floral Design, all I had to do was point and shoot!

The whole day was filled with laughter and joy. During the ceremony, the last ring bearer, Will, was starting down the aisle when, all of a sudden, he decided to dash toward the altar. You could hear the guests laughing when it happened, but I love those unplanned moments.

And speaking of unplanned moments. . . . The strong Cape Cod winds proved to be too much for my photo booth that day. The winds knocked it down, so I had to scramble to repair it. Thankfully, an anonymous friend of the family came to the rescue with tools to help me get it back up and running. The whole time, Caitlin was the ultimate “Bride-Chilla.” She was so understanding and helped me to stay calm and focused on resolving the issue.

There were so many little moments throughout the day like that: unplanned, unprompted snatches of time that truly made this wedding unique. For example; just after the ceremony, a lady bug landed on Caitlin. You couldn’t ask for a better lucky charm for your wedding day!

I also loved the moment when Rob tried to get his wedding band off his finger to show Caitlin the special engraving on it. He couldn’t get it off at first, and we had a good laugh about it.

Really, Rob stole the show so often when I was capturing the photographs of the day with the look he was giving Caitlin all the time. So often, I caught him gazing lovingly in her direction. My favorite moment was when he suddenly decided that he wanted to give Caitlin a foot massage during their newlyweds portrait session. It was a unique and beautiful moment that perfectly captured their love.

Caitlin & Rob, you two look like a couple straight out a bridal magazine. Thanks for letting me document your midsummer night’s dream (not in the Shakespearean sense). It was so much fun being your wedding photographer!

P.S. Caitlin, you are one heck of a good corn-hole player

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Vendors

Caterer: Creative Entertaining

Florist: Beach Plum

Dress: Simone Carvalli

Cake Artist: Munchkin’s Munchies

DJ: Good Times Unlimited

Rings: Bellestar Jewelry in Pembroke, MA

Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse

Tent and Rentals: Undercover Tent and Party Rentals

Specialty Rentals: Boston Rustic Wedding Rentals