Allie and Starr and I recently spent some time at the Lord Jeffery Inn in Amherst for their engagement session. After spending some time indoors they were brave enough to go outside in the snow for some additional portraits. Here are some photos from their session…
I had the opportunity to photograph Alison and Paul’s wedding with my friend Walter van Dusen Photography & Co. recently. Often I’m photographing the bride getting ready but with Walter being the lead photographer I got to spend time with Paul and his groomsmen as they got ready and made their way to the church.
I really enjoy the behind the scenes moments at weddings, the little pieces of time that make each wedding unique. Very often it’s these slices of time that really make the story of a couple’s wedding day come to life. The unstaged, unposed, and unplanned events that capture personalities and show the viewers of these photographs who the couple really are.
After Alison and Paul’s ceremony in a beautiful church in Springfield we made our way to The Society Room in Hartford for their reception. With lots and lots of dancing throughout the night we had no shortage of opportunities to capture the couple enjoying themselves with their family and friends. Later in the night we took Alison and Paul into the Society Room’s vault for some creative portraits, and then outside for a few more.
As the night went on a belly dancer joined the reception for a colorful show that was a surprise for the attendees. Here are some photos from the day…
Mya and Nicole had a romantic, fun, and intimate wedding recently when the leaves were still on the trees. It was a brisk morning at Mount Pollux in Amherst and we were fortunate to have beautiful light streaming in over the mountains in the background.
Mya and friends arrived first to bring flowers, a little red wagon, and hard cider for later, with Nicole arriving shortly thereafter for their first look. Nicole then walked back down the scenic hill and repeated her walk toward the park’s iconic double trees for the ceremony. With five close friends in attendance the ceremony was followed by music, toasts, portraits, and wagon rides.
We finished the morning with Mya, Nicole, and their friends climbing trees, playing in the leaves, and much laughter.
Here are some photos from the day…
Lisa and Ezra’s fall wedding was one I’ll remember for the color and the art that filled the day. Lisa is an illustrator with a wonderfully imaginative portfolio while Ezra is a veteran of several indie rock bands, and both of their personalities shined through on their wedding day.
After getting ready at The Knoll B&B in Florence we all met at Smith College for their first look, which took place on a hill overlooking the pond behind Smith, where Ezra proposed, while their wedding party cheered them on. We were fortunate to have so many great fall colors to play with while we then made some fun portraits.
From there it was a short drive to Amherst and the Eric Carle Museum for their Ketubah signing, ceremony, and reception.
Lisa and Ezra had so many great details, both on themselves and on display. Lisa’s dress had a green petticoat that matched the color of her shoes and Ezra’s tie. Her bouquet was comprised of paper flowers, as was Ezra’s boutonniere. More paper flowers formed the centerpieces for the tables at the reception that also had handmade paper cutouts inspired by classic children’s literature.
As part of the favors, Lisa and Ezra made pins featuring Lisa’s illustrations of she and Ezra as a rabbit and a turtle, a theme that also inspired their cake topper. To accompany the cake they also brought in pies from their favorite bakery in Brooklyn.
Lisa and Ezra had additional help on the day from…
Reception Venue : Eric Carle Museum
First Look Location : Smith College
Lisa’s Dress : Dolly Couture
Caterer : Portobella Fine Foods
Pies : Four & Twenty Blackbirds
Assistant Photographer : Ian Pouliot
Here are some photos from the day…
Susan and David found me via a personal referral for their wedding earlier this fall. With just four people including the happy couple and Susan’s mother and a friend, Susan and David now hold the record for being my most intimate wedding to date.
Their celebration this day was a surprise elopement of which their family and friends would later learn. Knowing my photographs would be how those they love would experience their news was both an honor and a responsibility, and I did my best to capture both the quieter moments and the portraits that made up the day.
Please enjoy a few of Susan and David’s wedding photos…