A Wedding Day is full of tight scheduling and preparation, flowers and cakes, and relatives. It can be a blur of love and laughter and tension.
For Bethany and Jamie this was their day to show their friends and family the love, friendship and commitment that they have shared for some time.
When we arrived to photograph Bethany getting ready we could see that this was going to be an exceptionally calm and beautiful day. No tension, well none that we could see anyway .. HA!
Bethany looked so beautiful in her gorgeous dress. Make no mistake, putting on the wedding dress does transform a woman into a bride. We could see a sparkle in Bethany’s eyes as she realized that this was finally her wedding day.
After capturing a few images of the ladies in the backyard it was time to leave for the Wedding venue; Arrowhead Acres in Uxbridge MA.
Arrowhead Acres offers a beautiful wooded country setting.The trees that surround the gazebo where Bethany and Jamie would say their vows allowed perfect filtered sunlight to bathe the path that Bethany and her wedding party would use as they walked toward Jamie and his groomsmen. We knew that this was going to be a magical day.
The ceremony was full of emotion as Jamie and Bethany spoke their vows. Jamie couldn’t take his eyes off his beautiful bride. These were images that will be remembered for generations.
Now, the reception was another story! The first dance was a total blast that involved the whole bridal party and the party just elevated from there.
If this day was any indication of their lives together it will be just amazing. And we want to be there for every milestone!
I recently had the chance to to do an Engagement photography session with Rose and John, a beautiful couple who flew out from Ireland to the Boston, MA area to get married. (most of their family are now here in the U.S.)
I typically spend some time with the bride and groom separately to get a feel for how they met, got engaged and what they mean to each other. I took the opportunity to film some of their thoughts and feelings and found that they are just perfect for each other.
We all search for happiness, maybe wealth and success as well if they come along. John and Rose know that happiness must come first.
Here’s a short (I always say that my videos are short … whether they are or not .. HA!) slideshow of the images and clips from that session.
I love to photograph kids with a attitude … OK, not really an attitude, but the ones that pose that way. Kind of cocky … with just a touch of “I’ll kick your butt! ” as in this picture with her girlfriends
Every shot was fun and the session just flew by
It’s always fun to see this through the camera … her Mother would be mad and tell her to stop … me? I just press the shutter!
I guess the best gifts are those that are unexpected. Recently my Daughter sent me a bunch of baloons for my Birthday. They showed up at the reception desk and I was called out to receive them from the delivery person.
Then I had to carry them back through the office to my desk. Which I was later told by my Daughter was the whole idea.
The embarrassment was short lived, but the memory of this gift will last a lifetime.
Mother’s Day is a day of celebration. We bring Mom a present, maybe some flowers, maybe some recognition for putting up with us. And just maybe we take a step back and realize how important Mom is to us.
A couple of weeks ago, a friend asked me to photograph her and her Daughter on Mother’s Day. I agreed. I hadn’t seen her Daughter is quite some time and I had never seen them interact.
The day came and we just went for a walk to find a good spot for the session.
There is a bond between Mother and Daughter, unlike any other. They understand and respect each other. I think that there’s a secret code they have as well. One that I was not included in. But it sure did make for great images. And that my friend is all I ever want.