Have I mentioned lately how much I love first looks? I do. Meredith and Dan had a super intimate and personal ceremony with just family and close friends on the dock of the Boat House Restaurant in Tiverton. Meredith walked down the aisle to “Here Comes My Girl” by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. Love that song! Is that the most relaxed bride you’ve ever seen or what? Meredith, you’re too cool. Congrats Meredith & Dan! I loved working with you and your fabulous families – it was an honor to be included in such a special day!
This is my third Fenway Park engagement session, but I don’t think I could ever get sick of shooting there. I love the colors, the history, plus it is just so dang cool being inside the park with no one else around. Stephanie & Kris got engaged last year during a game (on the big screen!) and drove all the way down from Toronto to do their engagement session in the park. The morning started off looking like rain, but the clouds parted just in time for us to capture some fun images.
Happy first day of summer! I’m so excited for my favorite time of year, I can’t stop thinking (and pinning) about all of the beaching, camping, swimming, picnicking, and barbecuing that I want to squeeze into these next few months! Here are some links to keep you inspired if you’re stuck in the office on this gorgeous Friday.
For your summer wedding…or your summer BBQ, like me: easy summer signature cocktail ideas
And while you’re in the kitchen, make some lemon raspberry swirl ice cream sandwiches from Annie’s Eats
For laughs: Possibly the most ridiculous wedding request I’ve ever heard
For your swooning pleasure: a gorgeous and romantic beach engagement session
For when you’re looking for something to do with all of those summer vacation photos: a fun DIY project
For jazzing up your walls: awesome summer inspired art from Scout’s Honor Co.
For those of us who still long for the days of sleep-away camp: artsy summer camps for grownups
I’m so excited to share that Sandra & Benedict’s wedding at the New Bedford Whaling Museum has been featured today on the Style Me Pretty Massachusetts blog! It features images from their beautiful day with a ton of amazing details, from Sandy’s gorgeous handmade dress (made by her mom!) right down to her fabulous shoes.
In addition to being super adorable and photogenic, Maddie & Justin are also crazy talented musicians. They met playing in a band together and soon realized that they make beautiful music together (please forgive the terrible pun). We spent some time walking around the Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary in Norfolk, Ma on a gorgeous day this past fall. Congrats, Maddie & Justin! I’m so excited to be photographing your wedding this summer in Newport!
Tania & Chris are just about the sweetest couple ever. Their wedding was the perfect end to a really amazing wedding season, we had so much fun with them! They were total pros in front of the camera after all the practice they got at their engagement session this spring. This girl is absolutely beautiful inside and out. Their ring bearer is clearly not impressed.
I’m alive over here, I promise. Between my own wedding and a bunch of amazing Fall weddings, its been a crazy few months! I’ll be back soon with lots of goodies. In the meantime, here’s one of my very favorite images of the year, taken at a gorgeous Whaling Museum wedding. Proof that rainy days are beautiful too!
All of the photos in this post were taken by our amazing team of photographers (diva bride alert: there were three of them, plus a videographer) – more on them later, I promise, as well as the answer to the number one most asked question when I got engaged: “How did you choose a photographer?!”
If we’ve met, you probably know that Jon & I got married last month. During the planning process, I talked about it to anyone who would listen: friends, family, clients, grocery store checkout people. Seriously, everyone. We’d been dating for nearly eight years and engaged for two by the time our wedding arrived, so we’d had plenty of time to think about what we wanted. It was so important to us to have a celebration that was truly us, and we knew right away that we wanted to find a casual outdoor venue where we could bring together all of our friends and family and have a really great party. When we found Camp Wing, we knew immediately that it was the right spot for our wedding. Its a 350 acre conservation area and summer camp, and not only are the grounds beautiful and a perfect spot for a wedding, but we were so excited to find that we’d be supporting a great cause as well.
All images courtesy of Heidi Finn Photography
We spent months working out the plans for our DIY rustic summer camp inspired wedding, and I had more than a few crazy bride moments while planning all the details. I collected jars for the centerpieces (both vintage mason jars and regular pickle jars which I wrapped with twine), hand stained and painted the table number frames, painted a custom cornhole game for cocktail hour, and(probably my craziest moment of all) sewed 180 fabric napkins. When the time came to pull everything together, we were so blessed to have a team of amazing friends and family who helped us set everything up on the Friday night before the wedding. They dragged furniture around, steamed tablecloths, tied twine, hung lights, and were just all around incredible. We were truly blown away by their love and support all weekend long.
Our first look below. I’ve always been a big fan of first looks from a photographer’s point of view, and now that I’ve done it as a bride, I can give you a million and one reasons why I think everyone should do it. (And I absolutely will in another post.)
Our wedding cake, pictured above, was made by our awesome friend Laura and was a snickerdoodle cake. We had cupcakes for our guests (also delicious and made by Laura and her husband Scott), so we only used the cake for our cutting. We brought the rest of it with us on our honeymoon trip to Bar Harbor, and ate it with nearly every meal. It was unbelievably delicious. She was kind enough to share the recipe with me – if you’d like to make your own, you can find it at the end of the post. Thanks for reading! Even after being involved with so many weddings as a photographer, there was so much that I learned from the other side of the lens that I can’t wait to share with you all! Now, go make some snickerdoodle cake immediately. You’ll thank me later.
Snickerdoodle Cake (or cupcakes), found at Your Cup of Cake