i still just really like this dress picture. so i thought i’d share. (and yes, i did also change my watermark up a bit. i like that, too.)
another installment in my “i will get caught up on blogging. i WILL.” initiative. beth + josh, whose engagement session in NYC last year can be viewed here, had a truly beeeeeyooootiful day at the ducktrap retreat in lincolnville, maine. i believe the ducktrap has recently changed hands and is once again available for weddings? if you’re looking for somewhere in the camden area, it’s highly recommended. the grounds are truly beautiful.
beth has a totally great story about this dress…it’s a vera wang (right, beth?) which she preselected before seeing it or trying it on. she found a listing on craigslist and went, by herself, after dark, to chinatown to purchase it. totally worth the trip. it was gorgeous.
beth got ready at the ADORABLE inn at camden place. i don’t think i’ve ever ever ever seen an inn that was so lovely and simultaneously homey and inviting. walking through the halls, it really felt like i was walking through a home…with the modern amenities and privacy you look for in a hotel.
this photo of beth’s ring also has significance. beth is a self-professed candy-a-holic, and as it was her birthday two days before her wedding, i bought her some gummy bears to help mark the occasion. and, of course, had to use a couple to showcase her beautiful ring.
and while i was shooting the ladies, the ever talented tomme hilton, who flew up from SC to help me capture this wedding, was photographing the handsome groom and his men.
their flowergirl was RIDICULOUSLY cute.
after the ceremony we took a little drive up the road to this abandoned barn i’d noticed on the way in. the colors and the wildflowers growing in front perfectly matched the feel of beth’s aesthetic and details…gorgeous and effortless.
and what would a wedding in maine be without a picture by the sea?
i loved how they brought both of their cultural traditions in to their celebration…from the lebanese cookies as a favor, to circling up to do the hora later on in the evening.
but i’m getting a little ahead of myself…ahead of their beautiful first dance.
back to the hora…josh dancing with his sister.
beth + josh, thanks so much for inviting us to celebrate your decision to join your lives together…i’m so glad i met you both…and beth…i’ll see YOU for lunch on monday. 😀
(and another thank you to tomme for doing such brilliant work and having lots of fun with me while doing it!)
this past sunday i met up with seth and jessica for their engagement session…we started off at salisbury beach and then headed over to cider hill farm in amesbury, ma. i hadn’t shot either place before, but they’re both fantastic locations for photos!
jessica insists she’s not photogenic, but…ladies and gentlemen of the jury, i will present sufficient evidence that you will see that claim is patently absurd.
aren’t they so cute?
there are so many apple images…well, yes…because we were in an orchard…but they also requested that we get a variety of images featuring apples so that they could be used for table numbers. i know it’s a little dorky…but we had an isaac newton inspired moment. 😀
seth & jessica, i had SO much fun hanging out with you two…it’s obvious how much you love each other and and how much fun you have together…i’m looking forward to your wedding in LESS THAN A MONTH!
in my (probably neverending) quest to catch up on all the sessions i’ve done in, oh…the last YEAR…that have never made it on this here blog…here’s rob + marie’s session in salem last fall. yes. last fall. because i am JUST. THAT. AWESOME.
i am an enormous sucker for cobblestone streets…if they were an option for home decor…i’d probably have really uneven and uncomfortable floors.
being able to see stuff like this is one of the reasons i adore living in new england so muc…just walkin’ around and, oh! there’s an old tall ship. sweet.
hello fierceness! (sorry, america’s next top model just started up again…)
finding this spot to shoot made me want to jump up and down and squeal and…all KINDS of other embarrassing things!
i’ll get their wedding blogged yet! by hook or by crook! (no? well…it was in salem…i guess i was feelin’ the piratey, witchy jargon. please forgive me.)