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Boston Athenaeum Engagement Session

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Boston Athenaeum Engagement Session

It was a very cold day but that was not why I was happy to be in the warm Athenaeum in Boston. I was thrilled to be there photographing Samantha and Brian’s engagement session, who dressed to the nines beautifully complimented the rich interior of the Athenaeum. As a librarian on Cape Ann, the location was perfectly chosen by Samantha to capture them and their love. The glamorous location felt like a teaser for their upcoming wedding this year at the elegant Castle Hill in Ipswich. A special thanks to Deborah at the Athenaeum for showing us all the best corners.

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Who needs LA if you can live in Gloucester

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Who needs LA if you can live in Gloucester

Ashley and Jeff are likely among the most awesome people in Gloucester, MA. While Jeff is a local, Ashley had to live in Miami, move to and work in LA before she realized Cape Ann is where she belongs. Who could blame her?! Jeff has been a long term member of the Bass Rocks Golf Club, so it was only fitting to use this great venue with its fantastic location as the place where they would tie the knot. Fun was in the air from the very beginning of the day. And after documenting their engagement last Fall at Good Harbor Beach (check out their engagement images here), I knew their wedding was going to be a wicked blast. And they didn't disappoint. These two love birds and their many guests had positivity radiating from them the whole day long. And I don't recall many wedding shoots where I found so many people giving 110% on the dance floor for hours on end. I wish you all the best throughout your marriage. You guys kick ass! Here's the video slideshow of their highlights.

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Shining Souls Within

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Shining Souls Within

The weather was starting to get warmer, and Rachel and Mark and myself decided it was finally time to visit the beautiful Castle Hill on Crane Estate in Essex, MA to document their engagement with some special portraits of the two of them. In the early morning of a Monday we had the place just for ourselves. I personally love Castle Hill anyway, but I feel it was such a good location for Rachel and Mark. I had come to know that they are far more interested in the humanities and how life works, than in spending lots of time online or social media. Crane Estate, with its vastness and old building construction, wonderfully reflects and accommodates this. And as our engagement session went on, they were able to express their love for each other more and more in front of the camera while they were discovering the beauty and new renovations of this classic venue. Additionally, Rachel had expressed her concern for not being photogenic during our first consulation meeting for their wedding, but I have to say I cannot confirm this whatsoever! Find out for yourself in the images below. Click here to see the video slideshow of their highlights. Enjoy!

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Castle Hill - A Return to the Classic

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Castle Hill - A Return to the Classic

Leanne and Dave's job has to do with modern machinery. For their wedding at the stunning Castle Hill at Crane Estate in Ipswich, MA, they wanted to travel back in time a bit though. The venue is an example of classic beauty and surely helps accomplishing this. Leanne and her bridesmaids got ready at the Double Tree Hotel in Danvers, MA first and then made their way in a limo over to Castle Hill. The rain set in just when the ceremony was taking place on the amazing big lawn of the Crane Estate, but it was only afterwards when everybody needed to seek shelter inside. Leanne and Dave are great, authentic people that know how to celebrate and dance!    Check out Leanne's hairdo (it's out of this world!) and her equally gorgeous dress.

Hair by Carl Michael Salon | Flowers by Audrey's Flower Shop | Videography by McElroy Films | Catering by Vinwood Catering | Music by DJ Raffi 

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A Summer Dream in Newport

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A Summer Dream in Newport

They had to travel. I had to travel. But our final destination was so worth it. Joelle and Dan got married at the amazing Belle Mer in Newport, Rhode Island. I'm a big fan of farm and backyard weddings with a lot of DIY ingredients. Joelle and Dan's wedding at Belle Mer was quite different in this regard. The venue and its location are so stunning, and when a wedding day is blessed by such perfect summer weather, you cannot ask for more. It's located on Goat Island at the beautiful Narragansett Bay, just off Newport, and there was glass and light everywhere. Their families are a pretty varied mix of ethnicities, and as someone who's spent a lot of time in different countries I was looking forward to documenting their special day very much. Joelle and Dan are sweethearts, and here are their images. Enjoy.

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From New York to Gloucester

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From New York to Gloucester

Katlin and Nate's wedding took place on a beautiful summer day in Gloucester, MA, which is part of Cape Ann in the very east of the Boston North Shore. Both live in upstate New York but have family connections in Gloucester. It was an amazing day and the weather was truly on our side. Katlin arrived at the St. Anthony Chapel, where they would get married, in a gorgeous old Rolls Royce limousine. The reception then took place at The Elks at Bass Rocks, just a few minutes away at the East Gloucester back shore. What a wonderful location! Lots of laughter, touching moments and hard partying made it such a great occasion. 
While a wedding day is a day of celebrations, it can be stressful as well. Katlin and Nate handled it like pros, yet they were really relaxed and fully enjoyed their special day. 

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