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Sarah & Casper | Lyman Estate

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Sarah & Casper | Lyman Estate

When I arrived at the Lyman Estate in Waltham, MA in the later afternoon, I was seriously surprised and wowed by the beauty of this building and property. It was a wonderful sunny day, and at that point everything was still quiet and serene.

Sarah and Casper arrived soon after to begin the festivities of their wedding reception day. The night before they had gotten married in a small intimate circle, but this day their full families and friends showed up to show the two their love and support.

Lyman Estate is one of these rare venues where a wedding photographer would not necessarily be disappointed if it rained. The inside is so beautiful, I could have spent the entire day taking photos inside!

Fortunately, however, we all could have not asked for better weather. It was perfect. And after Sarah finished completing their wedding cake (yes, the bride herself made this absolute gorgeous creation!), we started documenting her transforming into the bride, and then we went outside and began creating some stunning photos of her and Casper before the family joined for group photos. In between and after the cocktail hour and dinner we continued with portraits of the two of them and their guests in a variety of different spots outside and inside of Lyman Estate. And of course there was plenty of dancing happening, too! It was a super fun event, and working with Sarah and Casper, the super accommodating and friendly Lyman Estate staff and the gorgeous light I was in photographer heaven!

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For you, your children and your grandchildren

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For you, your children and your grandchildren

As a professional wedding and portrait photographer it is my goal and task to create beautiful images that enrich people's lives. Any photograph I make is unique. In particular because they capture fleeting moments and emotions. We all love looking back at images from the past as they help us to relive those moments and connect with the people that matter most to us.

Today we not only have amazing cameras and software that allow us to create stunning portraits, we also have a growing number of exquisite art work products that these photos can be transformed into.

When you see an article or anything that has both text and images in it, even if it's just one, don't you feel attracted by the image(s) first? That's the power photographs have! And wouldn't you agree that printed images, in any form, standout from the countless numbers of photos we have on our hard drives and smartphones in this digital age? There are just waaaay too many, they will all lose relevance at some point and will be forgotten. Not only that, but maybe all you received from your photographer after your wedding or a family portrait session was a disc with digital files on it. What do you do with them currently? How do you access them on a regular basis? How much do they impact your life in this way? How much joy do they bring you? What if that CD gets lost, or your hard drive crashes?

We have seen floppy discs come and go. We are experiencing the disappearance of CDs and DVDs right now. Stop and consider for a moment that very soon you won't be able to view your wedding images on your disc anymore! Some of the newest computers don't even have a regular USB-port anymore! This is to be taken seriously. Digital mediums come and go.

It is becoming clearer and clearer to me how valuable and important tangible photo products are. Heirloom albums, canvases, framed prints and many other forms of art work not only allow you to experience and access your precious images in the absolute best way, but also your children and their children. One day that's all they'll have to cherish when it comes to viewing images of their dearest family members and loved ones.

Being a full service photographer I believe in offering my clients the best and long lasting solutions, so they can actually enjoy their portraits and images in the form of high-quality art work that will beautify their homes and lives on a daily basis.

Below you can see an example of a heirloom album from a wedding in Rockport, MA. It's 12x12", lay flat and flush mount, with thick pages. You can choose from different cover materials and colors, embossed with your personal information. A very high-quality feel. Guaranteed wow-factor!

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Topsfield Engagement Session - Elizabeth and David

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Topsfield Engagement Session - Elizabeth and David

Photographing an engagement session in New England mid-January can mean dealing with frosty temperatures. Fortunately Elizabeth and David are avid gym-goers and had the idea to use their local Crossfit in Topsfield, MA for the shoot. Without anybody else around we were able to implement some cool ideas they had come up with. Shortly after our arrival the two lovebirds were hanging up in the air. To symbolize their wedding at Gloucester's fabulous Bass Rocks Golf Club was soon to come, they literally tied a knot with the ropes. They also pulled off a 'Spiderman kiss', another great idea I loved.

After creating more fun shots to celebrate their engagement, me moved on to the rustic Gould Barn, located in Topsfield as well. The sun was out and it was surprisingly mild, and we all enjoyed the warm afternoon together. Elizabeth and David continued to show their affection for each other while bathing in the sunlight. Eventually we captured even their sweet dog Kona in a number of photos. 

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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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