Favorite candids 2016

January 25, 2017

“Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

This is what it’s all about for me! I love photographing weddings… there are always the same beats, the same routines, very similar timelines for the day. But then again they are all so different! And capturing these vanished moments is what I absolutely live for on a wedding day. Yes, I’ll admit it, I have lots of fun shooting beautiful portraits and seeing all the amazing details… but those moments. Often times the ones in-between. I turn away for a minute to adjust my camera settings, you think I’m not paying attention as you laugh together or that knowing teary-eyed look your mom gives you while you’re getting ready. So much to witness and capture! Love love love.

So, that brings me to this: every January I have the time to go through all my weddings from the previous year and pick out some of my favorites for the WPJA (Wedding Photojournalists Association) contest.

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Happy New Year!

January 3, 2017

I know 2016 has been getting a bad rap… Honestly I don’t put too much stock into the numbers on the calendar and lump a whole year into whether it was good, bad, terrible or terrific. All I know is that every year, I get to be a part of many couples’ happiest day yet, and it is always my honor and privilege to do so. Thanks to everyone for a beautiful 2016, and I’m looking forward to whatever 2017 has in store for us.

 

Meredith & Chris – Wedding at Castleton, Windham, NH
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Melissa & Jamil – Wedding at Indian Pond Country Club, Kingston, MA
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Brett, these pictures are absolutely STUNNING!!!!! I’m so extremely happy with them, they are beautiful! ❤
I need to make sure everyone knows about your amazing work! We are over the moon with everything you’ve done for us! Thanks a bunch!!

 

Sara & Rob – Wedding on the lake, Milton, NH
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Kate & Eric – Larz Anderson Park Wedding
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Thank you so much for yesterday! We were so relaxed and had so much fun because we knew you were on top of everything and took care of it all for us. It has been amazing from the very beginning, and I cannot tell you how grateful we are to have you as our photographer! Thank you!

 

Shannon & Chris – Wedding at the International, Bolton, MA
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The gallery blew me away! We are so pleased and cannot thank you enough!

 

Tara & Seph – Wedding at the Hellenic Center, Ipswich, MA
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Caroline & Matt – Wedding at the Boston Winery
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I am SOOO obsessed with the photos so far. I am beyond excited to see them all!! Your work was by far the best part of our wedding. Thank you SO much!!!

 

Emily & Alex – Wedding at Grace Restaurant, Portland, ME
Maren & Eli – Wedding at Grey Shingles, Wolfeboro, NH
(can I just say how excited I was to see these beautiful ladies in these awesome non-traditional wedding dresses? Gorgeous!)
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These are…
FANTASTIC!
Such a pleasure to re-live the day. You knocked it out of the park.
Thanks again, you rock!
Best,
-Eli & Maren

 

Nicole & Todd – Swampscott Beach Wedding
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Kristin & Ross – Wedding at the Habitat, Belmont, MA
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I don’t know what to say – we absolutely love every picture and the turn around time was so quick! Thank you so much! I don’t think we could have chosen anyone better to capture our day and we hope to be able to work with you again in the future!

 

Margaret & Tom – Wedding at Fox Point, Newington, NH
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Meaghan & Eric – Wedding at the Dennis Inn, Dennis, MA
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Trish & Greg – Wedding at the Chanler at Cliff Walk, Newport, RI
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Danielle & Matt – Wedding at Zukas Hilltop Barn, Spencer, MA
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YAY! these are WONDERFUL! Thank you so much for everything!

 

Radha & Aaron – Backyard wedding by the sea in Rockport, MA
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Stefanie & Richard – Wedding at Gore Place, Waltham, MA
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Andy & Rob – Wedding at Lyman Estate, Waltham, MA
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“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.”
-Vincent Van Gogh

And what a beautiful day it was, on a warm summer evening in July. Kristin and Ross are just those type of people though – spreading love and joy all around them, finding beauty in the little things.

Kristin and Ross chose to have their wedding at Mass Audubon’s Habitat Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary in Belmont. It combined their love for beautiful architecture (the building itself it gorgeous! And Ross is in the architectural field), and nature. Take a look at all of their nature and woodsy wedding details in the photos!

Ceremony & Reception: The Habitat, Belmont, MA

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This gate at the end of the pathway was just amazing for photos (and just another beautiful detail of the gorgeous estate at the Habitat).

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Such fun details for this woodsy outdoor wedding!

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I love this, with the open doors onto the forest beyond.

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They move the wedding inside the estate at the Habitat for the cake cutting and dancing.

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But we still snuck outside for a few more photos before sunset because there are so many great spots there!

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Florist: Lakes Region Floral Studio, Laconia, NH

Cake: Gluten free cupcakes from Something Sweet Without Wheat, Arlington, MA

Band/DJ: DJ Raffi, Watertown, MA

Caterer & Cake: Cuisine Chez Vous, Somerville, MA

Officiant: Sue A. Anderso

Dress: Pure Bliss, Newburyport, MA

Hair/Makeup: ­­­­­­­­­­­Studio 73, Franklin, NH

Suit/Tux: Black Lapel

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“If I believe in one thing… just one thing… I believe in her.” – Doctor Who, Tenth Doctor

The way Seph looks at Tara, and sweetly kisses her hand and holds it to his heart, you will see how that quote is so incredibly perfect for their love. Not only because of how they both feel, but because they are huge Doctor Who fans! Actually, that quote (in it’s entirety) was displayed in a little frame as part of their Doctor Who-inspired wedding details. Love love LOVE it.

There were so many personal touches, not only with Doctor Who, either. Tara’s aunts made the cake and flowers, and their friend officiated the ceremony. Just goes to show how many people came together in celebrating the wedding of these two! Congratulations, it was so fun to shoot!

Ceremony and Reception: Hellenic Center, Ipswich, MA

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All of these kids are so freakin’ adorable, and you can see how excited this little flower girl was.

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Trying out their DIY Doctor Who photobooth – their friend made the TARDIS backdrop (seriously amazing), and they had all sorts of appropriate Doctor Who themed props!

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And of course Tara looked stunning!

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Just little moments like this… Tara was getting a little choked up during her vows, and Seph reached out to reassure her. Sometimes I notice these things even after I’ve shot it and am going through the editing process, and I sigh and say “awww!”

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Their officiant and friend, Baratunde might’ve thrown in a little “Go Pats” and “Go Sox” into their ring vows.

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It was a gorgeous summer evening for the cocktail hour on the lawn outside of the Hellenic Center.

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Classical Guitarist: Matthew Lister

DJ: White Label DJs

Caterer: Vinwood Caterers

Officiant: Baratunde Thurston

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Dress: Lili Bridals

Hair: Highlights of Chelmsford

Suit/Tux: Indochino

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