I love going into a wedding day and feeling the frenetic, anxious anticipation of everything starting. I’m usually in a hotel room or someone’s home, surrounded by lots of women and girls who are running around doing last minute touch-ups, fixing hair, trying to find that *one* small piece of an outfit that is missing. Or maybe they’re taking polls – on which earrings to wear, how to tie a bow in the back of the dress, and which shoes go best with that dress. Usually there are Moms getting teary eyed looking at their daughters. Or the groom has forgotten something and someone needs to get it to him ASAP! Or the two year old flowergirl has (always) taken the flowers out of her hair! Then, voila, the bride steps out into the room all dressed, prepped and ready to go and everyone goes silent (or maybe more crying or squeals of delight!). People usually ask me “is it always this crazy?” Yes and no. It’s always different, but I like to see the ways that it is always the same. The same joy and anticipation, the beginning of the beginning.

And of course Danielle and Matt’s wedding day was no different – such a fun and happy atmosphere while everyone was getting ready, the waiting, the sigh of relief and the laughter and tears when they first saw each other down the aisle.

This was a really fun wedding for me! When we first met, Danielle talked about how they were nervous about having their photos taken, but thankfully, after their laid-back engagement session with me a few months prior, they knew it would be easy! Everything goes by in such a flash on the wedding day, honestly you don’t even have much time to worry about having your picture taken. I do like to take a few moments with each couple and give them some breathing room, and a chance just to be, take it all in. Those are some of my favorite shots! And having that beautiful fall foliage at Zukas Hilltop Barn definitely does not hurt.

Getting Ready: Southbridge Hotel, Southbridge, MA

Ceremony: Notre Dame Church, Southbridge, MA

Reception: Zukas Hilltop Barn, Spencer, MA

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There’s this really cute little garden area up on a hill besides Zukas – we got a few nice shots there, and then this is probably my favorite view of the October foliage.

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Zukas does a beautiful job with the tent weddings, just love how this turned out.

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Matt did the design on the back of the placecards!

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Tears (from everyone) during Danielle’s sister’s toast.

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And a very musical toast from Matt’s side!

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The expressions on the kids’ faces in these cake-cutting photos are priceless – haha!

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An awesome party – congratulations Danielle & Matt!

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Florist: LadySlipper Designs

DJ: Greg Bedard

Hair: ­­­­­­­­­­Gina Joubert

Makeup: Kimberly Fosher­

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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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