And now here is the second part of Carrie and Paul’s wedding at Willowdale Estate, with a focus on their love of nature (and each other :)).

Ceremony & Reception: Willowdale Estate, Topsfield, MA

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Local florist Aster B did a beautiful job with Carrie’s autumn bouquet (but so loose and lovely and fresh), and of course all the rest of the flower details everywhere!

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Little white pumpkins! My favorite.

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Carrie and Paul had a beautifully choreographed first dance.

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Just a few more shots before the sun went down…

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I love that they’re doing the cake-cutting out on the terrace at Willowdale now, with the cafe lights sparkling behind. Such a nice backdrop, and it gives everyone a chance to come out of the tent for a bit.

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And of course, the best part of the night, the dessert buffet! Mmmmm… cookies :)

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Seed packets as favors! So cute.

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Congratulations, Carrie and Paul! It was so fun to be a part of your wedding!

Florist: Aster B

Cake: Frederick’s Pastries

DJ: Chuck Uglietta

Officiant: Rev. Sue Koehler-Arsenault

Jeweler: Madelynn Cassin Designs

Planner: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Courtney Ryan Hickey at Willowdale Estate

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What would you most like to do on the morning of your wedding day? Take a hike? Well, that’s what Carrie did! As I was walking around Willowdale Estate, getting some photos of the building and grounds, I see Carrie emerging from the wooded area… “Just wanted to get some fresh air and take a walk!” She said. As she is someone who works outdoors, and with kids, I was not too surprised to hear this. Thankfully the rest of the wedding party was prepared to hike a bit into Willowdale Forest for some photos, too!

Ceremony & Reception: Willowdale Estate, Topsfield, MA

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A very quick and sweet first look on the boardwalk!

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This was definitely a “the hills are alive” type moment. Ha! You can see the joy in Carrie’s face, being outside on her wedding day (it was a real toss-up, as it was early October and storms were predicted).

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One of my favorites – they were both just so happy all day, and couldn’t take their eyes off each other!

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This was a first for me! I’ve photographed lots of weddings at Willowdale Estate, but never a ceremony that was held on the front lawn in front of the estate (facing the wooded area and river). Even the planners said that this was not a usual occurrence, but Carrie really wanted that natural backdrop while they were saying their vows.

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Florist: Aster B

Cake: Frederick’s Pastries

DJ: Chuck Uglietta

Officiant: Rev. Sue Koehler-Arsenault

Jeweler: Madelynn Cassin Designs

Planner: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Courtney Ryan Hickey at Willowdale Estate

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Hey y’all, and now here’s Part 2 of some of my favorite photojournalistic, candid wedding photos from the past year, all around Boston and New England!

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It’s that time of year again! That is, time to go through all of my weddings from last year, and pick out my favorite candid, unposed photos to enter in the WPJA (Wedding Photojournalists Association) contest for 2015. There are always too many favorites, and too few open spots! I loved working with all of my clients from 2015, who truly appreciated a documentary, candid approach to photographing their weddings. From a Boston downtown wedding at the Park Plaza Hotel to rural Maine clapboard churches, from a spring wedding at Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain to Hampshire’s Red Barn in Amherst, I was lucky to be a fly on the wall at all of these weddings last year! Just a few little slices of each day, here are the first half of my photojournalistic wedding photos from all around Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

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