What a great job I have! As a wedding photographer, I get to do what I love, be a part of one of the most important days of a couple’s life, go to beautiful locations, eat some great food, and enjoy an amazing dance party. It’s such an honor having a backstage pass to such a wonderful day.

Everything just comes together perfectly (even when there are a few bumps in the road and surprises), and Caitlin and Marc’s wedding was no exception. Not to mention that their love and happiness just shines through in all the photos. *And* their wedding party had me entertained all day. :)

The Stevens Estate, of course, is always one of my favorite places to photograph a wedding! The Estate itself is beautiful, and the tent is perfect for summer weddings.

Ceremony: St. Augustine Parish, Andover, MA

Reception: Stevens Estate, North Andover, MA

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The day started at Caitlin’s mom’s house, and she fixed up the room to feel just like a bridal suite!

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And the on to the Stevens Estate, where Caitlin and Marc both finished getting ready… and they each had lovely cards and gifts for each other.

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Simply gorgeous!

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The ceremony was at St. Augustine Parish in Andover, which is right down the road from the Stevens Estate. I’ve photographed a few weddings here, and the ceremony is always so personalized and fun.

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I love the grounds of the Stevens Estate for wedding photos! You can’t go wrong, especially on a day like this.

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Some very funny and touching toasts! This one, I believe, involved a middle school bet (and Caitlin had to pay up :)).

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Cake: Cakes for Occasions

DJ: BE Weddings, DJ Rickey R

Caterer: A Day to Remember

Dress: Tulle Bridal (Tara Keely Dress)

Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids

Hair/Makeup: Leather & Lace Artistry

Menswear: Russo Tux

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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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