Up in Vermont again! This gorgeous State is like our second home. We love this Vermont so much, and we always spend another day to explore the city every time we have a gig here.
Mountain Top Inn is also a beautiful place. They have multiple point of interests which you can enjoy. Lake, mountain view, indoor outdoor activity, horse riding, you got them all! Alyssa and Tucker definitely made a great choice here :) and they are such a laid back couple. We had so much fun at the wedding, although the weather was brutal (upper 90’s) but we made it through the night. At the end of the day, they’re getting married, and (drunk) dancing all night long. It’s all good!
Della & Franklin has been in Long Distance Relationship for a while, and it is exciting to know they are finally tying the knot!
Similar like us, they’re separated as far as half the world away: United States and Indonesia. It is never been easy. Communication, commitment and trust play a big role to maintain a long distance relationship. Thank God we have all this technology to bring us closer, even the time-zone messed up our schedule for sure :)
This is a rather simple and quick wedding. They have their ceremony at their local church, and went straight to Chinese Buffet to celebrate their wedding. No cake cutting, no dance, no speech, nothing… straight to the business: Lunch! Well, that worked well for us too!
Julia, a friend of mine at our local church. We have known her for years, and watched her grown up to become a wonderful person. So excited when we heard she was engaged with Jarrod. They met each other while Julia worked with her degree Ohio. They flew back to NH to get this session done as well as finalizing their preparation for their wedding which will be held in Boston, MA.
Bryan & Anita, they have a complete opposite of personality in front of the camera. While she’s a bit shy and reserved, Bryan really put themselves on the spotlight. He did silly stunts, jump, dance, run, which is also favor us to capture these fun shots throughout the session.
After having their sunny engagement session taken in California, it is time to hit the winter theme up in Maine. Vaughan Woods State Park was kind enough for still holding few acres of snowy plain around the forest, despite the fact this is probably the warmest winter ever.
We started 2016 with this Winter Wedding of our beloved friends, Michael & Annie.
We’ve seen it all; since they started dating each other, gathered all the courage to talked about marriage, the proposal, went through pre-marital counseling for months and months, clueless and frustrated with planning a wedding timeline, and here they are today as a husband and wife.
For us, to be able to bear witness (and capturing) one of the most important points of their life is always a privilege. What’s left in our prayer now, is for them not to fight each other while walking through the kitchen aisle at IKEA.
Do you know there’s another way to celebrate New Year? Getting married!
Although it was on Thursday, it didn’t matter; party must goes on. It’s quite an experience for us to cover a New Year’s Eve wedding as we never had that before. We saw a lot of NYE props at the photo booth, bunch of trumpets. The excitement among the guests also pretty rad, on which we think it’s the euphoria of the NYE. However we didn’t stay until past-midnight as our coverage ended at 10:30PM, but it’s all right since we had a chance to celebrate the NYE with our friends and family after that :)
Ashley and Jay are laid-back and a wonderful couple, while the groomsmen were hilarious and quite a ‘trouble-maker’ (in a good way) -we had a lot of fun with them. Ashley and Jay also have a little Son, who gave a lot of headache to Bridesmaid in getting him into the Tux during preparation. Another thing to mention is, Waterworks Cafe is a very nice and classy venue. Would love to come back there again sometimes ;)
“To be having this kind of weather in December (70°F), I believe it’s the work from above”
Said the Father of the bride during his speech on Reception. It’s true though, weather permitted us to have a great time photographing the gorgeous bridal party outdoor by Boston Fan Pier.
Kristen is a lovely person with a lot of energy. We can say that by looking at all the bridesmaids she attracted into her life :) — in the other hand, Bryan, he’s the man: Calm and confident. This is our first wedding where we have to travel so much to different places (five places to be exact, although they’re around 2-7 miles each), but since it’s Boston, you can imagine its traffic on the weekend.
No complain, we enjoyed every bit of every location. They also had their beautiful ceremony at Gate of Heaven Church, South Boston MA (Cathedral) with its grand architecture.
Bethany and Dave booked us for their wedding photographer right toward the end of Spring. Thankfully the weather wasn’t brutally cold like it should during this time of the year; although for an outdoor session, it’s still quite a challenge to wear a dress. Since Dave is also a hunter, they came up with the outfit and some pose.
Looking good Dave! Beside you guys seem to be having fun :)
Meet the couple from Los Angeles who traveled all the way to Maine, plus Charlotte the little one :)
Matthew was deployed for 6 months by the US Air Force earlier this year, so it is now a perfect time to be gathered and enjoy with the family. Beside, for Charlotte herself to see her parents getting married… it’s definitely going to be one of the best days in her life.
The wedding took place at Grace Restaurant over Portland Maine. This place used to be a church (Gothic Revival style) in 1850’s where now turned into a fine-dining restaurant. The architecture inside is stunning!
Thursday Wedding! At Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa. They absolutely picked the perfect place for their wedding. Gorgeous mountain view during foliage season, absolutely worth the 2.5 hours trip! We were a little bit hysterical while driving through Kancamangus Hwy. Should we didn’t have to be there on time for the wedding, we would’ve make a lot of stops to enjoy those scenic views.
This resort is like a mixture between classic and modern. They have a very old elevator, which is man-operated with a manual (ring) bell to call the elevator-guy. That “DING!” sound was pretty cool though.
Both Laura and Dax are a very calm, attentive and kind persons. We really enjoyed to cover their wedding, especially with all those hyper and sensational bridesmaid and groomsmen :) couldn’t had it much better!
They found and hired us as their photographer, about 2 months before their wedding day. Talk about last minute call, I’d call this a successful one :). Shortly couple weeks later we did this engagement shot, so they can print their invitation asap. Cold and windy weather at Prescott Park, Portsmouth, NH couldn’t stop us from taking picture, instead it added some nice touch to her hair and dress (though sometimes too much up to the point it ruins her hair), but again I would say it was a success ;) … ha!
So, they were getting married! Remember Ruthie & Dan? They finally tied their knot at her High School, which is Berwick Academy, Maine. It definitely had its sentimental value and nostalgia throughout the evening, especially when her music teacher performed couple songs with her during reception.
Not only she has a beautiful voice that mesmerized all the guests, it also brought tears to a few. So many things happened that day: the missing badge, traffic, elevator stopped working, but it ends perfectly by the end of the day. Those “bad” things become parts of their sweet memories. I remember while the boys are getting ready, Dan’s best man asked “Ok, what else do you need now?” where Dan firmly answered “WHISKEY!” ;)
Originally we planned on doing this session at Ogunquit Beach, ME until we found out that they don’t allowed dog on certain dates of the months :(
Therefore, we went to our beloved Fort Foster, ME for this session and this place is never disappoint us.
Gordie, their dog, is built and run like a truck! Alyssa’s mom almost tripped over the ground several times when Gordie streak the leash (should’ve take some pictures of that).
“Gordie, sit!… sit!… sit!…” said Tucker.
This is probably the most memorable weddings we had. It was a wedding plus family reunion, as the couple are in their mid-50s. Eighth Maine Regiment Memorial at the Peak Island, ME is truly a beautiful site. A historical building which turned into a hotel (or villa), with a beautiful lake view on the back.
While Jeff & Joan from Palo Alto, CA, all friends and family flew from all over USA plus 5 different countries around the world. Everyone know each other, and it actually was the first wedding where we able to sit, enjoy and listening through every single speeches from each party for… maybe 40 minutes.
So many tears and laughter and stories to be told from their brothers, sisters, son and daughter. Age doesn’t stop you from finding true love, and we are glad they found each other.
Ok, enough with the post, now picture time!
Beautiful hour, beautiful place with beautiful people.
They drove all the way from Boston, got lost on the way, had to walk 2 miles in total between each point, while fighting the aggression of the bugs and mosquitoes, but at the end: beautiful pictures :) (also well worth the $5 entrance fee, haha).