Claire + Mark at Blithewold Mansion

“With A Little Help From My Friends” went a long way at Claire and Mark’s summer shindig a few weeks ago. Claire’s mom made her dress (and it should be noted, she is not a seamstress.) The signature cocktails were crafted from hand collected rose petals. The band, the florist, and the desserts (my favorite macarons in the city) were all provided by friends of the couple. And then Tracy of Tangorra Wedding Planning, Erica of Russell Morin Catering, and I rounded out the team (and I like to think we’re all friends now too.) Cheers!

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bride’s handmade wedding dress

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bride and groom in blithewold’s display garden

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wedding ceremony in blithewold’s north garden

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cocktail hour appetizers from Russell Morin Catering

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flower escort cards and macarons

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Ceremony + Reception: Blithewold Mansion | Coordination: Tangorra Wedding Planning | Catering: Russell Morin | Flowers: Fivefork Farms | Band: Louie Bello | Desserts: Northlight Baking Co.

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Jenny + Ian at Linden Place

I love photographing weddings in Bristol Rhode Island. There’s an elegance to the area, but it still has quaint New England charm. So lucky for me, I spent back to back weekends there at two of my favorite venues. First up, Linden Place.

Jenny is the youngest of four sisters to get married, so she has been thinking about this day for a long time. Usually those dreams don’t include rain however, so when the forecast was predicting showers, it can put a damper on anyone’s outdoor wedding parade. Thankfully though, the rain held off until later that evening, and they were able to hold their ceremony outside in the gardens, and we got to take advantage of exterior for portraits as well.

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Bridal gown hanging in Linden Place

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groom reading a card from his bride

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bride getting dressed in a New England mansion

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couple recessing after their wedding ceremony at Linden Place

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wedding party portrait at Linden Place

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Wedding Portrait of a bride and groom at Linden Place

Linden Place wedding reception exterior

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Ceremony + Reception: Linden Place | Catering: Russell Morin | Videography: Heirloom Pictures

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Evelyn + John’s Backyard Wedding

I was honored to be included in Evelyn and John’s backyard shindig at the end of May. They have been together for 15 years, and engaged for 8, so this spring they wanted to make it official. Along with a small group of their family and friends, and some Chinese takeout in the yard, they did just that.

This was a true DIY affair. Evelyn thrifted all of the table decor and decorations, and set up that morning with her family. No small feat, even when you’re trying to keep a celebration casual. And in true Chinese takeout fashion, they invited their guests to crack open a fortune cookie to end the meal.

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Wedding portrait at the Middlesex Fells

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DIY wedding details

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Chinese takeout

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Backyard wedding reception

Catering: May's Cafe | Rentals: Taylor Rental | Dress: Maggie Sottero | Suit: Express

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Michelle + Steve at Belle Mer

At every wedding a unique element stands out to me, and in the case of Michelle and Steve’s wedding, they brought the dance party. A floor littered with dollar bills is usually an indicator of a good night, and this was no exception to the rule. Thanks for a fabulous season opener guys, let the games begin!

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Outdoor wedding ceremony Belle Mer

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Wedding portrait with Mount Hope Bridge

Silhouette of a couple at Belle Mer

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Mount Hope Bridge

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Wedding reception at Belle Mer in Newport

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Ceremony + Reception: Belle Mer | Florist: Green Lion Weddings | Band: District 21

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Looking Back at 2014

It has been one heck of a year! 17,587 images have been delivered to wedding clients alone, shot all across New England, in an array of locations. I’ve photographed couples on boats, in cities, and on beaches, vineyards and farms, so it’s hard to sum up everything I’ve seen in a year (missing still are the editorials and fashion I worked on, portraits and engagement sessions, and the personal adventures I’ve taken.) But nevertheless, here is a small sampling of what my eyeballs saw in 2014.

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