Every session I shoot has a story, Jackie and Bert’s engagement session story came with a visit from AAA. Bitty, the adorable little dog you see chillin’ behind the steering wheel, managed to lock herself in the car mid-session, so we took a short recess, swapped outfits, and waited for the tow truck to arrive. Luckily we had help from Jackie’s sister so we could jump back into the session. Never a dull job!
So sometimes the government shuts down and you have to select a backup location for your wedding ceremony the next day. This little hiccup didn’t phase Jamie or Ben though. Earlier this month they married at deCordova Sculpture Park, despite congress, in a semi-private ceremony. Then a few days later they threw a fabulously fun dance/beer pong playing (this is how they met!) shindig at The Artists for Humanity EpiCenter.
As a lover of color (and a good dance party) I couldn’t have had more fun working with these two!
Jen and Matt’s wedding at the MASS MoCA was my last event in the Berkshires this season, but it was an awesome one to go out on. A pig roast and some killer live music by The Wandas for their rehearsal dinner at Porches Inn on Friday night, followed by some eyeball shaking contemporary art on Saturday for their ceremony and reception.
This was my third wedding at the MASS MoCA, but the variety you can create in a space like this, regardless of how many times you work the location, is a real plus. I believe everyone has their own wedding vibe, and this is what Jen and Matt’s wedding weekend felt like through my lens.
Janice and Rich have one of my favorite how we met stories. A few examples I hear quite often are, we met at work, we met online, we met through a friend, etc. Janice and Rich however met in the meat department at Stop & Shop on a Saturday night, that’s straight out of the 1950s! And what better place to host their wedding reception than at a steak house.
I rarely photograph weddings in Boston, despite working in my Newbury Street studio every weekday (I adore the Berkshires) but I do love a good restaurant wedding. And although I no longer eat meat, Smith & Wollensky’s has a warmth and charm a hotel ballroom just can’t compete with.
Thank you for including me in your wedding day Janice and Rich, I am so honored you worked around my schedule!
Part two of my Labor Day weekend celebrations, Stacy and Pat at East Over Farm!
The annoyingly talented Ben Schaefer joined me this time, whose images are shown here along with mine, and although the skies threatened rain all day, luckily the downpour slowed, the grasses dried, and everyone frolicked happily through the fields of East Over Farm.